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#253102 - 12/27/07 12:33 PM Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: Tracy]
Phoebe Offline
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Registered: 12/17/07
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Hey melanie,

I have the same error with the darkness within and secret atlantis, is a problem for windows vista. Luck i could finish darkness but secret atlantis i lost every saves.
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#254313 - 12/29/07 09:58 PM Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: Phoebe]
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Very Nice catbelly36..

I did find that thinking combination a little bit of a pain to learn. I did enjoy this game also immensely...

Thanks again...
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#258602 - 01/06/08 11:01 PM Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: Tracy]
Melanie1 Offline
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Registered: 01/11/04
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Loc: Bay Area, CA
I have to correct myself about my game being corrupted. It was. I'll have to start over. The door would not work for me. That's the door that has the puzzle on it. The handle finally turned after refusing to for umpteen times but still did not open. So in other words, applying the patch ruined the game.
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#258705 - 01/07/08 07:53 AM Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: Melanie1]
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Melanie, that is awful!
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#259303 - 01/08/08 07:31 AM Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: looney4labs]
Becky Offline
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ARGHGHGHGHGH! Are you going to reinstall without the patch? Or microwave the patch? laugh

I've written to the publisher about the problems with the patch, but haven't heard anything about a resolution. I suspect that, at some point, there will be another patch to fix the first one.

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#259711 - 01/09/08 01:53 AM Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: Becky]
Melanie1 Offline
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Registered: 01/11/04
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I haven't decided yet. I'm too frustrated with the publisher. It's a great game and they ruined it for me. I may reinstall and play with the patch from the beginning if I see that enough people played with it without problems. If not, I'll play without it. GRRRR! Not for a while though. I'll have to get over my mad. smile

I'm playing Vampire Bloodlines Masquerade and Oblivion right now instead. To top it all off, I got Culpa Innata and it was a defective disc! I just sent it back for an exchangee! I don't know about the way these adventures are being made! They're good games finally, but what are they doing when it comes to production? I guess I'll just have fun on the dark side for a while. lol.
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#259712 - 01/09/08 02:00 AM Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: Melanie1]
Becky Offline
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Melanie -- there's a post in the developer's Darkness Within forum here that might help.

Also, if you're feeling adventurous laugh you could try testing the new patch they are working on -- info is here.

I hope you begin having better gaming experiences! Were you able to get the Culpa disk replaced easily?

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#259905 - 01/09/08 12:34 PM Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: Becky]
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Registered: 11/26/00
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Loc: Waterford, PA
I am playing Darkness Within on a Vista computer and had all kinds of problems after installing the patch. It was during the holidays and the forums were shut down. However, I did discover that if I just re-installed the patch each time and started the game from the prompt, everything ran smoothly. Unfortunately, I did have to start over because my saved games were not recognized and I couldn't find them anywhere.

I love this game, though, so it was worth the effort. This is the type of game that made me fall in love with adventure games in the first place.

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#260007 - 01/09/08 04:13 PM Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: Kriskips]
Melanie1 Offline
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Registered: 01/11/04
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Loc: Bay Area, CA
Becky,
I was able to send the Culpa Innata disc back but not get a new one. They said they couldn't get anymore so are refunding it plus shipping to me. I'll have to reorder it somewhere else. I guess adventure games haven't been lucky for me lately. I bought 2 new ag's and 1 had a defective disc and the other had a defective patch!

I'll check out those DW links Becky, thanks. I'm really having fun with Vampire though so don't think I'll try Darkness Within again right now.

Kriskips, I solved the problem of the disappearing saves in Vista after installing the patch but it didn't do any good because the games were corrupted. I didn't know they were corrupted until I came to the door puzzle and it just wouldn't work.

To get the saves back in vista, all you have to do is click the sentence on top of the window that says compatibility and it will bring you to the new folder it created for you where it moved your saves. Just copy those saves and paste them back into your game where they belong and give the computer the administrator permission to do so. Like I said, mine were corrupt. Yours may not be though. I don't know if it always ruins them or if it's the luck of the draw but I wouldn't try adding a patch to a game in progress again. In fact, I haven't decided if I want to try the patch at all again. smile

Edit: Becky, I just checked out those links. It doesn't sound too promising. I think when I'm ready to go back, I may just back up my saves up to the point where I enter the room of the door puzzle, uninstall the game and the patch, and play unpatched now that I know where the unpatched version has problems and what causes them, I can probably avoid them as I did not have problems before I added that (%#@!!) rotten patch in the first place.


Edited by Melanie1 (01/09/08 04:24 PM)
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#260010 - 01/09/08 04:14 PM Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: Tracy]
chrissie Offline
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Thanks catbelly for such an energetic review! - it just turned up on my doorstep today! happydance I'm so behind with so many great games yet to play so may be some time before I get round to it but yet another to look forward to!! Sorry that some of you are having problems with patches etc - hope things get sorted out! smile thanks

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#260019 - 01/09/08 04:25 PM Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: Melanie1]
Kriskips Offline
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Registered: 11/26/00
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Thanks, Melanie, but it turned out OK. It took me about an hour to get back to where I was in the game and I actually discovered some things I had missed.

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#260078 - 01/09/08 07:16 PM Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: Kriskips]
Tracy Offline
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You're so welcome, Chrissie! Glad ya enjoyed the review and I hope you enjoy the game just as much as I did! smile

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#260083 - 01/09/08 07:26 PM Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: Tracy]
Becky Offline
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Registered: 02/16/00
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Loc: Stony Brook, New York, USA
Melanie -- I had only one minor graphical glitch while playing the game, and that was solved by hitting the "Escape" key. The game certainly can be played unpatched!

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#260711 - 01/10/08 07:40 PM Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: Becky]
Melanie1 Offline
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Registered: 01/11/04
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Loc: Bay Area, CA
I'm glad it turned out alright anyway Kriskips.

The funny thing is Becky, I didn't have any problems with the game before I added the patch, just thought I might have because I didn't expect the leaf to dissappear! I will probably be playing with no patch next time and will try to use my saves.
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#272992 - 02/03/08 11:18 AM Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: Melanie1]
Terroulini Offline
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Registered: 01/06/08
Posts: 24
Loc: Greece
I HAD to play this game after reading this wonderful review!!Thanks a lot Catbelly bravo I have a question though,do I have to use the patch to play,because I`ve heard a lot of people having problems with it.Thanks again! wave


PS.I haven`t installed it yet.

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