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Windows 10 Again

3 years 10 months ago #1 by BillF

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    I had to get a new computer and of course it's got Windows 10 Home. Previously ran SOW on Vista and Windows 7 with no problems. I have been aware of all of the questions with problems with 10 but it seems like nobody is asking about it anymore. I can't get the game to run.

    I have read the previous threads but the compatibility fixes don't work. No matter what it's setting, a black box opens and then a message that Windows has stopped working.

    Is there anything that works or are you declaring it dead? It was the best CW sim game I've ever played, and I can't believe that Norb would let it just disappear. Started with Mad Minute and had all of the add ons and I'm rather upset that they won't support their product.

    Anything else I can try? Thank you.

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    3 years 10 months ago #2 by RebBugler

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  • Replied by RebBugler on topic Re: Windows 10 Again
    Here's a Matrix thread that might be helpful...
    www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4099339&mpage=1�

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    3 years 10 months ago #3 by BillF

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  • Replied by BillF on topic Re: Windows 10 Again
    Tried it and get the same result - black box opens and Windows stops working message. I noticed this fix was 4 years old. Has anything changed in the game or Windows since then? All of the support messages on Matrix were old, nothing recent.

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    3 years 10 months ago #4 by RebBugler

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  • Replied by RebBugler on topic Re: Windows 10 Again

    BillF wrote: Tried it and get the same result - black box opens and Windows stops working message. I noticed this fix was 4 years old. Has anything changed in the game or Windows since then? All of the support messages on Matrix were old, nothing recent.


    This is the date for the link I included: RE: windows 10 compatibility testing - 6/15/2016 6:39:25 AM
    Regardless, that's the only compatibility fix I know of and obviously it didn't work for you.

    Otherwise, there have been reports of MP compatibility issues with MP play and different Win10 versions, but SP play works fine when the compatibility factors are met...admin settings and XP or Win7 selected in Properties/compatibility.

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    3 years 10 months ago #5 by BillF

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    I figured the only thing I could do was to delete the game and reinstall again following those instructions and this time IT WORKED! Don't know why it didn't work the first time but it came out OK in the end. Don't know if I'll come across any problems once I start playing, but at least it looks promising.

    Thanks for your help. I don't think I would have found that tutorial without it.
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