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#121720 - 02/28/03 10:14 PM Re: Pandora's Box ???
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Add another vote for Pandora's Box. Great puzzles, and the music was hypnotic. I even used a snippet for my "open windows" sound on my Windows 98 computer. My only question: how did you get it to play on XP?

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#121721 - 03/01/03 01:18 PM Re: Pandora's Box ???
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I've been playing Pandora's Box on Windows XP with no patches and no problems at all. Maybe it's something with your hardware it doesn't like <img border="0" alt="cry" title="" src="graemlins/cry.gif" />

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#121722 - 03/01/03 02:37 PM Re: Pandora's Box ???
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There are different versions of PB, are there not? I'm pretty sure Microsoft issued a second run of the game, but even if they didn't, the game has recently been re-released in a budget version from Ubi Soft. I haven't a clue if there are any changes in the newer version, but it's possible you're not all talking about the exact same CD.

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#121723 - 03/01/03 03:34 PM Re: Pandora's Box ???
SirDave Offline
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I'm getting very interested in Pandora's Box. Some of you above mentioned how great the re-play value is. How so? Do possible puzzles change with each re-play in some way?

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#121724 - 03/01/03 05:06 PM Re: Pandora's Box ???
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Pandora's Box was the very first game I played, about 3 1/2 years ago on Win 98. I loved the puzzles and tried to install it on XP, with no success, so I replayed it on my old computer. Great game!!!

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#121725 - 03/01/03 05:28 PM Re: Pandora's Box ???
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Hi All..........I'm going to try loading Pandora's Box on my new XP and see what happens. Salar of Myst, you probably need to drop down to the Glitches forum and post a message for suggestions there. I'm sure our techies would be happen to help. You might also look up inferno's XP compatibility list. You can find it by doing a search is this forum.

----------------later---------------

Well, its "no dice" with the version of XP I am running and since Microsoft made both XP and Pandora's Box, I guess they know what they're talking about when they say "there's a compatibility problem" between XP and the game. I'll load it on my 98 when I get the space. The 98 is loaded (and I do mean loaded!) with kid games presently. laugh laugh laugh

Love, Witchen

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#121726 - 03/01/03 06:31 PM Re: Pandora's Box ???
Singer Offline
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As a follow up to Witchen's post, I popped in the Ubi Soft version on my XP, and it works like a charm - no compatability mode, even. The plot thickens. laugh

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#121727 - 03/01/03 07:21 PM Re: Pandora's Box ???
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Yes, grrrrrrrr, this is a thick plot all right. frown Microsoft distributed the version I have, but "Viewpoint Digital" appears to be at least the collaborating developer. I tossed a lot of kid games off the "98" and loaded Pandora's Box with no problem. I'm just about to give it a spin. That is, I was, if the family was willing to skip dinner. Oh drat! That doesn't look like a viable happenin'........ gotta' go


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#121728 - 03/01/03 11:16 PM Re: Pandora's Box ???
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Thanks for the suggestions, Witchen smile

SirDave, the puzzles dont change but neither do you memorize them quickly. That lovely music keeps the tone relaxed as you piece together ancient Egyptian sculptures & Japanese scrolls. You can replay it occassionally and expect it to remain interesting in a low-key way laugh

Sounds to me like Singer has worked out whats up. I emailed Microsoft directly about it over a year ago. Good thing I didnt hold my breath for the answer. rolleyes

I still have the 98se machine to play Pandora. I just thought it would be great to achieve forward compatability.

I wish they had made a sequel. There are LOTS of museums after all. smile

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#121729 - 03/10/03 06:35 AM Re: Pandora's Box ???
shaolinphil Offline
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Registered: 05/19/02
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Because of this thread, I BAAGED Pandoras Box for £4.99. What an addictive game it is!

My girlfriend is playing it non stop and won't let me on the computer now though cry

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#121730 - 03/10/03 06:57 AM Re: Pandora's Box ???
tigger Offline
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Its a fantastic game!! Once you have finished getting the tricksters back in the box, you can then go and play all the puzzles you missed!! Some really fiendish find & fill ones at the end!!

Oh, I got the later version with over 400 puzzles... there are also more on their website here...

Pandoras Box

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#121731 - 03/10/03 07:55 AM Re: Pandora's Box ???
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I have a setup for this game.
Pandora's Box Setup Walkthrough

This is not for the more recent version that Singer was speaking of or the demo version. It is for the 1998 version.

Inferno wink
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#121732 - 03/10/03 09:14 AM Re: Pandora's Box ???
gatorlaw Offline
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Registered: 11/01/99
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I replay the puzzles in Pandora's Box all the time. Well except for the find and fills - I really don't like those and find myself turning my head constantly as the puzzle face spins around. lol

So the newer version has 400 puzzles! Hmmm have to check it out - I didn't realize it had more puzzles.

Laura
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#121733 - 03/10/03 11:23 AM Re: Pandora's Box ???
Witchen Offline
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Registered: 05/26/99
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You're talking about the "image hole" puzzles Salar!

I'm playing Pandora's Box too right now, and love it. It is hard to keep the rest of the family away from it though. Every time I leave a game window up, I come back to find someone sitting there trying to solve a puzzle. LOL A wonderful effort by Microsoft. This is one smart game in every way.

As for not being compatible with XP, there is apparently a Ubisoft version that is compatible. I have the Microsoft/ViewpointDigital version and I can't get it to play on XP.

Love, Witchen =O)

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#121734 - 03/10/03 11:32 AM Re: Pandora's Box ???
busymantis Offline
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Registered: 03/07/03
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I have played Pandora's Box and really enjoyed it. I played with another person and it worked out great, the puzzles I found difficult she really liked and vice versa. I could play this one over and over.

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