LightHouse

Setup Walkthrough



Lighthouse works quite well on Xp and is one of my personal favorites. Before you install the game there are a few things that need mentioning:

 


The General Drill


First let's take a look at the "General Drill"     (printable version)


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 2nd notch from the right --> and audio should be set to the 2nd notch from the right as well (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. 

 

 





The Set Up

 

note:***It's important to remember that if you need these files to upgrade an earlier version of Light House to Version 2.0 you must do this in the correct order given here. Please also remember that when the time comes to install these patches, you cannot just "run" them from just anywhere. These are .exe files and you must copy each one into your game folder / adjust for compatibility/ and then run them one at a time from that location in order for them to take properly.

 

 

Now Run each of those two patches.  

 

 

Now Run each of these two patches. 

 

 

 

You can also download the patches from The Patch Scrolls.de The Patch Scrolls offer: lh20_20a.zip and light20a.zip (I used the first two from Sierra and then these two patches here.)





 








 

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Note* If you don't already ready have a slow down utility for this program get one...(I use Turbo or Mo'Slo). You'll need it for a few of the puzzles

 

 

.....Inferno 

 

 



 


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