Masquerade at GOG

Posted by: Mad

Masquerade at GOG - 10/05/12 05:24 PM

Just picked up Vampire Masquerade Redemption (tweaked for modern machines) at GOG for an absolute song !! broccoli
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/05/12 05:33 PM

Me too! My old disk version runs just fine on my Windows 7, but I do have to make a couple of tweaks. A tad over $2 was just too hard to pass up though!
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/05/12 06:21 PM

Such a deal!
Posted by: Marian

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/05/12 06:22 PM

Wow! Thanks, Mad! At that price, I can't pass this up either. happydance thumbsup
Posted by: Barb

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/06/12 07:00 AM

yay My all-time favorite game!! yay Ah, brave Christof and the lovely Anezka.

Mad and Marian, you're in for a treat! When you're ready to play, I'll join you. Hopefully, Drac will, too!
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/06/12 10:54 AM

I will! I had a problem with a saved game late last night and went to bed. Christof has already cleaned out the silver mines. When trying to save Anezka from the bunch of vamps and szlocta (or whatever they're called!), I forgot to watch my health and died. I loaded a previous save and when I got to the scene outside the nunnery, the 3 vamps were already dead, there was nothing in the streets and the nunnery door was locked. Grrr... hope I can get past it tonight.
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/06/12 11:13 AM

Awwww Drac, I hope it works properly for you. Game ending bugs are the pits. Do you have a save?
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/06/12 11:38 AM

Several - I'm a save-a-holic! Hopefully one of them will work.
Posted by: SharonB

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/06/12 12:56 PM

You are tempting me to buy this game. I normally don't have an interest in vampire games, but the price is right ( laugh )and maybe it's time I actually tried a vampire game. smile
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/06/12 02:30 PM

Let us know what you think if you get it wave
Posted by: Creeping_Doom

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/06/12 06:20 PM

A classic game ! I have both the disc version , & a version I picked up from GOG when the game was on sale previously . I do not recall how many times I have played Redemption . I may just have to install it again !
Posted by: Barb

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/06/12 07:25 PM

Hi Sharon - you should definitely go for it! Vampires are such fun! smile

That's a bummer, Drac. I know you've played the game enough to get back quickly. I think the silver mines are tough!
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/06/12 07:40 PM

Go for it Creeping wave
Posted by: Mad

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/06/12 10:33 PM

Barb smile

I played both Redemption and Bloodlines some years ago and then sold them both on .... shocked

But Redemption was my favourite of the two grin
Posted by: Barb

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/06/12 11:05 PM

Hi Mad smile Better get Redemption on GOG! Don't you get the urge to play it again? I've played them both many times.
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/06/12 11:15 PM

Grrr... going to have to go back to an even earlier save.
Posted by: Barb

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/06/12 11:30 PM

Oh, shoot, Drac! That's a glitch I've never had, but I have been killed many times in the nunnery!
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/06/12 11:34 PM

I've never had this glitch before either playing from my disks on Windows 7. Tried an earlier save and this time Ahzra didn't appear. Going to try an even earlier save this time... very frustrating. I've also found the GOG version won't override previous saves. I think this is my 5th time to play this game and I've never had these issues before.
Posted by: Barb

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/06/12 11:54 PM

I'm still using my original disks, too. I couldn't get it to run on Windows 7, but it works fine on XP. That's really a shame you're having those problems. hope you can get it working.

I'm really getting the urge to play now! I'm sure I've played it at least 20 times.
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/07/12 12:01 AM

Oh, it works quite nicely on Windows 7. You just have to install in compatibility mode. I have it listed in our Windows 7 and games thread in the Glitches forum.
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/07/12 12:08 AM

Oh Drac, that is the pits. luck
Posted by: Barb

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/07/12 12:25 AM

My laptop has XP, so that's what I use. I have a newer laptop with 7, but I hate it, so I keep using the older one. Go figure...
Posted by: Mad

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/07/12 01:17 AM

"I've also found the GOG version won't override previous saves."

Heck !! Hope you are able to get sorted, Draclvr !! frown

I can overwrite saves running the GOG version in WinXP. [There are only 12 saves though so can't go too mad.]
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/08/12 10:14 AM

Well, I went from Grrr... to outright snarling. Any previous save I went back to had problems with missing characters and no way to continue in the game. I uninstalled it, ran CCleaner on the registry and am going to try it one more time. If the issues are still there, I'll let GOG know and just install it from my disks.
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/08/12 11:19 AM

Awww Drac, not the good experience you were hoping for.
Posted by: Mad

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/08/12 03:39 PM

Oh, dear !! That doesn't sound up to the usual GOG standard, Draclvr headscratch so I'm sure they'll try to get it fixed for you.

[I am presuming you have it in WIn7 ??]
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/08/12 03:59 PM

Yes, I do. The original disks work on Windows 7 when installed in compatibility mode. I just have to go through applying the patch to update it to version 1.1 so I can save anywhere.

Now this makes me even more annoyed - when I uninstalled the game, my download also disappeared. Moving from snarling to the next level... mad
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/08/12 04:56 PM

Originally Posted By: Draclvr
Now this makes me even more annoyed - when I uninstalled the game, my download also disappeared.

I've never seen that happen with a GOG game. Are you sure your hard drive isn't having issues?
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/08/12 05:08 PM

I've never had it happen before either. Actually, something wonky is going on somewhere in my Windows 7 and I can't figure it out. I thought the hard drive first, but some odd things are happening on my Windows 8 drive too, so it's got to be hardware somewhere. I am going to post a quick question down in Glitches.
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/08/12 05:38 PM

Drac, sounds like something is hinky somewhere. I hope you figure it out quickly. wave
Posted by: Mad

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/09/12 01:43 AM

Hi smile

There are bits in the game where (pathetic fighter that I am) I know I will need to use God Mode temporarily - so I tried it yesterday.

However, running the GOG version in WinXP, although I can call up the console and get the pulsing cursor on the black line, whatever cheat I type in just gets me a reply of "unrecognised command" eek

Does anyone know how I might fix this ??

Help always much appreciated !!

Thanks.

Mad yes
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/09/12 11:19 AM

Mad, there is a long post at GOG with several suggested fixes. They may be helpful though they are not all for XP. luck
Posted by: Mad

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/09/12 11:09 PM

Hi looney4labs smile

Yes, thank you, I saw that long thread at GOG but couldn't find any solution given for XP.

And I posted on that forum myself after reading it - but no reply has come as yet.

I was however hoping a GB player might be able to help me. I know a lot of people here like the game as much as I do and that many of them are far better at it than I am !! laugh

Cheers.

Mad wave
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/09/12 11:12 PM

Well, I got it reinstalled and Christof and Wilhelm are heading down into the monastery. I will try God Mode and see what happens.
Posted by: Mad

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/09/12 11:25 PM

So glad to hear you are playing again, Draclvr !! bravo

Are you playing in Win7 again ??

I'm playing the GOG version in XP and can't get the cheats to work.

I can bring the console bar up alright but any cheat I type in provokes the "Unrecognised command" response frown
Posted by: oldman

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/09/12 11:29 PM

Originally Posted By: Mad
Hi smile

There are bits in the game where (pathetic fighter that I am) I know I will need to use God Mode temporarily - so I tried it yesterday.

However, running the GOG version in WinXP, although I can call up the console and get the pulsing cursor on the black line, whatever cheat I type in just gets me a reply of "unrecognised command" eek

Does anyone know how I might fix this ??

Help always much appreciated !!

Thanks.

Mad yes


Mad have you checked this site?

Posted by: Mad

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/10/12 01:39 AM

No, I haven't, so thanks, oldman !! I'll go look grin

EDIT :

Checked out the site now and although the God Mode offered there doesn't work either woozy some of the other cheats do and I can at least top up cash and vitae and things like that which is a big help - so thanks again thumbsup
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/10/12 09:13 AM

Interesting... on my Windows 7 last night, the cheat console opened up and when I typed in god 1, it worked right away. No capital letters and a space...
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/10/12 10:22 AM

Drac, glad it is working for you.

Mad, glad some of them are working. Now we just have to whack that god mode and get it working.

Thanks Oldman puppy
Posted by: Mad

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/10/12 08:03 PM

"whack that god mode " think I'll need full instructions for that, please, looney4labs lol

And GOOD Draclvr, that it works for you !! [I've no idea why it won't work for me woozy]
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/10/12 08:13 PM

Well, when you get that snazzy new Windows 7 computer, it will work for you too!
Posted by: Mad

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/10/12 09:07 PM

Yes, the components for my new machine are being gathered but then it will have to be built and tested etc. [All in my Son in Law's spare time.] So it won't be ready for a while.

Even so, I'd have to start the game from the beginning again and I won't want to do that when I've got so far into it lol
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/10/12 09:21 PM

Mad, if only I knew rotfl
Posted by: Mad

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 10/11/12 05:29 PM

looney4labs !!!! lol lol lol

EDIT : I'm managing quite well so far by using other cheats - even if I CAN'T get God Mode happydance
Posted by: kloikju

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 01/23/13 04:25 PM

Originally Posted By: Mad
Hi smile

There are bits in the game where (pathetic fighter that I am) I know I will need to use God Mode temporarily - so I tried it yesterday.

However, running the GOG version in WinXP, although I can call up the console and get the pulsing cursor on the black line, whatever cheat I type in just gets me a reply of "unrecognised command" eek

Does anyone know how I might fix this ??

Help always much appreciated !!

Thanks.

Mad yes


I hope it's not considered Necromancy it's a bit old thread. smile
I've just finished replaying VM Redemption and had the same problem with console when trying to enable God Mode. It just reported "unrecognised command".

Discussion here steered me toward solution, so here's how I enabled it:

I played it on laptop with Win XP. Laptop has non US keyboard so non US keyboard layout was set in Windows.

I just switched to standard US layout. And opened console with "shift" + "`"

That was the culprit!!! If you just open console by pressing "`" (key under "Esc") it wont work! It actually has to be "~" (without quotation marks of course).
Then all cheat codes entered worked. Hope this helps. smile
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 01/23/13 04:44 PM

Hi ya kloikju and welcome to GameBoomers. thanks so much for those instructions. I know they will be helpful. wave
Posted by: Mad

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 01/24/13 07:54 AM

Thank you, kloikju smile

Mine is a UK keyboard which often means slight differences where cheat codes are concerned !!

I haven't got back to Masquerade in a while but I'll certainly give your instructions a go when I do thumbsup
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 01/24/13 12:45 PM

Mad, I didn't know UK keyboards were different. Live and learn wave
Posted by: Mad

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 01/24/13 04:03 PM

Yes they are, looney4labs, even though only slightly.

But it wasn't until I first tried to use a cheat code that I found out myself !!

That's what you get for cheating, huh ?? lol lol
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Masquerade at GOG - 01/24/13 07:46 PM

rotfl