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Weird warning after installing old game

by Cthomas531 / November 29, 2004 10:07 AM PST

I installed monopoly tycoon and when i went to play it I got this:

warning-
Unknown exception occurred. Something has gone terribly wrong. Attempting to crash gracefully. Hopefully, a file called_crash.sav will have been saved.

then the program performs an illegal operation. then the computer freezes.
Any idea what this means?
Thanks

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"old game"
by Kees Bakker / November 29, 2004 4:01 PM PST

Cthomas,

How old? What are the system requirements? Is Windows 98 on the list of supported OS'es? Anything special in the readme.txt?

Kees

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Re: Weird warning after installing old game
by Cursorcowboy / November 29, 2004 10:36 PM PST

A. Unknown exception occurred. Something has gone terribly wrong. Attempting to crash gracefully. Hopefully, a file called_crash.sav will have been saved.

Simply your game program giving you a warning, but what the problem is could be anything.

B. then the program performs an illegal operation. then the computer freezes.

1. I believe the system is giving you a reason for the error, not the program. However, if the entire error for the illegal operation fault isn't shown -- and we be informed of its content, there is going to be little help forthcoming.

2. Please read the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) articles to obtain an understanding of what I'm trying to convey -- for your benefit:

a. "How to Determine the Source of a File Error (Q304590)."

b. "Troubleshooting Insufficient Memory Errors (Q112676)."

Note: When an error message includes Memory Addresses, Registers, or Stackdumps, these are generally unimportant (certainly a lot less than the detailed error) and not necessary to report. Wastes your time and effort, forum space, and our reading it/them.

c. "Windows 98 and Windows Me Error Message Resource Center (Q315854)."

d. "Microsoft Windows 98 Troubleshooting."

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Turn your sound off
by rjd1983 / April 18, 2012 10:45 PM PDT

If you turn the sound off in the options (before the game loads) that will get it to play. It will work then on WV and W7.

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