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Windows 7: Formula 1 '97

30 Jul 2011   #1
steferrari

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Formula 1 '97

Hello, i'm a new user.
I correctly manage to install this old game (F1 '97) in my computer which is running Windows 7 Home Premium x64.
I can even play with it but after a race the screen goes black and it crash.

I found this message on Event Viewer...
I'm from Italy so sorry if the message is in italian...

Nome dell'applicazione che ha generato l'errore: f197d3d.exe, versione: 0.0.0.0, timestamp: 0x34f69854
Nome del modulo che ha generato l'errore: DDRAW.dll, versione: 6.1.7600.16385, timestamp: 0x4a5bd9b8
Codice eccezione: 0xc0000005
Offset errore 0x0003f2e8
ID processo che ha generato l'errore: 0xdd0
Ora di avvio dell'applicazione che ha generato l'errore: 0x01cc4edba4d467f9
Percorso dell'applicazione che ha generato l'errore: C:\Program Files (x86)\Psygnosis\Formula 1 '97\f197d3d.exe
Percorso del modulo che ha generato l'errore: C:\Windows\system32\DDRAW.dll
ID segnalazione: 31232cf1-bad2-11e0-ba25-485b39092297


The strange thing is that the game is running perfectly fine in one of my laptops with Windows XP SP3.
I tried with all the compatibility modes but it didn't work out.
System is 100% fine because i recently do a fresh install of it.

It's a very old game so i can understand that it doesn't work well on Windows 7.
But if there is some tweaks for fix it i will be very happy !!

Thanks.

P.S. Sorry if my english is not completely correct !


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31 Jul 2011   #2
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steferrari View Post
Hello, i'm a new user.
I correctly manage to install this old game (F1 '97) in my computer which is running Windows 7 Home Premium x64.
I can even play with it but after a race the screen goes black and it crash.

I found this message on Event Viewer...
I'm from Italy so sorry if the message is in italian...

Nome dell'applicazione che ha generato l'errore: f197d3d.exe, versione: 0.0.0.0, timestamp: 0x34f69854
Nome del modulo che ha generato l'errore: DDRAW.dll, versione: 6.1.7600.16385, timestamp: 0x4a5bd9b8
Codice eccezione: 0xc0000005
Offset errore 0x0003f2e8
ID processo che ha generato l'errore: 0xdd0
Ora di avvio dell'applicazione che ha generato l'errore: 0x01cc4edba4d467f9
Percorso dell'applicazione che ha generato l'errore: C:\Program Files (x86)\Psygnosis\Formula 1 '97\f197d3d.exe
Percorso del modulo che ha generato l'errore: C:\Windows\system32\DDRAW.dll
ID segnalazione: 31232cf1-bad2-11e0-ba25-485b39092297


The strange thing is that the game is running perfectly fine in one of my laptops with Windows XP SP3.
I tried with all the compatibility modes but it didn't work out.
System is 100% fine because i recently do a fresh install of it.

It's a very old game so i can understand that it doesn't work well on Windows 7.
But if there is some tweaks for fix it i will be very happy !!

Thanks.

P.S. Sorry if my english is not completely correct !
100% certain that DirectX is the problem, error is showing ddraw.dll is the fault, that's direct draw (one of the extensions for directx 7-8), you can fix this by following this thread > Blizzard's Diablo 1 - Vista Forums it will show you how to put your Direct X files into the windows directory (i know it's vista but 7 and Vista are the same).
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31 Jul 2011   #3
steferrari

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks for your reply.
You mean that i should copy the DirectX files from the disc as they said on that thread ?

Quote:
hehe, well, you can get it from steam if you want, i got it with the doom trilogy about 8 years ago, gathering dust in my loft :P
it was quite easy to get it working though, it kept asking me for dxplay.dll, but obviously the file system wasnt the same as windows 95's setup so i copied all the directx files on the disc into c:/windows/system and it worked like a dream.
And also change the install location ?

Quote:
Yes. The only change that needs to be made is the install location. This needs to be changed from "Program Files" to something else, because as you know, Vista protects the "Program Files" folder.

My Diablo II is installed to "C:\Games\Diablo II".

In fact, this "trick" will work for many older games that may experience problems on Vista. Just change the default install location to some other unprotected folder, and the games should work.
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31 Jul 2011   #4
steferrari

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Tried both things but it didn't work.
I can do a race but after it the screen goes black and the game crash.
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02 Aug 2011   #5
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steferrari View Post
Tried both things but it didn't work.
I can do a race but after it the screen goes black and the game crash.
i'll have a look into others who have this issue and see what we can do




Edit:

right, had a look around, apparently the game has 2 executables, one called f197w.exe and one called f197d3d.exe, you might have better luck if you use the f197d3d.exe application, the other one is for voodoo 3DFX cards, god i miss those cards
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02 Aug 2011   #6
steferrari

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks for your reply, unfortunately i'm having this problem by using the d3d.exe
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02 Aug 2011   #7
Beta

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 

Try installing the game in vert box with xp. I can see that the game would be slowed down that much by running in a vert bx
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04 Aug 2011   #8
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Beta View Post
Try installing the game in vert box with xp. I can see that the game would be slowed down that much by running in a vert bx
vert? meaning virtual? xp mode?
unfortunately, xp mode can only be used on enterprise, professional and ultimate versions of windows 7 so that cannot be used unless the thread starter used something like virtualbox or VMWARE
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01 Nov 2011   #9
killer7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steferrari View Post
Hello, i'm a new user.
I correctly manage to install this old game (F1 '97) in my computer which is running Windows 7 Home Premium x64.
I can even play with it but after a race the screen goes black and it crash.

I found this message on Event Viewer...
I'm from Italy so sorry if the message is in italian...

Nome dell'applicazione che ha generato l'errore: f197d3d.exe, versione: 0.0.0.0, timestamp: 0x34f69854
Nome del modulo che ha generato l'errore: DDRAW.dll, versione: 6.1.7600.16385, timestamp: 0x4a5bd9b8
Codice eccezione: 0xc0000005
Offset errore 0x0003f2e8
ID processo che ha generato l'errore: 0xdd0
Ora di avvio dell'applicazione che ha generato l'errore: 0x01cc4edba4d467f9
Percorso dell'applicazione che ha generato l'errore: C:\Program Files (x86)\Psygnosis\Formula 1 '97\f197d3d.exe
Percorso del modulo che ha generato l'errore: C:\Windows\system32\DDRAW.dll
ID segnalazione: 31232cf1-bad2-11e0-ba25-485b39092297


The strange thing is that the game is running perfectly fine in one of my laptops with Windows XP SP3.
I tried with all the compatibility modes but it didn't work out.
System is 100% fine because i recently do a fresh install of it.

It's a very old game so i can understand that it doesn't work well on Windows 7.
But if there is some tweaks for fix it i will be very happy !!

Thanks.

P.S. Sorry if my english is not completely correct !
Ciao, sto cercando questo gioco da anni, tu dove lo hai trovato?

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