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#113063 - 01/03/03 06:42 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
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Linds-I am playing Shivers on my XP and haven't had any problems with it.

Sequoia-I played Faust all the way through and had NO problems. Great game! Also played GK3 with a slight problem with a freeze but a patch fixed that.

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#113064 - 01/03/03 08:20 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
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Has anyone gotten Beyond Atlantis II to play with XP? And any optimal audio/video settings?
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#113065 - 01/04/03 12:08 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
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I just bought Beyond Atlantis II a couple of months ago and played it on XP just fine. It said in the requirements that it was for Windows 98/ME/XP.

Have fun...it's an interesting game.

wave

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#113066 - 01/13/03 07:29 AM Re: Windows XP and Games
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Does anyone know if any, or all of the Blair Witch games will play on XP?
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#113067 - 01/13/03 07:22 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
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Didn't realize that this post was still on the boards. smile

I posted a question (in Glitches) about putting old saves from the old computer onto the new computer, because I was having some difficulties. With a prod from Jenny, and remembering a past experience I figured it out.

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I loaded the game and made three new saves as you suggested. I then cut and paste my last three saves from the old machine (which I had burned onto a CD) and put these into the same save folder on the new machine. I then deleted the three new saves and renamed the three old ones to the new ones names (had to do two files for each save slot). And it worked like a charm!

I remembered that someone had sent me a save a long time ago when I was playing Black Dahlia and got to the corrupted CD. They advised me to re-name the save into one of my old save slots and it worked. So I shall now try it with my other games.

Just wanted to pass this on in case someone else has had this problem.
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I got a message while in the middle of loading on one of my games This version of Windows does not support Direct X But then it continued to load and it seems to be working. I've only been trying out the games to see if the saves are working though and haven't had time to play them much. I think I read somewhere that Windows XP does not use Direct X. If that is true, then how does it run the games that use it?

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#113068 - 01/18/03 03:49 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
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Has anyone played Clandestiny under XP?

Cheers,

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#113069 - 01/19/03 09:47 AM Re: Windows XP and Games
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Hi,
My name is Rick.
I have BAAGS.
I love my DELL XP.
It took me (4) years to learn Win 98.
I hope and pray, by 2007, I'll know WIN XP.
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#113070 - 01/19/03 12:48 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
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Quote:
Originally posted by Mary:
Does anyone know if any, or all of the Blair Witch games will play on XP?
The Rustin Parr Game loaded up and played just fine on my XP.

to Mr Bill
I'll be happy to test it for you.


I just finnished playing "Morpheus" on my XP, and had no significant problems with it.

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#113071 - 01/19/03 08:24 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
Mary Offline
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Inferno,
Thanks for the info on Blair Witch. I couldn't decide whether to get the trilogy for my son; he uses XP. I may go for it if I find it cheap.
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#113072 - 01/21/03 08:11 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
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I couldn't install Pandora's Box in Windows XP. Does anyone know why? <img border="0" alt="cry" title="" src="graemlins/cry.gif" />

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#113073 - 01/21/03 09:31 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
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Clandestiny and Pandora's Box, huh?
ok ....I'll try to find some time this week to work on it ...I have both of these games.

I just finnished playing a great game called Blackstone Chronicles on my XP had to do some minor tweaking:
  • Uninstalled all versions of Quicktime, then installed the version that came with the game
  • Did not install DirectX6 (kept my version)
  • Right clicked for Compatibility mode for the shortcut to the program. Selected the following: Win98 and then checked the box marked : Disable visual themes and the box marked:Turn off advanced services for this program.

Worked like a charm.
What a marvelously creepy game. I'm going to add it to my XP compatible list on my webpage. laugh

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#113074 - 01/25/03 12:51 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
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Originally posted by mrbill:
Has anyone played Clandestiny under XP?
Cheers,
Bill
Hi Mr Bill frown frown frown
Unfortunately I'm not able to get Clandestiny
to play although it installs just fine. I wonder if it has the same problem that "Amber" has...something called "Page Swapping" well, that's what my IT manager said at work. Does anyone know exactly what "Page Swapping" means??
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#113075 - 01/25/03 12:58 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
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There is a pagefile.sys file (for NT/2K/XP machines). This file is your swap file (virtual memory).

Page swapping is the use of virtual memory (space on the HD to mimic having more RAM... it is slower than RAM, but used in emergencies when RAM runs out).


That's funny, John Saul's Blackstone Chronicles loaded just fine on XP for me without having to use compatibility mode or any tweaks to normal configuration. Great game.

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#113076 - 01/25/03 06:02 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
Mary Offline
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Does anyone know about the Monkey Island games? I'm playing 4, so I know that one works okay, but how about 1, 2 and 3?
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#113077 - 01/25/03 06:06 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
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Quote:
Originally posted by Cat in the Hat:
I couldn't install Pandora's Box in Windows XP. Does anyone know why? <img border="0" alt="cry" title="" src="graemlins/cry.gif" />
Sorry CatintheHat, I won't be able to help you
I thought I had this game, but the Game I have is called Pandora Directive. blush
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