On some Windows 7 and Windows Vista systems Absolute Blue won’t run. It leaves with the message Memory Access Violation during loading the game. A lot of users have already complained about this problem, but it was hard for me to come up with a solution, because I only own Windows XP myself.
- Install Absolute Blue
- Create a new empty file in the game directory (for example in: C:\Program Files\Absolute Blue) and name it 16bit.mode. This will force Absolute Blue to run in 16-BIT-Graphics Mode
- Before running, set compatibility mode to XP Sp3
- When the User Account Control Window pops up, you should grant permission
- Absolute Blue should load up and run properly