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HW Cataclysm

Homdax
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Posted on 6 years ago - March 29 2015

ON Windows XP SP3:

Installed game
Tried running, crashes.
Patched using UK 1.01.
Game runs, however menu flickers a bit, changes state with mouse movements.
Grahic mode set as photo; D3D Primary Display - 1280x1024 attempts on GL fails texture memory maxed full detail effects high

Registry Hack for Resolution and better Windows7 compatibility:

As always, editing your registry is dangerous and you do so at your own risk!

- Install Homeworld
- I have the "Game of the Year" Edition. I have not installed any additional patches.

- Go into regedit
- Find key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sierra On-Line\Homeworld" *
- Change "screenHeight" key to your screen height (800 in my case)
- Change "screenWidth" key to your screen height (1280 in my case)
- Make sure the "base" is in decimal

* Key for Windows 7 (64bit): "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Sierra On-Line\Homeworld"

 

PS. I will update out Troubleshooting information with new findings as they appear.


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  • Tried the Homeworld 1:Raiders Retreat demo in Vista SP2 and had to disable check:
    Disable visual themes
    Disable desktop composition
    Disable display scaling on high DPI settings

    Setting compatibility mode to NT sp4 won't allow me to use OpenGL as the render instead of D3D...

    When the demo load the game has some bad lag in the beginning but the rest of the time it is okay with no lag at all.

    [edit] I got the demo to run without most those settings checked.Only problem is the screen resolution is changed to 1024 x 768 instead of 1366 x 768 after I reboot the laptop
    - July 20 2015 16:31:40
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