Try this: Go to My computer. Right click on the disc player that holds the CD. Then click open. It should open a directory so you can see what is on the disc. There should be an .exe there that is the main start up file. It may be called Jack the Ripper.exe. Right click it. Then hover on "send to". Then click on "desktop (create shortcut)".
Next go to the desktop and try to run it from the new shortcut we made.
If it doesn't work, right click on the shortcut we created. There's a couple things we can try here. We can click troubleshoot compatibility. But first lets go to Properties. In the properties box that pops up, click on the compatibility tab. Place a check mark in run as administrator. Click OK to close the box. Try the game.
If it doesn't work, go back to the properties and compatibility tab, place a check mark in "Run this program in compability mode for". The default should be Windows XP, service pack 3. Leave that and then click Ok. Try the game now.
If it doesn't work, go back to properties and then compatibility tab. You can try the process of elimination by clicking on other Windows versions under compatibility. You can try the other XP option(s), then Windows 98, then even Windows 95. Try the game after each of those.
If it still doesn't work, change it back to XP service 3 compatibility and then place a check mark in one of the little boxes under the Settings section such as "run in 256 colors". Make sure you keep notes on what you changed. It may be a combination of Settings changes and Windows versions. Make one change at a time. Try the game after each change.
Let me know how it turns out.
Edited by Dacar92, 31 May 2013 - 07:42 PM.
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