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Might and Magic Trilogy (III,IV,V) w/ Windows ME

 
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Jiriki
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2003 9:51 pm     Post subject: Might and Magic Trilogy (III,IV,V) w/ Windows ME Reply with quote

I'm having trouble installing the game, as well as running it. When I try to install it, first, it doesn't recognize either of my CD drives.

I kind of found a loophole, by just selecting "fail" when it tells me that It doesn't recognize the drive, it allows me to install the game, but whenever I talk to the innkeeper, the game freezes. Also, there's no sound at all. Any ideas?
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Wally
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2003 9:52 pm     Post subject: Actually!!! Reply with quote

If you are using windows ME, I would actually go to XP or 98se because ME is full of bugs and it sucks bad

Soo

try reconcidering going back to 98se or to windows XP!

Cheers
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jiriki
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2003 10:19 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure that it's worth switching OS's just to play this game, are there any other suggestions? IS it possible to install Dos separately from Windows, and somehow boot up to DOS instead of windows?
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procerus
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2003 2:19 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

You can boot to DOS instead of Windows by using a boot disk -
www.bootdisk.com

Windows ME can be persuaded to restart in DOS mode. But it can be risky so should only be undertaken by those with a good understanding of Windows files and good back ups. See here -
http://users.iafrica.com/c/cq/cquirke/me-dos.htm

Have you tried the game disk in both your CD-ROM drives? Some games can only see one.
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Jiriki
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2003 3:30 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, it does only work on one drive, but even then, it crashes, and there's no sound. Bill Gates should be a bit more considerate to those of us with sense for the classics.
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jmmijo
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2003 12:21 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

This is why I have an old Dell Optiplex desktop box for DOS only games that I can't get running under Win 98 Wink
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