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Problem with Tales of Monkey Island

posted by cacophonypop on - last edited - Viewed by 3.3K users
Hi

I have just downloaded ToMI chapters 1 and 2 ... I haven't yet tried chapter 2, but I can't get chapter 1 to work. I've tried a load of suggestions from the other threads but nothing seems to be making any difference.

Basically, I launch the game, nothing happens for a minute or two, then I get a black screen for about 3 or 4 minutes. The lucasarts/telltale screen comes up, and at the bottom is a whole bunch of brown and green squares. The menu screen comes up, and I can see the right hand side (which says monkey island etc) fine, but the left hand side, which I assume must be text like load game is brown and green squares. I also have no mouse cursor once it gets past the black screen, but if you move the mouse about enough the squares get bigger (must be when the mouse is pointing to them) I managed to start the game once by clicking away like this, but graphics were painfully slow and a page full of those brown and green squares reappeared at which point I couldn't get any further.

My drivers are all up to date, please help!!!!!!!!!!!!:confused:
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    mremaknu;200189 said:
    I can't run the intel driver's installation; it tells me I need to go to my computer's manufacturer (dell) and I found the same driver as what the first guy listed.
    That was a solution for StaticChu.

    You did not answer my questions so i don't know anything about your system.
  • StaticChu;199992 said:
    Thx for the advice!

    I actually just got the game to work by downloading a prefs file you uploaded in another thread, the 800x600 windowed quality 1 prefs file. Game is running OK so far, no more green and brown square blotches where text should be and the fps is gone way up.

    I'll get the new drivers and post back if it worked to get the game running on a better quality.
    Sorry mate. can u tell em where did u get that 800x600 file to make the game work.
    i getting desesperated.
    cheers
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    gachupian;200435 said:
    Sorry mate. can u tell em where did u get that 800x600 file to make the game work.
    i getting desesperated.
    cheers
    Replacing the file prefs.prop
    Download this prefs.prop.
    It has a 800x600 resolution, quality 1 and is in windowed mode.

    In "My Documents/Telltale Games/" you'll find a folder for the episode.
    Replace the existing prefs.prop with the one you downloaded.
  • I have the same problem!! I tried the prefs file and it didn't work... I've attached my zipped dxdiag... what do I have to do?
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    supermax666;206582 said:
    I have the same problem!! I tried the prefs file and it didn't work... I've attached my zipped dxdiag... what do I have to do?
    Card name: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
    Driver Date/Size: 5/8/2007 17:55:22, 2363392 bytes
    Try updating to the latest Graphics Driver for your system.
  • Hi, i have downloaded this game but it doesn't run om my PC. It starts and i get logo Disclaimer and sound then the screen stays black but i van see the green cursor..i have latest direct X and my all drivers are updated... I have P4 1.8Ghz processor, 80GB Hard disk...1GB RAM and 64 MB Intel chipset 82845G grapics card.
    I would love love to play this game. Can you help me please..
    Thanks..

    Reply soon please!
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    Sameer0007;219790 said:
    Reply soon please!
    How long do you wait when it stays black?
    Have you tried different Episodes?


    Also please give us some more information:
    dxdiag
    Windows XP: Go to your start menu and click on run. Type in "dxdiag" and hit enter
    Windows Vista / 7: Press the windows key on your keyboard or click on the start menu. Type in "dxdiag" and hit enter.

    Now click on the button that says "save all information".
    It will prompt you to save a file. Save it where you can find it.


    Then e.g. zip the file and attach it to a message.
  • i Usually for 5 mins and yes same goes for chap 1. u think o should wait for long? And here's my DxDiag
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    Please run the DirectX updater. The File Dates in your dxdiag are horribly old.

    If it doesn't find any updates, run the full DirectX installer.
  • DjNDB;219853 said:
    Please run the DirectX updater. The File Dates in your dxdiag are horribly old.

    If it doesn't find any updates, run the full DirectX installer.
    ok bt is my Graphics card compatible?
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