Modified by on Friday, July 17, 2009 - 05:15Fri, 08/17/2007 - 05:53 — o0o0
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The game fails to launch under windows vista providing a windowed prompt stating "Failed to run Horizons.exe".
Vista ships with a different set of c runtime files than with xp.
1. Ensure your vista is patched to the current version with all automatic updates downloaded and installed (mine works as of 17/08/2007).
Install the following package from the microsoft website.
This file has an updated version of the c runtimes which solves the issue under vista.
2. Ensure a rule for the Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is present for the horizons.exe file.
Click the start orb, right click computer and choose properties.
Choose advanced system settings
Choose settings under the performance section
Choose Data execution prevention tab
Add a rule for horizons.exe
Restart your pc.