Mel Hynes (takhisis) wrote,
Mel Hynes


Okay, totally retarded question here: anyone ever gotten King's Quest VIII: Mask of Eternity to run on XP? If so, can you tell me how? I've googled and otherwise looked up everything I can find on the subject, and most of it refers to "KQ8 is known to have certain issues in XP, which since they're obvious won't be mentioned here" but the articles that detail the "obvious" problems and fixes have expired and can't be found. I've tried running it in every regular adjusted config I can normally (98/ME, 95, no advanced video textures, separate window, etc.) as well as trying to run it under glide wrappers to emulate old 3d video cards, with no go.

Basically, I start the program, it shows the initial "about to launch" playing card graphic, then the graphics black out entirely. The game itself apparently launches fine, I get the intro audio and everything fine, and from what I can hear, I'm actually getting to the intro menu and can hit new game, but the screen is just solid black. I can't even alt-rab, alt-f4, or ctrl-alt-del out of it, but have to restart my comp to get any kind of screen back. Yes, I've tried setting my refresh rate to everything I can think of just in case. Anyone have any ideas? I'm out of resources.
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