Hello, i have a Windows 7 64-Bit system on my computer and i am trying to play Alone in the Dark (2008). it installed fine ad everything but when i try to play the game it says (i'm paraphrasing of course) something about the game needs a 32-bit system to play, or something like that. anyways please somebody help me
I read the system requirements.
Says it directly supports Vista 64, so Windows 7 64 should not be any problem.
I think making the game work with Windwos 7 64 will be easier than reinstalling Windows 32 and everything. I was able to get 10+ year old 3D games working on Windows 7 64-bit - that's LONG before any 64bit version of Windows.
This isn't the answer you're looking for, but it may help from my experience.
Also the game was made in 2008, so I can't imagine why this game will be made ONLY for XP-32 or Vista-32 when Vista-64 was commonly available at the time.
this is 1 of them odd situations where the game wont work on 64bit. it just doesnt support it at all.
dual booting with 32 bit and 64 bit will also bring its own problems, if you use viata or win7 as the high precision event timer in bios needs to match the running o.s. (set it to 32bit for 32bit and 64 for 64bit or the system will be unstable).
running in compatibility mode wont help either.
your only option is dual boot with xp 32 bit as (hpet) mode has no effect on that o.s. so you can leave it on 64bit for your win 7 but this means you will have to use a different hdd as the partition table and mft are different to vista and win 7.
theres no such thing as easy when it comes to windows