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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: 32 bit games on a 64 bit system
« on: November 07, 2016, 09:00:13 PM »
Finally, something to completely bypass G1 and G2 problems with the Rundll32.exe*32

On World of Players there's some fan created stuff that is flawless. A fix and 2 other items; players kit and a system kit. Tt pops up another screen with only one option "play game"

All you have to do is search for Gothic 1/2 and it takes you directly to the page.

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: 32 bit games on a 64 bit system
« on: October 13, 2016, 10:08:00 AM »
Here's another anomaly concerning Gothic 1.

The game has to be started in W7 64 bit with same method as G2. But the real puzzler was it kept crashing when I tried to save. In the game directory is a directory called savegame1. That's wrong. I renamed it to savegame1_ and created another directory called saves. Now the game saves properly.

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: 32 bit games on a 64 bit system
« on: October 12, 2016, 11:15:32 AM »
I thought that since stopping rundll32 so the game would start right away, why not rename  the dll file and see if the game would start. Well.... you can't do anything to the file, can't even move it out of system32. Anyhow, game is still going strong.

Getting on in the day and soon time to head to Shoneys with a couple of friends. It's only an hour away to our monthly meeting of the Senior Citizens Runners. CIA

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: 32 bit games on a 64 bit system
« on: October 10, 2016, 10:09:20 PM »
Thanks.

As for the game,  Bugs Bunny once said, "There's something rotten in Denmark"

>>>

Renamed a couple of files, etc. Installing the addon sets the game at 2.7, but after tinkering with some files, it's now 2.6 but works just fine. Yaaayy

>>>

Strange thing about running the game on a 64 bit system requires some ingenuity:
Double clicking the desktop icon doesn't start the game, so double click it again and nothing. Now here's the trick;
Ctrl+Alt+Delete and Start Task Manager then choose Processes, there's two instances of Gothic2 32 bit exe's and one instance of Rundll32.exe. Select Rundll32.exe and stop it to remove one of the Gothic2 execs. The remaining Gothic2 exec starts the game. Who woulda thought?!!   

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: 32 bit games on a 64 bit system
« on: October 10, 2016, 11:45:15 AM »
The video isn't much use for me since my system is windows 7 pro. Other posts says windows 7 pro and above, just the largest xp mode file is needed. I'll try it one more time, then just say 'to !!!! with it!

an hour later:

saw this on another site;

Virtual Machine is virtual machine, If you install XP Mode, then it should be in your start menu. Just click on it like any other program and it should start to run.
The proper setup is to install XP mode first and then Virtual PC.

So now maybe I need virtual pc?

Ok, uninstalled and reinstalled WindowsXPmode_en-us.exe and the update KB958559
The virtual mode showed but I had to create a vertual pc there. Installed Gothic II and it's addon. The game still won't start. I don't think it's any use going farther. I'll just uninstall everything and set everything back to normal and play the game on the 32 bit vista machine. Thanks for all your assistance ! !

>> Just thought of something else, while installing the game, onscreen message says it's installing a virtual file system, so maybe that was conflicting with xp mode/vertual pc.

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: 32 bit games on a 64 bit system
« on: October 10, 2016, 08:50:05 AM »
The video isn't much use for me since my system is windows 7 pro. Other posts says windows 7 pro and above, just the largest xp mode file is needed. I'll try it one more time, then just say 'to !!!! with it!

an hour later:

saw this on another site;

Virtual Machine is virtual machine, If you install XP Mode, then it should be in your start menu. Just click on it like any other program and it should start to run.
The proper setup is to install XP mode first and then Virtual PC.

So now maybe I need virtual pc?

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: 32 bit games on a 64 bit system
« on: October 10, 2016, 07:31:38 AM »
the above link worked ok and the large file installed ok. However, I don't see it anywhere in the start menu. Tried installing it again and a message says it's already installed. I'm sure the option to unhide and view all files are set. So, wth? Getting late.... need rest... g r r r r
There are two files to choose from. I downloaded the first one: WindowsXpmode_en-us.exe largest (64 bit?)

The second choice is WindowsXpmode_N_EN-us.exe which is smaller (32 bit?)

which one do I actually need?

Since installing the first file and I don't see any virtual directory, maybe another small file is needed to enable the xp mode directory?!

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: 32 bit games on a 64 bit system
« on: October 10, 2016, 01:06:19 AM »
the above link worked ok and the large file installed ok. However, I don't see it anywhere in the start menu. Tried installing it again and a message says it's already installed. I'm sure the option to unhide and view all files are set. So, wth? Getting late.... need rest... g r r r r

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: 32 bit games on a 64 bit system
« on: October 09, 2016, 03:08:36 PM »
Quite an info reply. I do have windows 7 64 bit pro. thanks for all... looks like my day will be busy!

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / 32 bit games on a 64 bit system
« on: October 09, 2016, 08:36:08 AM »
Got a real puzzler here

I have the original disks 1-4 for Gothic II gold edition (includes Night of The Raven addon). These are strictly 32 bit.

The original game will install on Windows 7 64 bit and play provided I use fixed exec files. Installing NOTR, the game
refuses to even start with its data disk in the drive. I've tried all compatibility modes.

Installing all four disks on an old Vista 32 bit, the game starts just fine with disk 4.

So I guess that's it, no full install play on W7 64 bit.

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Arcania: Gothic 4
« on: September 18, 2016, 10:02:00 PM »
Yes, it is rather confusing. Never the less, Arcania has been purchased from ebay. I should have it mid week coming up.

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Arcania: Gothic 4
« on: September 18, 2016, 12:53:44 PM »
I still have the dlc Fall of Setarrif but no main game disk. When I did have it, I don't recall whether or not if it had to be activated with steam. I would like to acquire G4, and be able to install and play it without steam activation. Anybody got it and what do you want  for it?

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Risen 3: Titan Lords
« on: September 15, 2016, 01:13:51 PM »
It's hilarious about so many gamers dumping on a particular game, especially Risen 3. For me, it installed ok, starts up ok, plays flawless, any shortcomings in graphics don't bother me, does not crash, etc. But for every successful game I have played or am playing, there's maybe a hundred gamers or more disliking a game simply because it's their right to do so. I'm thinking that if I never express liking something, I can deny maybe a hundred or more people from disliking that one thing. Hot Dang ! I've just created a new hobby.

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Risen 3: Titan Lords
« on: September 13, 2016, 11:28:44 PM »
I've learned the hard way about how this game should be played. On any one island, stick with just one quest or person. It will often blead over into another quest but still a lot more doable. Doing as much as possible while on a particular island, just one thing at a time. What I previously posted was trying to make sense of all the crap walkthroughs available and obviously nobody has played the game enough to make it more clear to everyone else. And a striking similarity of different sources, what cheap shots. So many authors and so little originality. That's what happens when everyone is rushing to post information before anyone else. Anyhow, I've discovered the secret to enjoy a game and now I'll get back to R3.

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Risen 3: Titan Lords
« on: September 12, 2016, 11:23:11 PM »
It's been ages since playing this game. I don't remember how far I actually got through the game. Now it seems almost impossible. I no longer have any documentation but miraculously still have the game itself. There's several half hearted attempts for a walkthrough available. Halfhearted meaning: you can do this or you could have done that, this side quest is tied in with an associated main quest. Even the official or unofficial game guide PDF'S all seem curiously similar. It's no wonder nobody ever posted anything at gamefaqs because the game is so darn complex. So I have decided to somehow become wealthy and offer a ridiculously large paycheck for a sinfully explicit walkthrough for Risen 3; point a to b, do this then that, everything tied together, no if's, could have's, or alternative solutions.

I rest easy that nothing of the above paragraph will Ever come about.

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