How To Run Any Game on Windows 7/8/10

You moaned and complained about it. “This game doesn’t work on Windows 10!”, “Why can’t I run game X on my ultra modern computer?” Well, fear not, because here’s the fix for you – a self-contained XP SP3 Virtual Machine that can run most games between and including 1996 and 2005. It’s easy to set up – simply install VMware Workstation, open the Virtual Machine, and begin installing all of your old retro games that crashed and burned on Windows 10. Instructions are included.

This XP has been pimped out with all of the essentials you freeloaders need – drivers, Direct3D and Glide support, PowerISO, WinRar, a few test games, video codecs… hell, you can even connect to the internet if you have the right router setup (why would you do that tho?).


A few mentions – I haven’t tested that many games with it, but it did run several 2D and 3D (both software and hardware accelerated) games quite flawlessly. The one issue I never managed to fix the lack of screen resizing when opening games – they simply won’t fill up the entire screen as they normally would on a real monitor. You can ameliorate this by playing at a higher resolution or just lowering your host computer’s resolution. Have fun and let me know how well it works.

Download Links for xp_vm_opcg.rar (5.5 GB):

Primary Firedrop Link

Download Link

Secondary uTorrent Link

Magnet Link

Usage Instructions

1. Install the provided VMware Player and restart your PC.
2. After restart, open VMware (use desktop shortcut).
3. Go to Player/File/Open.
4. Open the folder where you extracted the Virtual Machine, then open XP_Pro_Per.
5. Click “I copied it” if you get a prompt about any VM modification.
6. If you get an offer to download VMWare Tools, just ignore – you already got it.


  1. Mksn says:

    Nice, it’s working perfectly, Thank you 🙂

  2. I forgot to mention, do NOT download the newest version of VMWare Workstation. It will still run the Virtual Machine, but you can’t disable mouse integration. What this means is that, when playing 3D shooters, the camera view becomes completely unusable (it will jump around everywhere). On the older versions this problem is not present.

    Also when playing games, the mouse cursor will lock into the virtual machine, so when you push the mouse at the edge, it won’t escape the VM window. You can switch out of the virtual machine (without closing the game) by pressing Ctrl+Alt.

  3. Rimantas says:

    Interesting thing, but i think it would have hard times with Half-Life 2, Doom 3 for example. Emulators never give 100% experience. Same with Dosbox, i changed many settings, but Blood will not run perfectly – often lags more or less. If someone will try 2000-2005 games on this vmachine, please share experiences here.

  4. DNT says:

    I don’t believe you need win xp or any emulator of, to play games like HL2 or Doom3, i know they run good on any Windows later than xp/vista, no compatibility mode needed.

  5. Rimantas says:

    DNT, i mentioned these two for example. I think there are more games from these years which would crash on new Wins and maybe would lag on vmachine. I don’t use virtual machine and i think will never use, because i have Win XP PC and laptop. That’s why i asked everyone to share experiences. I’m curious what this thing can do.

  6. I installed Doom 3 demo and the game works to my surprise, runs at 25-30 fps on medium graphics.

  7. buvazp says:

    Hello guys i have a quick question. What can I do with games that cannot even start the setup. I always get the ” This app can’t run on your PC” message … I have a windows 10. Tried EVERYTHING to get the old Hercules game running but it just won’t budge 🙁

  8. Nilo Botay says:

    I may have the solution to fill the entire screen. Just run the borderless gaming program. This is very useful for video games that you can only play in window mode. This is the link below.

  9. thanks for this information,it will be use full to me

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