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#1 canond

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 01:57 AM

Finally got this game. When I run it (it's the windows version) with compatibility mode and all it says windows title not found and crashes. Help, anyone?

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 02:06 AM

I'm assuming you have XP smile.gif

Go download DOSbox, and run it from there. You'll have to mount both the CD Drive and your C: Drive (or whatever drive you have it installed on smile.gif ) - and it'll work smile.gif

I've personally never used DOSbox with the Windows version, but I've heard tales of yayness of it working smile.gif I usually play the DOS version, without the voices, since I don't have to worry about most of the errors in that. smile.gif

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#3 canond

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 05:43 PM

The windows version on DOSBOX? When I try to run it is says "This program cannot be run in DOS mode." Could you point me to how I can get it to run in DOSBOX?

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 06:13 PM

Oh, also during the installation it said right at the end, can't decompress resource.sfx or something like that and <DCOMPAUD> cant open audio file. Does anyone know why this is?

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 08:32 PM

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You should just be able to run the 'sierraw.exe' file, assuming you've set your res to 256 colours, and it should work fine.


This is what Spikey has to say in another thread about running the Windows version.
...bruiseless breath / Frosts the sweet solemnity of star-embracing night,
Purpled, music loud as silence; Is this dreaming death?


Sounds Sublime... Because Music Ought to be a Banquet for the Senses...

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 01:41 AM

Wow, someone's speaking for me now. wink.gif

Where you running the file off? The CD, or the QFG4 folder on your hard disk? Try running in 256 colours, sure. Good idea.

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 05:13 PM

I'm running it off the folder in my harddrive. Yep, it runs says windows title not found and crashes after setting compatibility and 256 color.

Edited by canond, 25 August 2005 - 05:14 PM.


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Posted 26 August 2005 - 03:04 AM

Uh, actually, try using the link from your start menu. 'Start- All programs- Sierra- Shadows of Darkness'. I seem to remember that was the only way I could get it workin'.

You may need a CD or virtual CD to do that though.

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 05:20 PM

Success!

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 06:04 PM

I'm glad to hear it!

I'll "sticky" a help link to this topic...

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 12:27 PM

If it says windows title not found then the game cant fin RESOURCE.WIN. U could check the shortcut if its there, thats how i fixed it (specially since i cant play in dos)