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Need help getting an older racing game to work on Windows 7

Discussion in 'Games' started by Geezer43, Jul 20, 2012.

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  1. Geezer43

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    Hey everyone. I haven't played this game since I had Windows 98. It is NHRA Drag Racing Main Event. It says its compatible with 95, 98, ME. I couldn't get it to play on my XP machine and just gave up on it. It seems to do the same thing on 7 as it did on XP. I can install it and it seems to go in normally. It will install by default in the Program Files(x86) folder. When I try to play it, it will load but all I see is a black screen. I can hear it running but see no picture. I have tried changing the resolution and all compatibility combinations. I tried running it as admin. I tried installing it as admin. I must be missing something or it is one of those games that you just can't play on Windows 7. Any ideas? or do I just forget it. It was a cool game and I don't care how good the graphics are, I just want it to run if it's possible. Thanks
     
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    It seems to be running, I just can't see it on the screen. I can hear the sound normally.
     
  4. tom6049

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    Have you tried changing the desktop to 16bit color?

    Right click on desktop >
    click Screen resolution >
    click Advanced settings >
    click Monitor tab >
    change Colors from 32 bit to 16 bit >
    click Ok
     
  5. Geezer43

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    Still the same Tom. The game starts and runs in XP and 7, I just get a black screen but can hear the sounds normally. It will not run when I change the compatibility to 98 or 95. It just goes back to desktop. Maybe I'm beating a dead horse but I thought if it ran I had a chance of making it work. Thanks, Chris
     
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