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02 Oct 2011  

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zeus999 View Post
There is this really old game I used to play on a windows (I believe it was Windows Xp service pack 2) called Lego Island of Extreme Stunts (1). So naturally I try to play the game and it obviously doesn't work. So I try out compatibility mode. The problem is, I can't find out what compatibility will work. I've tried everything that other people have said would work with no luck. Here are the problems:
  • When I load the game without compatibility mode, the game run through the title screen until I hit the new game or load game button and then it crashes after trying to load for a while.
  • When I run it in windows 98/me (this is what someone on another forum told people to do) I hit the pay game button, but nothing starts. I just have a desktop with no game popping up.
  • When I run windows Xp (service pack 2 and 3) I get a window to start playing a game (unlike windows 98/me) but then it starts the first loading screen and it never loads the title screen. It just freezes and I have to find a way to stop the game without having to restart.
  • I've tried windows 2000 with the same results as windows xp
Other information: I'm running bootcamp. I'm not sure if that has anything to do with the game whatsoever but I think it would be something good to know.

What I'd like to know: What am I doing wrong? How can I run the game on windows 7 (bootcamp)? Can I run the game on windows 7 (bootcamp)? If I can't run the game, why can't I?
The simple answer really is that Boot-camp is virtualisation software so it just emulates an operating system, in reality, Windows is running on top of Mac, so your resources are being used by 2 operating systems, and because it's in an emulated environment, the software creates it's own graphics card, it's own RAM allocation and it's own devices overall, it is not ideal for gaming unfortunately.
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