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jennymorelli 05-24-2012 10:27 AM

How to play GF 2012
Hi, I played this game LONG time ago and I miss it and want to be able to play it again. Is there a new version for it suitable for faster computers? RSVP Jenny , Stockholm Sweden.

MeddlingMonk 05-27-2012 10:36 AM

No, there is no new version as such. And it can be tricky to install the game on a newer computer, but there are a couple of tools to make that easier. First is the Quick and Easy Grim Fandango installer/launcher which works better than the original in installing, patching and launching the game. There is another installer which does essentially the same job although I haven't ever used it, so technically I can't recommend it (although I also know of nothing against it).

Another option is Residual, which is kind of like ScummVM (and was originally a ScummVM subproject). It's an interpreter for Grim Fandango, replacing the original executable and requiring only the game data files. Residual is a better option because it is new software and runs better on a newer computer than the game's now-fourteen-year-old executable, but Residual hasn't even yet reached beta status. The game is completely playable, but there are a lot of mostly-graphical glitches, although there don't seem to be any more show-stoppers. It's also a little tougher to set up the game than using one of the new installers, but if you happen to be familiar with ScummVM then you already have the basic idea of what's involved with Residual.

Gownaar 05-30-2012 03:07 PM

When someone takes the trouble to write such an informative reply, you really should at least say thanks.

Alexrd 05-30-2012 03:08 PM


Originally Posted by Gownaar (Post 2812792)
When someone takes the trouble to write such an informative reply, you really should at least say thanks.

How do you know that he has seen the reply already?

Gownaar 05-30-2012 03:24 PM

Well, i guess you're right, i don't, i just suppose that if you post a question rsvp, you won't go 3 days before checking for answers. I apologize to jennymorelli in advance if was wrong.

MeddlingMonk 05-31-2012 09:35 PM

As the person who wrote the reply, I'm not bothered. Really. Now, if you'll excuse, I have some pitiful sobbing to attend to.


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