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#921258 - 10/29/13 10:54 PM Pandora's Box
Mary Offline
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I just found my copy of Pandora's Box, a game I enjoyed playing.

I don't see it in the listing of games that will play on Win 7, so I'm wondering if anyone tried playing this game on Win 7 and what they had to do, if anything, to get it installed and playable.

Second, I know that there's a patch out there somewhere for this game; will I need to patch this game first?
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#921289 - 10/30/13 05:34 AM Re: Pandora's Box [Re: Mary]
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Hi Mary, wave
I'm playing it now on Window's 7, 64 bit. You do have to patch it. I enjoy it in between other games that I buy. It says it was installed in 2012 and I can't remember what I did, but it does play. I don't have anything marked on my compatability on the shortcut either, but I have the setup that I downloaded in my downloads. smile
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#921428 - 10/30/13 06:09 PM Re: Pandora's Box [Re: Mary]
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Thanks, Kayc,
I'll give it a try and see what happens (first I have to find the patch!).
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#921429 - 10/30/13 06:11 PM Re: Pandora's Box [Re: Mary]
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The link to the one on the Microsoft site no longer works. Try the CNET one instead (click on the Direct Download Link):

Pandora's Box patch

luck
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#921434 - 10/30/13 06:18 PM Re: Pandora's Box [Re: Mary]
Mary Offline
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Thanks Rushes.
Do I try to install the game first or do I need the patch in order to install the game?
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#921443 - 10/30/13 06:39 PM Re: Pandora's Box [Re: Mary]
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You can also get the patch from the Web Archive version of Microsoft's patch page ***here***. The Web Archive archives small patches like this.

Originally Posted By: Mary
Do I try to install the game first or do I need the patch in order to install the game?

The game has to be installed before you can apply the patch. Also, because of its age, you may have to copy the patch to the game folder before running the patch in order for it to work.

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#921445 - 10/30/13 06:53 PM Re: Pandora's Box [Re: Mary]
Mary Offline
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Okay, thanks Jenny. I'll probably give this a try in the next couple days.
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#921468 - 10/30/13 09:29 PM Re: Pandora's Box [Re: Mary]
oldbroad Offline
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I'd be interested to know if it works Mary. I also have and enjoyed this game on my Win98. It didn't work in XP.

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#921501 - 10/30/13 11:25 PM Re: Pandora's Box [Re: Mary]
Bristol Offline
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You may be interested to know that I just tried my old game on Windows 8 and with the downloaded patch from the Microsoft archives, it works fine. A very old favorite that never goes stale.

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#921506 - 10/31/13 12:30 AM Re: Pandora's Box [Re: Mary]
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That's great news, Bristol. I'd like to add this to our Windows 8 and Games thread.
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#921595 - 10/31/13 11:09 AM Re: Pandora's Box [Re: Mary]
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Go ahead, Drac!

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#921724 - 10/31/13 05:53 PM Re: Pandora's Box [Re: Mary]
Mary Offline
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Well, I got Pandora's Box installed, but that's about it.

I've tried all the various compatability selections, but with each one the opening screen of the game opens (the name of the game), it stays for a bit, then just closes with nothing further happening. I can hear my drive reading the disc for a few seconds, and then nothing. I get no error messages or anything.

I'm running Win 7 Home Premium, 64bit, Service Pack 1.

Anything else to try?
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#921783 - 10/31/13 09:32 PM Re: Pandora's Box [Re: Mary]
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Mary,
Did you install the patch?
If not, try that.
Also, make sure you copy the patch to the game folder before you double-click it to run it. Some of these old patches can't find where the game is installed until you plomp them down in the game folder.

And if you've got an antivirus running, you may have to add the game's exe to the antivirus's "allowed" list.

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#921792 - 10/31/13 10:19 PM Re: Pandora's Box [Re: Mary]
Mary Offline
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Okay, I downloaded the patch, but FORGOT to install it!! Everything is running fine now; I just don't remember which compatability, if any, I finally settled on. : (

Thanks Jenny!
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