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Gretzki

I can't open the game console with "~" for any game. When I was using XP that
was not a problem. But what happens now? And I don't wanna hear stuff like
"we don't support cheats" bla bla bla... windows vista interferes with the
programming of a game. I'm really annoyed about this. I tried any other key
but nothing. Is vista missing something?
 

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Hank Arnold (MVP)

Gretzki wrote:

> I can't open the game console with "~" for any game. When I was using XP that
> was not a problem. But what happens now? And I don't wanna hear stuff like
> "we don't support cheats" bla bla bla... windows vista interferes with the
> programming of a game. I'm really annoyed about this. I tried any other key
> but nothing. Is vista missing something?
How about the game name? Mostly, they require odifying the shortcut to
enable the console. I've run numerous games and used the cheats. Running
Vista Home Premium.

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gretzki

Firstly, i posted this on microsoft website. But it ended up here. and i
had to register. So it's still me.

Ok. Currently I'm playing Gothic 3. And i know about the issues with
ini files, or other changes i have to make. But i had. I played this
game when I had XP. There was no problem opening the console with tilde
key (~). On Vista I can't do that anymore.

Another Example is Rome Total War. I can't remember now but i had
problems in many other games that didn't even require modifications in
ini. files or stuff like that. So the issue isn't other keys also.

I ended up with the conclusion that Vista is to blame because on XP it
worked fine... and when I had vista (home premium) .... it didn't.


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windyvoice

"gretzki" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>
> Firstly, i posted this on microsoft website. But it ended up here. and i
> had to register. So it's still me.
>
> Ok. Currently I'm playing Gothic 3. And i know about the issues with
> ini files, or other changes i have to make. But i had. I played this
> game when I had XP. There was no problem opening the console with tilde
> key (~). On Vista I can't do that anymore.
>
> Another Example is Rome Total War. I can't remember now but i had
> problems in many other games that didn't even require modifications in
> ini. files or stuff like that. So the issue isn't other keys also.
>
> I ended up with the conclusion that Vista is to blame because on XP it
> worked fine... and when I had vista (home premium) .... it didn't.

I played Gothic 3 on Vista with no problem and also on XP but for BOTH
systems you need to do the following as per :
http://www.gamefaqs.com/computer/doswin/code/920920.html
Open the ge3.ini file in the Gothic3/Ini folder and change the following
line in Notepad:

[Game]
TestMode=false

to

[Game]
TestMode=true

You can then press [~] (tilde) while playing to bring up the console.

It may also help to have the latest patch in the game. I am playing all
sorts of games cheating or not cheating and have had no problems in any of
them in vista. Some games, such as The Witcher, don't have cheats at all.
I don't know what your problem is but you may need to patch your games and
look up how to cheat in them and try playing in compatibility mode.
Remember patch, patch, patch. Also, is your font size set to default or
custom? Set it to default as a custom setting can cut off a menu in some
apps or games. Or are you just wanting to complain? It is not Vista or
any other OS causing your problem because they have nothing to do with the
cheat console in a game that I know of or can find.
 

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windyvoice

"Spook 13" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Good grief. Please. Just don't blame Vista. It is/could be everything else
> in the world. Just not Vista.
> Cheers
> http://spookpaleis.myminicity.com/ind/
I am not blaming any OS. It is not the OS as I stated in my answer that it
was not Vista OR ANY OTHER OS or can you not read. The guy is probably one
of you Trolls. Oh, I forgot you and your little groupie club of Linux (aka
Unix rip-off) users and insulters are just little kiddies that have nothing
better to do than search and troll and use the forums for anything other
than what they are for, yes. I am not that fond of Vista but at least you
can run games on it. Try to do that in Linux. What, you can't? My, my.
I'll bet you've never even tried it at all but just love to post your
pointless mess that isn't even connected remotely to what the forums are
here for just because you have nothing better to do. I actually feel sorry
for you.
 

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gretzki

Uhm... firstly i am not a linux lover. I know it's an OS but i never
seen it in my life. Secondly, I see that u are like a knight in defense
for Vista. It is a little careless to say that it's everything else's
fault but Vista. Keep an open mind, don't be narrow-headed.

I already told u that for every game with the cheat console problem...
I took the necessary steps. And that includes mods in .ini files,
shortcut parameter adding, patching, compatibility settings, and so on.
I usually work hard on a problem and appeal to forums as a last resort.
So a little respect... as Trolls as u say don't do that.

The issue is simple. Following the same steps... the cheat console
worked fine on XP but not on Vista. And I am not talking only about
Gothic. But many games... and I am not the only one who has this
problem. Hit it on google and u will convince yourself. I am open to
suggestions...

P.S. Why are you so defendant of Vista? It's a prototype on the market,
admit it. As was XP. Xp worked fine only when the SP2 came out.


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windyvoice

"gretzki" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>
> Uhm... firstly i am not a linux lover. I know it's an OS but i never
> seen it in my life. Secondly, I see that u are like a knight in defense
> for Vista. It is a little careless to say that it's everything else's
> fault but Vista. Keep an open mind, don't be narrow-headed.
>
> I already told u that for every game with the cheat console problem...
> I took the necessary steps. And that includes mods in .ini files,
> shortcut parameter adding, patching, compatibility settings, and so on.
> I usually work hard on a problem and appeal to forums as a last resort.
> So a little respect... as Trolls as u say don't do that.
>
> The issue is simple. Following the same steps... the cheat console
> worked fine on XP but not on Vista. And I am not talking only about
> Gothic. But many games... and I am not the only one who has this
> problem. Hit it on google and u will convince yourself. I am open to
> suggestions...
>
> P.S. Why are you so defendant of Vista? It's a prototype on the market,
> admit it. As was XP. Xp worked fine only when the SP2 came out.
>
>
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You, too, cannot read. I said ANY OS, that it was not the fault of any OS.
I am not defending Vista but stating a fact. I really don't care for Vista
but have NEVER had the problems you mentioned in any game, at all. Maybe
your system isn't up to running Vista, who knows.
 

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gretzki

I just told u stop being so narrow-minded. It doesn't matter which OS it
is. The games worked on XP, now they don't on Vista. It's that simple.
Just because you haven't any problems that doesn't solve my problem.
And my system is good. And it came with Vista on it when i bought it. I
installed at first run. And I installed it correctly. Maybe some games
work for u because u have some driver for Vista which I don't have. Or
smth u do and i don't. That's what I'm interested in. And not arguing
about OS-s

If u know what "piece" misses from the "puzzle" required for the cheat
console to work ok. But don't bother posting just to quarrel plz


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Gaza

"gretzki" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>
> I just told u stop being so narrow-minded. It doesn't matter which OS it
> is. The games worked on XP, now they don't on Vista. It's that simple.
> Just because you haven't any problems that doesn't solve my problem.
> And my system is good. And it came with Vista on it when i bought it. I
> installed at first run. And I installed it correctly. Maybe some games
> work for u because u have some driver for Vista which I don't have. Or
> smth u do and i don't. That's what I'm interested in. And not arguing
> about OS-s
>
> If u know what "piece" misses from the "puzzle" required for the cheat
> console to work ok. But don't bother posting just to quarrel plz
>
>
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> gretzki

Have you installed the FULL DX9 ver. from MS
 

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Spook 13

> I am not blaming any OS. It is not the OS as I stated in my answer that

> it was not Vista OR ANY OTHER OS or can you not read. The guy is probably
> one of you Trolls. Oh, I forgot you and your little groupie club of Linux
> (aka Unix rip-off) users and insulters are just little kiddies that have
> nothing better to do than search and troll and use the forums for anything
> other than what they are for, yes. I am not that fond of Vista but at
> least you can run games on it. Try to do that in Linux. What, you can't?
> My, my. I'll bet you've never even tried it at all but just love to post
> your pointless mess that isn't even connected remotely to what the forums
> are here for just because you have nothing better to do. I actually feel
> sorry for you.
Hahaha .... Relax !! Just pulling your leg. Like Vista but XP more stable
for now. Cheers.
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windyvoice

"Gretzki" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>I can't open the game console with "~" for any game. When I was using XP
>that
> was not a problem. But what happens now? And I don't wanna hear stuff like
> "we don't support cheats" bla bla bla... windows vista interferes with the
> programming of a game. I'm really annoyed about this. I tried any other
> key
> but nothing. Is vista missing something?
Download dxwebsetup.exe from Micro$oft. With an open internet connection
setting, run it. It will give you any files you are missing. DX10 or 10.1
(SP1) is installed in Vista. dxwebsetup.exe will install DX9C end user
files and will not hurt DX10 or 10.1. Sorry, I fussed at you. I was
annoyed with others in another group and thought you may be part of them.
My apologies.
 

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Andy [YaYa]

=?Utf-8?B?R3JldHpraQ==?= <[email protected]> wrote in
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> I can't open the game console with "~" for any game. When I was using
> XP that was not a problem. But what happens now? And I don't wanna
> hear stuff like "we don't support cheats" bla bla bla... windows vista
> interferes with the programming of a game. I'm really annoyed about
> this. I tried any other key but nothing. Is vista missing something?
>
Depends on the game. In Source games there's an option to enable the
console in the in-game options, (Look for an Advanced... button somewhere)
I think you can also pass -console to the program you're running. Right
click on the game in Steam there should be an option to add command line
parameters to the game launch.

It's not really a "Game Cheat Console". If you called it the "Game
Console" maybe less people would accuse you of cheating. I use the console
for running/testing maps, so if anything it's more of a "Debug Console".

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Hank Arnold (MVP)

gretzki wrote:

> I just told u stop being so narrow-minded. It doesn't matter which OS it
> is. The games worked on XP, now they don't on Vista. It's that simple.
> Just because you haven't any problems that doesn't solve my problem.
> And my system is good. And it came with Vista on it when i bought it. I
> installed at first run. And I installed it correctly. Maybe some games
> work for u because u have some driver for Vista which I don't have. Or
> smth u do and i don't. That's what I'm interested in. And not arguing
> about OS-s
>
> If u know what "piece" misses from the "puzzle" required for the cheat
> console to work ok. But don't bother posting just to quarrel plz
>
>
Try being a bit more diplomatic and you might get more replies. It's an
important part of the puzzle to know if others are having the same problem.

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Dio Schrauwen

Greetings,

I am also having the ~ not opening the game's console/debug mode. I have
tried the suggested fixes but it will still not apear on games as gothic 3,
Oblivion, Rome total war.

With Oblivion there was an modification that gave you a ring that opens the
console and they stated on the Oblivion boards that it was a known bug in
vista. Now I do not know if it is inteded this way (security reasons? Making
the game run on admin mode did not change any thing sadly) but it is annoying.

I have gothic 3 and oblivion on my laptop and pc. Both games run nice and
smooth. My computer has Windows XP, my laptop has vista I have reinstalled
gothic 3 on both and applied the same steps. It opens on XP without any
problems and on Vista it doesnt. Both my computer and laptop are high above
the game's min req.

Both windows XP and windows vista are running with the latest updates so are
the graphical cards drivers. (24/06/08 last checked)
I would love to see a sollution aswel.
 

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InfinityBall

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Okay, I can tell you what the problem is. 2 years too late, but still: you have a computer (probably from HP) that came with MCIR 109 keyboard driver installed. This driver screws with various key bindings. Uninstall it and your tilde will work. I just fixed my own problem with R:TW by doing it.
 

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