Screen display problems when running Adventures in Typing
Installation seemed to work fine on XP machine, but when I run the program, it starts out ok typing the D-I-S-N-E-Y, then changes to a funky x-ray like color scheme. I have set compatibility properties to run for Win95 and tried 256-color. Nothing helps. I ran this program on another XP machine and worked ok.
Re: Screen display problems when running Adventures in...
I bought this for my daughters back in 2000. Now I find my mother wants to become a silver surfer and she would like to learn how to type letters. I tried using Adventures in typing on her laptop and saw that there were compatability issues. After a lot fo experimneting I found asloution that works every time and is as simple as can be. this is what I did (and printed out for my Mum:-)
Hi Mum :-) Video problems with Adventures in typing with Timone and Poomba There are compatibility issues with Windows Vista and this program To overcome these problems we need to force windows Vista to use an older Video format (from the days when the program was first published).
A short cut has been created and placed on your desktop.
The compatibility (properties) on the short cut have been set to –
640 x 480
To create the short cut –
Place the CD-rom in the Disc bay and hold down the Shift key while the the CD-rom boots up. This prevents Autorun.
Now use Windows Explorer to look at the files and folders on the CD-rom.
Look for the Setup.exe file.
Right click on it to create a short cut that will be placed on your desktop.
Go to the short cut and right click on it to select the properties.
Now change the compatibility to the settings mentioned above.
Remove the CD-rom from the disc bay. This is how to use the program Adventures in typing with Timone and Poomba on a computer running Windows Vista
Do not put the CD-rom in the computer until you are asked
Indentify the shortcut/icon on your desktop to start the program Click on this shortcut/icon
When the computer asks for the CD-rom, place it in the disc bay and wait for the program to start.
Use the program as normal.
To quit the program so that it saves the progress you have made – use the QUIT symbol in the program’s screen
When the program has shut-down, remove the CD-rom from the disc bay
Note that steps 1 through to 7 have to be done every time the program is started and stopped.
You will not have to do anything to put settings back to where they should be – Windows Vista will do that automatically.
This is how to stop any program if you are having problems and can not see how to stop it.
Press the following two keys togetherCtrlAlt
While holding those two keys down, press a third key – the Delete key
A menu will pop up. Click once on the Task Manager option
A new window will open with a list of the programs that are running on your computer. Click once on the program that is causing the problem.
At the bottom of the new window click on End Task
The program that was causing the problem will be shut down for you.
Note that using this method is a sort of emergency stop so it will not save any new work you have done on the program/file.
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If it worked on Windows 7, it will definitely work with Windows Vista The only thing you need to check is if its Vista 32-bit or 64-bit - the latter is known to be not compatible with a lot of software.
Yep. Compatibility. But there is hope. Find the game icon. Right click it and click Properties...
Then click Compatibility.
Once there check on 'Run as Administrator', then Ok.
Try it again. If it still doesn't want to work then go back to the same windo and click 'Run Program in Compatability Mode for...' and select a previous version of Windows (XP SP3 for example). If that don't work push it back a little further and further until you find one that works.
Trying installing the game in compatibility mode by right clicking on the EXE file on the medium used to start the install for the game and click properties. A window should pop up with a tab called Compatibility. Under compatibility mode click the check box to "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" In the drop down menu click Windows 95. Then try to run the install again.
This game won't work on Windows 7 in any of the compatability modes. The only way to get this game to work is to run it in windows xp. The good news is that you can get free software from Oracle called virtualbox. Using virtualbox if you have a xp installation disk, you can create a virtual windows xp that runs within your windows 7. Stratego plays fine from within a virtual windows xp, provided that you play from the cd-disk not the virtual hard drive. Install the game normally in the virtual windows xp environment. After installation, to play the game, you must be in virtual windows xp, then double click the CD/DVD drive icon that looks like a bomb. If you try playing from any of the shortcut Stratego (also looks like bombs) launchers or the stratego.exe file installed on your virtual hard drive, the game will not work.Just go to My Computer in the virtual windows xp, and double click the cd/dvd bomb icon, and the game starts up fine.
I have Heroes of Might and Magic 5 Running on Win 7. There were many patches to install before this title worked(on my computer). Have you installed all the available updates for it?
Here are 2 sites that have the compatibility options: http://techpaul.wordpress.com/2009/06/28/compatibility-tricks-for-old-programs-new-machines/ http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/316-compatibility-mode.html
If that does not work, you can also try to set up XP mode in Win 7: (Note: you need to have Win 7 Pro, Enterprise, or Ultimate for this one) Win 7 Home Premium does not support XP Mode. http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/reviews/2010/01/windows-xp-mode.ars/
Method 1: - Download and install Windows installer cleanup utility using the link below: http://download.microsoft.com/download/e/9/d/e9d80355-7ab4-45b8-80e8-983a48d5e1bd/msicuu2.exe - Go to Start>All Programs>Windows Install Cleanup - on the list of programs, look for Stuart Little and click Remove.
Method 2. WinXP - click to Start>Run, type "regedit" and click ok Win Vista/7 - Click Start. On the "Start Search" bar, type "regedit" and press enter.
Once the Windows Registry Editor opens: - on the left side, look for HKEY_Local Machine, then click on the arrow button or + next to it. - Now do the same for Software - look for folders named "Stuart Little" or Info Games" - right click and select delete
Find the program in the installation directory. It might be something like C:\Program Files\The Adventure Company\Microids\StillLife
Now right-click on Stilllife.exe, then click Properties. Click the Compatibility tab, then select Windows 98/ME from the drop down menu. Hit OK and try to run the game again. It should start up just fine.
Find the program in the installation directory. It might be something
like C:\Program Files\The Adventure Company\Microids\StillLife
right-click on Stilllife.exe, then click Properties. Click the
Compatibility tab, then select Windows 98/ME from the drop down menu.
Hit OK and try to run the game again. It should start up just fine.