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- Nov 17, 2019
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Videogames You Should Stay Away From
First of all, I gotta say this thread is not about telling people about how ugly you find the bubbleheaded characters present in famous games or even in MV / MZ like games. That's not the focus here.
What this is all about is telling you to not spent a dime in videogames that will make your gaming life miserable.
Happy with a sweat I mean, this handles about those games that make you go nowhere after playtesting them right after purchase, and after applying n number of patches, etc.
What inspired me to open this thread now?
Well, it happened once upon a time, like yesterday, that I bought a game called Divinity 2: Developer's Cut, some 32 bit era kind of game, and : guess what? It didn't run, not even once!
Besides showing you 2 optional introductory WMA videos that could savely move to any other directory, it simply crashes. Nope, you don't get your typical Windows debugger window popping up at all. No registry is created. You simply get a few seconds of a TV big black nothing and that's it.
If you search for patches, you will find none that can 100% or 90% guarantee it will start running.
Some claim that patching the executable to make it allow to use more than 2 or 4 GB of RAM is all you ever needed. Other say that installing stuff like DirectX 9.0c will do the trick. Another group says that you gotta have an Nvidia card, others say that it's not that important and ATI/AMD cards will work with some slight performance.
The thing is that even from an earlier patch / upgrade, this issue has never gone away at all. And it was first released between 2009 and 2010. Then it got updated a couple of times like back in 2010 and 2012. You can still find support threads from 2014 or even 2019 and 2020 either on GOG or Steam.
I know that old games might not run on Windows 7, 8 or even 11.
Yet, even Lords of the Realm II that was released in the 90's runs even on Linux via Wine.
Nope, emulating it only results in getting a frozen big black nothing. I tried that already and got nowhere.