A problem with PowerISO

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Roah

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This is related to video games. This post is a heads up for anyone who has/had the same problem. The reason I'm doing this is because I could find nothing about this anywhere on the Web:

I had gotten PowerISO just a few days ago. Using it in conjunction with an emulator, I kept myself busy for a couple of days. Yesterday I tried to run UT3- it didn't work. Eve online, and that was a no-go. Warhammer Online- NOPE! What was happening when I tried to boot those games? Something pretty strange...

The game would typically load one of the introductory screens. But, it would stop there. It would go no further. The screen would stop, but it's not like the game crashed. It was more like the game just... stopped. It was put on pause or something. I could still do anything I wanted. I could go into my task manager, and end the process- and it quit out like I exited out of AIM. No pause, no hassle, no error report- it just went out.

For example, while logging into Eve Online, the load bar (like "handshaking" and whatnot), the bar would stop. I could still press Esc and everything; toy with graphics settings, controls, everything. The game just wouldn't go further than that.

After a few frustrating hours I finally discovered something different with the folder that my Nvidia driver was located. Inside that folder, and along with my driver, was a PowerISO file called "Layer", and it was 4kb in size. a .bin file to be exact. Knowing that wasn't there before, I decided to remove the whole program (PowerISO), and consequently that strange Layer file.

After I did this, everything was roses and back to normal. I'm hardly technologically endowed; I have little knowledge of how a computer, and much of anything computer related, works. I know what a .bin file is, but I don't know how this file had conflicted with my video games- and note, these were just a few select games. Games like CoD4, Nox, Ragnaro
 

Roah

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k Online, and more still worked.

So, to my friendly gaming community, this is merely a headsup. Perhaps someone could shed some light on the topic- or even tell me how I can continue using PowerISO without the loss of a few great video games.

Cheers!
 

Couriant

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How about using the actual CDs that came with the games?

We do not offer assistance with this type of question.
 

Roah

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Well it doesn't matter anymore! APPARENTLY I was wrong and am still experiencing the same problem.

I don't know what this could be! Those games worked for a little bit...

And now they're not- again. Any ideas?
 
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As couriant says, because this an emu related problem, the rules state we cant assist, as it could be ilegal. Have a look at the rules, they may help a lot :)
 
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