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Are there compatibility issues playing Soul Reaver on DirectX 11 graphics cards?

#1the4thstoogePosted 3/6/2014 1:49:05 PM
Every time I try I get an error message saying the game stopped working. But my laptop meets all the system requirements and then some. The only reason I can think of is because it's a DirectX 7 game and my graphics card has DirectX 11.

The game requirements are:

OS:Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7
Processor:1.8 GHz Processor
Memory:512 MB RAM
Graphics:3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7
DirectX®:7.0
Hard Drive:2 GB HD space

My computer has:

OS: Windows 7 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel Core i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00 GHz
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
DirectX 11
Hard Drive space: 1188 GB remaining. (1 1/4 TB total)
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#2blacklable1617Posted 3/6/2014 1:54:15 PM
Have you tried running the game in compatibility mode?
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#3the4thstooge(Topic Creator)Posted 3/6/2014 2:04:28 PM
blacklable1617 posted...
Have you tried running the game in compatibility mode?


How do I do that?
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#4PhilOnDezPosted 3/6/2014 2:06:53 PM
Right click the .exe and troubleshoot compatibility. One of the options will be to run the game in XP mode.
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#5the4thstooge(Topic Creator)Posted 3/6/2014 3:04:42 PM
That didn't work either. But the requirements already say it should work on Windows 7.
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#6PhilOnDezPosted 3/6/2014 3:07:38 PM
Are you playing the game on Steam? Make sure to run both steam and the .exe as administrator as well.
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#7blacklable1617Posted 3/6/2014 3:09:56 PM
If you bought the game on steam then you can try the fix in this thread http://steamcommunity.com/app/224920/discussions/0/846944689653666452/
if its not a steam title if found this site with some patches that you might try
http://www.thelostworlds.net/HowTo/Running_Soul_Reaver_on_Windows_XP_and_Vista.html
I also saw a few forum post that said something about audio settings making the game crash.
Hopefully one of these fixes your issue!
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#8the4thstooge(Topic Creator)Posted 3/6/2014 5:40:14 PM
I have the Steam version, but how do I use the patches?
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#9ClouddxPosted 3/6/2014 5:58:14 PM
the4thstooge posted...
I have the Steam version, but how do I use the patches?


exactly like it says:

First Run the two patches from here in the steam apps Soul Reaver Folder:

http://www.thelostworlds.net/Software/Soul_Reaver_PC_Patch_for_XP_and_Vista.html

Then unzip this into the Steam App Soul Reaver folder and run:

http://pillarsofnosgoth.legacyofkain.net/SR1WinplayFix.zip

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#10the4thstooge(Topic Creator)Posted 3/8/2014 3:22:08 PM
I tried installing the patches. It still doesn't work. Also all that was in the XP/Vista patch was the .exe file for the game and a readme file.
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