If you use something like Process Explorer
you will notice that bellow your `vice.exe
` process (if you've configured Process Explorer to group parent/child processes
) there's something like `gameux.dll
` is basically windows game explorer
that's part of windows 7 and it tries to attach to your game to (likely
) provide some in-game user interface and also to retrieve information about the game from the internet. That second task it does (connecting to the internet
) it fails. Actually it doesn't happen so it hangs your game while trying.
This feature of windows cannot be removed (thank MICROSH!T for that
) and it happens to more games than just Vice City. All you can probably do is to make windows game explorer forget about your games. IIRC, you can do that by removing some registry entries.
Just look up (i.e. google
) how to prevent windows game explorer (or `gameux.dll`
) from attaching and hanging your game.