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Crimson Skies on Windows Vista: it's a game in itself!

AldoAldo Hippo HoorayRegistered User regular
edited May 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
So I downloaded the completely legal demo of Crimson Skies from the official website, I changed the compatibility settings to Windows 98/ME and I can play just fine for a while.

Two things are going tits up, though:

1) Half the text looks fine, the other half looks scrambled (most annoying of this: the controlscheme is unreadable)

2) The game crashed after ~10 minutes in the first mission.

What can I do to solve this? :?

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  • amateurhouramateurhour One day I'll be professionalhour The woods somewhere in TennesseeRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Aldo wrote: »
    So I downloaded the completely legal demo of Crimson Skies from the official website, I changed the compatibility settings to Windows 98/ME and I can play just fine for a while.

    Two things are going tits up, though:

    1) Half the text looks fine, the other half looks scrambled (most annoying of this: the controlscheme is unreadable)

    2) The game crashed after ~10 minutes in the first mission.

    What can I do to solve this? :?

    Some starting points:

    Make sure you have the latest video drivers installed.

    Turn off aero if you have it installed.

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  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Aero turns off automatically when I start the game up, that should be sufficient, right? I'm downloading the latest driver now, I guess it can't hurt anyway.

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  • Oz K. FodrotskiOz K. Fodrotski Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    What videocard are you running? According to my prior research, any card above the GeForce 6xxx line will spawn that type of text corruption. Details can be found here.

    Honestly, I made a classic gaming box out of spare parts, and installed Win98 on it, just to avoid problems like this.

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  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    What videocard are you running? According to my prior research, any card above the GeForce 6xxx line will spawn that type of text corruption. Details can be found here.

    Honestly, I made a classic gaming box out of spare parts, and installed Win98 on it, just to avoid problems like this.
    8800 GTS 512 (*brag brag brag*)

    And that's a shame.

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    If you can find a copy from a friend to borrow that would be ideal, because Crimson Skies had a bunch of crash bugs that later patches fixed pretty well.

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  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    If you can find a copy from a friend to borrow that would be ideal, because Crimson Skies had a bunch of crash bugs that later patches fixed pretty well.
    Last patch was ..what.. 5 years ago. I doubt they have fixed the problem Oz describes. :? I'm going to see if I have the disc lying around here somewhere, but I don't think it's worth the trouble otherwise.

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Not the text problem, yeah, but the text doesn't really matter. The controls will all be in the manual.

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  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Not the text problem, yeah, but the text doesn't really matter. The controls will all be in the manual.
    It's both the text and the crashing. At least, according to the link provided.

    I guess there is no other game out there that combined the awesome controls with the crazy setting. :(

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