Requirements for Acclaim Version 1997::
PC with 486/66 MHz or higher processor
20MB available Hard Disc space
2x CD-Rom drive with 300kb per second
Super VGA graphics (256 colors)
Windows 3.1 or Windows 95
Requirements for Got Game Version 2004:
800Mhz or Better
50Mb free RAM
8x CD-ROM Drive or faster
24bit color video display (minimum)
QuickTime 6 (comes with CD
DVD ROM for The Making Of Bad Mojo Companion DVD
The Original Version from Acclaim
Such a strange game. Very creepy. I found that my CD Rom played very slowly in between the cut scenes, and would seem to freeze, however (there's always a however...) If you're patient and wait for the CD to spin down, all you have to do is either press the ESC key for the next frame to start up or Cltrl + Shift " keys (if there are two cutscenes) Sometimes I found it necessary to use a combination of both to either "unpause" a particular section of the game. I had no problems or crashes at all. I was able to view the trailer, save, replay, load all from the spacebar.
For those of you who have the newer version known as Bad Mojo Redux, just click on the link above and follow the suggestions noted.
As always, with any "setup" I do, I always recommend to prepare your
system. I call it, "The General Drill"
So let's take a look at it:
The General Drill
updated printable version
First let's take a look at the "General Drill"
Whenever I start a new game, especially an "older one"; I have always made it a habit to make sure my system is clean. (So let's clean house) Our cleaning products?? No, I'm not talking about special Orange Sprays or Pine smelly disinfectants! I'm referring to the "3 Musketeers" of WINTEL Systems. They are: "Disk Clean Up", Check Disc (the old Scan Disc in pre XP Windows based systems) and Defrag.
First, Let's do a Disk Clean Up (Don't know how?) GO to-->Start-->All Programs--> Accessories--> System Tools-->Disk Clean Up. Empty out what you don't need ( you'll be surprised at what you can accumulate!) Shut down all extra programs. (for those of you who know how to do this part...just skip onto the next area of the "Setup".) For those of you who don't, the easiest way to terminate your TSRs (terminated but staying resident programs, also known as background applications") is to right click on each of the little icons in the lower right portion of your "Tool Bar" (located near your clock), As you right click on each of them you will get the option to either "exit", "close" or "unload". Do this for each of them. Then, if you have a Screensaver go ahead and disable it.
If you haven't done the "Ole' Scan Disk"...(in XP it's called "Check Disk") and Defragged recently here is a good time to do it. Go to-->My Computer-->Local Disc "C" ("C" is mine but your Local Disc maybe assigned another letter)-->Right Click-->Properties-->Tools-->"Check Now..." ->Make sure that both boxes are checked--> 1.)Automatically fix file system errors and 2.)Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.-->Click Start. You can follow this same path to locate your Defrag program as well or use Start-->All Programs-->Accessories-->System Tools-->Defrag Hard Drive.
Check your system by doing a "Ctrl, Alt & Delete", this will bring up "The Task Manager", If you have closed out all Windows Programs, the field under "Applications" will be blank.
(Leave the field marked "Processes" alone. Yep, I know there are lots of interesting files in there...but your really better off not touching anything in there unless you really know just what you are doing.)
You might want to check on your Video and Audio acceleration at this time, make sure you set the video at the 3rd notch from the right -->and audio should be set to 1 notch to the left (I find that this is the best setting for this adventure on MY system. Yours may be different, but this is always a good place to start and you can increase or lower them as you see fit after the game is installed.)
I know this seems like a bother, but if you take the time to make sure your system is sparkling on the inside, you'll have less headaches later. Remember a healthy XP is a happy one.
- Load up the CD into you CDROM Drive. Go to --> My Computer--> Which ever Letter your CDROM drive is located with the Bad Mojo CD in it. (mine was "E"). Right Click-->Explore.
- Locate the following files: BadMojo.exe, Setup.exe, and SH22MON.exe.
Right Click on each of these in their turn and Choose--> Properties-->
Take your cues from the following table:
Compatibility--> Compatibility mode--> Windows95 Display Settings-->
check-->disable visual themes
input settings--> check-->turn off advanced text services for this program
- Click Apply Click OK.
- Double click on The Setup.exe file and begin the install.
- Follow through the animated screen until its completion. Bad Mojo will ask if you wish
to install QuickTime 2.05 (which is the QT version used for Windows95) It's up to you if you wish to install it. However if you do, you will have to delete any upgraded version. I choose not to install it, btw, as I already have Version 2.1.2 and Version 3.0 installed and did not need this one. Once the install is completed-->
- Click on the Green Arrow on the yellow folder (located in the upper right corner of your Tool Bar. This will take you back to "My Computer".
- Double Click-->Local Disc "C":-->Double Click-->BadMojo folder-->Right Click on "BadMojo.exe"-->Properties-->Compatibility-->all boxes should be checked and Windows95 should be selected for Compatibility mode. (Same as in the table above)
- Click Apply Click OK.
(My Bad Mojo Folder was located, "C:\BadMojo\BADMOJO" your will be different C:\Pulse
Entertainment\BadMojo" ....I hate long names and always change mine in the install)
- Close out of all windows and Go to -->Start-->All Programs-->Pulse Entertainment--> BadMojo Icon-->Right Click and choose -->Properties.
- Under Shortcut-->choose "Run"-->Maximized.
Under Compatibility-->Everything should be checked and "Windows95"
should be selected for Compatibility Mode. Click Apply Click OK.
Left click on the Icon and enjoy this very fascinatingly weird game.
Note: For those you who have the newer version Bad Mojo Redux from Got Games Entertainment/Pulse Entertainment you'll be delighted to know that Bad Mojo will run perfectly by itself in full screen resolution.
Make sure that your Display is set to at least 800X600 24bit or 32bit colors.
Install as normal.
Then go to Start-->All Programs-->Pulse Entertainment-->Bad Mojo Icon.
Right Click-->Properties-->Compatibility-->Check Run in 640x480 Screen Resolution, if you still are a purist at heart and wish to play the game in the original 640X480 screen resolution.
Click Apply Click OK.
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