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Windows 7: Lego Island Extreme Stunts Running in Bootcamp


02 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Lego Island Extreme Stunts Running in Bootcamp

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?


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02 Oct 2011   #2

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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02 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 

Yea, I had issues with Lego island. This is the only game I could not get to work on Windows 7. There is some issue with the game since it does not use Directx but its on system. This is why you are having issues.
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02 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrNeeds View Post
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.

I must (respectfully) disagree. Bootcamp is a boot manager much like Grub, it allows the user to select which OS he would like to boot. I'm thinking that Bootcamp does create a "fake" MBR to placate Windows NTFS, but otherwise the Apple hardware is, for all intents and purposes, just another Intel based PC.

Perhaps you're thinking of Parallels, which is indeed virtualization software and a very poor environment for running games.
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02 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Zeus999,

Have a look at this Wiki entry Island Xtreme Stunts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and you'll see that at the end it says that the game is mostly unstable on all Windows platforms except Windows 98 SE.

I don't think that Bootcamp is the issue if that Wikipedia article can be trusted. It seems like a lot of trouble for just one game, but if you have access to Windows 98 SE you could give it a try.
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27 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for all the help. Lava, thanks for the wikipedia article! Believe it or not it actually helped a ton. I'm still unable to get the game to work but I think thats ok with me. I have 3 other computers that I'll try the game on (until today I thought I didn't have any uses for them! ) and if that doesn't work I'll call it quits. I'm pretty sure one of them is a 98 SE.
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