My children have just been given 2 computer games on CD ROM by some american friends and I cannot play them on my computer despite the system requirements being the same. Can anybody help?
What happens when you insert them?
I googled this to see if games on CD ROM are region coded. A bit inconclusive... seems as though some may be.
I have not come across any PC Software on CD or DVD that is region coded.I have quite a few programs I have bought in the US.It is different for Wii and PS3 software they are regional.What are the games you have and are they copies or originals.
They have (rather embarrassingly!) Doggie Day care and Zoo Keeper, both say they are Vista compatible and I have enough memory etc for the system requirements, but when i insert the disc they make a loud whirring noise for ages and do nothing.
Can you open the disc contents and install from there?
Have you tried accessing the content of the disc from My Computer (or Computer ins Vista)?Also, what happens if you try and install other software from the CD/DVD drive?
I have tried accessing via my computer, but nothing comes up and I just get this loud whirring noise after a few moments, as if the disc is trying to read, but whizzing round really fast!
You either have a defective drive or defective disc.Do other discs work?
Yes other discs work - it seems strange that both discs would be defective - they were both brand new in sealed packs.
A daft question I know,are you trying to read a dvd in a cd optical drive?
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