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#877094 - 03/30/13 08:53 PM CAmeron Files Loch Ness on Windows 7
cazziejoe Offline
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Anyone know if this works?
It's from 2002 but I get a error message about it being 32 bit.
Thanks, Caz

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#877097 - 03/30/13 09:04 PM Re: CAmeron Files Loch Ness on Windows 7 [Re: cazziejoe]
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Have you tried installing in compatibility mode? I know I got lots of games older than 2002 to play using it.
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#877158 - 03/31/13 05:44 AM Re: CAmeron Files Loch Ness on Windows 7 [Re: cazziejoe]
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Caz definitely try compatibility mode. I don't have W7 but I always had to play that game that way. Good Luck!
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#877277 - 03/31/13 01:25 PM Re: CAmeron Files Loch Ness on Windows 7 [Re: cazziejoe]
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Try the different compatibility modes for different versions of Windows. Sometimes it's the one you don't expect (like Win 2000 or NT) that works the best.

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#877337 - 03/31/13 06:55 PM Re: CAmeron Files Loch Ness on Windows 7 [Re: cazziejoe]
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Oh yes.
Tried all that.
Says it's not 64 bit compatable but it plays on XP?
caz

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#877339 - 03/31/13 07:12 PM Re: CAmeron Files Loch Ness on Windows 7 [Re: cazziejoe]
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XP is usually a 32-bit system.
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#878989 - 04/07/13 07:55 AM Re: CAmeron Files Loch Ness on Windows 7 [Re: cazziejoe]
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I too am having the same problem with this game on Windows 7 and I have tried ALL of the compatable modes and nothing works.
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#879023 - 04/07/13 10:45 AM Re: CAmeron Files Loch Ness on Windows 7 [Re: cazziejoe]
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Unfortunately my Loch Ness game is missing, so I can't test it -- even on XP. I played it on Windows 98.

If you tried playing in compatibility mode as opposed to installing in comaptibility mode by changing compatibility on the installer, be sure to try installing in compatibility mode. Also install by right-clicking the setup/install file and choosing "Run as Administrator." Install into some location other than C:\Program Files -- installing into your user's Documents folder might be best.

If the game actually contains 16-bit code, it's not going to work on a 64-bit operating system outside of something like VirtualPC or VMware.

According to the specs on the photo of the European version at ***Mobygames***, it does not require video memory or a 3D graphics card so it should work fine inside VirtualPC with Windows 95, 98, ME, or the early version of XP (possibly also XP SP2 and XP SP3) installed. But since I can't find my game, I can't test it.

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#879035 - 04/07/13 10:57 AM Re: CAmeron Files Loch Ness on Windows 7 [Re: Jenny100]
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Interestingly, Big Fish has the game here and is listed as supporting XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. I remember when it was released on Big Fish, though, that people were having problems with it. I don't know the status of things now. wave

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#879092 - 04/07/13 12:55 PM Re: CAmeron Files Loch Ness on Windows 7 [Re: cazziejoe]
cazziejoe Offline
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I actually just fired up the Win 2000 computer I pulled from the trash and it's working fine. Actually got past that whole "NESSIE"\SITUATION.
I'm serious; look in everyone's trash on trash day. Old computers abound. Been able to play almost every old game I've wanted too. They might need a little optimizing but it's worth it. I added loads of memory for $7.
caz

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#879183 - 04/07/13 05:05 PM Re: CAmeron Files Loch Ness on Windows 7 [Re: cazziejoe]
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Well at least you found a solution.
I don't see people rooting through their neighbors' trash for old computers though.

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#879215 - 04/07/13 06:24 PM Re: CAmeron Files Loch Ness on Windows 7 [Re: cazziejoe]
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I made a mistake in my title I am having problems with The Cameron Files Pharaoh's Curse which is a different game from the one mentioned above, sorry about the confusion.
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#879216 - 04/07/13 06:25 PM Re: CAmeron Files Loch Ness on Windows 7 [Re: cazziejoe]
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Dumpster diving is not something I care to do either! Although I did score some awesome industrial carpeting when I did the good old dumpster dive with one of my engineers at our old office! When companies would rent office space, they would rip out everything no matter if it was in pristine condition.
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#879237 - 04/07/13 07:39 PM Re: CAmeron Files Loch Ness on Windows 7 [Re: cazziejoe]
cazziejoe Offline
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Oh now people I don't go rooting through dumpsters!
I live in NYC and there are many computers sitting on the curb waiting to be disposed of. If it were covered with Beef-a-roni or something I wouldn't go near it....
caz

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#879243 - 04/07/13 07:43 PM Re: CAmeron Files Loch Ness on Windows 7 [Re: cazziejoe]
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I don't know, cazzie... you might miss out on some cool stuff in dumpsters covered with Beef-a-Roni!
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