Egypt II
The Heliopolis Prophecy
Setup Walkthrough

by Inferno

 

Minimum Requirements:
Windows 95/98/ME/2000
Not compatible with NT
Pentium 200Mhz MMX
32MB of RAM
8x CDROM
Video & Sound Drivers compatible w/ DirectX7

 

I really like Adventure Games about what I consider to be exotiic places and Ancient Egypt has always been a particular favorite "far away place" of mine. I seem to have quite a collection of these. I truly enjoyed this one despite it's brevity...I hope you will too

 

 

 

The General Drill    

My article (also known as The General Drill) has grown as I have become more and more "computer savvy" The full version of the various general tweaks and twitches are becoming too long to place on every setup page. So.that said ...ladies and gentlemen I give you :

 

The General Drill Full 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, my Video was set at Full Performance and my Audio Acceleration was set to the second notch from the left for this game... keep in mind that may not work for you.  (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.) 

You also might want to set your Display and resolution to 800x600/32bit/100Hz. Right Click anywhere on your Desktop-->Properties-->Settings-->Advanced-->Adapters-->List all Modes -->Then choose your preference from the cascade menu. Click -->OK-->OK-->Apply-->OK. 

Make sure that your Auto Run is engaged. 

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. 

 

 

 

 

You'll need a patch  known as PATCH 1.7.0.1 ALL LANGUAGES PC-CD  for this game which you can get from DreamCatcher-Europe. Make sure that you download the patch to a folder on your Hard Drive that you can find easily. For example, I have created a special folder in My Documents called "My Game Patches" and inside this folder I keep a subfolder for each game, That way I always know where they are. 

 

 

So let's get busy!

 

 

The Setup

 

Install the Patch 

 

  

Compatibility-->

Compatibility mode-->

windows98/me

Display Settings-->

check-->disable visual themes

input settings-->

check-->turn off advanced text services for this program

 

 

 

 

...almost done

 

The Short Cut at the Desk Top

 

 

 

Notes: This game played like a charm for me; no glitches and no crashes. My only complaint was that it was far too short , however if you experience any sound problems during this game, you might want to lower your "Audio Acceleration to basic. 

Sound problems Reduce the sound hardware acceleration :

 

 

 

...Inferno

 

 

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