Splinter Cell Games on Windows Vista Home Basic Laptop

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by mientkiewicz5508, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. Okay, so I went out and I bought Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow, and
    Splinter Cell: Double Agent for PC, and since Pandora Tomorrow was only 10
    bucks, I opened it up and installed it, assuming it would work, and if it
    didn't, I'd eat the cost anyways...

    I installed it just fine, the opening video played, but then when I went to
    play the actual game, it quit to Desktop and gave me the "Splinter Cell
    Pandora Tomorrow Has Stopped Working" thing and said it would take several
    minutes. I tried and re-tried, but it still doesn't work.

    A few questions.

    1.) What can I do to get this game to work.
    2.) Will Splinter Cell: Double Agent work?

    Keep in mind it's a Windows Vista Home Basic Laptop...

    The guys at Best Buy suggested when I left the store that I check the
    Microsoft website for games that are updated for Vista...Anywhere I can find
    that site?
    mientkiewicz5508, Jun 16, 2007
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  2. Help?
    mientkiewicz5508, Jun 21, 2007
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  3. mientkiewicz5508

    Andy Guest

    Not sure, try running as an Administrator when you install the game, and
    when you run the actual game. If you don't feel you need UAC (User Account
    Control), you might want to turn that option off. You can find UAC in the
    User Accounts control panel option.

    Try running the game in Windows XP compatibility mode. Right-click on the
    program icon, select properties, under compatibility tab, check the first
    box. Click OK, try the game again.
    Probably, but it's an older game, before Vista, so don't be shocked beyond
    belief if it does not. You might check with ubisoft.com see if they have any
    suggestions for troubleshooting this game.
    Laptop chipsets suck for gaming unless it's a gaming laptop with like an
    nVidia 7900 go, or something. Update your drivers for video and audio.

    I think it's http://www.gamesforwindows.com might have a list of tested
    Andy, Jun 22, 2007
  4. mientkiewicz5508


    Jun 25, 2008
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    I have the exact same problem. And as for the advice, I am the administrator (as in, there's only one account on this computer). Secondly, running in Windows XP compatability mode as never really worked for me for any games and in this case it also didn't work. I did look around a bit on Ubisoft and it wasn't very helpful... so does anyone have any more ideas for how to make this game work?
    The compatability test thing that the game runs before starting the first time said that the only thing that did not fit with the requirements was my sound card. But even if I don't have a great sound card, shouldn't the game still run?
    jeplot, Dec 26, 2008
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