Hello all, need some help here pls. In the past, I had WinXP and Vista systems and used to play a game called Get Medieval. Now I have a new Win7 64bit system and no longer can play this game. Now, I understand that the game, being an oldie, may not be playable on a 64bit system, so I downloaded and installed the Virtual Pc - XP mode directly from the Microsoft site. To my dismay, when double clicking on the game to play it, within the Virtual PC, i keep getting: ERROR: Unable to set the Direct Draw display mode (33004). I have looked this up on the Microsoft site as well. The directions say to make some adjustments, in the Display properties, on the Settings tab, by clicking the Advanced button. The problem is that my Advanced button is ghosted. I have run dxdiag, also within the Virtual PC, and found this:
Device - all are n/a except for Current Display Mode 640x619 (16bit) (42 hz)
Drivers - Main Driver: RDPDD.dll, version 5.01.2600.5512 (English)
Direct X - all show Not Available and the disable button is ghosted, so can't click on it either
When I test the Direct Draw, I get: An error ocurred while setting your display to 640x480 mode with 16bit color (high color). Your computer may not support this mode. This is not necessarily a problem, though some programs may not work without support for this mode.
DirectDraw test results: Failure at step 17 (SetDisplayMode to 640x480x16): HRESULT = 0x80004001 (Not implemented)
Direct3D functionality not available. You should verify that the driver is a final version from the hardware manufacturer.
I have tried updating drivers, adjusting the display, etc. and still cannot get rid of this annoying Direct Draw problem.
The same dxdiag, in my Win7 system shows:

Time of this report: 2/9/2013, 00:23:00
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Si
System Model: P67A-C43
BIOS: BIOS Date: 08/31/11 15:03:40 Ver: 04.06.04
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8166MB RAM
Page File: 3192MB used, 13138MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 120 DPI (125 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce GTX 550 Ti
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1244&SUBSYS_15563842&REV_A1
Display Memory: 4049 MB
Dedicated Memory: 977 MB
Shared Memory: 3071 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: ViewSonic VA2448 SERIES
Monitor Model: VA2448 SERIES
Monitor Id: VSC3828
Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.000Hz)
Output Type: DVI
Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver File Version: 9.18.0013.1090 (English)
Driver Version:
DDI Version: 11
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 12/29/2012 05:34:47, 18054312 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes

Can anyone help me resolve this perplexing issue? My kids and I would love to play a good 'ole game of Get Medieval....
I would appreciate any input!

Posted 4 years ago