unable to run

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by azrul, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. azrul

    azrul MDL Junior Member

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    for the past few days i have been downloading metal gear solid for pc using ares program.bit by bit i wait for the bite downloading.finally its finish today and how exited i am to play my fave games on pc.but,when i run it,a command windows appear for a sec n then gone.and thats it.try it again,same things happen.what a waste of time n electricity bills.
    still keeping the program just in case somebody can help me.
     
  2. HMonk

    HMonk MDL Addicted

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    Compatibility Mode

    Don't know exactly what you've DLed but you might try running it in Compatibility Mode. Right-click the shortcut icon (or the *.exe file) and try Win98.

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  3. azrul

    azrul MDL Junior Member

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    ??

    do u mean shortcut icon is the program icon?right click it?but there is no run with win98,only open,run.scan,send.delete and the usual stuff.
     
  4. HMonk

    HMonk MDL Addicted

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    Oops!

    Sorry Azrul,

    Right-click either the program's shortcut icon (which points to the program's *.exe target) or the target itself (in the directory where you loaded the prog). THEN, click on PROPERTIES>COMPATIBILITY tab. The first box in the compatibility tab is labeled Compatibility Mode. Put a check in the box next to "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" then select Win98 from the drop-down menu. You will note that the next box allows you to adjust display settings. (Many Win98 era progs were fixed at 256 colors)

    That's it.

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  5. azrul

    azrul MDL Junior Member

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    thanks monk,but no can do.

    try it but no different,same command windows pop up then dissapear.
    maybe the program itself is a total waste of time.thanks anyway.