Ns community, I seek your wisdom and guidance.
Shzam! I suddenly found Soldier of Fortune and Might and Magic® VII on some store in Norway. The price was 20 kr (around $2) for both. Of course as the retro gamer I am, I could not resist.
Spending the entire way home thinking of names of my soon to be acquired druid, paladin, sorceress and warrior. I found myself thinking of what I saw on back of the Might and Magic® VII cover. For WINDOWS 95/98
Had i been tricked? Fooled by the demon behind the counter. Had I payed $1 for absolutely NOTHING?
I used 3 whole hours of blood and sweat to get Red Alert (With Counterstrike and Aftermath) to work, where I to be forced to repeat the torment again?
I installed the program straight forward, and launched the game.
"Hmm... anything seems to be in order" I thought
Suddenly the screen flashed in black and then...
I prayed to god that this was just a result of a failed installation. I reinstalled. NO the screen remained the same, so did the error message.
NO! I didn't give up. I googled for half an hour or so. Obviously, many other people had the same problem as me. Might and Magic® won't work on WIN XP HOME.
LIES! I shouted at my computer. I had observed my buddy playing it at a earlier occasion.
After some time i found this:
MM7 -First run MM7 configuration utility and change to software 3d. Go to your MM7 directory and right click MM7.exe and choose properties. Click the Compatibility tab. Go to compatibility mode area and click run this program in compatibility mode. Then choose Windows 98/ME and click okay. Then goto the start menu, then run, and type dxdiag. Click the sound tab. Then under directx features move the slider all the way down to no acceleration Hardware sound Acceleration level. Now run the game. You will need the cd.
I did exactly what this man said. Again I launched the game only to find the message
"MM7 has a problem and needs to close"
All was lost.
Suddenly I remembered. Why not ask the Natural-Selection Community. They're wisdom had helped me out of several tricky cases before.
And so I did.
Now NS community. NOW I SEEK YOUR GUIDANCE!
With the $1 gone for ever, how am I now supposed feed my starving family?
Now, only wait and pray I will...