Making Colonization work in Vista
September 21, 2007 5:33 AM   Subscribe

Can't play Colonization in Vista...

A have a (ahem) copy of Colonization that I'd been happily playing on my 3 year old XP computer for several years, problem free. I recently bought a new PC with Vista; after copying over all the relevant files, my new machine steadfastly refuses to open Colonization. Instead, I'm given the error message "C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe; This system does not support fullscreen mode." I'm then directed to close the program. I get the same error message when attempting to reinstall.

I'm beginning to worry that I'll never again know the pleasure of paying the Tupi to burn British villages. Help me, AskMetafilter!
posted by saladin to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: DOSBox.
posted by goingonit at 5:46 AM on September 21, 2007

I should mention I play Colonization on DOSBox (on Linux) and it works wonderfully.
posted by goingonit at 5:46 AM on September 21, 2007

Response by poster: Awesome, works like a charm, thanks goingonit.
posted by saladin at 6:05 AM on September 21, 2007

Best answer: Alternatively, you might try Colonization for Windows. It's available at underdogs.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 6:25 AM on September 21, 2007

Also have you tried right-clicking on the executable and selecting compatiblity mode?
posted by damn dirty ape at 6:56 AM on September 21, 2007

Response by poster: ROU_Xenophobe: I had no idea such an animal existed, I'm downloading it now, thanks.

damn dirty ape
: yeah, I tried running in XP compatibility mode, but it gave me the same error message.
posted by saladin at 7:07 AM on September 21, 2007

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