Does anyone know whats wrong with this game?

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by test84, May 15, 2008.

  1. test84
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    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

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    Its this game Colin McRae Rally 2 that I'm trying to play, when I run it, it resizes my desktop to something like 640x480, then a blank screen and then resizes it back to its original resolution.

    I tried different N*o-C*D executables and re-installing DirectX, no luck.
     
  2. dweirdo

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    what are your specifications? are you running your latest driver? what is your OS?
    more info and i guess youll get a straight answer.
     
  3. test84
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    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

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    my OS is Win XP SP2 and my graphic card is 945 Intel and I tested it on another Laptop wuth XP SP2 with an ATI card, same results.
     
  4. Lee79

    Lee79 Hyper...Active...Team Fortress 2 Addict

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    you could try right clicking the .exe file and selecting properties/compatibility/compatibility mode. Put a tick in the box and select windows 98.
     
  5. porchemasi

    porchemasi GBAtemp Regular

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    check if there is a patch from the official site
     
  6. dweirdo

    dweirdo GBAtemp Regular

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    other games work fine? you havent actually bought the game right? could be problem of the executable.
     
  7. Narin

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    Try this, it works great to get a lot of older games and applications to work under Windows XP
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en

     
  8. Joe88

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    thats what happens with all my games
    GTA:VC and SA
    Halo
    Half-life 2
    and some others

    I thought thats what its supposed to do
    but I have to run some of these games at 800x600
    since my gfx card cant handle them at 1024x768 (max native res)
     
  9. fenthwick

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    Some/most games have an auto detection of your hardware. When the game starts it will resize the resolution to what it thinks your computer will be able to handle along with other settings. You can always change the resolution to your default setting in the options but that mightmean that you can't max the game.

    But from what you described you have an onboard GPU and that might be the cause that the game refuses to run and returns you back to the deskktop.
     
  10. Hillsy_

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    When playing games on the PC you should always go with a dedicated video card, never an onboard one. Is there a configuration file so you can setup the game to how you want it? When was the game made, before 2002? Compatability mode will help there, try Windows98SE.