ZGI and nemesis problems under XP.

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ZGI and nemesis problems under XP.

Post by IGNGcubeman » Thu Jan 29, 2004 8:01 pm

Neither of the games will start.  both of the games(not the installer) ask for disk 1, but never recognize it, and therfore don't get any further than that.

Any info or solutions that could help me with this?

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Re: ZGI and nemesis problems under XP.

Post by Fantine » Fri Jan 30, 2004 8:52 am

I was able to get ZGI to run under XP.  Mine asks for disk 1, just like you, but my PC recognizes it.  It usually asks for disk 1, if I try to load a saved game from disk 2 (when I know that disk 2 is the spot in the game where I saved).  It ususally says something about not detecting some sort of media device.

I'm really rather clueless about these things ...I just play around until I get something to work or almost break something, lol.  Have you tried uninstalling then re-installing?  Best of luck! :)

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Re: ZGI and nemesis problems under XP.

Post by DrPaul » Sun Feb 01, 2004 9:23 pm

I used to have a problem exactly like this with Win2000 or Win ME whe I would run Nemesis on my laptop.  The problem occured whenever I tried to play without the floppy drive in the smart-bay.  Usually I would have a Zip drive instead of the floppy drive.  But if I removed the Zip drive and replaced it with a floppy drive (even though I'm not using the floppy drive) it would work.

So I'm wondering...a lot of new computers don't come with a floppy drive anymore.  Does your computer have a floppy drive?  If not, maybe you will have to add one.  

It's just a thought.
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Re: ZGI and nemesis problems under XP.

Post by DataAngel » Mon Feb 02, 2004 12:53 am

most computers still come with floppy drives as most computers still need them to run properly, since you can buy them for $15 if you don't have one its worth it to get one.

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Re: ZGI and nemesis problems under XP.

Post by panther3751 » Thu Apr 01, 2004 7:39 pm

Since I have both Nemesis and GI on CD-ROM, I can get both of them to run and play ....

33% of the time, however, Nemesis will crash during gameplay. I have a corrupted save that I was working on with a friend of mine (my friend was playing zork for the first time, he really liked nemesis) that won't run every time I try opening it.

However, if you're kind to your software and let it have a lot of system resources, it won't crash. Probably. ^^;;

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Re: ZGI and nemesis problems under XP.

Post by jacey » Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:56 pm

I've had the same probelm.  My laptop won't recognize the CD version of ZGI.  I have XP and no matter how many times that I download it and uninstall it, it doesn't recognize disc 1 to start playing it.  Any ideas other than playing around with it or buying a floppy drive?

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Re: ZGI and nemesis problems under XP.

Post by brian0918 » Mon Apr 11, 2005 7:07 pm

You could set up another partition and load Windows 95 or 98 on it, then you could play any of them, hopefully.

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Re: ZGI and nemesis problems under XP.

Post by James Juno » Thu Jun 02, 2005 2:12 am

The answer to all these problems can be found here:

http://home.earthlink.net/~infernofilec ... _guest.htm

I have installed both GI and Nemesis this way and put the CDs on the shelf to collect dust.  This guy's solution is a savior for Zork!

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Re: ZGI and nemesis problems under XP.

Post by DataAngel » Fri Jun 03, 2005 6:48 pm

Handy Dandy indeed!

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Re: ZGI and nemesis problems under XP.

Post by Savannah » Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:15 pm

How do you get the linked play feature to work

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Re: ZGI and nemesis problems under XP.

Post by PK » Fri Apr 14, 2006 9:09 am

Pleh I did that with out even reading the instructions, I just applied the same tactic taht I used when installing Red Alert to xp.

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Re: ZGI and nemesis problems under XP.

Post by MacCentris » Thu May 04, 2006 8:03 pm

Wow, thanks for this, I have played Nemesis on my Mac for a while now (and passed it a while ago) and was ready to install it in our Windows XP laptop (bought the Win vers) and had no idea the problems we might run into.  With this I bet we will do just fine :)

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Re: ZGI and nemesis problems under XP.

Post by MacCentris » Mon May 08, 2006 11:58 pm

I try to download the subtitles patch from the Zork Library and the download never finishes the way it should, it either stops halfway or before reaching any significant percentage, no warning, when I try to open the file it just says the file has a bad format, anywhere else I can download it from?

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Re: ZGI and nemesis problems under XP.

Post by MacCentris » Tue May 09, 2006 1:32 am

Oh, nevermind. it seems my slow 56k connection had something to do with it, I was able to download it in late nite hours, thanks.

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Re: ZGI and nemesis problems under XP.

Post by DataAngel » Wed May 10, 2006 12:39 am

Glad you were able to d/l it.

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