AMBER Journeys Beyond - Adventure Forums
You are viewing an archived version of the site which is no longer maintained.
Go to the current live site or the Adventure Gamers forums
Adventure Gamers



 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-25-2007, 01:08 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Middle Tennessee
Posts: 2
Send a message via MSN to rksolde
Default AMBER Journeys Beyond

Having trouble running game on Windows-XP Home SL-2. Ran fine under Win98. Any Suggestions? It's really an intriguing game. I never finished it and wanted to get back into it.
rksolde is offline  
Old 05-25-2007, 01:16 PM   #2
Super Moderator
 
Dale Baldwin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Southampton, UK
Posts: 3,139
Default

As far as I'm aware, Amber is one of those games that won't run directly in XP at all. You can still use things like Virtual PC to do so though.
__________________
Now Playing: Catherine, Sword and Sworcery:EP
Recently Completed: The Witcher
Dale Baldwin is offline  
Old 05-25-2007, 01:53 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Middle Tennessee
Posts: 2
Send a message via MSN to rksolde
Default Awe Shucks

Too bad, it was a fun game. Really wanted to get back into it. Not familiar with Virtual PC.
rksolde is offline  
Old 11-11-2007, 01:27 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
MadTricks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Estonia
Posts: 445
Default

Hi guys,
I just got Amber - Journeys Beyond and I want to play it under XP.

Can anyone explain this Virtual PC thing?
__________________
Now Playing: Secret Files 2
Next: RunAway 2, Still Life 2
Just Completed:: Sanitarium
MadTricks is offline  
Old 11-11-2007, 05:49 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Collector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 775
Default

Virtual PC is now free, but you will still need a copy of Win9x to install in it.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...c/default.mspx
Collector is offline  
Old 11-17-2007, 01:38 AM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 50
Default

I've installed win98 in the virtual machine but it won't recognize my sound card, it also won't let me install it mayself since the driver for the sound card is not compatible with win 98 (which makes sense since it's a new computer with new hardware)...
Any suggestions would be most appreciated
The Mutajon is offline  
Old 11-17-2007, 11:14 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Collector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 775
Default

You don't need drivers for your real hardware for your virtual machine.
Collector is offline  
Old 11-17-2007, 11:30 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 50
Default

Thanks, but when I try to run the game it says that the sound card is not installed (while in my "real" OS [vista] it IS installed correctly and working fine...). Plus when I look in the virtual machine at Device Manager it doesn't recognize the sound card... (BTW I'm using VMware workstation for the virtuall PC)
The Mutajon is offline  
Old 11-18-2007, 12:01 AM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 29
Default

Vmware requires an obscure driver for emulated sound card on Windows 98. As far as I remember, it as a 128 Bit Creative card. Make a search for "Creative PCI 128"+driver and try to install that driver for sound support.

Cheers...
Emre is offline  
Old 11-18-2007, 02:03 AM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 50
Default

Yay! It worked!

Thanks a lot Emre!!

I've been wanting to play this game for SO long....
The Mutajon is offline  
 



Thread Tools

 


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.