Play Recoil Game on Windows 7/8/10 - Complete guide
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Play Recoil Game on Windows 7/8/10 – Complete guide

It has been 13 years since the launch of windows vista and over time Microsoft continued improvements with windows 7/8/8.1/10, it became harder to run old computer games on new operating systems. Unlike windows 98/XP, these new operating systems are quite stable and better in performance and requires good hardware configuration.(Computer hardware refers to physical parts of computer)

Whether its a Game or any software(even the Microsoft OS is software) there is always a compatibility relation between software & hardware. Additionally, compatibility relation do exist between games installed and Operating systems. So to run recoil, hardware and operating systems compatibility both matters.

The meaning of word “RECOIL” is the backward moment of a gun when its discharged & very likely this Game is based on huge amazing weapons loaded to our tank. When these weapons are fired, the tank gets backward momentum, This is the reason Zipper interactive company selected the name “RECOIL” for this Game. Recoil is a windows based PC game released in 1999 by Zipper Interactive. This Game received millions of positive reviews and Game was very successful. This involves player to complete various missions and operate a battle tank known as “BFT” to fight against other powerful Artificial intelligence tanks through various stages.

Recoil game when released in 1999,windows 98/95/XP Operating systems were in circulation. Windows OS 7/8/10 all were released later. So using Normal Installation procedure , we can’t play this Game on latest Operating systems like Windows 7/8/10. we need to follow a special procedure to make this game compatible with latest windows OS.

The game is really mind blowing and fantastic. A battle tank “BFT” having great amazing weapons and fighting with other Artificial intelligence powerful tanks in various stages with lots of suspense makes it best among other battle tank games.

Now a days very few people use windows 98/95 because its too outdated. so its hard to run old famous Games due to incompatibility with new Operating systems & even the hardware sometimes. Please Follow the below steps for Running Recoil on new Operating systems.
(Game might create issues due to different graphics card processors , but we tested this game on ATI radeon (5670) Card and Nvidia processor (820) and this game is running perfectly on both graphics processors).

Anyway let’s go ahead
Step 1 – First of all Download the Power ISO (Download from here) for building the Virtual disc drive to load the Game disc.

Step 2 – Now download the Recoil Game Disc file , I have NRG file (Download from here)

Step 3 – Last but not the least , Download the nGlide which is a 3Dfx Voodoo Glide wrapper. It allows you to play games designed for 3Dfx Glide API without the need for having 3Dfx Voodoo graphics card. (Download from here)

Step 4 – Now you have total 3 files downloaded to your PC. First of all Install the Power ISO software , then Install the nGlide wrapper(install the nglide setup first before installing the game)
Note – If you install nGlide setup after the installation of game, the game installation setup will generate only recoil.exe and not recoil3dfx.exe. If we try to run the game using recoil.exe, game will throw an error saying “failed to initialize video device” !

Step 5 – Mount the Recoil NRG file on virtual disc. (Assuming that you know how to mount the NRG/ISO file on virtual disc).

Step 6 – Go to virtual disc on which you have mounted the Recoil disc and press Ctrl A and then Ctrl C to select all file and press Ctrl V to copy all files to your local hard drive.

Step 7 – Once all files copied then find the autorun.exe, setup.exe and change compatibility mode to windows 98. Doing so, will allow you to install/Run the setup on new operating systems like windows 10.

step 8 – Now run the Nglide configurator and do not close it. Just leave it open running.

step 9 – Once the setup has been completed then in the Installation directory(Game -> Zipper)( generally inside C drive) . open the recoil3dfx.exe and click on start game.

Conclusion

This is the perfect way of playing recoil on latest operating systems. Few gamer suggest playing recoil on virtual machines VM but I suggest Nglide configurator is best.
You can still face issues or new errors even after following the above steps due to different hardware/OS. In that case please contact us using live Chat.

Video demonstration

Please visit this YouTube link to watch the video and don’t forget to subscribe to our channel Link

Recoil Game cheats

Once the game start working on your PC , you can enjoy playing the Game using Cheat codes also.

While playing press CTRL and X and input: 
Hemmit ... All Weapons
Medic ... 100% shield

31 thoughts on “Play Recoil Game on Windows 7/8/10 – Complete guide”

  • I have Windows 8.1. When I click on the start button, an error message “Failed to initialize video device” comes every time.
    Kindly help me.


    Comment by rohit prasad on
    • Thank your very much. I had been in search of this game since long but could not find proper solution anywhere. The game is running perfectly. But it runs with the option ‘run Recoil’ and here the option to select game level is not found. When the option ‘Run Recoil 3DFX’ is clicked the error message ‘“Failed to initialize video device” comes every time. Please try to solve this problem and again, thank you very much.


      Comment by afsarul haque on
      • I hope you have downloaded the game ISO file from the dropbox link i mentioned in step 1. sometimes the error “Failed to initialize video device” occurs because of graphic processor. I uploaded a video demonstration for correct installation process. Please follow that. Thank you


        Comment by infoconic_admin on
    • The game is working well but there is a problem , when i turn the tank right or left , monitor is shaking .
      any solution about that


      Comment by Ahmed Maher on
  • I try to run setup.exe then its show error – Recoil require Win95/98.
    I was done all process which you said, but its not done.
    pls help


    Comment by Harsh on
    • you are still not done with all the process. When it shows Recoil require Win95/98 means the compatibility mode of recoil exe application is still not set to win95/98. Most of the visitors are able to install and run this game by following our article. You might have done something wrong. Please let us know if we can help further. we are also available to hire personally via teamviewer to fix any issues.


      Comment by infoconic_admin on
    • If you are using Windows 10 (64 bit machine) , then Change compatibility mode of Autorun.exe and Setup.exe to Windows 95.
      Next, right click on Autorun.exe and Run as Administrator. Now you should not get this error “Recoil requires Win95/98” and Setup should continue.

      If you see that Task manager has “32 bit setup launcher” taking a very long time ,
      go to “details” tab in Task manager, find Setup.exe , right click and select “analyze wait chain”. Kill the process that is blocking this (for example EXCEL.exe) Now you can see that Recoil setup starts working


      Comment by Bhargava on
  • Thank you so much!! It works like a charm. I spent many a summer vacation playing this cult game and if it wasn’t for you I don’t think I could have had the chance to relive one of my best memories of childhood. It is a priceless gift and I truly thank you for that!


    Comment by Aman on
    • You are most welcome and let us know anytime if we could help you with any other issues.


      Comment by infoconic_admin on
  • Your Guide worked. Thanks a lot.


    Comment by Ashish on
    • welcome


      Comment by infoconic_admin on
  • I have done all steps, but still getting error “Recoil requires win95\98” . Compatibility also set properly. I am in WIndows 10 64 bit 1903 build. Please assist


    Comment by Guru on
    • you have still missed steps I Guess ! My procedure is 100% correct and the game is working perfectly fine in all versions of windows. I play the game daily at my local PC of windows 10. You did’t changed the applications compatibility mode properly or try installing the game in another PC. I am sure its gonna work.


      Comment by infoconic_admin on
    • I also done all steps as per procedure. but still getting error “Recoil requires win95\98” . Compatibility also set properly. I am in WIndows 10 64 bit. Plz assist.


      Comment by akshay on
      • Trying following all steps again at a different computer(not the same one you used recently) and make sure you set the compatibility mode perfectly.


        Comment by infoconic_admin on
    • If you are using Windows 10 (64 bit machine) , then Change compatibility mode of Autorun.exe and Setup.exe to Windows 95.
      Next, right click on Autorun.exe and Run as Administrator. Now you should not get this error “Recoil requires Win95/98” and Setup should continue.

      If you see that Task manager has “32 bit setup launcher” taking a very long time ,
      go to “details” tab in Task manager, find Setup.exe , right click and select “analyze wait chain”. Kill the process that is blocking this (for example EXCEL.exe) Now you can see that Recoil setup starts working


      Comment by Bhargava on
  • Super Awesome .. loving it 🙂 Thanks for bringing this game back into my life !!


    Comment by Rahul on
    • welcome always and let us know anytime if could help you further regarding anything. we deliver services like web and application development.


      Comment by infoconic_admin on
      • Need help for game


        Comment by Paresh on
  • When the game started, it asked me for an installation CD


    Comment by Alejandro on
    • This is because you need to mount the game disc on virtual drive.


      Comment by infoconic_admin on
      • Ok and could you please advise how do we do that on high level….sorry if its a basic Q


        Comment by Udit on
  • want to disk of recoil 1999 game for perfect install the game


    Comment by vijay on
  • Thank you so much its working


    Comment by NS on
  • Hello!
    It works perfectly, only I can’t change the resolution to 1024 x 768. Can you help me?
    Thanks!


    Comment by Bogdan HURJUI on
    • You can’t change resolution because recoil never support 1024 X 768


      Comment by infoconic_admin on
  • Hello,

    I did the complete process you mentioned above, the also started but, when i tried to play the game my keyboard was not working at all, i couldnt even change the name of my player.
    the keyboard was working fine when i tabbed out. but in the game the keyboard is just not working.
    help please


    Comment by Nikhil on
    • It should work but a guess this is just because of incompatibility of game engine on new OS. try restarting your PC


      Comment by infoconic_admin on
  • Thanks a lot dude for this best old game information.

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    Comment by Imran khan on
  • I have run everything as per the video on Youtube, but when i launch the Recoil 3dfx, i get an error saying – “Please insert CD”


    Comment by Vinay on
    • This is because you have not mounted the recoil game disc to virtual drive using Power ISO or demon tool. you need to mount the disc always before you play the game or keep it permanently mounted even if you restart the computer.


      Comment by infoconic_admin on

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