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won't run on windows 7

[Post New]by cynthia740 on Dec 30, 10 9:18 AM
i just got a windows 7 machine, and this and a lot of other games won't run. they start up and then immediately close down to an icon. i'm running in compatibility mode. any suggestions?

 
MarpleLover
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Re:won't run on windows 7

[Post New]by MarpleLover on Dec 30, 10 9:21 AM
Are your browsers closed?

 
jojo_the_joyful
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Re:won't run on windows 7

[Post New]by jojo_the_joyful on Dec 30, 10 9:45 AM
Sounds as if it could be your security settngs, either in windows explorer, or your browser.

If you alter your permissions I am sure it will all work well. My Windows 7 works great. & I use fire fox.

 
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[Post New]by abarrett on Dec 30, 10 9:51 AM
I wish I could help, but I haven't had any problems with running games with Windows 7.

 
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Re:won't run on windows 7

[Post New]by MarpleLover on Dec 30, 10 9:55 AM
Some programs do not like sharing the window with another program. I use firefox but find with some games I must close the browser otherwise my game will open and then minimize.

Do you have other Windows programs running that could be interfering with your game running in the foreground?

Edited on 12/30/2010 at 9:57:45 AM PST


 
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[Post New]by awvines on Dec 30, 10 9:58 AM
Windows 7 here and they all run fine. I use Google Chrome and have no problems running the browser and games at the same time. Live Chat might be able to assist you since assuredly you're not the only user with such difficulties. Good luck!

 
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[Post New]by sonofstar on Dec 30, 10 11:21 AM
Depends upon which version of Windows 7 you have. I have the professional version, which allows me to use programs for older Windows versions. However, this game didn't prompt that option and loaded just fine with Windows 7. Check your version of Windows 7 and the settings you have for it.

 
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won't run on windows 7

[Post New]by Rebeca_Lily on Dec 30, 10 11:59 AM
cynthia740 wrote:i just got a windows 7 machine, and this and a lot of other games won't run. they start up and then immediately close down to an icon. i'm running in compatibility mode. any suggestions?


I have Windows 7, Home Edition, 32 bits; it's the "lowest" version of them all. As I have 22 inch monitor, I had to enlarge the font. This causes some problems in running some games (not this one, it runs smoothly), and I get sometimes the same event like you, or suddenly the offset is changed.

This I am doing to overcome the problems:

1) If I have any problem, first I uninstall the game, and try to run it again:

- Right-click on the downloaded file, choosing "troubleshoot problem".

- Then I accept the compatibility offered by the computer, start the program, click on "next", and save the new compatibility.

- If the same problem appears again, I uninstall again the game, and now I choose the second paragraph - "Troubleshoot program"; I choose the paragraph dealing with change of the font, and keep the solution. This time the game runs smoothly.

2) Usually, W7 offers the compatibility of XP, Service Pack 2 (that's the best pack for games), and this is the compatibility you should choose.


 
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[Post New]by Micha1234 on Dec 30, 10 12:37 PM
Also make sure your DirectX and such are all up to date.

 
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[Post New]by Rose151 on Dec 30, 10 1:05 PM
Micha1234 wrote:Also make sure your DirectX and such are all up to date.

I had to do this, now the game runs fine. Haven't had any problems with WIN7 Home Edition and any games from BF.

 
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[Post New]by dcanfi1955 on Dec 30, 10 4:06 PM
I too run on WIndows 7 and use Google and have no problems with any games.
Maybe try using googlel chrome as your brower

 
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[Post New]by gaylele on Dec 30, 10 6:05 PM
Running Windows 7 Home Edition also, and no problems here. You may need to update some drivers though. Hope you get your problem resolved!

 
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[Post New]by brooklynblonde on Dec 30, 10 6:32 PM
I run Windows 7 home, and I have occasionally had problems with games crashing or freezing. The suggestions to double check your DirectX is up to date, and reinstalling, have worked for me in the past. Also check that your drivers are up to date, I had to run an update that fixed a problem for me. Very rarely I have a game that no matter what I do, it will crash after a couple of hours of gameplay. Good luck!

 
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[Post New]by themaestro023 on Dec 30, 10 7:25 PM
I am lucky enough to have Windows 7 Ultimate, but have absolutely no issues running any games from BFG. If you haven't already done so, I suggest you go to 'Windows Update', then download the latest 'Direct X' and make sure your 'Video' or 'Graphics card' drivers are up to date.

Hope this helps and Happy New Year all.

 
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won't run on windows 7

[Post New]by thistle809 on Dec 30, 10 7:34 PM
cynthia740 wrote:i just got a windows 7 machine, and this and a lot of other games won't run. they start up and then immediately close down to an icon. i'm running in compatibility mode. any suggestions?


You might want to send an email to the Customer Support team (link at the bottom of the column to the right - with the green envelope); because they will be able to tell you what to do to send information that they can analyze that pertains to your individual system. I use Windows 7 Professional 64 bit and usually have no problems with the new games. Everyone's computer is as unique as their fingerprints, though. The security software (and which version), available memory, other programs, video card (and drivers) all play a part in the delicate balance of how your system performs. The tech specialists in Customer Support are amazing; and can usually get to the bottom of any "hiccups" you might encounter.

 
suzeq25
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[Post New]by suzeq25 on Dec 31, 10 12:12 PM
I have had the same problem with Windows 7 and it is always because I have my internet browser open. I use Firefox and I have not been able to run any BFG games while it is open. Try making sure you have the browser closed before starting the game and I'm guessing this should take care of the problem.

 
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[Post New]by Valdy on Dec 31, 10 1:58 PM
Well, I didn´t have my browser open, and I have a brand-new laptop with Win7 and the latest graphics card and DirectX updated, and this is the second game in a row from Bomzap that won´t play on my computer. The first one was "Awakening: Moonfell Wood".

And may I say that ALL other games I download from here (or anywhere else) play just fine on my computer. Therefore it must have something to do with Bomzap. I am very disappointed, to say the least.

 
NICNACNOO78
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Re:won't run on windows 7

[Post New]by NICNACNOO78 on Dec 31, 10 5:03 PM
Well would you all like to know what i have? I'll tell you anyway! I have NO idea what you are all talking about! I have Windows 7 AND a brother!!! lol

Edited on 12/31/2010 at 5:08:44 PM PST


 
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[Post New]by kamenye on Jan 1, 11 12:37 AM
I've had the same trouble with win7...best thing I did was DO NOT put any games in the program files folder. Make a new folder on your hard drive called games and download them into it. For some reason when they are under program folder they will cause problems-mine were either giving me the blue screen of death or doing a hard shut down on my pc. If it still happens change compatibility, run as administrator and check direct x. All I wanted was my old pc fixed but my boyfriend decided to just get me a new one and it's been a big headache lol

 
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won't run on windows 7

[Post New]by glb613 on Jan 1, 11 7:30 AM
cynthia740 wrote:i just got a windows 7 machine, and this and a lot of other games won't run. they start up and then immediately close down to an icon. i'm running in compatibility mode. any suggestions?


I have Windows 7 on both of my computers and the games run without any problems. It isn't a problem with Windows 7. Make sure your computer meets the minimum requirements.

 
 
 
 
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