Re: Direct Draw problems Vista
"Nigel Robinson" <Nigel.Robinson.firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
in message news:Nigel.Robinson.email@example.com...
> I would like to run Discworld II on my new machine, I rather liked this
> game. I have selected the compatibility mod. It starts to run normally.
> But after a short time when an event in the game occurs, the screen
> freezes and the error message direct draw error is displayed when you
> minimise the game.
> Could someone advise if there is solution to this.
> An afterthought, can USB floppy drives be used as A: drives
> Best wishes to all.
Simple version: Update Drivers.
Complex version: Well since you didn't tell us what kind of computer you
have, it's hard to say what this problem is. Try updating your video and
audio card drivers and remember you're trying to play an OLD game on a NEW
OS, that while it did try to get perfect backwards compatibility, it still
falls short and requires a bit of hand holding to get stuff working
If it's a DOS game, try DOSBox.