C A R L I T O d Jun 23, 2013 @ 5:57am
Compatibility Windows 8 RESOLVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No need to modificate the exe with compatibilities like 16bit colors, XP...

How to do that:
1) Download wined3d.exe from http://www.nongnu.org/wined3d/
2) Don't run the program! instead, extract it's contents with 7Zip or somesuch http://www.7-zip.org/download.html
3) Copy ddraw.dll, libwine.dll and wined3d.dll from extracted $SYSWIN folder into the root folder of your JA2 installation (e.g. C:\Games\Jagged Alliance 2 Gold\)
4) Run the game. It may take a bit longer to start
5) Enjoy one of the best games ever in as high FPS as your hardware can handle

(from site:http://www.bears-pit.com/board/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/topic/20560/gonew/1.html) Thanks to us!!!!!!!
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Oathed Dec 7, 2013 @ 3:12pm 
Holy crap that was a fair amount of tinkering. I'll wait til something a bit simpler more in line with my limited abilities comes along. Yikes.
Filavandrel Feb 9, 2014 @ 8:47am 
Hi, people. With this instruction I can start my JA2 on Windows 8, but after choosing difficulty of game, i see just a black screen and hear menu music. Please, can You help me solve this problem?
mo1n Mar 4, 2014 @ 11:01am 
To get in run on Win 8.1, you only need to delete Intro.slf !

But, you need to do these steps with wined3d too. Because without wined3d the bullets fly very slow...
mo1n Mar 4, 2014 @ 11:01am 
Btw, thx for this tip ! :D
WwieWaMBo Aug 5, 2014 @ 4:09am 
hi i tried that but the ddraw.dl isnt existing in these folders
kelotto Aug 15, 2014 @ 1:19am 
There is no files like "ddraw.dll" in this archive. There is dxgi.dll, d3d8.dll, еtс.
I copied all that were in the folder JA2 - at the start of the game had no effect, nothing has changed.
< blank > Aug 26, 2014 @ 12:36am 
Hope this would help someone.

1. Go to http://www.nongnu.org/wined3d/

2. Look for:
Full directory (with older versions, patches...): http://download.savannah.nongnu.org/releases/wined3d

3. Than look for v1.1.38 / 24-Jun-2013 20:02
4. Download the wined3d.exe
5. Extract It with 7zip.
6. Copy ddraw.dll, libwine.dll and wined3d.dll from extracted $SYSDIR folder into the root folder of your JA2 installation

7. ???????
8. PROFIT
hanzde Sep 15, 2014 @ 1:22am 
danke für den tip TpycukuBKpoBu nun funzt es und ich kann mein altes save game weiter spielen spiel als admin starten unter win xp sp3 und die auflösung hab ich gelassen selbst das intro läuft
kelotto Mar 5 @ 10:44pm 
Thank you! With v.1.1.38 works for me.


Originally posted by TTK MHE 3A/7u/\u Sooqa:
Hope this would help someone.

1. Go to http://www.nongnu.org/wined3d/

2. Look for:
Full directory (with older versions, patches...): http://download.savannah.nongnu.org/releases/wined3d

3. Than look for v1.1.38 / 24-Jun-2013 20:02
4. Download the wined3d.exe
5. Extract It with 7zip.
6. Copy ddraw.dll, libwine.dll and wined3d.dll from extracted $SYSDIR folder into the root folder of your JA2 installation

7. ???????
8. PROFIT
rufusdufus Mar 6 @ 5:08am 
Originally posted by TTK MHE 3A/7u/\u Sooqa:
Hope this would help someone.

1. Go to http://www.nongnu.org/wined3d/

2. Look for:
Full directory (with older versions, patches...): http://download.savannah.nongnu.org/releases/wined3d

3. Than look for v1.1.38 / 24-Jun-2013 20:02
4. Download the wined3d.exe
5. Extract It with 7zip.
6. Copy ddraw.dll, libwine.dll and wined3d.dll from extracted $SYSDIR folder into the root folder of your JA2 installation

7. ???????
8. PROFIT

That's great worked for mr, thanks.
NinjaNumber9 Mar 17 @ 9:41am 
This fix worked like a charme for me yesterday. But after rebooting my PC the game won't start up again like it used to before. Even after repeating those steps multiple times it does not work anymore. Max confused and annoyed. -_-"
Pepe di Sangro Mar 17 @ 8:17pm 
MAN, ty for the help! Finally i can play this wonderful nostalgic experience!
Btw: even those who got it working without the ddraw.dll I recommend downloading the version 1.1.38 of wined3d.exe, cause it improved the game's performance a lot!
Sir Fluffykins Mar 21 @ 10:45am 
Originally posted by Mr. Rescue:
Hope this would help someone.

1. Go to http://www.nongnu.org/wined3d/

2. Look for:
Full directory (with older versions, patches...): http://download.savannah.nongnu.org/releases/wined3d

3. Than look for v1.1.38 / 24-Jun-2013 20:02
4. Download the wined3d.exe
5. Extract It with 7zip.
6. Copy ddraw.dll, libwine.dll and wined3d.dll from extracted $SYSDIR folder into the root folder of your JA2 installation

7. ???????
8. PROFIT

This worked, but there doesn't appear to be an intro
Zaba [D13] May 13 @ 2:40pm 
Tested on Ja2: Unfinished Business from russian Gold Pack compilation under Windows 8.1 x64. Works just neat, with all intros, mouse cursor, in-game graphics and stuff. Also I got lightning-fast loading times, I can barely see loading screens now. Thanks a lot, OP, you ROCK.

Btw, Windows 7 was able to run the game out of the box yet with longer loading times.
Mythikk May 22 @ 5:27pm 
Originally posted by < blank >:
Hope this would help someone.

1. Go to http://www.nongnu.org/wined3d/

2. Look for:
Full directory (with older versions, patches...): http://download.savannah.nongnu.org/releases/wined3d

3. Than look for v1.1.38 / 24-Jun-2013 20:02
4. Download the wined3d.exe
5. Extract It with 7zip.
6. Copy ddraw.dll, libwine.dll and wined3d.dll from extracted $SYSDIR folder into the root folder of your JA2 installation

7. ???????
8. PROFIT

PERFECT thank you! Working like a charm now :)
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