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riderpool
06-09-2011, 10:18 PM
everytime i try to install this game i get this message

that it cannot be installed on windows NT do to some problem with directX 6.1

how can i get this game run?

Jorpho
06-09-2011, 11:28 PM
You use the Googles. :p

http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=121449

riderpool
06-09-2011, 11:58 PM
You use the Googles. :p

http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=121449

it says it works with installed games. how do I install the game?

fahlim003
06-10-2011, 12:14 AM
Just install it on a Windows 98 box and you're set. Otherwise, problems depending on your hardware (video) and in general compatibility wise for software may hinder progress. I never ran it in W7 but even in XP I ran into a real mess so very close to the end of the game forcing me to copy the save over to a 98 box to complete it.

You'll save yourself a lot potential frustration by sticking to 98 so that's my advice.

riderpool
06-10-2011, 12:18 AM
Just install it on a Windows 98 box and you're set. Otherwise, problems depending on your hardware (video) and in general compatibility wise for software may hinder progress. I never ran it in W7 but even in XP I ran into a real mess so very close to the end of the game forcing me to copy the save over to a 98 box to complete it.

You'll save yourself a lot potential frustration by sticking to 98 so that's my advice.

sadly i have no old windows systems and am running vista/7 comp hardware. are there any tricks or anything to get it to work?

Jorpho
06-10-2011, 12:45 AM
Did it not occur to you that hundreds, if not thousands, of people have tried to do this sort of thing, and someone might have come up with a solution?
http://www.systemshock.org/index.php?topic=2043.0

calthaer
06-10-2011, 09:58 AM
I was just looking at that thread where a few of us (I think Portnoyd, SoulBlazer, and maybe someone else?...and myself) went and played a bunch of this game multiplayer over the internet. Mostly what I remember is us goofing around for about 20 minutes trying to get that basketball through the hoop on the recreation level's b-ball court. Good times.

That is a great site, Jorpho - I will keep that in mind. I'm sure a lot of those tips will probably likewise work for Thief Gold and whatnot. But yeah - the FAQ on that site will pretty much help you through it:

http://www.systemshock.org/index.php/topic,106.0.html

Although fahlim is right...if you have a Windows98 box up, you'll save yourself a lot of headache. It's really too bad that Virtual Machine doesn't support Direct3D yet.

fahlim003
06-11-2011, 11:59 AM
It's really too bad that Virtual Machine doesn't support Direct3D yet.
That's really my only issue with VM, otherwise it's great for a lot of older stuff and is a nice alternative to DOSBox/Compatibility mode.

For the record, I am game for future SS2 multiplayer madness. :)

htimreimer
08-17-2011, 07:27 PM
The problem with SS2 is that it can run on a processor that has more than 1 core

Jorpho
08-17-2011, 09:42 PM
That is just one of the many problems it has, many of which have been discussed at the links I posted two months ago, sir.