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First post, by rfnagel

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Has anyone had any luck running Hardball 6 under Windows XP? Or for that matter, Windows 7/10 (I've read a few sparse messages on the internet with the same problem under those versions of Windows as well)?

I've played Hardball 5 for DOS for eons now, and recently bought Hardball 6. The game installs and starts just fine, but when you actually start a new game (OR click on the "Graphics" options within the game) the game locks up, requiring a CTRL+ALT+DEL. I've tried all of the various Windows XP compatibility mode options, but no luck.

Any ideas?

Rich ¥Weeds¥ Nagel
http://www.richnagel.net

Reply 1 of 2, by Gamecollector

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This game needs the EmulateDirectDrawSync ACT fix.
Install the attached *.sdb file (with sdbinst) then try again.
Tested with WinXpSp3.

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  • Filename
    Hardball6SDB.7z
    File size
    452 Bytes
    Downloads
    4 downloads
    File license
    Public domain

Asus P4P800 SE/Pentium4 3.2E/2 Gb DDR400B,
Radeon HD3850 Agp (Sapphire), Catalyst 14.4 (XpProSp3).
Voodoo2 12 MB SLI, Win2k drivers 1.02.00 (XpProSp3).

Reply 2 of 2, by rfnagel

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MANY MANY THANKS FOR THAT, Gamecollector! It works PERFECTLY 😀

Rich ¥Weeds¥ Nagel
http://www.richnagel.net