Author Topic: Wreckfest not starting under Vista.  (Read 244 times)

Purple44

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I used be able to run my second copy of Wreckfest ( bought under a different Steam user account ) installed on second computer with Win Vista. Used this second game to test LAN mode.

But it been over year now since Wreckfest stop working on Vista computer. Today I did a fresh install. I deleted the \Bugbear Entertainment folder and the userdata  \228380 folder. And I get the Wreckfest_x64.exe has stopped working error. Same if I start the 32bit version.

I did try adding the '-setup' command through Steam launch option and game crashes before I see startup options screen.

I'm curious, are there other Vista players that still can get Wreckfest to start and run? Bugbear Devs, do you keep a Vista computer to test new Builds to see if game still runs?
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DD-Indeed

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Usually it's only about, that you should have some additional things installed to older Windows in order for it to understand more modern stuff. But in this case, I would just give up, since no-one uses Vista anymore, everyone just tries to avoid and skip it completely due how bad it is. Heck, there's still even more Win XP users than Vista users. :D


But if you're still wanting to try, I would start to search more about running modern apps/games on Vista, some people might have done some addition packages to that system (but that's just pure luck, if there's any, I can't just imagine anyone doing that really).

Purple44

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Usually it's only about, that you should have some additional things installed to older Windows in order for it to understand more modern stuff. But in this case, I would just give up, since no-one uses Vista anymore, everyone just tries to avoid and skip it completely due how bad it is. Heck, there's still even more Win XP users than Vista users. :D


But if you're still wanting to try, I would start to search more about running modern apps/games on Vista, some people might have done some addition packages to that system (but that's just pure luck, if there's any, I can't just imagine anyone doing that really).

My Vista computer is my old gaming computer from 2008-2012 ( GRID 1, TDU2 ). I now use it for surfing the internet and use a anti-virus program ( Avast ) I won't use Avast with my current gaming computer. I don't use anti virus program on my gaming computer and don't surf with my gaming computer.

Agree Win XP and Win 7 better than Vista.

Wreckfest does not run on Win XP anymore, I'm wondering if Wreckfest can still run on Vista? If there a player out there that can still run WF on Vista, then I will know that something change with my Vista to stop Wreckfest from starting.
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Purple44

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Janne, can you confirm Wreckfest sill start under Vista in the studio?
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