Error at Startup of Old PC Game

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by stoutdog101, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. stoutdog101 macrumors member

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    I am running on a brand new MBP 2.4 GHz, 4GB RAM, and NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT, with an XP Home Boot Camp partition. All of my old Windows games work just fine on the partition except for one: Wheel of Time (from 1997). I could get this to work on my old Toshiba laptop (and, ironically, none of the other games lol), but when I load the game on the XP partition I get this error message:

    History: UWindowsViewport::Exec <-UGameEngine::Init <-InitEngine

    This appears after I have to select the appropriate drivers to use, and am given the "compatible" option of "software rendering" from the CD.

    Anybody know what it means? I have installed DirectX10 and Quicktime 7.5, but that doesn't seem to help. Could it be the dual-core that is confusing it?

    Here are the game's requirements: Pentium II 233, 64MB RAM (wow lol), Windows 9x Compatible Sound Card, 3D Accelerator, with a Windows 9X O/S (but it ran on my old XP alright).

    Thanks
     
  2. stoutdog101 thread starter macrumors member

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    If it helps, Windows also calls it a "General Protection Failure"... not a clue.
     
  3. stoutdog101 thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, I got it to run... after many downloads and patches, using a Virtual Machine finally did the trick. Now, however, my mouse is acting very strange (both the trackpad and an external mouse). When I play the game, it is incredibly slow to respond... but not instantly. I can initially turn left, for example, and it moves immediately, but when I try to turn right I end up spinning around in circles until I am looking up at the sky or down at the ground. Any advice?
     

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