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#113048 - 10/25/02 09:20 AM Re: Windows XP and Games
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That's a great idea .gita! happydance I used VPC on my Mac, it worked great, but it was pricey. rolleyes

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#113049 - 10/25/02 10:03 AM Re: Windows XP and Games
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Is this VPC some kind of software package that you buy? Is it readily available? It certainly sounds better than having two OS on a computer.
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#113050 - 10/25/02 10:08 AM Re: Windows XP and Games
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There a 45 day free trial you can use. But the cost is sill to prohibitive for me.
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#113051 - 11/07/02 04:41 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
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Thought it might do well to bump up this thread.
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#113052 - 01/01/03 02:29 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
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Since so many of us got new games and computers this Christmas season, I didn't know if this info would help with trying to get games to run on XP, so.....BUMP.

Has ANYONE gotten Amber to run? What a shame! I LOVED that game!
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#113053 - 01/01/03 02:42 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
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<img border="0" alt="cry" title="" src="graemlins/cry.gif" /> Someone please tell me that Sherlock Holmes, the Curse of the Mummy, and also Post Mortem are compatible with Windows XP Pro? Hmmmmm well I certainly hope so since I just bought both of them *tehehehehe* <img border="0" alt="woozy" title="" src="graemlins/woozy.gif" />
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#113054 - 01/02/03 01:27 AM Re: Windows XP and Games
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Post Mortem worked fine on XP on my computer with no tweaking at all. smile
The Frankenstein game and Mummy Tomb of the Pharoah (I think someone asked about them earlier) loaded fine and played fine but I haven't finished them--not because of a system crash or anything, but because I got distracted by other games.
With Tex Murphy Overseer Director's Cut I was able to play to almost the very end in XP and then near the very end with the room with the maze-like floor (I won't spoil any further) it crashed and I have never been able to fix that. I figure I will load it someday into my computer with WIN95 and play it there.
I don't think anyone mentioned this, but I played Black Dahlia fine on XP.
I was not able to play Ripper on XP and had to load it eventually on my computer with WIN95 and it played fine there. (just in case someone is making a list). As for Amber, I had absolutely no luck with XP with it and I am thankful I saved my old computer, just so I could play it (It is my favorite all time game!)
Starship Titanic works fine on XP for me. It is really hard to tell which older games will work--you just have to pop them in and try them. For example, I thought I would give Kings Quest VII-The Princeless Bride a shot and it worked like a dream on XP.
Good luck and happy gaming!
Beth (p.s. Make sure you load all of the updates for WinXP when you are alerted because I have found that they really help. Of course, I got this computer a year ago so a newer computer might have all of the older bugs fixed when you get it.)
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#113055 - 01/02/03 07:31 AM Re: Windows XP and Games
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Thanks Beth, for adding to this list. I am so bummed that no one can get Amber to work. What a wonderful game. <img border="0" alt="cry" title="" src="graemlins/cry.gif" />
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#113056 - 01/02/03 07:28 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
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Has anyone been able to get TLC to run on XP?

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#113057 - 01/03/03 08:04 AM Re: Windows XP and Games
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Hi,
There is such good info in this thread. I see it got bumped up. Do you think we could have it available all the time, oh dear moderators? Just a thought.

Happy Post New Year.
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#113058 - 01/03/03 08:19 AM Re: Windows XP and Games
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Hmmmm...might be a good idea, I'll check with the boss. wink

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#113059 - 01/03/03 09:31 AM Re: Windows XP and Games
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I also need a new computer. I'm going to buy another Dell. I keep getting Memory Parity messages on this one. I actually called Dell to ask if you can put XP (which it comes with) and also Windows 98.(I still have the software to install it). They thought I was crazy when I said I wanted to know just in case some of my games don't play on XP. Their answer was that the games should be made to play on XP and that they didn't think I could have both. (What do they know about games?) I guess I'll have to keep my fingers crossed and hope that my games will play OK. I have a couple of old ones but mostly new ones I just got. Mystery of the Mummy, Harvest, Law and Order. The older ones are Safecracker and Shivers and I think someone said they work on XP.
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#113060 - 01/03/03 10:06 AM Re: Windows XP and Games
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I'm not so interested in XP myself (I'm getting the latest version of Virtual PC for the Mac) but it seems like there's many folk out there asking if and how to get games running on Microsoft's latest and greatest?

It's a herculean task to try and collate such information. I suspect XP is as sensitive to drivers and updates and versions as other operating systems so a game working on one setup doesn't mean it's going to work for all setups.

Microsoft software is also not necessarily backwards compatible so a newer version of DirectX for example may break games. That may be why DSOTM no longer displays speech prompts for me I suspect.

It'll be good to maintain a searchable database of ways people found to get games running. There is a lot of knowhow here on Boomers.
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#113061 - 01/03/03 02:30 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
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Glad to see this post as I just ordered a new computer yesterday from Dell and it will come with Windows XP. Games I have yet to play include: Aztec, Byzantine, Zork Nemesis, Gabriel Knight III, Monkey Island IIII, Grim Fandango and Faust- I didn't see any of these listed as ok. Has anyone tried any of these games yet? I will be keeping the old computer with Windows 98, so I guess I could play them on that one if they don't work for the new one.
One other question: will it be enough for me to just copy the save files to then load onto the new computer when I load on the games? I will want to re-load those that will work onto the new computer to play.
Thanks, Sequoia

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#113062 - 01/03/03 02:51 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
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Originally posted by Sequoia:
Games I have yet to play include: Aztec, Byzantine, Zork Nemesis, Gabriel Knight III, Monkey Island IIII, Grim Fandango and Faust- I didn't see any of these listed as ok.
I think most will. Monkey 4 and Grim Fandango will work anyway. At least other gamers have gotten them to work. And Dreamcatcher lists Sacred Amulet (Aztec) as being compatible, though they list Seven Games (Faust) as being not fully compatible but functional. I can't be sure about the others since there may be a conflict with the DirectX 8.1 that comes with XP.

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One other question: will it be enough for me to just copy the save files to then load onto the new computer when I load on the games? I will want to re-load those that will work onto the new computer to play.
Again, I think this will work with most of these games as long as you copy the saves into the right folder. There might be a problem with Gabriel Knight 3 saves though.

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