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#887546 - 05/14/13 09:36 AM Still Life
Joan Offline
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Is there a patch for the CD game of Still Life so I can play on Windows 7? Any help would be appreciated.
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#887554 - 05/14/13 10:09 AM Re: Still Life [Re: Joan]
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Have you tried to install and play the game yet? In our Windows 7 and Games thread stickied at the top of the Glitches forum, I see that someone had to set it to Windows NT 4.0 in compatibility mode.
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#887557 - 05/14/13 10:33 AM Re: Still Life [Re: Joan]
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Still life requires a NoCD patch (Google Still Life NoCD, you'll find it). At least the version I own does. The Starforce drivers are incompatible with Windows 7.

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#887763 - 05/15/13 10:02 AM Re: Still Life [Re: Joan]
Rushes Offline
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I got the disc version of Still Life working on my Windows 7 by installing the Vista patch for the game. It ran perfectly after that. smile
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#887817 - 05/15/13 02:29 PM Re: Still Life [Re: Joan]
Joan Offline
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I'll give both a try and let you know.
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#887830 - 05/15/13 03:35 PM Re: Still Life [Re: Joan]
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The Vista patch is a NoCD patch.

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#887850 - 05/15/13 05:40 PM Re: Still Life [Re: Joan]
Jenny100 Offline
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If you don't want to use a NoCD, both GOG and DotEMU are selling DRM-free versions that don't have the StarForce that prevents the game from running. Of course that's an extra $10 or $15.

http://www.gog.com/gamecard/still_life
http://www.dotemu.com/en/download-game/156/still-life

One place that offers the "Vista patch" is Gamefront
http://www.gamefront.com/files/Still+Life+Vista+Patch/;11762898;/fileinfo.html

I'm not sure where Rushes got the patch, but it's probably the same one.

I downloaded the patch from Gamefront, and it came with a "Lisez-moi" because it is apparently a French patch. The translated instructions are

  • 1. Install the complete version of the game (all the files)
  • 2. Launch the StillLife_vista.exe in Administrator mode.


Of course you have to unzip the StillLife_vista.zip file you download from Gamefront (or wherever) first.

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#887890 - 05/15/13 10:18 PM Re: Still Life [Re: Joan]
Joan Offline
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Just downloaded the Vista patch and it worked!!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you all for your input! Love you guys!
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