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#135176 - 07/13/03 03:27 PM Gilbert Goodmate woes
tigger Offline
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Loc: England
I have managed to get to the point where I actually get a boat to go chase the thief.. BUT once I'm on the high seas it bounces me back to the desktop. Any ideas?? I'm running win 98se with ati rage fury pro graphics, p2 650 processor and oodles of ram!!

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#135177 - 07/13/03 05:06 PM Re: Gilbert Goodmate woes
Jenny100 Offline
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Registered: 10/24/00
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I don't know whether the patch covers this problem, but did you install the patch?

Also, have you tried reducing video or audio acceleration?

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#135178 - 07/14/03 12:14 AM Re: Gilbert Goodmate woes
tigger Offline
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Registered: 04/02/01
Posts: 15679
Loc: England
Hi Jenny,

will try that out.. I found 2 patches, one for a specific problem at Eltons the other didn't specify what it was for!!

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Tig
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#135179 - 07/15/03 01:51 PM Re: Gilbert Goodmate woes
LadyLinda Offline
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Registered: 11/16/99
Posts: 608
Loc: NYC, NY USA
Hi Tigger,

I recently installed GG but haven't started playing it yet so when I read the message about problems with this game, I went and downloaded the 2 patches.

The 1st patch GG_103.zip would not unzip for me though the elton.zip was fine. It might be because I'm on Win95. If possible, could you send me the unzipped file from the 1st patch???

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#135180 - 07/15/03 02:55 PM Re: Gilbert Goodmate woes
tigger Offline
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Registered: 04/02/01
Posts: 15679
Loc: England
Its on its way.. may take some time as its 1.8 mb long smile

Put the file I send you into the GG folder then run it..

Tig wave
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A bounce a day keeps the doctor away!!
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Reading Storm Breaking

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#135181 - 07/24/03 10:43 AM Re: Gilbert Goodmate woes
tigger Offline
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Registered: 04/02/01
Posts: 15679
Loc: England
patched my game.. got to the same point.. going to the Island and Bounce, straight back to the desktop frown

Any ideas folks?? I think it may be when you switch from cd 1 to cd 2... I did the full install option...

Tig
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A bounce a day keeps the doctor away!!
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Reading Storm Breaking

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#135182 - 07/24/03 12:45 PM Re: Gilbert Goodmate woes
Jenny100 Offline
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Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 35225
Loc: southeast USA
Have you tried reducing audio and video acceleration?

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#135183 - 07/24/03 04:17 PM Re: Gilbert Goodmate woes
tigger Offline
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Registered: 04/02/01
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Loc: England
not yet.. guess thats the next step..

Tig
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Playing Sims2, Sherlock, Phantom of Venice
Reading Storm Breaking

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#135184 - 07/24/03 05:49 PM Re: Gilbert Goodmate woes
tigger Offline
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Registered: 04/02/01
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Loc: England
Hi jenny.. well reduced both audio and video accelleration to zilch.. still no dice..

anyone got a savegame just after Gilbert goes to the Island for the first time??

Hugs

Tig
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Playing Sims2, Sherlock, Phantom of Venice
Reading Storm Breaking

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#135185 - 07/24/03 10:36 PM Re: Gilbert Goodmate woes
Jenny100 Offline
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I have some saves from the unpatched version.
I don't know which save would be closest to where you are. Here's the list of save names:

Got Nose
Before Eltons
BeforeCostume
Day2
ToGetInk
BeforeGenie
BeforeNapkinFire
BeforeBoat
ToChargeGlowPal
AfterSlider
VikingBanquetHall
GotFrame (with pig on it)
End


Any save in particular sound like it's close to where you are? Or would you rather I sent you a zip file of all of them? I played the game so long ago I don't know which save would be closest to where you are.

Also, I don't know if saved games from the unpatched version will work with the patched version. If you use one of these saves, you might have to uninstall the game and then reinstall it and not patch it.

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#135186 - 07/25/03 07:09 AM Re: Gilbert Goodmate woes
tigger Offline
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Registered: 04/02/01
Posts: 15679
Loc: England
Hi Jenny..

I did have another thought.. could it be the autorun thats looking for cd2 even though I did a full install??? If so, where do I disable autorun in win 98se??

Charging glowpal sounds closest, I have got one just before the boat.. the games bounces just after I have got on the boat and started sailing around, I get the clock thinking thingy then zip, nada nothing!!

If you could send me the Before boat one, I could try uninstalling and doing a min install to see if that helps too. I just can't face doing the first half of the game for a third time in a week smile

Thanks for your help,

Hugs

Tig wave
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#135187 - 07/25/03 01:07 PM Re: Gilbert Goodmate woes
Jenny100 Offline
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Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 35225
Loc: southeast USA
It could be the autorun. That seems to cause problems with some games on some computers. Here's how to disable autorun in Win 98.

Right-click the My Computer icon on the desktop and choose Properties.
Click the Device Manager tab.
Click the + next to where it says CDROM to expand the listing.
Double-click the name of your CDROM.
On the Settings tab, uncheck the box next to Auto-Insert Notification.
OK out of it and reboot.

I'll email you the glowpal save in case that doesn't work.

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#135188 - 07/25/03 05:35 PM Re: Gilbert Goodmate woes
tigger Offline
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Registered: 04/02/01
Posts: 15679
Loc: England
Jenny,

You are a star.. Thanks for all your help.. will let you know if we have success!!

I Hate autorun anyway so am glad to know how to disable it!! Thought it may be that selection,. but I wasn't sure.

Weird.. I didn't touch anything went in to do what you suggested and the option which was clicked b4 was Not clicked..

OK I Love my puter, maybe she knew what I needed!!

saves arrived safely so I can reinstall if need be, ty smile

Hugs

Tig wave
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