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Vladko1

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#1 9 years ago

I have a problem with Star Trek BC and all OpenGL programs when I switched from Windows XP to Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit. On the 5th, 6th minute if playing my computer is restarting. I am with: Sapphire Radeon HD4870 GDDR5 512MB GB-MA790FX-DS5 4GB RAM DDR2 1066 Kingston AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 750GB SATA2 32MB cache SATA2 Please help. When I was on Windows XP I made MODS for Star Trek BC, but now I can't. :(

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Blackrook_32

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#2 9 years ago

Vladko1;5013765I have a problem with Star Trek BC and all OpenGL programs when I switched from Windows XP to Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit. On the 5th, 6th minute if playing my computer is restarting. I am with: Sapphire Radeon HD4870 GDDR5 512MB GB-MA790FX-DS5 4GB RAM DDR2 1066 Kingston AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 750GB SATA2 32MB cache SATA2 Please help. When I was on Windows XP I made MODS for Star Trek BC, but now I can't. :(

Sorry for my bad English

It maybe a simple fix. Windows Vista is notorious for having problems with any PC game made before 2003. You must run the game as "Run as Administrator". When you get a popup window asking to either "Cancel or Allow" the program to run? Select "Allow".




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#3 9 years ago
Blackrook_32;5013927It maybe a simple fix. Windows Vista is notorious for having problems with any PC game made before 2003. You must run the game as "Run as Administrator". When you get a popup window asking to either "Cancel or Allow" the program to run? Select "Allow".

I am running the game as administrator and with compatibility mode for Windows XP from very long time ago (nearly when I swithed to Win Vista) and the problem is same.




Blackrook_32

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#4 9 years ago
Vladko1;5013949I am running the game as administrator and with compatibility mode for Windows XP from very long time ago (nearly when I swithed to Win Vista) and the problem is same.

Go into the main BC folder and access the property of the stbc.exe. Change the access to "Run As Administrator", then make a shortcut of it to Desktop. To see if that works for you.

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Vladko1

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#5 9 years ago

Blackrook_32;5014033Go into the main BC folder and access the property of the stbc.exe. Change the access to "Run As Administrator", then make a shortcut of it to Desktop. To see if that works for you.

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I have tried this 3 months ago. But I have an event when my internet stops and I was playing Star Trek BC for several hours and there was no problem with the game. When I repaired my old computer 2 days before I bought a routher (If I don't wrote it right, this is the device which can supply up to four computers with internet from one internet supplier.) but I didn't try the game. Today or tomorrow I will see, will the game make problems.




Freakydude

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#6 9 years ago

I've never had a problem with the installation directory but I'm curious where you installed it. Did you install it in Program Files (x86) or just Program Files. Windows says it'll install anything 64 bit into Program Files and anything 32 bit into the Program Files (x86) folder. So far, installing in either folder for me has had no negative effects but perhaps you can install into a different folder and try that out?




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#7 9 years ago

maybie it's from OGL




Vladko1

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#8 9 years ago

I have installed it in D:\Games\Activision\Bridge Commander. Will I change something if I change to D:\Games\Activision\Bridge Commander (x86), because I have many 3D programs in C:\ and I have about 4.6GB of 48.8GB. First I was with Win XP and I have no problems but in Vista I have problem with OpenGL 1.1 programs.




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#9 9 years ago

From what I've seen in the forums, Vista may have problems with games that are not installed in a Program Files folder. Try installing BC into that folder. Also, since you have OpenGL errors, could it be the graphics driver that is causing you problems?




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#10 9 years ago

NO NO NO....

It's the other way around... Vista has issues with older programs being INSTALLED in the programfiles folder.