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#164532 - 06/24/07 08:12 AM Re: Wrath of the Gods [Re: Darleen03]
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Darleen, hi,

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My only problem is that the game was released in 1994 Noway will it play on my fussy computer


One word: DOSBox

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#179342 - 07/22/07 10:44 PM Re: Wrath of the Gods [Re: JohnBoy]
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Hi everybody,

I'm bringing this thread back up to the top, to say that I installed Wrath of the Gods on Windows ME today and it's running perfectly. I realize that doesn't answer the big question of whether it runs on Windows XP or not, but it's something, anyway. smile It's NOT a DOS game.

Nickie, the way it looks kind of reminds me of The Crystal Skull, in the sense that what you have is live-action-video people against static backgrounds. I'm enjoying it so far. And, even though you do learn about Greek mythology in a reasonably straightforward manner, it has the same campy feel to it as Crystal Skull and is just slightly goofy. grin

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#179385 - 07/23/07 02:24 AM Re: Wrath of the Gods [Re: Marian]
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Thanks Marian - it's moved up in the pile. Campy is a good thing! lol
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#179574 - 07/23/07 01:28 PM Re: Wrath of the Gods [Re: nickie]
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Hi smile

The Crystal Skull !!

What a hoot - with all the Americanisms rotfl

Cheers.

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#179585 - 07/23/07 01:41 PM Re: Wrath of the Gods [Re: Marian]
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Originally Posted By: Marian
I'm bringing this thread back up to the top, to say that I installed Wrath of the Gods on Windows ME today and it's running perfectly. I realize that doesn't answer the big question of whether it runs on Windows XP or not, but it's something, anyway. It's NOT a DOS game.

It's a Windows 3.1 game. Some Windows 3.1 games apparently work in DOSBox, but I don't see this one listed.

There is also a Mac version, for some pre-OSX version of MacOS.

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#179648 - 07/23/07 04:04 PM Re: Wrath of the Gods [Re: JohnBoy]
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That's very true, Jenny; DOSBox does support Windows 3.1 now, so maybe the game would run that way. I don't know. headscratch

One thing I've been wondering lately is if Panic in the Park would run in DOSBox; that was a Windows 3.1 game, too, and being able to finish it on a later version of Windows requires a hex edit. But further research/information is needed.

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#179682 - 07/23/07 06:03 PM Re: Wrath of the Gods [Re: Marian]
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I don't know, Marian. I think using the hex edit would be easier for Panic in the Park, since it seems to be only that one place at the shuffleboard that causes everyone problems. According to this
http://vogons.zetafleet.com/viewtopic.php?t=9405
you need a copy of Windows 3.1 to use a Windows 3.1 game in DOSBox. So it's not like playing a DOS game in DOSBox. It's more like playing a game in Virtual PC, where you have to install the OS you want inside the virtual machine before you can use it.

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#179714 - 07/23/07 07:09 PM Re: Wrath of the Gods [Re: JohnBoy]
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Right. I did realize that you need Windows 3.1 to run games in DOSBox, but I certainly didn't make that clear in my note. I haven't tackled that yet (finding Windows 3.1 to install is a plan I have for the future).

Back to Wrath of the Gods--one website where I read a review of the game said it did support Windows NT. So, maybe the game will run in XP. I'll check it out myself one of these days (my XP computer is down for a few days).

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#179774 - 07/23/07 10:48 PM Re: Wrath of the Gods [Re: Marian]
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Unlike you, I did not realize that you needed Windows 3.1 to play windows games in DOSBox until I found that Vogons thread I linked to above. I'd heard you could play Windows 3.1 games in DOSBox, but I'd assumed that Windows 3.1 was emulated the way DOS is emulated.

I don't know if Wrath of the Gods will run in XP natively. Let us know the result if you try it.

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#179799 - 07/24/07 01:10 AM Re: Wrath of the Gods [Re: Jenny100]
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Would I be right in suggesting that running Win95 in a virtual machine (Virtual PC, or VirtualBox under some form of linux) might do quite well with DOS and Windows 3.1 games? Windows 95 is afterall, based upon DOS.

Gremlin

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#179800 - 07/24/07 01:16 AM Re: Wrath of the Gods [Re: gremlin]
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Hi smile

I'm nearly positive that I played "Panic in the Park" on my Win95 machine ....

But it was many moons ago so I can't swear to it woozy

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#180019 - 07/24/07 01:25 PM Re: Wrath of the Gods [Re: Mad]
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Most Win 3.1 games work fine in Windows 95 and 98. Panic in the Park has one place early in the game where it crashes unless you're using Windows 3.1. You can get around the crash by using a simple hex edit and you'll have no further problems with the game.

Mad,
You may have used the hex edit and forgotten about it, since it's been so long ago.

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#180061 - 07/24/07 02:53 PM Re: Wrath of the Gods [Re: Jenny100]
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I am thrilled to say that this installed and is playing without any tweaks whatsoever on my XP (except I changed the color at the game's urging). Didn't need to use the compatibility wizard. You're so right Marian - similar to Crystal Skull in style, and it is cracking me up. "Are you some kind of apprentice hero?" lol
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#180071 - 07/24/07 03:22 PM Re: Wrath of the Gods [Re: nickie]
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Hi smile

Jenny100 ....
Well, yes, one of my Sons in Law might have done that for me at the time because I wouldn't known how to do it myself blush

nickie ....
That is brilliant news. And a massive thank you for letting us know !!
Makes me want to play it RIGHT NOW grin

But I must be satisfied with what I already have installed for the moment - and not get too much carried away.
[Prone as I am to such temptation rotfl]

Cheeers.

Mad wave
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#180073 - 07/24/07 03:31 PM Re: Wrath of the Gods [Re: Mad]
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lol I know. So many games pleading to be played. Had to drag myself away from Hades, but I was excited to be able to relate some good news. Of course, computers differ so - hope it works for other XPers.
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