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Old June 28th, 2008, 03:55 PM
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What does it appear we didn't read?
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The same article Gandalf found, about Intel not changing to Windows Vista.

Or at least, the URLs are similar. I didn't bother to read either of the posted links, because I'm not interested in Vista.
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My Dominions 3 directory is inside the Program Files folder.
Stop right here... here is your mistake. Over the years the safest way to run anything on a Windows computer (including XP, 98, 95, NT, 2000) is to partition your main hard disk in two, leaving a place for windows and associated stuff ("my documents" and other useless folders, drivers... and a second disk for data and programs like games.

Of course, you have to leave significant place for the OS (about 10 times the minimum requirement written on the box) so the disk doesn't get full. For Vista I decided on 50 Gb, for the OS only.

If you do that, and save all your important data you gain the following benefits :
- you have control of what you do.
- you can reinstall your OS without having to reinstall anything, except for drivers and the like.
- you second data disk is 'clean'.
- you can easily create a backup for your OS.

The only "downside" is it takes about 20 more seconds for every install of a program because you do not place it randomly in the default folder...

Actually, that should also work with Macs and Linux systems, but I got only little experience with those, so I can't really tell.

About vista : the main problems with it in my opinion is that it gives too much eye candy to the 'average' user and nothing that looks or sounds like a real useful improvement, and that for 'security reasons' you can't do what you want where you want without altering significantly the system... another problem is that people's memory is short, the exact same remarks had been made about XP in the past, and now everyone clings to it like it's an excellent OS or something... it never was.
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I just installed my dom3 on the new laptop with Vista, and all I get is a black screen and nothing happens. The music plays in the background, and the menu comes up with the "please wait" for a background. Then it locks up.ctrl-alt-delete. I patched to 3.17 and tried running it in XP mode, but it didn't seem to help. I am sure it is something simple.
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Ok sorry for the delay, I faced the same problem on my brother's laptop this week end. I was stuck with this black screen and the game would only work in windowed mode (with flashing lights all along).

The solution is indeed really simple:
1-Install your latest video drivers
(check http://www.my-config.com if you are not sure)
2-Install the latest version of DirectX
(see Microsoft website for "DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2008)")
3-Restart your computer

Then it should work fine

Tell me if you still have troubles...
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I just saw an article in the news where Intel has decided to NOT upgrade its office desktop to Vista. It will remain WinXP.
OUCH!
http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ta...ncl=1224437818
Yep. Too bad I didn't see such papers before installing Vista on my new PC. Gimme my XP back !!!
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Default Re: Windows Vista Technical Support

I had a very similar problem with this VirtualStore crap when I tried to find the savegame folder to send my pretender off. Assuming it doesn't cause any other problems, I just made a link to the folder and called it good for now. What a frustrating five minutes that was, though. I guess I haven't played much Dominions multiplayer on my new computer.
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