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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

"World of Goo" and Windows 7 problem - SOLVED


A couple of days ago I decided to finally make the move from Windows XP to Windows 7. The installation was a breeze with no problems whatsoever and it took around 30 minutes for Win 7 to be up and running with the latest updates.

Although it is a bit early to judge, I have to say that my initial impression of Microsoft's latest OS is very good!

Ten minutes ago I encountered my first problem when I tried to install World Of Goo which I purchased some days ago through the pay what you want offer.

The installation started just fine but when it completed, windows informed me that the program may not have been installed correctly and asked me if I wanted to re-install it using the preferred settings. I did that and after the second installation tried to run the game. The screen went black and after a few seconds an error message appeared saying that World of Goo had a problem and windows needed to shut it down.

Running it in compatibility mode for Windows XP did not help so I decided it was time to exercise my google-fu! Sure enough after 2 minutes the answer was discovered on the official 2DBoy forums (thanks GMMan!).

I edited the config.txt found in the World of Goo folder and I changed the resolution from 800x600 to my monitor's native 1920x1080. That did the trick and now the game runs just fine.

Now I can enjoy an excellent game on a very good OS. But that is a story for a future post.

14 comments:

mastorak said...

prepare yourself to run around from forum to forum to resolve your issues with software compatibility in windows 7....at least for the next half year...

rs99092 said...

Never...NEVER underestimate the bugs, issues and other annoying problems linked to Microsoft Software.

+1 Mastorak

ps. allround geek is one of them! :PPP

Eraserheadx said...

So mastorak, remind me again what OS you use to play games on? :P

mastorak said...

emmmm.....oooo who a i kidding...?even though i do much gaming on the PS3 since it the most powerful of my gaming equipment and on the mac using codeweavers' crossover games,
I have to admit that windows is the best gaming platform simply because the vast majority of games has a windows' port...I can't argue with that...

Eraserheadx said...

that's right, now you see the light :P

mastorak said...

i don't see any light...it's ablackmail as far i am concerned....
Blessed are those who do not need to play PC games.....
When services like gaikai or onlive are available and I will not need to be locked to windowz boxes for pc gaming I will be free...

Eraserheadx said...

so binding you to specific hardware (and expensive I might add) is not a blackmail?

mastorak said...

what do you mean by binding....i am not bound to it except if you mean that wanting to use a superior OS on a quality piece of hardware is binding....it's a choice...

As far as the windowz gaming is concerned though it's not a blackmail that Microsoft is responsible for. Windowz has the bigger market share and thus it makes more sense for the game developers to develop for that platform.
It's therefore a defacto-standard blackmail sort of thing.

Lullaby said...

Do your Goo Balls talk on Windows 7? You know, those funny sounds they make when you go towards the pipe?

Eraserheadx said...

yes. I have no problem with the sounds of the goo balls.

mastorak said...

Am I the only one thinking the discussing if balls make sounds is weird?

Dan said...

i had same problem changing resolution fixed it thanks alot been trying to get this to work for awhile

Schnien said...

Thanks a lot for helping me out with the same problem! Never thougt such a simple change would make it. ;)
Thanks again!

max den said...

Amazingpost