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#253208 - 12/27/07 04:06 PM Re: playing a great old game-Beast Within [Re: Jenny]
bigmamma1 Offline
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rolleyesAlas-I'm having problems with this game-the infamous 999.pal error-have tried the installer which installed all 6 CDs but I still get the error message.(have already posted on Glitches)
I tried compatibility mode with this one-got a message saying "cannot be set...not a program executable file" I was so hoping I could finish it but am ready to throw in the towel-BooHoo!

yesUp date! with the help of some kind folks at Glitches, I have solved the problem(I hope) and have gotten back to Ch 2, at least.Will keep ypu posted.


Edited by bigmamma1 (12/27/07 08:59 PM)
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#253619 - 12/28/07 02:43 PM Re: playing a great old game-Beast Within [Re: bigmamma1]
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This game i really enjoyed...have the first one but not played it yet....did get the 3rd in the series and never finished it...it was sooooo tedious... You are right...no matter what the graphics....a game has still got to have a great story!!! and Atmosphere! Seems like nowdays in movies atmosphere just means gobs of blood or big explosions...pfuii. I have watched some old black and white movies that are really creepy..and shivery...not a speck of blood and nothing blown up. So...it still takes great storytelling and writing.!!

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#253686 - 12/28/07 04:47 PM Re: playing a great old game-Beast Within [Re: gamenut]
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ideaHappy to say I finally got the game working again!Unbelievable how simple the solution was-just some fiddely things I didn't do.
BTW, I tried changing the resolution and all the printing on the desktop got huge and then I couldn't change it back again, so had to do a system restore. I really don't mind the small screen.
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#253831 - 12/28/07 09:56 PM Re: playing a great old game-Beast Within [Re: bigmamma1]
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The GK series are some of my favorites of all time. Oh yeah, The Beast Within will show you what I mean about great FMV. That and Tex, and Zork Grand Inquisitor. I still have the hardware to play the DVD versions that were released, like a Holywood+ MPEG decoder card. They were way ahead of their time.

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#254370 - 12/30/07 03:14 AM Re: playing a great old game-Beast Within [Re: Albert]
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I love the Beast Within also. Have fun with it. I played it on XP not too long ago with my resolution set at 640x480 with very few glitches. I love those older fmv games!
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#254515 - 12/30/07 11:23 AM Re: playing a great old game-Beast Within [Re: Melanie1]
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I loved that game as well. GK 1-3 is one of my favourite series. I recently just dug out GK1 to replay so GK2 is next on my list!

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#254521 - 12/30/07 11:34 AM Re: playing a great old game-Beast Within [Re: misa]
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Hi smile

I, too, love the Gabriel Knight games.
One of the best adventure series ever made, certainly for me, anyway bravo bravo

GK1 (Sins of the Fathers) is my absolute favourite, GK2 The Beast Within is my second favourite and GK3 Blood of the Sacred my third.

It's SO sad that we won't see Gabriel again frown

Cheers.

Mad :HNY:
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#254715 - 12/30/07 04:06 PM Re: playing a great old game-Beast Within [Re: Melanie1]
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Helllo everyone-
Thanks for all your comments.I'm still enjoying this game, now in ch. 3-the dialogue and characters are just great. I hope the story goes to King ludwigs castle(I actually did go there once upon a time, as well as to Munich)
OK, back to the game :newyear:
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#254728 - 12/30/07 04:36 PM Re: playing a great old game-Beast Within [Re: Mad]
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Originally Posted By: Mad

It's SO sad that we won't see Gabriel again frown


I wouldn't take that for granted. Jane (the creator) reminds almost in every interview of hers how much she would like to publish her fourth GK. She already has two completely different scripts for a GK4 "laying in her drawer" (as she said). The only issue, and a big issue it is, has to do with the rights and boring stuff we adventure-gamers would rather not dwell on smile.
Right now Jane is focused on her upcoming game - Gray Matter. (for those of you who haven't checked it out yet: http://www.graymatter-game.com/ is the official site, and http://cort-x.fwheel.net/ is a really nice fan site, with lots of info)
If all goes well, Jane plans to make Gray Matter a series, much like GK... but she never showed any signs for giving up GK4, and believe me, she knows how much fans want it.
However, Gray Matter looks so tempting, much like Gabriel Knight.
I really hope it sells...
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#254768 - 12/30/07 05:57 PM Re: playing a great old game-Beast Within [Re: Tomer]
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FYI: The September 2007 issue of Adventure Lantern (free download) has my article on running Gabriel Knight 1 & 2 under Windows XP. And since I'm in 'promotion mode' thumbsup, check out the latest issue (just released) for the article on running The 7th Guest under WinXP:

http://www.adventurelantern.com/Magazine/Index.htm


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#254771 - 12/30/07 06:21 PM Re: playing a great old game-Beast Within [Re: SirDave]
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Quote:
I hope the story goes to King ludwigs castle


laugh

Click to reveal..
Enjoy chapter four!

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#254846 - 12/30/07 09:12 PM Re: playing a great old game-Beast Within [Re: SirDave]
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Hi Tomer smile

I admire your optimism re GK but can't say I share it .... sadly sad

Cheers.

Mad wave
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#254895 - 12/31/07 12:36 AM Re: playing a great old game-Beast Within [Re: Mad]
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Hi All,
We can only hope for GK4, although I really wanted to like BS4 as well as I did the first three, somehow it didn't quite make it. So maybe we should just think and dream about the next one and not be disappointed, although if Jane Jensen writes it, and not some ome else it should be good. Jenny just getting into Dante's Equation. It looks to be interesting, myth, legend, and fact a thriller, no doubt.
Charllotte

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#254965 - 12/31/07 07:05 AM Re: playing a great old game-Beast Within [Re: ssgamer]
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I guess only time will tell.
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#255290 - 12/31/07 04:59 PM Re: playing a great old game-Beast Within [Re: Tomer]
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yes I just went on a tour of Neuchwanstein- just as i remember it from the actual tour-I also remember sneaking a couple of photos.

I would love to see a GK#4 too, but am keeping an eye on Grey Matter-looks like that is for real. Jane Jensen is one of the all time greats in the game world, IMO.

Cheers
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