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#1141189 - 02/10/18 10:53 AM Fix for flickering in Kheops games
Jenny100 Online   content
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This fix for the flickering problem in Kheops games was discovered by Iurii, who posted information about the fix in ***this thread***
The fix has been tested as working with Nostradamus, Secrets of Da Vince, Dracula 3, Safecracker, and Cleopatra: A Queen's Destiny. It seems to help with both disc and download versions for those Kheops games that get the flicker.

Originally Posted By: Iurii
OK, the flickering problem is finally solved!

Here is the right utility:

Just unrar the files into the directory of any problematic Kheops game - and it could be run with the fullscreen on.

More information about the fix...

Originally Posted By: Iurii
Jenny100, the last fix, in difference from the first one, has nothing to do with (especially) Russian versions of the games, - it is a universal solution!

As for how it works - as far as I know, the reason for the flicker is the incompatibility of (some) Kheops games with later (in relation to their release dates) versions of DirectX 9.0c. Kheops blamed Microsoft, and Microsoft blamed Kheops, but somehow neither had done anything about it.

And the fix is just an 'alternative' version of DirectX 9 libraries made for Wine project in order to run Windows games in other OSes like Linux or ReactOS. Luckily for us, it works even in Windows proper smile Thanks to a person from Russian forum who told me it could help!

The wined3d.rar file extracts to three files,
which need to be placed in the game folder:


If anyone has trouble downloading from Google Drive, there's an alternate link ***here***.
It's the same file as was on Google Drive though.
The file is 515.9 kb in size -- very small.

#1141264 - 02/11/18 04:39 AM Re: Fix for flickering in Kheops games [Re: Jenny100]
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Registered: 09/03/13
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Loc: Kiev, Ukraine
I have to add that I have tested this fix with all seven Kheops games that have problems with the flickering: in addition to the mentioned five, it is 'Destination: Treasure Island' and 'Return to Mysterious Island 2' as well.

#1142417 - 02/20/18 10:43 PM Re: Fix for flickering in Kheops games [Re: Jenny100]
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Wow. Thanks so much. I can finally play Treasure Island joy

#1142418 - 02/20/18 10:50 PM Re: Fix for flickering in Kheops games [Re: Jenny100]
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I was hoping we could sticky this one!
In my PC corner for the winter, gaming, knitting and reading.

#1143344 - 03/01/18 10:00 PM Re: Fix for flickering in Kheops games [Re: Jenny100]
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Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 1871
Loc: Hicksville, NY USA
Hi Boomers,
I bought "Cleopatra A Queen's Destiny" from BigFish today, installed it, then
tried to run it, and all I got was a BLACK screen, but with sound, so I went to Their support team with my complaint,filed a report, and I've been waiting for a reply. So far The only mail that I received was a confirmation that they had received my message. HOWEVER, I remembered reading THIS thread, so I downloaded the "fix" file. I extracted the 3 enclosed files, copied them to the game folder, and the game is now running well. I even mailed the FIX file, as an attachment, and a brief explanations on how to install the "FIX"
to Bigfish Support.
I can hardly wait for their reply. LOL Thank you Iurii and Jenny.

I DID get a reply from Bigfish, telling me that they are very glad that I got their game working for me.
They also thanked me for sending me that "fix", which makes me feel very good.

Edited by sanford (03/05/18 11:07 PM)
Edit Reason: added text

#1143866 - 03/07/18 01:14 PM Re: Fix for flickering in Kheops games [Re: sanford]
RichAlexis Offline
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Registered: 06/21/13
Posts: 216
Loc: The Netherlands
Hi Sanford!

Just like you contacted BigFish, I got in touch with FireFlower games, which resulted in a forum link to our site for the patch.

Let's all keep up the good work! thumbsup


#1143886 - 03/07/18 04:16 PM Re: Fix for flickering in Kheops games [Re: Jenny100]
sanford Online   content
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Registered: 03/20/08
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Loc: Hicksville, NY USA
That's great news, Rich. Enjoy your game. I certainly AM.


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