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Help with Cueball world snooker game crashing

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  • Help with Cueball world snooker game crashing

    Has anyone tried to play this old snooker game on Windows 7 ?
    Jimmy White's Cueball World from 2001, which looks great on Windows 7, but always crashes to the desktop after ten or eleven minutes when playing snooker.
    (Playing pool is ok for some reason and never crashes but I prefer to play snooker)

    I have most of the other PC snooker games by codemasters, sega, blade from 2001 up to WSC real 09.

    It's so frustrating as I love the ball movement in this game, but can't finish a frame.
    Compatibility mode isn't a problem as the game loads up and plays, but only for a few minutes as I mentioned.

    I downloaded a patch that makes the game play at the correct speed, as bizarrely it plays as if in fast forward when you first install the game. Maybe it's the patch that is the culprit, but without applying it, it isn't much fun to play at a fast speed.

    here are the details when it crashes.

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
    Application Name: cw.exe
    Application Version:
    Application Timestamp: 406ab2cb
    Fault Module Name: cw.exe
    Fault Module Version:
    Fault Module Timestamp: 406ab2cb
    Exception Code: c0000005
    Exception Offset: 001b3821
    OS Version: 6.1.7600.
    Locale ID: 2057
    Additional Information 1: a13a
    Additional Information 2: a13afbf500f56af67c8b18524b10ba89
    Additional Information 3: a051
    Additional Information 4: a051b80c23e256c3b5d4c03cfcd3ff94

    Thanks for any ideas or help.