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#134653 - 06/15/03 07:34 PM Zork Nemesis (again)
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Have successfully installed this game on winxp and moved some of my saved games. Problem I am having is an unconrollable cursor. Have set mouse to very slow movement but it did not correct the problem. The cursor does not move slowly across the screen but jumps from place to place so that you cannot look around a window with any comfort or fine search movements.

Anyone know what I might do to correct this? Did not have this problem on win98. Am getting dizzy tryig to follow the cursor arrow. <img border="0" alt="woozy" title="" src="graemlins/woozy.gif" />
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#134654 - 06/15/03 08:08 PM Re: Zork Nemesis (again)
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Does the (again) in the title mean you already have a thread going on Zork Nemesis?

Try lowering your video acceleration, this action helps the cursor or mouse movement.

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#134655 - 06/15/03 08:56 PM Re: Zork Nemesis (again)
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No sorry about that lack of explanation - again means I am playing the game again to see it on winxp. Will try lowering the video acceleration and see how I make out. Thanks Mag
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#134656 - 06/15/03 09:21 PM Re: Zork Nemesis (again)
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I tried various hardware acceleration points but as I lowered it, it seemed to have little effect and at the lower points I could not access the cursor at all.

I take it I am in the right window for hardware acceleration adjustment. Went to right click the screen then to properties then settings then advance then trouble shoot which brought up a window with hardware acceleration slider. So now am at a loss as to what to do.

Going through a door can be murder because the cursor jumps to the right or the left and one has to work and work to just hit the door right. Playing a whole game that way would soon tire one out. smile
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#134657 - 06/15/03 09:28 PM Re: Zork Nemesis (again)
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Hi,

I will move this thread to Glitches and the experts there will get you through!

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#134658 - 06/15/03 09:47 PM Re: Zork Nemesis (again)
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Hi ya' Lilac............I am no expert, for darn sure, but I would think that Zork Nemesis might present some problems with Win98. However,if you have another mouse, you might see if it works better. When my cursor starts jumping all over the screen it usually means the mouse is giving up the ghost! Worth a thought anyway.

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#134659 - 06/15/03 10:24 PM Re: Zork Nemesis (again)
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Had not thought of the mouse caving in. It seems to work well with other games but one never knows - might try another mouse I have just to see if it is worth the effort. I loved this game - probably my all time favorite and want to see if I can get it to work on WinXP. It worked well on win98.
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#134660 - 06/16/03 10:08 AM Re: Zork Nemesis (again)
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Reinstalled Nemesis back on Win98 and the cursor problems no longer exist. Contacted the Web site Activision to see what further suggestions they might have. But maybe Zork N. just does not like WinXP.
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#134661 - 06/16/03 06:17 PM Re: Zork Nemesis (again)
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Desert Lilac, did you check Inferno's website to see if it is XP compatable? I think she has it listed, with the necessary steps to tweek your machine for playing Zork Nemesis.

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#134662 - 06/18/03 10:24 AM Re: Zork Nemesis (again)
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Thanks SuMac will check her site again - thought I had tweeked all she suggested but may have missed something. I did upgrade my graphics driver and it helped slightly but not much. Also the website has yet to reply to my dilemma. If I ever find out the solution will post for others to benefit by if they have the same problem.
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#134663 - 06/23/03 10:57 PM Re: Zork Nemesis (again)
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I finally sweated it out and got through the first disk of this game even though the panning was a chore. When I went to change disks - my PC locked up. Tried several times but each time it locks up. So now another problem. Inferno has ZorkN listed as compatible with WinXP so not sure what I need to do further to get my little ole PC to cooperate. Will just have to experiment a bit. Does anyone know if Inferno answers e-mails re such issues or is she too busy to get so involved?
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#134664 - 06/23/03 11:11 PM Re: Zork Nemesis (again)
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desertlilac:

We are having this same discussion up in Adventure Games Discussions...I played this on XP just a week ago. The cursor did move a little fast at times but nothing like what you and Soren have described. Did you change your monitor settings as Inferno had recommended? Check her website on this page: Zork Nemesis setup

It is vital that you have the drivers she mentions and that you change your compatibility settings. Let me know if you need more help.
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#134665 - 06/24/03 08:31 PM Re: Zork Nemesis (again)
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I will try what you suggest and be back if I have more problems. Thanks for your tips.
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#134666 - 06/28/03 04:38 PM Re: Zork Nemesis (again)
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I have done everything Inferno has suggested but all do not work on my PC which is WinXP Pro. I even have the same video card as Inferno, just a grade up from her.

I let the game install itself - no problem. But the swift panning still persists and unable to change disks without my PC freezing up.

Have downloaded Vesa Driver, VDM Sound and trying to find VDM Launchpad and correct version to go with VDM sound and turbo.

My question is when you install these on your PC do they interfer with the workings of your PC? Or are they directed to the game and only work there?

I do not like to add programs to my PC that I do not quite know how to handle or just what they will do to the rest of the workings of my PC.

Can you suggest anything more? Have done everything around settings, compatibility, hardware acceleration - all to no avail.
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#134667 - 06/28/03 11:01 PM Re: Zork Nemesis (again)
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Help help - have downloaded CPU killer program but am not sure how to use it. I start the program and just guess at about how far to push the slider re my PCU. But everytime I return to the program to stop it, it has already shut off. Do not know if that means it does not hold after I start it or not. So far have had no results with it - must not be using it correctly. Has anyone had any experience with this?
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