Vista games not functioning correctly

Posted: 01-08-2009, 01:14 PM
ok i have seen quite a few posts about vista games such as solitaire or
minesweeper being missing or not being able to start and there seems to be
fixes for those i however have an odd problem that i cant seem to get
resolved. i have the games i can open the games however when i do open the
games i get no picture/video if i open solitaire for instance the window pops
up and i can then move cards (i know this because i can get a score going and
the time goes) but i can not see the cards/ board same think with inkball
slightly different but equally
irritating is chess it just comes to the loading chess titans screen and sits
there indefinately please assist i am running vista home premium 32 bit thank
you in advance

Vista games not functioning correctly


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Mark
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Re: Vista games not functioning correctly
Posted: 01-08-2009, 05:01 PM
Someone else may have specific knowledge of this. From a general standpoint,
it sounds like it may be a display driver issue, can you post what your
display board and driver version is?

Mark



"Dragonomega" <Dragonomega@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C43EFF89-7CC8-476B-9DDA-01176D97E3EC@microsoft.com...
> ok i have seen quite a few posts about vista games such as solitaire or
> minesweeper being missing or not being able to start and there seems to be
> fixes for those i however have an odd problem that i cant seem to get
> resolved. i have the games i can open the games however when i do open the
> games i get no picture/video if i open solitaire for instance the window
> pops
> up and i can then move cards (i know this because i can get a score going
> and
> the time goes) but i can not see the cards/ board same think with inkball
> slightly different but equally
> irritating is chess it just comes to the loading chess titans screen and
> sits
> there indefinately please assist i am running vista home premium 32 bit
> thank
> you in advance
TACA520
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Re: Vista games not functioning correctly
Posted: 01-08-2009, 06:04 PM

ok i know how to run games on vista firts go on the original icon selec
left click and press properties its going to show you click compatibit
it going to show you compatibity mode and click windows XP and the
click andmisnistrator and click ok and close the program and and go tr
go have fun?

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Dragonomega
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Re: Vista games not functioning correctly
Posted: 01-09-2009, 09:38 AM
intel r 82945g express chipset family 7.14.10.1504 and i can play other
games such as sim city 2000 chuzzles and so forth thanks mark

"Mark" wrote:
> Someone else may have specific knowledge of this. From a general standpoint,
> it sounds like it may be a display driver issue, can you post what your
> display board and driver version is?
>
> Mark
>
>
>
> "Dragonomega" <Dragonomega@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C43EFF89-7CC8-476B-9DDA-01176D97E3EC@microsoft.com...
> > ok i have seen quite a few posts about vista games such as solitaire or
> > minesweeper being missing or not being able to start and there seems to be
> > fixes for those i however have an odd problem that i cant seem to get
> > resolved. i have the games i can open the games however when i do open the
> > games i get no picture/video if i open solitaire for instance the window
> > pops
> > up and i can then move cards (i know this because i can get a score going
> > and
> > the time goes) but i can not see the cards/ board same think with inkball
> > slightly different but equally
> > irritating is chess it just comes to the loading chess titans screen and
> > sits
> > there indefinately please assist i am running vista home premium 32 bit
> > thank
> > you in advance
>
Mark
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Re: Vista games not functioning correctly
Posted: 01-09-2009, 03:58 PM
According to Intels download site, that is the latest driver. There is a
known bug relating to using 1680x1050 display (and probably higher), if you
are using it, try switching to a lower res.

I'm not sure if the software driver allows it but you can experiment with
Windows display troubleshooting. if you right-click on the desktop, select
"personalize" and the "Display Settings". There is a button labeled
"Advanced settings" and inside of that is a tab labeled "troubleshoot" there
are some pieces of the display abilities you can turn on and off.

Not much help but perhaps it will offer a clue.
Mark


"Dragonomega" <Dragonomega@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5AFDFA1D-AE08-4BF6-9DF3-442FBE3FEAE4@microsoft.com...
> intel r 82945g express chipset family 7.14.10.1504 and i can play other
> games such as sim city 2000 chuzzles and so forth thanks mark
>
> "Mark" wrote:
>
>> Someone else may have specific knowledge of this. From a general
>> standpoint,
>> it sounds like it may be a display driver issue, can you post what your
>> display board and driver version is?
>>
>> Mark
>>
>>
>>
>> "Dragonomega" <Dragonomega@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:C43EFF89-7CC8-476B-9DDA-01176D97E3EC@microsoft.com...
>> > ok i have seen quite a few posts about vista games such as solitaire or
>> > minesweeper being missing or not being able to start and there seems to
>> > be
>> > fixes for those i however have an odd problem that i cant seem to get
>> > resolved. i have the games i can open the games however when i do open
>> > the
>> > games i get no picture/video if i open solitaire for instance the
>> > window
>> > pops
>> > up and i can then move cards (i know this because i can get a score
>> > going
>> > and
>> > the time goes) but i can not see the cards/ board same think with
>> > inkball
>> > slightly different but equally
>> > irritating is chess it just comes to the loading chess titans screen
>> > and
>> > sits
>> > there indefinately please assist i am running vista home premium 32 bit
>> > thank
>> > you in advance
>>
Dragonomega
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Re: Vista games not functioning correctly
Posted: 01-14-2009, 07:31 AM
mark thanks for the input my res is way lower than that and i even tried
lowering it to 800x600 the lowest it can go and i still have the same issue
as for the troubleshooting tab the driver wont allow me to do this so i guess
i remain stuck not sure what else to try but thank you any way

"Mark" wrote:
> According to Intels download site, that is the latest driver. There is a
> known bug relating to using 1680x1050 display (and probably higher), if you
> are using it, try switching to a lower res.
>
> I'm not sure if the software driver allows it but you can experiment with
> Windows display troubleshooting. if you right-click on the desktop, select
> "personalize" and the "Display Settings". There is a button labeled
> "Advanced settings" and inside of that is a tab labeled "troubleshoot" there
> are some pieces of the display abilities you can turn on and off.
>
> Not much help but perhaps it will offer a clue.
> Mark
>
>
> "Dragonomega" <Dragonomega@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:5AFDFA1D-AE08-4BF6-9DF3-442FBE3FEAE4@microsoft.com...
> > intel r 82945g express chipset family 7.14.10.1504 and i can play other
> > games such as sim city 2000 chuzzles and so forth thanks mark
> >
> > "Mark" wrote:
> >
> >> Someone else may have specific knowledge of this. From a general
> >> standpoint,
> >> it sounds like it may be a display driver issue, can you post what your
> >> display board and driver version is?
> >>
> >> Mark
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> "Dragonomega" <Dragonomega@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:C43EFF89-7CC8-476B-9DDA-01176D97E3EC@microsoft.com...
> >> > ok i have seen quite a few posts about vista games such as solitaire or
> >> > minesweeper being missing or not being able to start and there seems to
> >> > be
> >> > fixes for those i however have an odd problem that i cant seem to get
> >> > resolved. i have the games i can open the games however when i do open
> >> > the
> >> > games i get no picture/video if i open solitaire for instance the
> >> > window
> >> > pops
> >> > up and i can then move cards (i know this because i can get a score
> >> > going
> >> > and
> >> > the time goes) but i can not see the cards/ board same think with
> >> > inkball
> >> > slightly different but equally
> >> > irritating is chess it just comes to the loading chess titans screen
> >> > and
> >> > sits
> >> > there indefinately please assist i am running vista home premium 32 bit
> >> > thank
> >> > you in advance
> >>
>
Joe
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Re: Vista games not functioning correctly
Posted: 01-14-2009, 04:10 PM
>> >> "Dragonomega" <Dragonomega@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> >> message news:C43EFF89-7CC8-476B-9DDA-01176D97E3EC@microsoft.com...
>> >> > ok i have seen quite a few posts about vista games such as
>> >> > solitaire or minesweeper being missing or not being able to
>> >> > start and there seems to be
>> >> > fixes for those i however have an odd problem that i cant seem
>> >> > to get resolved. i have the games i can open the games however
>> >> > when i do open the
>> >> > games i get no picture/video if i open solitaire for instance
>> >> > the window
>> >> > pops
>> >> > up and i can then move cards (i know this because i can get a
>> >> > score going
>> >> > and
>> >> > the time goes) but i can not see the cards/ board same think
>> >> > with inkball
>> >> > slightly different but equally
>> >> > irritating is chess it just comes to the loading chess titans
>> >> > screen and
>> >> > sits
>> >> > there indefinately please assist i am running vista home premium
>> >> > 32 bit thank
>> >> > you in advance
=?Utf-8?B?RHJhZ29ub21lZ2E=?= <Dragonomega@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote in news:F1F41285-756D-421C-B036-3D7FEBE07E3B@microsoft.com:
> mark thanks for the input my res is way lower than that and i even
> tried lowering it to 800x600 the lowest it can go and i still have
> the same issue as for the troubleshooting tab the driver wont allow me
> to do this so i guess i remain stuck not sure what else to try but
> thank you any way
Dragonomega,

So check it, your system is freaking out with graphics, that should be a
graphic driver issue. So tell us about your system. Is it a brand new
system? Is it a custom built system? Did you upgrade to Vista or is this
a fresh installation?

What hardware do you have, video card, sound card, mobo if you know it,
or if this is a name brand just put down the model number and site any
hardware upgrades.

I would reinstall video drivers, also go to microsoft.com/directx and
find the latest DirectX installer (follow the gamers link), it's called
dxwebsetup.exe. That'll just make sure your DirectX library is up to
date.

Post your system specs, maybe we can figure out what it could be. Might
also try the "Reliability and Performance Monitor" in Vista. Under
Reliability you should have a log of all your applications that have
failed or Vista crashes. Could help you figure out what's going on.

-J.

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