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#968428 - 07/17/14 11:04 PM Why will Post Mortem play on Win7 (2002) but Still Life (2005) won't??
BubbaJake Offline
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I have these 2 games, and I would love to play Still Life on my Win7 PC, but it won't even load! Post Mortem plays like a charm. Is this just me or am I getting something confused? I REALLY want to play Still Life in comfort on the newer PC and not in the creepy family room, alone... Is there something I can do to get the more recent Still Life to play?

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#968430 - 07/17/14 11:11 PM Re: Why will Post Mortem play on Win7 (2002) but Still Life (2005) won't?? [Re: BubbaJake]
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The disc version of Still Life was sold with the evil StarForce v3 on it.
You're going to need a NoCD if you're using the disc version.

You may also have to set compatibility mode on Still Life to Windows NT 4.0.

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#968431 - 07/17/14 11:12 PM Re: Why will Post Mortem play on Win7 (2002) but Still Life (2005) won't?? [Re: Jenny100]
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Installing the Vista patch also helped get the game running for some people.

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#968438 - 07/18/14 12:52 AM Re: Why will Post Mortem play on Win7 (2002) but Still Life (2005) won't?? [Re: BubbaJake]
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GOG has Still Life which will run on Windows 7 for $9.99. Nice thing is that is scrubbed free of StarForce.

http://www.gog.com/game/still_life
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#968737 - 07/20/14 07:17 AM Re: Why will Post Mortem play on Win7 (2002) but Still Life (2005) won't?? [Re: BubbaJake]
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steam version runs fine also, but I would say a bit expensive for $10 I would buy it from steam for the $2.50 each for 1 & 2


Edited by plumgas (07/20/14 07:21 AM)

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#968779 - 07/20/14 12:57 PM Re: Why will Post Mortem play on Win7 (2002) but Still Life (2005) won't?? [Re: BubbaJake]
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Actually Steam has the Still Life Collection on sale right now for $4.99 which includes Post Mortem as well as both Still Life games.

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#970267 - 07/28/14 12:14 PM Re: Why will Post Mortem play on Win7 (2002) but Still Life (2005) won't?? [Re: plumgas]
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PLUMGAS and others,I got Still Life from STEAM for $2.49. $2.49!! It's playing flawlessly and I can't say if it's Starforce free or not, but it's electrifying to be playing again!

Marian, I did get the VISTA patch download FINALLY and will still give it a try because I believe in you. I will give it a try and let you know what happens.!

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#970274 - 07/28/14 12:32 PM Re: Why will Post Mortem play on Win7 (2002) but Still Life (2005) won't?? [Re: BubbaJake]
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Originally Posted By: BubbaJake
PLUMGAS and others,I got Still Life from STEAM for $2.49. $2.49!! It's playing flawlessly and I can't say if it's Starforce free or not, but it's electrifying to be playing again!

There is no downloadable game that uses disc-based StarForce.
There is no disc.
The type of StarForce that uses online authentication is nothing like the disc-based StarForce and is much the same as any other type of online authentication.

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#971022 - 08/01/14 12:35 PM Re: Why will Post Mortem play on Win7 (2002) but Still Life (2005) won't?? [Re: BubbaJake]
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I don't understand what you mean by 'No downloadable game that uses disc-based Staaforce'.

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#971025 - 08/01/14 12:55 PM Re: Why will Post Mortem play on Win7 (2002) but Still Life (2005) won't?? [Re: BubbaJake]
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Disc-based Starforce only comes on physical CDs as a means of copy protection. Downnloadable games have other methods of verification/authentication.

The Vista patch may work for you, but I think your best best is to use/run the NoCD crack for Still Life on Windows 7 - that should fix your problem.

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#971099 - 08/01/14 09:10 PM Re: Why will Post Mortem play on Win7 (2002) but Still Life (2005) won't?? [Re: BubbaJake]
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That and the NT4 compatibility setting.

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#971201 - 08/02/14 11:26 AM Re: Why will Post Mortem play on Win7 (2002) but Still Life (2005) won't?? [Re: Collector]
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Originally Posted By: Collector
That and the NT4 compatibility setting.


Yes - thank you for adding that.

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