Sauron, any luck with Enigma on Win7 systems?
I tried trolling through Google but I can't get it to run.
I'm running Enigma Rising Tide Gold Edition at 1920x1080 under Windows 7 64-bit Joe. That's the DRM-free version at this download link:http://games.on.net/file/29987/Enigma_Rising_Tide_Full_Client
That was released as a freebie by the developer and they stripped out the DRM before they uploaded it. If you're trying to run the commercial version with the Starforce DRM, you won't get anywhere.
For that downloadable version, right click on the setup file and select "Run as an administrator". You may have to enable "Run this program in Windows XP (Service Pack 3) compatibility mode." for the setup.exe as well.
Do NOT install it to any "Program Files" folders. Create a "C:\Games" folder or something like that and install it there. Windows 7 does weird things with games installed in any folder that even partially contains the words "Program Files".
You need to right click on the shortcut or executable and enable "Run this program in Windows XP (Service Pack 3) compatibility mode." and "Run as an administrator" before running the game. And make sure that the shortcut points to "Enigma.exe".
Once you've run the game once and set options, go to the main game folder and edit the file "alchemy.ini" Set your resolution like this in that file:
gameScreenWidth = 1920
gameScreenHeight = 1080
Set it to whatever resolution you want. Save it, then right click, select "Properties" and put a tick mark in "Read Only".
You can also operate on the .exe file, Enigma.exe, and change the file header so that the game addresses more than 2 GB of RAM if you have a 64-bit OS. The easiest way to do that is to go here:http://www.ntcore.com/exsuite.php
And click on "Download Explorer Suite". Once it's downloaded, install it. Make a backup copy of Enigma.exe and put it in a safe place. Then launch "CFF Explorer" in the Explorer Suite and open your operational Enigma.exe file in the main game folder.
In the left pane of the window, click on "File Header". You will now see "Click Here" in the right pane highlighted in blue. Go ahead and click on it.
A dialog will open. You'll see an entry that says, "App can handle >2gb address space". Put a tick mark in that, click "OK", then go up to the File menu and click "Save". You'll be asked if you want to overwrite the original, say yes as long as you made that backup copy and put it away.
The game will now address more than 2GB of memory (if you have that much onboard), instant memory boost in-game, with attending performance improvement.
BTW, that memory boost trick will work with just about any 32-bit app in the 64-bit environment. But make sure you make a backup before you operate on the .exe file. I've found one title (Battlestations Pacific) which does not like it, and won't work afterwards. But everything else I've tried it on was fine. It really made IL2 1946 snap right along. If an app is already 64-bit compatible, the tick mark will already be in the box.
Anyway, have fun and enjoy! That DRM-free version of Enigma Rising Tide Gold Edition is a quick download and the game is fun. It's looks great in high res with all the eye candy enabled!