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#839548 - 10/01/12 11:14 AM Re: Trying to play Sherlock Holmes, The Awakened with Windows 7 [Re: UruKat]
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Originally Posted By: UruKat
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.

Thanks for letting us know what worked for you, UruKat.
Enjoy the game.

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#954056 - 05/04/14 01:43 PM Re: Trying to play Sherlock Holmes, The Awakened with Windows 7 [Re: UruKat]
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I feel heartbroken that I cannot play my beloved The Awakened on my 64-bit Win 7 anymore... (Traveller from JA here) Hi Inland and Jenny. smile

I've read the thread and applied all the patches i could find. I wonder if re-installed my VPC and putting my old version of 32 bit XP on it would help?
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#954079 - 05/04/14 03:28 PM Re: Trying to play Sherlock Holmes, The Awakened with Windows 7 [Re: UruKat]
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The Awakened won't play in Virtual PC because Virtual PC emulates the old S3 Trio video card from the 1990's that has only 8MB of video RAM and no acceleration. It doesn't meet the system requirements for The Awakened, which requires a minimum of 64MB video RAM.

You could try it in VMware Player or VirtualBox though. Those have experimental video acceleration that might work.

If you try compatibility mode in Windows 7, you should both install in compatibility mode (change compatibility of the Install/Setup file to an earlier version of Windows before running the installer) and also make sure compatibility is set to that earlier version of Windows.

There may also be a problem with the TAGES copy "protection," which may need an update.
http://www.frogwares.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=15

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#954081 - 05/04/14 03:37 PM Re: Trying to play Sherlock Holmes, The Awakened with Windows 7 [Re: Jenny100]
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Thanks, Jenny! I've tried this:" If you try compatibility mode in Windows 7, you should both install in compatibility mode (change compatibility of the Install/Setup file to an earlier version of Windows before running the installer) and also make sure compatibility is set to that earlier version of Windows."

But, it might be that blasted Tages, so let me try the fix you posted for that before going on to something more drastic.

Thanks!
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#954093 - 05/04/14 04:40 PM Re: Trying to play Sherlock Holmes, The Awakened with Windows 7 [Re: UruKat]
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If you've never updated the dratted Tages drivers, it will not work in Windows 7 until you do.
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