Cal of duty 1 and windows 7

mrclownface

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Hi there,i just found my copy of the first call of duty ever released,i installed it on my pc(windows 7 64bit) gaming pc..but it will not run and i get an error when i try to run it,this is what it says

A buffer overun has occurred that has corrupted the programmes internal state,the programme cannot continue execution

is this game just not compatible with W7???
 

thelion4ever

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Right click on the application and click properties, compatibilty and choose windows xp in compatibility mode
 

mrclownface

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i tried that but i still get the same error,i think i will reinstall it and the 1.5 patch and try again,thanks for your help
 

thelion4ever

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HHmmmmmm...............i have the retail version and it works fine on my windows 7 in compatability mode.............good luck mate
 


Honestly, I'm not sure since steam automatically updates games for you. I'm sure it would be the most recent patch though. Sorry I couldn't be of more help, but I assure you it can run on Win7.
 


I know it came out in 2003, but I purchased it via steam a couple years ago, the CoD warchest, which included CoD1, CoD2, and CoD:UO. You can still get all of these games individually through steam.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/2620/?snr=1_4_4__13

When purchased this way, it automatically updates. Of course the game is so old, that the first download of the game from steam should include all the patches already.

Since you purchased the game at retail, you need to download and install the patches manually. I think 1.5 is the newest and I'm not sure if it requires previous patches to be installed first.

http://www.fileplanet.com/137503/130000/fileinfo/Call-of-Duty-v1.5-Patch
 
Does the game run for any period of time before crashing? If it does, try starting the game. once in game, open the task manager up and click on the "processes" tab. See if you can locate the CoD executable in the list and click once to highlight it. now right-click the entry in the list and select "affinity". Uncheck all cores except core 0 and click "ok".

Some older games have problems running on multicore machines. I don't see why CoD would work for me and others and not you though.
 

mrclownface

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no the game does not run before crashing unfortunately,just a black screen then the error message
 

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Mrclownface, what version Cat driver are you using? Since you have a ATI card, take a look at the catalyst AI in CCC. Check or uncheck the box (can't remember which) and try to run the game again. I do know Cat 9.3 and 9.8 will run the game, many others don't.
 

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in my catalyst control centre it says...(CATALYST VERSION 11.2)...in the driver packaging version it says..(Driver Packaging Version 8.821-110126a-112964C-ATI)
 

jackthehat

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Hi. I know this is old but no doubt someone will be looking for this issue in the future.
I just installed UO on Win7 and it runs fine. The most up to date patch is 1.51 not 1.5.
If you install 1.51 you don't need the other patches. If you have had trouble running it before installing the 1.51 patch i would uninstall/reinstall and run the patch 1.51 before playing.
I know it's obvious but you do need to 'Run as Admin).
 
you will need to run the game with admin privs... as jack has pointed out. this should solve most erros after patching.
it works well on both win 7 32 and 64. you can still play online i think... not played in years but the community still exists. i know cod 2 is still played by a lot of people as is cod 4.

 

jaws32

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call of duty 1 is very old game and you use 64 bit you will surely cant play it. it only can played by patchin it, change to win 32 or use crack or patch in internet. i used win 32 and it always work on any year game.