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Posted: 17 May 05, 09:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi all..!

I got a question. Recently I took this game (Queen the Eye) out of the closet and I wanted to play it again. However, I can't get it working in an XP environment. I tried the option to let it work as win '95 program, but that didn't work either.

Does anyone know what to do to be able to play this game again? Would love to play it again.

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Posted: 17 May 05, 10:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The only thing I can do is go to the setup for sounds after the installation. When I start the game I don't even get the intro, I just get a blurred screen..the only thing I can do then is press escape and curse...

(maybe they should redevelop the game for XP?:)

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Posted: 17 May 05, 10:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

IT did have this game but it wouldn't work on my computer i have windows xp with the compatilblity wizard and it wouldn't take it when taken back to win95 mode,i think you would have to run it in MS-DOS mode try that.


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Posted: 17 May 05, 10:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hmm, the only thing left nowadays is the dosprompt, which is part of windows as well, so it still won't work for me..:( I could try to install ms-dos ones to see if it'll work then, but I guess it'll give conflicts too... kinda hoped someone else has tried that before I blow all the dust away, which is on the box from our old computer..:P

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Posted: 17 May 05, 11:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is an old game.

It does not run on Windows XP.


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Posted: 17 May 05, 11:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

oh really John? I haven't noticed...:/

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Posted: 17 May 05, 14:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One thing i can think of is having the CD inserted whilst starting up the PC. Then pressing F8 continually until you get the Windows menu and selecting Command Prompt only. then typing the filename and path into that.

If that doesn't work, it should almost 90% sure, if you insert a Windows 98 bootup disk.


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Posted: 17 May 05, 15:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

that's not such a bad idea genius, i'll go try it out. thanks!:)

And Hero, you're quite right, it's indeed frustrating that it wasn't that long playable. Especially now with dolby surround on the pc...imagine playing the Arena now..:)

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Posted: 17 May 05, 15:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John S Stuart wrote:

This is an old game.

It does not run on Windows XP.


John - there are plenty of older non-xp games that i've managed to get to work

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there must be a fix out there somewhere....its odd that compatatbility mode refuses to cooperate


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Posted: 17 May 05, 16:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Let me know how it goes. I will be intregued.


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Posted: 17 May 05, 16:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it failed miserably so far...
I can't start in dos environment using F8, campatability didnt work, boot disk didnt do much good either. so i'm really out of ideas for now, maybe good night sleep gives new ones.
If someone else cares to try than please do so, it could be me of course who does it aaaaaaaaall wrong:P

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Posted: 17 May 05, 17:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I did an extensive google for you and it looks like you might be out of look. There is a dos version and a Windows version and it seems you have the former.

Apparently though, one good suggestion is to download an MS-DOS emulator and try that.


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Posted: 17 May 05, 19:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

by the way it's a difficult game, i have never went out alive from the works domain :|

many games have an xp patch, but for what i know not the eYe. try the msDos emulator

you can enjoy the music actually ;)


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Posted: 18 May 05, 03:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

... did anyone try a virtual machine like VMWare?

You might install that on XP, then install the right version of Windows on that and then play the game on the "virtual" operating system.

Not that I ever tried (I haven't got "The eYe" at all) but that's how I hear several people get to run older programs on XP - not sure if there might be particular issues with games, though.

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Posted: 18 May 05, 04:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You could also try dosbox.sf.net


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Posted: 18 May 05, 07:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The only thing i can think of is running a partition on your hard drive (split it into two) and install Windows 95 on your second partition. Thats if you still have a copy of Windows 95 that is, seems a shame people can't enjoy their own property just because of advances in technology!!!

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Posted: 18 May 05, 08:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's difficult for me to help you because I haven't got a copy of the game myself.


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Posted: 18 May 05, 08:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow lads..! You gave me more than enough ideas to stay busy the coming evening. Thanks for that!:)

I actually ripped the music already some time ago already and made my own sing-a-long Queen CD:P no singing, just music...that's rather difficult btw:)

It might be an idea to pleed somewhere for a redevelopment of the game. Could bombard the mail of Brian after the tour?:)

I'll keep you updated with my frustrations tonight (in about 6 hours:)

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Posted: 18 May 05, 08:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

With DosBox emulator (mentioned 2 posts before) I've been able to run it to the first screen, then it's freezed :-( I didn't try it later (as I played it two times on my old Win98) so maybe with a new version of DosBox (if it exists) or with some settings experimentation it could go.


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Posted: 18 May 05, 08:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah folks! really great idea to go play it again.... I've actually finished the game some time ago... when I still had my old computer and Windows 95...
But now, as one of many I have XP and it won't work... I'd love to get it working again... see if I can beat the game again :)

By the way... I used a walkthrough.. so I'm not that great ;)


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