Soo I'm bored and since there's not much to do at this time in the night I decided to install an old computer game onto my laptop. Anyways, I just tried to play it and on the first case the audio is fine there's just a blank white square where Grissom should be and it's just not working. On the options menu there are like 3 options for 3d renderer and when I try to change them it says not supported by current video card or something like that. Any ideas if it's possible to play this game (CSI: Crime scene investigation) on my laptop?
Possible to play old CSI game with Vista? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 05-08-2009 06:05
- 05-08-2009 19:01
I assume that your graphics card is powerful enough to play it(Considering you have got a new laptop), so maybe it has something to do with the DirectX version in which you may have to play it on a previous version.
What version of DirectX are you playing with.
- 17-08-2009 00:18
I have the exact same problem.
Vista didn't seem to be an issue when i installed. I tried partial and full install, I first tried with my own directX, then I added the ones the game offers, then, when it still didn't work, I installed the latest directX available. Doesn't change a thing.
Any idea? I'm starting to fear that something is fundamentally differnet between vista and Xp and that i'm going to have to throw out a game I just bought.
- 21-08-2009 09:19
I have the same problem. Sometimes I've found it helps to do the following:
Run the game in XP compatibility mode. Simply right click the application icon and open up its properties. Click on the compatibility tab and click the box which says 'Run this program in compatibility mode for'. Make sure Windows XP is selected.
Running the game in a lower resolution: Right click the icon. Click on the compatibility tab. Go down to Settings and click on run in 640 x 480 screen resolution.
DOSBox: This is a very useful program if you have really old games. It emulates a DOS environment, letting you run old PC games. Click here to download (Its free, btw)
Simply open your game with dosbox and it should run
- 21-08-2009 09:59
Tried running it as admin? That fixes a lot of games i've had problems with.
- 21-08-2009 23:57
What the hell are you doing playing a CSI game? I can already tell you it will be GODDAMN TERRIBLE.