20th Aug 2016, 20:55
i'm new, lost and my game hates my pc. help?
Sorry if this is in the wrong place but the game I am interested in only has archives here.
I recently tried to play one of my favs, Startopia. As soon as it did nothing I remembered I have a prob with this game since I built this pc last year. I was forced to upgrade my windows to win 7. i chose home premium 64. my sims love it and my diablo loves it but not much else really.
When i load the cd and choose play.. it does nothing.
When I double click the exe file on my hd... it does nothing.
Well actually it does something, somewhere, as my task manager suddenly hits 100% cpu usage and I have to reboot to do anything else as the thing bogs down to slower than a tortoise.
other possibly useful info:
my windows partition does not have internet access by default <my choice>
i hate windows and really love my other partition which is linux lite 3.0 . If I could make my games run in the linux i would chuck the windows totally so if anyone knows how to make Startopia run in my linux I would gladly offer you my firstborn child
10th Sep 2016, 15:04
Have you tried running the game in compatibility mode?
It was released a long time ago and that may solve the problem.
As for Linux, with a game this old, there is an outside chance that it may run under WINE.
I can't be sure if it will work as I have not tried it though it almost works with an equally old game, Project Eden.
It could be worthy a try.
Best of luck with it.
Ham and Eggs - a days work for the chicken, a lifetime commitment for the pig.
20th Sep 2016, 11:48
Yes I have tried compatibility mode and it still didn't work. At least I think I have, I'll give it one more go just in case.
Having only been a linux user for the past year I still keep forgetting about WINE. Thanks for reminding me. I'll check into that.