This Game on Windows 7 x64

#1Tifas_RevengePosted 7/5/2011 12:11:35 PM
Has anyone tried firing it up and playing it on Windows 7 x64? Just wondering if it would work at all, since it's designed for Windows 9x. Any links to patches if possible?
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#2Tifas_Revenge(Topic Creator)Posted 7/5/2011 12:14:03 PM
Nevermind, this I think would work:

Darkstone is an Action RPG released in 1999 that I still play from time to time. The Darkstone installer fails on newer versions of Windows with the error "Cannot launch install". Thankfully this is only a problem with the installer and the game works fine when manually installed. Here are the instructions for installing Darkstone on Windows 7 x64.

In the following instructions the drive for the CD is D. If your drive is a different letter, please use that instead.

1. Create the folder
C:\Program Files (x86)\Delphine Software\Darkstone\
2. Copy everything from
D:\Data\
into
C:\Program Files (x86)\Delphine Software\Darkstone\
3. Copy
D:\music.MTF
into
C:\Program Files (x86)\Delphine Software\Darkstone\
4. Copy
D:\voices1.MTF
into
C:\Program Files (x86)\Delphine Software\Darkstone\
5. Copy everything from
D:\mdata\
into
C:\Program Files (x86)\Delphine Software\Darkstone\mdata\
6. Go back to
C:\Program Files (x86)\Delphine Software\Darkstone\
and right click on Darkstone.exe and click Properties. On the Compatibility tab check the box next to "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" and select "Windows 98 / Windows Me" from the dropdown.
7. In RegEdit create the following key chain
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Wow6432Node\ DelphineSoft\ Darkstone\ CurrentVersion\ Darkstone
and make sure you're in that key before creating the following values.
8. Create a string value of DataPath and set the value to
C:\Program Files (x86)\Delphine Software\Darkstone\
9. Create a string value of Language and set the value to
ENGLISH
10. Create a string value of SavingPath and set the value to
C:\Program Files (x86)\Delphine Software\Darkstone\
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Tifas-Revenge (#1 99 Sorc on USWest Diablo 2 LOD Ladder August 2004) "Fresh outta the factory with no warranty and already broken; whata pity!" Vegeta