Cannot Get NAW to Run on a Windows 10 PC Feb 6, 2016 19:05:17 GMT -6
Post by William Miller on Feb 6, 2016 19:05:17 GMT -6
My notes about AV/security apps was a general "to all" of the thread. Obviously updating the drivers is the first option.
From everything he's told us, it appears that the executable cannot find a file that it needs to run to start up, without the game and code I don't know what that might be. I've had to move a file to the startup directory for it to find it. Anyone know a key file that might be missing or misplaced during uninstalling and reinstalling? Video issues on IGOUGO are usually poor resolution or something visual, but a flicker is usually a missing or an incorrect file.
IGOUGO actually isn't as important as the 3D/2D coding or DX calls of a gaming engine. WCNAW is written on a very standardized coding engine with built in 3D/2D DX compatibility so it should run fine on most any market standard PC .. problem is proprietary name brand PCs (Example, HP) use a lot of outdated, modified, or reduced feature driver sets and sometimes proprietary low grade components, which can cause all sorts of weird anomalies with gaming apps - regardless of how new the PC is.
Of course sales people looking for a commission won't know, or don't care, to tell customers that. Seen this type of thing more times then I care to count and of course its always the fault of anyone but those that built the PC, who are also the ones looking for a healthy profit and giving kickbacks to the sales people, in the first place. Heck, half the work I did as a PC tech was to optimize operating systems and driver sets and watch for any interfering PC apps that were jammed into name brand PCs - which were a big problem a lot of times. In the end many of my customers had me wipe the system and reload the OS and each driver and app one by one to make sure they knew, and I knew, what was on the PC .. no bloatware garbage. The difference that often made was staggering. I even look at PCs on the shelf sometimes and notice how poorly they run.. seem crap goes on.
Much like a car.. put bad gas, oil, or junk parts in it and it will run like crap. Sure you saw that a lot as an aircraft tech Dennis..