Guild Wars Forums - GW Guru
 
 

Go Back   Guild Wars Forums - GW Guru > Forest of True Sight > Technician's Corner

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Feb 23, 2010, 12:38 PM // 12:38   #1
Frost Gate Guardian
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Guild: X Knock Out X [KO]
Profession: Me/
Advertisement

Disable Ads
Smile Windows 7 problems

Hi,

I've just installed guild wars in my win7, I have already disabled the Media Center, I hate that thing.

ok, so my problem is that everytime I change map, or travel or change character the game fastly minimizes and maxes again, is very anoyin'.

Anyone experienced this? any solution?

My specs:
ASuS M2N-E SLI
XFX 8800GTS 320Mb
AMD Athlon X2 5600+
4Gb RAM
Windows 7 Ultimate
All the latest drivers...etc.
Eduhard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 23, 2010, 03:03 PM // 15:03   #2
Pre-Searing Cadet
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Guild: Breaking The Habit
Profession: Mo/W
Default

I have Windows 7 Prof. Myself, and nothing like that is going on with me, although i do seem to have more problems with ping than on my old XP. -.-". GL to you and i hope you find an answer.
Max_91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 23, 2010, 03:53 PM // 15:53   #3
Academy Page
 
Damp Sponge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: My own little world
Guild: Roaming Gnomes
Profession: A/D
Default

I had the same problem initially when I got 7. In my case the problem was eventually solved by some nameless automatic update, so I don't know the exact cause, but it really does sound like a graphical driver issue. Double check other things like your DirectX version, framework version, etc.
Damp Sponge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 23, 2010, 05:07 PM // 17:07   #4
Frost Gate Guardian
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Guild: X Knock Out X [KO]
Profession: Me/
Default

I've noticed that dxdiag reports I'm using DirectX 11, but obviously my card doesn't support it, is this ok? Or I should somehow downgrade DX?

Thanks.

EDIT: Tryed runin' the game in compatibility mode, even in 16bit color (QQ !!!) but nothing works, the game still minis&maxes everytime I change map...I'm scared....

Last edited by Eduhard; Feb 23, 2010 at 05:17 PM // 17:17..
Eduhard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 23, 2010, 05:21 PM // 17:21   #5
Ascalonian Squire
 
C4K3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: N├Žstved, Denmark
Profession: R/
Default

I'm pretty sure Guild Wars is using directx 9, so that shouldn't be a problem.

Are you playing in windowed mode or fullscreen mode?
C4K3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 23, 2010, 05:26 PM // 17:26   #6
Frost Gate Guardian
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Guild: X Knock Out X [KO]
Profession: Me/
Default

I'm playin in fullscreen, of course.

PROBLEM SOLVED

Right-click on the Gw.exe > Properties Tab > Compatibility

Tick: Run this program in compatibility mode for:
Select from the drop-down menu: Windows Vista (Service Pack 2)

Apply & close and run the game.

Remember to create a new shortcut to remove the "-mce" from the original.

Eduhard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 23, 2010, 05:57 PM // 17:57   #7
Academy Page
 
aeligos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: USA
Guild: Fortituro Et Fides
Talking

solved?

otay

i was going to suggest to disable/close your internet security program (enabling game mode option not good enough)

i had the same problem but not with map changes, but with background app activity (messenger, mail notice, etc)

-.-
aeligos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 18, 2011, 12:11 AM // 00:11   #8
Academy Page
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Default

Hello there!

i had the same problem with minimazing and maximizing window under full screen mode on map switch, after i installed Windows 7.

Your solution for the problem helped me too- thx thx thx, i am really glad now
so thx for this thread!

Still compared to Win XP i had to make the experience that i have little more problems getting three-quarter second spells interrupted like woh, e.g.
kehv is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share This Forum!  
 
 
           

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:32 AM // 03:32.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
jQuery(document).ready(checkAds()); function checkAds(){if (document.getElementById('adsense')!=undefined){document.write("_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'Adblock', 'Unblocked', 'false',,true]);");}else{document.write("