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Windows 7: Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues

07 Feb 2011   #31
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

It depends, but for games I would say do it yourself (Option 1). It's fairly simple just right click the game's icon and choose a mode, click apply/ok and that should be it.

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A) Check the Run this program in compatibility mode for box. (see screenshot below)

B) Click on the drop down menu arrow and select which version of Windows the program was made for. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: Always pick the latest Windows version the program was written for to have a better chance of it running properly in Windows 7
Compatibility Mode


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30 Mar 2011   #32
vaidas3

Windows 7 pro 64bit. (SP1)
 
 

"Here's an example - You have Fallout 3 (DX10), Windows 7 (DX10 & 11) an ATI X1950 PRO or Nvidia GT 8400 (DX9 cards) - well….Fallout 3 will run in DX9 because the video cards are only capable of running in DX9 mode."

I dont know about nvidia GT8400 but as far as i know geforce 8 series support DX10. With 8800GS I played DX10 games in DX 10 mode (devil may cry 4, resident evil 5 etc.)
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03 Apr 2011   #33
Mual

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1
 
 

Thanks for all the info here. It has been a great help to me. Thank you again!
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03 Apr 2011   #34
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You're welcome.

Glad it helped you out.
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17 Apr 2011   #35
ColIndyJones

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 
Re: Games List

Dear All:

Good afternoon from Canada ! I hope this finds yo and yours well.

Sygnus, my name is Indy, and I disagree with a couple of entries on list of games. The first is Medieval 2, which is working quite well on my Windows 7 Home Edition, as well as all its mods. Secondly, Empire: Total War is also working on the same OS as Napoleon.

Medieval 2 is about three years old now, and it's still working like a charm!

Live long and prosper, take care and thank you kindly!!!!


Sincerely yours always,

Indy.
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17 Apr 2011   #36
ColIndyJones

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 
Gus' Specs

Dear All:

Greetings from Canada! I hope this finds you and yours well. Below you will find Gus' (my computer) specs. I hope this helps!

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name USER-PC
System Manufacturer System manufacturer
System Model System Product Name
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.80GHz, 2800 Mhz, 1 Core(s), 1 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 0506, 27/05/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.5
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale Canada
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name user-PC\Janie
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 2.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 0.99 GB
Total Virtual Memory 4.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 2.62 GB
Page File Space 2.00 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

That's Gus in a very large nutshell.

Live long and prosper, take care and thank you kindly!!

Sincerely yours always,

Indy.
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17 Apr 2011   #37
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hi ColIndyJones, and welcome to sevenforums.

I'm not sure what your point or post is about but please be aware that this thread is only for tips on troubleshooting game issues, and not troubleshooting, for fixing other issues. I would also urge you to create your own thread on any issues you may be having.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ColIndyJones View Post
Sygnus, my name is Indy, and I disagree with a couple of entries on list of games. The first is Medieval 2, which is working quite well on my Windows 7 Home Edition, as well as all its mods. Secondly, Empire: Total War is also working on the same OS as Napoleon.

Medieval 2 is about three years old now, and it's still working like a charm!
With regards to your disagreement of the games list, if you're refering to this one - Windows 7 Game Compatibility list – Compiled by forum members I have no control over it, nor can I varify every game on it. It is a list compiled by members of the forums and their experience at the time the list was compiled. If you feel like something needs to be added or clarified there post it there.

Again, this is not the thread for that debate.

With regards to listing you system specs in this thread, there are correct procedures for those to be listed as well.......

Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues - page 1, second paragraph, last sentence.....
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Please see this tutorial on filling out system specs as well as my How To Ask For Help guide.
Thanks.
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17 Apr 2011   #38
ezeht

 
 

This is a good thread sygnus21.

Be nice if more people used it.
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17 Apr 2011   #39
ColIndyJones

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Dear Sygnus:

Good evening from Canada! I hope this finds you and yours well.

It is a gaming issue. Okay, let's say I'm playing Napoleon. It suddenly goes black and crashes back to the desktop then I get the error message. I go back to the game again and, again, I get the error message. On the third time, it gives up.

Live long and prosper, take care and thank you kindly for your welcome!

Sincerely yours always,

Indy.
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17 Apr 2011   #40
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Hi ColIndyJones, and welcome to sevenforums.

I'm not sure what your point or post is about but please be aware that this thread is only for tips on troubleshooting game issues, and not troubleshooting, for fixing other issues. I would also urge you to create your own thread on any issues you may be having.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ColIndyJones View Post
It is a gaming issue. Okay, let's say I'm playing Napoleon. It suddenly goes black and crashes back to the desktop then I get the error message. I go back to the game again and, again, I get the error message. On the third time, it gives up.
Did you not see the above statement? This is NOT a thread for posting or resolving issues. Please create your own thread in the gaming forum.

Thanks.
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