Game requires Directplay RRS feed

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  • Hello, I have a question. I've recently repurchased and dowloaded "Star Wars Battlegrounds" on Steam on a PC running Windows 7 Home Premium. Upon running the game, the image becomes all pixelated. I've been looking up the reason and apparently it has to do with the fact that the game requires "Directplay" to run appropriately. Many forums suggest accessing the "Legacy Component" folder which allows you to toggle the option "Directplay".

    However Windows 7 apparently does not have this option. I've already tried to run it in compatibility mode without any luck as an error box appears shortly after the game starts running which says "Could not initialize graphics system. Make sure your video card and driver are compatible with DirectDraw".

    Is there anything I can do to run this game short of having to change OS?

    Saturday, December 30, 2017 3:53 AM

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    Saturday, December 30, 2017 4:14 AM
  • Hi ljusthaveonequestion,

    Thank you for posting here.

    For your question, it may related to compatibility of Windows 7, you could connect the Windows 7 support team from the link below.


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    Monday, January 1, 2018 3:01 AM