Thanks for taking the time to read this post. I am mid-30s, not particularly into gaming for the past decade but have recently dug out some classic PC games such as unreal, starcraft etc from the last 90s/early 00s. I'm using a fairly basic laptop that's about 4 years old now (windows 8) and it won't run most of them, and in some case only runs in a small window extremely fast.
As you may have guessed, my PC knowledge is fairly superficial and dated now and I was wondering if anyone had any (laymans) explanation as to why they don't run and any way around this, as I'd love to revisit some of them for nostalgia. Thanks,