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#863205 - 01/20/13 10:21 AM Alter Ego Question
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Has anyon had to apply a patch to this game. I am using windows 7 with a high end video card but I can't get it to load.
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#863208 - 01/20/13 10:40 AM Re: Alter Ego Question [Re: lexxy]
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From what I have been able to research , it seems the only patches available for Alter Ego , are for the German version of the game . I think there may be a Russian or French patch as well . Out of curiosity lexxy , what video card are you utilizing ?

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#863239 - 01/20/13 11:55 AM Re: Alter Ego Question [Re: lexxy]
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If I had to guess, I'd bet you've got a Hybrid video card using Nvidia's Optimus Technology. Someone else here had the same issue, but never found a solution.

Post your video specs, we can look it up for you.

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#863282 - 01/20/13 04:05 PM Re: Alter Ego Question [Re: lexxy]
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I ae a ATI Radn HD4800 series video card
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#863283 - 01/20/13 04:20 PM Re: Alter Ego Question [Re: lexxy]
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Although decent, that's a long way from a high end video card. According to these system requirements, the 4800 might not be good enough. What happens when you try to launch the game?

CPU: 2.5 GHz Single Core
RAM: 1 GB RAM
VGA: 128 MB 3D Video Card (Geforce 6600/Radeon 9600 or better)
DX: DirectX® 9.0c or higher
OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP SP 2
HDD: 3 GB free hard drive space
Sound: DirectX sound card
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#863289 - 01/20/13 04:56 PM Re: Alter Ego Question [Re: lexxy]
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And don't forget the famous "run as administrator" and install it somewhere other than the program file.

I played it in Win7 but I have a ATI Radeon 5800 series card.

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#863293 - 01/20/13 05:21 PM Re: Alter Ego Question [Re: Draclvr]
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Originally Posted By: Draclvr
Although decent, that's a long way from a high end video card. According to these system requirements, the 4800 might not be good enough. What happens when you try to launch the game?

CPU: 2.5 GHz Single Core
RAM: 1 GB RAM
VGA: 128 MB 3D Video Card (Geforce 6600/Radeon 9600 or better)
DX: DirectX® 9.0c or higher
OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP SP 2
HDD: 3 GB free hard drive space
Sound: DirectX sound card



The Radeon HD 4 series , is now 3 generations old . If research and memory serves , the 4 series came with 512mb & 1gb or ram , so that should not be the problem . Which specific card in the Radeon 4800 series do you have ? It may be that , if Alter Ego is not the only game you are having issues with , a possible driver issue . If the only game , then a possible re install of the game , or a new install of the latest , or previous driver may help .

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#863299 - 01/20/13 06:13 PM Re: Alter Ego Question [Re: lexxy]
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Are you running Windows 7, 8 or XP? The card is more than enough to handle the game.

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#863300 - 01/20/13 06:21 PM Re: Alter Ego Question [Re: lexxy]
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I was over at Amazon.com and read an interesting commet from a player who was also unable to play this game. She said her video card was well above the specs and found,in her opinion, the problem was the absence of Secum 7.42 0001. I do not know what that is but this is the only game, aside from The Momet Of Silence, I have had a problem I could not resolve. Ican not justify up gradeing a video card for one game so I guess I am stuck with it.
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#863302 - 01/20/13 06:33 PM Re: Alter Ego Question [Re: lexxy]
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Originally Posted By: lexxy
I was over at Amazon.com and read an interesting commet from a player who was also unable to play this game. She said her video card was well above the specs and found,in her opinion, the problem was the absence of Secum 7.42 0001. I do not know what that is but this is the only game, aside from The Momet Of Silence, I have had a problem I could not resolve. Ican not justify up gradeing a video card for one game so I guess I am stuck with it.


Do you mean SecuRom , instead of "Secum" ? SecuRom , is a drm , or anti piracy "prevention" method . The discussions , and there are several , about drm have been talked about for ages , so , there's no real need to go in to that here . Is your copy of Alter Ego a seperate physical copy , download , or part of the Adventure 4 pack ?

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#863310 - 01/20/13 08:17 PM Re: Alter Ego Question [Re: lexxy]
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I am running windows 7 and it is a seperate co. I agree that there is no need to go into the drm thing I have accepted the fact that I will not be abe to play the game.
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#863314 - 01/20/13 08:39 PM Re: Alter Ego Question [Re: lexxy]
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That does happen sometimes , unfortunately . Sorry to hear it is that way for you . I asked which version , because my version of the game is on the Adventure 4 pack . I played with no issues (luckily) , although I had to install through Steam . That was ok though , I have a small army of games on Steam .

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#863404 - 01/21/13 10:59 AM Re: Alter Ego Question [Re: lexxy]
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Originally Posted By: lexxy
I am running windows 7 and it is a seperate co. I agree that there is no need to go into the drm thing I have accepted the fact that I will not be abe to play the game.

Ah, I see you mentioned it in the original post. Do you have DirectX 9.0c installed? If not, you may want to peruse to Microsoft's web site and get the latest version.

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#863440 - 01/21/13 01:39 PM Re: Alter Ego Question [Re: lexxy]
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Creeeping_Doom,

I have a stream account in which I play Dead Mountainer's Hotel and there are no problems, Did the game download and play w/o problems? I ask this question because the game is $19.99 @ stream and I woul hate to buy it and still be unable to play it.
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#863456 - 01/21/13 02:44 PM Re: Alter Ego Question [Re: lexxy]
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Is there a demo you can try?

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