Discworld Noir?

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Discworld Noir?

Postby foolsgold » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:29 pm

Does anyone remember the PC game 'Discworld Noir' with Lewton the detective?

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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:54 pm

I've actually got it - trouble is, it won't work on my PC. :(
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Postby Quark » Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:24 am

Never played it before, but as abandonware it is available here. 8) Looks rather good, but I've got more games than time nowadays so it might be a while before I can test it.
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Postby foolsgold » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:32 am

Tonyblack wrote:I've actually got it - trouble is, it won't work on my PC. :(


I looked on amazon for it, and someone said that it would only work on Windows 95 and 98 but someone has commented saying if you use a programme called 'scummvm' (google it) it will work, apparently you can use it in order to play old games. Hopefully that will help :)
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Postby foolsgold » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:34 am

Quark wrote:Never played it before, but as abandonware it is available here. 8) Looks rather good, but I've got more games than time nowadays so it might be a while before I can test it.


Yes, I used to have it when I was about 7 and I looked it up on youtube the other day and someone has posted some videos of it, so because of that (and other factors), I decided to buy the first book
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Postby foolsgold » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:35 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuY8hEw5724

That's the first part of it. Apparently Rob Brydon is the voice of the detective in it!
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:31 pm

Thanks, I may look into it - but, to be honest, I don't play games much. :D
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Postby sweet oblivion » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:06 pm

have this lying around somewhere. I periodically try and get it to run on whatever computer I happen to have at the time but never got it to work.

I just put it down to female-computer ineptitude :P
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:41 pm

sweet oblivion wrote:have this lying around somewhere. I periodically try and get it to run on whatever computer I happen to have at the time but never got it to work.

I just put it down to female-computer ineptitude :P
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It's not you - this was only made to run on older versions of Windows. It will work on newer ones, but you have to download programes to make it work.
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Postby sweet oblivion » Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:51 pm

Hmmm, in that case I suspect it'll remain un-prodded until I have an extreme fit of optimism.

Thanks, anyway!
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Postby Quark » Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:53 am

If you really want I can run you through a walkthrough of how to get it working.
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Postby Moon Dragon » Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:41 pm

I have this game and LOVED it when it came out and I played it the first time :-D. I don't know if this'll help, but most older games can work if you use DOS box.

I have a friend who has a site called the Sierra Help Page. Despite the name I'm pretty sure he also helps with other games. He is really good at getting older games to work on newer computers. If he doesn't know how to fix something already, he is usually quick to finding it out.
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Postby Banzai » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:51 am

It works fine with DosBOX (dosbox.de). Its a dos 6.2 emulator that slows down the speed of the game so its playable. (it also works well for all old 16 bit games like Toonstruck and such).

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Postby fords » Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:30 am

I'm not sure about Vista, but Windows 7 has a compatbility mode where you can run a game using the settings of an older OS (it's the only way I can play Civ 4 without my PC throwing a tantrum). There's also the Virtual Machine, where you can run an XP emulator.
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:48 am

Vista and XP have compatability modes I've just discovered. I'll have a go at getting the game to run later.
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