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dragneel133 Jan 28 @ 5:24pm
Syberia 1 and 2 are not working on my windows 7 computer
can someone please give me advice on how to get the game going, right when i start it a black screen pops up and my computer just shows a message saying it has stopped working close the program, i would really appreciate the advice thankyou
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mikeydsc Jan 28 @ 6:12pm 
verify game files integrity
set to admin mode
run compatability as xp sp2 or earlier
Last edited by mikeydsc; Jan 28 @ 6:12pm
dragneel133 Jan 28 @ 8:42pm 
okay thankyou i will try that
Leja Jun 22 @ 9:37am 
The newest version run on win 7
select_21 Jun 24 @ 12:48pm 
Will this run on Win8.1? I want to buy, but dont' want to make the mistake of not checking compatibility liek I have with other games that i cannot play.
Shu Suzuki Jun 24 @ 12:53pm 
Same here wonder if they work on Win8.1
Volune Jun 24 @ 2:40pm 
Originally posted by select_21:
Will this run on Win8.1? I want to buy, but dont' want to make the mistake of not checking compatibility liek I have with other games that i cannot play.
I just managed to run the game on Win8.1x64 with the following compatibility options:
- set the compatibility options for all users
- 256 colors (8bits)
- run in 640x480
The game switches back to 800x600 right after it started. I personally don't even need the WinXP compatibility mode.

According to what I read on this forum and there : http://www.gog.com/forum/syberia_series/no_available_3d_accelerator/post6 it seems that the key point is to start the game with a resolution of 800x600 or lower. That may also be true for Win7.
Lowa Jun 27 @ 2:03am 
Have you tried the compatibiltiy system ?
BigBOSS Jun 27 @ 7:44am 
for me they worked without any problem
mariskaas Jun 28 @ 1:28am 
The new version should indeed work (do for me)
Zefrian Jun 29 @ 12:31am 
This game runs fine within Win 7 64bit and non-Administrator-rights.
In case of problems, especially with older games, just try and make sure, that you install Games within a separated folder outside "C:\programs" and "C:\programs (x86)", because these folders are write-protected for usual users.
I don't know, if this games writes to it's own installation folder, but older games tend to do so - and because of modern Windows preventing that, some games might just crash.
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