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LimeKiller

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So I tried out IXS in an XP virtual machine, and received some very interesting results. The game runs almost perfectly; great frame rate, and all the 3-D is displayed correctly... except the character models. The inhabitants of LEGO Island all have some sort of disease now.

 

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As you can see, the models have no textures, and are either flat minifigs or are missing a torso. It switches between the two. The latter is rather interesting, as the legs are still a 3-D object, and still hop around when the character walks -- it's just that both legs move in the same direction, looking rather silly.

 

This occurred in Windows XP running in VMware Player on a Windows 7 host. What's REALLY interesting is that I had previously installed this on other virtualization software (VMLite) and got different results still. In THAT VM, all the 3D was correct, even the character models, but none of the text would show up, meaning I had to navigate menus by memory and no subtitles or anything would appear. I'm not sure which version I would consider more playable. For me, I would prefer the no-text version as I already know how to play the game, but for others it might be an issue. I'm not sure what the point of this post is. I don't have a solution to the problem. But I can say,

"Lair, if you would like to play IXS on your computer, this might be the best way to do it, and you can choose for yourself if you'd rather have no text or glitched characters."



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"Lair, if you would like to play IXS on your computer, this might be the best way to do it, and you can choose for yourself if you'd rather have no text or glitched characters."

Every try to run IXS in a VM has gotten me "A debugger is running, please close all debuggers." If you know a way around this tell me, or tell me what program you used to emulate it.

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Ah, even stand-ins for the actors themselves. Clearly LEGO Studios has been having undergoing some financial trouble lately.

I also now feel the urge to like this image....

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Pepper, or should I say paper...

But seriously.

What the flip.

This is one of the most obscure graphical screw-ups I've ever seen.
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That's pretty weird... Particularly the bottom-right guy in the second image. Didn't see him at first.

 

I've had IXS unopened for a while now, perhaps I'll give it a go on my XP.



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Every try to run IXS in a VM has gotten me "A debugger is running, please close all debuggers."

 

I'm not sure if this is the same error or not, but in VMware Player, you need to add a few lines to the .vmx file (located in My Documents/Virtual Machines) before it will allow 3-D games. Most 3-D games will provide an error relating to graphics before you do this.

 

mks.enable3d = TRUE

 

and

 

svga.vramSize = 67108864

 

In VMLite, I didn't have to do this. I just installed it and it worked. VMLite was the one with the no-text/messed up GUI error.



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I have virtualbox. It runs 3D fine but a lot of games hate the VM itself. I'll try that one.

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BRB booting VMWare installing WINE and seeing what happens



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Ben24x7

O...kay... Odd...



#10
McJobless

You've discovered some kind of leper colony, obviously.

That's terrifying. Like, that's surrealist nightmare fuel. Wow.
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yeah this is happening to me too.
Of course, NOW my game runs fine in my PC... -.-


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Ben24x7

Is it your disk? If it isn't then it shows that many lego games (before 2005) are not capable on recent computers.



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Love how you can see, what looks like, the skeleton of the models.

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Is it your disk? If it isn't then it shows that many lego games (before 2005) are not capable on recent computers.

Im confused.

 

Anyway, wow. That is just weird. I love the third picture with the Bricksterbots(? havent played the actual game). They look like they are on a clothing rack to dry. :P



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Is it your disk? If it isn't then it shows that many lego games (before 2005) are not capable on recent computers.

It's running on a virtual machine (computer within a computer). These games weren't designed to be run like that. This is just showing people what it looks like when you do run it like this.