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The other day I decided I want to play Uru again, as I had just upgraded my sound system (to 7.1 surround) and had yet to play it on my new computer. My computer is a Windows 7 64 bit HP Pavilion g6 laptop with 4gb RAM, 2.1ghz duel core with a Radeon HD 6470m - More than enough to play Uru with. I started the game and made my character, all was well. However when I hit "Play" and the intro vid started I got this:

Uru Intro Vid issues

I said to myself "what the heck" and moved on, a bit annoyed that I didn’t get to see the vid, but I had seen it before so I could live with it. However I found that the issue persists in the game, creating strange artefacts (hope that’s the correct use of the term) with the plant life, and other issues, namely with the ground. The common thing out of all this I can see is the colour. It all seems to a bright white / light blue colour to it in most cases.

I looked around on the internet, but could finding nothing to help me, mainly things about running Uru on Windows 7.

Does anyone know anything I could do to fix this? The game ran fine on my old XP computer, but sadly that computer's graphics were rubbish, and the whole computers a bit old. I really want to replay this great game - Any help would be gladly welcomed and appreciated - Thanks

(These are the settings I'm running Uru on)

Uru Settings

Uru 1

Uru 2

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Are you using an old disc, or downloading the (now free) client from the MOUL site? It's unlikely that the old client can connect to the servers after the relaunch anyway, since it's no longer receiving updates. The new client runs fine on Windows 7. –  SevenSidedDie Oct 8 '12 at 20:00
    
I'm using a disc, however I might try the client anyway. However while I do like the idea of Myst with other people (and in the past Uru has felt a bit... empty without others around), I still would like to be able to play offline –  Gareth Jones Oct 8 '12 at 20:48
    
Yeah, that's a point. MOUL doesn't start out in the desert like the original Uru, either. I don't have a copy of Uru anymore so I can't troubleshoot, but one obvious thing to try: run it in XP Compatibility Mode. –  SevenSidedDie Oct 9 '12 at 1:12
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Try running it in XP Compatibility Mode. The game was made about 9 years ago, with a custom engine, way before Windows Vista or 7 were shipped (or even working), and as such may not be completely compatible with the new features of those operating systems.

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I have tried via the compatibility tab, however i can't use XP mode because i only have Windows 7 Home. This didn't fix the issue however. –  Gareth Jones Oct 9 '12 at 3:25
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