View Full Version : The Infernal Machine and WinXP

01-28-2003, 10:12 AM
Hey, has anyone been able to run the Infernal Machine on Win XP. The Lucasarts website says it isn't supported, but does anyone know any tricks?

01-31-2003, 10:34 AM
No, doesn't run on XP. First it seems to run, but soon a lot of problems happen, mostly with the inventory. I have a dual-boot installation with Windows ME in parallel.

Commander Venus
02-13-2003, 04:56 PM
I'm running Infernal Machine on Windows XP Pro. with no problems at all. Who's saying it doesn't work? :confused:

02-13-2003, 06:15 PM
Maybe it just doesn't work on XP Home... You aren't using any special settings on XP Pro to get the game running?

Commander Venus
02-13-2003, 06:25 PM
No special settings whatsoever. Strange...

02-18-2003, 08:33 PM
set compatiblity to win 2000. worked for me

02-19-2003, 07:22 AM
Skiny, in your other post you're talking about weapon problems. I encountered inventory problems. This is what I mean, the game won't run smoothly in Windows XP, although first it seems to be OK.

02-19-2003, 01:27 PM
it dual boots. in xp i no play due to all the problems, it will run but far to many probs.

Commander Venus
02-20-2003, 12:41 AM
What kind of problems exactly? I'm using WinXP Pro and have no problems at all. I've nearly beaten the game without running into any problems so far.

02-20-2003, 01:29 AM
Ohhh the screen will flicker when changing from one item to another. At times the screen will totaly mess up to a point that nothing is visable.

Laser Eyes
02-20-2003, 02:51 AM
I played the Infernal Machine through twice from beginning to end on Windows XP Home with no problems at all. Worked better than my old Windows 98 computer.

Laser Eyes

02-20-2003, 12:50 PM
Laser Eyes;
Which video card, driver and version of DirectX are you using. I can get the game to install but on the opening scene, Indy says, " let's get to work", slides down the side of the cliff and then it goes to a blue sky shot. It then freezes up there. I hit esc and the select an option taskbar comes across the screen. I then try to change to the menu and it goes back to the desktop. It will not run at all.
I had seen someone mention changing the registry through regedit for the game to run in XP but no details were given. Any ideas??

Dell Dimension 4400
2.2 Ghz CPU
Nvidia Ti 4600
DirectX 9.0 Final
WinXP Sp1
42.01 Beta video Drivers

02-20-2003, 01:03 PM
thats one Problem to. Change the res or the 16 to 32 bit color or both this works. this is done within the game not windows. :D

02-21-2003, 12:11 PM
I have experienced the same results as Paparandy - I have a feeling that the game runs largely depending on which particular configuration of video card, motherboard, etc. each has.

Laser Eyes
02-21-2003, 05:01 PM
Here are my system specs:

ASUS A7V266-E Socket A DDR
AMD Athlon XP 1800+
2 x 256MB Kingmax PC2100 DDR-SDRAM
40GB IBM Deskstar 60GXP 7200 RPM
ASUS V8200 64MB Geforce 3 Ti500 Deluxe
Sound Blaster Audigy Gamer
Plextor PlexWriter PX-W2410TA 24/10/40A
Sony 19" CPD-G420
Klipsch ProMedia 2.1
Logitech Cordless Freedom Optical
Microsoft Windows XP Home

I don't remember which driver I was using at the time. I reinstall Windows every few months and I always install the latest detonator drivers that have WHQL certification. I do recall that Infernal Machine will not work with every driver so it does make a difference which driver you are using. If you can't get it to work with one driver try others.

Direct X is version 8.1 I believe. It's just the version that comes on the Windows CD as I have never updated it.
Hope this helps.

Laser Eyes

Commander Venus
02-21-2003, 05:07 PM
I have Windows XP Professional, a GeForce 2 MX 400, and Direct X 8.1.


02-22-2003, 12:59 PM
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 1
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Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

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Monitor HP D5258A Pavilion M50 (91761041)

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Modem Intel V92 HaM Data Fax Voice

Printer Canon Bubble-Jet BJC-1000
Printer Family Tree Maker Printer
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USB Device USB Dual-mode Camera #2
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Size 256 KB
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Current AGP Speed 4x
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Side Band Addressing Supported, Enabled

Chipset Manufacturer:
Company Name VIA Technologies, Inc.
Product Information http://www.via.com.tw/en/Products/prodindex.jsp

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BIOS Properties:
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Video BIOS Date 02/05/13

BIOS Manufacturer:
Company Name American Megatrends Inc.