Just in case this will keep others from pulling their hair out...
Grabbed the game from GOG today, had a devil of a time getting it to behave. Driver update, fiddled with the settings, etc. Basically had a frame rate of 2 in the Ghoul Room.
Turns out the solution (for myself at least) was simply to "Run as Administrator". Now the game runs almost too fast. The enhanced cursor certainly spins too quickly. Makes me a bit queasy. The mortals don't move to fast, I think, but will have to see.
Hmm... I wonder what modifying the process priority will do then... This can be done in the windows task manager.
Damn...I already had the feeling I forgot some details ^_^
I tried all the compat.-settings (run as admin, compat.-mode with Win XP SP2 and SP3 (I tried with both)...and when I changed the compat.-mode I always uninstalled the game and started from scratch with the install so that the setup always was ran with the same compat.-settings as the game later).
The only thing I haven't tried is the point with the process priotity...I will give this a try. I keep you updated.
The process priority also didnt help (it doesnt even let me change the priority of the "ghost" process...)
Seems like I have to accept that it just doesn't run on my notebook...I am stumped...the only idea I have left now is a virtual System...but just for one game...I don't think I will take that effort...so no Ghost Master for me!
However, thanks for the help anyways.
PS. If you don't want to have double postings here you also can move the text from this post into my previous one...I don't know how strict you are in this forum so I thought its better to add this info ^_^
We aren't very strict, so no worries there. Thanks for the feedback. Too bad you can't get Ghost Master to work. However, if you feel like giving it another go in the future, you're always welcome to come back here for further help.
....Too bad you can't get Ghost Master to work. However, if you feel like giving it another go in the future, you're always welcome to come back here for further help.
Don't get me wrong. I LOVE Ghost Master!
I just decline the possibility to make it run with a virtual system because this way I would have to pay money (I would have to buy an XP 32 bit copy and a virtual system program). Thats why I excludet this possibility.
But if you have any other idea of what I could try to make it work then tell me! I just stopped because I tried all the possibilities I knew and all I found in the web and nothing helped.
Right now I don't really have any useful ideas. I'm still running Windows XP on my PC, after all! I am going to migrate, though. Then it will be either 7 or 8 (probably 7!). So then I too will have to get Ghost Master working again...