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Call of duty 2 won't run on Windows Vista! Why?

  1. #1


    g33k Guest

    Call of duty 2 won't run on Windows Vista! Why?

    Well cheers to all and to all MVPs here.
    So I have problem with Call of duty 2 game, when I am trying to open
    CoD2 then suddenly shows only black screen and nothing more, then after
    that I must manually restart my PC. I have the latest drivers for my
    ATI's card (7.7 release). I have patched CoD2 with 1.3 patch and I tried
    everything to run this game on Windows Vista Ultimate which is placed in
    second boot. IN the first boot I have Windows XP Pro SP2 with latest
    patches and drivers for my motherboard, grapich card and so one.
    Everything is there updated as in Windows Vista and I cannot run CoD2 on
    Windows Vista, dunno why... :-(
    I have 12 years of expirience in Windows NT/Win9x/MS-DOS OSes and I
    really don't know what causing that behaviour on Windows Vista with CoD2
    game.
    I am having p4 3.0ghz, 1gb ddr1 400, Radeon9600pro 256ddr - my mashine
    is well patched with all latest drivers and updates from Microsoft.
    Anyway does CoD2 work on Windows Vista or not?

    Cheers from Croatia.

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  3. #2


    VRG Scotty© Guest

    Re: Call of duty 2 won't run on Windows Vista! Why?


    "g33k" <dont@spam.me> wrote in message
    news:OYDSuu8zHHA.464@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Well cheers to all and to all MVPs here.
    > So I have problem with Call of duty 2 game, when I am trying to open CoD2
    > then suddenly shows only black screen and nothing more, then after that I
    > must manually restart my PC. I have the latest drivers for my ATI's card
    > (7.7 release). I have patched CoD2 with 1.3 patch and I tried everything
    > to run this game on Windows Vista Ultimate which is placed in second boot.
    > IN the first boot I have Windows XP Pro SP2 with latest patches and
    > drivers for my motherboard, grapich card and so one. Everything is there
    > updated as in Windows Vista and I cannot run CoD2 on Windows Vista, dunno
    > why... :-(
    > I have 12 years of expirience in Windows NT/Win9x/MS-DOS OSes and I really
    > don't know what causing that behaviour on Windows Vista with CoD2 game.
    > I am having p4 3.0ghz, 1gb ddr1 400, Radeon9600pro 256ddr - my mashine is
    > well patched with all latest drivers and updates from Microsoft.
    > Anyway does CoD2 work on Windows Vista or not?


    Yes it works fine..your problem looks like lack of hardware...get more RAM
    for starters
    --
    VRG Scotty©

    www.vistareadygames.com


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  4. #3


    g33k Guest

    Re: Call of duty 2 won't run on Windows Vista! Why?

    VRG Scotty© wrote:
    > Yes it works fine..your problem looks like lack of hardware...get more
    > RAM for starters


    1gb isn't enough??
    Terrible

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  5. #4


    its not a ram issue Guest

    Re: Call of duty 2 won't run on Windows Vista! Why?



    "g33k" wrote:

    > VRG Scotty© wrote:
    > > Yes it works fine..your problem looks like lack of hardware...get more
    > > RAM for starters

    >
    > 1gb isn't enough??
    > Terrible
    >


    1GB of ram is FINE as far as running it, performance will be worse then on
    XP. The problem is you need to run the game in XP SP2 compatibility mode and
    as ADMIN! This used to happen to me.

    SPECS:
    Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 3.6
    4GB DDR2-800 Corsair
    7900GT
    GA-965P-DS3
    Vista Ultimate 64-bit (I was running 32bit a month ago)

    Don't be quick to blame it on hardware

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  6. #5


    Andy [Ex-MSFT] Guest

    Re: Call of duty 2 won't run on Windows Vista! Why?

    "its not a ram issue" <its not a ram issue@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
    in message news:8968ACCC-5D86-4286-BA7A-90DFE6B50FB1@microsoft.com...

    > "g33k" wrote:


    >> VRG Scotty© wrote:
    >> > Yes it works fine..your problem looks like lack of hardware...get more
    >> > RAM for starters


    >> 1gb isn't enough??
    >> Terrible


    > 1GB of ram is FINE as far as running it, performance will be worse then on
    > XP. The problem is you need to run the game in XP SP2 compatibility mode
    > and
    > as ADMIN! This used to happen to me.
    >
    > SPECS:
    > Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 3.6
    > 4GB DDR2-800 Corsair
    > 7900GT
    > GA-965P-DS3
    > Vista Ultimate 64-bit (I was running 32bit a month ago)
    >
    > Don't be quick to blame it on hardware


    Scotty is of the firm belief that you have to have 2, 8800 GTX cards to
    enjoy solitare.

    Just to echo what I've said before, you're running an old game on a new OS,
    this seems to be a universal fix for any game that "won't run" just run as
    an administrator. Something to keep in mind in the future.

    Expanding on what Scotty suggested you might consider an upgrade, that ATi
    card is a little old in the teeth. You can get a decent entry level ATi or
    nVidia AGP card that'll run circles around your 9600 for $100, but if you're
    not in a position to upgrade now, you should still be ok.


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    VRG Scotty© Guest

    Re: Call of duty 2 won't run on Windows Vista! Why?


    "Andy [Ex-MSFT]" <android8675@MAPSONhotmail.com> wrote in message
    newsDABD893-615F-4F86-AE10-8961CA7EE1DE@microsoft.com...

    > Scotty is of the firm belief that you have to have 2, 8800 GTX cards to
    > enjoy solitare.


    Hehehe I like my cards to look right

    > Just to echo what I've said before, you're running an old game on a new
    > OS, this seems to be a universal fix for any game that "won't run" just
    > run as an administrator. Something to keep in mind in the future.
    >
    > Expanding on what Scotty suggested you might consider an upgrade, that ATi
    > card is a little old in the teeth. You can get a decent entry level ATi or
    > nVidia AGP card that'll run circles around your 9600 for $100, but if
    > you're not in a position to upgrade now, you should still be ok.


    Deffo...I've seen this in so many occasions where more RAM or better
    graphics have solved a gaming problem.
    --
    VRG Scotty©

    www.vistareadygames.com


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  8. #7


    Verger Guest

    Re: Call of duty 2 won't run on Windows Vista! Why?

    On Fri, 27 Jul 2007 05:22:00 -0700, its not a ram issue <its not a ram
    issue@discussions.microsoft.com> sang the following hymns:

    >
    >
    >"g33k" wrote:
    >
    >> VRG Scotty© wrote:
    >> > Yes it works fine..your problem looks like lack of hardware...get more
    >> > RAM for starters

    >>
    >> 1gb isn't enough??
    >> Terrible
    >>

    >
    >1GB of ram is FINE as far as running it, performance will be worse then on
    >XP. The problem is you need to run the game in XP SP2 compatibility mode and
    >as ADMIN! This used to happen to me.
    >
    >SPECS:
    >Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 3.6
    >4GB DDR2-800 Corsair
    >7900GT
    >GA-965P-DS3
    >Vista Ultimate 64-bit (I was running 32bit a month ago)
    >
    >Don't be quick to blame it on hardware


    Do you think that the performance would increase the better your
    hardware is in general in such cases with games under Vista?

    Because I will own a E6850 Core2Duo and a 8800GTS 640MB soon, with 2
    GB of 800 Mhz Ram kit on a 1333MHZ FSN mobo.


    --

    Verger

    "What are we in time going by"-- Mountain ( For Yasgur's Farm)

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    VRG Scotty© Guest

    Re: Call of duty 2 won't run on Windows Vista! Why?


    "Verger" <nomail@maildump.nl> wrote in message
    news:lnuoa3p1vbm91svq01iqaugdf9ji66vf75@4ax.com...

    >>Don't be quick to blame it on hardware

    >
    > Do you think that the performance would increase the better your
    > hardware is in general in such cases with games under Vista?


    Definitely
    --
    VRG Scotty©

    www.vistareadygames.com


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    Andy [Ex-MSFT] Guest

    Re: Call of duty 2 won't run on Windows Vista! Why?


    "Verger" <nomail@maildump.nl> wrote in message
    news:lnuoa3p1vbm91svq01iqaugdf9ji66vf75@4ax.com...
    > On Fri, 27 Jul 2007 05:22:00 -0700, its not a ram issue <its not a ram
    > issue@discussions.microsoft.com> sang the following hymns:
    >
    > Do you think that the performance would increase the better your
    > hardware is in general in such cases with games under Vista?
    >
    > Because I will own a E6850 Core2Duo and a 8800GTS 640MB soon, with 2
    > GB of 800 Mhz Ram kit on a 1333MHZ FSN mobo.


    I am of the opinion that you don't need to spend thousands of dollars to
    have a good gaming experience, so I tend to post, "Well, if you don't want
    to upgrade now, here's what you can do." Then once the game is running you
    can decide if you want to upgrade.

    Yeah throwing new hardware at a problem will usually fix the problem, but if
    the game says it supports X, Y, and Z hardware, and you have X, Y, and Z,
    then the game will run with a little proding. Not everyone loves spending
    tons of money just to play 1 game.

    That said, your new system should be fine, just make sure you do all your
    updates, which I'm sure you're used to by now if you got the game running on
    your old system.


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    Frenchy Guest

    Re: Call of duty 2 won't run on Windows Vista! Why?


    "Andy [Ex-MSFT]" <android8675@MAPSONhotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:7D679AC2-1228-4CD6-9E2C-8943722FA1FF@microsoft.com...
    >
    > "Verger" <nomail@maildump.nl> wrote in message
    > news:lnuoa3p1vbm91svq01iqaugdf9ji66vf75@4ax.com...
    >> On Fri, 27 Jul 2007 05:22:00 -0700, its not a ram issue <its not a ram
    >> issue@discussions.microsoft.com> sang the following hymns:
    >>
    >> Do you think that the performance would increase the better your
    >> hardware is in general in such cases with games under Vista?
    >>
    >> Because I will own a E6850 Core2Duo and a 8800GTS 640MB soon, with 2
    >> GB of 800 Mhz Ram kit on a 1333MHZ FSN mobo.

    >
    > I am of the opinion that you don't need to spend thousands of dollars to
    > have a good gaming experience, so I tend to post, "Well, if you don't want
    > to upgrade now, here's what you can do." Then once the game is running you
    > can decide if you want to upgrade.
    >
    > Yeah throwing new hardware at a problem will usually fix the problem, but
    > if the game says it supports X, Y, and Z hardware, and you have X, Y, and
    > Z, then the game will run with a little proding. Not everyone loves
    > spending tons of money just to play 1 game.
    >
    > That said, your new system should be fine, just make sure you do all your
    > updates, which I'm sure you're used to by now if you got the game running
    > on your old system.



    Just installed this on my system (Intel Cored Duo, 4Gb RAM and NVIDIA 7600
    cards)

    Some initial problems getting it to run but if you RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR and
    DO NOT tick the XP Compatible it should run fine

    There was a Punkbuster error last night (World wide for some) so if you had
    on line connection problems there is a solution on the PB Forum pages.

    Frenchy


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