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posted by mithrandiryod on - last edited - Viewed by 676 users

I currently am testing the RC for Win 7 and will be upgrading on release. I purchased Sam and Max S1 and will be playing TMI as soon as its released. Currently I have installed Sam and Max on my laptop running XP and it runs fine, but when I install it on Win 7 the sound works but there is no video and no control. I did try to run the game in Virtual XP but SecureROM wouldn't allow it due to a debugging program working.

Any advice on getting this to run on Win 7 or getting it to run in the Virtual XP environment. I'd like to play this on my desktop.

Currently Running:
Win 7 64-bit
Intel i7 Quad: Low
6 Gigs of Ram
Video Card: GEForce 6400 512MB I believe
Plenty of Hard Drive Space

Any thoughts? (and I know that the games are rated on Vista and XP, but I would think that Win 7 would be generally ok)

Thanks,

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  • It may be a case of driver support. Definitely make sure your all of your drivers and directX are as up to date as possible for Windows 7. Not sure how well they carry over from previous versions I'm afraid.

  • Honestly, thank you for recommending that. My video card had just put out a new driver set for x64 and now it's running great. Every so often it will minimize the whole game to the start bar, but all you have to do is simply click to get back in. It's annoying, but manageable, and probably has to do with a Win 7 setting.

    Thanks again,

  • Same problem for me - I am using Windows 7 on Parallels (all latest versions) and when I try to launch Tales of Monkey Island - it just crashes and says 101.exe has stopped working.. Really Really frustrating!

  • When Windows 7 launches in October, everything should be sorted out by then.... right? :confused:

  • Well the problem isn't necessarily Win7 itself. Usually with new operating systems, it takes a while for people to write decent drivers for it. It took MONTHS for decent Vista drivers to come out, which made games almost unplayable on most video cards.

  • I had the same problem and it seems that the culprit was my anti-virus software (I'm running F-Secure Internet Security Technology Preview 9.5). Disabling it allows the game to run fine.

    Another problem arises, however. The shortcuts in the start menu and games explorer don't work. I have to run MonkeyIsland101.exe from the game's folder manually, otherwise I get the "Could not load game data!" error.

  • I think that might just be a problem with the installer not working 100% right in 7. You can probably delete those and create a new shortcut that actually will work. I could be wrong though.

  • @jassemon said: I had the same problem and it seems that the culprit was my anti-virus software (I'm running F-Secure Internet Security Technology Preview 9.5). Disabling it allows the game to run fine.

    Another problem arises, however. The shortcuts in the start menu and games explorer don't work. I have to run MonkeyIsland101.exe from the game's folder manually, otherwise I get the "Could not load game data!" error.

    Oh god thank you! Same error with F-Secure Internet Security Technology for W7
    God damn I hate AV software.

  • Whatever your issues are, I can safely assure you it's NOT Windows 7 bugging out, my W7 system (which has both x32 and x64 of RC build 7100) runs all TTG games fine.
    Outdated drivers (look for W7-specific drivers, do not just install Vista drivers - while it may work, it's more than likely will flip out at some point), and/or background applications are most likely the source of the problem.

  • @Will said: Well the problem isn't necessarily Win7 itself. Usually with new operating systems, it takes a while for people to write decent drivers for it. It took MONTHS for decent Vista drivers to come out, which made games almost unplayable on most video cards.

    You think a decent driver will be around by the time it comes out, though? After all, the beta's been out for a while (and I think I read somewhere that it's supposed to be more gaming-friendly). Cause I already pre-ordered 7, and I really hope I don't have to miss any TTG. D:

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