XP Home and Games.

  John-257781 17:05 10 Apr 2004

I am thinking of buying a new computer with XP HOME already installed. I have been informed that Games such as Flight sim and card games etc., will not work well with this OS. and might require a X Box or Play Station.

If anyone can enlighten me regarding this, I will be most grateful.


  bremner 17:09 10 Apr 2004

Old games may be a problem - although XP comes with a Compatability Mode application which can sometimes help.

You will find no problem with newer games.

Tell us exactly what games you want to run and someone will be able to tell you if they work or not I'm sure.

  John-257781 17:25 10 Apr 2004

Thanks for your message Bremmner. The games I want to run are Flight Sim 98 and 2002. Also Chess and Card Games.

Many thanks.

  Mat2 17:39 10 Apr 2004

Hi two oaks

I run Flight Sim 2002 on XP Home, with no problems at all.


  John-257781 16:32 11 Apr 2004

Many thanks to all your replies.

  hugh-265156 16:37 11 Apr 2004

i also run FS2002 and CBFS3 no problems with xp home.

both are processor intensive so like a half decent cpu(2gig+ should be fine) as well as a half decent graphics card.they dont run well on onboard graphics but can run ok on most buget graphics cards if the display settings are turned down a bit.

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