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  • Question

  • I installed "World of Subways: PATH" program published by TML Studios into Windows 7 Home Edition RTM 64-bit running on my computer with ASUS P6T Deluxe motherboard, Intel I7 920 CPU, 6GB of system memory, and GeForce 9800 GT video card. I installed version 190.62 of display driver and March 2009 version of DirectX. When I try to view a subway car or create a schedule, the program stops responding. TML Studio refused to help me because they don't support Windows 7 until the official release in October. They use C4 graphics engine developed by Terathon Software and I believe that they use SecuROM copy protection.

    TML Studios' forum: http://forum.tml-studios.com/forum/
    C4 graphics engine: http://www.terathon.com/

    Please help me get the program running. TML Studios will release a new city bus simulator in a few weeks but I'm afraid to buy the program because it may not run on Windows 7.
    Tuesday, August 25, 2009 11:00 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Windows Vista or Windows 7, will have problems running some older versions of applications, just because so much has changed under the hood from Windows XP days. Thankfully there is a compatibility mode that can be easily set per application.

    To configure the compatibility mode for an application, just locate the installation directory and right click on the .exe, selecting Properties from the menu.

    Select the Compatibility tab:

    vista-compatibility-mode.png

    You can choose to run the program in Windows XP compatibility mode, or even all the way back to Windows 95 compatibility.

    Probably the most useful setting to start off with would be to disable the visual themes and desktop composition, if you can’t get things working. If you are trying to run a video game, you will often need to choose “Run this program as an administrator”. You’ll have to play around with it, but most likely you can get your application working this way. 


    Steps For Compatiblity

    1. Right click on the program's shortcut, .exe file, or installation program.

    2.
    Click on Properties.

    3.
    Click on the Compatibility tab.

    NOTE:
    If the Compatibility options are grayed out, then it is a 64 bit program and cannot be changed.

     

    4. To Run a Program in Compatibility Mode -


    NOTE:
    Runs the program using settings from a previous version of Windows. Try this setting if you know the program is designed for (or worked in) a specific previous version of Windows.


    A)  
    Check the Run this program in compatibility mode for box.
    B) Click on the drop down menu arrow and select which version of Windows the program was made for.

    NOTE:
    Always pick the latest Windows version the program was written for to have a better chance of it running properly in Windows 7.

     

    Warning :

     

    MSI files  will only have the Previous version of Windows option available for it. This option will allow Windows 7 to automatically use the previous version compatibility mode it thinks is best for the MSI file to run properly as. You will not be able to do steps 5 and 6 below.

     

     

    5. To Change the Settings for a Program -

    A) Check or uncheck the settings you want for the program.
    NOTE:
    See the table below the screenshot for a description of each setting.

     

    Setting

    Description

    Run in 256 colors

    Uses a limited set of colors in the program. Some older programs are designed to use fewer colors.

    Run in 640 × 480 screen resolution

    Runs the program in a smaller-sized window. Try this setting if the graphical user interface appears jagged or is rendered improperly.

    Disable visual themes

    Disables themes on the program. Try this setting if you notice problems with the menus or buttons on the title bar of the program.

    Disable desktop composition

    Turns off transparency and other advanced display features. Choose this setting if window movement appears erratic or you notice other display problems.

    Disable display scaling on high DPI settings

    Turns off automatic resizing of programs if large-scale font size (DPI) is in use. Try this setting if large-scale fonts are interfering with the appearance of the program.

    6. To Change the Privilege Level of a Program -
    NOTE:
    Runs the program as an administrator. Some programs require administrator privileges to run properly. If you are not currently logged on as an administrator, this option is not available.

    A) Check or uncheck the Run this program as an administrator box to enable or disable this option.

     

    7. To Change All of These Settings above for All Users -

    NOTE:
    Lets you choose settings that will apply to all users on this computer.

    A) Click on the Change settings for all users button.

     

    B) Repeat steps 4, 5, and 6 in this window to apply them to all users on the computer.

    C) Click on OK.

    8. Click on OK to apply the changes.

    you can further refer http://support.microsoft.com/kb/258496
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/303032/


    Best Regards
    Anil Inampudi

    • Marked as answer by Anil Inampudi Tuesday, September 8, 2009 5:49 PM
    Thursday, August 27, 2009 5:47 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Windows Vista or Windows 7, will have problems running some older versions of applications, just because so much has changed under the hood from Windows XP days. Thankfully there is a compatibility mode that can be easily set per application.

    To configure the compatibility mode for an application, just locate the installation directory and right click on the .exe, selecting Properties from the menu.

    Select the Compatibility tab:

    vista-compatibility-mode.png

    You can choose to run the program in Windows XP compatibility mode, or even all the way back to Windows 95 compatibility.

    Probably the most useful setting to start off with would be to disable the visual themes and desktop composition, if you can’t get things working. If you are trying to run a video game, you will often need to choose “Run this program as an administrator”. You’ll have to play around with it, but most likely you can get your application working this way. 


    Steps For Compatiblity

    1. Right click on the program's shortcut, .exe file, or installation program.

    2.
    Click on Properties.

    3.
    Click on the Compatibility tab.

    NOTE:
    If the Compatibility options are grayed out, then it is a 64 bit program and cannot be changed.

     

    4. To Run a Program in Compatibility Mode -


    NOTE:
    Runs the program using settings from a previous version of Windows. Try this setting if you know the program is designed for (or worked in) a specific previous version of Windows.


    A)  
    Check the Run this program in compatibility mode for box.
    B) Click on the drop down menu arrow and select which version of Windows the program was made for.

    NOTE:
    Always pick the latest Windows version the program was written for to have a better chance of it running properly in Windows 7.

     

    Warning :

     

    MSI files  will only have the Previous version of Windows option available for it. This option will allow Windows 7 to automatically use the previous version compatibility mode it thinks is best for the MSI file to run properly as. You will not be able to do steps 5 and 6 below.

     

     

    5. To Change the Settings for a Program -

    A) Check or uncheck the settings you want for the program.
    NOTE:
    See the table below the screenshot for a description of each setting.

     

    Setting

    Description

    Run in 256 colors

    Uses a limited set of colors in the program. Some older programs are designed to use fewer colors.

    Run in 640 × 480 screen resolution

    Runs the program in a smaller-sized window. Try this setting if the graphical user interface appears jagged or is rendered improperly.

    Disable visual themes

    Disables themes on the program. Try this setting if you notice problems with the menus or buttons on the title bar of the program.

    Disable desktop composition

    Turns off transparency and other advanced display features. Choose this setting if window movement appears erratic or you notice other display problems.

    Disable display scaling on high DPI settings

    Turns off automatic resizing of programs if large-scale font size (DPI) is in use. Try this setting if large-scale fonts are interfering with the appearance of the program.

    6. To Change the Privilege Level of a Program -
    NOTE:
    Runs the program as an administrator. Some programs require administrator privileges to run properly. If you are not currently logged on as an administrator, this option is not available.

    A) Check or uncheck the Run this program as an administrator box to enable or disable this option.

     

    7. To Change All of These Settings above for All Users -

    NOTE:
    Lets you choose settings that will apply to all users on this computer.

    A) Click on the Change settings for all users button.

     

    B) Repeat steps 4, 5, and 6 in this window to apply them to all users on the computer.

    C) Click on OK.

    8. Click on OK to apply the changes.

    you can further refer http://support.microsoft.com/kb/258496
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/303032/


    Best Regards
    Anil Inampudi

    • Marked as answer by Anil Inampudi Tuesday, September 8, 2009 5:49 PM
    Thursday, August 27, 2009 5:47 PM
  • I already try running the program in compatibility mode but the program stops responding after trying to view a subway car or create a schedule.
    Thursday, August 27, 2009 8:58 PM
  • I downloaded the following programs from this website: Application Compatibility ToolKit 5.5, Application Verifier, and Debugging Tools for Windows. I ran those programs and sent reports to Microsoft. Will Microsoft help me get the game working? TML Studios refused to help me and I'm afraid to buy their new "City Bus Simulator" game from them. Are there tutorials on using the programs that I downloaded from this website? I'm confused about using those programs.
    Sunday, September 13, 2009 10:57 PM