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Windows 7: Fallout 2

21 Dec 2009   #11
sarael

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coolness View Post
Thats idiotic, and you clearly dont know how to use the command line. What your command up there does, is actually: "Ill kill this program, then when this other program runs, ill start it again." Thats absurd. Also, nearly everyone has their own path to the file, so just copying that will leave 90 % of the people with an error message.
Hey, numbnuts! Let me hit you with something! First off, if you would TRY AND USE THAT BATCH FILE, you'd see that Explorer doesn't start back up until you exit the game, which is EXACTLY what it's supposed to do to keep the taskbar from messing up your colors. Second, I'd assume that if you're going to TRY AND USE A BATCH FILE OFF SOME RANDOM WEBSITE, you probably have enough common sense to change the C:/ to a G:/ if that's your primary drive or anything else stupid like that, and JUST BECAUSE YOU RUN YOUR COMPUTER LIKE A MORON OR HAVE LINUX INSTALLED doesn't mean everyone else does. I would bet you that one of those two lines, in point of fact, WOULD point to 90% of the viewer's game directories. And lastly, no, that original idea wasn't mine, put I figured I'd be helping by adding it to the first post that usually come up on Google for helping people with this problem. SUCK IT COOLNESS!


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27 Dec 2009   #12
Rastaleesha

Windows 7
 
 
Thank you Sarael

You're a genius! Or well ok you said you didn't come up with it but you're at least an angel for sharing this with us!!! I had to tweak this a little bit (but yes as you said if one isn't totally stupid one can manage that *grin*) and I can now fiiiiinally run Fallout 2 without rainbow colours!!!! Cos nothing else worked for me and I tried it all... thanks so much once again! You saved my holidays hihihi.
*sloppy kisses from a dumb-blonde who figured out how to change the game-path*

Laoise x
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28 Dec 2009   #13
poketama

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sarael View Post
Everyone stop what you are doing, shut up, and let me share with you what I just learned!!!

You have to make a simple .bat file to CLOSE WINDOWS EXPLORER because the task bar in will try to push through the video codecs and such in a lot of older games, and 90% of the time, the game doesn't like this!

This is the one I used for Starcraft: Brood Wars 1.16.1 -

taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe
C:\"Program Files (x86)\StarCraft"\"StarCraft.exe"
start explorer.exe

So for my Fallout 2 install, it looks like -

taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe
C:\"Program Files (x86)\BlackIsle"\"Fallout2"\"FALLOUT2.exe"
start explorer.exe

(Mind you I'm using Windows 7 x64 Home Premium, 2.2Ghz Dual Core, 4GB RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce G210M video card)

To make a Batch File (.bat), simply open Notepad and paste EXACTLY what I've given you into it, then go to "Save As". Change the "Save As Type" from "Text Document (*.txt)" to "All Files", name the file something like "Fallout 2 Explorer Kill", then save the file to your desktop. Double click it, play your game, and ENJOY!

Hope this saves many people hours of searching every forum at the end of the internet for a fix, at least to these two games! All other things that you've changed in compatibility tabs and graphics card menus should be able to be put back to a default or desired setting.
I havn't tried your batch yet but regardless, closing explorer.exe worked.

Thankyou good sir, now I have something to do tommorow. +rep.

EDIT: Your batch doesn't work for me because it just reopens it immediatly as the game opens. I've instead opted to make two batch files to turn it off and on.
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31 Dec 2009   #14
sarael

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Sorry for being rather harsh to anyone, but I'm still in Afghanistan for like 3 more weeks then I'm finally going home. I was just super pissed that my games wouldn't play so I took a slow day to figure out why they hell they were acting that way. All I did was a put a few things together I found here and there and try and make them easier to follow. Hope you all have a good New Year!
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01 Jan 2010   #15
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sarael View Post
Sorry for being rather harsh to anyone, but I'm still in Afghanistan for like 3 more weeks then I'm finally going home. I was just super pissed that my games wouldn't play so I took a slow day to figure out why they hell they were acting that way. All I did was a put a few things together I found here and there and try and make them easier to follow. Hope you all have a good New Year!
Same to you, and sorry, my bad, should've tested before jumping to conclusions.
Happy 2010
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13 Feb 2010   #16
anarki2

Windows 7
 
 

you may try the "Fallout 2 Revived Installer", google for it.
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13 Feb 2010   #17
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anarki2 View Post
you may try the "Fallout 2 Revived Installer", google for it.
Did you look at the date before posting?
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13 Feb 2010   #18
anarki2

Windows 7
 
 

i did. is it prohibited to reply to a post which is 1 month old?
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14 Feb 2010   #19
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anarki2 View Post
i did. is it prohibited to reply to a post which is 1 month old?
Well no, but the OP has never set foot on the forums again, so i dont think he'll get your message.
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03 Mar 2010   #20
matko

Windows 7 (Home Premium) x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sarael View Post
Everyone stop what you are doing, shut up, and let me share with you what I just learned!!!

You have to make a simple .bat file to CLOSE WINDOWS EXPLORER because the task bar in will try to push through the video codecs and such in a lot of older games, and 90% of the time, the game doesn't like this!

This is the one I used for Starcraft: Brood Wars 1.16.1 -

taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe
C:\"Program Files (x86)\StarCraft"\"StarCraft.exe"
start explorer.exe

So for my Fallout 2 install, it looks like -

taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe
C:\"Program Files (x86)\BlackIsle"\"Fallout2"\"FALLOUT2.exe"
start explorer.exe

(Mind you I'm using Windows 7 x64 Home Premium, 2.2Ghz Dual Core, 4GB RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce G210M video card)

To make a Batch File (.bat), simply open Notepad and paste EXACTLY what I've given you into it, then go to "Save As". Change the "Save As Type" from "Text Document (*.txt)" to "All Files", name the file something like "Fallout 2 Explorer Kill", then save the file to your desktop. Double click it, play your game, and ENJOY!

Hope this saves many people hours of searching every forum at the end of the internet for a fix, at least to these two games! All other things that you've changed in compatibility tabs and graphics card menus should be able to be put back to a default or desired setting.
Actually explorer wipe helps, Im using Systweak Advanced System Optimizer 3 - the useful Game Optimizer sub program of its and it does kill all unwanted including explorer and FO2 without explorer is okay whereas without the prog I have rainbows oohlala .
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