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Monkey island. Macbook. Parellels. Windows 7. Help!

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OK, yes - before anyone has a go at me - I have spent hours searching the forum trying to find advice that works with no avail!
I have a April born Aluminum mac book with a new parallels and a clean version of Windows 7.

I downloaded the game, - all fine.
Opened the game - TTG box comes up, launch the game and then that wonderful and oh so common "MonkeyIsland101.exe has stopped working".

So....
my drivers have been updated, the cames been opened with various different compatibility modes, on 32 bit color depth, at various different resolutions, but no. Its not playing ball.

I've also tried running it on Crossover game trial with no avail. Roughly the same thing happens - apart from the "stopped working" it says that the program has a vital error and must close. The furthest it gets is to a little picture of a skull and crossbones in the middle of the screen then....... GONE.

I have also tried uninstalling and re downloading, but theres no change.

Any Ideas? (apart from get a PC!)

Cheers,

Theo

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    DjNDB Moderator

    @Theo Davies said: Any Ideas? (apart from get a PC!)


    You already have one... If everything else fails install Windows natively with bootcamp.

    Have you also tried a different chapter than 101 or the Wallace & Gromit demo if you don't own one?

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    @Theo Davies said: OK, yes - before anyone has a go at me - I have spent hours searching the forum trying to find advice that works with no avail!
    I have a April born Aluminum mac book with a new parallels and a clean version of Windows 7.

    I downloaded the game, - all fine.
    Opened the game - TTG box comes up, launch the game and then that wonderful and oh so common "MonkeyIsland101.exe has stopped working".

    So....
    my drivers have been updated, the cames been opened with various different compatibility modes, on 32 bit color depth, at various different resolutions, but no. Its not playing ball.

    I've also tried running it on Crossover game trial with no avail. Roughly the same thing happens - apart from the "stopped working" it says that the program has a vital error and must close. The furthest it gets is to a little picture of a skull and crossbones in the middle of the screen then....... GONE.

    I have also tried uninstalling and re downloading, but theres no change.

    Any Ideas? (apart from get a PC!)

    Cheers,

    Theo

    It should work in CrossOver Games (that's how I've played all TOMI games on my Mac) but not in version 8.1.3 (the 8.1.3 release has a lot of changes from the previous one in order to improve Left 4 Dead 2 compatibility at the expense of other games. Codeweavers are working on it)).
    Download and install version 8.1.2 and install TOMI following the instructions on this page.
    The latter episodes (I think from Lair of the Leviathan on) are missing a .dll file (d3dx9_41.dll) which prevents them from running in CrossOver Games, but which you can find online or in the first two games' directories.
    Let me know if it works for you!

    Steve

  • The Legendary DjNDB!
    I have tried number 2 - again with no avail.

    I'll try what Steve says and I'll let you both know!
    But I'm still disappointed that my windows 7 wont play them....
    Any thoughts to why?

    T

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    DjNDB Moderator

    @Theo Davies said: The Legendary DjNDB!


    :D

    @Theo Davies said:
    But I'm still disappointed that my windows 7 wont play them....
    Any thoughts to why?
    T


    Have you updated directx inside windows 7?

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    DjNDB Moderator

    @Theo Davies said: Yup. Got Direct X 11.

    I think it always says that, but the games need fresh DirectX 9 components. You can run the DirectX Web installer to be sure.

  • Cant find crossover 8.1.2 anywhere. Not even torrent sites.
    Any suggetsions on where to get it or if an earlier version will work?
    DjNDB - I'll try that now.
    T

  • Tried that. tells me that I have a newer or equivalent version already.
    I think I've followed that link before anyhow.
    T

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    DjNDB Moderator

    @Theo Davies said: Any suggetsions on where to get it or if an earlier version will work?T

    Try this: CrossOver Games 8.1.2

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