ST: Generations versus Windows XP 5 replies

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Mr. Matt VIP Member

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#1 14 years ago

Yesterday I installed ST: Generations and intended to play through it. Unfortunately, I use Windows XP. The first time I started it, it illegal operation'ed me. So I went into compatability mode and set Windows 95 and the appropriate resolution and tried again. Success! It was working! I watched the intro video for the first time in over half a decade, and reached stellar cartography. I scanned the station, pressed the 'transport' button... and it simply quit to desktop, no suggestion as to why. No matter what I tried I couldn't get any further than this. Does anyone have a solution (other than throwing the Windows XP CD out the window and installing an older one)?




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#2 14 years ago

hmm...considering going to a less reliable OS just to play an out dated game? why not partition your HD and slap WIN98 on there just for old games? ...or try to reinstall generations, maby something went screwy when you put it on....




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#3 14 years ago

Oh, I tried that. And no, I'm not considering going to a 'less reliable' OS (debatable :p) to play an 'old' game (no such thing as 'outdated', only in graphics). I'm just wondering if there's an option I haven't checked or a quick fix I can download/do myself to get such a game working.




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#4 14 years ago

Maybe its just your current harware setup, regardless of the OS that is causing the instability within the program. If it is, the only solution really is to run it on an older machine hmm?




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#5 14 years ago

i'm not on my home computer, and this one at work has WIN2000, but isn't the option there to switch campatibility to WIN98 aswell as WIN95? have you tried that?




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#6 14 years ago

Yeah, I played with all the options on the compatability mode, Win 98 included. I suppose it is my hardware. But, finding an old computer I can steal won't be easy...