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The X-files Game

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I have been wanting to play this again, I haven’t played it in years. Will it run under windows 10?


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If you can hang on for a day or two I’ll see if I can get my copy working (Windows 10 64 bit).

     

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Since I had a few minutes unexpectedly I’ve just tried and QuickTime is an immediate problem:

It does then finish the installation with:


but unsurprisingly fails to start because of QuickTime. I’ll try downloading a more recent version of QT later today if no-one else has come along with some info.

     

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Actually, I’m not going to download QT because, in looking for an updated version, I found this:

Uninstall QT

Since my Windows 10 PC is my main one (and it’s well protected) I’m not about to take stupid risks. I will, however, try it on another, off-line, PC to see what happens but this will be Windows 7 I’m afraid.

     

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I realise this isn’t a very helpful post to make, but I just thought I would comment anyway. I recently, last year I think, played through this game under Windows 10 so it is possible. Honestly, I don’t really remember now how I ended up getting it to work. It was something to do with Quicktime, I think. I think if you install….an older version of Quicktime you can get it to work. You can find older versions on Apple’s website I’m pretty sure.

Sorry it’s so vague and not very helpful, but I just wanted people to know it is possible. Well, it was last year. Unless they updated Windows 10 and broke compatibility somehow, it should be the same.

     
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mohok - 15 September 2016 07:38 PM

I realise this isn’t a very helpful post to make, but I just thought I would comment anyway. I recently, last year I think, played through this game under Windows 10 so it is possible. Honestly, I don’t really remember now how I ended up getting it to work. It was something to do with Quicktime, I think. I think if you install….an older version of Quicktime you can get it to work. You can find older versions on Apple’s website I’m pretty sure.

Sorry it’s so vague and not very helpful, but I just wanted people to know it is possible. Well, it was last year. Unless they updated Windows 10 and broke compatibility somehow, it should be the same.

Were you running 64 bit or 32 bit Windows 10, assuming that you remember of course? I haven’t had time to try on another machine yet but I suspect that it must have been 32 bit as the old version of QT that comes with the game won’t install on 64 bit.

     

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Solution: To get The X-Files Game running on Windows 10, simply install a current version of QuickTime. I used QuickTime 7.73.80.64 with my Windows 10 system after installing all the game files to my computer with a complete installation.
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Damn, was just looking through some of my old games today, saw my copy of X-Files and decided to google what became of some of the actors.

First one I googled was of course Jordan Lee Williams who played Craig Willmore. Was pretty shocked to see he passed away last year. Pretty sad.

Does anyone know what happened?

Loved this game back in the day. Haven’t played it in years. Frown

     
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Oops didn’t realize this is in technical problems lol. Was the only thread I could find for x files Smile

     
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This is one of my favourite games which I’ve went back to replay multiple times so eventually I got sick of the hours struggling to get it to work everytime I did and wrote down the steps of what it took to get it working Grin

1.Install
-Installer may need to run in admin mode and in compatibility mode for 95/98/xp
-Do a full Install
-if installer crashes when selecting the directory then check that there is enough spaceon the HDD
-Don't change the default directory or the game wont run

2. Install Quicktime 6.52
-Set Audio Out options to WavOut
-Possibly needs to be set to safemode only GDI in settings

3.Set xfiles.exe compatibility settings
-windows 98 mode
-16-bit colours
-Can only run in 640x480
-disable dpi scaling 


You’ve mentioned you don’t want to install an old version of Quicktime so unless anything has changed with the latest versions then I don’t think it will be possible to run, the only other option is to run a VM and install it in that but then you could just run windows 95 or 98 in the VM and install it normally.

about the version of Quicktime I’ve said to install, I’ve no idea why but for whatever reason that seemed to be the specific version of quicktime that worked even though it’s not the one on the discs. It seemed to be some combination of the compatibility features being added but still being close enough to the needed version that it works with the game I guess.

it’s been a while since I replayed it but unless some windows update made a drastic change then these steps should allow you to play the game in Windows 10, hopefully it’s useful to anyone else who was hoping to play and doesn’t mind installing Quicktime Grin

McCoy97 - 24 July 2019 08:51 AM

Oops didn’t realize this is in technical problems lol. Was the only thread I could find for x files Smile

Well that just means you need to make your own thread! Grin

Edit: and I’ve just realised all the other posts are years old and this post was of no use to anyone Foot in mouth Pan

     
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It was an great game though, to be fair, with these latest comments I’m tempted to try it again (if I can find a actual dvd drive in a computer!)

     

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