Hi people! I just order something very special today, because I found out that there is a collection of Dragon Slayer Series in one disc and is called Dragon Slayer Chronicle. To be honest I buy it because I really want to have this in my collection of Falcom Games (because man, all Dragon Slayer games in one disc!? Give it to me! ) but I was in the official site where you can buy it, and looks like is not Windows 8 compatible.
Maybe this will sound very stupid, but please forgive me, I am not a PC gamer that much. What happen if I put the CD in my laptop with Windows 8? It will work? or no?
I think you'll be fine personally. Project Egg has all of those games setup to run in their own proprietary emulator/launcher and even it it doesn't start right away, it should if you run it for a compatibility mode of an earlier version of Windows.
Out of curiosity, how did you go about ordering it? I thought the only way was directly through Project Egg / Amusement Center and I thought you had to not only have a Japanese address but also a Japanese bank account to order it, which at the time prevented me from ordering when I had tried in the past.
Thanks for the answer Thomas! About the order, in 2011 I meet someone in an online shop site, this person lives in Japan and I buy a lot of games with her, amazing seller. I saw that there is a site where you can order the game (Amusement Center) but I found there was someone in Amazon.jp that is selling the game too, New and Sealed and I comment about it (because she can buy stuff in Amazon.jp too) and I got it there because she say is a little too expensive getting the game with Project Egg.
I order Dragon Slayer Chronicle and Zwei II+ for Windows 8, both new and sealed. I am so damn happy!
I'm pretty sure that the older games like the ones you'll get with DragonSlayer Chronicles will be installed. That's how it worked with Ys 1-V that was on disc inside the Ys VI: Napistim LE Box. I believe, those were the same version as the ones you could download from Project Egg. The same with the re-released Xanadu package made to look like the original vinyl cased PC-88 version. Also for these I do not believe you needed to have the disc in the drive each time you wanted to play either. I could be wrong though, but there are other ways around that too such as ripping an ISO of it yourself and mounting it virtually using something like Daemon Tools.
That's nice that you have a friend who can get you treasure from Japan like that. I kind of wish I had someone like that as well, but at the same time if I did, that's where all my money would go to. Haha. : )