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pc game wont load on vista

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#1
i am trying to play "Crime Stories" and i can get it to download but when i try to launch it the screen goes black. and i cant do anything. i have to hit the ctrl/alt/delete to get back to normal screen. then a box pops up saying this requires d3rdrm.dll and this version of windows no longer has it. i have tried downloading the d3drm.dll file but it does nothing i have updated the directx thing. i am stuck and just wanted to play and hoping i have not wasted money.
 

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#2
yeah lots have had that issue , its because Vista doesnt come with that old DX file , the only fix i know is to add the file manually , where did you put it?.........

C:/windows/system32 or C:/windows/sysWOW64 ?
 

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erm?? ok so what did you do with it???

ive highlighted the places where it should go in my last post , one of those two folders
 

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OK its like it doesnt download cause i cant find it anywhere on my pc. so i saved it to desktop and tried it that way i get there is no program in the set associate. so i go there to i guess choose one it gives me a bunch of diff things to choose from. i havent picked 1 yet. dont know which one to pick
 

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yeah lots have had that issue , its because Vista doesnt come with that old DX file , the only fix i know is to add the file manually , where did you put it?.........

C:/windows/system32 or C:/windows/sysWOW64 ?

as i already said ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ;)
 

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ok i understand how to download the file to the pc and where to put it but when i download it it it asked which program i want to use to open it.
 

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#8
good grief dude , you dont open it you put it into either


C:/windows/system32 or C:/windows/sysWOW64

;) so you manually drag and drop the downloaded file into either of those folders , if you have 64 bit vista put it in both :)
 

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ok calm down i appceciate the help. but your not understanding what im saying.... i will try to explain it better. when i click on this link d3drm.dll download - free dll files
i click open a window pops up and tells me " this file does not have a program associated with it for preforming this action. create an association in the set associations control panel" word for word this is what i am told.
this is where i dont know what to do. it wont download.
i hope this is more clear on what my problem is
 

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finally i got the file to download. but the game still does not work. when i go to extract the files(i am suppose to do that right?) its says there was a problem with the encripted do you want to continue with out it.
 

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#12
thats a shame , then it seems its its just not compatible , you have done everything you can unless someody else has any suggestions

you could try loading it in compatability mode , worth a try at least
 

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#14
neither worked. is it possible to run 2 diff windows version on the same pc. like i have vista now can i add a new user account and use xp on there
 

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You can install a Virtual HDD, there are lots out there, if you Google it you will find them.
Before installing, read any tutorials you can find, or any articles on Virtual HDD's.

Here is one, follow the link below.

Virtual hard drive: freeware downloads
 

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