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New member here!

Post by zombipuppy » Mon May 28, 2012 7:47 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm so glad to have found this community! I'm posting on the technical board because like some others have posted, I'm having lockup issues with the game. I have the original disc, and installed it on Windows XP Mode through Windows 7. I run it in compatibility mode with Windows 98, but the game locks up at random times.

Any suggestions?

Cheers!

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Post by Ubergeneral Grunt » Thu May 31, 2012 4:14 pm

Welcome to the forum zombipuppy,

Have you patched the game to 1.31? The original version, 1.2, doesn't work very well, even under Windows 95! If you are running 1.31, I am not quite sure what can be done, except saving often.
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Post by zombipuppy » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:37 am

Wow, pardon my MAJOR delay in response! I still have lockup issues. Gonna try running Windows 98 SE instead of XP in compatibility mode on VirtualBox. Hopefully that should solve the issues.

Update: Still having issues with Windows 98 running on VirtualBox and VMWare. Using the method in this section to get it to run in Windows 8 also has freezing issues. I'm going to try Windows 95 as a final resort. I remember this working for me back a few years ago. Hopefully I can find my old Windows 95 disc again.

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Post by Ubergeneral Grunt » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:58 pm

Have you tried running the game in a 4:3 (such as 1024x768) or 5:4 (such as 1280x1024) resolution? Under Windows 7 and 8, widescreen resolutions can crash the game, possibly under Windows 98, too.

I've never had any trouble running Deadlock under Windows 98SE in VirtualBox, so I can't think of any reason why you should be. What issues are you having exactly?
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