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Can't get the game to run in windows 7
11/07/2015, 11:40:12

    Corak writes:

    I have been reading the board and tried a lot of stuff. I have installed the game in a FAT32 partition. I have run the 1->1.2 patch and the TELP 1.3 patch. I also deleted all the related entries in the registry before I reinstalled. I have an original 3DO CD.

    Depending on which way I try to start the program one of two things happens:

    The launch page comes up OK but when I click on launch the page disappears but the game doesn't start.

    OR

    The launch page comes up but all the buttons say "invalid text"

    Bones, if you're still around, can you help?





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more info
11/07/2015, 12:14:48

    Corak writes:

    I also changed the compatability settings for both mm9.exe and lithtec.exe to XP SP2




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That's what I would have suggested. Hmmm....
11/08/2015, 01:27:42

    Bones writes:

    'Invalid text' is what the game says when it can't find the correct data file, so it sounds like some entry somewhere is incorrect, but that isn't the critical problem. I don't know what the critical problem is, however.

    Did the game run before you patched it?





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follow up
11/08/2015, 20:44:35

    Corak writes:

    I have never run this game on Windows 7. I did run it successfully on XP.

    To be more explicit, when I try to run it after putting in the 1.2 and Telp13 patches I get the launch box but nothing happens when I hit launch. If I then do the cshell thing, that's when I get the invalid text error. I hit where I know the launch box is and it disappears but the game doesn't start.





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Try this:
11/09/2015, 07:49:44

    Bones writes:

    I'm wondering if the patches need to be run in compatibility mode. Do a fresh install but see how the game behaves without any patches.




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still trying
11/09/2015, 11:46:50

    Corak writes:

    reinstalled and tried to run in XP SP2 compatibility mode without patches. Clicked launch, autorun box disappears and then nothing. Very strange.




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Grasping at straws here....
11/10/2015, 08:46:58

    Bones writes:

    Try setting both engines to use Windows 2000 compatibility mode and run them as administer.




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Just a thought could there be something running in the background that is screwing things up?
11/10/2015, 09:25:48

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no luck
11/11/2015, 09:24:33

    Corak writes:

    Did that. Same thing. The last time I tried was right after a reboot. Nothing else running. I sense that we're running out of ideas.




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Oh dear
11/11/2015, 12:03:25

    Peter2 writes:

    You have my sympathy, for what it's worth.




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thanks
11/11/2015, 23:17:20

    Corak writes:

    Thanks. I started to play the Chaos Conspiracy again instead, Funny thing the background music is from MM9.I don't remember that. Was that always the case or are funny things happening?




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I don't know, I haven't played it yet
11/12/2015, 04:44:11

    Peter2 writes:

    I promised myself that I would play it when I retired, and I'm still working, although I'm not putting in the hours that I used to.




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Bought on GOG, patched by fans to 1.3 -a real freesing crepe !!!
11/26/2015, 23:21:47

    Krshna das writes:

    I don't know why GoG can not sell default game or at least
    professional patch 1.2 because fanpatch 1.3 kills the game
    it freeses every second on any loading - meny,inventory etc




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Ir sounds like you might need to use Mok's CSHELL....
11/27/2015, 00:09:03

    Bones writes:

    GOG is selling the Ubisoft version. The Ubi version is actually an earlier NWC build of the game. None of the patches will work on it. However...

    CSHELL.dll is a library of routines to support the game. Mok fixed several problems that caused problems like you're having. Move your original CSHELL to a safe place and move Mok's version (link below) into the folder. Let us know if that fixed your problems.



    Related link: Mok's files

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Thank you, I have been directed to the thread on this site
11/27/2015, 02:09:53

    Krshna das writes:

    from the GoG forum and downloaded fix from here - it solved the problem .




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CSHELL
08/20/2016, 20:40:46

    Phil C writes:

    worked like a charm on Win 10 - thanks




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