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Linear frame buffer error

Discussion in 'Games' started by Cageman2007, Jan 29, 2007.

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  1. Cageman2007

    Cageman2007 Thread Starter

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    Hi.

    Im trying to run an old game (11th Hour) on a specially bought pc (as it had a lower spec).

    I have to run the program from the dos prompt which up to a point is ok.

    when i have made the correct sound settings, the program says to click any key to get started. I then get kicked back to windows and get the following error:


    Error: System does not have a linear frame buffer and the player cannot
    Error: set a virtual frame buffer from s WINDOWS(tm) shell
    Error: please exit windows and run the player from there

    I have tried several things but all to no good.

    can anyone help?

    many thanks

    Kev.
     
  2. Couriant

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    You on Windows XP?
     
  3. Cageman2007

    Cageman2007 Thread Starter

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    I bought a lower spec pc running on windows 98
     
  4. Couriant

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    Have you tried running the game in DOS? I believe that game is DOS based.
     
  5. Cageman2007

    Cageman2007 Thread Starter

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    yeah i have used the msdos prompt in 98 which just kicks me back to windows and then shows the error typed above.

    I have shut down the system and restarted in dos.. but it then doesnt recognise the cdrom drive???
     
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