Massive App/games patch (including Halo 2, H-L, Diablo, BF2142, etc.) for Win7/Vista

Discussion in 'PC Hardware, Software and Displays' started by Richard, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. Richard

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    Today Microsoft released a major app compatibility update for Windows 6.x systems that improves many apps & games, some of which I've seen some members complain about (notably Halo 2 for Windows 7). Although I've not had problems running these, or other, games with Win7 you guys should check out this list of apps/games included in the patch and give it a try if you're still having problems.

    I'm not responsible if the patch eats your homework assignment or pr0n.
     
  2. Florin

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    That'd be KB976264.

    I'll have to try reinstall Halo 2 then it seems.
     
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    Edit: Nevermind, I found it. :razz:
    Thanks for the update!
     
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    Does this cover only older game titles? D2, HL etc, they've got a few years under their belt by now... :razz:

    What exactly is this thing supposed to fix anyway? I played the Steam version of HL2 front-to-back more than once under Vista and never noticed any issues, but maybe that one is fixed, and this patch only applies to the retail version. I also played D2 quite a bit, no problems there either that I noticed. Haven't tried these games in Win7 tho.
     
  5. Davros

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    didnt know the following didnt work under win7
    Doom3 V 1.0
    Prey
    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2

    ps: "Improves user experience and provides a solution link when blocking issues occur."
    I've got a feeling that translates to "doesnt work, please contact manufacturer"
     
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    Seeing the original Diablo on there kinda makes me want to load it up along with Hellfire (the Sierra published expansion). :D

    Regards,
    SB
     
  7. ShaidarHaran

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    Ooh, improved FS9 compatibility for Win 7 - that's huge for one of the communities I participate in. Thanks for the heads-up!
     
  8. I.S.T.

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    Hellfire is awesome. Too bad all the sharpening Oils don't carry over between playthroughs.

    D1 and Hellfire work fine for me already on Vista, FWIW.
     
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