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Schadenfroh

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Never played the B&W series, its a remake of his earlier Populas games right? Those were good.
 

apoppin

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unbelievably good ... it is a godgame-RTS ... heavy on the 'god' part ... you also get an indispensible "pet" ... evil or good ... to do your Divine Will :p

what is it with Peter?

multiple personalities?
:confused:
 

Mem

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Latest Vista Windows Update has a update fix for Fable.


INTRODUCTION
The March 2007 Windows Vista Application Compatibility Update is a package of software updates that address common application compatibility issues in Windows Vista. When you try to install and run certain legacy games or applications in Windows Vista, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
? The game, the application, or the firmware may not be installed correctly.
? The game, the application, or the firmware may cause system instability.
? The primary functions of the game, the application, or the firmware may not work correctly.
This update is cumulative and supersedes update 929427. In addition to the fixes that are contained in update 929427, this update improves support in Windows Vista for the following games, applications, and firmware:
? Lenovo Presentation Director 1.0.0.1
? ACDSee 8
? Trend Micro Internet Security 2006 (PC-cillin) 14.0 ? 14.59
? Trend Micro Internet Security 2007 (PC-cillin) 15.0 ? 15.19
? Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Administration Tools Pack
? RealNetworks RealPlayer 6.0.12
? AOL Safety and Security Center 2.5.4.1
? Toshiba Tecra M7 1.70
This update also includes fixes that are contained in update 929427. These fixes improve support in Windows Vista for the following applications:
? IBM Rescue and Recovery with Rapid Restore 3.00
? Rosetta Stone 2.1.3
? Microsoft Encarta Standard 2007
? Family Feud Online Party
? Crystal Player Professional 1.97
? Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1
? Total Commander 6.55
? Sony FeliCa Port (PaSoRi) 3.0.0.0
? Label Mighty 6
? AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5.0.47
? LEGO Star Wars
? HD Tach 3
? Adobe Photoshop Elements Version 4.0
? Digital Zenkoku Map Townpage Database 7
? Auslogics Disk Defrag 1.0.3
? EasyRecovery Professional Version 6.04
? Microsoft Money 2005
? Microsoft Money 2006
? SmartInstall 2.16
? Adobe Creative Suite CS2
? Jv16 Power Tools
? SG TCP Optimizer 2.0.3
? CyberLink PowerCinema 4.0
? Google Desktop 4.2006.1008
? Roxio Easy Media Creator 7.5
? Adobe Premiere Elements 3
? Battlefield 2 Deluxe
? Opera 9.02
? Palm Desktop 6.0
? Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006
? Microsoft Flight Simulator X
? IBM SmartSuite Millennium Edition - Freelance Graphics 9.8
? LimeWire 4.12
? Calyx Point 5.3
? Bitvise Tunnelier 4.20
? Sun Microsystems Java Control Panel
? Azureus 1.0
? HD Tune 2.5.1
? BeatJam 2006 SE
? Justsystems Ichitaro 2006
? Adobe Photoshop CS 8.0
? ArcSoft PhotoImpression 5
? Sun Microsystems J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 9
? AOL 9.0 - x64
? Microsoft DevStudio 9.0
? The Weather Channel Desktop 5.0.1
? Absolute Poker Version 5.7
? BitLord 1.1.5.6
? SpeedFan 4.31
? Delphi 7 Professional
? TweakNow PowerPack 2006
? Microsoft Office 2003 Web Folders
? Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
? Ulead DVD MovieFactory 5 Plus
? Virtual CD 8
? Macromedia Fireworks MX2004 7.0.2.295
? Doranet Kids Nyugaku Jyunbi Taikenban
? Doranet Shogaku Ichinensei Taikenban
? Minna de TV Denwa Starter
? Power Utility - Remote administration 3.1.0.0
? MotionDV STUDIO 5.8J for FUJITSU
? Softex OmniPass 1.0.0.1
? Minna de TV Phone Starter 2.1.0.1
? Macromedia ColdFusion MX 7 Enterprise Edition
? Microsoft Age of Empires III
? Microsoft Age of Empires III : The WarChiefs Expansion Pack
? Microsoft Zoo Tycoon 2
? Microsoft Zoo Tycoon 2: African Adventure Expansion Pack
? Microsoft Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species Expansion Pack
? Microsoft Zoo Tycoon 2: Marine Mania Expansion Pack
? Microsoft Zoo Tycoon 2: Zookeeper Collection Expansion Pack
? Microsoft Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends
? Microsoft Fable: The Lost Chapters
? Microsoft Dungeon Siege II
? Microsoft Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna
APPLIES TO
? Windows Vista Ultimate
? Windows Vista Starter
? Windows Vista Home Premium
? Windows Vista Home Basic
? Windows Vista Enterprise
? Windows Vista Business
? Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition
? Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit edition
? Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit edition
? Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit edition
That's some list :).Updates installed ok on my rig,just need to buy Fable ;).
 

Ryland

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Couple of questions:

1) Is it possible to get healed in teh Guild hall and if so then where?
2) Why do some weapons at the traders have the price in red when I have enough money for it?
 

apoppin

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1. Sleep ;)
2. Because you aren't skilled or strong enough yet :p


and i am *done* ... not worth a replay

the world DOES change ... but not enough so it is worth going thru every quest all over ... i got the horns ... not quite 'maximum evil' but enough to terrify villagers on the road :D
:evil:

i guess i spent 5 or 6 hours enjoying my "new" upgraded rig ... being able to *max absolutely everything* - in 14x9 WS --upfrom my 12x9 CRT - and force maximum AA/AF really showed it to be an incredibly beautiful and detailed world ... MUCH nicer than i could ever get with my x850xt ... the overall "artistry" is exceptional

looking forward to Fable 2


playing Expansion Point right now ... finally it is totally stable and *fluid* ... NO fps below 25:p
-everything on and maxed and 2xAA/4xAF even at 14x9
:heart:

hopefully Shivering Isles next week ;)
--and RE4 !
:Q
 

AbAbber2k

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Heh, I just got done playing this through for the FOURTH time... though I've had it for a while now. I almost wish I had a 360 so I could get Fable 2.
 

TheVrolok

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I heard it had playability issues. I just don't want to buy it and find out it's buggy and can't play.
 

apoppin

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Originally posted by: TheVrolok
I heard it had playability issues. I just don't want to buy it and find out it's buggy and can't play.
from where?

it is one of the *most stable* games i have played ... and it doesn't need a patch ... runs perfect oob.

i think Fable 2 will make it to PC ;)
 

meltdown75

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Originally posted by: TheVrolok
I heard it had playability issues. I just don't want to buy it and find out it's buggy and can't play.
I played through it a couple weeks ago and had no crashes at all and one sound bug which simply required a restart of the game. Not bad for ~25 hours of play.
 

Ryland

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Originally posted by: apoppin
1. Sleep ;)
2. Because you aren't skilled or strong enough yet :p
1) How do I sleep? :)
2) I know one of the other weapons said something about not being strong enough but some of them just show the name/price in red which I guess means Im not skilled enough yet.

thanks!
 

TheVrolok

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Originally posted by: apoppin
Originally posted by: TheVrolok
I heard it had playability issues. I just don't want to buy it and find out it's buggy and can't play.
from where?

it is one of the *most stable* games i have played ... and it doesn't need a patch ... runs perfect oob.

i think Fable 2 will make it to PC ;)
So due to this thread and this post I went out and picked it up.. bam.. doesn't play. I get the same issue I've heard other gets around the net. It'll get to a black screen and hang either right after it auto-saves before starting a new game, or right after the intro (pictures of the map and subtitles) plays. I just sit at black with a mouse pointer. I think it's actually crashing but I can't get back to my desktop. Event viewer gives me:

Faulting application fable.exe, version 25.7.13.149, faulting module fable.exe, version 25.7.13.149, fault address 0x00843023.

<edit>
Fixed it. All I had to do was pull out my Audigy 2, and go back to the onboard realtek - new SB drivers didn't cut it. Then, had to manually disable my Logitech Webcam by renaming a .sys to stop a BSOD caused by Fable. That was easy :p Good thing I'll just have to beat the game then put my computer back together. :p
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apoppin

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was this with XP or Vista?

glad you got it working ... hope you like it after all your trouble

BTW, i am DEEP in the Zone in STALKER ...
love it ... so different that Fable ... yet wonderful ... also
 

VirtualKnight

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Sep 26, 2007
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So due to this thread and this post I went out and picked it up.. bam.. doesn't play. I get the same issue I've heard other gets around the net. It'll get to a black screen and hang either right after it auto-saves before starting a new game, or right after the intro (pictures of the map and subtitles) plays. I just sit at black with a mouse pointer. I think it's actually crashing but I can't get back to my desktop. Event viewer gives me:

Faulting application fable.exe, version 25.7.13.149, faulting module fable.exe, version 25.7.13.149, fault address 0x00843023.

<edit>
Fixed it. All I had to do was pull out my Audigy 2, and go back to the onboard realtek - new SB drivers didn't cut it. Then, had to manually disable my Logitech Webcam by renaming a .sys to stop a BSOD caused by Fable. That was easy :p Good thing I'll just have to beat the game then put my computer back together. :p
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I have the exact same problem with Fable in Vista.

I am using the Creative X-Fi Extreme Audio SB with the latest drivers. Do you think that that's the problem?
 

VirtualKnight

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Sep 26, 2007
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Okay I managed to fix the problem by disabling the Creative X-Fi Xtreme Audio sound card and using the onboard sound for the game.
 
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