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Windows 7: Dungeon Siege on Windows 7

27 May 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kucing13 View Post
maybe other members might have more knowledge than I am to help. I don't see other way. unless the game developer provide a patch for windows seven regarding this compatibility issue
Pfft, like that will happen with a 10 year old game. Gas Powered Games only updated Dungeon Siege ONCE after it was released. I'm wanting to make this game work, but the "compatibility" list for games doesn't give any details on how to make it work, and are vague as hell.

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28 May 2010   #12

 

I came across something mate and I hope it will help you

1. Make sure you install DirectX 9.0c since Windows 7 doesn’t come with it!
2. Install the game like normal
3. Go into the directory were you installed it probably “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Dungeon Siege”
4. Double click on DSVideoConfig.exe
5. It will probably say “Primary Display Driver – Hardware” change it to whatever video card you have. For example i would change mine to “ATI HD4850 – Hardware” DO NOT PICK THE ONE THAT SAYS “TnL”
6. you can pick whatever resolution, shadows or filtering you want and click OK
7. Now play the game!
EDIT: If you are going to play Legend of Aranna you have to go into your documents folder go into the Dungeon Siege folder open your DungeonSiege.ini file and copy the first 3 (4?) lines. Go back to documents folder and go into the Dungeon Siege LOA folder, open the DungeonSiege.ini file there and paste it over the first 3 (4?) lines there.

feel free to ask
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29 May 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Okay, this makes it play, minus that the video's a little weird, but oh well. I think the issue might be that I have DirectX11 installed on my system (it was already installed on it when I picked up the machine). But at least I'm able to play. Thanks.
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30 May 2010   #14

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Richardc269 View Post
Okay, this makes it play, minus that the video's a little weird, but oh well. I think the issue might be that I have DirectX11 installed on my system (it was already installed on it when I picked up the machine). But at least I'm able to play. Thanks.
glad it help you and you able to play it. Cheers mate
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20 Jun 2010   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Richard, the other problem is the one I managed to resolve first (the flickering, and the psychedelic static) - the fix is simple, it's the standard compatibility troubleshoot.

Find your Dungeon Siege executable file, right-click it, and click Properties. Click the Compatibility tab.

Click the checkbox to enable compatibility mode, and choose Windows XP SP2 from the drop-down. This worked for me, though you may need to choose a different level of SP.

@kucing13: Thanks, your info made the game playable for me, as even after doing the compat thing, it had been unplayable until I applied your steps - thanks!
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