Please, please, please can you help me with this problem. I am not sure this is in the right area so please move it if it isn't admin. Cheers.
Recently I bought a brand new Gateway lap top (windows vista etc.) and have tried running two different Adventure games, both of them have failed.
The first one is a game I have been looking everywhere for, The Curse of Monkey Island. When I finally saw it in GAME after an age, (lol) From what I can see on the box and looking at my PC spec there is no reason why this shouldn't run, yet when I insert the CD and install it from the autorun everything is fine, however when I click "run the curse of monkey island" a box asking me to re-install direct x 5 (I would have though my new lap top would ave a miles newer direct x than this anyway) that comes with the game keeps popping back up. I re-install it but when I click the run game icon again the direct x box just keeps popping up again and again!! Its driving me mad. Can anyone help with this??
The 2nd game is Broken Sword 4 - Angel of Death. This also just flat out refuses to run after I have installed, with a straight error box saying there is yet another problem with direct x.
If neither of these are appropriate and not technical questions sorry to have wasted your time and obviously bored you to death with this thread, lol. P.S. I have not tried to install any other program on my laptop or messed about with it at all, i uninstalled both games straight away and have not tried them since. Thanks.
Skidzy thanks for your quick response, unfortunately we do not have internet access in our house yet (we have just moved, hence the playing games instead, lol) I only bought my lap top on Saturday so I haven't yet installed anything, I will check about the Net Framework when I get in from work tonight. Please also bear in mind I am pretty much not too experienced in using computers, again many thanks for your quick response.
Ok,im guessing your MS updates are a little behind.There has been a few for Vista and will be continually for a while to come.
You may have to change the compatibility mode for the games to work,especially if they are old games.This link may just help out click here but i would advise to get connected as soon as possible and update the system.