H Kane Mar 26, 2013 @ 6:09pm
Simple Fix for the Fist Cursor
Symptom: FF installs and runs under Windows 7-64, but when loading the first mission the left-click context functionality on the map is broken. The cursor remains a fist icon, and the player has very little actual control over the character.

Cause: Inability of the game to function properly at some higher resolutions. This may be due to some recent changes in the Nvidia drivers.

Solution: Set the game for a lower resolution; start at 1024 x 768 and verify the cursor issue has cleared up. Then gradually increase the resolution until the problem reappears. Occasionally changing the resolution will also reset the sound card driver, requiring you to reselect whichever one you were using.
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pmaximus Aug 28, 2013 @ 9:43pm 
This worked for me, I set to lower resolution and all is good now. Thanks for the info.
gamerfieldy Feb 12 @ 8:38pm 
It works great for me in vista and in windows 7
To fix the fist icon bug do the following:
All you have to do, is find the FF.exe file in the game folder and
right click it, go to properties, compatibility tab,
1. check the box that says
"run in compatability mode" , in the pull down menu select "Win98/ME"
2. check to box to disable visual desktop
3. check to box to disable desktop composition
4. click the OK button
5. Now right click on the STEAM shortcut on your desktop that launches STEAM (not the game shortcut.
6. right click it, go to properties, compatibility tab.
7. check the box that says
"run in compatability mode" , in the pull down menu select "XP service pack 3".
8. click the OK button
step 9.
*IMPORTANT*. EXIT steam, make sure you right click close steam thats is still running on your system tray or the changes won't take affect.
Now when you launch steam it will be in xp compatibilty mode, which will allow you to launch freedom force in win 98/ME mode to play the game without the fist bug on newer video cards / newer OSes.


.......Your welcome ;)
fluppagus Aug 26 @ 11:30pm 
Just throwing in that I had the same issue and following gamerfieldy's instructions solved the problem.
Grincer Sep 3 @ 11:33am 
Thanks I will try the low resolution, and setting it to a higher one. Since I already followed the gamerfieldy instruction, and still had the fist-fixed-cursor issue.
Last edited by Grincer; Sep 3 @ 11:33am
Vizhonary Dec 13 @ 1:21am 
Originally posted by gamerfieldy:
It works great for me in vista and in windows 7
To fix the fist icon bug do the following:
All you have to do, is find the FF.exe file in the game folder and
right click it, go to properties, compatibility tab,
1. check the box that says
"run in compatability mode" , in the pull down menu select "Win98/ME"
2. check to box to disable visual desktop
3. check to box to disable desktop composition
4. click the OK button
5. Now right click on the STEAM shortcut on your desktop that launches STEAM (not the game shortcut.
6. right click it, go to properties, compatibility tab.
7. check the box that says
"run in compatability mode" , in the pull down menu select "XP service pack 3".
8. click the OK button
step 9.
*IMPORTANT*. EXIT steam, make sure you right click close steam thats is still running on your system tray or the changes won't take affect.
Now when you launch steam it will be in xp compatibilty mode, which will allow you to launch freedom force in win 98/ME mode to play the game without the fist bug on newer video cards / newer OSes.


.......Your welcome ;)

This should be stickied!!! It's the first thing that actually works!!
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