Pharaoh Installation problem.



DanH
07-09-2005, 10:40 PM
Hello, I have been trying to install an older Sierra game called Pharaoh and
am having trouble getting it to work. It will load up to around 85% at which
point an error will occur. The error gives the following information:
DATA
WININET
-105
If anyone can help itd be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

Jimmy S.
07-09-2005, 10:40 PM
"DanH" <DanH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:D862E6C9-9FAE-4C4F-BB7E-19EE24FF459A@microsoft.com...
| Hello, I have been trying to install an older Sierra game called Pharaoh and
| am having trouble getting it to work. It will load up to around 85% at which
| point an error will occur. The error gives the following information:
| DATA
| WININET
| -105
| If anyone can help itd be greatly appreciated.
| Thanks in advance.

Hi Dan,

Jimmy S.
07-09-2005, 10:40 PM
Try that again.. :-)

Try installing and playing that using 95/98 Compatibility mode.

To install a program using Windows XP's Compatibility Mode, hold
down SHIFT as you insert the game CD, use My Computer to browse
to the setup program, and then skip down to step 1 in the list below:

To run an installed program using Windows XP's Compatibility Mode,
first right click the program and "Send To..." / Desktop (create shortcut).

1.. Right click on the shortcut to the program.
2.. Click on Properties.
3.. Click on the Compatibility tab.
4.. Click on Run this program in compatibility mode and select one of these:
a.. Windows 95
b.. Windows 98
c.. Windows NT 4
d.. Windows 2000
5.. Under Display settings, check mark the mode that you think that is best:
a.. Run in 256 colors.
b.. Run in 640 X 480 screen resolution.
c.. Disable visual themes.

Click on Apply.Click on Ok.Double click on the program.

Of course, let's not forget to check for any patches or updates for that game.
A good place to find them is: www.avault.com/pcrl/patches_list.asp?letter=a

If you'd like to learn more information about compatibility mode, you can click the
link in the Compatibility tab that reads "Learn more about program compatibility",
or watch this Application Compatibility Power Point Presentation:
http://support.microsoft.com/servicedesks/webcasts/wc112202/WC112202.ppt

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"DanH" <DanH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:D862E6C9-9FAE-4C4F-BB7E-19EE24FF459A@microsoft.com...
| Hello, I have been trying to install an older Sierra game called Pharaoh and
| am having trouble getting it to work. It will load up to around 85% at which
| point an error will occur. The error gives the following information:
| DATA
| WININET
| -105
| If anyone can help itd be greatly appreciated.
| Thanks in advance.

DanH
07-09-2005, 10:40 PM
I tried this option and sadly it did not work. Anymore ideas?
Thanks again.

Jimmy S.
07-09-2005, 10:40 PM
Hi Dan,

The next logical step would be to try applying the update:
http://www.sierra.com/file_list.do?gamePlatformId=121

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
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"DanH" <DanH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:E0C3D53B-830F-495C-9853-82A73C48E4AF@microsoft.com...
|I tried this option and sadly it did not work. Anymore ideas?
| Thanks again.


Pharaoh Installation problem.