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#839156 - 09/29/12 12:55 PM Trying to play Sherlock Holmes, The Awakened with Windows 7
UruKat Offline
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Ok, I read in Draclvrs thread that it will play with a Vista Patch, but I can't find the patch.
Can anyone help me out?

Plus...has anyone been able to play Still Life on Windows 7? I just get a black screen.
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#839164 - 09/29/12 01:05 PM Re: Trying to play Sherlock Holmes, The Awakened with Windows 7 [Re: UruKat]
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#839167 - 09/29/12 01:09 PM Re: Trying to play Sherlock Holmes, The Awakened with Windows 7 [Re: UruKat]
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Thanks....I will try it. Do I have to do anything special after I download it?
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#839168 - 09/29/12 01:11 PM Re: Trying to play Sherlock Holmes, The Awakened with Windows 7 [Re: UruKat]
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Probably just double-click the patch file after you download it and it should unzip and prompt you for installation.

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#839169 - 09/29/12 01:13 PM Re: Trying to play Sherlock Holmes, The Awakened with Windows 7 [Re: UruKat]
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ok...trying it now...thanks so much!
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#839173 - 09/29/12 01:39 PM Re: Trying to play Sherlock Holmes, The Awakened with Windows 7 [Re: UruKat]
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Still not working. I keep getting an error message that it cannot run because it's missing a MSVCR71.dll file. frown
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#839183 - 09/29/12 02:11 PM Re: Trying to play Sherlock Holmes, The Awakened with Windows 7 [Re: UruKat]
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I'm not sure which game you're getting the msvcr error with (you mentioned both The Awakened and Post Mortem), but according to ***this thread***, Windows 7 does have these "missing" msvcr dll files, but puts them in a different place than earlier Windows.

Have you tried playing the game with compatibility mode set to Windows XP or Windows 2000?

Or if you could find the "missing" file in the C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\... folder the way the person on that forum did, you can try copying it (don't move it) the way he did.

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#839185 - 09/29/12 02:13 PM Re: Trying to play Sherlock Holmes, The Awakened with Windows 7 [Re: UruKat]
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You can download that separately, if it's missing:

HERE

Edit: Cross-posted with Jenny. Try Jenny's solution first!



Edited by Rushes (09/29/12 02:14 PM)
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#839272 - 09/30/12 12:13 AM Re: Trying to play Sherlock Holmes, The Awakened with Windows 7 [Re: UruKat]
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Sorry, I was away from my computer all day.

Jenny, the error message was for the Sherlock Holmes game. I tried changing the compatibility mode but it still wouldn't work.

Rushes....I will try your link and see if that fixes it.

Thanks for your help....I will let you know if anything worked. smile
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#839279 - 09/30/12 01:01 AM Re: Trying to play Sherlock Holmes, The Awakened with Windows 7 [Re: UruKat]
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I downloaded the dll from Rushes link and it worked perfectly!
Thanks so much!

Now if I could only get Still Life to work on Windows 7, but I have a feeling it won't. If anyone has, please let me know...thanks again. smile
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#839308 - 09/30/12 08:49 AM Re: Trying to play Sherlock Holmes, The Awakened with Windows 7 [Re: UruKat]
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Glad that did the trick! This is a great game, hope you enjoy it.
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#839339 - 09/30/12 11:06 AM Re: Trying to play Sherlock Holmes, The Awakened with Windows 7 [Re: UruKat]
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Originally Posted By: UruKat
I downloaded the dll from Rushes link and it worked perfectly!
Thanks so much!

Now if I could only get Still Life to work on Windows 7, but I have a feeling it won't. If anyone has, please let me know...thanks again. smile



Not to hijack the thread , but , there is a Still Life patch for Vista available . The patch is,in French , but will not alter the game files from French to English . When I used Vista , albeit very briefly , I used this patch with success . I was able to install and play Still Life normally . Here is the link : http://www.gamefront.com/files/Still+Life+Vista+Patch/;11762898;/fileinfo.html

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#839352 - 09/30/12 11:40 AM Re: Trying to play Sherlock Holmes, The Awakened with Windows 7 [Re: Creeping_Doom]
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Originally Posted By: Creeping_Doom
Not to hijack the thread , but , there is a Still Life patch for Vista available . The patch is,in French , but will not alter the game files from French to English . When I used Vista , albeit very briefly , I used this patch with success . I was able to install and play Still Life normally . Here is the link : http://www.gamefront.com/files/Still+Life+Vista+Patch/;11762898;/fileinfo.html



Will the Vista patch let me play it on Windows 7?
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#839390 - 09/30/12 02:45 PM Re: Trying to play Sherlock Holmes, The Awakened with Windows 7 [Re: UruKat]
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Seeing as how , at the core , Vista and Win 7 are the same , there should not really be a problem . You may try , after the patch install , to select "run as administrator" if the game will not start normally .

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#839402 - 09/30/12 03:24 PM Re: Trying to play Sherlock Holmes, The Awakened with Windows 7 [Re: UruKat]
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I can't believe it! I got Still Life to run on Windows 7! I installed the patch Creeping Doom told me about, changed compatibility to 4.0 and it runs fine.

I am so happy! Thanks for all your help! smile smile
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