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Empire Earth I


derek10

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Empire Earth I slow and crashes/freezes

I used to play Empire Earth 1 under W7 and XP smooth without hiccups, but in W8 it's slow and unplayable it crashes and freezes, I have the latest Nvidia drivers and tried older ones and the same in-game settings as Windows 7 does anyone know what can I do
Thanks
 

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Skulblaka

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I'm sure you're running on the latest game patch... I can't guarantee that this will work, but if you haven't yet, try right clicking the game shortcut, clicking Compatibility and selecting Windows 7 or XP SP3 mode. I don't recall this having fixed any issues that I've ever encountered but it's worth a try.
 

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Many thanks. Correct I am using the latest patch and tried running it as Vista, 7, XP but still the same. Does Windows 8 support old games (EE1 is from 2002 I think)?.

EDIT: I believe that it's fixed sort of by reinstalling, still slow, but at least it doesn't crash or freeze anymore don't know if I should tag this with Solved lol.
 
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Many thanks. Correct I am using the latest patch and tried running it as Vista, 7, XP but still the same. Does Windows 8 support old games (EE1 is from 2002 I think)?.

EDIT: I believe that it's fixed sort of by reinstalling, still slow, but at least it doesn't crash or freeze anymore don't know if I should tag this with Solved lol.
I'm surprised that it actually runs. When Borderlands 2 first came out, it didn't run in Windows 8 (it'd just crash on startup). Now I'm only guessing here, but it's possible that it's not officially "supported" on Windows 8. That may account for the slowness of the game. I even doubt that there may be a compatibility patch for that game. I honestly don't know what else I can suggest other than compatibility mode.
 

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I used to play Empire Earth 1 under W7 and XP smooth without hiccups, but in W8 it's slow and unplayable it crashes and freezes, I have the latest Nvidia drivers and tried older ones and the same in-game settings as Windows 7 does anyone know what can I do
Thanks

I am also facing strange problem.
After i start game my screen just becomes black and i cannot do anything on any applications including empire earth 1 game.

Music for empire earth keeps running in back ground and i am left with no other option to log out.
Can anyone please help me to fix this issue.
 

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Skulblaka

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Well, did some searching and Empire Earth is not supported on Windows 8, that much I already suspected. You will need to manually edit the registry. You need to open "Run" (can do it by pressing the "Start" keyboard key and then "R"), type "regedit" and then click "Ok".

Navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SSSI\Empire Earth\Wait for VSync" and change it to "0" (do this by double clicking the entry).

Then navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SSSI\Empire Earth\Rasterizer Name" and change it to "Direct3D Hardware TnL" (similar to how you did with VSync).
 

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hello :) i have a problem(a friend of me)
he has win 8 and he didn't can start EE then he changes the 2 values from regedit
Then he can start , he can also play singleplayer but he cannot start/play a multiplayer game. His EE.exe crashs when he wants start.
[Info : We have a moded EE.exe for a better multiplayer]
 

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hello :) i have a problem(a friend of me)
he has win 8 and he didn't can start EE then he changes the 2 values from regedit
Then he can start , he can also play singleplayer but he cannot start/play a multiplayer game. His EE.exe crashs when he wants start.
[Info : We have a moded EE.exe for a better multiplayer]
What do you mean by a "modded" .exe file?
 

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Well, did some searching and Empire Earth is not supported on Windows 8, that much I already suspected. You will need to manually edit the registry. You need to open "Run" (can do it by pressing the "Start" keyboard key and then "R"), type "regedit" and then click "Ok".

Navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SSSI\Empire Earth\Wait for VSync" and change it to "0" (do this by double clicking the entry).

Then navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SSSI\Empire Earth\Rasterizer Name" and change it to "Direct3D Hardware TnL" (similar to how you did with VSync).
i could not get to wait for vsync rasterize name but i could get to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SSSI\Empire Earth\
 

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Well, If you are facing any problem in Win8 just delete those 2 files from the game directory (DX7HRDisplay.dll) & (DX7HRTnLDisplay.dll) and it will take the settings of your system's directx..Good Luck

Try it and let me know


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derek10

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Hmm the that seems to be a hardware issue (video card) though I would try to reinstall the drivers. Does it happen on other games?
 

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I used to play Empire Earth 1 under W7 and XP smooth without hiccups, but in W8 it's slow and unplayable it crashes and freezes, I have the latest Nvidia drivers and tried older ones and the same in-game settings as Windows 7 does anyone know what can I do
Thanks
I have original EE1 and I used to play it under XP. Now under W7 it doesn't work. I tried to update it somehow but with no results. You said that you used to play it under W7. Can you help me? I love EE1 and I think it's the best of EE's.
Thanks
 

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