Game runs, then doesn't?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Scribner, Jun 26, 2007.

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    Scribner Guest

    When I installed Vista, I had to re-install all of my software. And a
    lot of it simply wouldn't work with Vista. I installed a Sims-like
    game from England called Beach Life. It worked and played fine. After
    a couple of levels, I saved and exited. When I went back to play it
    again, I received a black screen and a Not Responding error message.
    So I uninstalled, re-installed and played again. Only to save, exit
    and start up to the same problem again. Any ideas what is going on?
    Scribner, Jun 26, 2007
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    Cub Guest

    either buy Vista compatable games or upgrade to XP again ;-)
    Cub, Jun 26, 2007
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    WhzzKdd Guest

    <g> True - there are compatibility issues. I have several games from Win95
    running on my Vista. All but one work fairly well in the W98 or W2k
    compatibility mode. The one that doesn't is only a problem if I turn on the
    background music.

    So for the OP, try the compatibility mode settings.
    WhzzKdd, Jun 27, 2007
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    Scribner Guest

    I've tried the compatibility thing and it didn't work. Why does it
    work when installed and then not later?
    Scribner, Jun 27, 2007
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    WhzzKdd Guest

    I've had a game do that - fortunately it saved my game in process data when
    I reinstalled <g>

    Did you check the very last box on the bottom "run as administrator"? I did
    that on the aforementioned game, and it hasn't been a problem since. Oh
    yeah, there's that damn UAC notice every time I start the game, but I can
    live with that (or turn off UAC.)
    WhzzKdd, Jun 27, 2007
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    Scribner Guest

    I am the Administrator, so that box is greyed out. And the first
    thing that I diod in Vista was to turn off UAC.
    Scribner, Jun 27, 2007
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    WhzzKdd Guest

    You shouldn't be running as administrator. That's a big security no-no. You
    should be set up with a user account instead, and leave the administrator
    account alone. And while UAC is a PITA, it's there for a reason. While I'm
    working hard at setting up new systems (adding software, testing hardware,
    etc.) I'll turn it off, but after the main setups are done, I turn it back
    on. Again, it comes back to security. As long as my PC is connected to the
    Internet (even behind my router with NAT and my firewall) I keep the
    security features and settings at their best levels.
    WhzzKdd, Jun 28, 2007
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