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#136120 - 09/09/04 08:53 PM Dark Fall: Light Out...can't even begin
Alaska Offline
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Registered: 02/12/01
Posts: 492
Loc: Alaska =^..^=
Hi,
Twice I've installed the game, but when I launch it I get this little message:
"This application requires an Xtra (Distort Effect) that either does not exist or failed to initialize properly. Please make sure the appropriate Xtras are in the Xtras folder(s)."

I have a Dell 8200
Windows XP Home Edition
Service Pack 1
GenuineIntel 1694 Mhz
768 RAM Mem
Sound Blaster Live!
Nvidia GeForce3
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#136121 - 09/09/04 11:01 PM Re: Dark Fall: Light Out...can't even begin
Alaska Offline
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Hi,
Never mind. Got it. Even though it says compatible with WinXP...guess it's not...at least not with my computer specs. I am running the game in Win98.
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#136122 - 09/10/04 07:47 PM Re: Dark Fall: Light Out...can't even begin
Liz Offline
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Registered: 10/13/00
Posts: 2446
Loc: the desert foothills
Glad you got it running, Alaska....it looks to be an interesting game!!!!! smile
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#136123 - 09/10/04 07:54 PM Re: Dark Fall: Light Out...can't even begin
Alaska Offline
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Hi Liz,
Great game. Shivers, shadows, things that make stranger noises than 'bumps in the night'. Can't concentrate on anything when you can feel somebody....or something lurking nearby...in the dark...sizing you up, God only knows for what! Play it...I dare you. scared
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#136124 - 09/10/04 09:43 PM Re: Dark Fall: Light Out...can't even begin
friedmonky Offline
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Registered: 08/15/02
Posts: 10663
Loc: Massachusetts
This is a brand new game. You should not have had to change it to Win98 compatibility.

Rusty smile
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#136125 - 09/10/04 09:45 PM Re: Dark Fall: Light Out...can't even begin
Cat in the Hat Offline
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Registered: 11/06/00
Posts: 243
Loc: Pennsylvania
I just purchased the game and cannot install it, either. I have windows XP. Help!

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#136126 - 09/10/04 09:49 PM Re: Dark Fall: Light Out...can't even begin
friedmonky Offline
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Registered: 08/15/02
Posts: 10663
Loc: Massachusetts
What the heck is going on with this game? It just came out and it won't install on XP? rolleyes Is TAC even offering support for this game? If not, what is everyone supposed to do?
Sorry but, this really gripes me. mad

Rusty

*edit* - This game is in fact, not being supported by TAC as of right now. There is no mention of it on their lame support page. So everyone who has a problem with DF2 is on their own. Isn't this nice. rolleyes
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#136127 - 09/10/04 11:44 PM Re: Dark Fall: Light Out...can't even begin
BillyBob Offline
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Registered: 01/18/01
Posts: 7858
Loc: North Florida
Quote:
Originally posted by Alaska:
Hi,
Never mind. Got it. Even though it says compatible with WinXP...guess it's not...at least not with my computer specs. I am running the game in Win98.
I installed it on XP Pro tonight. So far, it's running fine and you don't need the disk in the CD Rom Drive. I suspect your problems might be involved with your RAM (XP alone needs 128 Meg) or Video Card or some such thing.
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#136128 - 09/11/04 12:03 AM Re: Dark Fall: Light Out...can't even begin
Alaska Offline
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Registered: 02/12/01
Posts: 492
Loc: Alaska =^..^=
I'm running:

Dell 8200
Intel Pent 4
WinXP Home Ed
GeniuneIntel 1694 Mhz
768 RAM Mem
Nvidia GeForce3
Sound Blaster Live
DirectX 9.0b

I used my program's Compatibility Wizard to change to Win98. Running fine now.
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#136129 - 09/11/04 09:58 AM Re: Dark Fall: Light Out...can't even begin
Cat in the Hat Offline
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Registered: 11/06/00
Posts: 243
Loc: Pennsylvania
I, too, have finally gotten the game to install using the "add or remove programs" option on the "My Computer" thingie. It's working fine now. I'm glad I was able to trick the machine into installing the game. (What are we - meece or men (or women)?) Onward.

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#136130 - 09/11/04 07:17 PM Re: Dark Fall: Light Out...can't even begin
sami5901 Offline
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Registered: 12/03/01
Posts: 1584
Loc: Tacoma Wa. 98445
I get the same message about the Director player error. How do I correct it? Diane

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#136131 - 09/11/04 10:45 PM Re: Dark Fall: Light Out...can't even begin
Jenny100 Offline
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Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 35199
Loc: southeast USA
Did you try running it in Win 98 compatibility mode? The game shouldn't need it, but some XP computers are quirky.

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#136132 - 09/12/04 09:13 AM Re: Dark Fall: Light Out...can't even begin
sami5901 Offline
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Registered: 12/03/01
Posts: 1584
Loc: Tacoma Wa. 98445
Yes I did try that but no luck. Hmm any other ideas? Diane

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#136133 - 09/12/04 02:27 PM Re: Dark Fall: Light Out...can't even begin
Jenny100 Offline
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Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 35199
Loc: southeast USA
Do you have another computer you could try it on to see if you get the same error?

If you want, I can email you a zip file of the saved game from the start of the game. You'd have to unzip it with Winzip and put the unzipped file into the Dark Fall Lights Out game folder. Then when you start the game you'd load the save instead of starting a new game. Email me your email address if you want the save.

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#136134 - 09/12/04 04:57 PM Re: Dark Fall: Light Out...can't even begin
sami5901 Offline
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Registered: 12/03/01
Posts: 1584
Loc: Tacoma Wa. 98445
Thanks Jenny I tried it on the 98 and it works. Other computer is in different room spooky all by myself. LOL Diane

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