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Old 08-27-10, 09:21 AM   #1
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Default A rookie requesting help re: The Godfather the Game

Hi, first post here so sorry if I'm doing anything wrong (not posting this in the right place or something) but any help would be appreciated.

I just got EA's Godfather game (completely legit, bought it in HMV) and had a load of problems installing and got some help from an old forum on this site telling me what to do (copy disc contents onto HD and change Directx to 0 instead of 9.0c). Anyways, the game is now installed but when I try to play it (with disc in and all as it should be) after the opening screen saying copyright EA 2006, my computer tells me "godfather.exe has stopped working and it closes down.

Could anyone help with this?

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Old 08-27-10, 10:03 AM   #2
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Hello, and welcome to the forums!
As you supposed, this should have been posted in the Gaming section. Perhaps later a mod will move it, don't worry.
Gaming Central: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=12

Back to your issue, have you checked that your computer complies with the minimum requirements? Does this happen with any other game?
Did you have the chance to try the same installation disc in another computer?
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Old 08-27-10, 10:19 AM   #3
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by editing that file, you skipped the DirectX check. That check was broken on some versions of Windows with new hotfixes installed.

Since you skipped the check, make sure you manually install latest DirectX from here.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

Also would be good idea to make sure your video card and sound card drivers are updated.
Check who makes your video card and sound card go to company website and download latest driver.

Also it would help, when a game or program crashes, often there is a button that says more info (depends on version of windows) click on that and post it here.
Often there can be important information there, that might tell you what caused the crash.

and check if your systems meets the minimum-maximum requirements like ALobpreis suggested.
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Old 08-27-10, 11:12 AM   #4
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Hi, thanks to both of you for replying. I'll shift along to the Games forum for further discussion. Sadly none of these suggestions worked, the computer I'm using is new (well, one year old but the game came out in 2006) and I have the latest directx and nvidia (my graphics driver). I'll double check though. Thanks again for your help.
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Old 08-27-10, 11:15 AM   #5
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Default rookie requesting help re: The Godfather the Game

Hi, I'm new here so sorry if I'm doing anything wrong (not posting this in the right place or something) but any help would be appreciated.

I just got EA's Godfather game (completely legit, bought it in HMV) and had a load of problems installing thanks to EA's shoddy installer and got some help from an old forum on this site telling me what to do (copy disc contents onto HD and change Directx to 0 instead of 9.0c). Anyways, the game is now installed but when I try to play it (with disc in and all as it should be) after the opening screen saying copyright EA 2006, my computer tells me "godfather.exe has stopped working and it closes down.

Could anyone help with this?
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Old 08-27-10, 12:00 PM   #6
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What is your OS and graphics card?
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Old 08-27-10, 12:24 PM   #7
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OS is Vista and I have the latest nvidia and directx
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Old 08-27-10, 12:28 PM   #8
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OS is Vista and I have the latest nvidia and directx
Great.

But what video card? nVidia is only the company that manufactures the GPU. Do you know which GPU is on your graphics card?
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Old 08-27-10, 12:49 PM   #9
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Sorry,

the card is GeForce 8400M GT
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Old 08-27-10, 01:07 PM   #10
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From Wiki the minimum requirements are:

OS: Windows XP or Windows 2000
CPU: 1.4 GHz or faster Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor
RAM: 256 MB or more
Disc Drive: 2x or faster DVD drive
Hard Drive: At least 5 GB of free space
Video: 64 MB T&L capable DirectX 9.0c compatible video card (ATI Radeon 8500 or greater; NVIDIA GeForce 3 or greater [excluding GeForce 4 MX])
Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card.

Have you tried to run it with Windows XP compatibility mode ?
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Old 08-27-10, 02:43 PM   #11
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I suggest that a mod closes this topic or merges it with this other one:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=154520
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Old 08-27-10, 03:03 PM   #12
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Have you tried renaming the movie directory in the game to _movies
Try that, and report back.

Also, is this what you did?
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Copy all the files from Godfather The Game DVD to a folder named Godfather on your hard drive.

Once it is done copying, browse (open) the Godfather\Autorun folder on your hard drive. Inside there, you should see a autorun.cfg file. Right-click on it, and open it with Notepad or some other text editor such as Notepad++ (if you have it (highly recommended)). Edit the line (line 13) where it says

DirectXVersion=9.0c

and make it

DirectXVersion=0

Save the file, with File > Save (Don't use Save as...!!), to make absolutely certain you keep the original file extension (.cfg)!

Go back to the root folder Godfather. Right-click on Autorun.exe. Go to Properties > Compatibility. Then check "Run this program in compatibility mode for" and select Windows 2000 from the dropdown box. Click apply and/or OK.

Now double-click on Autorun.exe. Setup should start as normal (i.e. like you just stuck the disc in).

Good luck!
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