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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:23 pm    Post subject: Win 7 and Battlefront II? Reply with quote

Not sure if this is the proper spot, but here goes..

My 15+ yr old desktop running Xp s*** the bed on me finally (man it lasted a long time though), and i got a refurb Win 7 from a local store for 140$ or so..
After installing BF2, and tring to get my sound/vid card switched over, i had issues on the cards (till i finally said X it and removed them). Now the Win comes back in, its Not letting me run BF2, even refuses me uninstalling it...

Anyone know what might be wrong?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Odd. Might be a rights issue (in the sense that the user you're currently using isn't admin, and that the game needs admin to run - poorly coded if that is the case, but that's neither here nor there).

You might get the game to run if you run it in compatibility mode. http://pearsonsupport.helpserve.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/210/21/how-to-install-or-run-a-program-in-compatibility-mode-in-windows-7

Or, you might be able to patch your way out of this. Run each and every Win7 update, reboot - and repeat until you have no more updates. Download and run Ccleaner, http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner . Run that to clean your registry. Reboot.

With only a little bit of luck, that should take care of the problem.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From checking it out, its a sound-compatibility issue, and since i don't have two head phones to jack in, to get around it, i am kinda borked. and the bugger of it, is TieVs Xwing won;t also work for Win 7... Even in compatibility. So i need to find a way to install a virtual drive with say Win 98 OS on..
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, that's easy. Well, easy-ish.

You can try this: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=3702

Also, GOG.com is currently having a sale on a number of Star Wars titles. The advantage to GOG.com, is that they've already bundled and tweaked the games so that they'll work on modern-ish gear, as opposed to the originals, the way I understand it.

Check it out here: https://www.gog.com/game/star_wars_battlefront_ii
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, i know about gog. Might have to bite the bullet and use them, since it seems it might be easier that way.. But it will mean buying the games again...
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An alternative to that is updating to Windows 10 — I have, and I very occasionally play the Steam version of Battlefront II with no compatibility issues.

It did crash to desktop once.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With some of my other programs (Ad&d's core rules, Heavy-metal pro for battletech) having issue with Win 10, i would rather not.
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