My bumpy road to play the racer “Blur” in Windows 11 and how multiple instances played together nicely

The people who know me well, know, that I am not a completionist, I barely complete any game at all, even not racing games, despite I am a sucky gamer in general, racing games are my go-to and I am generally good at them. Recently, I posted about Need For Speed – The Run and … Continue reading My bumpy road to play the racer “Blur” in Windows 11 and how multiple instances played together nicely

Getting Need For Speed SHIFT & Need For Speed SHIFT 2 Unleashed working in the year 2022 in Windows 11

Getting Need For Speed SHIFT 1 and 2 to work in the year 2022 in Windows 11 is not easy. As my original DVDs no longer read properly, tried to get the game, digitally, but it has been both unlisted in Steam and removed from Origin in May 2021. Anyway, after finally getting keys, how … Continue reading Getting Need For Speed SHIFT & Need For Speed SHIFT 2 Unleashed working in the year 2022 in Windows 11

How to play Colin McRae DiRT on Windows 11 with a Creative Labs Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer

It may surprise, but actually, the game runs in Windows 10 and 11 but as I still have a PCI Sound card (because the onboard sound of my 2010 Asus motherboard has a buzzing interference sound (common for those cheap on-board sound chips back in that era and before), once you have the game practically … Continue reading How to play Colin McRae DiRT on Windows 11 with a Creative Labs Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer

How to play Screamer 2 in 3DFX mode on Windows 11

The game by default doesn’t give you an option for 3DFX om the first menu and hence will only run in software emulation mode and this still brutally slow in DOSBOX! So what is the workaround? None of the ones I found on Steam boards helped. (It would just end in the option window closed) … Continue reading How to play Screamer 2 in 3DFX mode on Windows 11

Running Driver: San Francisco in Windows 11

recent builds of Windows 10 broke compatibility with Driver: San Francisco. However latest app compatibility updates to Windows 11 and the Nvidia Game Ready drivers finally make it compatible! It also will work with latest Ubisoft Connect, however online function is broken and it will be put to your face right on startup, as I … Continue reading Running Driver: San Francisco in Windows 11

Running Dirt 2 in Windows 11

Here is an extensive guide on how I got it to run in Windows 11: I bought my copy of Dirt 2 from gaming dragons.It came with the latest version of GFWL (Games For Windows Live) (such are mentioned here as well).However, once the profile of the player has been created within the game (do … Continue reading Running Dirt 2 in Windows 11

Getting to run Crysis: on Windows 11 and on modern AMD CPUs in Origin

So I have head the problem that despite I have tried multiple DVDs, none of them would be fully readable to install the Original Crysis von 2007! Also it was not available on Steam and the trick using dedicated CPU core commands was not working either. there is a patch but you don’t need that … Continue reading Getting to run Crysis: on Windows 11 and on modern AMD CPUs in Origin

Getting to run Crysis: Warhead on Windows 11 and on modern AMD CPUs

Playing this 2008 hit on modern environment nowadays is not that hard, despite SecureRom can’t be verified anymore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98ursO6atog The 2nd problem is, that the Game crashes on machines with AMD CPUs, because It should make the game use SSE/MMX code paths instead of now deprecated “3D Now!” instruction paths. Those 2 things should make … Continue reading Getting to run Crysis: Warhead on Windows 11 and on modern AMD CPUs

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