Settlers IV - GOG

Afternoon all.

I just bought this from GOG but I can't seem to run it on windows 10 - I keep getting an error message about the graphics. Does anyone know what this might be?
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  • CycrowCycrow Forumite
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    What does the error message actually say ?

    have you tried running the game in Compatibility mode
  • Cycrow wrote: »
    What does the error message actually say ?

    have you tried running the game in Compatibility mode

    I can't remember - I will have a go again tonight and see.

    Ok - don't laugh at me - but how do I run the game in compatibility mode?
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  • I have this on cd, you have to turn off hardware acceleration.
  • I have this on cd, you have to turn off hardware acceleration.

    I have no idea how to do this!
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  • CycrowCycrow Forumite
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    Flick216 wrote: »
    I can't remember - I will have a go again tonight and see.

    Ok - don't laugh at me - but how do I run the game in compatibility mode?

    to run it in comparability mode, you need to find the exe for the game (should be in the game install directory)

    right click and goto properties, then find the Compatibility tab.
    Check the box to run in comparability mode then select the OS to run under. Try either Windows 98 or Windows XP.

    Also disabling desktop composition can also help with older games (found in the compatibility tab as well)
  • Cycrow wrote: »
    to run it in comparability mode, you need to find the exe for the game (should be in the game install directory)

    right click and goto properties, then find the Compatibility tab.
    Check the box to run in comparability mode then select the OS to run under. Try either Windows 98 or Windows XP.

    Also disabling desktop composition can also help with older games (found in the compatibility tab as well)

    I have tried every Windows version there is!

    This is the message I am getting

    Software 3D: Error initializing Graphic Interface

    Hardware 3D: Error initializing Graphic Interface

    This is my graphics card

    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 920M
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type: GeForce 920M
    DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
    Device Type: Render-Only Device
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1299&SUBSYS_06AE1028&REV_A1
    Display Memory: 12154 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 4007 MB
    Shared Memory: 8147 MB
    Current Mode: n/a
    Driver Name: nvd3dumx,nvwgf2umx,nvwgf2umx,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
    Driver File Version: 10.18.0013.5850 (English)
    Driver Version: 10.18.13.5850
    DDI Version: 11
    Feature Levels: 11.0,10.1,10.0,9.3,9.2,9.1
    Driver Model: WDDM 1.3
    Graphics Preemption: DMA
    Compute Preemption: DMA
    Miracast: Not Supported by Graphics driver
    Hybrid Graphics GPU: Discrete
    Power P-states: Not Supported
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 10/3/2015 06:06:17, 15716648
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  • Just remembered I had to download and install the patch for it to work on windows 10.
    http://www.gamershell.com/download_4262.shtml.

    If you get the game to load you will find the place to turn off hardware acceleration, its just a tick box.
  • Just remembered I had to download and install the patch for it to work on windows 10.
    http://www.gamershell.com/download_4262.shtml.

    If you get the game to load you will find the place to turn off hardware acceleration, its just a tick box.

    Awesome thanks! I'll give it a go tonight.

    I gave up and played Settlers II 10th Anniversary instead!
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