Versailles II
Testament of the King
Set up Walkthrough

Cryro (CD) Version 

System Requirements
PII 350
32 Mb RAM
PII 450
64 Mb RAM
Windows 95/98
Video Card thousands of colors
Soundblaster Compatible Sound Card 16Bits

I would like to say a word of thanks to a few who pointed me in the right direction:
Moe Perry 

and also to those who tirelessly reminded me of how badly they wanted to play this game...But I won't mention any names, all I will say is that I felt the need to dedicate this Setup Walkthrough to my good GB buddy FriedMonkey. 




Note*** There is no "automatic save" function for XP, and there are still a few glitches with this game. The Cinematic Function does not work (and will freeze up your computer to the point where you'll have to do a cold boot) Occasionally my mouse did some wacky things as I was trying to access the map...but restarting the game fixed it. Save often in case crashes, remember only manual saves are possible and then only after the patch is applied. I haven't had any crashes yet never know I've only finished the first investigation. 

P.S. : Just to let you know... I've now finished this game. and to be perfectly honest with all y'all; I'd rather have a fight with a Baggage Belt at an international Airport and LOSE than play this game again... 

...and I think I did just that quite recently, didn't I? 

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 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.)á

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 also might want to set your Display and resolutionáto 800x600 16bit/60Hz. 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. Restart your system and once again close out any extra windows programs. Do this before you start the Install.

While it's true that this game will work on XP, most people have not been able to get the opening videos to work. I've figured out a work around for this (more on that later) keep in mind this "setup" will get the game to install but you will still need a patch in order to manually save. There are two, one may work better then the other on your system, so you may want to download them both and then give them each a try... 

Now for the install.





Compatibility mode-->

Winnt4 Sp5

Display Settings-->

check-->disable visual themes

input settings-->

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


This little program will allow you to view all the opening videos, teasers, puzzles and what not. (the main installer has a conflict with NT and won't install this program properly, since we'll be installing VersaillesII with Windows98/ME Compatibility. (That's why we haven't been able to see the opening video's and the system locks up at the puzzles!) It should only take a few minutes for this baby to set itself up in your Windows Media program. You should also make sure that you have the most up-to-date version of Windows Media a well. Once this is installed onto your Hard Drive you'll be able to view the opening Cryro Logos and videos as well as the opening videos for the game. The puzzles will also be more stable offering fewer lock-ups or crashes. And you'll happily miss out on the infamous error message:



Compatibility mode-->


Display Settings-->

check-->disable visual themes

input settings-->

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

 (If you do not have auto play engaged-->Just Double Click on the Autorun.exe file)

Don't worry about the DirectX7 Version. It doesn't install over 8.1a or later versions. 

 (re check The General Drill if you've forgotten how).

.....(are you tired yet???)

Oh La! Mon Dieu, c'est fine!

Bon appetite...


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