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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:53 am 
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Hi,

I'm trying to install Fallout 2 on my T61. Whenever I start the setup the screen goes conpletely black. I have tried different compatibility options and sifferent screen resolutions, it goes always black.

I run Windows 7 32 Bit. Fallout 2 runs well on my desktop on Win 7 64 Bit.

Any suggestions?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:08 am 
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That's an easy one (and you asked for it): do not game on a laptop.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:32 am 
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It is a simple game from 1998, it shouldn't overstrain a Thinkpad from 2007. I have had several Laptops and so do many of my friends and family and none of those Laptops were destroyed from gaming. I am confident a 2007 laptop should be able to handle the strain of a 1998 game. If you don't want to play games on a laptop, fine don't. But please adress the issue, which is that the installer goes black and does not start. It's like A: "How do I bake an apple pie?" B: Don't, pie is not good for you.".

Could you please adress the problem.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:19 am 
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"Compatibility mode" comes to mind...

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:39 am 
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Thanks, tried every single compatibility mode. I also tried about every single resolution setting.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:21 pm 
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The gfx drivers weren't up to date.


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