I got that cd bundle with III and IV,IV wont run on vista 64

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I got that cd bundle with III and IV,IV wont run on vista 64

Postby Savatage79 » Apr 10 2009, 2:13

Ahh i hope i can get the help i need here. I got that cd thats sold on ebay with 3 and 4 and the packs.

Ive done everything with 4...at first i was getting a cdd.dll blue screen, then now when i try it it goes to load, its like wooo here we go...then just drops right to windows.

What can i do :( i so want to play iv!

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Postby 1030xxx » May 3 2009, 16:49

Download windows vista 64-bit sp2.(it will release this month)
I got the eveluation copy of vista 64-bit sp2 and can play H4 in compatibility mode~~~~ Also you need the latest graphic driver~~~

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Re: I got that cd bundle with III and IV,IV wont run on vist

Postby Venom65437 » May 17 2009, 0:07

1030xxx wrote:Download windows vista 64-bit sp2.(it will release this month)
I got the eveluation copy of vista 64-bit sp2 and can play H4 in compatibility mode~~~~ Also you need the latest graphic driver~~~


Please tell me you aren't lying. I'm tearing my hair out trying to make this game work.

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Postby Kalah » May 17 2009, 11:47

Sadly, the Ubi releases don't support Vista. We have gotten reports that the 64-bit version in particular is problematic.
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Re: I got that cd bundle with III and IV,IV wont run on vist

Postby jeff » May 17 2009, 20:33

1030xxx wrote:Download windows vista 64-bit sp2.(it will release this month)
I got the eveluation copy of vista 64-bit sp2 and can play H4 in compatibility mode~~~~ Also you need the latest graphic driver~~~


Let everyone know if the final release of 64-bit sp2 cures the compatibility problem with H-IV. I know of no one who has been able to run it with the current 64-bit vista. Though there has been talk that windows 7 is supposed to be more backwardly compatible when it releases.
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Postby Venom65437 » May 18 2009, 1:01

This would make me very happy if it works. I can't afford to buy XP again and I certainly won't have the money for Windows 7 either. :(

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Postby UndeadHalfOrc » May 18 2009, 3:22

I tried installing Heroes 3 on Vista (my friend's PC, not mine) with no luck whatsoever.

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Postby Venom65437 » May 18 2009, 19:24

UndeadHalfOrc wrote:I tried installing Heroes 3 on Vista (my friend's PC, not mine) with no luck whatsoever.


Really? Every game works for me but 4. Ughhhhhh, why Vista, why?? I really hope the sp2 will fix these stupid problems that make me hate my computer now.

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Postby jeff » May 18 2009, 22:20

Well it's not just Vista, as H-IV runs fine on the 32 bit version, but the 64 bit version has issues with several games. Hopefully sp2 will fix it.
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Postby Venom65437 » May 20 2009, 3:28

jeff wrote:Well it's not just Vista, as H-IV runs fine on the 32 bit version, but the 64 bit version has issues with several games. Hopefully sp2 will fix it.


Yea I heard that. I really hope SP2 fixes this problem, as Heroes 4 is about the only thing I can't play on my cpu that I'd really like to play.

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Postby Savatage79 » May 26 2009, 18:57

Well, just tried Heroes IV with SP2, no go.

Seriously how does every other old game run, and Heroes IV is just the brick wall lol...unless you guys figure out something else to try, but i just installed SP2 and tried and i didnt get the blue screen...just crashed to windows.

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Postby jeff » May 26 2009, 22:44

Savatage79 wrote:Well, just tried Heroes IV with SP2, no go.


This is bad news, it seems that windows 7 may be the only near term hope for Heroes IV to run on the new OS's. If that ends up being incompatible then this could be the beginning of the end for H-IV. :S
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Postby Savatage79 » May 26 2009, 23:30

I dont understand the problem though, like i understand lack of compatibility, but man what did they do to Heroes IV that just makes it the impossible game to run?

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Postby JackintheMox » May 27 2009, 2:47

jeff wrote:
Savatage79 wrote:Well, just tried Heroes IV with SP2, no go.


This is bad news, it seems that windows 7 may be the only near term hope for Heroes IV to run on the new OS's. If that ends up being incompatible then this could be the beginning of the end for H-IV. :S


Simple solution, get yourself VMWare and download an iso of an XP or any other desired OS. You can even download Windows 7 and install it as a VMWare image and try them out on there to see if you have functionality with the Heroes games.

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Postby Venom65437 » May 27 2009, 5:25

JackintheMox wrote:
jeff wrote:
Savatage79 wrote:Well, just tried Heroes IV with SP2, no go.


This is bad news, it seems that windows 7 may be the only near term hope for Heroes IV to run on the new OS's. If that ends up being incompatible then this could be the beginning of the end for H-IV. :S


Simple solution, get yourself VMWare and download an iso of an XP or any other desired OS. You can even download Windows 7 and install it as a VMWare image and try them out on there to see if you have functionality with the Heroes games.


I am so dumb when it comes to computers, I googled XP iso and found a lot of torrent sites, so I take it this isn't exactly on the up and up?

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Postby Abenhor » May 27 2009, 7:35

jeff wrote:it seems that windows 7 may be the only near term hope for Heroes IV to run on the new OS's. If that ends up being incompatible then this could be the beginning of the end for H-IV. :S


I'm playing Heroes4 in Ubuntu Linux, using Wine, without problems.
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Postby Venom65437 » May 27 2009, 13:51

Well, I downloaded SP2 and... and... and... IT WORKS!!!! :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

Yesssssssss, this makes me so happy. I don't understand why it won't work for others though. After I installed SP2 I uninstalled Heroes 4, and reinstalled it and it worked fine with no problems.

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Postby Savatage79 » May 27 2009, 21:02

Venom65437 wrote:Well, I downloaded SP2 and... and... and... IT WORKS!!!! :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

Yesssssssss, this makes me so happy. I don't understand why it won't work for others though. After I installed SP2 I uninstalled Heroes 4, and reinstalled it and it worked fine with no problems.


Ah, maybe the uninstall part is what i lacked...ill give it a try.

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Postby Venom65437 » May 27 2009, 21:09

Let us know how it goes.

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Postby Savatage79 » May 27 2009, 21:25

Oh ill letcha know....it works!!

Way cool and looks really good still :)


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