Can't Get Traitor's Gate to work on XP

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Matt Barton
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This is probably a long shot, but I thought I'd try. For the life of me, I can't get Traitor's Gate to run on my XP system. I applied the patch and adjusted the virtual memory, but now all I'm getting is a blank (black) screen when I try to run the program. I've disabled all the video acceleration and so on, and selected all the different compatibility options (95 and 98), but no luck.

Does anyone have any advice about getting this game to work? I was really looking forward to playing it, but I've been at all evening and just can't get the darn thing to run. I can even get to the first screen that asks me to adjust my monitor's contrast, but that's it. Anything else takes me to a blank screen (though my mouse pointer is still visible).

Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks,

Matt

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Mark Vergeer
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Well your intel Mac will not

Well your intel Mac will not run OS 7.x unless it's through emulation. If you have a working BasiliskII or Sheepshaver install then you could give it a try. If not it might be easier to use VMWare of Virtual PC (the latter is free btw) and install windows9x to see if you get some life out of that game.
The thing is that these virtual emulated machines aren't always up to the demands of a videogame.
It's actually far easier to run console games on a pc or Mac than it is running slightly older windows/dos games ain't that just totally bizarre?

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What don't you use the free

What don't you use the free VMware Server product to create virtual machine you can install 98 on. You can then install the game in the vm. I love VMware for things like this. Virtual machines are great.

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Geez. Oh, well, I didn't

Geez. Oh, well, I didn't know that, Mark. I guess it's hopeless. I have an old PC here I could install Windows 98 on, but it doesn't seem worth it. I'll just wait until I can get the re-issue. Thanks for the tip!

The game claims it also compatible with Mac OS 7.5. DO you think I'd be able to get it to run on my iMac?

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Matt, you should have gotten

Matt, you should have gotten the re-issued one. This game is not compatible with XP in the release you have.

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Matt Barton
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Well, I actually have the

Well, I actually have the full commercial version. I bought it at a used bookstore. However, it's the original Dreamcatcher release, not the Adventure Company re-issue. I'm just not sure what the problem is. It's supposed to run fine in 98, so I didn't expect to have that many problems--and even 65K colors at 640 x 480. Hm. Stumped.

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dragon57
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Matt, I don't have the game

Matt, I don't have the game myself, but I did download the demo and install it on my XP system. The demo ran with no problems. Can you install and run the demo without problems or are you just having problems with the full version?

Just trying to isolate where the problem may be.

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