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Microsoft® Windows Vistaand Windows 7
this page was last updated 05 Feb 2010 16:10 -0800

Known issues affecting use of HPS Simulations software

HPS Simulations has tested its software for basic functionality when used in conjunction with the newly-released Windows 7™ operating system and its predecessor, Windows Vista™ .  This page will list issues as they are discovered, as well as suggested solutions/workarounds.

 Please note that individual users, owing to specific system configuration, may experience all, some, or none of the issues listed here.  Individual users should only attempt to apply solutions to the issues they actually experience.

 
INSTALL FOLDERS: 
 Users should instead install the games to a folder NOT in the :\\Program Files folder, such as "C:\HPS\" (this is done when the program is initially installed).  Windows OSs will default install to the \Program files folder.
 
"Open" & "Save" DIALOGS
One other issue that has come to light is the fact that programs don't always open to their current folder, but will use the last folder they were in. No programming workaround for that Windows 7 feature™ on the Open and Save dialogs has been devised.

Users should be alert for Open and Save dialogs showing files in other game folders and manually change folders back to the current game folder. This is an intentional feature from Microsoft™.

For example - in the campaign front end of a game, click on the "Continue an existing game" to open the dialog box. Depending on what programs have been opened since this game was used you may be looking in another game's folder & you will have to browse back to the correct game folder to find the file. This seems only to impact programs that use a common exe such as cp_start.exe which most of John Tiller's games use to start the Campaign feature.

 

INSTALLATION ERRORS: 
At the end of the installation routine on a Windows Vista machine all of the John Tiller Games software titles will register 2 "ISDX" errors. These are caused by the installation routine and not by the game and can be ignored; no performance issues will arise from them.
 
"HELP" FILE DISPLAY:
Microsoft has dropped support for the Windows Help file format (.hlp) with the release of Vista.   However, they have released a Vista-compatible download that should allow users to access .hlp files (help32.exe). 

Click here to get the download

If the download doesn't work, please follow these steps:

1. Open Windows Explorer, navigate to your \Windows folder, and locate the existing winhlp32.exe file (it's 9,216 bytes)

2. Right-click the 9,216-byte winhlp32.exe file, select Properties, and then choose the Security tab

3. Click Advanced, choose the Owner tab, and click Edit

4. Select your user name in the list, and then click OK four times to close all the Properties/Security windows

5. Right-click the 9,216-byte winhlp32.exe file again, select Properties, and then choose the Security tab again

6. Click Edit, highlight Administrators in the list, and then place a checkmark next to Full control, in the Allow column

7. Click Yes, and then click OK in each of the two open Properties/Security windows

8. Next, obtain the Windows XP SP2 version of winhlp32.exe. It's size is 283,648 bytes, and the version number is 5.1.2600.2180. You can get it from any functional PC running Windows XP or from a Windows XP disc

9. Drag-drop the 283,648-byte winhlp32.exe file into your \Windows folder, replacing the 9,216-byte version that's there.

 

Information courtesy of :http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article07-500

 

 

PLAYTESTING by TITLE

Test System:  P4 3.0GHx, 1GB RAM, integrated Intel Video/945GNTL, MS Windows Vista OS 
POA2 Program & Updates installed without issue.  Some slowdowns during play but no crashes.  Scenario #1 played AI v AI without incident.
ADC2 Program & Updates installed without issue.  
Punic Wars Program & Updates installed without issue.  Program ran without issue.
Defending the Reich Program & Updates installed without issue.  Some users report ActiveX issues, which is resolved by the DLL patch on our site.
Decisive Action Program & Updates installed without issue.  DLL-OCX patch required to run properly.
ALL "John Tiller" titles: Program & Updates install, but generate pop-up "ISDX error" messages.  These appear to have no impact upon play (see above). 

Help file incompatibility (see above).

Default scrolling issue:  DirectX 10 disables the default scrolling features in most games.   In these cases, use the "Alternative Scrolling" setting instead.

All other issues resolved in latest updates (available in the Updates section  click here).