I am experiencing trouble with Sam&Max Episode 2.
My machine consists of the following components:
Mainboard : ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe
CPU : Athlon XP 2800+
RAM : 1 GB DDR
Graphics : Club 3D Geforce FX 5700
Sound : Onboard AC97
OS : Windows 2000 Professional
Episode 1 worked fine on my machine except for one incident: The game crashed with an "Access Violation" after I managed to knock out the third Soda Popper in Bosco's store and tried to leave the store. When I restarted the game, I knocked out the second and third Soda Popper in reverse order (guy delivering videos at Bosco's first, graffiti sprayer below the office second) and I was able to finish the game without any other malfunctions.
I am having greater difficulties with Episode 2. After a fresh install of Ep. 2, I can play the game without incident.
However, as soon as I run the game with save games present in its data folder, it stops functioning completely. Once there is any save game, I am neither able to start a new game nor load a game without one of the following three things happening:
-Game "freezes" completely and I have to kill the process in Task Manager
-Game crashes and I am back at the Windows desktop with my wallpaper having the wrong size (probably 800x600, the resolution I'm running the game at, while my Windows resolution is 1280x960)
-Game crashes with an Access Violation error.
When I remove the save games and put them in a folder elsewhere on my harddisk, the game starts with the intro sequence and works fine after that. Once I put the save games back into the Ep. 2 folder and run the executable, the game is broken again.
I have already tried to solve the problem by installing the latest graphics and DirectX drivers, to no avail.
Apart from this problem, I am apparently unable to download any of my games at the moment (I have bought the entire first season of Sam&Max). I don't remember the password I have created at checkout and when I try to retrieve it, I get the following error message:
"Sorry, we're having trouble looking up your order. "
My Order Number is 5346418000.
I would appreciate any suggestions on how to solve my problem with Sam&Max. Thanks in advance for your time!