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Old 12-31-2011, 02:14 PM   #1
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Worth getting "Star Wars Best of PC" for a Windows 7 machine?

I have a new PC on order that will have Windows 7 64 bit. If possible I hope to get KOTOR and JO working on it. Is it worth getting the "Best of PC" pack? I still have all my original disks, but I'm not sure of this new pack helps at all with compatibility with 7.

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Old 12-31-2011, 06:50 PM   #2
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I have the Best of PC pack and as far as I know it actually is much easier to install than the Vanilla kotor discs. All the other games work great as well, though Galaxies is a bit outdated as it doesn't exist anymore...

Edit: And yeah I'm on win7.

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Old 01-01-2012, 04:09 AM   #3
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I have a new PC on order that will have Windows 7 64 bit. If possible I hope to get KOTOR and JO working on it. Is it worth getting the "Best of PC" pack? I still have all my original disks, but I'm not sure of this new pack helps at all with compatibility with 7.
Not sure about Jedi Outcast, but my old Jedi Academy install worked just fine on my new Win 7 64 machine. Didn't even need to reinstall it, just copied over the folder from the old machine and it ran. Only problem I've seen so far is that pre-rendered movies (pretty much only the Lucasarts logo) won't show properly.

Only games I've had any real problems getting to work after the w7 64 migration has been Bioware games (and Master of Orion, but it's ancient), ironically.

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Old 01-01-2012, 05:49 AM   #4
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I have the original disc-based versions of K1 and TSL and they install just fine on Win 7 x64, as does Jedi Academy (I haven't tried Jedi Outcast yet either, but I assume it is ok too). Running them is a different matter. I haven't messed with them since my previous install, but I seem to recall both KOTORs require the hacked DLL to run on 7. Look in the Work Bench sub-forum for the Vista fix threads - should be there somewhere.
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:34 PM   #5
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Great. I have all my original disks, so hopefully I will be good to go, more or less.

Will be interesting to see how much grief X-Wing Alliance gives me...

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Old 01-01-2012, 09:56 PM   #6
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There's a guy that made new 64 bit-compatible installers for all the X-Wing games - http://www.markusegger.at/Software/Games/Default.aspx

Using that Alliance installs fine on Win 7 x64. Getting it to run consistently proved in issue for me though. Trying to start a mission would lock up/crash the game about 70% of the time. Eventually I gave up on it.
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:54 PM   #7
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OK thanks. I'll have to take a look around and see if anyone has gotten something more stable.

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