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« on: October 22, 2017, 10:08:22 AM »

Hi, first post here. I used to play Dark Omen back in the day, and I was really happy to see that DO has an active community after all these years, and I can’t wait to try all the new campaigns included in the latest modpack.

I followed the installation instructions on this forum, and got the game running on my Windows 10 laptop with a GeForce 750m graphics card. However, I am only able to run it in CPU mode, since 3D mode is grayed our in the options menu. Could anyone here help me with this? I remember the game looking a lot better in 3D mode.
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2017, 02:08:19 PM »

Hi and welcome, unfortunately 3d mode only works with high end graphics cards such as NVidia GTX range. However, you can try using the dgvoodoo 2.45 emulator

http://dege.freeweb.hu/dgVoodoo2/dgVoodoo2.html

Copy and paste the dgVoodooSetup.exe, MS D3DImm.dll and DDraw.dll into your Dark Omen PRG_ENG folder

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http://forum.dark-omen.org/help-section/3d-mode-and-win87-dark-omen-t1164.0.html;msg14206#msg14206

and Rob found pcem also works

https://pcem-emulator.co.uk/downloads.html

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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2017, 06:58:41 AM »

I had been using dgVoodoo v2.54, which didn't seem to work, but running v2.45 in administrator mode did the trick! Thank you for your help!
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2018, 11:38:25 AM »

Hello guys,
I tried dgVoodoo 2.45, used Olly's instructions but I receive an error message when I run Eng_Rel.exe:
"Dark Omen has failed due to an incompatible DirectX version or out-of-date display drivers."
Any idea how to fix it?

Also, I have videocard NVIDIA GeForce MX150. And Dark Omen allows me to switch to 3d when I start game (only colorful mouse seems to crash the game).
While overall graphics seems to improve slightly, all unit sprites have black bars and I do not know how to get rid of them. Also, is there a way to fix it?
Thank you.


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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2018, 08:14:51 PM »

I would have to remote in and try and fix but you could try pcem

https://pcem-emulator.co.uk/downloads.html
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2018, 09:42:27 PM »

Thank you,
let me try PCem first. I downloaded it but did not find instruction how to run Dark Omen (or another game) using it. Is there one? Probably it's too late and I should look into it tomorrow :p
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