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Old 12-26-2009, 08:59 AM   #121
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Well, I upgraded from Nvidia 8600 to an ATI 4850, so i reinstalled the game, then installed the 1.0 patch from here, then the graphics patch from here, set it at 1280x1024 and ---- ta da - the game works! Look through this thread and you'll see I had all sorts of grief with my nvidia card, trying all sorts of things.

The best I could manage was software mode using a slowdown utility (see above!). Now with an ATI card I need no slowdown software or anything, and the game (well the text especially!) looks fantastic! Now all I have to do is start learning to play the game and survive until my team has levelled up a bit!!!
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:15 AM   #122
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Moved on to a new PC. Any idea if W&W will run on Win7 64 'out of the box' without endless tweaking?

Thanks in advance
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:41 AM   #123

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Originally Posted by Huwge View Post
Moved on to a new PC. Any idea if W&W will run on Win7 64 'out of the box' without endless tweaking?

Thanks in advance
No. It won't! I'm making real headway using virtual PC with windows 98 though. Don't I feel lucky I saved that old CD. Still not perfect, but I might be getting there.
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Old 08-15-2011, 02:52 AM   #124
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Hi! I've search around and found this, hope it works for those who are using win7.

Play Wizards & Warriors On Windows 7
By Jonathan Moeller - Last updated: Wednesday, August 25, 2010

One of the computer games I’ve enjoyed the most was the old “Wizards & Warriors” dungeon-crawl RPG, released way back in 2000. Getting it to work properly on Windows 7 is something of a challenge, but it is possible. Here’s how to do it.

First, you need to configure the game’s compatibility settings. Right-click on the shortcut for the game and select Properties. When the “Properties” dialog box appears, click on the Compatibility tab. You’ll need to enable the following settings:

-Run the program in compatibility mode for Windows 98 / Windows ME

-Run in 640 x 480 screen resolution.

-Disable desktop composition.

-Run tthis program as an administrator.

This will allow the game to run in Windows 7, but the town interfaces will not work. The town interface screens are based off an old form of the AVI codec, which isn’t supported properly in versions of Windows beyond Windows 98. To get the town interface screen to work properly, download a program called Virtualdub, which you can get by following this link.

Using Virtualdub, convert all the AVI files in this directory:

C:\Program Files\Activision\WizardsWarriors\townavi

To do so, open the AVI files, and from Virtualdub’s file menu, select “Save as old”. Make absolutely sure the new files have the same name as the old ones, otherwise they will not work.

Once the AVI files have been converted, you can now play Wizards & Warriors. Enjoy!

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Old 08-19-2011, 10:40 AM   #125
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Thanks Kakero!! Hope that will be helpful!!!
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