What is this game Riven not supported in XP

Question

I just installed Riven on my computer. Whenever I insert the 1st cd, it comes up with a startup window on which there are two options: Run or Close. If I choose run, the disc drive makes a humming sound for a few seconds and then stops. No screens come up, no error messages, no nothing. Do you know why it can't seem to run, and if you do, how I could fix it?

Answer

This question was answered on August 7, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The copy of Riven that you received can sometimes have issues with XP This can be solved 100% o the time by changing the Riven executable to run in compatibility mode To set compatibility mode do the following:

1 Navigate to the main game directory (where the game was installed).

2 Find the main game executable file (ending in .exe if you have extentions turned on) and right click on it.

3 Choose "Properties" and then click on "Compatibility" Check the "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" box,

then select Windows 98/ME and click Apply.

4 Run Riven

Also make sure you install game patches from the game maker.

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Posted by robert of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on August 7, 2004