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Old 12-04-2002, 07:18 AM   #1
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Problems with games? See here first.

For all SCUMM games use ScummVM.

If you are experiencing problems with cutscene playback in CMI go here.


If you are having problems with EMI (Monkey Island 4) get the patch. If this does not correct your problem then try running in Direct3D rather than OpenGL mode or vice versa (configuration options, troubleshooting tab).


If various LEC games insist on trying to install an old version of directx before they will run (then failing and not running) try creating a blank .txt file, naming it DDHELP.EXE and placing it in the windows/system32/ folder.


If you have problems running the CMI demo in WindowsXP run it through ScummVM.


If you have problems with Grim Fandango see here or the post below for a general overview of the things you can do with GF that *may* help you get it to run. Try the patch first of course.


Finally theres the Lucasarts support page. You might be able to solve your problem there. If you do, remember to look out for flying pigs.


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Old 12-04-2002, 07:21 AM   #2
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Reproduced below is a reply to a help post on Grim Fandango I made. It covers most of the things that you can do with Grim Fandango.


Right, Grim Fandango!
I'll fill this in as I go along (remember I am using XP though):
The solution to your problem with Grim exiting on the loading screen can be solved I think by running in software mode.

1)After uninstalling Grim deleting all registry keys and re-installing I start Grim.
2)It loads fine, in the options, 3D Hardware Acceleration is off and its running in software mode. I assume that this is the default state for Grim to be in so perhaps you are already running in software mode (obviously you cant get far enough into Grim to see).
3)I turn hardware acceleration on and switch to direct3d acceleration instead of software. I exit and restart - it works fine! I dont remember it being like this when I last installed it, hmmm.
4)I remember you installed the patch so I do too.
5)I make Grim as I previously had it - with the data files on hd so I dont need the cds. From the CD1 GRIMDATA folder I copy Data001.lab, Data 003.lab, Movie01.lab, Movie03.lab, Vox0001.lab, Vox0003.lab, Year1mus.lab, and Year3mus.lab to my Grim folder. From the CD2 GRIMDATA folder I copy Data002.lab, Data 004.lab, Movie02.lab, Movie04.lab, Vox0002.lab, Vox0004.lab, Year2mus.lab, and Year4mus.lab to my Grim folder.
6)I remove the cd's and start the game. Doh, it wants the cd in.
7)I start regedit (Start>run>regedit)
I go to /HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC/Grim Fandango/v 1.0/
I add a new string value called "good_times" (without quotes)
I set the value of this to TRUE
I start the game. All is fine.
I can also now run in windowed mode by selecting DIBsection windowed display in 3d hardware setup.
I can also run in a window by starting with the -w parameter eg. Grimfandango.exe -w

Okely dokely you can try all those things in order, ive listed all I can think of.
The only other thing I can think of is modifying registry values to make grim start in a particular mode. These values *may* not work for you since they may be dependant on the 3d hardware in your machine but you could give them a try.

So in /HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC/Grim Fandango/v 1.0/


Fullscreen Software mode:
Last3DDevice key: all 0's
LastDisplayDevice key: all 0's

Fullscreen Hardware mode:
Last3DDevice key: e0,3d,e6,84,aa,46,cf,11,81,6f,00,00,c0,20,15,6e (the commas just seperate the hex values obviously).
LastDisplayDevice key: all 0's

Windowed mode:
Last3DDevice key: all 0's
LastDisplayDevice key: 00,9f,a6,92,fa,13,d1,11,97,c0,00,a0,24,29,30,05 (again the commas just seperate the hex values).

I can export the reg keys and put them up for download if you cant change the values yourself.

Hope this helps, I cant think of anything else.

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