the game only needs the pre requisite that come with the game to work, plus if using windows 10, to maybe alter the default media player to see or watch video etc
apart from that it's all standard stuff regarding game running,
add the exe of the game to your Anti Virus and firewall program, to make sure check the logs of these to see if it was one if any of them which was to blame.
That usually means a 3rd party program, like an Internet security programs, is or could be interfering with the game or update installation.
run the game from a admin account and use full admin permissions.
please make sure all game pre requisite are installed with the game, even if you think or fully know there are already installed, it will only over write, and it may be that you have a older or newer version of these where as the game in question may need a certain version.
please make sure you are running the latest game version and have up to date drivers installed on your pc,
If you have the original version. So you'll need to update it from the Internet.
Please note that you'll only need the last update, as the updates are comprehensive. (not needed with steam)
as all this is stated in the release info as needed, it maybe not common knowledge that windows 10 users who have later versions of most pre requisites still need the correct ones to run the game, as it's no good having a 64bit version of .net if the game is 32bit, as it may or may not work and could or may give errors, so it's always best to have what the game was programmed with on release as that works, anything else may or may not work
Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0 or later, Microsoft XNA 4.0 (both included with installer), Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer
as you can plainly see, i test a lot of older games so have more than one version of almost everything installed, as each game can use a different version, this is common, one program doesn't and never will support all versions, this is by M/S design, same as DirectX
if you have the latest video card and windows 10, you will have DirectX 12 or 12.1 installed on your pc, but to have older games working also on your pc, you will need other versions installing as well, these don't over write but go into a different folder, so again it's common to have more than one version of DirectX installed on windows 10.
also as you can see, if the game runs or supports 64bit coding, then i also run the 64bit version of the program, while most are written in 32bit / x86, it's common to mostly only have these bundled with the game, if so it's normally only supports one type and not both...
having the latest version on any file matters little in this matter, as you need to one that comes with any game installing, this will sort of 99% of most errors posted in windows 10, the next is drivers, always use the latest, and don't run the resolution past what the game can handle and at 96DPI, higher and txt or the game may not support it and could cause errors.
< Message edited by zakblood -- 2/2/2016 6:53:22 AM >