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#874722 - 03/18/13 10:14 PM The Longest Journey & Windows 7
PMcOuntry Offline
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Registered: 01/20/08
Posts: 512
Loc: Pennsylvania, USA
Anyone know of a good solution to get The Longest Journey to play nice w/Windows 7? I'd be very grateful!

#874726 - 03/18/13 10:23 PM Re: The Longest Journey & Windows 7 [Re: PMcOuntry]
Draclvr Offline
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Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 13238
Loc: In Missouri near St. Louis
We have the original 4-cd version of The Longest Journey listed as playing fine with Windows 7. Can you tell you what happens? Does it install OK? Does it launch? Any other problems?
Heading out to the gardens...

#875047 - 03/20/13 01:11 PM Re: The Longest Journey & Windows 7 [Re: PMcOuntry]
Cathy1 Offline
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Registered: 05/10/03
Posts: 7695
Loc: Calgary Alberta Canada
I have the DVD version of The Longest Journey and it plays with my Win 7 Home Premium. I had to use the patch for it though. You can find the patch HERE. Scroll down to the search bar at the left and type in the name.


Edited by Cathy1 (03/20/13 01:15 PM)
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#877020 - 03/30/13 02:52 PM Re: The Longest Journey & Windows 7 [Re: PMcOuntry]
ergggo Offline
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Registered: 02/09/10
Posts: 138
I've been looking for a way to run my 2 CD version of TLJ on Win 7 for a while, but none of the solutions that I've come across have worked. Today I found a trick I haven't seen before, and it worked to get the cut scenes running without a problem. It involves setting up a secondary display as a VGA display (but doesn't require another physical monitor). Maybe this trick would work with other older games as well? Anyway, I found it on a Steam forum post here.
Hope it works for you, Patricia. If you're not used to messing with your display settings, you might want a moderator to weigh in on it first...but it worked great for me.
I point, therefore I click.

#877073 - 03/30/13 06:39 PM Re: The Longest Journey & Windows 7 [Re: PMcOuntry]
Jenny100 Offline
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Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 38879
Loc: southeast USA
Thanks for the interesting solution, Ergggo.
It seems to be for Intel graphics, but may work for other video cards.
I wonder how the person who first came up with that solution discovered it.


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