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Vista system Thanks for the help, one more question. Will the game run differently or not have all the features running it this way? Also is this step a one time thing or does it need to be done every time the game is played or opened.

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Hi there,

--> Will the game run differently or not have all the features running it this way?---> this depends of other features of your computer (memory video card, etc) however, I don't think you'll have problems

--> is this step a one time thing or does it need to be done every time the game is played or opened--> you just need to do this once. After this, Windows will remember your compatibility instructions.
Also, this setting is 100% reversible

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