If you are having further problems in trying to play the game (Zeus or its' expansion "Poseidon"), you may attempt two ways to do so. One is thru the compatibility option & another is thru running the program as an administrator. By default on the first created user account, you should have the administrator privilege. It varies depending on who had the system first.
To use the compatibility option: right click on the program's icon, select Properties, then click on the tab "Compatibility", checkmark: Run this program in compatibility mode for. You have the options with the Zeus game to play it in Windows 95. 98, ME, and 2000. Unofficially you can say for it to run on Windows XP if you are using Vista. If you want administrator permission to run the program, checkmark the "Run this program as an Administrator". Click Apply then Ok. Restart the system for good measure on the system knowing you want it to stay this way next time & after all. After the system comes back up, enjoy the game after you run it. =)
The second paragraph is gold for Vista users. XP should run it without trouble, but to put the "run as admin" thing is sure to help. There is a huge number of games that don't run on Vista unless you use this command (The Sims 2).
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I can't even get it to install on XP. The splash comes up when I insert the CD and I click install, and the CD drives is definitely working......then nothing. Doesn't work in compatibility mode either. Kind of a bummer since I was aching to play this game after a few years absence.
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