Graphical glitches when starting MechCommander Gold on Win7 64bit
I just wanted to start playing MechCommander after ages again. I have not played it yet on Windows 7 64bit, and I have some trouble to get it to work properly.
I "installed" the game the way it is explained here, that is I copied all the files from the MechCommander Gold ISO and put it in a folder and launched the MCX.exe. The problem is that when I launch the game the colour are all purple etc. like it is in many other old games.
Now I googled for the issue and the only times where this issue gets mentioned they recommend to either turn off desktop design in compatibility options which doesn't do anything, or press ALT+Enter to switch to window mode and then back. The last option solves the issue as long as I stay in window mode, but it appears again when I go back to full screen which shouldn't happen according to the sites where I read the solution, according to them it should stay fixed.
The problem with window mode is that the window is too tiny to play it and you cannot scroll through the map with your mouse. So I cannot play the game this way.
Did anyone else have the same issue and found a solution for it?
- SMOKE JAGUARSMOKE JAGUAR
If that doesnt work, try this test:
◦First, right-click at any empty desktop area to bring out the menu, select Screen Resolution and click advance settings.
◦Another windows will be opened, now you need to click monitor tab and leave it open. Run the game.
◦This is strange solution but works with some people.
Compatibility hack works for some people too (I never tried it):
http://static.macuyiko.com/files/w7ddpa ... atcher.zip
◦Extract and run the tools and then select patch.
◦Select your game executable and wait for the patching process begin. The game will be start and terminate immediately as the application tried to grab the process identifier.
◦Note: This tools will not patch your executables, but it will add some entry in registry. No file will be harmed and touched.
you can try this:
1.Go to your MCX directory (e.g. C:\Program Files\MCX\).
2.Open prefs.cfg (located in the root directory of your installation) in a text editor.
3.One the line before FITend add the following:
It should look like this:
I will try out next now to put it on a virtual machine. I will tell if it works when I have done it.
- Danny PDanny P
ctrl + z fixes brightness and that purple shitznit
@FAKE Smoke_Jaguar: What the fuck wildcat? U posting advice under my name? what, u trying to not sound like a total gay ass nerd FAIL lol
@Smoke_Jaguar: Sadly doesn't help either, it just varies the brightness, but not more.
Regarding Virtual Machines, I tried it on Win98 and XP and it works there, but I have some other kind of flickering. I think I will give up on this. Thanks for all who tried to help me anyway though.
:DDanny P wrote:Hit alt enter twice
Keeping the dream alive!