Friday, June 17, 2011

Installing, Running, Crashing, Burning

So, maybe today I can get that godforsaken game to actually run. Chances are I won't, though, so I might spend yet another day frustrated and raging at my computer. And this time, it's not because I'm having fun.

I recently heard of a visual novel called Kana, Little Sister, which sparked my interest after reading a review on this blog. After seeing the unholy amount of praise the game had received from various other places on the internet, I decided to try it out.

And that's where the problems began. Installing the game worked fine. But running it? No cigar. Not even a cigarette butt. The screen just went black and nothing else happened.

After following a few guides on the internet and still not getting the game to run, I was at a loss. I yelled at my computer for a while (As if that would help) and then decided to give up for the day. Maybe today I'll get lucky...

All this brought to mind a lot of similar experiences, with games refusing to install, or run, no matter what I tried. Some of them I ultimately gave up on and buried my head in the sand, pretending I didn't really care. But others I persisted on getting to work, and the sweet taste of success made the games that much more enjoyable, even though some of them were pretty crappy. I guess the feeling of triumph made all the effort worth it.

So, if any of yo have the game and know a way to get it to run on Windows 7, do let me know. I appreciate any suggestions. I don't want to give up on this one yet, given all the praise I've heard for it across the web.

Well, until next time, have a good day!

14 comments:

  1. haha Ive had that happen too!

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  2. dam that sucks :/

    I have have problems like that on windows 7

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  3. I tend to have problems running old games on windows 7, like AoE 2

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  4. Yelling at the computer always helps -- it relieves stress :)

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  5. Yeah we all have problems like that.

    Sometimes you just have to run as administrator but not always and I guess you've tried that already.

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  6. Did you try compatibility settings?
    Right click > properties > compatability > Run compatibility for windows 98 > disable visual themes > disable desktop composition > run as admin.

    It's worth a try. :)

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  7. @ D3N00B1F13D™
    Yeah, I tried all possible combinations in the compatibility settings, but to no avail. That usually does solve the problem, but not this time, it seems. Thanks anyway!

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  8. This is one of the main reasons I hate gaming on a PC... so many compatibility issues. It can be a bummer sometimes.

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  9. Sounds crappy, I know so little about programing.

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  10. Turn it off and back on again.

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  11. Hmmm I saw from D3N that you tried the compatability settings, that is usually my main route to solving issues on windows 7. I am not that tech savvy or else I would offer you some other ideas!

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  12. Is there an option to run it in an earlier version of Windows? That's what I always try with older games.

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  13. Gahhhh I can't believe I missed you post about it!

    I have a legit disk copy that instantly worked both times on both of my Windows 7 PCs. So perhaps the solution is to simply import a legitimate copy? Other than that, I'm afraid I can't say I know a work around

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