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War2 graphics for Win Vista/7/8/8.1/10/2012 fixed 68210  255

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Re: War2 graphics for Win Vista/7/8/8.1/10/2012 fixed
« Reply #90 on: January 03, 2016, 11:08:56 PM »
I have never ever had a problem with War2 on WinXP on this computer, but after getting the latest requested update, I do.

After having run War2 properly for the last 10 years on this machine, I can't now.  I don't know what you did but for WinXP it was bad.  Please don't do this to WinXP computers.



this problem is newly created.  It never existed previously ever

I got winxp put on this computer well after win7 was released, because I knew winxp worked best with War2.  That has now changed :X
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Re: War2 graphics for Win Vista/7/8/8.1/10/2012 fixed
« Reply #91 on: January 04, 2016, 12:54:33 AM »

I have never ever had a problem with War2 on WinXP on this computer, but after getting the latest requested update, I do.

After having run War2 properly for the last 10 years on this machine, I can't now.  I don't know what you did but for WinXP it was bad.  Please don't do this to WinXP computers.



this problem is newly created.  It never existed previously ever

I got winxp put on this computer well after win7 was released, because I knew winxp worked best with War2.  That has now changed :X


sign from the heavens, time to upgrade hoe.


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Re: War2 graphics for Win Vista/7/8/8.1/10/2012 fixed
« Reply #92 on: January 04, 2016, 10:41:32 AM »
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« Reply #93 on: January 04, 2016, 10:42:43 AM »
nooo!

Btw Windows 7/10 has a cool in house Windows XP emulation service

I guess I can make a trivia question, what's blid's favorite operating system? Worth 48373828838383 points. Watch it stump the masses


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Re: War2 graphics for Win Vista/7/8/8.1/10/2012 fixed
« Reply #94 on: January 04, 2016, 10:52:57 AM »
I have Win7 enterprise edition at work and I haev to say they really got win7 right.  win98, winxp, win7 are all pretty solid but i DONT want to get anywhere near 8 or 10
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« Reply #95 on: January 04, 2016, 11:05:58 AM »
I have Win7 enterprise edition at work and I haev to say they really got win7 right.  win98, winxp, win7 are all pretty solid but i DONT want to get anywhere near 8 or 10

Have you even tried Windows 10? The underlying OS code is way more efficient than 7. I prefer it to 7 when I do development and have multiple programs running in the background. Plus multi monitor support is MUCH MUCH better on 10 than 7. Running 3 monitors on 7 was a nightmare.


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Re: War2 graphics for Win Vista/7/8/8.1/10/2012 fixed
« Reply #96 on: January 04, 2016, 11:08:46 AM »
ive seen windows 10 somewhere im sure.  i just want the damn tiles to go away forever so i can use the desktop properly!!!
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« Reply #97 on: January 04, 2016, 11:21:59 AM »
ive seen windows 10 somewhere im sure.  i just want the damn tiles to go away forever so i can use the desktop properly!!!

You mean the app tiles we saw in 8?


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Re: War2 graphics for Win Vista/7/8/8.1/10/2012 fixed
« Reply #98 on: January 04, 2016, 11:30:35 AM »
Plus you get to stream Xbox from any room as long as your connected to your network.


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Re: War2 graphics for Win Vista/7/8/8.1/10/2012 fixed
« Reply #99 on: January 05, 2016, 02:16:20 AM »
@Blid
The obvious fix is just to delete the ddraw.dll from the game directory...

The first message box you should have seen would have read  "Display Failure!", "aqrit's compat mod".
From there I return an error code to the game which is why you see the msgbox that was posted.

The likely culprit is not WinXP but your graphic card.
It must support 2.0 Pixel Shaders and a 1024x1024 8-bit luminance surface.
I also force hardware vertex processing "pure device" for no apparent reason... maybe your card doesn't support that?
Make sure you have DirectX9.0c install and no weird options set in the registry, etc.

I'll try to add more error messages sometime in a future version.

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Re: War2 graphics for Win Vista/7/8/8.1/10/2012 fixed
« Reply #100 on: January 05, 2016, 08:47:41 AM »
Well, after I rebooted I was able to open War2 again.  Can il confirm that he included test4 or another of the fixes in one of the Combat updates?  Maybe he didn't.  I mean, I'm not sure why else that would have happened for the first time ever right after an update but it seems okay now
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Re: War2 graphics for Win Vista/7/8/8.1/10/2012 fixed
« Reply #101 on: January 08, 2016, 03:47:52 PM »
So I am on my new computer which has windows 10. There are major glitches in the chat channel. I am a computer scrub and find the initial instructions hard to follow. Can anyone clear up/help me fix these issues/installation procedures please!
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Re: War2 graphics for Win Vista/7/8/8.1/10/2012 fixed
« Reply #102 on: January 08, 2016, 04:49:36 PM »

So I am on my new computer which has windows 10. There are major glitches in the chat channel. I am a computer scrub and find the initial instructions hard to follow. Can anyone clear up/help me fix these issues/installation procedures please!

Download the newest ddraw to fix the issues. I think there is a link in the OP with instructions.


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Re: War2 graphics for Win Vista/7/8/8.1/10/2012 fixed
« Reply #103 on: January 08, 2016, 07:59:54 PM »
Just put the dll in your war2 folder and done.
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Re: War2 graphics for Win Vista/7/8/8.1/10/2012 fixed
« Reply #104 on: January 08, 2016, 08:17:16 PM »

Just put the dll in your war2 folder and done.

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