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Hi!

I've installed my CD version of the game on Windows 7. The installation runs fine but everytime I try to run it it doesn't work. I tried running it with compatibility mode but doesn't work either. How did GOG team fixed this so it works on Windows 7?

I would buy it here so I can test it myself, but I can't afford it right now. Does anyone know how they fixed it or if there is a patch to fix it?

Thanks!
Post edited May 12, 2012 by Ghildrean
This question / problem has been solved by gmximage
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Ghildrean: Hi!

I've installed my CD version of the game on Windows 7. The installation runs fine but everytime I try to run it it doesn't work. I tried running it with compatibility mode but doesn't work either. How did GOG team fixed this so it works on Windows 7?

I would buy it here so I can test it myself, but I can't afford it right now. Does anyone know how they fixed it or if there is a patch to fix it?

Thanks!
Did you install Zeus or Zeus+Poseidon. As for me if I installed Zeus only I cant run the game but after installing Poseidon (which is an expansion), now things run fine on Win7 x64

Note: I also have the CD versions not gog ones but my guess is gog version installs both directly hence avoids the problem of Zeus not running on win7
Post edited May 13, 2012 by kaileeena
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Ghildrean: Hi!

I've installed my CD version of the game on Windows 7. The installation runs fine but everytime I try to run it it doesn't work. I tried running it with compatibility mode but doesn't work either. How did GOG team fixed this so it works on Windows 7?

I would buy it here so I can test it myself, but I can't afford it right now. Does anyone know how they fixed it or if there is a patch to fix it?

Thanks!
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kaileeena: Did you install Zeus or Zeus+Poseidon. As for me if I installed Zeus only I cant run the game but after installing Poseidon (which is an expansion), now things run fine on Win7 x64

Note: I also have the CD versions not gog ones but my guess is gog version installs both directly hence avoids the problem of Zeus not running on win7
Zeus + Poseidon. It doesn't work with Poseidon installed, but I didn't check if Zeus only works.
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Ghildrean: Hi!

I've installed my CD version of the game on Windows 7. The installation runs fine but everytime I try to run it it doesn't work. I tried running it with compatibility mode but doesn't work either. How did GOG team fixed this so it works on Windows 7?
did you install all newest patches? updating game to latest version can make a diffrence
here are some patches
http://zeus.heavengames.com/downloads/lister.php?category=patches
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Ghildrean: Hi!

I've installed my CD version of the game on Windows 7. The installation runs fine but everytime I try to run it it doesn't work. I tried running it with compatibility mode but doesn't work either. How did GOG team fixed this so it works on Windows 7?
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gmx: did you install all newest patches? updating game to latest version can make a diffrence
here are some patches
http://zeus.heavengames.com/downloads/lister.php?category=patches
Yes, I've installed the patches. I have tried every combination, Zeus without patch, Zeus with patch, Poseidon without patch and Poseidon with patch and none of them work. The thing is, without the expansion pack an error message appears, but with the expansion pack, the game runs in the background but doesn't show up, having to close it in the administrator panel.

I have Windows 7 32-bit, if that makes a difference.

BTW, my CDs seem to work sometimes. They are too old, so eventually I will buy the game here when I have a chance.
Post edited May 13, 2012 by Ghildrean
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gmx: did you install all newest patches? updating game to latest version can make a diffrence
here are some patches
http://zeus.heavengames.com/downloads/lister.php?category=patches
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Ghildrean: Yes, I've installed the patches. I have tried every combination, Zeus without patch, Zeus with patch, Poseidon without patch and Poseidon with patch and none of them work. The thing is, without the expansion pack an error message appears, but with the expansion pack, the game runs in the background but doesn't show up, having to close it in the administrator panel.

I have Windows 7 32-bit, if that makes a difference.

BTW, my CDs seem to work sometimes. They are too old, so eventually I will buy the game here when I have a chance.
seems like you will spend more time trying to run this game than actualy plaing it...

last thing you can try - installing widescreen mod (link in the other topic) - maby they fixed something - longshot
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gmx: last thing you can try - installing widescreen mod (link in the other topic) - maby they fixed something - longshot
Well, installing the widescreen mod fixed it so I can play Zeus again! Thank you very much for your help!
I run Zeus+Poseidon just fine on Win7 x64 but I cannot see intro videos, as well as ingame videos. The same is with GOG Pharaoh&Cleopatra. I tried running on Administrator and dropping coclor depth to 16bit, but I still can't see videos (sound is fine). any ideas ?
I am trying to run Zeus on Windows 8 but have not had much luck.

Generally it opens, shows a black screen, then immediately minimizes. I have gotten to the intro cutscene a couple of time and one time I was actually able to play. But it is not at all consistent.

I have tried the high-res mod as well as a variety of compatibility mode configurations.

Also, I purchased the game from GOG.

Any thoughts?

EDIT: I actually got it working by myself. The solution was to install the widescreen mod, change my monitor's resolution to 1024x768, open the game, change the game resolution to 1024x768 (which was actually 1920x1080 thanks to the mod), then return my monitor's resolution to 1920x1080. Although it was a bit annoying, it seems to have worked.
Post edited September 02, 2014 by watashat
Doesn't work with windows 10. I tried the widescreen mod, tried it with gog galaxy, no result. At my mothers PC it works, but not with mine. Strange but you expierience things like that with old games.

Has anyone tried with windows 10?
Here is were i got a crack for my zeus master of olympus for an installation i had long time ago but i couldn't make it work, now i find this crack and it works!!! everybody should know! you should download the 2 mirror downloads and then copy the crack in the right directory. See ya
I try but i couldn't post the link to this site, it can't be done but if you want you can write me to my e mail and i will be glad to give you the link, here is the e mail - saskojas@yahoo.com
Post edited February 11, 2019 by Sasko_K