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*Might* have found fix for Island issues

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I will not explain the issues LEGO Island has when running in modern PC, you know it already. So I'll just cut to the chase.

 

While searching for any info I could find about Voodoo cards and Direct 3D HAL on modern PCs, I came across this Wikipedia article, which had some interesting info on Voodoo cards and the Glide API. The article then lead me here: a site listing a bunch of Glide API wrappers for modern PCs, allowing the old games to be played without a Voodoo card. I've looked at all of them, and the most promising one is nGlide, a wrapper that is still being supported. It even lists Windows 8 as a supported system. I haven't downloaded anything, but I thought I should report it.

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I'm feeling bored this morning; I'll dig out my old copy of Island and mess around with it, and see if I can get it to work.

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I will not explain the issues LEGO Island has when running in modern PC, you know it already. So I'll just cut to the chase.

 

While searching for any info I could find about Voodoo cards and Direct 3D HAL on modern PCs, I came across this Wikipedia article, which had some interesting info on Voodoo cards and the Glide API. The article then lead me here: a site listing a bunch of Glide API wrappers for modern PCs, allowing the old games to be played without a Voodoo card. I've looked at all of them, and the most promising one is nGlide, a wrapper that is still being supported. It even lists Windows 8 as a supported system. I haven't downloaded anything, but I thought I should report it.

 

Sadly, I don't think Lego Island supports Glide. (This might be relevant: http://www.zeus-software.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=434&p=1745) "The game seems to use the D3DRM.DLL. Apparently it's an old and almost never used ('LEGO Island' comes to my mind) method called the 'Retainend Mode'. Likewise, http://vogons.zetafleet.com/viewtopic.php?t=32958: "Lego Island is Direct3D."

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The game seems to use the D3DRM.DLL

 

That file was decisive for me to actually get the game to start up, although via this topic I came across this file.

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Does this means you can fix the game AND actually edit the game as your wishes?

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Does this means you can fix the game AND actually edit the game as your wishes?

Could you explain to me how you thought that might be possible?

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I got the game to work on my brothers Windows 7 laptop,I opened up the CD files and found INSTALL.EXE and i just ran in compatibility mode with windows 95,after installing i ran autorun,and went to configure,then i opened the advanced tab err button or whatever it is,and there is a list,by default it should say Direct3D HAL,make it anything except D3D Hal,and the game worked fine,it did randomly crash one time while i was in the police station messing around.

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