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Windows 7: Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 - Whole system freeze

17 Oct 2009   #1
Dicko21

Windows 7 RC x64
 
 
Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 - Whole system freeze

Hi Everyone!

I've been wanting to re-live this classic for a while now, but after running flawlessly on my Windows 7 x64 system it freezes, locking the entire system and requires a full restart (No BSOD, just entire system lock-up). I've researched everywhere and tried everything in my power to try and get this game to work without crashing (Compatibility mode, patches/addons etc) but to no avail. Other forums have said the game works fine on both 64 and 32 bit versions of Windows 7 so I'm wondering if it may be my hardware...

Specs:
MOBO: Gigabyte P965-S3
GFX: nVidia 8800GTS 640mb
RAM: 4GB/800Mhz DDR2
CPU: Q6600 2.4Ghz
OS: Windows 7 RC x64
DUAL-MONITOR SETUP

I even tried emulating the game in a VM but it doesn't recognise the graphics card (Didn't expect to to on a VM...)

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated! Thanks guys.


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18 Oct 2009   #2
AeonGamer

Win7 7100 / WinXP SP2
 
 

I dunno it works fine on my machine and I run it in Compat mode for Win98
Running Win7 RC x32 atm but it sounds like you do have some sort of hardware problem
Does it do this for any of your other games?
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18 Oct 2009   #3
Dicko21

Windows 7 RC x64
 
 

Everything else runs without a single problem - it's actually the first problem I've encountered in Windows 7. After a good 20 minutes the system just stops...I've also run it on this hardware before without problems. Would the 64 bit OS be doing anything to the game?
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18 Oct 2009   #4
AeonGamer

Win7 7100 / WinXP SP2
 
 

Good possibility
Back when it was created there were no such things as Ghz processors much less Dual and Quad Core 64 bit machines
So that COULD be doing it
I know elsewhere on this forum people have trouble with games on either the 32bit Win7 or 64 Bit Win7 but mostly 64 Bit as so much doesn't really "Support" 64 bit it just works somewhat.

So I'd try it on some other OS if you got one on the computer and see if it halts there too, if so I'd consider Uninstalling it Reinstalling it via Compatibility mode.
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18 Oct 2009   #5
hax

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

try closing all background apps like skype, miranda, outlook, browsers etc.

starcraft freezes for me if I run skype / miranda / vlc or anything like that in the background - if I close all background programs there's not a single freeze.
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18 Oct 2009   #6
Beartwig

Windows 7 Build 7100
 
 

Same thing with me and I run Windows 7 32 Bit with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom with 2GB DDR2 Memory
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19 Oct 2009   #7
Bluemond

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit, Arch Linux 64Bit
 
 

Runs fine for me.... See System Specs for my PC...
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20 Oct 2009   #8
Paww

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I have been having similar issues also, having only noticed the issues since I installed skype.

I will try running the game with it out in future and see how that goes for me.
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20 Oct 2009   #9
Dicko21

Windows 7 RC x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Beartwig View Post
Same thing with me and I run Windows 7 32 Bit with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom with 2GB DDR2 Memory
Do you have Skype installed then?
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21 Oct 2009   #10
Beartwig

Windows 7 Build 7100
 
 

No i hate skype and don't use it
That should not be a problem with me
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