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Re: how to play on vista
« Reply #15 on: Jul 2nd, 2010, 4:08pm »

ok i think thats the problem because i just went to the config thing and selected software and clicked ok then went back and directx was selected instead of software so how do i get into administrator mode?
my user account is listed as administrator if that helps any
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Re: how to play on vista
« Reply #16 on: Jul 2nd, 2010, 4:33pm »

on Jul 2nd, 2010, 4:08pm, bowtie33 wrote:
ok i think thats the problem because i just went to the config thing and selected software and clicked ok then went back and directx was selected instead of software so how do i get into administrator mode?
my user account is listed as administrator if that helps any


I dont know, try it....

I don't have Vista. Just trying to help out.
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Re: how to play on vista
« Reply #17 on: Jul 2nd, 2010, 4:35pm »

thanks for all the help ive tried run as administrator and all kinds of stuff and ive about decided theres no way this games gonna work
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Re: how to play on vista
« Reply #18 on: Jul 2nd, 2010, 4:56pm »

Just looking at the old chickenscratch on the picture
ealier.
It says INSTALL IN 386 Folder.



I Suggest is you look at any comments in the
Windows 7 thread.

Lexcorp gave me the information for Vista and W7.

Vista and W7 are siimilar in what has to be done to get the game to work.

Plus 64 Bit which some of the Vista comps are.....

Video Settings for resolutions and compatibility modes.

http://bmelm.suddenlaunch3.com/index.cgi?board=help&action=display&num=1270639332

And there is a link for DIrectx 8 which you also need.

Its valueable troubleshooting information.
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Re: how to play on vista
« Reply #19 on: Jul 2nd, 2010, 6:25pm »

ok my game now works fine thank you!
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Re: how to play on vista
« Reply #20 on: Jul 15th, 2010, 10:51am »

Anyone ran into this B4 with either VIsta or W7?

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it wnt launce the game this is wat its says error mss32.dll
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Re: how to play on vista
« Reply #21 on: Jul 15th, 2010, 11:04am »

When you install this game on Vista.... You CAN NOT install it as DIRECT 3D. You must click on Secondary or the game will not be able to play. Graphics stink without the 3D but at least you can play. What I mean by suck..... when you do a arena shot on someone and hit them square in the grill, usually the car will smoke. You will not have any smoking or fire coming from the headers. Something I have come a customed too.
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Re: how to play on vista
« Reply #22 on: Jul 15th, 2010, 11:24am »

on Jul 15th, 2010, 11:04am, En4cer wrote:
When you install this game on Vista.... You CAN NOT install it as DIRECT 3D. You must click on Secondary or the game will not be able to play. Graphics stink without the 3D but at least you can play. What I mean by suck..... when you do a arena shot on someone and hit them square in the grill, usually the car will smoke. You will not have any smoking or fire coming from the headers. Something I have come a customed too.


That explains a lot! At my girls moms house, and downloaded the free demo version and thats exactly how it was.
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Re: how to play on vista
« Reply #23 on: Feb 23rd, 2011, 4:25pm »

Just too add to this Vista Conversation.

If you like to pictures of the game while playing. The photo center will only hold 10 pictures. If you would to take more, you will need to create another folder inside the Compatibility Folders Section.
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Re: how to play on vista
« Reply #24 on: Mar 24th, 2011, 6:30pm »

on Mar 24th, 2011, 9:23pm, DTPDemoTeam614 wrote:
well try this because i just had the same problem

Right Click On The ShortCut To The Game

Click On Properties

Then Click Compatibility

You Will Then See A Box That Says Run This Program In Compatibility For Click On The Box

And Select Windows 2000

Select To Run In 640x 480 Screen Resolution

Select Disable Desktop Compostition

Click Apply

Click Ok

And See What It Does Now This Is What Woks For Me And I Also have A Dell With Vista Tho

This Is How It Should Look
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Re: how to play on vista
« Reply #25 on: Nov 24th, 2011, 07:23am »

Sent via Lexcorp


On to the install... i'll write this to give you the best possible chance of succeeding.


1. Start as fresh as possible.


Uninstall all aspects of the game and reverse any tricks you may have already tried

Delete any and all remaining folders the uninstall left behind

Reset your display settings and video card settings to their defaults or whatever you would normally use

Restart Your Computer


2. Update Everything


Update with Windows/Microsoft Update

Update your graphics drivers

Restart Your Computer


3. Install/Extract


Depending on the version you are trying, either Install or AutoExtract the required program files.

*64bit users MUST reset the default install directory to the 32bit Program Files folder. Typically C:\Program Files (x86)\Auxiliary Power

Restart Your Computer


4. Set Compatibility


Navigate to the install directory

Right click on DemoDerby.exe (or what ever the program name may be) and select Properties

Select the Compatibility tab at the top of the page

Put a checkmark in the box beside Run this program in compatibility mode for:

From the drop down list, select Windows 98 / Windows Me
(Other modes may work but I found Win98/WinME to be the most stable between the two computers. Your hardware may dictate otherwise so feel free to try others for stability. Win 2000 and Win XP (SP2) would be likely candidates.)


5. Configure Video


From the install directory, run (double-click) the DDCfg.exe file

Click on the circle beside Software to select it

Click OK

CONFIRM that it worked by opening the config.ini file in notepad
It should look similar to this:

[Components]
SeasonDir="GameData"
SoundDir="Sounds"
OptionsDir="Options"
ReplayDir="VCR"
EventsDir="Events"
SystemRating=3
WindowedMode=0
VideoDriver="Software"
UseA3D=0
UseEAX=0

[Install]
InstallFrom=""
InstallTo=""

[Version]
Version=1.0


Restart Your Computer


6. Set Up the Game


If you don't have Shortcut to the game on your Desktop, you can create one by going to the install folder, right click on DemoDerby.exe, highlight Send to and select Desktop (create shortcut)

Run the game from Desktop or install folder

Wait for it to flash and flicker through a few screens and your Desktop, then either create a player or just choose one and click OK

Go to Options

This brings you to the Video configuration screen
For testing purposes, you'll want to set the Resolution to 640x480 and the Graphic Detail to Low

When done, click Back... you may then wish to visit the Control screen to set up your user controls.

When ready, I suggest to exit all the way out of the program and restart it before attempting to play a game.


7. Notes


A good indication of whether its gonna work or not is when you select a car, the car preview will not be solid, you can see all four wheels during rotation, if it is not set up right.
If the car shows up solid as it should, chances are the game will work.

If you have trouble, make sure the config.ini file is still as shown above, try a different compatibility mode and in some cases, you may want to reduce your computer's desktop Color Depth to Medium (16bit).

Once you have it running consistently, you can try increasing the the Resolution and/or Graphics Detail.

Even once you get it "Stable", the game by nature tends to crash, hang or flicker every so often. Especially during Multiplayer.


***If you follow the above and the game STILL crashes after you select your car (your car was not solid, you could see all 4 wheels), add in the following step***

2b. DirectX 8

Download DirectX 8.1 for Windows 2000 from the following link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=7f54ebd3-00d1-47bc-81db-3157fba4c3a7

Run the downloaded file, follow onscreen instructions.

Windows 7 will probably show you a pop-up dialogue box after install that says there was an issue with the install, just select 'This Program Installed Correctly'.

Restart Your Computer


I hope this helps but truth is there are an infinite number of Hardware/Software combinations out there that may help or hinder the install and playing of this game.
If you followed the steps to no avail, write here or PM me and I can try some basic troubleshooting by cross-referencing My Own computer setup (Graphics adapter properties, Display Options, Installed Codecs, etc).
Good luck! I hope more of you get it running so there can be more of us trying to get it running ONLINE!
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Re: how to play on vista
« Reply #26 on: Jan 21st, 2012, 09:21am »

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The key to running the installer on Vista/Win 7, is to right click the installer before you double click it, and choose "Run as Administrator". And then click yes on the user account control box. If you don't run as administrator, it will give an access denied error because the Program Files folder on anything past Vista has special right permissions assigned to it.

Since your Vista computer doesn't have the x86 folder, I'm about 99% sure that computer is running a 32-bit version of Vista. To double check this, click start, and right click on computer. Choose properties, and under system it will say system type, where it will list either a 32-bit operating system, or 64 bit operating system. The purpose of the x86 folder is to allow the installation of 32-bit programs (such as this game) on 64-bit machines. So in your case, the game would install to the Program Files folder, but on my computer it would install to the Program Files (x86) folder because my computer is 64 bit.

Keep firing questions away, I enjoy them and it usually gets me back to at least opening the game or playing it a few times

I will post the screenshot of the guy who doesn't get the ready/not ready buttons or the connection settings one of these days, and all of the "fixes" I tried to do...maybe Saturday.

Any more questions/tips send them on over.
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