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Remedy - A Carol Reed Mystery and no sound
Seems to be quite common issue with Win7. Tried the patch, no dice. Can’t use compatibility modes since the game wont even start then. I have the BigFish copy and there’s nothing useful on their forum. I wanted to try out the series and bought this one, not really enjoying the thought of playing it completely without sound or paying for another game just to try it out. Any hints?
I think the first versions of Carol Reed games used AGS (later moved to wintermute). I can’t confirm it at the moment but you should have a file named acsetup.cfg in the game’s folder. If this is the case and since Remedy is the very first game in the series it must be using a very old version of AGS which might have audio issues in windows 7. You can try posting at AGS forums asking if there is a known solution for such problems in win7. You can also search if there are drivers for you audio card or integrated chip that fix audio problems in win7 for older games (my onboard chip does have such drivers for example).
Thanks for the suggestions. I actually managed to try out some compatibility modes, it was only the admin tick the .exe didn’t like. But no sound anyway.
I couldn’t find any suitable drivers for my motherboard, only the regular latest sound drivers which are already installed. Crawled through the forums and nothing there either. I am wondering if I should really try asking there myself, I guess I should, I just don’t like starting threads . Or perhaps I should go for VirtualBox?
Actually I didn’t find that .cfg file. I found the sound files and they play fine in Windows Media Player or Winamp, just not in the game… sigh.
Hm… it might not be using AGS afterall.
You said you installed a patch. I guess it was this one which supposedly fixes the audio issues in vista.
In the end VirtualBox is a working solution although not the most elegant.
Yes that was the patch. Installed VirtualBox now and the sound works. Was quite a pain-in-the-behind though. But this hasn’t been the first game glitching with Win7 so now I have the VB ready for the others too.