Windows 8 (Crash Problem)

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Dream War
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Windows 8 (Crash Problem)

Post by Dream War » Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:42 am

Hi.

Recently decided to install ParaWorld again, after a long time.

Installed ParaWorld.
Restarted Computer.
Installed Booster Pack 2.0
Installed Windows 7 Fix
Launched the Booster Pack Shortcut (crashes)

I entered the CD - Key fine, but after it just almost immediately crashes.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Windows 8 (Crash Problem)

Post by AnthonyCole » Wed Apr 29, 2015 21:14 pm

7-Zip fix? You mean Windows 7 fix?

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Re: Windows 8 (Crash Problem)

Post by Dream War » Wed Apr 29, 2015 22:11 pm

AnthonyCole wrote:7-Zip fix? You mean Windows 7 fix?
Yes that, sorry.
Edited.

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Re: Windows 8 (Crash Problem)

Post by AnthonyCole » Wed Apr 29, 2015 22:22 pm

How does it crash? Freeze? Closing without message?

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Re: Windows 8 (Crash Problem)

Post by Dream War » Wed Apr 29, 2015 23:13 pm

Screen goes black then a message pops up saying it stopped working.

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Re: Windows 8 (Crash Problem)

Post by AnthonyCole » Thu Apr 30, 2015 0:20 am

Maybe try launching as admin?

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Re: Windows 8 (Crash Problem)

Post by Dream War » Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:25 am

AnthonyCole wrote:Maybe try launching as admin?
Same thing. Should I try launching in compatibility mode? I doubt it would work though. Also, thanks for the help. Surprised I got replies because this game is more or less dead.

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Re: Windows 8 (Crash Problem)

Post by Scrat » Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:54 am

the game is very much alive! :)

can you run the normal Paraworld shortcut (not Boosterpack)?

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Re: Windows 8 (Crash Problem)

Post by Dream War » Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:04 am

Scrat wrote:the game is very much alive! :)

can you run the normal Paraworld shortcut (not Boosterpack)?
Nope. All of them do the same thing.
For clarification.

Screen goes black (like it's forming full screen mode), followed by crash with error/warning and then I manually have to close it because the initial launch is stuck in the middle of my screen.

Edit: I solved the problem.
I read somewhere the Booster Pack and Windows 7 Fix had to overwrite the other files. Since they didn't do that firstly, I extracted them to Desktop and overwrote them later.

I also installed ParaWorld *not* in the Program Files (86x).
I even set the compatibility mode to Windows XP (Service Pack 3).

However, I played a quick few games because I didn't have much time, but now since I start it up, I can't click Campaign, Skirmish, Load Game or Multiplayer.

Any idea why?

Edit: Fixed. Restarted computer. Will test again if it starts stuffing up.

Also, my computer is absolute trash, and I am looking to run ParaWorld on the highest settings (and resolution). Is ParaWorld CPU based or GPU based?
Any recommendations on parts?

Currently.
CPU: i3 530 2.93 GHz
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 Series
RAM: 4 GB

Thanks again!

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Re: Windows 8 (Crash Problem)

Post by AnthonyCole » Fri May 01, 2015 23:49 pm

So you did not install PW/BP2/Win7fix correctly? Glad you've solved it :)

Paraworld should easily work on modern computers with highest settings - just try it out. In CEP/Mirage you can even set the FPS to 60 in the options menu (will also work for normal game but it does not have that option by default, standard fps is 45, god knows why).

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Re: Windows 8 (Crash Problem)

Post by Dream War » Sat May 02, 2015 0:56 am

AnthonyCole wrote:So you did not install PW/BP2/Win7fix correctly? Glad you've solved it :)

Paraworld should easily work on modern computers with highest settings - just try it out. In CEP/Mirage you can even set the FPS to 60 in the options menu (will also work for normal game but it does not have that option by default, standard fps is 45, god knows why).

The thing is, I don't think I installed it correctly. I didn't install them. I just installed the files somewhere else, and overwrote them.

I can't launch SDK or Booster Pack. Only standard. Basically the standard edition of ParaWorld. I don't want to play with fire and mess around with it again, but the same time, I would like the community bonuses.

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Post by MrMorgana » Sat May 02, 2015 9:02 am

Dream War wrote:The thing is, I don't think I installed it correctly. I didn't install them. I just installed the files somewhere else, and overwrote them.

I can't launch SDK or Booster Pack. Only standard. Basically the standard edition of ParaWorld. I don't want to play with fire and mess around with it again, but the same time, I would like the community bonuses.
if you have any spare time and teamviewer ofc, i would like to help you with this ;)
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Re: Windows 8 (Crash Problem)

Post by Dream War » Sat May 02, 2015 10:08 am

MrMorgana wrote:
Dream War wrote:The thing is, I don't think I installed it correctly. I didn't install them. I just installed the files somewhere else, and overwrote them.

I can't launch SDK or Booster Pack. Only standard. Basically the standard edition of ParaWorld. I don't want to play with fire and mess around with it again, but the same time, I would like the community bonuses.
if you have any spare time and teamviewer ofc, i would like to help you with this ;)

Re - installing at the moment. If it doesn't work, I'll install Team Viewer.

Edit: Never mind, fixed it. Can launch Booster Pack now. Re - installed it, again.
Thanks guys!

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