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Windows 7: Problems with Total Annihilation

20 Apr 2010   #1
Sgt Pickles

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
Problems with Total Annihilation

I have a laptop which has Total Annihilation installed. Every time I start the game or try to play a game, the image does not display correctly. I've tried many things such as changing the compatibility mode, disabling themes, and others. A couple of months back the game all of a sudden worked with no problems but then they reoccurred. Any help is appreciated. thanks.




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21 Apr 2010   #2
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi Sgt Pickles,

This reminds me of an issue with C&C Red Alert in Windows 7... try killing explorer.exe in Task Manager, then restarting the game. Let me know if that does anything...

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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21 Apr 2010   #3
Sgt Pickles

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

I tried it and it worked. Thanks Walker. I have one more question. Is there a fix to this so I won't have to keep doing that every time I want to play?
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22 Apr 2010   #4
Packet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

dumb question - you installed dx9 ?
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22 Apr 2010   #5
Sgt Pickles

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

I have DirectX 11 installed.
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23 Apr 2010   #6
Packet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

from what i recall, TA was DX6 (i think) back in the day.

you did install the directx-redistributable package...?
i havent had an issue with the main screen (havent run the game on 7 though).

last guess/idea, patch 3.1c installed? (if it helps any, i just copied the Cavedog\TA directory over from an old XP install and ran TotalA.exe without any reinstall or anything...)
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23 Apr 2010   #7
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sgt Pickles View Post
I tried it and it worked. Thanks Walker. I have one more question. Is there a fix to this so I won't have to keep doing that every time I want to play?
If Packet's idea doesn't work (thx for helping dude), you might be able to create a batch file that kills the explorer.exe process whenever you activate the TA shortcut. I have no idea how to do that, though :/

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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01 Dec 2010   #8
Packet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Old thread, i know, but i finally ran TA on 7 - ran without any issue whatsoever.
looking closely at your screenshots, it appears to me that you're in 256 colour mode somehow.

try running totala.exe directly instead of any shortcut?

also, can you disable aero and try the game?
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04 Dec 2010   #9
Sgt Pickles

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

After doing some research months ago; I found out that the problem was with the wallpaper changer, so I just disabled it from changing wallpapers. So yeah it was Aero interfering with the game. Thanks.
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01 Sep 2015   #10
4oneSec

win 7 64bit sp1
 
 
solve this

I was able to solve this problem.


I was able to solve this problem
firstly you need to set a shortcut to Total a component of this "-d"
( C:\Users\Chriss\Desktop\CAVEDOG\TOTALA -d )
then you fire the TA by TotalA - catalog Cavedog. there in the settings
You give maximum resolution. end out of the game.
Now the shortcut fire the TA as a window
and just normally you fire up the skirmish
TA jumps in the big window filling the entire monitor
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