Hee Hee! It's funny to see my post from bombs-away reposted on SimHQ years later!
Gun/Mechanical Sound fix works on Windows 7
by digitaljjd » Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:38 am
Original fix by wombat778 from » Sat Mar 15, 2003 1:36 am
I have Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Installed. Install B-17, do not install the a3d drivers...or the old direct X for that matter. Apply the 2.0 patch.
Then explore the B-17 CD and use 7-Zip...(like winrar but 100 times better, it's a quality free program everyone should have) http://www.7-zip.org/...to
extract the a3ddrivers310.exe files (rather than run it) into the B17 main directory.(Computer, local disk, Program Files (x86), Microprose, B17) Then, go to the run command line and type regedit. Once in regedit, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microprose\B17\General and right click on UseA3d, select modify, change the 0 to 1 and click ok. Then exit and use the my computer to navigate to local disk, Program Files (x86), Microprose, B17. Then locate and start(double click) the game using the Game.exe file (Just says Game with a B-17 icon) rather than B-17setup.exe, -(there are two and there are three B-17 icons, make sure it's the correct one) Then play the game normally, your gun sounds will be back along with the mechanical turret sounds. It's a good idea while you are in that B-17 folder to right click the B-17 Game.exe icon (or list, I have icons turned on) and send to desktop (create shortcut) Rename your new shortcut to say B-17 Sound Fix or whatever so you don't click the wrong one. (you should have two on your desktop now)
If you run B17setup.exe (start game normally) at any point after this the above registry UseA3d entry will go back to 0 and you will have to redo the fix. So if you make a change to the resoulution etc. just redo it and your all set. No problems for me so far.
Much Thanks to wombat778!!! I can finally play this game without stutter and now with sound!digitaljjd
Joined: Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:59 am
It's cool because I needed to reference this as a message to myself in the future! The fix still works for me. The a3ddrivers310.exe files are on the B-17 disk and need to be dropped into the b-17 install folder.