My Windows Vista won't play games

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by merk402, May 5, 2010.

  1. merk402

    merk402 Guest

    I have installed multiple games on my Vista, like Assassin's Creed, an
    when I try to play them, the intro plays, and then a message pops u
    that says that my game has stopped working and Windows is searching fo
    a solution. Then this message pops up,

    Assasin's Creed Game has stopped workin

    A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows wil
    close the program and notify you if a solution is abailable

    I have tried restarting the game, reinstalling it, everything I ca
    think of

    Anybody have any advice? thank
     
    merk402, May 5, 2010
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  2. merk402

    Americano Guest

    Americano, May 5, 2010
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  3. merk402

    merk402 Guest

    well I have a Windows Vista Home Basic with a 32 bit operating system
    Umm, what else do you need to know
     
    merk402, May 6, 2010
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  4. merk402

    Americano Guest

    Such as your video card, amount of RAM, CPU, etc

    This is simply in order to determine if your system is capable o
    running the games

    --
    American

    TRYING THE SAME THING OVER, AND EXPECTING A DIFFERENT RESULT = INSANIT
    http://www.vistax64.com/images/styles/vista/buttons/reputation.gi
    -*don't forget to say thanks, tip my scales!*-
     
    Americano, May 6, 2010
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  5. merk402

    merk402 Guest

    Well, after I installed Assasin's Creed, a window popped up that sai
    showed all the minimum requirements and my system had all the righ
    ones, I have 4 gig ram and enough memory, the game said that I had al
    the right requirements
     
    merk402, May 8, 2010
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  6. merk402

    Americano Guest

    Okay,

    Well if you're sure you have the right system requirements, then
    suggest, as a first step, try re-installing Assassin's Creed. There ma
    have been an error in the original installation, thus causing the erro
    message

    --
    American

    TRYING THE SAME THING OVER, AND EXPECTING A DIFFERENT RESULT = INSANIT
    http://www.vistax64.com/images/styles/vista/buttons/reputation.gi
    -*don't forget to say thanks, tip my scales!*-
     
    Americano, May 8, 2010
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  7. merk402

    merk402 Guest

    Well, I have tried reinstalling it. I have also tried a different game
    with the same exact results. The game will start, it gets all the way
    through the opening credits and intro movie, then that message pops up
    saying that it has stopped working. Are there any other possibilities?
     
    merk402, May 11, 2010
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  8. merk402

    Americano Guest

    You may not have enough RAM

    --
    American

    TRYING THE SAME THING OVER, AND EXPECTING A DIFFERENT RESULT = INSANIT
    http://www.vistax64.com/images/styles/vista/buttons/reputation.gi
    -*don't forget to say thanks, tip my scales!*-
     
    Americano, May 11, 2010
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  9. merk402

    Chuck Guest

    Re: My Windows Vista won't play games

    Video card & Drivers
    The drivers may need to be updated (Usually ATI), or in a few cases,
    backdated (sometimes Nvidia).

    Sound drivers
    Some sound chips/cards have windows included drivers that are not
    complete or upto date. Usually, the Mfr, such as Realtec or Asus (ALC
    1200) has better drivers.

    DX modules
    You may need to load the last DX 9c update from Microsoft.

    The Game may need to be run in administrator, and with UAC turned off.
    4Gig of RAM should be sufficient for virtually any game.

    It may be necessary to change the game's video or audio options/settings
    to get it to run properly. No mention was made in the thread of the
    video card/chipset or sound card/chipset.

    If the P/C is overclocked, this may have a bearing on your problem.
     
    Chuck, May 11, 2010
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