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Windows 7: Colin McRae 2 overlay problem


14 Aug 2009   #1

Win7 / Fedora 11
 
 
Colin McRae 2 overlay problem

Hi everyone. Long time reader/follower but decided to register only now that I've got the MSDN ultimate release and I still have a problem that has kept me from playing Colin McRae 2 since the early builds of Seven. I've searched through the gaming threads and didn't found any of this reported yet.

The problem I have is quite strange since it's the only game I own that has this kind of problems: whenever I get through the menus into the race I can't see the car and track... I can hear the engine, I can accelerate, brake, change gears (and I can listen to all of it), but the loading screen (that light blue/gray one) gets stuck in front of the actual ingame graphics.

It works well on the laptop with Vista of my girlfriend, it works well in my old desktop with XP, it even works kind of well with Wine... but I can't get it to work with Seven.

I've tried all compatibility modes, several video drivers, several resolutions, ingame graphics settings.. nothing worked so far.

I know it's an old, old game, but I really enjoy playing 1vs1 on Lan against my girlfriend from time to time... anyone had a problem like this? Any ideas?

my specs:
T7300
3gb ram
8400m GS (puke, I know, but it's more than enough to run it flawlessly with XP/Vista).
7 RTM (legal key and all... :P )

Thanks in advance!

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14 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

hm. i dont know if this will work. but its kinda the same problem ppl got whit the counter stirke games (can hear sounds, but stuck on loading menu)

and since you got nvidia card try this:


Right click on the desktop. click on Nvidia controll panel.
in there go to display -> adjust desktop size and position
Then use nividia scaling.

atleast worth a shot keep me updated
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14 Aug 2009   #3

Win7 / Fedora 11
 
 

Thanks, it was worth the try, but unfortunately it didn't work when trying to play on my laptop screen neither through the HDMI cable. :\

I'm starting to think the game is totally incompatible with the OS...
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14 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frank Bullitt View Post
Thanks, it was worth the try, but unfortunately it didn't work when trying to play on my laptop screen neither through the HDMI cable. :\

I'm starting to think the game is totally incompatible with the OS...
hm. ye.. isent it made for like w95 or 98 ?
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16 Oct 2009   #5

 
 

Hi,
Hard to believe, but I have same issues as well. In game menu everything is ok, but when I start the race graphics just go mad. I can see some things on the screen, but its pretty much nothing. I can't even get to the sound part because when that screen comes up, computer pretty much freezes.
Have you found a solution for your problem? I remember Colin Mcrae Rally 04 had some problems on XP and then you had to type some thins on the shortcuts target line.
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05 Dec 2009   #6

windows 7
 
 

Hi! I've got exactly the same problem on win 7, and i don't understand why... if u got the solution pls post here, i'd be very grateful!
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26 May 2010   #7

 
 

Still no solution?
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22 Jul 2010   #8
Nuu

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I just installed the game and patched it to version 1.09 and it works.

EDIT: But i can't get TCP/IP to work. Anyone has solutions for this kind of problems?
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23 Jul 2010   #9

windows 7
 
 

Could you explain this patching? What should I download?

larutte
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25 Jul 2010   #10
Nuu

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

You can get the update for example from here.
http://www.fileplanet.com/57747/down...-Rally-2-Patch

Then you just click the .exe file and it installs the update.
Then you just launch the game as usual.

At least that worked for me.
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