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#262147 - 01/13/08 10:22 PM Finally finished GK Beast Within!
bigmamma1 Offline
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bravo After several problems getting it to run and help from wonderful GBers,I finally reached the end-I enjoyed the story and especially the characters. The acting was perfect as well as the music-I can understand why this game appears on so many "favorites" lists.
I would like to find and play GK3-will it run any better since it's newer(1999)?
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#262166 - 01/14/08 01:37 AM Re: Finally finished GK Beast Within! [Re: bigmamma1]
Becky Offline
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Congratulations bigmamma1! praise

I'm not sure about GK3, whether it will be easier to get it to run. Nine years is still a long time ago. Are you going to take the plunge right away and try it?

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#262169 - 01/14/08 02:01 AM Re: Finally finished GK Beast Within! [Re: Becky]
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Way to go bigmamma! Glad you finally were able to play it!
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#262193 - 01/14/08 04:48 AM Re: Finally finished GK Beast Within! [Re: nickie]
SkeeterUK Offline
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GK3 imo was the best of the lot. Great location, good voice overs and characters, puzzles were good moving around the game took a bit to do when i first got it but i got used to it the more i played and ended up really liking the moving system etc.

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#262215 - 01/14/08 06:26 AM Re: Finally finished GK Beast Within! [Re: SkeeterUK]
Tomer Offline
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I agree with GK3 being the best of 'em.
It has some serious issues (like the horrible graphics), but it supplies such a solid game, with genious puzzles and plot, I forgive it smile
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#262391 - 01/14/08 02:02 PM Re: Finally finished GK Beast Within! [Re: Tomer]
fov Offline
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GK3 should run fine on XP, just make sure to set it to Windows 98 compatibility mode (you might need to set the installer to compatibility mode as well, or it'll think you're using NT, which was not a supported operating system).

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#262392 - 01/14/08 02:04 PM Re: Finally finished GK Beast Within! [Re: fov]
SkeeterUK Offline
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GK3 came out when xp was out i think, i know i didnt have to mess about with stuff to get it working on xp pro. So you will be fine.

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#262542 - 01/14/08 06:48 PM Re: Finally finished GK Beast Within! [Re: SkeeterUK]
oldmariner Offline
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A lot of people had a lot of difficulty getting GK 3 to run in XP. Here is a forum that discussed ways around a lot of the issues. I found it when I was having nasty graphics problems with the game. The solution required removing a driver from win32. then of course replacing it when done with the game. I don't remember the details, too long ago. but this site offers plenty of tweaks etc.
GK

As for being the best of the three, nawww I thought it was the worst. But that's what makes for lively game discussions.

I was enjoying the problem where almost everything on screen was black. Not everything but 70 percent of the screen. this was the answer I found on the above forum.

"Update : Try renaming c:\windows\system32\mpeg2dmx.ax to something else i.e mpeg2dmx.old and then start the game again. When you're finished playing, rename the file back to mpeg2dmx.ax."

That worked and the game ran fine after making that change. Like I said there are a lot of assorted problems. 8 pages worth of them. chances are if there is an answer you can find it there. good luck


Edited by oldmariner (01/14/08 07:01 PM)

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#262582 - 01/14/08 08:17 PM Re: Finally finished GK Beast Within! [Re: oldmariner]
GuybrushThreepwood Offline
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I think GK3 is the worst, too.
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#262604 - 01/14/08 09:08 PM Re: Finally finished GK Beast Within! [Re: GuybrushThreepwood]
Pirate_Hunter Offline
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Registered: 11/07/04
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If you have FFDSHOW then you will have to remove it to play the game.

Game is good but graphics are abysmal. The ugliest game ever made.

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#262662 - 01/15/08 12:40 AM Re: Finally finished GK Beast Within! [Re: Pirate_Hunter]
Mad Offline
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Registered: 11/21/00
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Hi bigmamma1 smile

Glad to hear you enjoyed GK2 so much and interesting to read the different opinions on the GK series as a whole.

My own rating would always have Sins of the Fathers as the best, Beast Within runner up and Blood of the Sacred last.

grin grin grin

Cheers.

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#262670 - 01/15/08 01:00 AM Re: Finally finished GK Beast Within! [Re: Pirate_Hunter]
ssgamer Offline
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Hi,
Gabriel Knight 3 will run on xp, just set to compat mod 98. It runs just fine on my older xp,(yr 2001) but with the dual core you have to disable one. (something I haven't learned as yet) That's why I'm keeping my older computer with xp. If an old 98 came along that still worked and I could get it to run would buy, just for older games. Maybe the graphics aren't the best but Jim Carey's voice acting and the story line makes it worth playing.
Charllotte

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#262968 - 01/15/08 12:45 PM Re: Finally finished GK Beast Within! [Re: bigmamma1]
chrissie Offline
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Glad you enjoyed the game bigmamma smile - it's one of my favourite AGs of all time.

GK3 was the 1st one I played in the series a few years ago - my partner managed to get it working for me in XP & I got through the game but I did have a few problems.

I started to replay it a few months ago on my newer & better XP system - I had no problem with installation or playing it & the inferior graphics didn't bother me but I had forgotten how awful the interface is! If you can cope with it, it's well worth it as the story is so compelling - after that I just had to have the 1st two games! smile

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#263528 - 01/16/08 01:07 PM Re: Finally finished GK Beast Within! [Re: bigmamma1]
Albert Offline
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Registered: 11/21/99
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Well, maybe GK3 is the worst of the series. Maybe. But still a great game, one of the best of all time. Play it, you won't be disappointed.

Albert


Edited by AHuber (01/16/08 01:13 PM)

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#263588 - 01/16/08 03:56 PM Re: Finally finished GK Beast Within! [Re: bigmamma1]
bigmamma1 Offline
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waveHello Everyone-
Thanks for all your comments about GK2- I guess I'll hold off on GK3 for now-have too many other unplayed games that do run on XP. I do have a 64MB WIN 98 "puter, but havn't fired it up in about 3 years-never seem to get the time to set it up and life goes on. Cheers

PS: Who were your favorite minor characters in Beast Within? Mine were the American tourists, the Smiths and Commisar Leber, the police chief.
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