I just built a new system and was trying out some of my older games, specifically Warcraft III and Stars Wars KOTOR. I'm running into some video issues with these games but newer games like Starcraft II and Deus Ex HR run fine. I was wondering if this is a known conflict or where I should be looking for compatibility issues. I have the latest nvidia drivers installed. I hear there are some issues with Windows 7 with many games.
In game video just give a black screen, but audio is fine and the monitor is still receiving signal.
Star Wars KOTOR:
Icon appears in start bar but the game never loads. It loaded one time, but was really laggy and I could not click on any menus.
Windows 7 64 bit
Mobo: Biostar TZ68A+
Memory: Patriot PSD38G1600K 8gb
GPU: Zotac Geforce GTX 460 1gb
running 1920x1080 resolution
KotOR 1 and 2 can run on Windows 7, but they do have some issues. The game doesn't like any OS newer than XP. For KotOR II there is a fan patch that does allow the game to run in Windows 7 relatively bug free, look for the Windows Vista Fix on kotorfiles. I wouldn't be surprised if something similar was done for KotOR.
Great, thanks. I tried setting my WCIII to Windows XP compatibility and the video runs now (although not perfectly). After I did that, KOTOR began to work. Not sure how they're connected, but it's all good now.