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Offline JGZinv

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why not just run a virtual machine.... seems an easier route to go.
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Offline Flaser

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why not just run a virtual machine.... seems an easier route to go.

Because the game needs a decent 3D accelerator, and most virtual machine environments don't offer those.
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Offline LHN91

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Mech 3 can run in software render mode, looks like hell, but I can't see why it wouldn't run in a VM that way. I'll have to give it a shot later and see how it goes.

 

Offline LHN91

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SO... no go so far on MW3 in a VM, at least in VirtualBox. Have heard some reports that Microsoft' s Virtual PC emulates an old S3 Trio that I know can run MW3 as I've used it before, so that may be an option.

 

Offline Enzo03

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I managed to simply install MW3 on my computer (Win7 Home Premium x64) and run it no problem, with the exception of music problems because the disc is a little scratched.

I'm not exactly sure how I'm supposed to show any way of how to do it since I just installed it normally.  Might be able to record it or something if I ever have time.
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Offline LHN91

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Are you running an Nvidia card? or an older Intel integrated chip? because it is far more likely to just work on those chips in my experience, while ATI cards have all kinda of fun glitches


 

Offline Commander Zane

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I managed to simply install MW3 on my computer (Win7 Home Premium x64) and run it no problem,

I'm not exactly sure how I'm supposed to show any way of how to do it since I just installed it normally.
How the ****.
What. Is this. I don't even.

 

Offline LHN91

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It tries on my C-50 based laptop running 7 64bit. Everything runs fine, it just renders wierd; mostly the screen not clearing properly, probably some optimization I need to disable. On my old Radeon 4670 it did all kinds of fun physics things, like several hundred foot high APC bounces.

 

Offline NGTM-1R

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I managed to simply install MW3 on my computer (Win7 Home Premium x64) and run it no problem, with the exception of music problems because the disc is a little scratched.

I'm not exactly sure how I'm supposed to show any way of how to do it since I just installed it normally.  Might be able to record it or something if I ever have time.

This should absolutely not have worked.
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Offline redsniper

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Enzo, we must confiscate your computer and examine it THOROUGHLY. For the sake of MW fans everywhere!
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Offline LHN91

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, AMD C-50 Processor with Radeon 6250 graphics. Installs normally, launches normally, seems to cooperate up until you get in-game.

This is what it does. It is playable, and I may be able to get this working if I mess around with some settings as it kinda looks like some AMD optimizations might be getting in the way.


 

Offline Kszyhu

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It's not a problem with graphical settings, MW3 looks like that on all newer Radeons, and that's unavoidable (unless you use software renderer).
« Last Edit: November 11, 2011, 10:06:56 am by Kszyhu »

 

Offline LHN91

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And software render does funny things on modern systems. Mostly bouncy vehicles. Falling back to the onboard Nvidia 7000 series on my desktop (7 professional 64bit, Athlon II x4) lets it run more or less flawlessly on there. Couple of grey screen crashes, but that used to happen to me all the time on my old Win95 box that was only just above minimum spec.

 
Perhaps try using a 3DFX emulator?

 

Offline LHN91

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MW3 is a DX6.1 hardware accelerated game only, with a software rendering backup. No 3Dfx or OpenGL. Makes sense as Microsoft had a hand in the development.

 

Offline Patriot

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I'd like a little help to getting MW3 to launch, have an ATI(ASUS produced) card, run on XP SP3

 

Offline LHN91

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May very well be a lost cause. Any modern ATI card causes the glitches I showed earlier on, and in my experience xp is the most annoying OS to get Mw3 working on. When it tells you it incompatible, click continue. If it doesn't work try swapping compatibility modes. That said, no guarantees due to the ATI card.

 

Offline Patriot

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EDIT: Got it running now, had to turn the special text thing off and no themes, Win98/Me compat mode.

Not sure if a 256 color mode will help against the giant artefacts
« Last Edit: November 12, 2011, 04:28:53 pm by Patriot »

 

Offline Nuke

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MW3 is a DX6.1 hardware accelerated game only, with a software rendering backup. No 3Dfx or OpenGL. Makes sense as Microsoft had a hand in the development.

directx of doom. seriously that has got to be the worst version of directx ever. considering the number of older glide and opengl based games i can still play, and comparing them to my collection of newer dx6 games, the former still run bug free for the most part, while the latter dont even run at all, and if they do run its bugs bugs bugs. its actually sad that i have less trouble with glide games, because that api isnt even supported anymore except through 3rd party wrappers.
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I tried to get a Glide API to play nice with an old PC game called Glover I grabbed at a used book sale, but I don't think it ever managed to recognize the wrapper properly.  I should try fooling around with it again.