Yes, I have truly been had by VISTA. Cheers anyway.....
I'm sorry to have been somewhat testy.
I am soon going to have to buy a new computer and I am really unhappy about being forced to go to VISTA. First of all, it is a resource hog for no good reason other than lazy developers.
Second and worse, I have already lost several excellent games that will play only on Windows 95 in spite of what is claimed for XP. So your problem is an indicator that more games will go down the tubes with VISTA.
Since I don't have VISTA, I can't guide you -- but:
There some settings in the game which may affect compatability. I always forget what they are.
O.K. - I checked.3D Mode
- has always been reported to run with fewer problems in Software Mode. VISTA may be different.Color Depth
- 8 or 16 Bit. 16 worked fine with XP ; perhaps VISTA and the higher level DirectX requires something more. A killer?Sound Quality
- Who knows if this is related?
The other two settings that I don't understand are: Reducted Graphics Shifting & Anti-Aliasing
which both seem to be related to 3D Hardware
Mode. Since I always run in software mode, I have them 'off' - and have never tried to understand what they are about. VISTA killers?
Let's all shout together - Screw Microsoft!
- today, tomorrow and forever.