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Dungeon Keeper incompatible with Vista?

  1. #1


    DarkMisstress Guest

    Dungeon Keeper incompatible with Vista?

    I am at the end of my tether!

    I go to install Dungeon Keeper or Dungeon Keeper Gold on my new Vista PC and
    it gets to the title screen with Horny and then closes into a blackbox at the
    top left of my screen, minimizes then closes.

    I am not the only one who cannot get it running on Vista either as you can
    see there are among hundreds of people with this problem:

    http://vogons.zetafleet.com/viewtopi...40aa2d5711e8f2

    http://www.compatdb.org/ubbthreads.p.../178301/page/1

    http://z9.invisionfree.com/Keeper_Kl...showtopic=1350

    http://z9.invisionfree.com/Keeper_Kl...showtopic=1092


    Is there any patch to get it running on vista? Changing the compatibility
    options don't work either!

    Will Microsoft actually do anything for this?

    Please let me know. Regards.

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  2. #2


    VRG Scotty Guest

    Re: Dungeon Keeper incompatible with Vista?


    "DarkMisstress" <DarkMisstress@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:0FE25993-01E6-41C5-BB33-3E51582947DC@xxxxxx

    >I am at the end of my tether!
    >
    > I go to install Dungeon Keeper or Dungeon Keeper Gold on my new Vista PC
    > and
    > it gets to the title screen with Horny and then closes into a blackbox at
    > the
    > top left of my screen, minimizes then closes.
    >
    > I am not the only one who cannot get it running on Vista either as you can
    > see there are among hundreds of people with this problem:
    >
    > http://vogons.zetafleet.com/viewtopi...40aa2d5711e8f2
    >
    > http://www.compatdb.org/ubbthreads.p.../178301/page/1
    >
    > http://z9.invisionfree.com/Keeper_Kl...showtopic=1350
    >
    > http://z9.invisionfree.com/Keeper_Kl...showtopic=1092
    >
    >
    > Is there any patch to get it running on vista? Changing the compatibility
    > options don't work either!
    >
    > Will Microsoft actually do anything for this?
    It has nothing to do with M$ it is upto the game makers to supply a patch..
    But I have Gold running on my Vista machine. Installed as administrator,
    didn't have to do anything else.
    --
    VRG Scotty

    www.vistareadygames.com
    Register, it's free, and use the 'search for solution' tab for any problems


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  3. #3


    VRG Scotty Guest

    Re: Dungeon Keeper incompatible with Vista?


    "VRG Scotty" <vrg-scotty@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:Ouun5rzbIHA.1376@xxxxxx

    > It has nothing to do with M$ it is upto the game makers to supply a
    > patch.. But I have Gold running on my Vista machine. Installed as
    > administrator, didn't have to do anything else.
    Found this on VRG
    Hi there. Believe it or not, I just finished the entire game again
    (for the nth time), but this time on Vista! I was having the exact
    same issues as you, crashing, freezing... then I went into the Windows
    DEP (Window key+pause - Advanced System Settings - Performace tab,
    Settings - Data Execution Prevention tab - Add) then add the
    Keeper95.exe to the list. Then go into the program file Keeper95.exe,
    right click it and choose compatibility - Windows XP SP2. Now after
    all this, if I run the game from the shortcut it won't work! You have
    to go into the program files\bullfrog\keeper\ and run the game by
    directly clicking on keeper95.exe. Weird, but worked every time!
    --
    VRG Scotty

    www.vistareadygames.com
    Register, it's free, and use the 'search for solution' tab for any problems


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    DarkMisstress Guest

    Re: Dungeon Keeper incompatible with Vista?



    "VRG Scotty" wrote:

    >
    > "DarkMisstress" <DarkMisstress@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:0FE25993-01E6-41C5-BB33-3E51582947DC@xxxxxx

    > >I am at the end of my tether!
    > >
    > > I go to install Dungeon Keeper or Dungeon Keeper Gold on my new Vista PC
    > > and
    > > it gets to the title screen with Horny and then closes into a blackbox at
    > > the
    > > top left of my screen, minimizes then closes.
    > >
    > > I am not the only one who cannot get it running on Vista either as you can
    > > see there are among hundreds of people with this problem:
    > >
    > > http://vogons.zetafleet.com/viewtopi...40aa2d5711e8f2
    > >
    > > http://www.compatdb.org/ubbthreads.p.../178301/page/1
    > >
    > > http://z9.invisionfree.com/Keeper_Kl...showtopic=1350
    > >
    > > http://z9.invisionfree.com/Keeper_Kl...showtopic=1092
    > >
    > >
    > > Is there any patch to get it running on vista? Changing the compatibility
    > > options don't work either!
    > >
    > > Will Microsoft actually do anything for this?
    >
    > It has nothing to do with M$ it is upto the game makers to supply a patch..
    > But I have Gold running on my Vista machine. Installed as administrator,
    > didn't have to do anything else.
    > --
    > VRG Scotty
    >
    > www.vistareadygames.com
    > Register, it's free, and use the 'search for solution' tab for any problems
    >
    >
    Fair enough, but surely MS can alter the compatibility list, seeing as they
    are the ones who decided to bring out new software.

    I've just tried running it as an administrator, but it still doesnt work.
    Does the exact same thing. Any other solutions? Thanks.

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  5. #5


    DarkMisstress Guest

    Re: Dungeon Keeper incompatible with Vista?

    That doesn't work either I'm afraid.

    Managed to find any other potential solutions? Thanks.

    "DarkMisstress" wrote:

    >
    >
    > "VRG Scotty" wrote:
    >

    > >
    > > "DarkMisstress" <DarkMisstress@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > > news:0FE25993-01E6-41C5-BB33-3E51582947DC@xxxxxx

    > > >I am at the end of my tether!
    > > >
    > > > I go to install Dungeon Keeper or Dungeon Keeper Gold on my new Vista PC
    > > > and
    > > > it gets to the title screen with Horny and then closes into a blackbox at
    > > > the
    > > > top left of my screen, minimizes then closes.
    > > >
    > > > I am not the only one who cannot get it running on Vista either as you can
    > > > see there are among hundreds of people with this problem:
    > > >
    > > > http://vogons.zetafleet.com/viewtopi...40aa2d5711e8f2
    > > >
    > > > http://www.compatdb.org/ubbthreads.p.../178301/page/1
    > > >
    > > > http://z9.invisionfree.com/Keeper_Kl...showtopic=1350
    > > >
    > > > http://z9.invisionfree.com/Keeper_Kl...showtopic=1092
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > Is there any patch to get it running on vista? Changing the compatibility
    > > > options don't work either!
    > > >
    > > > Will Microsoft actually do anything for this?
    > >
    > > It has nothing to do with M$ it is upto the game makers to supply a patch..
    > > But I have Gold running on my Vista machine. Installed as administrator,
    > > didn't have to do anything else.
    > > --
    > > VRG Scotty
    > >
    > > www.vistareadygames.com
    > > Register, it's free, and use the 'search for solution' tab for any problems
    > >
    > >
    >
    > Fair enough, but surely MS can alter the compatibility list, seeing as they
    > are the ones who decided to bring out new software.
    >
    > I've just tried running it as an administrator, but it still doesnt work.
    > Does the exact same thing. Any other solutions? Thanks.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Greg R Guest

    Re: Dungeon Keeper incompatible with Vista?

    When you do find a way to get it to work please post here what it is you do
    to get it working! It's one of my all time favorite games and I'd hate to
    not be able to play it anymore. Getting a new gaming notebook next week and
    it is loaded with Vista Ultimate 64. I'm hope VRG Scotty's solution works
    for me if I run into problems, but I'm counting on DarkMisstress if it
    doesn't! Of course I'll post anything I find too.

    Best of luck to you!

    "DarkMisstress" <DarkMisstress@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:35E06FDE-9BD1-4A7F-A01E-494BD4A2BB0B@xxxxxx

    > That doesn't work either I'm afraid.
    >
    > Managed to find any other potential solutions? Thanks.
    >
    > "DarkMisstress" wrote:
    >

    >>
    >>
    >> "VRG Scotty" wrote:
    >>

    >> >
    >> > "DarkMisstress" <DarkMisstress@xxxxxx> wrote in
    >> > message
    >> > news:0FE25993-01E6-41C5-BB33-3E51582947DC@xxxxxx
    >> > >I am at the end of my tether!
    >> > >
    >> > > I go to install Dungeon Keeper or Dungeon Keeper Gold on my new Vista
    >> > > PC
    >> > > and
    >> > > it gets to the title screen with Horny and then closes into a
    >> > > blackbox at
    >> > > the
    >> > > top left of my screen, minimizes then closes.
    >> > >
    >> > > I am not the only one who cannot get it running on Vista either as
    >> > > you can
    >> > > see there are among hundreds of people with this problem:
    >> > >
    >> > > http://vogons.zetafleet.com/viewtopi...40aa2d5711e8f2
    >> > >
    >> > > http://www.compatdb.org/ubbthreads.p.../178301/page/1
    >> > >
    >> > > http://z9.invisionfree.com/Keeper_Kl...showtopic=1350
    >> > >
    >> > > http://z9.invisionfree.com/Keeper_Kl...showtopic=1092
    >> > >
    >> > >
    >> > > Is there any patch to get it running on vista? Changing the
    >> > > compatibility
    >> > > options don't work either!
    >> > >
    >> > > Will Microsoft actually do anything for this?
    >> >
    >> > It has nothing to do with M$ it is upto the game makers to supply a
    >> > patch..
    >> > But I have Gold running on my Vista machine. Installed as
    >> > administrator,
    >> > didn't have to do anything else.
    >> > --
    >> > VRG Scotty
    >> >
    >> > www.vistareadygames.com
    >> > Register, it's free, and use the 'search for solution' tab for any
    >> > problems
    >> >
    >> >
    >>
    >> Fair enough, but surely MS can alter the compatibility list, seeing as
    >> they
    >> are the ones who decided to bring out new software.
    >>
    >> I've just tried running it as an administrator, but it still doesnt work.
    >> Does the exact same thing. Any other solutions? Thanks.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Andy [YaYa] Guest

    Re: Dungeon Keeper incompatible with Vista?

    "DarkMisstress" <DarkMisstress@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:0FE25993-01E6-41C5-BB33-3E51582947DC@xxxxxx

    >I am at the end of my tether!
    >
    > I go to install Dungeon Keeper or Dungeon Keeper Gold on my new Vista PC
    > and
    > it gets to the title screen with Horny and then closes into a blackbox at
    > the
    > top left of my screen, minimizes then closes.
    >
    > I am not the only one who cannot get it running on Vista either as you can
    > see there are among hundreds of people with this problem:
    >
    > http://vogons.zetafleet.com/viewtopi...40aa2d5711e8f2
    >
    > http://www.compatdb.org/ubbthreads.p.../178301/page/1
    >
    > http://z9.invisionfree.com/Keeper_Kl...showtopic=1350
    >
    > http://z9.invisionfree.com/Keeper_Kl...showtopic=1092
    >
    >
    > Is there any patch to get it running on vista? Changing the compatibility
    > options don't work either!
    >
    > Will Microsoft actually do anything for this?
    >
    > Please let me know. Regards.
    Wow, 100 people still play Dungeon Keeper? Don't get me wrong, Dungeon
    Keeper is the "bee's-knees", but really, 100?

    I got it running, forget how, but I believe I used DOSBox and that worked,
    and I also ran it in Vista using a lot of compatibility tweaks. I can't for
    the life of me remember how.

    FYI, good for you keeping the spirit of Bullfrog alive. John Riccitello from
    EA just stated that destroying Bullfrog was one of EA's "Biggest Mistakes".

    -A.


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  8. #8


    Andy [YaYa] Guest

    Re: Dungeon Keeper incompatible with Vista?

    "VRG Scotty" <vrg-scotty@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:uGm6ZuzbIHA.5888@xxxxxx

    >
    > "VRG Scotty" <vrg-scotty@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:Ouun5rzbIHA.1376@xxxxxx
    >

    >> It has nothing to do with M$ it is upto the game makers to supply a
    >> patch.. But I have Gold running on my Vista machine. Installed as
    >> administrator, didn't have to do anything else.
    >
    > Found this on VRG
    > Hi there. Believe it or not, I just finished the entire game again
    > (for the nth time), but this time on Vista! I was having the exact
    > same issues as you, crashing, freezing... then I went into the Windows
    > DEP (Window key+pause - Advanced System Settings - Performace tab,
    > Settings - Data Execution Prevention tab - Add) then add the
    > Keeper95.exe to the list. Then go into the program file Keeper95.exe,
    > right click it and choose compatibility - Windows XP SP2. Now after
    > all this, if I run the game from the shortcut it won't work! You have
    > to go into the program files\bullfrog\keeper\ and run the game by
    > directly clicking on keeper95.exe. Weird, but worked every time!
    I tried that, didn't help me, I did something else to get the game working,
    but won't know til I get home tonight. DOSBox is still my recommendation.
    The game in DOS lacks some things, but it's playable.

    DK2 runs better, but fans don't seem to like that version as much.

    -A.


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  9. #9


    DarkMisstress Guest

    Re: Dungeon Keeper incompatible with Vista?

    Anybody else managed to discover anything which may make DK1 work on vista
    without having to use Dosbox which really limits what you can do. i.e :
    Editor, Direct 3D, plays in a small window, lags etc.

    Thankyou!

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  10. #10


    ana.paklons Guest

    Re: Dungeon Keeper incompatible with Vista?

    I tried that windows DEP trick too, didn't work for me either. Now it
    just does nothing at all.
    Anyone has some different ideas? I've checked practically every forum
    there is on this subject and noone seems to have a solution that works
    for me! It's always 'just change your compatibillity settings', but
    that also doesn't work.

    How does DOSbox work? Maybe after all, I'll have to try that...

    Ana

    On 14 feb, 21:53, "Andy [YaYa]" <android8...@xxxxxx> wrote:

    > "VRG Scotty" <vrg-sco...@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >
    > news:uGm6ZuzbIHA.5888@xxxxxx
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >

    > > "VRG Scotty" <vrg-sco...@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > >news:Ouun5rzbIHA.1376@xxxxxx
    >

    > >> It has nothing to do with M$ it is upto the game makers to supply a
    > >> patch.. But I have Gold running on my Vista machine. *Installed as
    > >> administrator, didn't have to do anything else.
    >

    > > Found this on VRG
    > > Hi there. Believe it or not, I just finished the entire game again
    > > (for the nth time), but this time on Vista! I was having the exact
    > > same issues as you, crashing, freezing... then I went into the Windows
    > > DEP (Window key+pause - Advanced System Settings - Performace tab,
    > > Settings - Data Execution Prevention tab - Add) then add the
    > > Keeper95.exe to the list. Then go into the program file Keeper95.exe,
    > > right click it and choose compatibility - Windows XP SP2. Now after
    > > all this, if I run the game from the shortcut it won't work! You have
    > > to go into the program files\bullfrog\keeper\ and run the game by
    > > directly clicking on keeper95.exe. Weird, but worked every time!
    >
    > I tried that, didn't help me, I did something else to get the game working,
    > but won't know til I get home tonight. DOSBox is still my recommendation.
    > The game in DOS lacks some things, but it's playable.
    >
    > DK2 runs better, but fans don't seem to like that version as much.
    >
    > -A.- Tekst uit oorspronkelijk bericht niet weergeven -
    >
    > - Tekst uit oorspronkelijk bericht weergeven -

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