First post, by careyclanton
Hello. I am having trouble getting some older Windows games to function. Some of them even previously worked on this same system, until I sent the system in to the manufacturer for repairs (or some time around then).
When I attempt to launch them, the resolution switches, the screen then goes black, about 3 to 5 seconds pass, and then it crashes to the desktop without an error message. However, SimCity 4 does create an exception report of which I'll post the first section:
Exception time: 12/01/2018, at 23:36:36.
Exception code: 0xC0000005 (-1073741819) ACCESS_VIOLATION.
Current thread ID: 3336 (0x00000d08).
Application/module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition\Apps\SimCity 4.exe
Application/module version name: SimCity 4
Application/module version: 1.1.610.0
System version: Windows NT 6.2
System memory: 2048 Megabytes total, 2048 Megabytes free.
Exception module: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\igdumdim32.dll.
Exception address: 0x09a6872c. Section:Offset: 0x01:0x000a772c.
I am asking here because previously DOSBox exhibited the same behavior for me until I switched the output to opengl (or openglnb). These are the only output options that don't cause the crash and they both work great.
So my question to the experts here: does this immediately suggest any particular problem to you? I appreciate your consideration and response.