I've been happy with my dual pIII-800 for a while now, but it's showing signs that it will die soon. I figure it's getting close to the time to buy a new computer. Now I'd like to get Vista64, since the biggest computer sellers these days have good deals on 6GB and 8GB systems, but I'm not sure how my old games will run on Vista, let alone Vista64. I'd probably be using a pre-built machine from Dell or HP, because I don't feel like building my own, and the prices aren't very different.
What have people's experiences been with games from 10-15 years ago? How about these games in particular?
- Simcity 4
- Wizardry 8
- Baldur's Gate II
- Diablo II
- Various Space Quest and King's Quest games
If the games won't work on Vista64, will they work on a Win95 emulator in Vista, or will I have to dual-boot?