Windows Vista Forums

The Settlers 4 do not works

  1. #1



    Banned
    Join Date : Dec 2011
    Posts : 8
    64bit, Vista SP2
    Local Time: 12:55 PM

    The Settlers 4 do not works

    Hello everyone

    So here is my problem
    I just found back my Settlers 4 and I want to play it because it was a lot of fun.
    I'll copy the post I red because it's the exact same problem :

    When I insert the disk, it goes through some kind of Autorun and I'm presented with a Settlers 4 window which gives me the option to install, play single player, play multi player, view Blue Byte news, and to go to their website. Playing single and multi player are greyed out, as the game is not yet installed.

    I then press the Install option, my CD drive spins up, I get the little blue loading circle next to the mouse for a few seconds... then nothing. The CD drive stops making any noise, and nothing happens.

    I heard that Vista can sometimes be a little slow to open .exe files, so I left the computer alone for an hour and a half to see if anything changed. It didn't.

    If I use the Task Manager, I can see that "setup.exe" is showing as running, drawing somewhere in the region of 1,800k memory (it alters on each attempt), and 0% CPU. If I press to install several times without restarting the computer or ending the initial setup.exe process, it shows "setup.exe" in the Task Manager a few times over, all with similar memory usage, and 0% CPU for them all.

    I have attempted to run it in compatibility mode as XP Service Pack 2, and Windows 98/ME, with no success. I've also selected "Run as administrator".

    I have even disabled Data Execution Prevention to attempt an install, without success. (I have re-enabled DEP since!).

    I know the disk is working as I'm presented with the Autorun front screen giving me the option to choose to install, but it won't progress any further, so I'm convinced it's my computer.

    I also tried this following :

    Completely uninstall the game.

    Press the
    Windows Key + R

    Type in the Run Command:
    msconfig

    Click the Services tab

    Check the Box entitled, "Hide All Microsoft Services"

    Press "Disable All"

    Apply

    OK

    Restart your computer.

    Try re-installing.



    I am running on a Dell inspiron 1750, Windows Vista 64bits SP2. I have more than required to run this game... I think my comp is a lost cause I think but I really hope you can do something to help me, I can't wait to hear that themes musics

    Thank you ^^

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.   


  3. #2
    Yard Dog's Avatar

    Senior Member



    Join Date : Oct 2011
    Central Florida in a small town
    Posts : 2,175
    Vista Home Basic. 32 bit SP 2
    Local Time: 02:55 PM
    usa us florida

     

    Re: The Settlers 4 do not works

    Hello, try disabling your antivirus program just to see if it installs , of course , re enable the antivirus as soon as you are able . Post back please.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3



    Banned
    Join Date : Dec 2011
    Posts : 8
    64bit, Vista SP2
    Local Time: 12:55 PM


      Thread Starter

    Re: The Settlers 4 do not works

    Same thing as usual. Setup.exe is running on Task manager.

    Can it has something to do with like (I'm not very good in english) in the description of the task manager it says 32-bit Setup Launcher?

    Thank you for responding

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4
    Yard Dog's Avatar

    Senior Member



    Join Date : Oct 2011
    Central Florida in a small town
    Posts : 2,175
    Vista Home Basic. 32 bit SP 2
    Local Time: 02:55 PM
    usa us florida

     

    Re: The Settlers 4 do not works

    K, lets try firewall , do you happen to use Zone Alarm by the way ? Also, have you played / installed this game on another computer to verify the game disk as good ? Also, does your drive play anything else, for example , a movie ?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #5



    Banned
    Join Date : Dec 2011
    Posts : 8
    64bit, Vista SP2
    Local Time: 12:55 PM


      Thread Starter

    Re: The Settlers 4 do not works

    I've totally disabled all protections and still it's still bugging. No Zone Alarm on this comp.

    The game disk is clean (strangely enough). Not sure what you mean by drive, but I can read others CDs with no problems

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #6
    Yard Dog's Avatar

    Senior Member



    Join Date : Oct 2011
    Central Florida in a small town
    Posts : 2,175
    Vista Home Basic. 32 bit SP 2
    Local Time: 02:55 PM
    usa us florida

     

    Re: The Settlers 4 do not works

    Hmmm,strange. The game works on other computers, your computer will play/run other dvd's/cd's , you have disabled firewall and antivirus , looks like our Gaming Expert guys are gonna have to take over on troubleshooting for you, as i am not sure what else to try . Someone will get on this and post back instructions/suggestions. Hang in there.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #7



    Banned
    Join Date : Dec 2011
    Posts : 8
    64bit, Vista SP2
    Local Time: 12:55 PM


      Thread Starter

    Re: The Settlers 4 do not works

    Hope they will ^^
    I'll be waiting

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #8
    townsbg's Avatar

    ~~тσωηsвg~~


    Join Date : Sep 2011
    US of A
    Posts : 1,510
    Mac OS X 10.8.5
    Local Time: 01:55 PM
    usa

     

    Re: The Settlers 4 do not works

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #9



    Banned
    Join Date : Dec 2011
    Posts : 8
    64bit, Vista SP2
    Local Time: 12:55 PM


      Thread Starter

    Re: The Settlers 4 do not works

    Thank you but if you wwould have red what I wrote, I said I already tried that way...

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  11. #10
    townsbg's Avatar

    ~~тσωηsвg~~


    Join Date : Sep 2011
    US of A
    Posts : 1,510
    Mac OS X 10.8.5
    Local Time: 01:55 PM
    usa

     

    Re: The Settlers 4 do not works

    Read this: Compatible wins 7 64 bit games - general-discussion - windows-7

    I'm suspicious that with it being so old it is incompatible with Vista, especially 64-bit. I'm reading of others that have the same problem with no conclusive fix. If the installer is 16-bit then it won't work on Vista because Vista does not have backwards compatibility for 16-bit whereas XP did. The list of supported systems doesn't go past XP. I'm seeing several patches but they probably have to have the game installed. At this point I don't know what to tell you.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

The Settlers 4 do not works
Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Settlers IV 'setup.exe' Not Working Gaming
The original Settlers game... Vista Games
Settlers Vista Games
Settlers VI Gaming
settlers Vista Games