Playing older games with newer Vid Card - issues

By Mr Papschmere
May 18, 2006
  1. I'm trying to play "Metal Gear Solid" on my PC but it'll only work in "Software Mode", which looks awful.

    I'm running XP, and a 6600GT.

    I've tried running it in Compatability Mode for 98/ME to no avail.

    Konami list no patches :-(

    Any Ideas?
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    try updating your video card drivers to the latest version. perhaps there is a patch for said game to run on newer systems, i'd do a bit of googling for that.
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    Try the compatibility modes for NT and 2000 too. Nothing to lose.

    My favorite old game, Homeworld, runs best in the Windows NT compatibility mode even though it ran perfectly fine in my old Windows 98SE machine, so you never know.
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Does it say why?

    If it has 3dfx Voodoo support, you might be able to try Glidos which emulates 3dfx hardware using current hardware.
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