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Re: What is happening to Adventure Games? #116498
02/03/05 02:59 PM
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Solver,

Have you checked to make sure that your system has the latest drivers and Direct-X installed? I always check before installing a new game - the one time I didn't (Schizm 1) I couldn't get the game to work at all. Also, check to make sure that you have the latest version of your BIOS installed. And if you don't have lots of memory, the game may not install because it runs out of memory before it can finish installing.


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Re: What is happening to Adventure Games? #116499
02/03/05 05:52 PM
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Hello Christine...
As I mentioned sometime back when it comes to
installing XP games my track record is about 99%
so my drivers,Direct-x and so forth are good to
go...
but I am presently trying to install Atlantis.the
lost tales [1997] and Odyssey [2000]with no
success what with Utilities and Patches and what
not...
Thank you for your input...SOLVER

Re: What is happening to Adventure Games? #116500
02/04/05 04:51 PM
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I totally agree with SOLVER, installing games can be incredibly frustrating! I have XP Pro, but more often than not, I have to play in Windows 95, 98 or 2000 compatibility even though the box says XP. I've also had two games I couldn't play at all. It makes me feel cheated, like there is no truth in advertising. Of course, it doesn't help that I don't really know that much about computerand I get really stressed-out making all the changes. I don't know what I would do without the help of this great 'boomer community... But I just love to play these games!

Re: What is happening to Adventure Games? #116501
02/04/05 10:24 PM
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Hi solver, that really bums me out that your having problems installing atlantis the lost tales because I have that game but havent installed it since I switched to xp home edition.I really liked that series.It really kinda saddens me to think that now I may not be able to play it anymore.


Remember it's only a game.Or is it?
Re: What is happening to Adventure Games? #116502
02/08/05 02:22 PM
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Solver, I would find someone who is computer savvy and do what my husband did for me so that I could play some of the older games.

He "partitioned" my computer's hard drive - and on one of the partitions he installed WIN98. Now, when I boot up my computer, it asks me whether I want to boot WIN-XP or WIN98.

I had never finished Lighthouse so once my husband did that I rebooted my computer, chose WIN98 to boot up, installed Lighthouse, and I was playing!


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Re: What is happening to Adventure Games? #116503
02/08/05 07:13 PM
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I also feel that more and more often the specs listed on the box aren't the specs that it takes to really run the game. Even though the minimum requirements are listed, it usually takes the recommended requirements. In addition, the game companies almost never list a special video card that is needed, or cards that won't work with the game. I just wish they would truthfully list what they know about the requirements so that I won't buy a game that has no chance of working on my computer. I've learned to do a lot of research and asking on this board before I buy a new game.


What lies behind you and what lies before you are tiny matters compared to what lies within you.
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Re: What is happening to Adventure Games? #116504
02/09/05 01:08 PM
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Hello Christine...
Your last reply in regard to 'partitioning my
Computer hard drive' really made me sit up and
pay attention...

I have delved into 'Help and Support'...clear as
mud...Is it possible for you, and/or your 'genius
husband'to give me a 'run down' on what it takes
to accomplish this procedure?

I am totally curious...SOLVER

Re: What is happening to Adventure Games? #116505
02/09/05 07:50 PM
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Hello Solver!

My hubbie is a computer designer, so I'll get him to write up a "run down" on what he did and email it to the email address listed in your profile.

We won't be home tonight, so look for his response in a couple of days.


Christine
Re: What is happening to Adventure Games? #116506
02/13/05 01:07 PM
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Hello Christine...

I am looking forward to the run down that you
said your husband would prepare telling me how to
'partition my hard drive'...so possibly I could
do what you do in regard to WIN98 and WINXP...

In the meantime I posted in 'GLITCHES' to see
what they have to say and a couple of replies
scared the 'bejeepers' out of me...I shall
continue my 'research quest' til I hear from you!
SOLVER

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