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 Subject :Installing on 64bit.. 12-01-2012 21:25:11 
azzy9
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Topic : Installing on 64bit

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:Avenger.. 24-10-2011 07:50:32 
Foucter
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The Power Cystals are hidden very well on Level 28.  Some are sitting on the floor, but are covered with dust so they blend in; usually hidden behind things.  At least one or two are recovered by using the drilling machines.  They might also be found hidden inside the red crystals on the wall.  That's all I can remember.

 

BTW, I'm glad you found the steps; you had me scared there for a moment!  8)

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 Subject :Re:Avenger.. 22-10-2011 03:39:08 
the tatter
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Thanks Foucter, I found the steps, and all but one of the red Power Crystals. Were all of them on level 28? I found two, and made one, but I can not locate the fourth one.
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 Subject :Re:Avenger.. 19-10-2011 19:27:21 
Foucter
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IIRC, the steps don't appear at the chasm that blocks your way to Level 27.  They can be found in the Northwest corner of the cavern, or to your right as you enter the area from the stairs up.  These lead to a series of teleports through the inner structures, which are part of the "Long Walk" at the end of the game.

You need three sets of Power Crystals to "power" up Level 26, so you'll be coming back after you find them.  Let me know if you still can't find the plates.



[the tatter 16-10-2011 16:24:37]:

I am on level 26, and have shot all the mouths, and got the message that the way was open, but the flamming steps did not appear.  I have looked for a hidden switch, or a place to put the jewel, but could not find anything. 

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 Subject :Avenger.. 16-10-2011 16:24:37 
the tatter
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I am on level 26, and have shot all the mouths, and got the message that the way was open, but the flamming steps did not appear.  I have looked for a hidden switch, or a place to put the jewel, but could not find anything. 

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 Subject :Re:Re:Unable to install Darkstone on Windows 7 (64bit).. 15-10-2011 07:21:22 
Meanderer
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Topic : Unable to install Darkstone on Windows 7 (64bit)

If that doesn't work let me know and I will upload it to a newsgroup if you have newsreader access or to a file sharing site. Regards, Meanderer
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 Subject :Re:Unable to install Darkstone on Windows 7 (64bit).. 14-10-2011 16:56:19 
Mithrandir
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Topic : Unable to install Darkstone on Windows 7 (64bit)

OK, found an ISO on a vaporware site ... gonna give it a try tomorrow or the day after.
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 Subject :Re:Unable to install Darkstone on Windows 7 (64bit).. 14-10-2011 16:25:49 
Mithrandir
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Topic : Unable to install Darkstone on Windows 7 (64bit)

I found two torrents but there don't seem to be any seeders...
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 Subject :Re:Unable to install Darkstone on Windows 7 (64bit).. 14-10-2011 16:25:18 
Mithrandir
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Something like Dropbox would be best ... here on the little server we might not be able to upload it fast.
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 Subject :Re:Re:Unable to install Darkstone on Windows 7 (64bit).. 14-10-2011 06:38:42 
Meanderer
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Topic : Unable to install Darkstone on Windows 7 (64bit)

Hi Mithrander: I'm having a problem uploading the iso file. If you can offer any guidance it would be appreciated. The total size is 506 MB (531,055,115 bytes). I broke it into 6 rar files. Five are 98,078 and 1 is 27,095. I haven't been able to attach any of them. If you can offer any suggestions, I would appreciate it. If need be I can always upload it to one of the newsgroups. Regards, Meanderer
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 Subject :Re:Unable to install Darkstone on Windows 7 (64bit).. 13-10-2011 10:12:35 
Mithrandir
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Topic : Unable to install Darkstone on Windows 7 (64bit)

An ISO version would be great...
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 Subject :Re:Re:Unable to install Darkstone on Windows 7 (64bit).. 13-10-2011 01:43:18 
Meanderer
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Topic : Unable to install Darkstone on Windows 7 (64bit)

Hi Mithrandir; I can't help you with VM with Darkstone installed. I can provide you with a US version however. I would be glad to either make another copy of my original and send it to you or try to make an iso version and post it. Regards, Meanderer
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 Subject :Re:Unable to install Darkstone on Windows 7 (64bit).. 12-10-2011 10:05:17 
slayer3242
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Topic : Unable to install Darkstone on Windows 7 (64bit)

yeah i know... my darkstone really hates windows 7 64 bit.. it like wants to work but it keeps saying game has stopped working , the cd spins up so thats a good thing
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 Subject :Re:Unable to install Darkstone on Windows 7 (64bit).. 12-10-2011 10:02:21 
Mithrandir
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Topic : Unable to install Darkstone on Windows 7 (64bit)

I think someone needs to provide some 'pre-configured' VM with Darkstone already installed. Maybe I can get my hands on a US version of the game (I currently only have the german language version) ...
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 Subject :Re:Unable to install Darkstone on Windows 7 (64bit).. 12-10-2011 09:22:42 
slayer3242
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Topic : Unable to install Darkstone on Windows 7 (64bit)

okay , well i downloaded that file and installed it , and it doesnt work . i even manually installed it from that one post doing step by step process , i just get a black screen its getting very annoying , iv tried every selection in the compatibility mode , and still doesnt work...
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 Subject :Re:How are Users Publishers?.. 24-06-2011 18:16:45 
Foucter
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Thanks, Meanderer!  This style of Forum is new to me; the way its set up.  I'm glad there's still visitors that show up from time to time.  I think this is the last Darkstone Forum left.  I mean, even Skipper's site can be still accessed, but it hasn't had an update in years.

L8r,

Foucter

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 Subject :Re:How are Users Publishers?.. 24-06-2011 08:23:04 
Meanderer
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Hi Foucter: It doesn't have quite the activity of "Just Another Community", but there are still visitors. If memory serves, I believe that publisher simply means that you can publish or post messages, etc. Regards, Meanderer
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 Subject :Re:Re:Need help on The Avenger.. 23-06-2011 19:43:58 
Foucter
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Topic : Need help on The Avenger







[Pureblood 09-02-2010 12:34:50]:

Its all the quest maker's fault - I think it was Foucter? Never ever use state machines that delete important items after using them!
Actually, in my defense; you are told by the Ghost not to touch the red "coffins".  Saving
first is usually a good idea before trying something you're told "not" to do.
Of course, this is a year late...
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 Subject :How are Users Publishers?.. 23-06-2011 19:34:57 
Foucter
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Hi to all!

 

I've just recently found this site after the other one went "Database Error".  So I was

wondering about how to use this site, or what the "publishers" means.  Or is there

anyone still around?

 

L8r,

Foucter

 

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 Subject :Re:Can't Install Darkstone :[.. 15-06-2011 21:18:07 
Foucter
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Ooops!  Double post!

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