To all people having problems running or installing games on XP,READ THIS!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Shadowhunta, Mar 27, 2002.

  1. Shadowhunta

    Shadowhunta Guest

    Okay,i had some problems recently with 3 seperate games that would either install and not run (even in compatibility mode!!),or,not install at all,therefore i went on the web to see if i could get some help on this,turns out that by default,XP uses the NT engine to install all software,games,programs etc,now as you will all know,this is kind pants when it comes to games....soooo i was provided with this command line parameter,to force XP to use the win 98/ME engine to install games: START>RUN>X:\setup.exe -lgntforce (where X is the letter of your CD rom drive) also be sure to check that the setup file for the game is called setup.exe,as some are`nt,if this is the case than just change the run command accordingly,eg: X:\setupn.exe -lgntforce (this is an actual setup name from a game i own) Hopefully this will solve the problem for many of you having difficulty with games under XP,i had problems with two games not working and after using the above command line to install them,they both work fine,even without compatibility mode enabled.
     
  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Althought I haven't had any of these errors myself, would be interested to know which games this worked with for you...
     
  3. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Ooh, and just for the record I am right next to Hampshire atm, in Salisbury...
     
  4. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    mmmm...they have good steaks. :p
     
  5. Electronic Punk

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    They haven't told me about it ?
     
  6. Shadowhunta

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    the two games so far that did`nt run properly until i reinstalled them with the cammand line were Nocturne and Shadowman
     
  7. Shadowhunta

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    Command even,damn the fingers of men and the keyboards of misrocoft
    ..............that was a deliberate error
     
  8. Rigsta

    Rigsta OSNN Addict

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    Interesting, I'll be sure to try that for a few proggies I have that refuse to work... thanks.
     
  9. Rigsta

    Rigsta OSNN Addict

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    You watch too much South Park :p
     
  10. Bytes Back

    Bytes Back Ex Police Chief

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    Hey EP, I used to live in Salisbury, do you need to know where the red light district is :D

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