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Old 06-29-2006, 09:56 AM   #1
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Default OT: european air war under Win 2000 please help!

Hi all!
I'm a big fan of this forum and I have a big respect for all U modders and your computer skills. That's why I've decided to write this OT thread: I found here a great link how to run silent hunter I under Windows XP, so I wanted to ask you if you could assist me to run my favourite WW2 flight-sim European Air War :hmm: . I've googled the net for information but I couldn't find any suitable solution. And because some of you probably have still this great game and possible Windows 2000 installed I would be very grateful for any hint. My system is Win 2000 service pack 4.

P.S. Please don't torpedo me for this thread, and excuse me for my poor english.

I wish your good hunting and even more great ideas for mods , which completely change the SH3 experience.

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Old 06-29-2006, 11:12 AM   #2
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Hi all!
I'm a big fan of this forum and I have a big respect for all U modders and your computer skills. That's why I've decided to write this OT thread: I found here a great link how to run silent hunter I under Windows XP, so I wanted to ask you if you could assist me to run my favourite WW2 flight-sim European Air War :hmm: . I've googled the net for information but I couldn't find any suitable solution. And because some of you probably have still this great game and possible Windows 2000 installed I would be very grateful for any hint. My system is Win 2000 service pack 4.

P.S. Please don't torpedo me for this thread, and excuse me for my poor english.

I wish your good hunting and even more great ideas for mods , which completely change the SH3 experience.

greets

Kaleu_Mihoo
I know it works under Windows XP because I had it running a couple years back. Windows 2000 shouldn't be any different. The only thing I can think of is that compatibility mode doesn't work under 2K where it does under XP.

A possible solution is to do the upgrade to the free WIndows Vista and try that. Your system will continue to work for about a year before you have to buy it. If nbeed be - dual boot it - it should easily dual boot if you have some extr partition space.

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Old 06-29-2006, 11:42 AM   #3
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SUBMAN1, thanks a lot for your quick reply,

well, actually my win 2000 is the problem, when I try to start the game it says : "Sorry,not supported on Windows NT" . Is Win 2k indeed so much different to XP that I can't run the game on it? Someone please help!!!

P.S. I woludn't install anything more from Mikro Soft, since I bought my last notebook and need to pay for legal copy of XP (which is obvious), but after that found no instalation-cd...There was only an image and until I've formatted the HDD and made new partitions I can't use the greatest soft in the whole universe :rotfl:

I would be really gratefull for any other suggestions.

good hunting!!!

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Old 06-29-2006, 02:13 PM   #4
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SUBMAN1, thanks a lot for your quick reply,

well, actually my win 2000 is the problem, when I try to start the game it says : "Sorry,not supported on Windows NT" . Is Win 2k indeed so much different to XP that I can't run the game on it? Someone please help!!!

P.S. I woludn't install anything more from Mikro Soft, since I bought my last notebook and need to pay for legal copy of XP (which is obvious), but after that found no instalation-cd...There was only an image and until I've formatted the HDD and made new partitions I can't use the greatest soft in the whole universe :rotfl:

I would be really gratefull for any other suggestions.

good hunting!!!

Mihoo
That is the problem - you need WIn 95/98 compatibility mode. That is an option for XP as you can see here:



But I don't think Windows 2000 supports this since it was not made to be backwards compatible like XP was. SOmeone may have made a hack for it to do the same thing, but I don't think so.

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Old 06-29-2006, 02:21 PM   #5
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Here is something for you to try. Let me know if the 95 mode works or not:

Windows 2000 - Tips & Tricks
How to Enable Application Compatibility-Mode Technology in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2
Compatibility mode provides an environment for running programs that more closely reflects the behavior of either Microsoft Windows 95 or Microsoft Windows NT 4.0. These modes resolve several of the most common issues that prohibit older programs from working correctly with Windows 2000. Programs that experience issues after migration may benefit from being started in one of these compatibility environments.
  • Log on as Administrator,
  • Click Start, and then click Run,
  • In the Open box, type the following command, and then click OK, where %SystemRoot% is the drive and folder in which Windows 2000 is installed: regsvr32 %systemroot%\apppatch\slayerui.dll
Administrators can use a program shortcut to set the compatibility mode for a target program. This requires that the Compatibility-mode properties be correctly installed and registered on the computer by using the previous steps. To enable Compatibility mode by using a program shortcut:
  1. Log on as Administrator,
  2. Right-click the shortcut, and then click Properties,
  3. Click the Compatibility tab. This tab appears only if the Compatibility-mode interface has been properly enabled on the computer,
  4. Click to select the Run in Compatibility Mode check box to enable Compatibility-mode support for the program,
  5. Click either Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0 compatibility mode in the drop-down box,
  6. Click OK to save the changes,
  7. Double-click the shortcut to run the program.
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Old 06-29-2006, 04:04 PM   #6
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SUBMAN1, I don't know what to say...

I just want to thank you for your last hint.....IT WORKS!!! I have my favourite sim again!!! You must be a magican, aren't you?
Both compatibility modes run well - Win 95 and Win 98 mode.

I think that's just great news for all peoples that want to run older games under 2k.

Once again big thanks and let the Lord reward you by spawning big convoys without escorts infront of your torpedo tubes

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