Running Madden 04 on Windows 10

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Running Madden 04 on Windows 10

Postby eagledrc » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:46 am

Hi all. I'm trying to get Madden 04 to run on Windows 10. I downloaded the ISOs and installed it without a problem. I've tried running it in compatibility mode (XP SP2 and Win7), with admin permissions, window mode, and 256-color. I have applied the 4.0 patch and a no-CD file, no luck - didn't work before either, after either, or after both. Basically the launcher comes up, I click play, and then the windows adjust and then eventually goes back to the desktop. No error messages or anything. Does anyone have any troubleshooting tips for me? I know 08 works well but I really miss 04.

Otherwise I'll try to do XP on a virtual machine and run it that way but I feel like it'll be a headache getting my Dualshock 4 to work with it and VMs are a headache anyway.

Running Madden 04 on Windows 10

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Re: Running Madden 04 on Windows 10

Postby elguapo » Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:33 pm

Madden 04 plays just fine in my laptop with windows 10 home or something like that.

It has the latest updates from microsoft.

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Re: Running Madden 04 on Windows 10

Postby StingRay68 » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:28 pm

Not sure if this has anything to do with you situation, but I had 2 monitors and 04 would not run unless I unplugged 1 and went with one display.

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Re: Running Madden 04 on Windows 10

Postby Austinmario13 » Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:25 pm

You're best bet is finding a no-cd patch online. I'm not telling you where, you have to find it. Also, you have to set the compatibility to Windows XP.

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Re: Running Madden 04 on Windows 10

Postby eagledrc » Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:49 pm

Thanks all. I have a no CD patch and am using compatibility mode, still no luck. But I got it running well in a virtual machine :D

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Re: Running Madden 04 on Windows 10

Postby stain » Sun May 09, 2021 10:13 pm

One of the reasons why I've ditched Windows 10 and gone back to a Linux setup is that the support for older games in Win10 can be problematic IMO. I use Crossover Linux in my rig as the Wine config backbone and it runs Madden 2004 pretty well. I plan to get Madden 08 on it soon as well.

it is important to run Madden 2004 in compatibility mode (e.g. XP) in Windows 10 as others have discussed previously. The issue with my controllers being screwed up trying to run it with dual joystick support was a dealbreaker, but that could be me as a cranky coach mode dude venting LOL.

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Re: Running Madden 04 on Windows 10

Postby RevanFan » Fri May 14, 2021 11:39 pm

stain wrote:One of the reasons why I've ditched Windows 10 and gone back to a Linux setup is that the support for older games in Win10 can be problematic IMO. I use Crossover Linux in my rig as the Wine config backbone and it runs Madden 2004 pretty well. I plan to get Madden 08 on it soon as well.

it is important to run Madden 2004 in compatibility mode (e.g. XP) in Windows 10 as others have discussed previously. The issue with my controllers being screwed up trying to run it with dual joystick support was a dealbreaker, but that could be me as a cranky coach mode dude venting LOL.

Cheers,

Russ

If you get Madden 08 working on Linux, make a new post with all the details of how you go about doing it if you don't mind. Specifically: Can you get 08 to run properly, can you get it to run with calhoupe's scripts, and can it be modded?
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