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Soul reaver & Soul reaver 2 Problems

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by Jericho.u.k, 8 Jun 2010.

  1. Jericho.u.k

    Hitman

    Joined: 30 Mar 2010

    Posts: 581

    Hi all
    I recently decided to reinstall all my soul reaver games.
    soul reaver defiance works perfectly but both soul reaver 1 & 2 refuse to work.

    Soul reaver 1 just will not start i always get the same error message that it has stopped working after a few seconds of it trying to load.

    Soul reaver 2 does load but the screen just goes through a cycle of trippy colours making seeing anything almost virtually impossible.

    I have applied both all the official and even the unofficial fan made patches i could find to enable the games to work on vista, tried running both as a admin and set the exes to run in compatability mode but all to no avail.

    I hope some member here can help me

    Thank you in advance for any ideas
     
  2. metalmackey

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

    Posts: 2,152

    Location: Behind you

    What compatability mode are you trying? Try a different one and see if that works. Maybe even try in a virtual machine if you have and old windows lying about:)
     
  3. Jericho.u.k

    Hitman

    Joined: 30 Mar 2010

    Posts: 581

    I have tried all compatability modes.
    As for a virtual machine .....i have not tried it because i know absolutley nothing about it

    Thanks for the reply
     
    Last edited: 8 Jun 2010
  4. Jericho.u.k

    Hitman

    Joined: 30 Mar 2010

    Posts: 581

    Ok a update

    I have now got soul reaver 1 too work but still have the same problems with soul reaver 2........under further investigation the game does load albeit with the trippy colours but if i press enter to start it plays the opening movie perfectly but when it finishes and goes back into game graphics i still have the trippy colours thing which makes it unplayable as i cannot see a thing.

    any ideas would be appriciated.
     
  5. Jericho.u.k

    Hitman

    Joined: 30 Mar 2010

    Posts: 581

    Ok the final update
    After a registry change to disable vshaders i have gotten soul reaver 2 to work also.

    Thank you to the 1 person that had any ideas and tried to help me.
     
  6. metalmackey

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

    Posts: 2,152

    Location: Behind you

    I'm glad you got 'em to work:)
     
  7. Jericho.u.k

    Hitman

    Joined: 30 Mar 2010

    Posts: 581

    Thanks for your suggestions :)