First post, by johnboy
Not sure if this is the right place to put this, but here it goes.
Okay. I remember playing TWoT on WinXP years ago and thought it would be nice to play it again. The problem is that I have Win10 now and Microsoft hasn't supported XP for quite some time.
Anywho, I have long since disposed of TWoT so when I got the urge to play it again I had to buy the game from amazon.com (two discs in a CD case). While I knew I was going to run into some problems when I tried to play the game, my hope is that I can get such problems solved here.
What follows is a step-by-step of my efforts to get TWoT to run on my Win 10 laptop.
1. disable anti-virus
2. update video drivers (ATI video card)
3. insert disc one into CD player and run the installer.
The installer took a little bit of time to run but once it started things seemed to be going along well. I chose not to install Direct X and Quicktime since I already had updated versions of those two programs on my laptop. Once the installer finished, I removed disc one and inserted disc two to play the game.
4. Inserted disc two and double-clicked on WoT.exe to play the game.
Nothing happened. The little blue circle appeared next to the mouse pointer, but that's all.
5. right clicked on WoT.exe to try to run the game in compatibility mode.
Again, nothing happened.
I don't know what else to do. Any hints would be greatly appreciated. I really liked this game and would like to play it again as I did almost twenty years ago!
Windows 10 64 bit
HP Pavilion Laptop
Processor: AMD A12-9720P RADEON R7, 12 COMPUTE CORES 4C+8G (4 CPUs) ~2.7GHz
Page File: 3220MB used, 26949MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 12