Asghan: The Dragon Slayer not playable

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BR4ZIL
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Asghan: The Dragon Slayer not playable

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Despite being classified as "playable" in the compatibility list, the game itself is very broken for me.

Now, i dont really know if its actually glide related or not (i dont know how to diferentiate the video issues/OS issues, since its an old game).

What basically happens is, the game will actually run but crashes almost constantly giving me this kind of message

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The file which it fails to open varies, but the crashes are constant and random, it sometimes crashes when i pick an item or kill an enemy, sometimes its when i simply load/reload a game.

All in all i cant play for 5-10 minutes straight without a crash.

Since i cant actually launch the game on any other mode except Glide, i am not sure if this is video related. Directx completely fails to launch.

Also, it seems that the CD Audio completely fails to load too.

Anyone knows a fix for this? Is it just me thats having this problem? or the compatibility page is just wrong?

Oh, i am running Win7 64 bit btw.

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Re: Asghan: The Dragon Slayer not playable

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I hope you have read this. You must create the _start.cdp file.
CD audio works ok in WinXpSp3.
I will test this game with Vista HP 64-bit (I don't use Win7 or *censored* Win8).

P.S. Yes, constant errors are here. "Wrong malloc" errors can be fixed with the "GlobalMemoryStatusLie" ACT fix but then I got these "can't open" errors. Still I think this can be fixed with the ACT.
Well, it looks like I must to test my collection with this *censored* Vista64bit...

P.S.S. CD audio is ok with Vista HP 64-bit.
Asus P4P800 SE/Pentium4 3.2E/2 GB DDR400 (3-3-3-8),
Radeon HD3850 AGP (Sapphire), Catalyst 14.4 (XpProSp3).
2 Voodoo2 12 MB (SLI), Win2k drivers 1.02.00 (XpProSp3).

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Re: Asghan: The Dragon Slayer not playable

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BR4ZIL wrote:i dont really know if its actually glide related
It isn't. Otherwise the game wouldn't be marked as Playable on nGlide's compatibility list.

The game currently works only on XP (nobody created a patch for 7/8 so far).

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Re: Asghan: The Dragon Slayer not playable

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A patch for Windows 7/8/10 for Asghan has been uploaded to nGlide compatibility list.

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Re: Asghan: The Dragon Slayer not playable

Post by Brazil »

Thanks man work like a Charm, i would never realized that a post of 2015 could be ansewered nowadays, thank you very much, i started to work again on my old games those days, and was used PCem to run dark secrets of africa, and think why not give asghan a try, it worked in PCem but not very great, but with your patch it is running at it finest. I already forgot my old user name and password, but registered again just for thank. Regards. Your work is amazing!

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