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Hi!

Yes I tried entering 3 as instructed and that happened.
I've also tried setting a date range up to the current date and that didn't work.

Then I thought I'd tick everything with a number of 3. Ran that.. and the notepad was still empty.

I'm loading Vew.exe, setting the settings, then before clicking run I'm loading the game, which then crashes. Then I click run. It warns there is no current file and asks if I wish to create it. I click yes. It is blank.

Thanks.
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Go Control panel, admin tools, event viewer, in the left pane click to expand windows logs, click application, now on the main window click the heading Type this will sort them in order, now look at the ones headed
Error, open the most recent and see if any refer to the crash

Here is how
http://www.sevenforu...indows-7-a.html



Does it Blue screen with a message when it crashes
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Ok, there's a lot of errors on that page..including several windows update errors.. but that's a different story!

The one for the game says:

Faulting application name: Empires_DMW.exe, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x41581681
Faulting module name: DX8HRTnLDisplay.dll, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x3ff23a19
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00013c86
Faulting process id: 0x13bc
Faulting application start time: 0x01cd32c7cc41f9dd
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Activision\Empires Dawn of the Modern World\Empires_DMW.exe
Faulting module path: C:\PROGRA~2\ACTIVI~1\EMPIRE~1\DX8HRTnLDisplay.dll
Report Id: 15591c31-9ebb-11e1-91d8-50e5493eddb6

Now this means very little to me.. Does it help you at all? :)

Many Thanks.
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run a system file check

here is how

start (windows button)

in search type
cmd

when that appears above right click and click run as admin

at the prompt
type
sfc /scannow
If it finds errors, run it again,
run three times. if necessary
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Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations. -- after first attempt.
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OK.

I regret to say that I do not think we are going to make progress.
I have just re read the topic and I cannot now see if you ever told me, or indeed I asked which version of windows 7

All that I have read indicates the answer is to use XP - not in comptability mode but in virtual XP


http://www.sevenforu...tall-setup.html

and

http://www.microsoft...et-started.aspx
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I'm running Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium.

From what I can see, they don't let you get the "XP mode" unless you have professional or higher.

I guess this game is not meant to be played on this PC.

Thanks for all your time and effort spent trying to help me. I really appreciate it!
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I know that is why I included

I cannot now see if you ever told me, or indeed I asked which version of windows 7



The fact it runs on the laptop, also with windows 7 64 bit, is simply the make up of the system taken as a whole.
Sorry I cannot solve it for you I really believe it is back to my first post on the subject - not compatible
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EmpiresDMW

Just wondered how you went on with this problem.
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Hello all,


Thanks to all for their suggestions as I had the same problem with Empires DMW and visited here often to try to solve. Solution(?): Killing explorer (not IE) before running the game works, at least for me. My OS is Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

Following script is NOT my work, I take no credit. Simply changed the affected program file.

Directions:
1) copy everything after "Start Script" into a text file.
2) move the text file into your EDMW folder
3) rename the text file to EDMW.bat
4) change your EMDW shortcut target(s) so EDMW.bat launches instead of the EDMW executable.

HTH

#####Start Script#####

@echo off
title StarCraft Launcher v2.2 Modified for Empires DMW
color 0E
echo This is based on StarCraft Launcher v2.2 by Alex Ross © 2011
taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
set key="HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop"
FOR /F "tokens=3 delims= " %%A IN ('REG QUERY %key% /v ScreenSaverIsSecure') DO SET secure=%%A
FOR /F "tokens=3 delims= " %%A IN ('REG QUERY %key% /v ScreenSaveTimeOut') DO SET timeout=%%A
reg add %key% /v ScreenSaverIsSecure /t REG_SZ /f /d 0
reg add %key% /v ScreenSaveTimeOut /t REG_SZ /f /d 0
rundll32.exe user32.dll, UpdatePerUserSystemParameters
echo Launching Empires Dawn of the Modern World...
start /w Empires_DMW.exe
echo Terminating...
reg add %key% /v ScreenSaverIsSecure /t REG_SZ /f /d %secure%
reg add %key% /v ScreenSaveTimeOut /t REG_SZ /f /d %timeout%
rundll32.exe user32.dll, UpdatePerUserSystemParameters
start explorer.exe
exit
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