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Pax Romana/Windows 7

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:07 am
by cwegsche
Hi Guys!


Just got my hands on an old strategy game called "Pax Romana". I read that Philippe Thibaut was very involved in this game, to say at least. Have to say I really liked the gmae engine an the political aspects of the game never to be found in another one again ...
Now my problem is that I of course own Windows 7 and now the game doesn't let me install (get an error message telling me the operating system isen't right for the game).
Does anyone in this community own the game too and perhaps someone has got a clue how to run this old masterpiece on the new operating system?
Remember that it ran under Windows XP ... compatibility mode is not an option since the game doesn't let me install it ...

Greets and hats off for this game again Philippe!

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:39 am
by PhilThib
For me it works fine on windows7.... the truth is that I have an old, unprotected version, from an old PC...I did not run the installer, just copy-pasted the whole folder. May be you could try the same if you still have it on the older computer?

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:50 am
by cwegsche
Okay I think I have an installed version on my old harddrive. I will give it a go, hopefully it does not need some registry-entries to run ... The other problem was always the weired copy protection I think. I will try it! Thx anyways for this geat idea of a game, which would have really been even greater if all concepts would made it in to it ... When I first played Great Invasions I got a feeling that I heard the music and sounds somewhere before :-) unfortunately the political system dindn't made it into the game ...

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:16 am
by the_dovlets
Hello

Can Pax Romana be bought as a digital download anywhere? I read about it and I would love to play it but could not find it in the main digital stores...

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:13 am
by cwegsche
the_dovlets wrote:Hello

Can Pax Romana be bought as a digital download anywhere? I read about it and I would love to play it but could not find it in the main digital stores...


Hi the_dovlets!

Don't think so. But as I have two original versions (CD-Versions) (I bought this game and also got one as a present :-)), I could sell one to you for a very limited price!
So if you've got an older version of an operating system (everything works as I experienced but Windows 7 and Vista for the installation process only), this would be a way to go!

Greets Chris

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:32 am
by anpd
Is the manual for Pax Roman available anywhere? Would love to get it as a pdf or similar.

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:30 am
by cwegsche
anpd wrote:Is the manual for Pax Roman available anywhere? Would love to get it as a pdf or similar.


I think I have a pdf version at home! Will have a look and pm you then!

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:31 am
by anpd
cwegsche wrote:I think I have a pdf version at home! Will have a look and pm you then!


Great! Thanks :)

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:09 am
by the_dovlets
I have windows vista 64bit on my desktop so probably the older version would not work...I also have ubuntu but I am not sure pax romana woul work under wine, it's not part of the wine appdb

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:32 am
by cwegsche
the_dovlets wrote:I have windows vista 64bit on my desktop so probably the older version would not work...I also have ubuntu but I am not sure pax romana woul work under wine, it's not part of the wine appdb


Yes unfortunately you could be right here :-(

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:55 pm
by cwegsche
anpd wrote:Great! Thanks :)


Hi anpd!

I found something at home. Unfortunately the pdf is more than 18MB of seize. Do you have an Email-Provider which can handle the file size? Send me your email adress then ...

Greets Chris

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:12 pm
by anpd
Hi Chris,

Thanks for taking the time to look! Unfortunately my mail can't accept that large files. Will try to find it in some other way.

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:36 am
by cwegsche
anpd wrote:Hi Chris,

Thanks for taking the time to look! Unfortunately my mail can't accept that large files. Will try to find it in some other way.


Will search a webspace where I can put it up. Please tell me your mail adress so I can mail you informations, if you still like to have it!

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:22 pm
by cwegsche
PhilThib wrote:For me it works fine on windows7.... the truth is that I have an old, unprotected version, from an old PC...I did not run the installer, just copy-pasted the whole folder. May be you could try the same if you still have it on the older computer?


Hi PhilThib!

Tried what you suggested and copied the whole Dreamcatcher-Folder from my old WinXP-HardDrive to my new Windows7 machine. Unfortunately it doesen't run, always says system has to restart to finalise the installation, however doesen't work ... He doesen't even search for a CD nor something ...
Do you have an idea what could be done about it? Perhaps you have the unprotected .exe which you could share? Btw I am running (or try running) Pax Romana version 1.02 (the lastest available I think).

Thanks in advance
Chris

Pax Romana/Windows 7

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:04 am
by pakUploakefep
Forgive the inconvenience, but do you guys have any plans to announce a firm release date for Guardian Heroes XBLA at Pax? Its genuinely one of my most anticipated titles this year...

Posted: Thu May 14, 2015 8:19 pm
by Kaiser Wilhelm II
I bought this game, too. I'm from Germany. OS is Win 7, too.

After installation, a window opens stating that the PC has to be restarted due to finish installation of copy protection. If I start the exe after restarting the PC, same window opens again (and so on). What could be the reason for this error?

Would it be possible to sell a new version of the game running on Win7 at GoG.com?

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:37 pm
by Revan
Same problem here, tried to install my old copy of pax romana on Windows 10 and being stuck by this infinite mandatory restart

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:36 pm
by PhilThib
Impossible. The game is 11 years old, was developed much before even WinXP.... This said, it works correct on my Win7....and I don't use Win10, so I can't say.

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:03 pm
by Durk
If you use Windows 10 emulator the program should work. If this is a new feature for you, run the Troubleshoot Compatibility check on the Right Click menu.
With Windows 7, 8 and 10, you can run games back to dos programs if you set the startup menu to the correct version and open as an admin.
I am playing a lot of older games, including Pax Romana using this method.