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Lego Chess Crash Fix?

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One of my favorite classic Lego games was and still is Lego Chess, but running it on Windows 10 is nearly impossible. I installed the patch to fix the disc read error and can play the game but after certain random actions it just crashes. I also am forced to run the game in a lower resolution due to a lack of options. If anybody has any tips to lower the crash rate or stop it altogether I am all ears.

Summary: Game boots and is playable but crashes often.

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aidenpons

To my knowledge the crash rate cannot be avoided.. I think I got it working on Win10 but didn't play it. I did play it more extensively on its "original hardware," a WinXP machine - and even then, it still crashed.

 

IIRC Lego Chess does have a save-load function, so you can just save every few turns or so. But doing so can be slow and annoying - and it's really demoralizing to lose your progress and your chain of thought, regardless of how much is lost.

 

 

Not sure what can be done about the resolution though.

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mumboking

For me, it's crashed on everything I've attempted to run it on, except the Windows 98 PC I played it on a lot as a kid.

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LDD Mods

It doesn't crash if you save the game after every move on a virtual Windows XP PC. Also worked alright and with cutscenes on my old XP machine back in early 2000s

I have a graphics issue with a couple of the old LEGO games in my collection. One is creator kk not showing cutscenes but playing audio, or not showing tutorial levels properly on screen, the other is chess with vertical lines in game and no cutscenes except the in game animated cutscenes. One day either me or someone else will get cutscenes working.

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LegoFan13

When I try to win the level in story mode, when appears "Checkmate! Red wins!" and I click OK, the game crashes for no reason

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jcdbm
On 4/19/2020 at 6:42 PM, LegoFan13 said:

When I try to win the level in story mode, when appears "Checkmate! Red wins!" and I click OK, the game crashes for no reason

I am having the same problem. I'm trying to create a 100% complete save file, but the game crashes too often. I'm running Windows 10 LTSC 64-bit.


I've been able to play through the story and get all the videos added to my scrapbook collection, but I am not able to finish the third game of each story mode.
The tutorial mode crashes pretty frequently, and I can't use the save function that is in normal games to try to progress through it.
The save function is otherwise the saving grace for getting through a normal chess game.
Also, on the side, I haven't figured out what the third page of the scrapbook is -- perhaps someone here knows.

 

Eventually I'll set up a VM for the sole purpose of completing this game, but if anyone has a 100% save file I would greatly appreciate an upload.

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meo3333

lego chess not install on windows 10 64 bit

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jcdbm
4 hours ago, meo3333 said:

lego chess not install on windows 10 64 bit

I was able to set it up on my 64-bit machine by using a 32-bit installer fix that I found online. The default installer is 16-bit but the game itself is 32-bit, if I am not mistaken.
There are a couple different 32-bit installers out there, they should be easy to find just by searching.

 

Installing is just the first step. Getting this game to be playable outside a virtual machine was difficult.

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LegoFan13

It crashes when I try to restart the level when I click OK on the message "Stalemate! No legal moves! It's a draw!" too

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jcdbm

I had the same experience, so I went ahead and set up Windows XP 32-bit on a virtual machine.
I did a fresh install of the game and updated it with the patch and CD fix.
Now it runs without crashing, and I can complete the tutorial section without a hiccup.

Edit: Only thing I couldn't get were the intro videos and cutscenes. If anyone knows where they need to be placed to be able to be played, I'd appreciate the info.

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LegoFan13

My VirtualBox virtual machine does not work anymore on my Windows 10 update, so I can't use Windows XP

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ALVASV

Using PCem (an emulator) works for me, can play Lego Chess fine. Only problem is I slow down to 50% speed on every intro video and story cutscene.

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Abdullah

Hi.

I'm trying to get this running for my son.

I managed to install it using a 32 bit installer, apply the patch and then the CD fix.

Now the game runs, but it crashes randomly very often.

Does anyone at all have any idea about how to solve this problem?

I've installed nGlide and it hasn't made any difference. 

Thank you.

On 7/8/2020 at 5:58 PM, ALVASV said:

Using PCem (an emulator) works for me, can play Lego Chess fine. Only problem is I slow down to 50% speed on every intro video and story cutscene.

Hi. Which operating system did you install on that emulator?

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