Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

Posted by: Coreoverload

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis - 05/09/03 07:04 PM

I was reallly enjoying this game until I got past the jungle to the trinkets shop and asked the owner about the book and he said Mr. Smith stole his last copy. And then the game freezes or something. I can't click on anything or choose any verbs. But the parrot in the background is still moving and if I push F1 I can get to the save/load/play/quit menu. Does this game do this to anybody else?
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis - 05/09/03 10:19 PM

Did you check at http://support.lucasarts.com
to see what they suggested?

How fast is your computer?
Are you playing in DOS mode?
Floppy or CD version of game?
What sound card are you using?
Posted by: Coreoverload

Re: Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis - 05/09/03 10:42 PM

CD version.
Not in DOS. Unsure of the rest. I think it ran directly from the CD.
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis - 05/09/03 11:00 PM

I have the CD version. I didn't get the problem you mention on a 233 MHz computer with an AWE 64. But I couldn't get the game to run long without freezing on a 400 MHz computer with the SBLive. That's why I asked about the sound card. I ran it in DOS mode on both computers.
Posted by: Coreoverload

Re: Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis - 05/09/03 11:29 PM

Couldn't find out the sound card thingy or mhz. blush
BTW I have Windows ME Intel Celeron Processor with 127 MB of RAM.
Can you find the problem, doc? thumbsup lol
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis - 05/10/03 02:12 PM

To find your processor speed:
Click Start button, then Run. Type
dxdiag
in the box and OK it.
On the system tab it should list your computer speed (how many MHz) next to where where it says Processor:

To find your sound card (or at least what drivers it's using)
Right-click My Computer
Choose Properties, then Device Manager tab.
Click on the + next to where it says Sound, video and game controllers to expand it. You should see your sound card listed there.

One thing you could try is to make a desktop shortcut to the game executable and alter its properties.

To make Shortcut -
Right-click the desktop where there isn't an icon.
Choose New, then Shortcut.
Browse to where the Indiana Jones executable is and finish up the shortcut.

Once you have the shortcut, right-click on it.
Choose Properties, then Program tab.
Click Advanced button.
Put the dot where it says Prevent MS-DOS-based Programs from detecting Windows and OK it.

I don't know if this will work or not, but it's worth a try since you apparently have to play the game in Windows.
Posted by: Coreoverload

Re: Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis - 05/10/03 06:50 PM

Well that explains it! 565 MHZ!!
And the sound card is MPU-401 compatible MIDI Device.
Posted by: Coreoverload

Re: Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis - 05/10/03 07:06 PM

I did what you said and it went from messed up to seriously messed up! While it has subtitles it has no speech anymore and no sound except from the inside speaker!
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis - 05/10/03 10:49 PM

frown
I guess you should change it back to the way it was then. By the way, how was it set up before?

Quote:

And the sound card is MPU-401 compatible MIDI Device.
Sounds like it might be an onboard card then - sound card built into the motherboard.
Posted by: Carolin

Re: Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis - 05/11/03 02:07 PM

I had the same problem, and what helped me out might sound stupid.

I saved, yes, saved the game in a new slot. I called it freeze, hang or something.
Then I quited it completely, restarted the computer and loaded the saved game.
Then it continued, strange, very strange.
Don't know why, and I don't know if it will help you.

Try.

Caroline.
Posted by: Coreoverload

Re: Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis - 05/11/03 05:55 PM

Well for some reason it is working now.