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Windows 7: Games won't launch on my new Windows 7 32-bit partition on an iMac.

07 Mar 2012   #11
Rear Windows

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

That's the point! There is no error message! You go to launch the game and you can hear the computer begin activity but nothing else happens. Sorry if I didn't make that clear.


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07 Mar 2012   #12
chris1neji

Windows 8 64 bit PRO
 
 

Do other applications work?
Are you using steam? or something alike?
How did windows updates go? Any more recent updates?

Please post back with your results.

Can you also please post your specs?
System Info - See Your System Specs
Please follow the instructions ?
I will give you fresh sound and graphics drivers as they may be possible at fault here.
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07 Mar 2012   #13
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Also make sure to download DirectX. That's the essential you need for gaming. DirectX also comes with each PC version of the game that you can, and in most cases, NEED to install in order for the game to work.

The most important driver to update is, of course, the graphics driver, that's the only piece of hardware you must NOT keep on a generic driver from Windows Update. I assume the mac has an nVidia GPU, so just go to GeForce.com and search for the driver according to your graphics card and OS. If you use a 32bit Win7, you need the 32bit driver; naturally, if you have a 64bit Win7 you need the 64bit driver.

If you're not sure which one you installed, just right click the Computer icon and go to Properties. A window that will open will show you which version you have, so download the driver accordingly (and if the driver setup asks you to restart the computer, you definitely should).
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08 Mar 2012   #14
Rear Windows

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Sound Card - (1) AMD High Definition Audio Device (2) High Definition Audio Device

Graphics Card - Standard VGA Graphics Adapter

Other apps work, I'm using Steam, and the updates didn't work however I'm about to update a new round of them.
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08 Mar 2012   #15
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

From where did you get the sound/graphics card info? It looks like something I would read from the Device Manager...

If you're not sure which graphics card you have, go back to Apple and see if you can find the GPU according to the model you bought. You can't download the driver from nVidia until you know which graphics card you have... or, if it turns out you have an AMD/ATI Radeon, from ATI.
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08 Mar 2012   #16
chris1neji

Windows 8 64 bit PRO
 
 

Gornot thanks for quickly replying, at least much faster than i do anyways.
Like he said you need to learn or figuere out what Specific Apple Model you have. We need to learn what graphics you have because at the moment your running basic drivers.
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08 Mar 2012   #17
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

He mentioned that it was an iMac. Going to Apple's website, all the GPUs I saw were ATIs, that is, AMDs, whatever xD
But still, we need a confirmation from the OP.
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08 Mar 2012   #18
chris1neji

Windows 8 64 bit PRO
 
 

You went to Apple's website eeeew!
I would never go there:P
Just kidding

Seems like he has HD 6XXX series
If Apple has been selling these same models at whatever time the OP bought it.


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08 Mar 2012   #19
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Well, good, Californian helper, since you have an ATI GPU as well you'll definitely point the OP towards the drivers easier than me. As an nVidia fanboy I've never even seen the ATI website in my life xD
It's not that I don't want to help, it's just that it's ATI lol

It's been a long night and I have right to make myself laugh
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08 Mar 2012   #20
Rear Windows

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Trying to find all the info you guys asked for, thank you.

It is worth noting I went to the control panel and through a series of windows I arrived at a place which sole purpose was to find and update your graphics drivers, that being said the update service said I had the latest graphics drivers for my card.

Also, on my Windows Performance Index in the Control Panel my ratings on "graphics" and "gaming graphics" are bot 1.0 (the worst possible) all the other specs are very high. It hasn't told me how to improve my score so if you know how that would be helpful. I think it's safe to assume if those 2 score were improved to 5.0 the games would run.

Keep in mind all my games ran fine when I was partitioned with a Vista and my lowest performance score was 5.0.

P.S. I purchased this computer around late 2010 with Snow Leopard already installed.
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