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Postby AussieDodger » Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:05 am

I am on Vista now, and when I go to play old games it won't play them and says "does not support full screen mode" or something like that.

Also, it only has a TRIAL version of Word/Excel and therefore won't save anything, rendering it virtually useless.

WTF garbage is this?

Any clever cafe-ers got any solutions? :-C
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Re: Vista problems, any ideas?

Postby Tavish » Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:14 am

AussieDodger wrote:I am on Vista now, and when I go to play old games it won't play them and says "does not support full screen mode" or something like that.

Also, it only has a TRIAL version of Word/Excel and therefore won't save anything, rendering it virtually useless.

WTF garbage is this?

Any clever cafe-ers got any solutions? :-C


A: How old of games are you talking about? IIRC Vista needs an emulator to run DOS games.

B: Either buy the full version of Office or get a free open source Office suite like OpenOffice.org
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Re: Vista problems, any ideas?

Postby acsguitar » Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:18 am

So you don't own office?

Also, yea how old are the games. Just put windows 7 on there
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Re: Vista problems, any ideas?

Postby AussieDodger » Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:22 am

Tavish wrote:A: How old of games are you talking about? IIRC Vista needs an emulator to run DOS games.


Quake 3 (1999?), and I downloaded a free version of Leisure Suit Larry 2 that it won't let me play O:-)

Tavish wrote:B: Either buy the full version of Office or get a free open source Office suite like OpenOffice.org


Yeah my g/f just told me that too, thanks man ;-D
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Re: Vista problems, any ideas?

Postby Dan Lambskin » Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:33 am

AussieDodger wrote:
Tavish wrote:A: How old of games are you talking about? IIRC Vista needs an emulator to run DOS games.


Quake 3 (1999?), and I downloaded a free version of Leisure Suit Larry 2 that it won't let me play O:-)



did you lose your copy of Doom or something?
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Re: Vista problems, any ideas?

Postby Tavish » Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:33 am

AussieDodger wrote:
Tavish wrote:A: How old of games are you talking about? IIRC Vista needs an emulator to run DOS games.


Quake 3 (1999?), and I downloaded a free version of Leisure Suit Larry 2 that it won't let me play O:-)

Quake 3 should run ok in Vista, it might be a resolution setting. Make sure you have updated graphic drivers. And then try setting the game resolution to the same as your Vista setting.
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Re: Vista problems, any ideas?

Postby acsguitar » Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:38 am

Try running in xp compatability mode.

Is it an openGL game?
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Re: Vista problems, any ideas?

Postby AussieDodger » Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:48 am

acsguitar wrote:Try running in xp compatability mode.

Is it an openGL game?



Quake 3 wrote:GLW_StartOpenGL() - could not load OpenGL subsystem
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Re: Vista problems, any ideas?

Postby acsguitar » Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:57 am

Whats your graphics card?
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Re: Vista problems, any ideas?

Postby AussieDodger » Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:02 pm

acsguitar wrote:Whats your graphics card?


This is going to sound dumb, but in this Vista b.s I don't know where to look. :-C
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