Friday, May 05, 2006

Simon The Sorcerer 3D German PC-CD: A Nightmare Of Bugs!

I recently bought myself Simon The Sorcerer 3D German PC-CD. Since I knew the English version which ran smoothly on Windows XP as far as I could tell, the German version is a true nightmare!

While the English version just has a tiny flicker on the lower right area in cut scene sequences (which is ATI driver related, I think!), the German version is a paradise of errors and glitches.

There is that MultiLanguage Patch. The English version works with it, the German version does not. Means it crashes with "Simon3D.EXE has enountered an error and has to close". OK, so I decided to uninstall the game and reinstall it again, suddenly there are heavy sound bugs in the game (repeatings, skippings, etc). Nothing helped, but recovering Windows XP from a previous state by using a system restore point!

Then in the game's book navigation, the mouse pointer falls out of sync with the graphic from the game, means if you click wrong, you suddenly move something on your Windows Desktop.

Rarely, the game switches from full screen into boxed mode without any reason.

On first startup, sometimes it won't accept CD1 eventhough it's inserted in the drive.

There are heavy polygon graphic flickers.

And the German manual is the best!
These pages are printed in the manual: 1, 2 , 3, 4 , 5 , 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20.

Were people drunk?



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