game won't start

  lonemascot 14:26 20 Aug 05
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I know it's old but my cousin wanted to play Populous 3: The Beginning on his laptop. He is running Windows XP and the laptop is perfectly capable of running games but for some reason it will not start when you click play game.

The installation was fine and as far as I can see it should have worked.

Any ideas on how to get this ancient but classic game working.

Thanks

  Completealias 15:14 20 Aug 05

Try running it in compatability mode right click on the shortcut and then choose properties and then the compatability tab.

From there you can get XP to act like an older windows operating system. Depending on what operating system the game required adjust it as necessary and then try again.

  lonemascot 18:55 20 Aug 05

I have already tried that to no avail. I also tried changing the screen res to 800x600 but that didn't work either.

  Completealias 19:18 20 Aug 05

Some older programs and games simply don't like running under XP.

According to this website here if you download there patch from the ultilies section and set the compatabilty mode to 98 you should be able to get it to work click here

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