Vista RC1 and game compatibility

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by ~working mom~, Oct 15, 2006.

  1. Sorry, I've put this in both the "Games" and "General" boxes, not sure where
    it should be for sure:

    I installed Vista RC1 on our old computer to try it out and set it up with
    two user accounts, both marked as "administrator". My hubby tried to install
    one of his games and Vista blocked the driver for it, so I went to the games
    site to see if there were any updates and there weren't. Then uninstalled
    the game and tried to re-install it using the compatibility "wizard"-- it
    gave an error saying that it couldn't access the "autorun.exe" or
    "setup.exe". so now I am trying to install the game again, then will try to
    play the game using the compatibility thing, as the game says its compatible
    with windows 2000/XP only. Game: Rainbow Six, Lockdown-- ubisoft (ubi.com)
    Question: Waste of time? Have to wait for a new version or fix from the
    game or should the compatibility thing work?
     
    ~working mom~, Oct 15, 2006
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  2. ~working mom~

    Paul Smith Guest

    In this case the copy-protection on the game is what's causing the problem.
    It uses something called Star Force, which is what is trying to install the
    driver, normal applications don't need to do anything so intrusive and so
    most applications don't run into such problems.

    You can try and install their Vista driver from:
    http://www.star-force.com/protection.phtml?c=83&id=963

    --
    Paul Smith,
    Yeovil, UK.
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.
    http://www.windowsresource.net/

    *Remove nospam. to reply by e-mail*
     
    Paul Smith, Oct 16, 2006
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  3. After doing that and still running it with the compatibility wizard, it looks
    like its going to start-- we see the opening window, then we get:
    _______________________________________________________
    Lockdown.exe has stopped working.

    A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close
    the program and notify you if a solutin is available.
    _______________________________________________


    Then when the program is closed we have on our desktop a very large notepad
    log:
    ________________________________________________________
    Lockdown caused an Access Violation in module Lockdown.exe at 001b:005678be.
    Command Line : "C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\Red Storm Entertainment\Rainbow Six
    Lockdown\Lockdown.exe"
    Exception handler called in Main Thread.
    Error occurred at 10/15/2006 13:07:02.
    C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\Red Storm Entertainment\Rainbow Six
    Lockdown\Lockdown.exe, run by Mommy.
    1 processor(s), type 586.
    511 MBytes physical memory.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE: x86
    PROCESSOR_IDENTIFIER: x86 Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 0, AuthenticAMD
    PROCESSOR_LEVEL: 6
    PROCESSOR_REVISION: 0a00
    NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS: 1
    __________________________________________________

    I stopped with the cut and paste there, because it really is quite large.
    Hope this is fixable. I even posted on the games community site in the
    hopes, but looks like they are all at a loss as well.

    Thanks for trying with me though.
     
    ~working mom~, Oct 16, 2006
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  4. I suggest you fire off an email to Ubisoft and ask them why
    they could not use a more compatible copy restriction technology,
    or removed it all together.

    Then the game might have worked in Windows Vista.
     
    Terje Alexander Barth, Oct 16, 2006
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