Re: SP2 and Compatible/InCompatible games list



Jerry
07-09-2005, 09:40 PM
I have a new system with XP Pro and SP2 already installed (as in its not
uninstallable) and I cannot install Warcraft 3 on it at all now. It worked
fine on my old system but cannot even get it to install.
So how do I go about getting a refund from MS for breaking my games? I have
a stack I can send to them for full credit.

"Jimmy S." wrote:

> Hi Robin,
>
> This isn't a firewall issue, it's an Internet Explorer issue.
> It's easy to make those changes, I'll post them if you like. :-)
>
> --
> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>
> Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
> Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call / Contact
> MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
> _________________________________________________________
>
> "RobinTh" <thairobin@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:%23oqg0d7vEHA.344@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > Hi Jimmy,
> >
> > I've add both game to my accept list on my firewall but problem be still.
> > Today, I'll back home and uninstall xp-sp2.... back to sp1... ^-^
> >
> > It's better for me to do that. 'cause I have not much knowledge
> > about computer... ha ha ha... poor me!
> >
> >
> > "Jimmy S." <Private> wrote in message
> > news:uhoySV7vEHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >> Hi Robin,
> >>
> >> You might be blocking popups and that site uses one to
> >> deliver and install a game patch. I hope that helps! :-)
> >> Also, add them to trusted sites, and accept their cookies.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> >> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> >>
> >> Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
> >> Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call /
> > Contact
> >> MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
> >> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
> > rights.
> >> _________________________________________________________
> >>
> >> "RobinTh" <thairobin@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:uTRA5Q7vEHA.2016@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >> >I would like to include some of my playable game
> >> > which cannot run after install XP sp2
> >> >
> >> > 1. Flyff www.flyffonline.in.th
> >> > 2. Khan www.khan.in.th
> >> >
> >> > I decide to change my XP back to sp1
> >> > but I don't know how to do!
> >> >
> >> > ... anyone can help me please...
> >> >
> >> > "ZoneMaster" <ZoneMaster@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> > news:BA7D1155-7391-40D6-9188-9DAF0E1E766E@microsoft.com...
> >> >> Ok I have compiled a list of games (mostly microsoft oddly enough) that
> >> > are
> >> >> not compatible with Win XP SP2 due to either security/firewall/other
> >> > issues
> >> >> by my OWN experience. These particular games we're troubleshooted on my
> >> >> system as well as my 2nd PC on my LAN with all the latest updates,
> >> > drivers,
> >> >> directx, router config. (Basically I have ruled out anything that could
> >> >> possibly cause connectivity issues)
> >> >>
> >> >> Please note: Before SP2 (i.e XP SP1) ALL games on the list worked
> >> > flawlessly
> >> >> whether Single, Internet, or Lan based games.
> >> >>
> >> >> Before SP2 install: (all games below work fine)
> >> >>
> >> >> Freelancer
> >> >> Command and Conquer: Generals
> >> >> Command and Conquer: Zero Hour
> >> >> Halo: Combat Evolved
> >> >> Starwars: Battlefront
> >> >> Rise Of Nations
> >> >> Impossible Creatures
> >> >> UT 2004
> >> >> Warcraft III
> >> >> Battle Chess (www.apezone.com)
> >> >>
> >> >> After SP2 install:
> >> >>
> >> >> Freelancer (works singleplayer, No LAN or Internet games) hangs in task
> >> >> manager.
> >> >> Command and Conquer: Generals (uneffected, works fine single, internet,
> >> > and
> >> >> Lan)
> >> >> Command and Conquer: Zero Hour (same as Generals, works fine)
> >> >> Halo (same issue as freelancer)
> >> >> Starwars: Battlefront (works fine singleplayer, Internet, and Lan)
> >> >> Rise of Nations (same issue as freelancer)
> >> >> Impossible Creatures (same issue as freelancer)
> >> >> UT 2004 (works flawlessly single and Internet/Lan)
> >> >> Warcraft III (works fine, Internet/Lan, single)
> >> >> Battle Chess (same or similiar issue as freelancer) hangs in task
> > manager
> >> >>
> >> >> I can't say I'm an expert at Windows XP but I have spent hours
> >> >> troubleshooting these games before and after the SP2 install and these
> > are
> >> > my
> >> >> findings.
> >> >>
> >> >> I have other games that I have not tested yet but the list I have
> > provided
> >> >> will be updated as I get more info. Whether this is helpful or not to
> >> > anyone
> >> >> i don't know, but these are just observations and tests I have run for
> > the
> >> >> last week or two.
> >> >>
> >> >> ZoneMaster
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
>

Jimmy S.
07-09-2005, 09:40 PM
Hi Jerry,

If you post details about the issue in your own thread,
we might be able to help you get the problem fixed. :-)

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

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_________________________________________________________

"Jerry" <Jerry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:359A7216-B0E8-4EC8-86BA-DAAA2E3E65FB@microsoft.com...
|I have a new system with XP Pro and SP2 already installed (as in its not
| uninstallable) and I cannot install Warcraft 3 on it at all now. It worked
| fine on my old system but cannot even get it to install.
| So how do I go about getting a refund from MS for breaking my games? I have
| a stack I can send to them for full credit.
|
| "Jimmy S." wrote:
|
| > Hi Robin,
| >
| > This isn't a firewall issue, it's an Internet Explorer issue.
| > It's easy to make those changes, I'll post them if you like. :-)
| >
| > --
| > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
| > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
| >
| > Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
| > Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call / Contact
| > MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
| > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
| > _________________________________________________________
| >
| > "RobinTh" <thairobin@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:%23oqg0d7vEHA.344@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
| > > Hi Jimmy,
| > >
| > > I've add both game to my accept list on my firewall but problem be still.
| > > Today, I'll back home and uninstall xp-sp2.... back to sp1... ^-^
| > >
| > > It's better for me to do that. 'cause I have not much knowledge
| > > about computer... ha ha ha... poor me!
| > >
| > >
| > > "Jimmy S." <Private> wrote in message
| > > news:uhoySV7vEHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
| > >> Hi Robin,
| > >>
| > >> You might be blocking popups and that site uses one to
| > >> deliver and install a game patch. I hope that helps! :-)
| > >> Also, add them to trusted sites, and accept their cookies.
| > >>
| > >> --
| > >> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
| > >> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
| > >>
| > >> Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
| > >> Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call /
| > > Contact
| > >> MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
| > >> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
| > > rights.
| > >> _________________________________________________________
| > >>
| > >> "RobinTh" <thairobin@hotmail.com> wrote in message
| > > news:uTRA5Q7vEHA.2016@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
| > >> >I would like to include some of my playable game
| > >> > which cannot run after install XP sp2
| > >> >
| > >> > 1. Flyff www.flyffonline.in.th
| > >> > 2. Khan www.khan.in.th
| > >> >
| > >> > I decide to change my XP back to sp1
| > >> > but I don't know how to do!
| > >> >
| > >> > ... anyone can help me please...
| > >> >
| > >> > "ZoneMaster" <ZoneMaster@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > >> > news:BA7D1155-7391-40D6-9188-9DAF0E1E766E@microsoft.com...
| > >> >> Ok I have compiled a list of games (mostly microsoft oddly enough) that
| > >> > are
| > >> >> not compatible with Win XP SP2 due to either security/firewall/other
| > >> > issues
| > >> >> by my OWN experience. These particular games we're troubleshooted on my
| > >> >> system as well as my 2nd PC on my LAN with all the latest updates,
| > >> > drivers,
| > >> >> directx, router config. (Basically I have ruled out anything that could
| > >> >> possibly cause connectivity issues)
| > >> >>
| > >> >> Please note: Before SP2 (i.e XP SP1) ALL games on the list worked
| > >> > flawlessly
| > >> >> whether Single, Internet, or Lan based games.
| > >> >>
| > >> >> Before SP2 install: (all games below work fine)
| > >> >>
| > >> >> Freelancer
| > >> >> Command and Conquer: Generals
| > >> >> Command and Conquer: Zero Hour
| > >> >> Halo: Combat Evolved
| > >> >> Starwars: Battlefront
| > >> >> Rise Of Nations
| > >> >> Impossible Creatures
| > >> >> UT 2004
| > >> >> Warcraft III
| > >> >> Battle Chess (www.apezone.com)
| > >> >>
| > >> >> After SP2 install:
| > >> >>
| > >> >> Freelancer (works singleplayer, No LAN or Internet games) hangs in task
| > >> >> manager.
| > >> >> Command and Conquer: Generals (uneffected, works fine single, internet,
| > >> > and
| > >> >> Lan)
| > >> >> Command and Conquer: Zero Hour (same as Generals, works fine)
| > >> >> Halo (same issue as freelancer)
| > >> >> Starwars: Battlefront (works fine singleplayer, Internet, and Lan)
| > >> >> Rise of Nations (same issue as freelancer)
| > >> >> Impossible Creatures (same issue as freelancer)
| > >> >> UT 2004 (works flawlessly single and Internet/Lan)
| > >> >> Warcraft III (works fine, Internet/Lan, single)
| > >> >> Battle Chess (same or similiar issue as freelancer) hangs in task
| > > manager
| > >> >>
| > >> >> I can't say I'm an expert at Windows XP but I have spent hours
| > >> >> troubleshooting these games before and after the SP2 install and these
| > > are
| > >> > my
| > >> >> findings.
| > >> >>
| > >> >> I have other games that I have not tested yet but the list I have
| > > provided
| > >> >> will be updated as I get more info. Whether this is helpful or not to
| > >> > anyone
| > >> >> i don't know, but these are just observations and tests I have run for
| > > the
| > >> >> last week or two.
| > >> >>
| > >> >> ZoneMaster
| > >> >
| > >> >
| > >>
| > >>
| > >
| > >
| >
| >
| >


Re: SP2 and Compatible/InCompatible games list