Tuesday, July 16, 2013

How To fix/run "Scarface: The World is Yours" on newer systems

Scarface: The World is Yours is a pretty old game, and the newer computers with more powerful hardware do not like it for some reason, the graphics will be somehow totally messed up (Scarface was designed to run only on one core CPUs)

Here is solution to get this game work on any system whatsoever (VISTA/7/8/8.1/9/10 32/64bit OS) - download 3D Ripper DX DirectX analyzing software and run game through it, choose the location of the Scarface installation directory and the press "launch" to start game.


NEW METHOD: Easiest fix ever with no hassle, just download, extract files to your scarface game installation folder, run scarface.bat and you are good to go!


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Alternative method - Advanced users only:


Most of the computers nowadays have multi-core CPUs. However Scarface, was designed to run only on one core CPUs. You’ll need to configure your operation system to use only one core of your core CPU.  Click the start menu button on the bottom left and type in the Search Programs And Files Field “msconfig”.  select Configuration. Go to the Boot tab and click the Advanced Options button. Tick the Number of Processors option and select 1 from the drop-down menu underneath. Click

OK, then OK again and you have configured your PC to use only 1 core of your CPU.

IMPORTANT: Don’t forget to revert back to the default settings after you are done playing Scarface. You need to restart your computer

Compatibility mode method:

This method is worth trying if any above method have failed but as usual there is no guarantees that game will work using this method. 
You need to do now is run Scarface in Windows XP Compatibility mode. Just right click on the Scarface shortcut and select properties. On the properties screen go to the Compatibility Tab and check the “Run this program in compatibility mode for:” option and select Windows XP from the drop down menu below. Click OK and start the game.

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  1. fucking works on win 8.1 32bits :D!!!!!!! thanks!

  2. To load your saved game just run the game as Administrator

  3. Had to run it as admin indeed. alt tabbing kills teh proces though, win 8

  4. failed windows 7 32bit intel pentium 2ht

  5. Failed on windows 7

  6. So what should the three directory´s be?

  7. It works, but can you get it to nos show capture ready at the top left?

  8. Actually, nevermind, it doesn't work, it fucks it up in a different way

  9. On Windows 8 if you hold the windows button & "R" then type "MSCONFIG" go to your "Boot" tab then advanced options change it to run on one processor then apply changes and restart computer as prompted. When it starts back up ensure you have Scarface set to Run as Administrator and the same with DX, then run the DX application and use it to launch your game. There should be no problems anymore, it worked for me anyway! Good luck to the rest of you, hope this works.

    1. Tnx for tip, seen that method before somewhere but now it is listed as alternative method for those who failed via 3DRipperDX