Strike Ball 2 and Windows Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by Joanne Stewart, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. I have a new computer with Windows Vista :( Problem is that I
    installed/bought Strike Ball 2 and it installed alright, but a window pops up
    and says I'm not allowed to play it because of "parental controls"...BUT, I
    do not have a password on parental controls, so that means that all is
    allowed? Right? or wrong? Please help me be able to play this game.
     
    Joanne Stewart, Jul 30, 2007
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  2. Never heard of this game before, is the game Vista Compatible (it says,
    "Supports Windows Vista" on the box somewhere)?

    If it doesn't, check the game developers website (or distributer), see if
    they have troubleshooting for this game.

    If you have Parental Controls activated then try disabling them, or it could
    be this program is picking up Vista's security as Parental Controls.

    Try starting the game installer as Admin (right click the setup file and
    choose Run As Administrator off the CD). If the game is installed, try
    starting the game itself in administrator mode.

    If that all fails, try posting your system specs here as well as who makes
    this game, etc.

    -A.
     
    Andy [Ex-MSFT], Jul 30, 2007
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  3. We bought this game on-line at Alawar Games. At that time, he, my husband
    still had XP but he still wants the game.

    You mean go to Alawar?

    Parental controls are off....as far as we know "Vista stinks, big time", but
    we do appreciate your answer.

    Try starting the game installer as Admin (right click the setup file and
    choose Run As Administrator off the CD). If the game is installed, try
    starting the game itself in administrator mode. I DON'T KNOW HOW TO DO ANY
    OF THAT. VISTA IS NEW TO US, AND WE'RE NOT EXACTLY COMPUTER SAVY.

    ( AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, VISTA IS A PIECE OF CRAP AND I WOULDN'T HAVE IT
    IF IT WAS GIVEN TO ME, THAT'S WHY I'M THANKFUL THAT I GOT XP WITH MY NEW
    COMPUTER 2 WEEKS AGO.)

    Tis is my husbands computer, and his specs are, as far as I know, A DELL
    DIMENSION E521, VISTA, AMD 64 ATHLONX2 3600+ (1.9ghZ, 512kX2), 1 GB Shared
    Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667 MHz-2X512MB, 250GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200
    rpm), 16X Max. DVD+/-RW Drive, NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE Integrated Graphics
    GPU, This is all I know.......and we are totally baffled.

    I don't know what else to say, but we're very disappointed with Vista.
    Thanks for all your help Alan. God bless you.
     
    Joanne Stewart, Jul 30, 2007
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  4. Yeah, lemme poke over there real quick... Alawar's game, they should have
    some sort of support system in place for this stuff.

    Well they don't have much support wise, but they do have a support form:

    http://www.alawar.com/support_form.php

    Might just copy what you put down here into that form, see if someone
    responds. They may flat out tell you Vista isn't supported, but hopefully
    they have a workaround.

    Just downloaded Strike Ball 2 Deluxe demo, it started on my Vista Business
    machine with no fuss, so could be something with the system.
    It's certainly not as well patched as XP, which is why people are still
    saying unless you really need it, don't bother.
    Find the icon to start Strike Ball 2, Right-Click on the icon to bring up a
    menu of stuff.

    The second option is "Run as Administrator". This starts the program with a
    higher security level and sometimes resolves issues with older games.

    Try reinstalling the game, or see if the Alawar support form helps.
    Hey, you are preaching to the choir here, no need to shout.
    I get bored at work sometimes... :) I'm using the same system with Vista
    Business.

    --
     
    Andy [Ex-MSFT], Jul 30, 2007
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