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Topic Subject:Widescreen Pharaoh.
Rocky
Pharaolympics 2000 Competitor
posted 07-02-14 07:36 ET (US)         
Hi all, wow it's been a long time....

Well I have a bit of time on my hands and a new Alienware laptop... I've never been into gaming since the citybuilders & Stronghold so I'd thought I'd install Pharaoh on the off chance it might work as I was having a clearout and the 'Citybuilding' discs just came to hand!!

I didn't think it stood a chance of working, but it did!! So i'm starting over and loving it !! Oh the music really brings back memories of 'all nighters' in those days gone by of the Pharaolympics!!

OK, So pharaoh works fine, but when I installed the 2.1 patch & Cleo, it didn't, I havn't tried just the patch? Not sure how that will work for just Pharaoh?

Also, I've been looking at a bit of Pharaoh on Youtube and would like to get it running in widescreen. Is this something fairly simplistic or more hassle than it's worth? I'd imagine it's pretty good on a top lap top.

Anyway, that's enough from me for now.... I hope everyone is well and happy...

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PCDania
Pleb
(id: PCD)
posted 07-02-14 08:57 ET (US)     1 / 5       
Hi Rocky.

Great to see you dropping by

What Cleopatra goes then it's hit-and-miss getting the original version running on Windows 7 or newer, my personal feeling is the problem is related to the DRM but I have no proof. You could try check the forum for the gog.com version (DRM free Pharaoh + Cleo) and see what users say. The game is currently available on gog.com for US$9.99 but goes on sale at about 50% off several times a year.

What wide screen goes, then the only legal way I know of is changing the desktop settings in the graphics driver so the game is stretched to fit the desktop resolution.

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[This message has been edited by PCDania (edited 07-02-2014 @ 09:00 AM).]

Granite Q
Angel
posted 07-03-14 01:36 ET (US)     2 / 5       
Hello Rocky ! Great to see you here. It's been a long time
Just seeing you post brings back good memories.
Hope you and your family are well.

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"No, I know what they look like. Just pour me one."
Cheers !!
Rocky
Pharaolympics 2000 Competitor
posted 07-03-14 08:29 ET (US)     3 / 5       
Wow Granite, how are you? Doesn't time fly by eh !!

I've been taking a trip down memory lane and checking out some old threads, my work colleagues must think there's something wrong with me as been sitting here cracking up most of the day with and loads of stuff!

Fabulous memories indeed & good to see you still here. I'm currently getting my head round micro managing housing blocks again etc... how the hell did we ever get into this?

Everythings fine this end and hope you and your other half are fine... regards to all & keep well.

The master of making easy look hard ---- What's wrong with Scooby Doo boxers?
Cockfosters visitor via a stunt cannon ---- Fan of the Great Cornholio Tee shirt dance
Coyote ugly beauty, parrott mangler & all round good egg ---- Have leather pants will travel
Rocky
Pharaolympics 2000 Competitor
posted 07-03-14 08:31 ET (US)     4 / 5       
... Oh how rude of me .... PCD, good to see you too buddy, looks like you've never been away !!!

The master of making easy look hard ---- What's wrong with Scooby Doo boxers?
Cockfosters visitor via a stunt cannon ---- Fan of the Great Cornholio Tee shirt dance
Coyote ugly beauty, parrott mangler & all round good egg ---- Have leather pants will travel
PCDania
Pleb
(id: PCD)
posted 07-03-14 09:51 ET (US)     5 / 5       
I've got my own couch in the corner

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