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First post, by kosem

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About the game Beasts and Bumpkins...
some dude wrote a msg:
Beasts & bumpkins (maptile.mfb error)

and other dude said this game works only on windows 95 or 98
is there any way to make it work on Win Xp?

Reply 1 of 2, by MiniMax

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DOSBox has come a long way since 2003. Have you tried running it with DOSBox?

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Reply 2 of 2, by Miki Maus

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How will he run it with DOSBox if it is a Windows game or am I missing something? 😕

Now for the solution. I've found Beasts and Bumpkins on one of my old cds, it's a cd-rip by CLASS. I've done what it said in NFO and imported BEASTS.REG into registry. When I started BEASTS.EXE I got message "Could not open maptile.mfb". After some thinkering I've found solution, instead of HKEY_USERS\.Default the game searches in HKEY_CURRENT_USER so I changed the BEASTS.REG to point to that location in registry, this is how it should look like:


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Worldweaver Productions]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Worldweaver Productions\Beasts and Bumpkins]
"Link"="C:\\WIN95\\Start Menu\\Programs\\Beasts and Bumpkins\\Beasts and Bumpkins.lnk"

When I imported changed BEASTS.REG into registry and started BEASTS.EXE the game worked fine, perhaps a little to fast. Now this is solution for ripped version, but the same should apply to original cd release. This would be solution for original version: After installing the game go to registry HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software and export "Worldweaver Productions" key, than edit exported reg file, change HKEY_USERS\.Default with HKEY_CURRENT_USER and reimport reg file into registry. Also take care, thinkering with registry can blowup Windows. 😁