You might have guessed it:
I AM BACK!!!!
It took some time but eventually I got Sc4 running under winXP on my antique box - and it's even running a bit better than under Win7 RC/beta!
So what did I do:
I created a new hardware profile and rebooted the box
After rebooting I disabled all drivers and services in that profile that are not crucial to run sc4 - including network card, 1394 adapter and all netword services incl. AV program and firewall.
After this I had to re-activate my XP - strange ...
Sound was disabled both in the game and by command line parameter
And now it's running again!
See this tiny little picture:
So the very special about the tiny little pic is that the map was one of the last maps I started under Win7 RC - the picture however was made under WinXP!
And because I needed to cheer up a bit after the soccer world cup semi finals I did the one or the other click on that map. Actual results are here, replies and answer will come a bit later!
And now, ladies and gentlemen, may I present you
Construction site report 4: HeimsheimThis village is a bit inspired by the village at the German Autobahn A8 near Stuttgart as well as by other villages that have been cut in two parts by a highway.
It took me hours to get railways and highway the way I wanted and there's still some fine tuning for the railway but for now, it's rather OK I guess ...
The railway station is a small village station where a STR and a DTR meet each other. The STR is a connection line with some freight trains and not much passenger trauns, that's why all its traffic is done over track No. 1, the station itself has no function as a railway knot.
OK, some switches are missing, but with the actual possibility I couldn't get it better ...
The other railway station head.
The highway in the village. I do know some similar situations IRL ...
The village center. Not much to say about it ...
Feasible. Got to get some rust off my mousefinger though.
On the lower edge of the picture you can see the world famous Urland bananas. Thanks to outstanding culture techniques (only very very bad persons assume genetic engineering!) they grow very well in Middle European climate of Urland!
I just like that place!
Well, As I said before, I got a bit dust & rust on my mousefinger ....
That's it for today!