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#895861 - 06/20/13 02:21 PM The Mystery of the Druids
Lozza Offline
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Hi

I have just recieved a new game through the post and hurried to my computer to play it. It downloaded with no problems but when I clicked the "Start game" button although creepy music is playing, my screen goes black and this error message comes up. "Error module sprites() Direct 3D Int failed Code (80040154)". Any idea what it is all about and how if at all I can fix it. My son has tried but he can't get past the error message either. He is uncomfortable about the black spots all over the silver side of the DVD? I know nothing so please can you help?

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#895867 - 06/20/13 02:30 PM Re: The Mystery of the Druids [Re: Lozza]
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There's a Vista patch that might help with Windows 7 too.
http://www.patches-scrolls.com/dl.php?file=motd_vista_update.zip
or
http://www.gamershell.com/download_17633.shtml

This game had a configuration utility that allowed you to choose between hardware and software mode. Use software mode if the choice pops up.

Black spots all over the DVD doesn't sound good, but if the disc was unreadable, you'd probably have gotten a CRC error during install.

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#895875 - 06/20/13 03:39 PM Re: The Mystery of the Druids [Re: Lozza]
Lozza Offline
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Okay will get my son on to it asap! thnaks mate!

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#895879 - 06/20/13 03:54 PM Re: The Mystery of the Druids [Re: Lozza]
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Is this the 2001 release ??

If so, that's brilliant info, thanks Jenny100 !! I wasn't aware of any help with playing the game in Win7 thumbsup

And good luck, Lozza grin
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#895901 - 06/20/13 05:55 PM Re: The Mystery of the Druids [Re: Lozza]
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There's more information in this thread
http://www.gameboomers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/831719/Mystery_of_the_Druids.html

Tally Ho said the configuration utility was in the Launcher.

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#896056 - 06/21/13 11:37 AM Re: The Mystery of the Druids [Re: Jenny100]
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Thanks, Jenny100 smile
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#896482 - 06/23/13 11:47 AM Re: The Mystery of the Druids [Re: Lozza]
Lozza Offline
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My son downloaded the patch and the game started running but only for about ten minutes, then a flag came up with Cougar runtime has stopped working. I closed it down. My son then clicked on one of the other things suggested. It ran a little longer than the last time but again with the cougar? Any hope of ever playing this game to the full?

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#896533 - 06/23/13 05:06 PM Re: The Mystery of the Druids [Re: Lozza]
Jenny100 Offline
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Did you manage to find the configuration utility and set it to software mode?
Besides doing that, try it with compatibility mode set to Windows 98 or 2000.

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#896755 - 06/24/13 05:06 PM Re: The Mystery of the Druids [Re: Lozza]
Lozza Offline
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My son said he had it running on software mode. I will pass info on to him as it is all whizzing over my head! Maybe I will just wait till I get my PC a new screen. Will it run happily on XP.

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#896940 - 06/25/13 06:13 PM Re: The Mystery of the Druids [Re: Lozza]
Lozza Offline
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Game is now working great thanks. My son has set it to windows 95 I think he said. It is working really well no more error notes. Thanks for you help.

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#896975 - 06/25/13 09:12 PM Re: The Mystery of the Druids [Re: Lozza]
Jenny100 Offline
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Glad he figured it out.
Sometimes it's the compatibility you don't expect to work that works best. Some games work with compatibility set to Windows NT or 2000 even though they were made for Windows 98.
Hope you enjoy the game.

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#897817 - 06/29/13 04:30 PM Re: The Mystery of the Druids [Re: Lozza]
Lozza Offline
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Hello, It's me again, I have been playing this game for a while and no problems now today, I played it for about ten minutes and again with the cougar error message! Any more ideas, I am really enjoying this game and am about half way through,I would really like to finish it.

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#897896 - 06/29/13 08:00 PM Re: The Mystery of the Druids [Re: Lozza]
Jenny100 Offline
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It may not be possible to play the game without an occasional error. It may be that some parts of the game are more error prone than others, and you just have to work your way through those trouble spots.

Unfortunately the company that made the game is no longer in business, so there's no help there (no new patch for Windows 7 and 8 or newer drivers and hardware).

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#898228 - 07/01/13 12:41 PM Re: The Mystery of the Druids [Re: Lozza]
Lozza Offline
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I understand thanks. My son has tried windows 95,98 and 2000 to no avail it just will not let us go any further. This time, before the cougar was this message does it mean anything to you please? Is there a way to play this blooming game?
error in module depth buffer()-> Init depth buffer failed. (80070057). I think that was what it was

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#898231 - 07/01/13 01:45 PM Re: The Mystery of the Druids [Re: Lozza]
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That sounds an awful lot like a Direct3D error - did you install DirectX 8 when you installed the game?

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