So I'm having a hard time trying to run a game named The Sting (2001) on my Windows 7 64 bit laptop. I've tried running it on compatibility mode, but the game just ends up closing right after I hit "play".

I've read that it could be because some of the DLLs required to run the game aren't available anymore on the new Windows versions. I have no idea where to find them, nor do I know how to proceed with that information.

Any help is highly appreciated.

  • do you know the exact DLL's you need?
    – Sad32x
    Dec 17, 2015 at 13:50
  • No, sir. I'm not even sure that's the real issue. It was just a possibility I've seen someone commenting. Dec 17, 2015 at 14:36
  • have you tried to check the event viewer? that may bring the exact error which happens when you open the application.
    – Sad32x
    Dec 17, 2015 at 15:11
  • Actually it doesn't show any error. The game just closes. There's no window popping up with any message. Dec 17, 2015 at 15:26
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    You may want to check this question in case it's the same issue
    – JonK
    Dec 17, 2015 at 19:04

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Your issue is probably stemming from the fact that windows works differently now than it did around the windows 2000/xp era. As such, resources that your game is looking for either don't exist in your current version of windows or are accessed in a completely different manor. My recommendation would be to install a free virtual machine program VM Virtualbox from oracle is a good one.

Hope this helps

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