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Re: Pandora's Box [Re: Mary] #995202
12/27/14 05:39 PM
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This is interesting. I've been playing Pandora's Box on my Windows 7 64 bit for quite a while now without any kind of patch. I simply chose to run it in XP service pack 2 and it worked. I just went back to see if it still worked. It does. I do have the puzzle game of the year edition. Does that make a difference?

Re: Pandora's Box [Re: Mary] #995205
12/27/14 05:53 PM
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All I know is mine is from 1999 and I don't believe it worked in XP but I'm not absolutely certain. I played it in Win 98.

Re: Pandora's Box [Re: JKEerie] #995233
12/27/14 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted By: JKEerie
I do have the puzzle game of the year edition. Does that make a difference?

Probably.
The ***description*** of the patch is
Quote:
These self-extracting, self-installing files install 2 modified files, "pandora.exe" and "langenu.dll". This patch fixes a bug specific to computers with new Pentium III processors , which produce the error "Unable to create DirectDraw surface. Make sure that DirectX is installed, and then try again." upon startup. If you do not have a computer with a Pentium III processor and do not recieve this error upon startup, then there is no need to patch your existing setup.


That lets you know about how old the patch is. Pentium III's were new in 1999, the same year the game was first published. The Game of the Year came out a year later, and probably includes the patch.

Re: Pandora's Box [Re: Mary] #1168735
11/11/18 06:06 AM
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Update: Pandora's Box (standard 1999 edition; I found my CD recently) doesn't work on Windows 10 out of the box. However, the Pandora10.exe patch fixes that. The patch is still available here (at CNet). Amazingly it doesn't even need compatibility mode.

Pretty impressive for a 20 year old game smile

Obviously it doesn't run at the high resolutions of modern screens, but I'm happy to put up with that for the quality of the game.

Re: Pandora's Box [Re: Mary] #1168739
11/11/18 06:49 AM
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I remember that game. It was a lot of fun. I will have to dig it out of my old games. I still have my old Sony gaming computer that I played it on!


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Re: Pandora's Box [Re: Mary] #1168779
11/11/18 02:16 PM
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It's good to know that the patch was able to get the 1999 version of the game working on Windows 10. I'll update the "Windows 10 and Games" thread.

Re: Pandora's Box [Re: Mary] #1168780
11/11/18 02:20 PM
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I'm still playing but am almost at the end. This is my third time playing the game. Good to know that I'll be able to play it again someday when I have Windows 10.

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