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Windows 7: FEAR and Rome: Total War on Windows 7 64bit (NIGHTMARE)

07 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
FEAR and Rome: Total War on Windows 7 64bit (NIGHTMARE)

If any of you can solve this one, you win all of my Christmas internets.

On a more serious note, neither of these games will work after MUCH troubleshooting: F.E.A.R. Gold with the expansions and Rome: Total War with the Barbarian Invasion.
I've made threads on other sites dedicated to both of these games individually, and no one can figure out either problem.

OK, these are the different ways that I've tried to get FEAR to work.

-Compatibility mode for XP SP2
-Compatibility mode for XP SP3
-Compatibility mode for Vista
-With and without administrator privileges
-Reinstalled with the .exe files on the dvd for the game in compatibility mode
-Disabled crossfire
-Force exception on FEAR with DEP (Data Execution Prevention)
-Set maximum memory to 2048MB within msconfig
-Tried to fix using Compatibility Troubleshooter


guys. I just want this to work. I really don't even care about Rome right now, although it'd be nice icing on the cake that would be FEAR.

When I try to launch FEAR, it gives me this error message:


Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: FEAR.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 00000000
Fault Module Name: FEAR.exe
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 005fa70a
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: b5d2
Additional Information 2: b5d2371a69df4c11987281c82ff3cb47
Additional Information 3: 3b01
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When I try to launch Rome: Total War, it just closes without an error message.

I don't know where to go with this one, guys. All of my drivers are up to date (I just downloaded them today to make sure).

I'm almost ready to give up. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2009   #2

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

Uhh, do you have another computer with vista or XP so we can test them on those ones? Also, You seen to have tried everything and you have an exellent machine. So perhaps it's just not compatible with Win 7?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2009   #3

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547

have you upgraded FEAR to the v1.05 patch, yet..?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

07 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

well, i do have a second computer but it's a laptop with integrated graphics, so chances of it running FEAR are 0. I might be able to try R:TW on it however, but before installing windows 7, i had vista and ROME worked on that anyways. The only things that have changed between then and now are that before I didn't have a RAID 0 array, and I was running vista 32, and now I do have one and i'm running win7 64.

Also, FEAR gold comes with patch 1.08 on it, so no upgrades are necessary.

I think it might be a compatibility problem with, say, another program interfering. Do any of you know where I could get that error message analyzed at? If there's some microsoft rep that I could contact who can, I would do so immediately.

Thanks again guys.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7

Here's how to get Rome TW to work.

Right-click your desktop and open the "screen resolution" menu. Now run Rome. There are still some display issues and it might crash, but I did manage to play a custom battle.

I'm running Rome with no expansions off a flash drive, and I have Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

OK try this Reinstall one of the games then defrag right click on the Icon on the desktop for the game:
Goto> Compatibility Tab. Under Compatibility mode put the last OS you had it working well on (example XP SP3) then check "Disable visual themes" And check "disable desktop composition". Also check " Run this program as an administrator". Some games for what ever reason have a problem with "Aero" and all the fancy "Bling" that 7 has.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 10 Pro

Try updating your DX9 files, yes DX9!

Download details: DirectX Redist (August 2009)

Let us know what happens?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Dec 2009   #8

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

Also, i might add, if nothing above works, please download Windows XP mode, and run it via that.
And please let us know what happens.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coolness View Post
Also, i might add, if nothing above works, please download Windows XP mode, and run it via that.
Download Windows XP Mode
And please let us know what happens.
Boy you learn something new everyday

Another piece of info to add to my collection.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Dec 2009   #10

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

uhh, was that sarcasm? And if not, youre welcome.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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