GAMEBOOMERS provides you with all the latest PC adventure computer games information, forum, walkthroughs, reviews and news.

GB Reviews

Latest & Upcoming Adventure Games

GB Annual Game Lists

GB Interviews

BAAGS

GB @ acebook

About Us

Walkthroughs

free games galore

Game Publishers & Developers

World of Adventure

Patches

GB @ witter

GameBoomers Store

Big Fish Games Homepage
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Forever Worlds - Stuck in Part 5 #135581
04/27/04 03:13 AM
04/27/04 03:13 AM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 241
Zurich, Switzerland
Chounette Offline OP
Settled Boomer
Chounette  Offline OP
Settled Boomer

Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 241
Zurich, Switzerland
First off, my game arrived with some small scratches near the edge of disk 2 mad . Since shipping costs are high here, and not really worth it with all this frustration, I don't feel like returning the game for an exchange. Anyways...

I'm playing under XP. I had no problems whatsoever until I came to the monkey (Fig. 35) in Part 2 where I got my first "can hear, but can't see" cut-scene. I selected the "Always On Top" preference for the DivX Player, and from then on, I could see the cut-scenes. A big thanks to "dadguy" Boomer thumbsup

Problem: I am now in the console room at the beginning of Part 5. My cursor changes into pan-mode and swings way too fast around the room! That's not the worst... I am unable to open the doors in this room. I just keep getting that pan-mode cursor. I can get out of it ok, and also used the x-key zoom out, but where ever I click, nothing happens. Also, I cannot save the game at this point! I keep clicking "ok" but nothing happens. Changing the graphic acceleration didn't help. Thank goodness I saved just before entering the portal.

I don't know if this a glitch, or because of the scratches on my disk.

Help! I was now wondering if someone could send me a saved game at the beginning of Part 5. Someone who's also used the walkthrough if possible, to make sure I have all the items.

thanks
Anne


~ A house is not a home until it has a cat ~
Re: Forever Worlds - Stuck in Part 5 #135582
04/27/04 05:41 AM
04/27/04 05:41 AM
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,947
Land of 10,000 Lakes
MrLipid Offline
Addicted Boomer
MrLipid  Offline
Addicted Boomer

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,947
Land of 10,000 Lakes
CYE. smile

Re: Forever Worlds - Stuck in Part 5 #135583
04/27/04 01:22 PM
04/27/04 01:22 PM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 39,568
southeast USA
Jenny100 Offline
GB Reviewer Glitches Moderator
Jenny100  Offline
GB Reviewer Glitches Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 39,568
southeast USA
You got this in XP?
I thought it was a Win 98 problem.

It may be related you your using the DivX Player instead of Windows Media Player 9. You really only need the DivX codec, but you do need Windows Media Player 9 and it has to be configured to play your avi files.
In any case, Mr. Lipid has saved games.

Re: Forever Worlds - Stuck in Part 5 #135584
04/27/04 01:52 PM
04/27/04 01:52 PM
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,947
Land of 10,000 Lakes
MrLipid Offline
Addicted Boomer
MrLipid  Offline
Addicted Boomer

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,947
Land of 10,000 Lakes
Quote:
Originally posted by Jenny100:
You got this in XP?
I thought it was a Win 98 problem.
Actually, it's a problem when there is too much video of any sort in a single node. Some video cards appear to handle it better than others. This is the same problem that crops up in the Administration Office.

Quote:
In any case, Mr. Lipid has saved games.
I've recently expanded my fine line of saved games to enable discriminating players to fully savor the joy and wonder that it the last act of Forever Worlds. A discreet e-mail is all it takes to partake of this lush and succulent bounty. wink

Re: Forever Worlds - Stuck in Part 5 #135585
04/30/04 04:38 PM
04/30/04 04:38 PM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,322
Victoria, BC
GeeGee Offline
Addicted Boomer
GeeGee  Offline
Addicted Boomer

Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,322
Victoria, BC
Hi Mr. Lipid - looks like you are the person to talk to re problems re video in Forever Worlds game. I too, am having problems at start of Part 5 - just like person at beginning of this thread described. Have downloaded DivX and Media Player 9 as suggested and installed them. Now how do I configure them to make the game work properly? Many thanks for any help you can give me here. wave

Re: Forever Worlds - Stuck in Part 5 #135586
04/30/04 05:32 PM
04/30/04 05:32 PM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 39,568
southeast USA
Jenny100 Offline
GB Reviewer Glitches Moderator
Jenny100  Offline
GB Reviewer Glitches Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 39,568
southeast USA
If you have Win XP, you've probably done all you need to.
Which video card do you have? It seems there are problems with some video cards, even on XP.

Re: Forever Worlds - Stuck in Part 5 #135587
04/30/04 07:34 PM
04/30/04 07:34 PM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,322
Victoria, BC
GeeGee Offline
Addicted Boomer
GeeGee  Offline
Addicted Boomer

Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,322
Victoria, BC
I have ATI for my video card. Thanks for your quick reply to my post. Do you know if the ATI card is a problem here?

Re: Forever Worlds - Stuck in Part 5 #135588
04/30/04 08:20 PM
04/30/04 08:20 PM
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,947
Land of 10,000 Lakes
MrLipid Offline
Addicted Boomer
MrLipid  Offline
Addicted Boomer

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,947
Land of 10,000 Lakes
GeeGee,

CYE. smile

Re: Forever Worlds - Stuck in Part 5 #135589
05/01/04 12:46 AM
05/01/04 12:46 AM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,322
Victoria, BC
GeeGee Offline
Addicted Boomer
GeeGee  Offline
Addicted Boomer

Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,322
Victoria, BC
Mr. Lipid - Many many thanks! happydance You really saved my bacon. bravo

Re: Forever Worlds - Stuck in Part 5 #135590
05/01/04 08:35 AM
05/01/04 08:35 AM
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,947
Land of 10,000 Lakes
MrLipid Offline
Addicted Boomer
MrLipid  Offline
Addicted Boomer

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,947
Land of 10,000 Lakes
GeeGee,

You are very, very welcome. smile Glad the saved games got you through.

Re: Forever Worlds - Stuck in Part 5 #135591
05/03/04 06:15 PM
05/03/04 06:15 PM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,800
Ardsley, New York
L
Llewton Offline
Addicted Boomer
Llewton  Offline
Addicted Boomer
L

Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,800
Ardsley, New York
I can't get any of my saved games to open up. I'm up to where I've just been carried off by the bird to the cliff. Went to open that save after shutting down and couldn't. Any suggestions, Mr L. Jenny, anyone? Thanks in advance.

Bill


If the world didn't suck would we all fall off
Now playing Post Mortem, Midnight Nowhere and Still Life
Re: Forever Worlds - Stuck in Part 5 #135592
05/03/04 06:45 PM
05/03/04 06:45 PM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 39,568
southeast USA
Jenny100 Offline
GB Reviewer Glitches Moderator
Jenny100  Offline
GB Reviewer Glitches Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 39,568
southeast USA
What happens if you start a new game, then try to load one of the saves?

Re: Forever Worlds - Stuck in Part 5 #135593
05/03/04 06:53 PM
05/03/04 06:53 PM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,800
Ardsley, New York
L
Llewton Offline
Addicted Boomer
Llewton  Offline
Addicted Boomer
L

Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,800
Ardsley, New York
Will give it a try Jenny, however once the game starts doen't it always begin with the boat? I don't recall an actual new game option. Thanks for the quick reply.

Bill


If the world didn't suck would we all fall off
Now playing Post Mortem, Midnight Nowhere and Still Life
Re: Forever Worlds - Stuck in Part 5 #135594
05/03/04 06:54 PM
05/03/04 06:54 PM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 39,568
southeast USA
Jenny100 Offline
GB Reviewer Glitches Moderator
Jenny100  Offline
GB Reviewer Glitches Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 39,568
southeast USA
Yeah. It seems to start a new game every time.
But try playing a little, making a save, and then trying to load it. If it works, try loading one of the old ones.

Re: Forever Worlds - Stuck in Part 5 #135595
05/03/04 07:13 PM
05/03/04 07:13 PM
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,947
Land of 10,000 Lakes
MrLipid Offline
Addicted Boomer
MrLipid  Offline
Addicted Boomer

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,947
Land of 10,000 Lakes
Look in the GameData folder. What is the size of the saved games that won't load? A proper saved game should be 40-41KB.

Re: Forever Worlds - Stuck in Part 5 #135596
05/03/04 07:47 PM
05/03/04 07:47 PM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,800
Ardsley, New York
L
Llewton Offline
Addicted Boomer
Llewton  Offline
Addicted Boomer
L

Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,800
Ardsley, New York
That's exactly the size of the saved game Mr L, same as the other saves, but other than one at the beginning none of them will load.


If the world didn't suck would we all fall off
Now playing Post Mortem, Midnight Nowhere and Still Life
Re: Forever Worlds - Stuck in Part 5 #135597
05/03/04 08:13 PM
05/03/04 08:13 PM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 39,568
southeast USA
Jenny100 Offline
GB Reviewer Glitches Moderator
Jenny100  Offline
GB Reviewer Glitches Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 39,568
southeast USA
I'll send you one of my saves that I think is right after the bird drops you off.
Check your email in a couple of minutes and see if that one loads. It goes in the GameData folder that's inside the Forever Worlds folder.

Re: Forever Worlds - Stuck in Part 5 #135598
05/03/04 08:54 PM
05/03/04 08:54 PM
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,947
Land of 10,000 Lakes
MrLipid Offline
Addicted Boomer
MrLipid  Offline
Addicted Boomer

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,947
Land of 10,000 Lakes
Quote:
Originally posted by Llewton:
That's exactly the size of the saved game Mr L, same as the other saves, but other than one at the beginning none of them will load.
You've probably mentioned this already somewhere, but I'll ask again. Are you running the DivX player or Windows Media Player Series 9?

Someone else ran into this problem, uninstalled the DivX player, installed WMP9, and then ran a video before loading the game.

Yeah, it's a lot of work, but that was the only way this player could get previously saved games to load.

The symptom -- only the first saved game would load -- was the same.

Re: Forever Worlds - Stuck in Part 5 #135599
05/04/04 12:06 PM
05/04/04 12:06 PM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,800
Ardsley, New York
L
Llewton Offline
Addicted Boomer
Llewton  Offline
Addicted Boomer
L

Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,800
Ardsley, New York
I followed your "secret sauce recipe" to the letter Mr Lipid. I loaded only the codec and have the latest version of Media player. I play a movie before playing the game then start it up. The opening sequence and the game load come on then the opening sequence with the boat, however I can't, as stated, get any of my saves to work.
Thanks for the saved game Jenny, will see if it works tonight, however I might just give up on this one if I have to ask for saved games everytime I stop playing and go to resume again (already got a saved game from MaG).
Happy gaming all,
Bill


If the world didn't suck would we all fall off
Now playing Post Mortem, Midnight Nowhere and Still Life
Re: Forever Worlds - Stuck in Part 5 #135600
05/04/04 12:12 PM
05/04/04 12:12 PM
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,947
Land of 10,000 Lakes
MrLipid Offline
Addicted Boomer
MrLipid  Offline
Addicted Boomer

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,947
Land of 10,000 Lakes
Bill,

What are your system specs? How beefy is your video card? Wondering if this might be a texture loading problem. think

Re: Forever Worlds - Stuck in Part 5 #135601
05/04/04 12:16 PM
05/04/04 12:16 PM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,800
Ardsley, New York
L
Llewton Offline
Addicted Boomer
Llewton  Offline
Addicted Boomer
L

Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,800
Ardsley, New York
Athalon 900 784 Ram,ATI Radeon 7000 64 MB, Soundblaster16 Pci, running on Windows 98 SE.


If the world didn't suck would we all fall off
Now playing Post Mortem, Midnight Nowhere and Still Life
Re: Forever Worlds - Stuck in Part 5 #135602
05/04/04 01:52 PM
05/04/04 01:52 PM
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,947
Land of 10,000 Lakes
MrLipid Offline
Addicted Boomer
MrLipid  Offline
Addicted Boomer

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,947
Land of 10,000 Lakes
That should be enough. If you'd like, you could send me one of your non-loading saved games and I could see if it will load on my system. If your saved game loads on my system, it will help us narrow the search a bit.

Re: Forever Worlds - Stuck in Part 5 #135603
05/04/04 02:26 PM
05/04/04 02:26 PM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,800
Ardsley, New York
L
Llewton Offline
Addicted Boomer
Llewton  Offline
Addicted Boomer
L

Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,800
Ardsley, New York
Will do tonight. Thanks


If the world didn't suck would we all fall off
Now playing Post Mortem, Midnight Nowhere and Still Life
Re: Forever Worlds - Stuck in Part 5 #135604
05/04/04 06:25 PM
05/04/04 06:25 PM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,800
Ardsley, New York
L
Llewton Offline
Addicted Boomer
Llewton  Offline
Addicted Boomer
L

Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,800
Ardsley, New York
Hi Jenny,
The weirdness gets deeper. The saved game you sent me me at first didn't work yet when I moved my Mountain save that didn't work and renamed your save mountain it worked. Go figure. Just hope I don't need a saved game everytime I stop playing and then try to resume from a save where I left off. Thanks again for your help with this one.

Bill


If the world didn't suck would we all fall off
Now playing Post Mortem, Midnight Nowhere and Still Life
Re: Forever Worlds - Stuck in Part 5 #135605
05/04/04 08:11 PM
05/04/04 08:11 PM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 39,568
southeast USA
Jenny100 Offline
GB Reviewer Glitches Moderator
Jenny100  Offline
GB Reviewer Glitches Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 39,568
southeast USA
That is weird. It sounds like the problem was caused by something different from what Mr. Lipid mentioned, even though the symptom was the same.

Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

Who's Online Now
2 registered members (Taintedfury, Marian), 10 guests, and 4 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Staff, Mod
Newest Members
Dinoboards, Splittown, klimovsky, chellechris1225, sandrar
9070 Registered Users
Powered by UBB.threads™