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How to play Grim Fandango on WindowsXP/Vista/7, Mac, and Linux
without any graphics/sound problems, and in a window!
- Download and install Residual, which is a new program that’s basically the 3D LUA equivalent to ScummVM, designed for playing old LucasArts games (most of which were originally designed for DOS) on newer and different systems.
- Off BOTH Grim Fandango discs, copy the GRIM.TAB file and ALL the .LAB files into a new folder on your hard drive together somewhere.
- Run Residual, click “Add Game”, and have it locate the folder you just made. Adjust the settings how you want and click “OK”.
- Click “Start”
The game should work now, completely playable all the way through! Supposedly there’s a few minor glitches still but they’re getting worked out; if you find any, let the nice folks know so they can get it taken care of!
Hopefully this’ll help anyone interested in playing this classic and very awesome game, either for the first time or the first time in a long time!
Quick and Simple guide to speeding up Windows XP to 7
I’m going to be quick, simple and to the point here: This guide is to help lessen the strain on various Windows based systems. This is to cut down on resources being hogged, to help optimize the system a bit, plus to add a bit of security.
No HP devices have been detected!
So today I had to go to a local business that I do occasional work for because one of the owners wanted an old HP Deskjet F4531 installed at his desk mostly for scanning documents. The installation went as normal but for some reason when I tried opening the HP Solution Center I recieved the error message ‘No HP devices have been detected. The Solution Center will now close. Re-installing the software didn’t solve the problem. At this point I attempted installing GIMP on the computer to see if I could scan from there and sure enough the HP Scanner program opened and was functioning normally, so I did a little research and found a workaround. Since the customer was only concerned with scanning I really didn’t need whatever other features came with the software, so I simply made a shortcut of the file ‘hpqscnvw.exe’ and saved it to my desktop. The file is located in the ‘C:\program files\hp\digital imaging\bin’ folder. This bypasses the Solution Center and takes you right to the HP Scanner program. This workaround was found HERE posted by nreyfig1962 in the digiex.net forums