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#883004 - 04/23/13 09:10 PM Re: Older game Necronomicon The Dawning of Darkness [Re: linda333]
linda333 Offline
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Tried different setting etc. Nothing can get this game going on my computer. I did hear back from The Adventure Shop and they do not offer any help with game problems relating to launching the game etc. They said I have to contact Microids and they gave me a link. I have not heard back as yet. I think this game may not be a keeper....thanks for the help.

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#883099 - 04/24/13 08:57 AM Re: Older game Necronomicon The Dawning of Darkness [Re: linda333]
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Obviously Adventure Shop doesn't know what's wrong with it either.

Is there a possibility that it's being blocked by an antivirus?

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#884081 - 04/28/13 01:55 PM Re: Older game Necronomicon The Dawning of Darkness [Re: Jenny100]
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I never heard a thing back from Microids. I am tired of trying to get the game to run so I will just remove it from my computer. Too bad but sometimes you just cannot figure it out. I think my anti-virus would have given me a notice saying it is blocking the game if that was the case. I will perhaps try another time but just fed up with it right now. Thanks for all the suggestions.

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#884085 - 04/28/13 02:25 PM Re: Older game Necronomicon The Dawning of Darkness [Re: linda333]
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Since you can't get it working, there's a Let's Play Necronomicon series on YouTube starting at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PzRqttLJ88

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#884124 - 04/28/13 06:10 PM Re: Older game Necronomicon The Dawning of Darkness [Re: Jenny100]
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I my be out of line here, and if so, I apologize.If you really want to play this game and do not mind yet another purchase, ebay has the game for $5.91 free shipping and Amazon has some inexpensive ones too. I played the game on my XP with no problems.
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#884139 - 04/28/13 07:53 PM Re: Older game Necronomicon The Dawning of Darkness [Re: linda333]
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Kazzmo,
The older version may or may not work on Linda333's computer, Kazzmo. Not every XP computer is the same. The problem could be with the file she downloaded, but Zodiac would have to check that.

Linda333,
If you get as far as seeing the game options, then you should be past the authentication part. However if the opening cut scene is damaged or for some other reason refuses to play, that could prevent you from getting to the rest of the game. You can try skipping the opening cut scene by using the Escape key or the Spacebar or the Return key (I'm not sure what the game uses) and see if that gets you past it. It's possible the cut scene won't play because you're missing the codecs it uses (something that might happen if you're using XP while the game is updated for Windows 7).

Kjos,
The problem with saves that you're seeing may have to do with the online distributor "casualizing" the controls so it autosaves instead of allowing manual saves. I remember somebody mentioning that happened with another game -- and whatever company updated it was so sloppy about it that they left the Load and Save options in the options menu even though they'd been removed from the game -- very confusing for people who'd played the older version.

Sometimes autosaving doesn't work on Vista and later Windows and you have to either right-click and "Run As Administrator" or play the game in a single sitting. I had that problem with saving in Mushroom Age, though apparently not everyone did. I have no idea why my computer decided to be "different" with that game. So if you haven't done so yet, try using "Run As Administrator" (if you're using Vista or Win7 or Win8).

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#884188 - 04/29/13 06:43 AM Re: Older game Necronomicon The Dawning of Darkness [Re: linda333]
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Jenny100 that video of the game on utube was great! Thanks!
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#884652 - 04/30/13 08:04 PM Re: Older game Necronomicon The Dawning of Darkness [Re: linda333]
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Glad you liked it.
That particular YouTuber (AdventureGameFan8) does a good job with "Let's Plays."
If you're a YouTube member, you can sign in and give their Let's Play a thumbs up.

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#884736 - 05/01/13 05:55 AM Re: Older game Necronomicon The Dawning of Darkness [Re: linda333]
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I didn't know that Jenny100. Thanks! It's a definite thumbs up!
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#887504 - 05/14/13 04:03 AM Re: Older game Necronomicon The Dawning of Darkness [Re: linda333]
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It seems like all these problems relate to downloaded versions of the game. I've got the game on disk that I bought about ten years ago. I haven't played it in some time, but it played fine on my old XP machine.

Think I'll dig it up and see if it plays on Windows 7.

Antoinetta

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#887537 - 05/14/13 08:21 AM Re: Older game Necronomicon The Dawning of Darkness [Re: linda333]
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Let us know if your disc version works on Win7, Antoinetta. Usually download versions are updated for newer operating systems and work more easily, but there are always exceptions.

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#887616 - 05/14/13 03:49 PM Re: Older game Necronomicon The Dawning of Darkness [Re: linda333]
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I just installed the game on my machine. After putting the disk in the machine I got the same "This game is not compatible with your version of Windows...." the same message I got when installing the first two Draculas. So I used the same advice from the windows 7 thread that I used to install the Draculas, and the game appears to run fine.

I'm playing something else just now (Aura II) so I didn't continue with Necronomicon beyond the initial interview Stanton has with his friend, who gives him some pyramid-shaped object.

After I finish Aura II, I'll play through Necronomicon, and let everyone know how it runs.

Antoinetta

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#887640 - 05/14/13 05:18 PM Re: Older game Necronomicon The Dawning of Darkness [Re: linda333]
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That would be a great one to add to the list!
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