I have the Need for Speed

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by Code_Cutter, Jul 2, 2002.

  1. Code_Cutter

    Code_Cutter Guest

    Can anyone please tell me if Need for Speed High Stakes is compatable with XP?
    I thought I'd pull it off the shelf and try to install it just for old times sake but ran into some difficulties. After doing a full install and attempting to run the game a message box soon appears with 'Need For Speed for win 32 has encountered a problem and needs to close'. I have tried different compatability modes but with no success.
    Any advise on this matter would be appreciated:)
     
  2. UniSol

    UniSol I'm all ears

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    It might, but if it doesn't, you can always try "compatablility mode" :)
     
  3. Code_Cutter

    Code_Cutter Guest

    Yeah tried that Thanks, looks like its destined to sit ont he shelf for ever more!
     
  4. jawshoouh

    jawshoouh Guest

    as far as i know, NFS3 and NFS4:HS are NOT compatible with XP. i tried installing both and got "X is not a valid Win32 application", no matter what compatibility mode i'm in. i'm pretty sure i've seen threads here before (it could have been on another board, tho) that state the same, although there are a select few who claim they can get both to work just fine.
     
  5. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    im running windows XP pro and i have high stakes running fine!!
     
  6. UofEEE

    UofEEE Guest

    I tried getting it to work, and I couldn't...could be my scratched cd though..
     
  7. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    don't believe u ... :p
     
  8. EXVITICUS

    EXVITICUS Guest

    no it is not it to old of a game and was made before XP was made :(
     
  9. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    Try downloading a patch for the game. Maybe the latest patch will make it XP compatible.
     
  10. B~B

    B~B Guest

    NFS4 High Stakes works fine for me on XP Pro with nothing but the cd installation. If it's not working then I would most likely look to the graphics card, XP compatibility or driver updates.

    If the install goes through with no problems and you get an error when trying to start the game or while playing the game then I doubt it's because of the operating system alone.
     
  11. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Code_Cutter...did you install the game with any antivirus programs enabled ??

    Cause if you did i would uninstal the game, disable the antivirus program and then reinstall it again!
     
  12. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    hey cosmin, why dont you believe me ???
     
  13. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed works only in compatibility mode in XP Pro ... but it works! :p