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tex murphy overseer HELP!! #976408
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dir sir.
i downloded this game from,(gog.com),problem it does
not work,when clicking the shortcut,a error massege
comes up saying,(mpeg2 driver error),there is a option
called config,and this error message tels this to me
goto config,pick a device driver,when i do so,it says
(mpeg II device),(Xing mpeg II),i canot contact ,(gog)
they never reply,maybe someone can help ?
i thank in advance
by the way i have seen that steam,also sells it,but i have no promise it will work,also i think that at steam
if you download something,you canot keep it,but if you
want you can play it by them,i am not so sure.
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From the GOG forum:

Originally Posted By: PoisonedPawn
Just got the video working. Downloaded the ffdshow application from the link in the thread below and while installing told it to decode MPEG-2.

http://www.gog.com/forum/tex_murphy_series/no_sound_in_movies

Here's the direct link to the file on Source Forge: sourceforge.net/projects/ffdshow-tryout/

Thanks to everyone for their help!

Can someone quote this so I can mark your post as the solution? Can't mark your own post smile

Re: tex murphy overseer HELP!! [Re: samuel] #976461
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Did you get the game working? I just downloaded it from GOG where I bought it years ago and am playing it now. Played good. Tex sure looks young. Been years since I played it.
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Re: tex murphy overseer HELP!! [Re: samuel] #976937
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I can't say about the GOG version, but there is a patch that adds additional mpeg2 drivers to the dropdown list in the game options. You can try selecting one of the other drivers. Be careful about applying that patch to the GOG release, though as it will overwrite their patched EXE and it will then need the game disc to run.

Does anyone know if the GOG version is the DVD or CD version?


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Re: tex murphy overseer HELP!! [Re: Collector] #976938
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Originally Posted By: Collector


Does anyone know if the GOG version is the DVD or CD version?


My understanding is that the GOG version started out as the CD version but towards the end of last year it was updated to the DVD version.

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My copy included both the CDs and the DVD. The DVD has noticeably better videos. Not sure if this was one of the ones that GOG used my installer to help prepare their package.


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Re: tex murphy overseer HELP!! [Re: samuel] #977000
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Mine is the same Collector - and yes, the DVD version was much better. The only problem with it was its rather limited support for hardware. Just because you owned a DVD player when the game was released didn't ensure you could actually play it.

Judging by the quality of my GOG version, I'd have to say it's the CD material - hard to say. Someone still needs to trap that nagging error message you get under Windows 7.

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I get the same nagging error message on win xp and win 7. What could it be.

I just start playing the game and it crashed to my desktop.Should I change the compatibility mode. What else should I change. The game won't play on 7. I played two hrs. on my xp and it played fine. I'm still trying to get the hang of win 7. Thanks
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Originally Posted By: InlandAZ
Mine is the same Collector - and yes, the DVD version was much better. The only problem with it was its rather limited support for hardware. Just because you owned a DVD player when the game was released didn't ensure you could actually play it.

Judging by the quality of my GOG version, I'd have to say it's the CD material - hard to say. Someone still needs to trap that nagging error message you get under Windows 7.


That was what the TEX5B104 patch was supposed to address. Before the patch it only lists about four different drivers. The patch adds about a dozen more. Again, I warn GOG users that applying the patch may make the game start asking for the DVD.


Don't know if it is something that I might be able to solve or not, but what is the error message in Win7?


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My GOG version works straight out of the box for me on Win7 64bit, K-lite codec pack installed. I just get a "Error: Error code does not indicate an error" error, but it doesn't seem to affect gameplay.

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That was what the TEX5B104 patch was supposed to address. Before the patch it only lists about four different drivers. The patch adds about a dozen more. Again, I warn GOG users that applying the patch may make the game start asking for the DVD.


There's no need to apply the 1.04 update in the GOG version - it's already patched. You can find the readme in the install folder.

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I tried two other games and they played good. It's overseer I'm having trouble with. The game played but without sound. In the right side in the inventory that little magdefine glass isn't highlighted,but as far as the game playing it's ok.
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Originally Posted By: kjos
I tried two other games and they played good. It's overseer I'm having trouble with. The game played but without sound. In the right side in the inventory that little magdefine glass isn't highlighted,but as far as the game playing it's ok.
Richard


Are you specifying "Use FFDSHOW" when you start the game? It seems to correct the missing sound problem for me.

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I don't see use FFDSHOW at tbe start of the game I will uninstall and reinstall it again
As soon as I start the game I get 4 colored circles
Red is-hidden fax window
yellow is--GOG.com downloader start
yellow superantispyware professional trial
yellow-windows live messenger (off line)
I have no idea what that means. I can click on them

No wonder it won't work on win 7. I never really looked before.

Genre:
Adventure - FPP - Detective-mystery
Works on:
Windows (XP, Vista)
Languages:
English
Modes:
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Released:
March 13, 1998
Size:
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Company:
Access Software / Wordplay LLC

Minimum system requirements - Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512 recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 8.1 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboar

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Re: tex murphy overseer HELP!! [Re: samuel] #977169
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Quote:
I don't see use FFDSHOW at tbe start of the game I will uninstall and reinstall it again
As soon as I start the game I get 4 colored circles
Red is-hidden fax window
yellow is--GOG.com downloader start
yellow superantispyware professional trial
yellow-windows live messenger (off line)
I have no idea what that means. I can click on them


That's from the launcher - it want's you to close the applications in red. You can generally ignore that screen. But, just after that you "should" see the FFDSHOW options. If you chose to never display the options again (at the bottom), that's probably why you don't see it.

Go into you C: drive and find the GOG Games folder - rename OVERSEER to something else, and reinstall the game. The next time you start it, you should see the FFDSHOW options. Choose "Always use FFDSHOW".

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I downloaded the game again what should I do when I get the first screen. Should I press any of the colored buttons.
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I ignore them, it's the second set of options, for FFDSHOW, you want to setup.

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I downloaded the game completely so there wasn't any files left on the hard drive. Installed the game again but I never got FFDSHOW. The game played okay but I don't have any sound.
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Peruse to C:\GOG Games\Overseer - do you see a file named TEX5B104.TXT? Also, did you rename the original folder before you reinstalled?

Edit -

One other thing to check - when the game starts - Select CONFIG from the in game settings. Under Video, the default MPEG2 player for this version should be set to XING MPEG II.

Edit II -

Apparently when you select "Always Use" in the FFDSHOW options, a REG key under HKCU\GNU is defined - renaming the key and restarting the game will once again display the FFDSHOW options, but then there's no Sound... I'm going to have to dig a bit deeper for this one...

Edit smile

Well, if you rename the registry key to GNUORG and restart the game, you will eventually get sound... Just not for the intro (which is weird). I'd give it a shot, start REGEDIT and peruse to HKCU\GNU and rename it... then start the game - make sure you select "Always Use" for FFDSHOW.

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Or just edit CheckerLevel back to 0 in the sentry.ini file in the game's directory to show the launcher again.


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Funny when Tex is in his office alone with nobody around he is talking and I have sound I can hear him. When he uses the video phone I can hear everything. When other people are with him I get no sound.
This is what I got back from GOG.
Hello
I'm afraid that your operating system is not supported in this game. It was released after the game's initial GOG release, and we weren't able to make the game work reliably on our test computers running that system. Because of this, this system is not listed among the compatible ones on the product page. I apologize for the inconvenience.
Do you have access to a different PC that has Windows XP or Vista installed, and meets the game's minimal requirements?
Regards
Genoan
GOG.com Support

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Originally Posted By: Collector
Or just edit CheckerLevel back to 0 in the sentry.ini file in the game's directory to show the launcher again.


Very cool Collector - I'd never have put that one together smile

Edit - Actually that has no affect on the FFDSHOW options, at least on my game.

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Are you playing overseer? I give up on the game will go back to xp and it will work fine there.
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I've played through 40 minutes or so - The only way I could restore sound completely was to uninstall the game, delete the GNU registry key and reinstall. Doing it any other way failed to create the ffdshow_audio keys, which appear to be used for the opening sequences. I suppose it makes sense, because its playing the DVD video files at that point.

Start REGEDIT and peruse to -

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\GNU
ffdshow
ffdshow_audio

If you don't see ffdshow_audio - you won't hear the DVD audio.

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Re: tex murphy overseer HELP!! [Re: samuel] #977353
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Where do you find regedit. I'm new to 7 still trying to find my way around. I didn't have any trouble with xp. this is all new to me. thank you
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