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Steel Panthers World general ed. - 12/12/2013 12:28:33 AM   
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I downloaded 12-11 to find it appears in florescent colors? I tried to redownload same thing?
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RE: Steel Panthers World general ed. - 12/12/2013 2:42:07 AM   
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Your facing an issue for which there is a fix and you should be able to find it on the SPWaW thread on this forum.Its called something like "nightcrawlers fix" or something odd like that. I know I had to do that.
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RE: Steel Panthers World general ed. - 12/12/2013 6:17:54 PM   
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I believe this is the fix you are looking for: Windows 7 fix for SPWAW

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RE: Steel Panthers World general ed. - 12/13/2013 11:18:31 PM   
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well I was able to download this fix if I did it correctly but when I press on it it does nothing.

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RE: Steel Panthers World general ed. - 12/13/2013 11:19:37 PM   
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well I think I downloaded the fix it is on desktop but when I open it nothing happens

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RE: Steel Panthers World general ed. - 12/13/2013 11:21:19 PM   
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I think I downloaded the fix but it does nothing to open steel panthers when I open it. the help people sent me here as usual they provide no help at all.

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RE: Steel Panthers World general ed. - 12/14/2013 1:11:39 AM   
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Try right clicking and then choose to unzip the file. Unzip the file into your game root folder. Which is probably located at: C:\Matrix Games\Steel Panthers World At War

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RE: Steel Panthers World general ed. - 12/14/2013 2:36:13 AM   
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[&well I think I unzipped it to steel panthers but I still get the muti colored screen. I do thank you for your help though

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RE: Steel Panthers World general ed. - 2/20/2014 6:26:00 PM   
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quote:

the culprit which screws up the 256-color palette in Windows 7 is explorer.exe. Grab the attached file, win7spwawfix.zip, and unzip it to your SPWAW folder, typically C:\Matrix Games\Steel Panthers World At War", and you're all set! You can now use the file win7spwaw.cmd to start the game rather than the shortcut which comes with the game.


Note the bolded - you need to NOT use the old shortcut in order to use the updated version.

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RE: Steel Panthers World general ed. - 10/20/2014 5:43:17 PM   
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Has anyone found a viable solution for the issue with this error?

DirectDraw Initialization Error #-2147024809

I've tried all compatibility methods to no avail.

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RE: Steel Panthers World general ed. - 10/21/2014 11:04:57 AM   
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Some of these old games require your desktop to be at the right colour depth. You might need to change it to 16 bit if running in a window?

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RE: Steel Panthers World general ed. - 10/21/2014 4:20:43 PM   
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I was running it full-screen.

The weird part is that it works fine on my laptop running Win7, but it gets this error on a different PC also running Win7.

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RE: Steel Panthers World general ed. - 10/21/2014 9:29:52 PM   
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Please attach a DxDiag report file.

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RE: Steel Panthers World general ed. - 10/21/2014 9:39:46 PM   
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Hello!

Thank you for your attention, VPaulus. Please see the file attached.




Attachment (1)

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RE: Steel Panthers World general ed. - 10/22/2014 11:12:44 AM   
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Please try the following:

Download this file from Microsoft:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8109
Run and extract it to a folder of your choice. Open that folder and find a file named "DXSETUP.exe". Run and let it install a full version of DirectX9c.

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RE: Steel Panthers World general ed. - 10/22/2014 4:01:24 PM   
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No luck.

I downloaded the file, installed it, then ran the game.

I get the same error.

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RE: Steel Panthers World general ed. - 10/22/2014 5:05:19 PM   
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Try updating the graphic drivers.
Download the Intel Driver Update Utility and update your graphic chip drivers:
http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

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RE: Steel Panthers World general ed. - 10/22/2014 7:03:45 PM   
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Just did.

Error persists.

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RE: Steel Panthers World general ed. - 10/22/2014 9:21:04 PM   
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Sorry, out of more ideas, Frozen.

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RE: Steel Panthers World general ed. - 10/23/2014 3:27:00 AM   
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I have an idea - Slitherine can remake Steel Panthers and we won't have to worry about getting WaW to run on Win8

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RE: Steel Panthers World general ed. - 10/23/2014 12:42:29 PM   
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At the risk of putting mud in the water....

I suggest Team Viewer software and a computer savvy buddy to look into your situation.

It's just a game, and should be a no brainer for any cliche computer nerd.

I recently watched a friend of mine casually make the game V4Victory work on my laptop (runs fully updated Windows 8.1). I'd have sworn that game product had no intention of ever running again for me. I had thought the same of Steel Panthers 3 Brigade Combat, but he fixed that as well.

If your problem is fixable, and just an OS not wanting to cooperate, a properly clever person could be fixing it all while you just sat there watching them do it remotely.

In my case, I have simply stopped thinking games can't be made to cooperate on modern machines. I just need the person with the right skills doing the work :)

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