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dahraginazn513
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Post by dahraginazn513 »

I've heard much about this game, and shortly after looking everywhere to find it. I finally found it!

Well I installed from the CD, and from the looks of it, it plays well.
Well...the 'looks' are a little bad.
When I start the game, I see an office with some skeleton looking guy, but the middle of my screen is all screwed up. It looks like a bunch of flickering stuff.

I'm running XP, anyone know of a way to fix this?

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Re: grim fandango

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dahraginazn513 wrote:I've heard much about this game, and shortly after looking everywhere to find it. I finally found it!

Well I installed from the CD, and from the looks of it, it plays well.
Well...the 'looks' are a little bad.
When I start the game, I see an office with some skeleton looking guy, but the middle of my screen is all screwed up. It looks like a bunch of flickering stuff.

I'm running XP, anyone know of a way to fix this?
It's a WIP far from finished, read the WIKI for Residual
http://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/Residual_TODO

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abelthorne
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Post by abelthorne »

I think there were one or two patches that were released for the game. You might want to try them. Also, you can start the compatibility mode of XP (display the Properties dialog of the game's executable, go to the compatibility tab and try options like run in Windows 98 mode, 256 colors, screen resolution...).

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Post by Tooplex »

Grim Fandango works on scummvm!!!! How How HOW!!!! :o :o :o :o

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Post by clem »

Tooplex wrote:Grim Fandango works on scummvm!!!! How How HOW!!!! :o :o :o :o
actually it works in residual, not scummvm. and "works" means that it is not completable and the engine is rarely updated

see http://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/Residual

clem

dahraginazn513
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Post by dahraginazn513 »

is there any way i can play it in dos?

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Post by Adventureguy »

I don't think so. This game was designed for Windows 95/98 only, so you can't play it via DOS. Either you manage to get it running on your PC somehow or you wait until Residual is ready for playing the full game (which can take a while as it seems.)

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sasa89
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Post by sasa89 »

i played it a while ago almost through without scummvm.
i have WinXP with SP2 installed.
i remember that i installed the patch and it worked properly.
try also the compatibility-mode...
:wink:

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