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 Post subject: old game question
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:17 am 
Little Foot
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so i was feeling nostalgic and wanted to reload and reinstall total annihilation on my puter for old time nostalgic reasons
but when i was went to put the disc in a window popped up telling me i cant because i need to have 64 bit and this softwarwe is only 32 bit so i should contact my software provider (long dead cavedog entertainment)

so my question is how do i get my old old 32 bit game to load on my windows 7 64 bit system
i supoose for 5.99 i could by it all over again from gog.com but i already own the game and all its expansions


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 Post subject: Re: old game question
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:04 pm 
Smithfield
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There's a compatibility wizard in Start -> All Programs -> Accessories I believe. Just set it for Windows XP SP2/SP3 and have at it.


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 Post subject: Re: old game question
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:07 pm 
Little Foot
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most of my programs are running fine as it is problem with the total annihilation is it didnt even want to install altogether the error window popped up during install


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 Post subject: Re: old game question
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:10 pm 
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jktz122 wrote:
most of my programs are running fine as it is problem with the total annihilation is it didnt even want to install altogether the error window popped up during install

... Did you try the Compatibility Wizard?


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 Post subject: Re: old game question
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:11 pm 
Little Foot
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LatiosXT wrote:
jktz122 wrote:
most of my programs are running fine as it is problem with the total annihilation is it didnt even want to install altogether the error window popped up during install

... Did you try the Compatibility Wizard?

didnt see any compatibility wizard under "accesories" at least in my version of win 7


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 Post subject: Re: old game question
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:15 am 
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Oh, they changed the name. Just type in "compatibility" in the start menu search.


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 Post subject: Re: old game question
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:44 am 
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Pop the disk in and let it start, then shut it off. Go into windows explorer and click on the optical drive you have the cd in. In the right panel look for the .exe that installs the game. Right click on the .exe and choose properties, then the compatibility tab, choose win xp sp3 and the game should install when you next double click the install .exe. Sounds like a lot to do but is very simple.

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 Post subject: Re: old game question
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:12 am 
Little Foot
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Nastyman wrote:
Pop the disk in and let it start, then shut it off. Go into windows explorer and click on the optical drive you have the cd in. In the right panel look for the .exe that installs the game. Right click on the .exe and choose properties, then the compatibility tab, choose win xp sp3 and the game should install when you next double click the install .exe. Sounds like a lot to do but is very simple.

Nasty

i think i found the answer those expansion discs were 16 bit and windows os win 7 cant handle 16 bit .. the original game disc was 32 bit luckily i dont really need to install the expan just copy a few files into the folder


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 Post subject: Re: old game question
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:14 pm 
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jktz122 wrote:
Nastyman wrote:
Pop the disk in and let it start, then shut it off. Go into windows explorer and click on the optical drive you have the cd in. In the right panel look for the .exe that installs the game. Right click on the .exe and choose properties, then the compatibility tab, choose win xp sp3 and the game should install when you next double click the install .exe. Sounds like a lot to do but is very simple.

Nasty

i think i found the answer those expansion discs were 16 bit and windows os win 7 cant handle 16 bit .. the original game disc was 32 bit luckily i dont really need to install the expan just copy a few files into the folder


Your statement don't make sense. Why would they make the expansions in 16 bit and the main program in 32 bit? All you have to do is find the .exe file that installs the expansion and right click on it, go down to properties, go to the compatibility tab and choose XP sp 2 or 3 and it will install just fine. You could use win 98 for that matter.

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 Post subject: Re: old game question
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:49 am 
Little Foot
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Nastyman wrote:
jktz122 wrote:
Nastyman wrote:
Pop the disk in and let it start, then shut it off. Go into windows explorer and click on the optical drive you have the cd in. In the right panel look for the .exe that installs the game. Right click on the .exe and choose properties, then the compatibility tab, choose win xp sp3 and the game should install when you next double click the install .exe. Sounds like a lot to do but is very simple.

Nasty

i think i found the answer those expansion discs were 16 bit and windows os win 7 cant handle 16 bit .. the original game disc was 32 bit luckily i dont really need to install the expan just copy a few files into the folder


Your statement don't make sense. Why would they make the expansions in 16 bit and the main program in 32 bit? All you have to do is find the .exe file that installs the expansion and right click on it, go down to properties, go to the compatibility tab and choose XP sp 2 or 3 and it will install just fine. You could use win 98 for that matter.

Nasty

i dunno remember this was back in 1998 or so but over on tauniverse they had a workaround for windows 7 plus the www.gog.com version works and installs just fine


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