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[SOLVED] Titan Quest + Immortal Throne on Windows 7

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Hi,

I got these 2 DVD's for a few years but I'm unable to play it in Windows 7 (never had these games on previous windows)

Since my friends have TQ now (recent) with Steam/Humble Bundle we like to playt, obvious wink.gif


But when I try to play it does not work. Googled and tried a lot, but no go...

It says something about Virtual Memmory errors etc... I've read that I should use the XP/SP2 mode, and I have to say it worked sometimes to launch the game (just TQ 1.20)
If I patched it manualy (since ingame update didn't do anything) it stopped working and gave me the other error: forgot it allready cause I've uninstalled it... Was something with the StringTagCount or whatever...


I've tried Compatibility mode for XP/SP 2 or 3

I've tried the command -dx9 (after the .exe)

I've manualy patched it from 1.20 to 1.30 but then it does not work at all anymore (with only 1.20 I was able to launch it via XP/SP2, but could not host/join multiplayer games)

And after that I even tried to install Immortal Throne hoping to patch something even more tongue.gif


I've even found a "working MP cracked" torrent version, and it had another patch but still no go...

I've used that patch from the cracked one after reinstalling the original DVD's once more...


I've changed the .txt and other files where the language had to be English (and not Dutch, like my OS)

I've even add another line with "language = english"


Even some combo of all the above...


etc...


And some people have also W7 64-bit with no issues at all, playing the game...
Edited by ASUSfreak - 12/17/12 at 11:36am
   
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I'm sorry... but I don't think you said what happens when you try to play it. You just said it does not work.

I've played it on Win7... but have not been able to get it to work in Win8.
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Right click on shortcut and run as Administrator. That may solve the problem if the compatibility mode did not work.
 
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Right click on shortcut and run as Administrator. That may solve the problem if the compatibility mode did not work.

Nothing is required to get the game working. That's why I asked what error or anything was happening.

This made me look into getting the game to work in Windows 8... which I just did. I just had not bothered trying after downloading it.Thanks! biggrin.gif

Edit: Just saw your ninja edit!

So very simply. Enable virtual memory for your system. Since it's obviously disabled. That's why it's not starting. Make sure you get rid of all compatability settings and patches and what not you may have done. So that all files are at default

I had the same issue when trying to get it to work. Then once you're in the game.... make a character and change the display settings.

Now disable virtual memory again and go to: My Documents>My Games>Titan Quest Immortal Throne>Settings>Options.txt

Then look for the line that says "skipCompatibilityChecks= false" and change it to true. That's it!
Edited by Derko1 - 12/17/12 at 12:19pm
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Hmmm could it be cause I have an SSD???

IIRC (I used Sean's Guide) I had to turn of Virtual Memory or something...

I'll try to find it again tongue.gif and keep you posted!

EDIT: yup I found it! And indeed it shows NO Virt Mem is used.

I'll PM Sean about this if I may use VM for my SSD/HDD (I guess it depends where the game is installed, and that would be D: HDD)


Edited by ASUSfreak - 12/18/12 at 11:53am
   
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Originally Posted by ASUSfreak View Post

Hmmm could it be cause I have an SSD???
IIRC (I used Sean's Guide) I had to turn of Virtual Memory or something...
I'll try to find it again tongue.gif and keep you posted!

I did the same guide...

Right click my computer>select properties>select advance settings>advance tab>click on settings under performance>click on the advance tab>virtual memory change button>select your primary drive> then custom size and put 1024 for min and max.

Apply and try the game. Then do what I said above. thumb.gif
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So basicly I'll set the VM back on (on my C:/os/SSD??? or on my D:HDD/game??? or both, all???

After the reboot, I'll reinstall the game (its long gone now atm wink.gif), and see what happens...

But thats for tomorrow tongue.gif
   
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So basicly I'll set the VM back on (on my C:/os/SSD??? or on my D:HDD/game??? or both, all???
After the reboot, I'll reinstall the game (its long gone now atm wink.gif), and see what happens...
But thats for tomorrow tongue.gif

Cool! Main HDD that you have windows installed on. It won't really matter what drive. Since you'll disable it right after you get the game working and you do the fix. thumb.gif
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You should never disable the page file...ever. Some software specifically tries to use it. If it can't, as you have seen it will error out...or worse just pull the compressed data from the game folder and hurt your performance or else continuously look for the page file which can even lead to system crashes.

If you have free memory...and still have page file usage...then that data is on the page file because that is were the software wanted it and expects to find it.

It doesn't really matter where it is turned on...though if you are worried about space on the SSD you should have it on the HDD
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You should never disable the page file...ever. Some software specifically tries to use it. If it can't, as you have seen it will error out...or worse just pull the compressed data from the game folder and hurt your performance or else continuously look for the page file which can even lead to system crashes.
If you have free memory...and still have page file usage...then that data is on the page file because that is were the software wanted it and expects to find it.
It doesn't really matter where it is turned on...though if you are worried about space on the SSD you should have it on the HDD

I agree. I had several games crashing... then I decided to test times on loading and performance in games when setting it to 1gig and didn't see a difference. So it's better to keep it on. Avoid issues and it does not hurt performance. thumb.gif
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