I found the solution for some of the problems running Kotor on Vista. The first one: Saved Game Editor The reason that you can't edit the saved games when playing normal instead of Run as Administrator is because the saved games are stored in an alternate directory: C:\Users\\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\LucasArts\SWKotOR Just set the path to there and it will work, this will save you time trying to run the game as administrator or if you forget to run it as administrator. The Second one: Cheats For those who don't use the saved game editor but do use cheats here is why it only works in run as administrator: There is a secondary ini file, as you can guess, it is located in the same folder as the saved games above. So just change that ini file and your good to go. The third one: Vista won't run Kotor! For all of those who think vista can't run kotor you are obviously wrong. It can because I am running it on Vista. I'm not sure how I got it to work but I did. Som things that might help you get it to run: Run in compatability mode for XP service pack 2 Make the shortcut run the swkotor.exe instead of launcher.exe Get the No-Cd crack if you have the emulation problem Emulation Problem: If you have the cd in the drive and it tells you that emulation software is running then quits. This is because vista apperantly has an emulation software in it or something like that. So to fix this problem, get a no-cd crack. (Make sure its the crack for your version of Kotor) If none of these helped you then I have not encountered your specific problem.
Work in progress
29th September 2003
Great post, thanks!
21st April 2008
turns out in your main installation directory (C:/Program Files/LucasArts/SWKotOR by default) you can just click the button that says "Compatibility Files" at the top of the window and you'll get to the VirtualStore area too.
Your welcome for the post. Also thanks for the information dxm16 didn't know that. I found the virtual store while exploring my new vista directories. (They changed things a little from XP :uhoh:)