16-bit gaming in 64-bit Vista workarounds

For future reference, if you’re installing a very old game with a 16-bit installer, it won’t work in Windows Vista 64-bit.

What you want to do is get Universal Extractor from here, then use that to uncompress the (probably) installshield archive.

I ran into this getting Imperialism working; it’s fine now that I’ve got it installed.

Turns out there’s still a strategy site out there devoted to it, too: The Daily Imperialist.