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Windows 7: Crossfire and family safety

13 Apr 2010   #1

windows 7
 
 
Crossfire and family safety

We have windows live family safety on our computer which is working fine, but I want my son to be able to play a game called Crossfire and the only way I can get it to work is by making his account an admin account and turning off family safety.

Does anyone know a way I can let him play and still be safe? If I could do half of it like not using an admin account or not having to turn off family safety it would be a start.

Thanks

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13 Apr 2010   #2

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

What exactly is blocking him from starting the program? Is it a internet block within family safety or is the program being blocked all together? If you can add an exception, that might help.

It may be that his standard account doesn't give him access to a program or file needed to run Crossfire. You could find those file(s) and add your son's account to full access for those files.

Without knowing exactly what is stopping Crossfire from opening, there's no real way to diagnose what needs to be done in order to have it work. However, if it works w/ Family Safety on in an Admin account then it's likely that the standard account isn't giving access to the required files. To test this, turn the admin account's family safety policy to the same as the son's account and then try to run the program from within the admin account. If it runs, then it has to do with access to files/folders/uac. If it doesn't work, then something in Family Safety is blocking it from running.
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13 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Do you have just the 1 PC?
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14 Apr 2010   #4

windows 7
 
 

It won't work at all if it is a standard account, even with family safety turned off, and I don't know which files could be the problem, maybe I could try every file in the crossfire folder.

The family safety settings are on basic and I tried to add an exception but not sure how to, its not a web page.

It tries to run a patcher before launching the game and but it doesn't work, if I try to start the game again it says the patcher is already running and I have to shut it down in task manager.

I think it uses something called x-trap too, don't know what that is or if it is a problem.

We have more than one pc, how could that help?
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14 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit Version 6.1 (build 7600.16385)
 
 

Hello there! How about trying to ask for help at their forum. Maybe they could resolve your issue.

Crossfire Messageboard - Index
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14 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Did you try just running the exe as admin? Right click "run as admin".
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14 Apr 2010   #7

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alwinwinjoe View Post
Hello there! How about trying to ask for help at their forum. Maybe they could resolve your issue.

Crossfire Messageboard - Index
Just tried to post there and I have to wait for them to activate my account.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Desslok View Post
Did you try just running the exe as admin? Right click "run as admin".
Yes, didn't work

I also tried giving my son permissions on all the files on the folder and it still didn't work, it says x-trap needs an admin account.
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14 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ktululady View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alwinwinjoe View Post
Hello there! How about trying to ask for help at their forum. Maybe they could resolve your issue.

Crossfire Messageboard - Index
Just tried to post there and I have to wait for them to activate my account.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Desslok View Post
Did you try just running the exe as admin? Right click "run as admin".
Yes, didn't work

I also tried giving my son permissions on all the files on the folder and it still didn't work, it says x-trap needs an admin account.
Interesting, so it's xtrap. Not sure, maybe try to find the xtrap.exe file, run that as admin and then try launching the game?
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14 Apr 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

From what I've read ... Xtrap is a Anti-hacking Program.
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You must run your computer under an admin account so that xTrap may be able to scan the whole thing, no guest or accounts with limited access. If you're not using admin it cannot scan all the files, which makes it believe you may be hiding something suspicious
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