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Hi, I have some games that will not install at all. The initial autostart
works but when it comes to the installing the game bit the screen briefly
flashes with the setup page and the installation will not go any further.
There are no error messages, it just stops. The game I am having problems
with is Broken Sword 3. It was installed on this computer but I had to wipe
the hard disk a while ago and I can't get the game back on. It says it should
work fine with Windows XP but it doesn't. I tried logging on as admin through
safe mode but that didn't work and I have tried the program compatability
wizard but that didn't work either. Some older programs (black and white and
toonstruck) do exactly the same thing too.
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    Hi Bexybeck,

    "bexybeck" <bexybeck@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:4333F6A6-7EE8-49DF-AF6E-F82E313708A7@microsoft.com...
    | Hi, I have some games that will not install at all. The initial autostart
    | works but when it comes to the installing the game bit the screen briefly
    | flashes with the setup page and the installation will not go any further.
    | There are no error messages, it just stops. The game I am having problems
    | with is Broken Sword 3. It was installed on this computer but I had to wipe
    | the hard disk a while ago and I can't get the game back on. It says it should
    | work fine with Windows XP but it doesn't. I tried logging on as admin through
    | safe mode but that didn't work and I have tried the program compatability
    | wizard but that didn't work either. Some older programs (black and white and
    | toonstruck) do exactly the same thing too.

    Try installing and playing that using 95/98 Compatibility mode.

    To install a program using Windows XP's Compatibility Mode, hold
    down SHIFT as you insert the game CD, use My Computer to browse
    to the setup program, and then skip down to step 1 in the list below:

    To run an installed program using Windows XP's Compatibility Mode,
    first right click the program and "Send To..." / Desktop (create shortcut).

    1.. Right click on the shortcut to the program.
    2.. Click on Properties.
    3.. Click on the Compatibility tab.
    4.. Click on Run this program in compatibility mode and select one of these:
    a.. Windows 95
    b.. Windows 98
    c.. Windows NT 4
    d.. Windows 2000
    5.. Under Display settings, check mark the mode that you think that is best:
    a.. Run in 256 colors.
    b.. Run in 640 X 480 screen resolution.
    c.. Disable visual themes.

    Click on Apply.Click on Ok.Double click on the program.

    Of course, let's not forget to check for any patches or updates for that game.
    A good place to find them is: www.avault.com/pcrl/patches_list.asp?letter=a

    If you'd like to learn more information about compatibility mode, you can click the
    link in the Compatibility tab that reads "Learn more about program compatibility",
    or watch this Application Compatibility Power Point Presentation:
    http://support.microsoft.com/servicedesks/webcasts/wc112202/WC112202.ppt

    --
    Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
    Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

    Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
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