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#116406 - 12/27/04 04:30 PM 9
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Does anyone know if this game can be played on XP or ME? And is it a point and click game I just found it on e-bay and don't know much about it.

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#116407 - 12/27/04 06:29 PM Re: 9
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Here's a review from Quandary. It seems to be point and click -- the review doesn't state that directly, but I'm pretty sure that keyboard control would have been flagged and discussed. This is one of those love-it-or-hate-it games. You might want to give it a miss unless you especially enjoy quirky, unconventional games.

I don't see the game on Inferno's XP compatibility list. Perhaps someone who's tried it on XP will post with appropriate experiences in attempting to do so.

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#116408 - 12/27/04 07:14 PM Re: 9
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Ouch, that wasn't a very good review. I think I'll hold off and see if anybody else has any thing else to say about it. thanks

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#116409 - 12/27/04 07:23 PM Re: 9
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9: The Last Resort

Windows Front Cover
Released: 1996
Published By: GT Interactive
Developed By: Tribeca Interactive
MobyScore: 3.4 (out of 5)
Platform: Windows
Genre:

* Adventure

Perspective:

* 1st-Person Perspective

Non-Sport:

* Puzzle-Solving


Alternate Titles:

* "Nine: The Last Resort" -- aka


Description:

This is a surreal point and click adventure game in which you have just inherited a large mansion and have to get rid of the 9 evil muses that have taken it over. The gameplay is first person view and similar to Myst.

It is most notable for involving some of the most famous people ever in a computer game including Robert De Niro, Cher, James Belushi, Chrisopher Reeve and a couple of guys out of Aerosmith.
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#116410 - 12/27/04 07:52 PM Re: 9
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that sounds better will it play on windows ME or XP?

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#116411 - 12/27/04 08:13 PM Re: 9
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It was one of the two worst games I ever played, so I guess that puts me squarely in the hate it category. laugh I bought it when it came out though, many moons ago, so don't know if it will play on XP- can't check because in a fit of pique I threw both of those nasties away. rotfl
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#116412 - 12/27/04 08:20 PM Re: 9
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I was only able to get it to run on 98SE. I believe it installed on ME and XP but would not run if I remember properly. I can't say whether or not it is any good cause I only played it for about an hour and never got back to it. I thought what I saw was interesting. Need to load it up and check it out again.
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#116413 - 12/27/04 08:22 PM Re: 9
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Okie dokie, I can relate I've often felt the impulse to use some of mine for frisbees, but just put them back on the shelf. Just can't throw away a game. lol

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#116414 - 12/27/04 08:32 PM Re: 9
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I think I threw away a game once that was called Legacy. It may have been ten years ago. Does anybody remember this disaster? It sounded very promising and spooky and I eagerly loaded it on my system. It was supposed to be an old mansion full of rooms you could enter and either pick up inventory or encounter monsters of some sort. Every door had some kind of surprise behind it. The problem was that early on in the game, the lights went out in the mansion and you had to wander around in the dark through all these rooms trying to find a way to make the lights come back on. I thought the game was defective so I called the company and asked for another copy. I was floored when they told me that it was supposed to be that dark. Oh well, that was the end of that because you can't dodge monsters you can't see!!

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#116415 - 12/27/04 08:34 PM Re: 9
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I am one of the few people who loved this game - especially the organ puzzle. I think most people love it or really, really hate it - I mean really hate it. I'll admit it can be pretty frustrating but when I finally got that @&#^$%%&*Q organ puzzle to work I felt I had made some major accomplishment. I played it on WIN98, so dan't help on specs. It's is point and click. If you can get it cheap - then go for it.

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#116416 - 12/27/04 08:43 PM Re: 9
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If I can get it cheap enough I will and if necessary just add it to my can't play list.
On that Legacy game I think I've seen it on e-bay but it was to old or something cause I'ld probably bought it if it wasn't. smile

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#116417 - 12/27/04 09:04 PM Re: 9
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Is it Legacy: The Realm of Terror? It is from 1993. a.k.a. Haunted House
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#116418 - 12/27/04 09:20 PM Re: 9
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Quote:
Originally posted by TuesdayNext:
I am one of the few people who loved this game - especially the organ puzzle. I think most people love it or really, really hate it - I mean really hate it. tuesday next
You LOVED the organ puzzle???? Oh my, I think that makes you a one-in-a-hundred gamer... lol
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#116419 - 12/27/04 09:21 PM Re: 9
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I can't remember now. It might have been. I wake up in a new world everyday. smile

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#116420 - 12/27/04 09:54 PM Re: 9
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Count me among the few that really liked this game although Salty really got on my nerves after awhile. I played it on 98 and remember running into a few glitches.

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#116421 - 12/27/04 10:03 PM Re: 9
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Oh, what's a gameboomer to do! slapforehead It's another case of BRAAGS BUY BUY BUY So I guess I'll get my bid in on it.

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#116422 - 12/28/04 11:46 AM Re: 9
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Quote:
Originally posted by crazy lady:
[qb] Oh, what's a gameboomer to do! slapforehead It's another case of BRAAGS BUY BUY BUY So I guess I'll get my bid in on it. [/qb]
Braags? Are you still sippin' on that spiked eggnog? lol If not ya mind explaining?
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#116423 - 12/28/04 01:44 PM Re: 9
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duh I guess I woke up in a new world where I can't spell. Or maybe it was the eggnog, but I didn't know it was spiked. But I'll blame it on old age. blush

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#116424 - 12/28/04 02:20 PM Re: 9
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BRAAGS is when you talk about what you just BAAGED.

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#116425 - 12/28/04 02:29 PM Re: 9
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rotfl Well I can't BRAAGS I thought I had a problem with buying more games when I haven't even played the ones I got till I found every one else does the same thing on gameboomers. So I feel better about that cause I'm just a beginner compared to some of you. praise

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#116426 - 12/28/04 02:48 PM Re: 9
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Your adventure game buying habit is perfectly normal -- absolutely nothing to worry about. As someone with total objectivity in the matter, let me reassure you! Don't even give it a second thought. wink

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#116427 - 12/28/04 02:50 PM Re: 9
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Becky wrote
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BRAAGS is when you talk about what you just BAAGED.
rotfl rotfl I bet our Syd BRAAGS a lot!!! Great one Becky praise
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#116428 - 12/28/04 04:40 PM Re: 9
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rotfl out loud!
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#116429 - 12/28/04 05:44 PM Re: 9
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Hi folks,

One technical problem with 9: The Last Resort that hasn't been discussed is that it doesn't recognise above 32MB RAM. So if you have more memory than this the installation process tells you you don't have enough memory frown

In the past you could send your original disk in to Infogrames/Atari and get a replacement but they don't seem to be offering that service any more.

Here is the FAQ from the publishers website: you can email support by clicking the button at the bottom of this web page.

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#116430 - 12/28/04 06:01 PM Re: 9
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ok thank you very much I guess I'll pass on this one then. I don't like all the tweaking I have to do to play some of them games.

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#116431 - 12/28/04 09:23 PM Re: 9
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One solution is to put this phrase....

"Installing 9: The Last Resort on a Newer System"

...into Google and see what pops. It should bring up an article which details which newer systems can run 9 and a link to a zipped installation of critical game files which enable anyone who has a system which can run 9 and who has a 9 CD to play the game.

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#116432 - 12/28/04 09:31 PM Re: 9
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Quote:
Originally posted by Quandary:
Hi folks,

One technical problem with 9: The Last Resort that hasn't been discussed is that it doesn't recognise above 32MB RAM. So if you have more memory than this the installation process tells you you don't have enough memory frown
That's the old version. Newer versions don't have the problem. Of course you can't tell from the box which version it's going to be.

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#116433 - 12/28/04 09:44 PM Re: 9
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Originally posted by Jenny100:
That's the old version. Newer versions don't have the problem. Of course you can't tell from the box which version it's going to be.
Actually, you can. There were a total of four versions of 9 released. It's just easier to toss in the CD and see if it loads. If it doesn't, looking for the phrase mentioned above will solve the problem. For all systems except XP Pro. No joy there. Ever.

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#116434 - 12/28/04 10:03 PM Re: 9
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Ok folks,I went to the google and saw what you were talking about. But I don't have a clue about zip files. I have a xp and a me both.

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#116435 - 12/28/04 10:06 PM Re: 9
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I have a box which originally had the old version (I mailed in the original CD for the exchange) and I have a box that came unopened with an updated version of the game and both boxes look identical. So in my experience, you can't tell from the box.

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#116436 - 12/28/04 10:08 PM Re: 9
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Zip files are files that have been reduced in size (zipped) so they are easier to move on the net.

There are a number of free and trial zip file openers available, including WinZip and Stuffit.

Or, in the immortal words of Fred Astaire, you could "just call the whole thing off." wink

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#116437 - 12/28/04 10:12 PM Re: 9
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Originally posted by Jenny100:
So in my experience, you can't tell from the box.
I stand corrected. It is the CDs and not the boxes that are different. Glad that's settled... wink

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#116438 - 12/29/04 03:19 AM Re: 9
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So will the newer version (I think thats the one I have) play on XP pro in win 95 compatibility?? I may just give this a go again!!!
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#116439 - 12/29/04 03:32 AM Re: 9
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I never have any luck with my compatibility wizard on mine for any game. So what is the newer version?

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#116440 - 12/29/04 04:56 AM Re: 9
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Crazylady, I was referring to the newer version of the game 9 - as Mr Lipid and Jenny100 explained, there are several versions of the game out there!!
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#116441 - 12/29/04 08:05 AM Re: 9
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So will the newer version (I think thats the one I have) play on XP pro in win 95 compatibility??
9 does not play on XP Pro. Sorry. frown

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#116442 - 12/29/04 08:20 AM Re: 9
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good job I have an old win 98 box too smile

thanks for the info Mr Lipid smile
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#116443 - 12/29/04 09:11 AM Re: 9
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Don't forget to do the Google search I mentioned earlier in this thread. It could save you a lot of grief. smile

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#116444 - 12/29/04 05:01 PM Re: 9
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Yeah I tried that winzip thing when I was trying to play the 11th hour. Never did figure out how to do that. I think I'll take Fred Astaires' advice on this one. scared

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#116445 - 12/29/04 05:06 PM Re: 9
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What was Fred's advice?

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#116446 - 12/29/04 05:09 PM Re: 9
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"just call the whole thing off..." wink

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#116447 - 12/29/04 05:36 PM Re: 9
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I think there is a problem with the copy "protection" "9" uses in XP. That was certainly the problem I had trying to play it in WineX (a Windows emulator for Linux). Other games that use the 32-bit version of QT 2.12 will usually at least start up in WineX, even if they don't run all that well. But "9" had this stupid copy "protection" problem and would not run at all.

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#116448 - 12/29/04 05:42 PM Re: 9
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Quote:
"just call the whole thing off..."
Ahhhh, that's right! But they didn't, did they? Call the whole thing off.

I see a place on crazy lady's shelf reserved for 9, just because....it's been beckoning and won't be denied.

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#116449 - 12/29/04 05:53 PM Re: 9
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rotfl Boy are you ever right! You been looking over my shoulder. smile I just can't help it! I thought I was the only one that can't keep from getting games I know better than. Good thing is you seem to understand that beckoning. Everybody I know thinks I'm nuts with all the games I have, but someday I'll forget playing them and start all over again. bravo

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#116450 - 12/29/04 06:42 PM Re: 9
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Jenny said:
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You LOVED the organ puzzle???? Oh my, I think that makes you a one-in-a-hundred gamer... lol
Sorry I'm so late responding - I was out of town. Well, if you knew me in real life you probably would think I was pretty strange. But, as I said - I got such a feeling of accomplishment when I finally got it that I must have forgotten the frustration. In fact, I just bought a copy of it from ebay so that I could play it again. I guess I'm a glutton for punishment.

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#116451 - 12/29/04 08:54 PM Re: 9
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Originally posted by Jenny100:
I think there is a problem with the copy "protection" "9" uses in XP. That was certainly the problem I had trying to play it in WineX (a Windows emulator for Linux). Other games that use the 32-bit version of QT 2.12 will usually at least start up in WineX, even if they don't run all that well. But "9" had this stupid copy "protection" problem and would not run at all.
I don't think 9 has any copy protection. It does, however, have some problems with the plumbing in XP Pro.

Lots of people contributed to an experiment to see what flavors of Windows 9 would install and run on and the results suggest it would run on everything from Win95 through XP Home. Just not XP Pro.

I've never tried to play a Windows game via an emulator so I wouldn't be qualified to comment on how a Windows game might behave on Linux.

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#116452 - 12/29/04 09:12 PM Re: 9
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I think it does - mainly because my brother decided it did after fooling with it for a while. I was unable to make a completely viable CD image using an old imaging program (Disk Dump) that has worked with every other non-copy-"protected" game I've tried it with (as well as a few that were copy "protected." Disk Dump always gave an error toward the end. I could mount the image and play from it in Win 98, but after a certain point fairly late in the game, things didn't trigger as they should have and I couldn't continue.

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#116453 - 12/29/04 09:18 PM Re: 9
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Boy you all are getting to deep for me! I'll just listen. laugh

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#116454 - 12/29/04 09:24 PM Re: 9
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Quote:
Originally posted by Jenny100:
I think it does - mainly because my brother decided it did after fooling with it for a while. I was unable to make a completely viable CD image using an old imaging program (Disk Dump) that has worked with every other non-copy-"protected" game I've tried it with (as well as a few that were copy "protected." Disk Dump always gave an error toward the end. I could mount the image and play from it in Win 98, but after a certain point fairly late in the game, things didn't trigger as they should have and I couldn't continue.
Odd that copy protection would kick in at the end of the game. I've made an image of 9 with CD Copier and it played with no problem. Then again, 9 is infamously unstable. What appears to be copy protection may, in fact, just be bad coding.

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#116455 - 12/29/04 09:31 PM Re: 9
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Did you play all the way to the end?
Maybe it is bad coding - unstable on some computers.
But it's strange that Disk Dump gave the error message. I wonder if the replacement CD they sent is bad.

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#116456 - 12/29/04 09:59 PM Re: 9
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And what was the error message? Might it have been triggered by bad coding? Even the Mac version of 9 had a tendency to blow up.

Most copy protection protection schemes I've seen prevent a copy from being made rather than prevent a player from finishing the game. Or, if a copy is made, it won't work. But to let it work until the game is almost complete...new to me.

My role in the aforementioned experiment was to get the game to install on as many different flavors of Windows as possible. By the time all the testing was done, I was on to something else.

If, however, you have a saved game from near your crash, I'd be willing to do some more experimenting.

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#116457 - 12/29/04 10:11 PM Re: 9
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And what was the error message? Might it have been triggered by bad coding? Even the Mac version of [b]9 had a tendency to blow up.[/b]
I don't remember the exact error message that Disk Dump gave. But I've never had it on any other game - unless it was a copy "protected" game. Of course nowadays Disk Dump usually won't even start with "protected" games. It's old, but usually works well with old games that have teeny tiny little installs and are accessing the CD all the time as you play.

Quote:

Most copy protection protection schemes I've seen prevent a copy from being made rather than prevent a player from finishing the game. Or, if a copy is made, it won't work. But to let it work until the game is almost complete...new to me.
I think TAGES can cause errors like that (sneaky). But TAGES is a newer copy "protection" - not something "9" would be using.

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If, however, you have a saved game from near your crash, I'd be willing to do some more experimenting.
It wasn't an obvious crash though - just a failure of things to respond. I'd played "9" before - the old version that would only work on my 486. Then I sent in that disk and got the replacement disk. When I finally got around to replaying it, I decided to use Disk Dump and play it with Daemon-Tools so it wouldn't be slowed down by accessing the CD all the time. This is the one I had the problem with. I even bought an old Game Guide for "9" in case there was something I had forgotten to do which wasn't in the Walkthrough, but there was nothing. What I did should have worked.

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#116458 - 12/29/04 10:29 PM Re: 9
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Quote:
Originally posted by Jenny100:
What I did should have worked.
Yeah, well, I felt that way about Forever Worlds... wink

Without a saved game and some fiddling with a CD in the drive and then a CD image, there's no way to tell what might be going on. I doubt copy protection is to blame, but that's just a doubt, not a fact. Sounds more like a simple freeze and that might be due to really sloppy coding; the sort where the game eats up all the system memory and then just grinds to a halt.

All that said, I'm just glad to be away from Salty... wink

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#116459 - 12/30/04 09:31 PM Re: 9
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Jema, if you are still reading this thread, that game you are asking about is probably Realms of the Haunting. That business of having to fix the lights gave it away.
There were RUNES (symbols) that glowed on the doors?

You drove up in a taxi?

Got a gun, and shot something outside the window?

You could also use a sword to wave madly around and kill the green monsters?

The typewriter started writing you a message all by itself??

Had to gather up all sorts of Egyptian relics for an alter?

You met your ghost in one of the rooms?

Mind you, this is all just part of the FIRST chapter, this is one of the longest Adventure Game there is.
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#116460 - 12/30/04 09:48 PM Re: 9
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bravo granny! I confess I didn't know what you were responding to - was worried about you! But then I did go back to page one and see what Jema wrote. praise
Jema, if that's the game you meant, it really was regarded as a very good action adventure, but I can sure see that it would be impossible with a black screen! It was difficult enough when you could see those baddies!
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#116461 - 12/30/04 10:30 PM Re: 9
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ok now what game or we talking about?

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#116462 - 12/30/04 10:37 PM Re: 9
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Aw crazy lady, I'm sorry, there are several conversations going, aren't there! I'll just blame it on granny! Yeah, that will work! lol
Granny was answering a question that Jenna had way back on the first page of this thread. Jenna thought the name of the game was Legacy or something like that,which she had a problem with, and granny believed she was talking about Realms of the Haunting.
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#116463 - 12/30/04 10:44 PM Re: 9
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I am sorry if I confused the issue here. I got started on a rant because one of the posters talked about throwing out a game and The Legacy was the only game I ever tossed out. I looked it up on the internet and it was produced by Microprose in 1992. Didn't they also do Phantom of the Opera? That was a fun game; Legacy was not. Granny, I was never able to play Realms of the Haunting. For some reason, it didn't work on my system.

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#116464 - 12/30/04 10:50 PM Re: 9
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Hey that's ok you all lost me about 2 pages back! laugh

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#116465 - 12/30/04 11:13 PM Re: 9
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Jenna, that wasn't your fault in the least, it was bad granny and I! Gotcha' - you're talking about "The Legacy: Realm of Terror" also known as "Haunted House".
And it was me that threw away 9 and also Fork in the Tale. Back then I didn't know about stuff like trading post or even Gameboomers, so it was either keep it or throw it as hard as possible into the trash!
crazy lady - see what fun you started! lol
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#116466 - 12/30/04 11:34 PM Re: 9
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Yeah, that's right, Nickie, blame it all on a frail,
unassuming, frown pitiful old lady *cough*cough* that's too shy and old fashioned to stand up for herself. whistle
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#116467 - 12/30/04 11:42 PM Re: 9
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I'm not sure who it is you're talking about granny - I was blaming it on you, my witty, warrior woman partner in crime! rotfl
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#116468 - 12/31/04 12:03 PM Re: 9
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Now who would blame a little old woman for anything. rotfl Hey if that age thing works I'm gonna try it. smile

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#116469 - 12/31/04 02:52 PM Re: 9
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Getting back to 9,i have went on record many times on posts saying 9 had sooo much going for it to be a great game, but it was not to be.I needed my son who was a math major to do the organ puzzle...

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#116470 - 12/31/04 05:35 PM Re: 9
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I hear that! mad
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#116471 - 01/01/05 02:09 AM Re: 9
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rotfl That's right crazy lady, we can be the Ninja Grandmas! (Wish I had a gremlin like that)
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#116472 - 01/01/05 11:56 PM Re: 9
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rotfl Can I get someone younger to do the physical stuff for me? Too many aches and pains to do all that stuff.

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