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Tales of Monkey Island on Windows 7

posted by Clonefreak1 on - last edited - Viewed by 610 users

It just doesn't work is that because windows 7 sucks and doesn't play games

i have a Pentium 4 3ghz with 1 gb ram
with a nVidia GeForce FX5600 (256 mb ram)

is this up to snuff or is it windows 7

(i've also tried running the compatibility mode doesn't work)

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    DjNDB Moderator

    I've seen people playing on windows 7.
    Your system should be fine as well.

    Which chapter are you talking about?

    Do you get any error message or what happens?

    Have you updated all your drivers and made sure your display's color depth is set to 32 bit?

  • the first episode, and supposedly the drivers are all updated (via the automatic update system)....
    but like it locks up or freezes or sometimes it says i'm not clicking on the original file!
    I've tried going into the folder that its installed and running it from there but it wouldn't run either....
    i guess i need to mess with it becuae if people CAN play it on 7 then i'm doing something wrong

    thanks for clearing that up

  • Ah, I remember this. Windows7 has a couple of bugs if you try to start a program from the start menu or pin them to the task bar (it would start them using the user directory as the launch path and ToMI doesn't like that). You really have to go the directory, otherwise it won't work. Aside from that I didn't have any issues.

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    DjNDB Moderator

    Let's try some things.

    First make sure your installer was not corrupted during download:
    Create an MD5 Checksum for the installer and compare it to these ones.
    ad3f461222ae16278a92e823b77ce6b9 *ToMI_SiegeOfSpinnerCay_Setup.exe
    be68bcba18fb566a1bdd8ed6fc717325 *LaunchOfTheScreamingNarwhal_Setup.exe


    Then let's look under the hood of your system.

    Press the windows key on your keyboard or click on the start menu. Type in "dxdiag" and hit enter.

    Now click on the button that says "save all information".
    It will prompt you to save a file. Save it where you can find it.


    Now you have two options to make it accessible to us. Pick the one that works best for you:
    [LIST=1]
    [*]If you know how, you can zip the file and attach it to a message.

    [*] You can upload it to Rapidshare and copy the link to the file into a new message.
    [/LIST]

  • okay i'm going to do what you just told me to do but...
    i double checked the drivers and installed from nvidia the actual driver not the one that 7 supposedly installs and i get to the title screen now and it locks up (that was more then i was getting before!)
    i'm going to double check to see if the driver needs to be updated!

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    DjNDB Moderator

    Okay. Just post when you're ready.

  • We really need a thread for those standard instructions. Don't forget to update your DirectX installation along with it

  • Yeah, I'm going to try to update the support FAQ in the near future. I "cleaned up" the stickies today, but the FAQ is a bit of a larger undertaking.

  • FYI, MI is working fine for me on Windows 7. I've done nothing out of the ordinary either, just installed it and played it. Only problem is that the mouse movement is really, really slow and jerky. Not sure if this is just how it is, or if something is wrong. Tired it on my nVidia Quadro and my internal ATI Radeon x3100 - sucks on both.

  • Oh, and I've used the automatic drivers for ATI and nVidia. Nothing at all downloaded or manually updated on my system other than windows updates.

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