I recently acquired from a friend his PC version of Bully Scholarship Edition to install on my Windows 7 64 bit computer. I have read in a number of places on the internet (and have experienced it first hand) that people are having trouble playing past the first cut scene where the Principal introduces himself and asks the lady to show you around the school and get you new clothing. Once this scene cuts, Bully Scholarship Edition on Windows 7 64 sends you to an infinite loading screen, where you have to ctrl-alt-delete out and force quit bully.exe. The only actual playable level for Bully Scholarship Edition on Windows 7 64 is in the school yard, the girls dorm, and the main building. There are other problems where the textures of the level take a long time to load, and some textures never load at all!
Well, don’t get discouraged. I almost deleted the game and threw it in the trash. But after some digging, I found that you need to install a version 1.2 patch, which fixes problems for people running the retail version of Bully Scholarship Edition for Windows 7 64 with more than 2GB of RAM.
This patch updates the retail version of Bully: Scholarship Edition for the PC to v1.2. This patch provides a “compatibility fix for poor streaming performance, random lock ups, and random crashes affecting 64-bit Windows with over 2 GB of RAM.” Steam customers are encouraged to use the auto-updater.
Here are links to places to download the v1.2 patch for Bully Scholarship Edition for PC for Windows 7 64 bit users with more than 2GB of RAM: