DHeadshot wrote:I've just given up trying to install Sonic R
The error you're encountering is probably the one that is caused by having a CPU that's just too dang fast. That one's easy to bypass, but there's another one that's a bit more frustrating. This is a bit of an involved process, but I've got it working on Win7x64, so bear with me.
1. First of all, copy the files from the CD to your hard drive. I think the installer defaults to C:\Sega\SonicR, so that's as good a place as any.
2. Next, download this file
and extract it over top of the original file. This will fix the first bug that you've encountered.
Now, try and run the program. Most likely you'll get to the video select screen (DirectDraw or Direct3D) and have a lack of keyboard response. If you can run the program fine, then congrats! You've done it! Otherwise:
3. Download DXWnd
, extract it wherever, right-click on the .exe and select properties. Go to the compatibility tab, and run it in compatibility mode for Win XP Service Pack 2, and also click the "Run as administrator" box. Apply and hit ok.
4. Run dxwnd.exe. Choose edit > add, and then click "..." to find and select SonicR.exe (in my case, C:\Sega\SonicR\sonicr.exe).
5. The default settings are fine, so once you have the correct file-path, just hit OK.
6. Double-click your new SonicR path in DXWnd and prepare to play! (Make sure you choose DirectDraw or the game will probably crash)