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Uru
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« on: May 24, 2010, 12:37:37 AM »

Have any of you guys gotten BG2 to work on Windows 7 64 bit? I've looked around and it seems most people are enjoying the game but me for some reason. When I click install it says "unsupported 16 bit program" and closes. Any ideas would greatly be appreciated.

(I've also asked for help on Bioware's official help forum but still nothing)
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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2010, 01:21:04 AM »

From what I can tell, running a compatibility mode is the most successful method of running these games, though it can be buggy.  Otherwise you can try something called Virtual PC, which apparently helps you run such games, or something called a dual boot with xp.  That is about all I can find on the subject.  Best of luck to you.
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2010, 05:08:53 PM »

Compatibility mode does nothing ;  ;     I have the home premium version of windows 7, which means i dont get the xp emulation. I could instal a dualboot, but it seems too extreme to play the game. The thing that makes this so frustrating is that other windows 7 64 bit users haven't had any problems running it.
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2010, 05:14:08 PM »

Most ive what ive read have said they have had issues, or at least there seems to be a large population.  Ill keep looking around.

EDIT: Yeah all Im seeing is to open the disc, go to the autoplay or setup file, and then right click it and run it in compatibility mode. So I think that is why most people can play it fine.  Oh and I believe they were running in..Windows XP Service Pack 2 mode..I think?  Something like that.  Its really all I can seem to find, sorry man.
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2010, 07:54:59 PM »

Its fine, I really appreciate you trying to help me! Ive tried every single compatibility mode and the same error pops. I guess im just meant to never finish BG2...
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2010, 11:58:04 PM »

I have the same problem on my Vista x64. Some people seem to be able to run it and other seem to get the errors I get. I've spent a number of hours searching the net and there doesn't appear to be a fix.
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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2010, 12:16:03 AM »

At least someone else is here to share in my sadness. It looks like when I rebuild my PC in a year, I'll have to roll the dice and try installing it then.
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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2010, 12:18:06 AM »

This is disappointing, I just finished Dragon Age and I wanna try Baldur's Gate 2.  I have Vista 64 Bit, hmm.
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« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2010, 03:41:39 PM »

Have you tried installing it directly from setup.exe rather than baldur.exe (the program that runs automatically)?
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« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2010, 05:14:21 PM »

Yeah, instead of the initial baldur's gate 2 screen (where you can click install) it just jumps straight to the message, "unsupported 16 bit application".
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« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2010, 08:51:09 AM »

Same here. I'm pretty sure I must have nearly tried everything possible. I spent hours looking up fixes online. No luck.

Though I have a different problem to you Uru. Mine actually installs fine, but won't play. Trying to actually run the game causes it to automatically crash and display a weird number error.
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« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2010, 12:36:11 PM »

How I envy your problem, lol.
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« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2010, 11:39:01 PM »

Its not perfect but you could try this

http://weidu.org/iwg2/index.html
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« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2010, 10:57:32 AM »

Thats an amazing find man, but sadly to use it you have to already have a full install of BG2, which is the problem  ;  ;
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« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2010, 04:48:04 AM »

Yeah I can't find out an answer, sorry man. The only surefire advice I could give is to run a virtual machine of an older OS, but that's usually too much hassle for people.
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