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Solved Black Dahlia PC Game will not run properly on newer PCs

August 4, 2012 at 05:39:34
Specs: Windows XP, Dual Core E350/4GB RAM
I am trying to play Black Dahlia by Take2 Interactive released way back in 1998. It uses the 360 degree movement with the mouse but the problem is that it spins way too fast. I have followed the instructions here to slow down the spinning but it does nothing to the fast spinning. I usually have access to my old pentium 2 pc running win98 which runs the game perfectly but at the moment i do not have access to my old computer. I have tried it on windows 7, windows xp compatibility mode on and off with no success. I even installed virtual pc and windows 98 but it still spins out of control when you move the mouse left or right which makes me think it is because the cpu is too fast. I also tried turning down the graphics acceleration and set it to off but this didnt work either. I tried a few slow down programs and tried turning off one cpu core but this didnt work probably cause it is just too fast a CPU.

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August 28, 2012 at 08:01:24
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Here is something i do to make my old games work on newer faster computers.

1) Run the game
2) hit the windows key so that your desktop comes up (your game will minimise)
3) right click the task bar and click on Task manager
4) under processes find your games process
5) right click and select 'Set Affinity'
6) you should see a number of processors in the new window
7) untick everything apart from CPU 0
8) close the window
9) from the taskbar click on your game.

This should now slow down your game enough for you to be able to play it

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