Pentium 200MHz (4MB SVGA Video Card, no hardware acceleration)
Pentium 166MHz (3D hardware acceleration card, minimum 4MB on-board RAM, 100% DirectX 6.0 Compliant)
32MB RAM Memory
Intel Indeo Video Codec Required
100% DirectX Compliant Sound Card
4x CD ROM Drive
6-MB Hard Drive Space
Pentium II 266MHz (3D hardware accelerator card, minimum 4MB on-board RAM,100% DirectX 6.0 compliant)
Pentium II 300MHz (4MB SVGA Video Card, no hardware acceleration)
64MB RAM Memory
100% DirectX 6.0 3D Sound Card
8x CD ROM Drive
200MB Hard Drive Space
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 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.
To the Install!
- Now according to EIDOS, they aren't granting any support for this game for either Windows XP or 2000.
- Go to -->Run--> (and type the following into the window:) D:\setup.exe -lgntforce
- make sure that the "l" before "gntforce" is a lower case "L" and not "I" for upper case "I" (heehee). You may also have to download the latest indeo codecs for the game if you don't have them. you can find them here: http://indeo.ligos.com/pi=103.php (Ligos-Intel Indeo Codec) but be aware that you will have to pay for them $14.95.
- Once the game is installed. Go to -->"C:\games\ThiefG" folder locate-->the file "THIEF.EXE" --> right click --> properties-->Compatibility-->Select from the following table:
WinNt 4.0 SP5
check-->disable visual themes
check-->turn off advanced text services for this program
Click Apply Click OK
If you're interested in some interested "extras" you can check out this link to see if they work. Thief-The Circle
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