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« on: September 17, 2015, 07:53:30 PM »

I seem to have a strange problem when running this game on Win10:

What did I do:
* Maximum install
* Copy the d3drm.dll to PR_ENG
* Run the game in CPU mode with plain colours

I have the following problem: the game seems to flicker between the normal view on full screen and a CGA-view (you know the good old pink-green-white) on the left half of my screen Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2015, 09:12:11 PM »

how did you get the setup to run? Mine just wont start at all Sad
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2015, 09:57:06 PM »

Simply start it as administrator and go for dinner (no kidding)...

It didn't start, I looked for solutions - found none -, went for dinner and when I came back the installer had started...
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2015, 10:42:31 PM »

Hi Ayakuri,

To stop the flicker try setting it to run in compatibility mode 16bit colour and it's good to know that the installer does eventually work. 

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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2015, 06:55:13 AM »

> game flicker

Enable windowed mode by
hex-editing the english version of EngRel.Exe, write 0x00 at file offset: 0x000BD0A8
then on EngRel.Exe compatibility properties tab, set 16bit color and 640x480 resolution
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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2015, 08:48:42 AM »

Totally agree with Aqrit and I'm releasing an Ultimate mod pack this weekend that contains the modified EngRel.exe

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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2015, 12:14:37 PM »

This issue is actually since Windows 7.
The installer progress bar hangs at 99% for ages. Maybe in Win10 this first progress bar is invisible.
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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2015, 10:24:30 AM »

Howzit All.

I have a similar problem in Windows 10.

I installed the game and from there i picked up the D3DRM.dll error, so i downloaded the file and carried on. Then came the Out-Of-Date graphics drivers issue and then i installed the Intro-Crash-Fix and carried on. Now the game seems to flicker between the normal view on full screen and pink-green-white on the left half of my screen. So I clicked the 16-bit color with Admin permission along with 640x480 screen resolution. And the problem is still existent.

Any advice?

And a simple question, ill probably get scolded for this but, would it be possible for someone with an original CD of the game to extract the files there-on and allow people to download it. I mean the game is considered abadonware, so no trouble would follow. Any thoughts? And before someone asks, i had the original CD (I got it as a birthday gift many years back) but recently it got destroyed in my CD-Rom. Never thought id see a shattered disc, anyway, and seeing as i live in South Africa and ALLOT of people on E-bay wont post to South Africa due to the high postal theft, i have very little option but to ask the above mentioned question.
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« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2015, 08:32:24 PM »

Hi and Welcome,

no one should post any links to downloads as 2mins of googling can probably find it. However, you don't mention installing our mod pack that contains a modified EngRel.exe for 16bit colour to work properly and therefore no screen flickering.

So I would advise following the 4 steps of the Help guide ->

http://forum.dark-omen.org/help-section/ultimate-dark-omen-xpvistawin7win81win10-game-fixes-t111.0.html

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« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2015, 04:37:25 AM »

Hi olly.

Shot for the help. Can i still play the original campaign if i install the Ultimate Dark Omen as i want to play through the original campaign before starting the new campaign vs the Deamon Prince?
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« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2015, 12:16:55 PM »

Yes the Mod Selector allows you to select Original Game, to play against the Dread King and I think Dark Omen Expanded Mod has the Demon Prince.

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