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Quest For Glory V Won't Start

Postby Meridion » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:16 pm

Hi Guys,

Been trying pretty much anything to make it work, quite unsuccessfully.

Tried the Installer from this page, and tried the GOG Version as well, both won't seem to work (btw, yeah.. i've bought this game like 3 times already :P)

Tried compatibility mode, non compatibility mode, with patches, without patches, having quicktime installed, not having quicktime installed, having the quicktime safe mode on and off, tried forcing the integrated graphics as well as the nvidia gtx680m, the result is always the same:

I open the game, and as soon as I open it, the resolution of the screen changes, but however i'm still on windows, the game is minimized, and the process on the task manager is labeled as not responding.

Tried playing the game from a WinXP VM and that works, but would really like to be able to play it on my normal system.

I'm running Windows 8.1 (x64), and even though the diagnostic tool says that UAC is on, it's off.

Any help would be deeply appreciated.

Thanks !

Here's the diagnostic tool info:
Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire

diagnostic information:

======================== System Info ========================

Core (6.2.9200.2) 64-Bit, English
Service Pack : None
Account type : Administrator
UAC status : On

CPU : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3820QM CPU @ 2.70GHz, ~2693 Mhz
Memory : 4096MB RAM
Graphics Adapter : Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 w/ 7MB of memory.
Screen Resolution : 1920 x 1080, 32 bit color
DirectX Version : DirectX 9.0c
CD-ROM Drive(s) : D:\ ; E:\ ; G:\ (DAEMON Tools Lite is installed.)



========================= Game Info =========================

Game : Quest for Glory 5
Game Version : 1.2
Game Path : F:\GOG Games\Quest for Glory Pack\Quest for Glory 5 CDV
Installer Version : 3.0.0.0
NSIS Version : v2.46
Start Menu Directory : Sierra\Quest for Glory V- Dragon Fire
UninstallString : F:\GOG Games\Quest for Glory Pack\Quest for Glory 5 CDV\uninst.exe

Compatibility Mode:

QfG5.exe: DWM8And16BitMitigation


================== Game Configuration File ==================

QfG5.cfg

.


====================== Game Files List ======================

VERSION
QfG5.cfg
DiagnosticTool.exe
FileList.exe
QfG5.exe
uninst.exe
QfG.ICO
QfG5HR.ico
Language.inf
Sierra.inf
Quest for Glory V- Dragon Fire.lnk
QuickTime.qtp
QuickTime.qts
GAMEDAT.SHP
Installer License.txt
License.txt
New Installer Readme.txt
README.TXT
Readme2.txt
Special.Txt
DATA\CDA.SPK
DATA\CDN.SPK
DATA\HDN.SPK
DATA\HDNW.SPK
DATA\MOV\01.MOV
DATA\MOV\02.MOV
DATA\MOV\03.MOV
DATA\MOV\04.MOV
DATA\MOV\05.MOV
DATA\MOV\06.MOV
DATA\RGD\415.RGD
DATA\RGD\690.RGD
DATA\RGD\720.RGD
IMPORTS\Paladin.sav
WData\Rooms\Room200.dll
WData\Rooms\Room210.dll
WData\Rooms\Room220.dll
WData\Rooms\Room230.dll
WData\Rooms\Room240.dll
WData\Rooms\Room250.dll
WData\Rooms\Room260.dll
WData\Rooms\Room270.dll
WData\Rooms\Room280.dll
WData\Rooms\Room290.dll
WData\Rooms\Room300.dll
WData\Rooms\Room310.dll
WData\Rooms\Room320.dll
WData\Rooms\Room340.dll
WData\Rooms\Room350.dll
WData\Rooms\Room355.dll
WData\Rooms\Room360.dll
WData\Rooms\Room370.dll
WData\Rooms\Room380.dll
WData\Rooms\Room390.dll
WData\Rooms\Room400.dll
WData\Rooms\Room410.dll
WData\Rooms\Room415.dll
WData\Rooms\Room420.dll
WData\Rooms\Room440.dll
WData\Rooms\Room450.dll
WData\Rooms\Room460.dll
WData\Rooms\Room470.dll
WData\Rooms\Room480.dll
WData\Rooms\Room500.dll
WData\Rooms\Room510.dll
WData\Rooms\Room520.dll
WData\Rooms\Room530.dll
WData\Rooms\Room540.dll
WData\Rooms\Room550.dll
WData\Rooms\Room551.dll
WData\Rooms\Room560.dll
WData\Rooms\Room565.dll
WData\Rooms\Room570.dll
WData\Rooms\Room580.dll
WData\Rooms\Room581.dll
WData\Rooms\Room590.dll
WData\Rooms\Room591.dll
WData\Rooms\Room600.dll
WData\Rooms\Room601.dll
WData\Rooms\Room610.dll
WData\Rooms\Room611.dll
WData\Rooms\Room620.dll
WData\Rooms\Room621.dll
WData\Rooms\Room680.dll
WData\Rooms\Room690.dll
WData\Rooms\Room700.dll
WData\Rooms\Room720.dll
WData\Rooms\Room730.dll
WData\Rooms\Room735.dll
WData\Rooms\Room740.dll
WData\Rooms\Room750.dll
WData\Rooms\Room760.dll
WData\Rooms\Room761.dll
WData\Rooms\Room762.dll
WData\Rooms\Room770.dll
WData\Rooms\Room780.dll
WData\Rooms\Room790.dll
WData\Rooms\Room791.dll
WData\Rooms\Room795.dll
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Re: Quest For Glory V Won't Start

Postby Collector » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:29 pm

You do not seem to be missing any files, nor am seeing anything else wrong. he compatibility mode setting you have gave me a clue. Apparently, Win8 does not allow the 16-bit color mode the game uses. If that compatibility mode setting does not work for you, you will probably need to find another solution. You could try using DxWnd to run the game in a window as a work around.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/dxwnd/
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Re: Quest For Glory V Won't Start

Postby Brandon » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:53 pm

I am trying to run QFGV on Win XP SP 3, a 3 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo machine with a CRT monitor. Any suggestions?

I used the installer from this site to install the game from my original CDs.

(By the way, a tip for the installer. It could prompt the user for "Install CD" rather than QFGV CD and then "Game CD" rather than "Disc 2". That's how Sierra labelled the two discs.)

What happens is that I double click on the icon, it switches my monitor but then immediately switches it back with the standard "Send Error Report" / "Don't Send" thing. It wouldn't let me copy/paste from the window when I tried to examine the error report. I've tried the various compatability modes as well as the "640x480" and "256 color" options, with the same result.

The one exception is that when I try to run using NT 4.0 compatibility, it gives an actual error - DirectX 5.0 or higher is not installed. I have DirectX 9.0c installed.
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Re: Quest For Glory V Won't Start

Postby Collector » Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:41 pm

I no longer have an XP machine to test the installer, so I no longer take XP into account when writing the installers. XP has gotten pretty long in the tooth. You should not have to set compatibility. Trouble shooting for an XP box will be a bit of a shot in the dark for me. Run the diagnostic and attach the log here.
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Re: Quest For Glory V Won't Start

Postby Brandon » Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:01 am

I was about to ask what the diagnostic was - well, that's just brilliant :)

The reason I hoped to load it on my XP machine (or even my 98 machine, if I have to, although I don't have a sound card in that one) is that I wanted the original experience full screen on a CRT, and my XP machine is just the easiest to run one of my CRT monitors from.

The diagnostic seems to be incorrectly determining that I have the game installed in a "Program Files" directory, when I don't.

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Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire

diagnostic information:

======================== System Info ========================

Microsoft Windows XP Professional5.1.2600.196608 32-Bit, en-US
Service Pack      : 3
Account type      : Administrator
UAC status        :

CPU               : Intel Pentium III Xeon processor
Memory            : 3.25 GB
Graphics Adapter  : NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT w/ 512 MB of Video RAM
Screen Resolution : 800 x 600, 32 bit color
DirectX Version   : DirectX 9.0c
CD-ROM Drive(s)   : E:\


========================= Game Info =========================

Game                 : Quest for Glory 5
Game Version         : 1.2
Game Path            : C:\Sierra\Quest for Glory 5 **See note below**
Installer Version    : 3.0.0.0
NSIS Version         : v2.46
Start Menu Directory : Sierra\QFG5
Uninstall string     : C:\Sierra\Quest for Glory 5\uninst.exe

 * You have this game installed in the "Program Files" directory.
 Systems folders have restricted write permissions, which can
 cause known issues with legacy games.

 Consider installing this game in a non-system folder such as:

        "C:\Sierra\QfG5
QfG5.exe: Not set


================== Game Configuration File ==================

C:\Sierra\Quest for Glory 5\QfG5.cfg:

.




====================== Game Files List ======================

VERSION
QfG5.cfg
DiagnosticTool.exe
QfG5.exe
Quest for Glory 5.exe
uninst.exe
QfG.ICO
Language.inf
Sierra.inf
QuickTime.qtp
QuickTime.qts
GAMEDAT.SHP
Installer License.txt
License.txt
New Installer Readme.txt
Readme2.txt
Special.Txt
README.TXT

Characters\

DATA\
DATA\CDA.SPK
DATA\CDN.SPK
DATA\HDN.SPK
DATA\HDNW.SPK

DATA\MOV\
DATA\MOV\01.MOV
DATA\MOV\02.MOV
DATA\MOV\03.MOV
DATA\MOV\04.MOV
DATA\MOV\05.MOV
DATA\MOV\06.MOV

DATA\RGD\
DATA\RGD\415.RGD
DATA\RGD\690.RGD
DATA\RGD\720.RGD

IMPORTS\
IMPORTS\Paladin.sav

Saved Games\

WData\

WData\Rooms\
WData\Rooms\Room200.dll
WData\Rooms\Room210.dll
WData\Rooms\Room220.dll
WData\Rooms\Room230.dll
WData\Rooms\Room240.dll
WData\Rooms\Room250.dll
WData\Rooms\Room260.dll
WData\Rooms\Room270.dll
WData\Rooms\Room280.dll
WData\Rooms\Room290.dll
WData\Rooms\Room300.dll
WData\Rooms\Room310.dll
WData\Rooms\Room320.dll
WData\Rooms\Room340.dll
WData\Rooms\Room350.dll
WData\Rooms\Room355.dll
WData\Rooms\Room360.dll
WData\Rooms\Room370.dll
WData\Rooms\Room380.dll
WData\Rooms\Room390.dll
WData\Rooms\Room400.dll
WData\Rooms\Room410.dll
WData\Rooms\Room415.dll
WData\Rooms\Room420.dll
WData\Rooms\Room440.dll
WData\Rooms\Room450.dll
WData\Rooms\Room460.dll
WData\Rooms\Room470.dll
WData\Rooms\Room480.dll
WData\Rooms\Room500.dll
WData\Rooms\Room510.dll
WData\Rooms\Room520.dll
WData\Rooms\Room530.dll
WData\Rooms\Room540.dll
WData\Rooms\Room550.dll
WData\Rooms\Room551.dll
WData\Rooms\Room560.dll
WData\Rooms\Room565.dll
WData\Rooms\Room570.dll
WData\Rooms\Room580.dll
WData\Rooms\Room581.dll
WData\Rooms\Room590.dll
WData\Rooms\Room591.dll
WData\Rooms\Room600.dll
WData\Rooms\Room601.dll
WData\Rooms\Room610.dll
WData\Rooms\Room611.dll
WData\Rooms\Room620.dll
WData\Rooms\Room621.dll
WData\Rooms\Room680.dll
WData\Rooms\Room690.dll
WData\Rooms\Room700.dll
WData\Rooms\Room720.dll
WData\Rooms\Room730.dll
WData\Rooms\Room735.dll
WData\Rooms\Room740.dll
WData\Rooms\Room750.dll
WData\Rooms\Room760.dll
WData\Rooms\Room761.dll
WData\Rooms\Room762.dll
WData\Rooms\Room770.dll
WData\Rooms\Room780.dll
WData\Rooms\Room790.dll
WData\Rooms\Room791.dll
WData\Rooms\Room795.dll
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Re: Quest For Glory V Won't Start

Postby Collector » Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:12 am

There is something wonky going on. You said that you have a Core 2 Duo, but it is reporting a P3 Xeon. I have no idea why the tool would report that it is in the %ProgramFiles% folder if it was run in "C:\Sierra\Quest for Glory 5". What dotNET framework do you have installed? Was this game moved after it was installed? Is this an emulator instead of actual hardware?

Again, some, if not all of the anomalies may be because of XP.
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Re: Quest For Glory V Won't Start

Postby Brandon » Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:27 am

Thanks for trying to help Collector!

It's absolutely a Core 2 Duo. It's real hardware, no emulation. I installed Framework 4. I did not move the game - or touch any of the game files - after it was installed.
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Re: Quest For Glory V Won't Start

Postby Collector » Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:26 am

Then I have to assume that XP is breaking it. I'll see if I can get someone else with an XP machine to try it.

BTW, that is enough machine to run Win7. The hardware is also new enough that running XP on it is often hit or miss. Drivers for newer hardware usually are not optimized for XP, it they even develop XP drivers. Newer games and applications may have problems with XP's missing or antiquated APIs. If you do not want to lose your XP you could setup a dual boot. And it will be much safer being on the internet with a newer OS. Just a thought.
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Re: Quest For Glory V Won't Start

Postby Brandon » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:00 am

Oh yeah, that's one of my legacy machines for various reasons. Not connected to internet. My primary machine is Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.
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Re: Quest For Glory V Won't Start

Postby Tawmis » Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:43 am

I have Windows XP on a machine I do my writing on. And I believe I have QFGV GOG version on there. Give me a moment to check.
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Re: Quest For Glory V Won't Start

Postby Tawmis » Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:50 am

Tested the GOG version on my Windows XP machine and it works.

I have:

Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
SP3

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Re: Quest For Glory V Won't Start

Postby Collector » Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:31 pm

Of course the GOG version should be identical as it is my design, too. Can you test the installer on that XP machine?
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Re: Quest For Glory V Won't Start

Postby Tawmis » Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:52 pm

Collector wrote:Of course the GOG version should be identical as it is my design, too. Can you test the installer on that XP machine?


I will need to dig out my QFGV CD and find my USB CD player. (Dell Inspirion does not have a CD player).

Will try to get to it ASAP.
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Re: Quest For Glory V Won't Start

Postby Brandon » Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:00 pm

Thanks for your help as well Tawmis :)

I actually don't own most of the GOG collections, as I generally have multiple versions of the originals. I should pick it up the next time they have a sale :P
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Re: Quest For Glory V Won't Start

Postby Tawmis » Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:56 pm

Brandon wrote:Thanks for your help as well Tawmis :)
I actually don't own most of the GOG collections, as I generally have multiple versions of the originals. I should pick it up the next time they have a sale :P


My pleasure, I will try to test it by this weekend.
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