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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have a problem with trying to run SWAT 3 from my steam library, so I titled this as a graphics problem, but I don't think it is the hardware which is an issue. 

 

When I first started up the game on my new PC it played in green instead of full range colour, I thought this was a resolution issue because the game was made to all the old PC monitor standard sizes. So I picked 1024 x 728 in the games resolution settings then exited and changed the resolution of my display output using the nvidia control panel to match this and it worked - it started playing the game in full colour but the game was extremely stutter and laggy, and well you can see my build specs below so again I don't think it's because my PC is too underpowered for a game from 2004.

 

I went into the in-game graphics settings again and noticed I could change the graphics from "Graphics Driver" to "Software", I picked software and the game immediately started playing very smoothly and I got an hour or so into it. After restarting my computer though, no matter what I do I cannot get the game to open again. It gets to it's loading screen and then just closes itself and the task ends in task manager.

 

Any ideas? 


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SWAT 3 first released in 2001?

It could be hardware/software incompatibility due to the game written in code that is 17 years old.

For an example, O.G. Command and Conquer (from Windows 95/98 LOL) is glitchy with modern hardware.

 

You might need to run the game using Compatibility Mode.

 

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
26 minutes ago, -rascal- said:

SWAT 3 first released in 2001?

It could be hardware/software incompatibility due to the game written in code that is 17 years old.

For an example, O.G. Command and Conquer (from Windows 95/98 LOL) is glitchy with modern hardware.

 

You might need to run the game using Compatibility Mode.

 

 

How can you run compatibility mode with a game through steam? If I right click the desktop icon it doesn't give me the usual options.


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1 hour ago, rmurph17 said:

How can you run compatibility mode with a game through steam? If I right click the desktop icon it doesn't give me the usual options.

 

You might need to located the game's .EXE file.

Right-Click >> Properties >> Comparability tab.

You'll have a few options you can play around with here...


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Posted · Original PosterOP

OK running it in compatibility mode has entered a whole new world of problems. 

 

Constantly getting bootstrap error, .dat error, directories error, etc pop-ups now, tried taking compatibility mode off and still causes the same issues, even done clean installs again and still having the same issues. 

 

My god why does it have to be complicated getting an old game to work.


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