Nuclear Strike on Windows XP/Vista/7 – Solution

July 7th, 2014 Keine Kommentare

So a few weeks ago I decided to play a vintage pc game on my computer.
Some of you may remember the fight helicopter game called Nuclear Strike from the year 1999. The game ran only on Win 95 and 98 back then.

 

The installation on my Windows 7 computer was flawless. But when I clicked on that little desktop icon on my modern Windows 7 PC, the only thing I saw was an error message and the game crashed.

So here’s the question:

Does Nuclear Strike run on Windows Vista and Windows 7?

The answer is: Yes.
You only need to install a small tool, which enabled your modern pc graphic’s card to work with this classic game. It took me quite a while to figure it out.

In the late 90s/early 2000s many 3d games based on the so called “Glide API”, which helped developers to create amazing 3D games much quicker.
Today’s graphic cards don’t support Glide by default. You need a so called “Glide wrapper” to make some vintage games communicate with your modern highend graphics card.

You can find several free glide wrappers on the internet.

I decided to try nGlide first and installed it. And bam! No more than 5 minutes later I clicked on the Nuclear Strike desktop icon and the intro video appeared. Amazing!

You can find nGlide on the official website. Maybe you have other old games that you want to play, too. Then I recommend to take also a look at their game compatibility list.

 

web links:

Zeus Software – nGlide

Games compatibility list