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#863436 - 01/21/13 01:26 PM The Longest Journey and Windows 7
Penny Lane Offline
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?The Longest Journey will not play on my windows 7. Does anybody know if there is an upgrade available?
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#863438 - 01/21/13 01:31 PM Re: The Longest Journey and Windows 7 [Re: Penny Lane]
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Hi Penny,

Have you tried it in compatibility mode? Which version are you playing -- the original multi-disc, or a more recent version? It should (in theory) work with Win7, as I replayed the original fairly recently on my own system. I'll move this thread across to Glitches in the meantime for more expert advice.
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#863441 - 01/21/13 01:42 PM Re: The Longest Journey and Windows 7 [Re: Penny Lane]
Penny Lane Offline
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My game has 2 disks. There is also an installation for directx 7. Should I install that too? I will try the compatabilty mode and see what happens. Thanks!


Edited by Penny Lane (01/21/13 01:44 PM)
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#863442 - 01/21/13 01:52 PM Re: The Longest Journey and Windows 7 [Re: Penny Lane]
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I am trying to run it in the windows 7 mode but all I get is a black screen. It started out as Please Wait................ but then went black.

After a few minutes the menu page came up but froze then stopped altogether.


Edited by Penny Lane (01/21/13 01:59 PM)
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#863449 - 01/21/13 02:14 PM Re: The Longest Journey and Windows 7 [Re: Penny Lane]
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There are a number of patches for the game, download and apply the latest from the link below - (1.61 2 CD edition)

The Longest Journey Game Patches


After that, disable 3D Characters in the games configuration menu.

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#863450 - 01/21/13 02:27 PM Re: The Longest Journey and Windows 7 [Re: Penny Lane]
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Hi
I don't see a patch for the DVD version there. Doe's anyone know if the dvd version works on Win 7 32 or 64 bit ?

Cathy
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#863452 - 01/21/13 02:34 PM Re: The Longest Journey and Windows 7 [Re: Cathy1]
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Originally Posted By: Cathy1
Hi
I don't see a patch for the DVD version there. Doe's anyone know if the dvd version works on Win 7 32 or 64 bit ?

Cathy


It is there - TLJ 2 CD/DVD edition


I've not played it on a 64 bit edition of Windows 7, but so long as there's no 16 bit code, it should play just fine.

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#863453 - 01/21/13 02:34 PM Re: The Longest Journey and Windows 7 [Re: Penny Lane]
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I think the patch for the DVD version is the same as the patch for the 2 CD version. According to the info on ***this archived page***, the links point to the same download (patch 1.61).

The Patches-Scrolls page Inland linked to actually has a link to
"Download patch 1.61 (2CD/DVD edition)"

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#863454 - 01/21/13 02:36 PM Re: The Longest Journey and Windows 7 [Re: InlandAZ]
Penny Lane Offline
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I installed the patch but I still get a blank screen. It looked like that it was going to play then froze. Well, I'll just hook up my old computer and play it on there. Thanks anyway! thanks
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#863455 - 01/21/13 02:39 PM Re: The Longest Journey and Windows 7 [Re: Penny Lane]
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Are you starting it from the desktop icon (launcher)? If so, some had issues running the game from it.

Locate the game in the install folder and run it directly from there.

If have the game somewhere, let me see if I can find it for you. I'm running a 64 bit edition of 7 this month smile

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#863459 - 01/21/13 03:03 PM Re: The Longest Journey and Windows 7 [Re: Penny Lane]
Penny Lane Offline
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Ok, I started it from the installer folder .The menu and the opening scene came up but it keeps freezing. I give up! LOL Thanks for your help!
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#863465 - 01/21/13 03:13 PM Re: The Longest Journey and Windows 7 [Re: Penny Lane]
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What virus protection are you using, Penny? I found that I could never get this game working when I had McAfee, even when I tried switching the darned thing off altogether. When I switched to Microsoft Security Essentials, everything was hunky dory. You might want to try turning off your virus software while playing this game, see if that helps. luck
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#863466 - 01/21/13 03:13 PM Re: The Longest Journey and Windows 7 [Re: Penny Lane]
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I would still like to know Inland.
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#863469 - 01/21/13 03:23 PM Re: The Longest Journey and Windows 7 [Re: Penny Lane]
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Originally Posted By: Penny Lane
Ok, I started it from the installer folder .The menu and the opening scene came up but it keeps freezing. I give up! LOL Thanks for your help!


I just reinstalled the game to the default folder, and all I had to do was set the compatibility mode (of Launcher.exe) to Windows XP SP3.

Originally Posted By: Cathy1
I would still like to know Inland.
Cathy


If you're asking if it plays, yes it is playing fine so far.


Edited by InlandAZ (01/21/13 03:24 PM)

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#863470 - 01/21/13 03:23 PM Re: The Longest Journey and Windows 7 [Re: Penny Lane]
Penny Lane Offline
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Rushes, I have Microsoft Security Essentials and I went into my settings and excluded the game . Well, that didn't work! I am afraid to turn it off because I am online 24/7 with cable internet. Disabling it would be dangerous wouldn't it?
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#863472 - 01/21/13 03:30 PM Re: The Longest Journey and Windows 7 [Re: Penny Lane]
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Penny Lane, have you tried setting the compatibility mode to Windows XP SP3 as Inland suggests?
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#863476 - 01/21/13 03:35 PM Re: The Longest Journey and Windows 7 [Re: Penny Lane]
Cathy1 Offline
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Thank you all.

Cathy
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#863482 - 01/21/13 04:02 PM Re: The Longest Journey and Windows 7 [Re: Penny Lane]
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Originally Posted By: Penny Lane
Rushes, I have Microsoft Security Essentials and I went into my settings and excluded the game. Well, that didn't work!

I don't think Microsoft Security Essentials is the problem. It generally doesn't interfere with games, so turning it off wouldn't make any difference. Have you tried setting the compatibility mode of the game Launcher as Inland and Draclvr suggested?

Do you know how to locate the game Launcher? It should be in the game folder. If you don't know where the game is installed, right-click the game shortcut, choose Properties, choose Shortcut tab and you should be able to tell from that where to look for the launcher. Right-click the launcher, choose Properties, choose the Compatibility tab, and set compatibility to XP SP3.

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#863483 - 01/21/13 04:08 PM Re: The Longest Journey and Windows 7 [Re: Draclvr]
Penny Lane Offline
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Originally Posted By: Draclvr
Penny Lane, have you tried setting the compatibility mode to Windows XP SP3 as Inland suggests?


I will try that! Well the menu page came up after a long wait but I still get "Not responding" after that. It just stalls! I'm getting a headache! I'll stop for today. Thanks everyone! thanks


Edited by Penny Lane (01/21/13 04:17 PM)
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#863486 - 01/21/13 04:22 PM Re: The Longest Journey and Windows 7 [Re: Penny Lane]
Jenny100 Offline
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What about starting the game directly from the Game.exe file instead of from the launcher?

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