Sherlock Holmes: Mystery of the Mummy

Posted by: aserID

Sherlock Holmes: Mystery of the Mummy - 01/09/13 01:11 AM

Hey, gang! I need a little
help with this game!

When I bought this game some
years ago I failed to notice
that Windows XP, which is
what I have, isn't listed
under the game's system re-
quirements.

Is it not possible to play
such a game successfully? It
loaded well on my XP, but I
can't seem to save my progress
at any point, which results in
my having to start over each
time I began to play.

Is there anything I can do to
be able to play it? The game
isn't new, but I really like it.

Help!!

Aser
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: Sherlock Holmes: Mystery of the Mummy - 01/09/13 04:50 AM

aser to save a game click on the book on the bottom left corner of the screen. That will take you to the main menu. Select save to access the save menu.
Click on one of the 6 available squares and your game will be saved. Once all 6 slots are used you will have to write over one to save another game. Just click on a previous saved game and you will be prompted to overwrite that game with a new save. Hope this helps. Good Luck and enjoy the game!
Posted by: Rushes

Re: Sherlock Holmes: Mystery of the Mummy - 01/09/13 07:37 AM

Thanks, Gerry!

There shouldn't be any general problems running it under XP. It should even install and play on most, if not all Win 7 systems. Have fun. smile
Posted by: aserID

Re: Sherlock Holmes: Mystery of the Mummy - 01/09/13 11:30 PM

Gerry and Rushes-

Thanks for your response,
but, apparently, I didn't
make myself clear. Sorry
for the confusion.

My problem stems from not
being able to save; that is,
when I've gone from the main
menu to the save menu, then
clicked on a slot to save my
game, nothing happens. I've
even tried saving on different
slots, to no avail.

As I said earlier, the game
loaded well, but being able to
begin from the point I left
off is impossible since I've not
been able to save. I've played
and saved games before, but this
is the first time this has happened!

I do appreciate your help, gang.
Either the game is bad, or I'm doing
something wrong. I've no doubt it's
the latter.

Thanks, again, Garry and Rushes!


Aser
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: Sherlock Holmes: Mystery of the Mummy - 01/10/13 04:38 AM

Aser try playing the game in compatibility mode and then try saving while in compatibility mode.
Posted by: Rushes

Re: Sherlock Holmes: Mystery of the Mummy - 01/10/13 10:03 AM

I'll move this thread to Glitches, as it's more of a tech issue. luck
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: Sherlock Holmes: Mystery of the Mummy - 01/10/13 01:36 PM

Try what Kaki's Sister suggested. If that doesn't work, try uninstalling the game and reinstalling into your My Documents folder instead of into C:\Program Files.
Posted by: aserID

Re: Sherlock Holmes: Mystery of the Mummy - 01/12/13 11:21 PM

Hey,gang. Still here, trying to save!

I reinstalled the game under My Docu-
ments -- no luck! I don't know about
compatibility mode -- don't know how
to get there!

What's strange here is that, a few years
ago I played this same game halfway
through with no problems whatsoever!
Now that I'm trying to finish it, I
can't get to the Save feature! I
never had to switch to anything --
everything just took care of itself!

I had a new hard drive installed a few
week ago and was told it wouldn't affect
my playing games. Is this true?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

Aser
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: Sherlock Holmes: Mystery of the Mummy - 01/13/13 05:54 AM

Aser do this to put game in compatibility mode.


Right-click the game shortcut (or the game exe) --> Properties --> Compatibility tab --> set the dropdown box to Windows compatibility.

Maybe this will help.
Posted by: aserID

Re: Sherlock Holmes: Mystery of the Mummy - 01/14/13 11:48 PM

Hey, gang! I made it!
The game is playing great!

I still don't understand why
I didn't have any problems
playing this game a few years
ago-- I was halfway through
then. But-- WHATEVER!!
I'm just glad it's working!

I did experience a glitch while
playing a few minutes ago though.
Start-Up Manager(?) suddenly
appeared saying it had to check
for updates(?). It wiped out my
game at that point and no up-
dates ever loaded that I could
see. But, that's okay. I just
started over from the last saved
point.

I'm one happy gamer, gang!

Thanks, again!

Aser





Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: Sherlock Holmes: Mystery of the Mummy - 01/15/13 04:59 AM

Aser you can turn off the automatic updates while you are playing a game. Programs running in the background can often cause problems like that while you play. What finally did the trick and allowed you to save games? sherlock
Posted by: aserID

Re: Sherlock Holmes: Mystery of the Mummy - 01/15/13 11:31 PM

Gerry-

You ask what I did to finally allow me
to start saving games?

I really don't know, Gerry. Maybe you
can figure it out.

The "read me" file suggests any programs
running in the background be shut down, so
I shut down my anti-virus program. This was
a HUGH mistake because it took me several
hours to get it back! Even then, nothing
worked.

You suggested I play in compatibility mode.
Well, I tried the compatibility-settings tab
under Tools, but, again, nothing worked.
Then you suggested I right-click on the short-
cut icon to get to compatibility mode. I did
this and set it for "Windows 98/Windows Me."
Again, nothing worked. After this, I just
gave up and shut down the computer.

Much later, I decided to play again, tried
saving again, and it worked!

So, did shutting down my anti-virus program
trigger the savings feature, or was it the
compatibility mode you suggested? Or -- was
it because my computer was shut down for
several hours?

I don't know.

Thanks, Gerry.
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: Sherlock Holmes: Mystery of the Mummy - 01/16/13 05:08 AM

Your antivirus running in the background can definitely effect the game and could have prevented you from saving a game. Compatibility mode can also help keep an old game running well. Have Fun!
Posted by: aserID

Re: Sherlock Holmes: Mystery of the Mummy - 01/16/13 11:33 PM


Gerry-

Thanks for all of your help!

Aser

Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: Sherlock Holmes: Mystery of the Mummy - 01/19/13 05:30 AM

Your welcome Aser. Enjoy!