Anyone with the DVD version having problems? Iâ€™ve experienced some weird things - like the screen which allows you to Start, Resume, Quit etc. once being in what looked like Czech!
Havenâ€™t played for about 3 months, but I went back to it last night and found that shifting from Hanna to Sam the comp would do its own thing after I turned the DVD from B side back to A side. (I havenâ€™t done anything with Sam so heâ€™s still playing with balloon fish or whatever heâ€™s supposed to be doing!) After getting to Samâ€™s location the comp would minimize the game, returning me to the desktop and ask me to install Schizm. If I quit the install and maximized the game again I would get a game interrupted, resume? screen and resuming would give me an essentially black screen (with music). By doing the install it looks like its OK, although I didnâ€™t do much but save on Samâ€™s location.
Anyone have this happen before? Can I expect more of this?
Also anyone feel that DVDâ€™s are superior to CDâ€™s? This is the only DVD game I have and its had more problems that any other.
It seems like Mystmum had a similar problem with her version of Schizm! Only hers was a CDROM...and her game was coming up in Polish! There are postings throughout this section of the forum regarding the language thing...I believe she eventually got a replacement sent to her.
I only have the CD version...I think AL has the DVD version, but hasn't finished playing it. If you continue to have the problems...you may want to try to contact Dreamcatcher's support team via email...and describe the problem, along with a description of your PC (including the graphics card type)...
Good luck! Let us know how it turns out!
Actually I played again last night without problems. The graphics are fantastic but the problems are way out of my league! I could get the "fish" to inflate halfway very easily but getting it the rest of the way was beyond me. I eventually resorted to a "cheat sheet" and would never have figured out the solution they gave. The same with getting the fish to the next point.
I was able to get Sara through her first problems when I started a few months ago without too many problems although my solutions were in some ways just "educated" guesses without any real understanding!
QUOTE(asa160 @ Aug 26 2002, 04:00 PM)
The graphics are fantastic but the problems are way out of my league! I could get the "fish" to inflate halfway very easily but getting it the rest of the way was beyond me. I eventually resorted to a "cheat sheet" and would never have figured out the solution they gave.
That's why I never finished the game. I've heard of people who finished Schizm without any hints, but I don't see how. It was too hard, and the "cheats" seem to come out of nowhere - at least nowhere I had been. There didn't seem to be any way to come to the same conclusion and pure dumb luck just eluded me. :rolleyes: When Sam and Hannah were together but couldn't see each other, I couldn't keep up.
I agree Anne...there is not too much of this game that is really intuitive...and aside from the graphics aspect, I do not see where this "Myst-like" comparison comes to play... :|
Asa...you are not alone in this.
I, too, have the Schizm DVD. I, too, had serious problems with it. Well, it didn't install. I called Dreamcatcher (?) and they concluded that I had a bad disc, and sent a new one. And now it works fine.
However, I think there's one puzzle I got to that requires you to match sounds to something you hear. And I can't get the thing to match to to show up again. So I'd have to start over, which I really don't want to do, so I stopped playing it. Though I did enjoy much of it...
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