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#113093 - 02/08/03 01:19 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
mrbill Offline
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Hi Inferno,

I was just asked about The Dame Was Loaded and Win XP.

She could not get it to install. Just got a blank black screen. Any ideas?

Cheers,

Bill
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#113094 - 02/08/03 03:08 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
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Wouldn't install or wouldn't play after it was installed?

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#113095 - 02/08/03 03:13 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
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Hi Jenny,

Would not install.

Cheers,

Bill
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#113096 - 02/08/03 03:17 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
Jenny100 Offline
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The instructions say:

1. Insert CD#1 into your CD-ROM drive.

2. Type D:INSTALL [ENTER] (where D: is the drive letter of your CD-ROM).

3. Type in the hard drive letter and directory where you wish to install, then press [ENTER].

4. Click the INSTALL button. Installation begins.

5. If the install was successful, press the OK button, then select SOUNDCARD SETUP from the menu.

6. Choose your sound card from the list on the left of the screen. (If you don't know your sound card, press AUTODETECT CARD. Note that this may not always work.

7. Select your PORT ADDRESS, IRQ and DMA settings from those on the top right of the screen. (If you don't know your sound card settings, press AUTODETECT SETTINGS. Note that this may not always work.

8. To verify the card and settings selection, press TEST CURRENT SETUP. You should hear a sample played. (If the computer locks up at this point or you hear nothing, then the settings may be incorrect. Reboot your computer, change to the directory where you installed "The Dame Was Loaded," and type SETUP [ENTER].


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Anyway, if she just got a black screen while she was trying to run the install, it sounds like a VESA problem. If she got all the way up to #5, but couldn't get the sound card to test properly, something like VDMSound might help.

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#113097 - 02/09/03 04:06 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
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Howdy y'all:
I agree with Jenny100. But I'm going to add. Blank screens also can mean memory problems. Might want to increase memory first. What are her specs?
I have this game as well ...but haven't had the time to even take it out of the shopping bag! LOL. I'll put it on my list on things to do. Mr Bill, send me an email tonight about it. I think I have a "set-up" at home for it.
Inferno
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#113098 - 02/09/03 11:57 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
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Well, I was wrong! rolleyes
I can't even get the demo to install! None of my tricks worked. I think it needs pure Dos in order to run. That ain't happening on Xp. It won't even install. Ha! the patch installs in "Xp fake dos" though. Go figure.
Change this title to: This Dame Ain't Loading, anytime for me soon. (sigh) rolleyes
Inferno

*oh, Braveheart! I need a hug!*
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#113099 - 02/10/03 09:31 AM Re: Windows XP and Games
mrbill Offline
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You deserve lots of hugs, Inferno. Thank you for all your valiant attempts and mostly successes. smile

Eventually solutions will be found for most of the difficult ones to run on XP.

Lots of HUGS,

Mr. Bill
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#113100 - 02/10/03 01:53 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
Jenny100 Offline
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I still think it's a VESA problem with The Dame. If your video card is too recent a model you're going to have a hard time finding VESA drivers that are compatible with all the old VESA modes.

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#113101 - 02/10/03 02:15 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
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True ,yes. But I have a Vesa driver, still no go. There's some kind of conflict with the install program itself, I think. Any other ideas?
Inferno

Will not install in emulated dos, nor any of the compatibility modes ...as of yet.
Inferno
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#113102 - 04/14/03 11:15 AM Re: Windows XP and Games
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I've found that I can play "The 7th Guest" on Windows XP, but how do I install the game? The old way was to type "install" after "D:\" and press ENTER, but obviously that doesn't work for XP. Help, please.
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#113103 - 04/14/03 03:33 PM Re: Windows XP and Games
Jenny100 Offline
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Try changing the compatibility mode of the Install file on your CD drive. Then double-click on it and see if that works.

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#113104 - 04/16/03 10:48 AM Re: Windows XP and Games
infernoj13usa Offline
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I've just finished the Setup Walkthrough for The 7th Guest. I'will upload it to my site shortly.
Inferno
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