Same problem for me on Windows 7. Launching the game crashes it immediately. Trying to run Setup from the Launcher results in an error message: "DirectDraw Enumeration failed"
Edit Possible fixes:
- In your graphics card settings, make sure "Prefered refresh rate" for Expendable is at "Use 3D application setting" not "Highest available"
- Set compatibility mode for Expendable.exe and go.exe to Windows XP SP3 or earlier
- Make sure V-sync is turned on in the setup menu
These three options combined made the game playable on my Windows 7 computer.
I have a Nvidia GeForce GT 630 and I cannot find the "Prefered refresh rate" setting in the Nvidia Control Panel. Can you please tell me how to find it.
Sorry for the late reply.
Open your Nvidia Control Panel. Near the top of the list of the left side of the panel should be the "Manage 3D Settings" option. Select that.
Then in the window that appears, change from the Global Settings tab to the Program Settings tab.
Now you need to click on the "Add" button to add Expendable to the list. It will open a window with your most recently used applications. If Expendable does not appear in the list, click on "Browse" at the bottom and go to whichever folder the game is installed in. By default it should be C:\GOG Games\Expendable
and select Expendable.exe
Now it should be loaded in the Nvidia settings panel. The "Preferred Refresh Rate" option should be about halfway down the list. Make sure the selected option is "Application Controlled." Then Apply and close the panel.