5 Play on Modern SystemMccyMcFlinn | 25/03/2011 | See all MccyMcFlinn's reviews (2)I don't think I need to go into any detail on how great these games all are. I played Thief 3 first and (despite a number of people hating it) thought it was absolutely fantastic. Thief 2 is probably the best of the series for me, massive, tough and very rewarding.In terms of getting the first two and play on modern machines, I've had it working XP-32bit, XP-64bit, Vista-32bit, Win7-32bit and Win7-64bit. This box includes the latest patches for the first two games (the "gold" editions). So you'll really only need to run compatibility set tp XP.If you have a multi-core CPU however, you'll need to ensure that you set the game to run using only a single CPU. To do this, start the game normally, press CTL+ALT+DEL and select start task manager. Go to the processes tab and locate the Thief.exe, Thief2.exe and right-click it. Then select set affinity. Leave only one CPU ticked and press ok. Close task manager and then select the minimise game from the task bar. You should then be able to play to your hearts content.There are applications that will allow you set the CPU affinity at launch, I'll let you google for those.Great games, definitely pick them up for this price.