Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: general video game discussion thread.

04 Mar 2009   #1
angryman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
general video game discussion thread.

So, just a general discussion thread for us guys who like shooting eachother in the face, and a healthy lack of respect for punkbuster!


Anyway, I understand the concept for bringing LIVE to windows, so you can use your 360 gamertag, and achievments etc.

But what games DO support it? I have Call of Duty 5 "games for windows" it says on the box.... wonderful. So I downloaded games for windows LIVE (why can't they just call it LIVE?) and from the looks of the dashboard, version 2.0, I only see about 6 games on the marketplace and demos. No Call of Duty 5, even though I've played it on my XboX 360, and now own it on PC. It states it aside from the "live" part on the box. I don't get it?

Strange.

Anyway, enough about window..er, games LI- I mean, GAMES FOR WINDOWS LIVE, its just about games, for windows. With live, if you really must... I would, I mean, I tried, but... sheesh.

On a related brutal attack on defenceless planets and general genocide point: Who likes to lose at Sins of a Solar empire? Just kidding, I'm terrible, but I do enjoy a friendly comp stomp if thats your thing. Or if you like you could plow me over while I waste my time trying to get the Dark Armada to send more then 2 ships to support the BILLIONS OF CRYSTAL SPENT ON IT.

Speaking of RTS, I'm thinking of picking up the new warhammer, I see the reviews, and a few videos, hows it for staying power?

Oh, and one last thing, STALKER: Clear Sky, I noticed it at walmart for dirt cheap, might pick it up, I did enjoy STALKER SOC, except the game crushing, fun halting, fist shaking ANGRYMAN ANGRY SMASH KEYBOARD............................................

bugs.

So is it worth it?

(note: please do not shoot eachother in the face for real, thats just not cool and will land you in jail, or worse, if he has a larger gun and is behind you.)


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
04 Mar 2009   #2
Bladerunner

Win 7 x64
 
 

I received a copy of Stalker Clear Sky with a new vid card I purchased. I was looking forward to playing it so I installed it and start it up. I get a popup telling me to "please insert original game disc" Ummm it already is in the drive. I proceed to download and install the latest patch and try again. Same thing, "please insert original game disc". OK if that's how it's going to be. I download and install a no dvd crack. The game now starts and locks up the computer at the Nvidia logo. that's as far as I got.
Screw this, uninstall, throw in garbage.
I'm glad I didn't spend a nickel on the piece of crap.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Mar 2009   #3
angryman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thats too bad, STALKERS SOC was really fun, I didn't hit any bugs until I saved and left, I didn't get very far in that one either.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

06 Mar 2009   #4
angryman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

so nobody plays sins of a solar empire?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Mar 2009   #5
ibocpro

Windows 7 x64 build 7068
 
 

Ahh, the woes. I managed to play Stalker Clear Sky all the way to the Red Forrest and now it crashes every time. So I reinstalled it and got the "insert org DVD", so I put in the no CD, and still crashes.

Have tried lowering video, maxing video, sound, full screen, reinstalls, and will try "offical" video drivers next before calling it off. I have too much time invested in this game..

I usually run my games with the no-CD fixes, I have full retail games just do not like switching out discs. But when Win7 beta 7000 first came out I know I loaded the game with out the "insert DVD" issue so that must have developed somewhere in the updates, I have a new HD on the way and may reinstall Win7 for kicks to see if the game will see the DVD before updating Windows.

So, Stalker CS fun if it works but it may decide to crash. I have the game modded with the Redux 0.97 and this is where I think my crashes are coming from. As far as a clean install it should play with out serious issues on Win7, with the no-CD fix, and the patch, and a defrag,..

BTW, played it through to the end on Vista 64 with a couple of crashes but nothing serious after patch 1.5.05.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Mar 2009   #6
angryman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Yeah I was really disapointed when mine started crashing at the second "zone" I entered. I am really interested in Chyrnobyl, I have several docus on it, it's such an amazing and tragic place, and the that game captures its essence, I suppose thats because Russians programmed it, but it feels much more isolated and enigmatic then Fallout 3 did.

I'll grab Clear Sky, and hope it works for me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2009   #7
ibocpro

Windows 7 x64 build 7068
 
 

Hey angryman,

Just a quick update, I did a freash install of Win7 and ran Stalker Clear Sky prior to windows update and it does in fact have the "insert org DVD" issue.

So the only way I have figured out how to play the game is with a no cd fix.. And so far I can not find one for the latest patch 1.5.08 so I am stuck with the 1.5.05 patch for now. Clear Sky is one of those games that could have been great if not for the bugs!

Think I will give up on it for now, too much time trying to get the Redux mod to work. It seemed to work on other mods though.. Anyway I am just venting cause I can not get my saved modded game back...

Have fun!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 general video game discussion thread.




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
I cannot get into the General Discussion Forum
I have tried all day yesterday and today to post. Even changed my password. No luck I need to know how to backup my laptop. Can anyone see this????? Eileen
General Discussion
BSOD during video/game/general use. Please help. Various Error
I am having nearly constant BSODs. I have uninstalled and reinstalled my AMD drivers several times since that seems to be the culprit more often than not, but it hasn't fixed anything. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
BSOD Help and Support
SF Benchmarking rules and general discussion.
After some thought, I figured it would be a good idea to have a thread dedicated to some basic rules and general discussion of all the benchmarks here on SF. I don't think it is fair that 1 person should be solely responsible for making all the rules so I think we should all discuss any rules...
Benchmarks
Far Cry 3 discussion thread.
To all of those you playing, what are your thoughts etc? So far I think they really did learn their mistakes from FC2. They've also added some great features, 'inspired' by other titles. ►anyone else feel a red Dead redemption vibe when it comes to hunting/skinning animals? ►There's...
Gaming
General Anime Discussion Thread
Another one of my more "laid-back" threads. Basically all I'm asking is whether you watch (or have watched) anime, and if so what have you seen, or if applicable, what are you watching now? Feel free to discuss to any length as well, we're already geeky enough around here, what's one more addition...
Chillout Room


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:11.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App