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Windows 8 and this old computer game

  1. #1


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 X64

    Windows 8 and this old computer game


    So I recently got back into monopoly and wanted to play it, however the version on pogo.com was sub-par and I wanted something better. Then I remembered I had a monopoly disc that I purchased back in like 2008 (Monopoly 3) but realized that this computer has no cd-rom drive so I had to use a program to convert it to an iso just so I could install it (Sigh sleekbooks)

    when I did install it I had no error messages at all clean install, it ran flawlessly I thought. (Before, main menu: Screenshot by Lightshot ) Until I pressed ALT+Tab and when I did the graphics went all weird (In-game after main menu: Screenshot by Lightshot ) and was wondering if there was anything I could do to try and fix this.


    Here is what the game is demanding I have:

    8MB video memory
    Min processor speed 333 MHz
    OS type Windows
    Operating system Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition,
    Microsoft Windows XP,
    Microsoft Windows 98
    Software requirements DirectX 8.1 or later
    System Requirements Details
    Min RAM size 32 MB
    Min hard drive space 140 MB
    Min operating system Microsoft Windows 98/ME,
    Microsoft Windows XP
    Min processor type Pentium II

    and here is what I have:

    Screenshot by Lightshot
    Screenshot by Lightshot

    Based on those specifications I should not be having any issues, and I do have the latest Gfx drivers
    Last edited by cleanslate; 03 Sep 2013 at 21:47.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 X64


    any help?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    You may have done this already - have you tried the Compatibility Troubleshooter?
    Compatibility Mode - Use in Windows 8
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  4. #4


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 X64


    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    You may have done this already - have you tried the Compatibility Troubleshooter?
    Compatibility Mode - Use in Windows 8

    I just now did this, and nope same issue. When I alt+tab out graphic's get all messed up.
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    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    It could just be that it won't work in Windows 8...I bought some older games from Humble Bundle , out of 25 games over the months...2 just won't work and 1 gives me graphical glitches...
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  6. #6


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 X64


    Quote Originally Posted by Wullail View Post
    It could just be that it won't work in Windows 8...I bought some older games from Humble Bundle , out of 25 games over the months...2 just won't work and 1 gives me graphical glitches...
    Except it works 100% no issues, until I alt+tab out.
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