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 Subject :Installing on 64bit.. 12-01-2012 21:25:11 
azzy9
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Well i didn't want to necro post in the old thread about 64bit installing so i created this one.

i have recently come across a post that may be help to all that want to install this on the 64bit machines (from the post it works on 64bit versions of xp, vista and 7)

I will give this a test later.

http://blog.nosilleg.com/2007/09/darkstone-on-windows-xp-x64-edition.html

 

There are now updated instructions for installing Darkstone on Windows 7.

Darkstone is an Action RPG released in 1999 that I've recently had a desire to play again. However, the installer refuses to work on Windows XP x64 Edition (and possibly Windows Vista x64, tho I haven't tried), so I figured out how to do a manual install and I'm going to document that here.

UPDATED: From the comments below, the game appears to run on all versions of Windows; Windows XP x64, Windows Vista x64, Windows 7 x64 and the 32 bit equivalents. Paths may vary between Windows editions, but shouldn't be too difficult to get correct.

I didn't have another install of Darkstone to work from, but most of the process is easy to guess and I've figured out enough of the rest so that the game appears to be fully functional.

  1. Copy everything from D:\Data\ into C:\Program Files (x86)\Delphine Software\Darkstone\.
  2. Copy D:\music.MTF into C:\Program Files (x86)\Delphine Software\Darkstone\.
  3. Copy D:\voices1.MTF into C:\Program Files (x86)\Delphine Software\Darkstone\.
  4. Copy everything from D:\mdata\ into C:\Program Files (x86)\Delphine Software\Darkstone\mdata\.
  5. In RegEdit make sure the following key chain exists HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Wow6432Node\ DelphineSoft\ Darkstone\ CurrentVersion\ Darkstone.
  6. Make two string values under that key of DataPath and SavingPath and set both values to C:\Program Files (x86)\Delphine Software\Darkstone\.

This should get Darkstone up and running and allow you update with all the patches.

I used Process Monitor to figure out the registry keys. There is an additional "language" key that Darkstone checks, but I don't know the values and the game defaults to English anyway, so I haven't worried about that. I'm sure someone with a real install of the game could provide accurate information, but this should at least get Darkstone running.

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 Subject :Re:Installing on 64bit.. 12-01-2012 22:44:58 
azzy9
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I have just tested it and it now works, but i had trouble with the video. i looked up the codec and it uses the Indeo 5 codec. i managed to re-enable this within CCCP (might have to do a guide to show people)

 

for people who do not want to edit the registry i have uploaded the registry file so you just have to double click it and it adds it for you.

http://adf.ly/4hYVB

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 Subject :Re:Installing on 64bit.. 12-03-2012 12:27:07 
vivien
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My hard disk that had a perfectly working installation of Darkstone 64 bit failed and now that I have installed it in my new hard disk, the sound is not working properly, it seems to be 'hiccuping', that is that the first few seconds of sound in the game keeps repeating itself... anyone else have this problem? If I can solve this problem myself, I'll post the solution here.
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 Subject :Re:Installing on 64bit.. 12-03-2012 13:26:19 
azzy9
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Apart from the movies, which i fixed, I have had no problems. This could possibly be fixed by getting additional codecs. (I recommend CCCP for any codec problems as it has it all: http://www.cccp-project.net/)
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 Subject :Re:Installing on 64bit.. 12-03-2012 18:47:24 
vivien
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Alright folks, my problem has been fixed by reinstalling my motherboard sound drivers! Good luck to everyone who loves this awesome game! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who likes this game!

@ezzy9 Thanks for the suggestion, I have downloaded the CCCP too and  if reinstalling the sound drivers hadn't worked, I was ready to install it!

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 Subject :Re:Installing on 64bit.. 13-03-2012 00:39:55 
azzy9
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good to hear you got it fixed ^^
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