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On Oregon Trail 5, the fish won't move and I can't close the guide book after I set out on the trail. I have tried every patch I can find, but nothing has helped. Can anyone help me?

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  • fredkoerner9 Jun 03, 2009

    I can go fishing, I can cast out in the river, But the fish stay stationary they dont move! Thats the problem! the ripples in the water (water current) are moving, the bait moves across the screen, but the dumb fish are not doing anything, they just sit there and do nothing! what can you suggest?

  • fredkoerner9 Jun 04, 2009

    I can go fishing, I can cast out in the river, But the fish stay stationary they dont move! Thats the problem! the ripples in the water (water current) are moving, the bait moves across the screen, but the dumb fish are not doing anything, they just sit there and do nothing! what can you suggest? Also, when in the guide book, you cant close it, you have to press ctrl-alt-del to escape and close the game. Not much fun! can you help with these problems?

  • fredkoerner9 Jun 07, 2009

    I can go fishing, I can cast out in the river, But the fish stay stationary they dont move! Thats the problem! the ripples in the water (water current) are moving, the bait moves across the screen, but the dumb fish are not doing anything, they just sit there and do nothing! what can you suggest? Also, when in the guide book, you cant close it, you have to press ctrl-alt-del to escape and close the game. Not much fun! Also found new problem, When gathering plants, I keep the eatable plants and berrys, Throw away the poisionous ones, and when I select done, It tells me I gathered no plants, and threw away none. I am getting fusttrated! Does anyone know how to fix these problems? Havent had no luck yet! Please help me! :(

  • fredkoerner9 Jun 08, 2009

    I downloaded that reply from old-computers.com and when I tried that, it said it couldnt find the file rscpath=d:\data, even though I renamed it rscpath=c:\data in program files\the learning company\ oregon trail(R)5\ configuration settings. (that is where the rscpath=D is). Anyway that didnt work! however, I also read in that post something about Nvidia Video Cards, which that is what i have on my system. but that suggestion didnt work either! Any other suggestions for me?



    It must be something in the video card, because the fish dont swim, cant close the guide book and other file as well, and also when I gather plants, keep the goog plants and throw away the poisionous ones, then click on done the next window says i didnt gdather any good plants, and didnt throw away any bad plants! so.... I dont know what to do! any other things I can try, or any other suggestions, Please let me know!

    Fred

  • fredkoerner9 Jun 09, 2009

    I downloaded the patch for oregon trail 5th edition to get it to work on my pc. The problem is that once I go into the guide book, I cant exit. the next problem is when I go fishing, the fish dont swim and bite on the hook, and as far as I know, when you gather fruit or vegitables, keep the good ones, throw out the bad ones and click on done, it states that no fruit has been gathered, and no poisionous was thrown away. what can I do to fix these problems? so far no one has been able to fix these problems... still waiting.

  • fredkoerner9 Jun 17, 2009

    I have a pentium 4, 3.08 Ghz processor, with 2 GB of ram and a Nvidia 8400 GS graphic Card w/ 512 gb on board installed on a Gigabyte Motherboard. I cant get the game to run correctly on my system. Can some one tell me if my system Is able to run Oregon Trail 5th Edition correctly, because I have tried installing New and Old Nvidia drivers, patches and tried every thing you guys have told me, and still I am having the same problems as posted prior to this question! Can some one tell me what to do to get this program to run correctly on my computer! thanks!

  • fredkoerner9 Jun 19, 2009

    I am using Windows XP. I have already tried the compatibilaty mode, that didn't work either!

  • fredkoerner9 Jun 24, 2009

    Well, nothing has worked for me, and I am going to pull the plug on OT5! Thanks for all your help anyway! I will be checking back from time to time. If anyone else has had the problem with the fish not swiming, please contact me at fredkoerner911@msn.com ...that is if you have got them little suckers swiming!

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Well,thanks for update.bye.

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Sir please reinstall your game if doesnt succes try this

Copy the DATA folder from the CD to the "C:\Program Files\The Learning Company\Oregon Trail 5" folder (assuming that is where you installed the game)

Inside the copied DATA folder, RIGHT click on the MOVIES folder and choose Rename. Call it anything you want except MOVIES... Press Enter.

In your "Oregon Trail 5" folder, find the file called OREGON5.INI and open it (double click on it).

Change the rsrcpath line to rsrcpath=Data and then SAVE and EXIT the file.

Now, when you play, you will have black screens where video should be, so you can just click the mouse to get through them. Sometimes, you have to click more than once, so click be careful and be patient...

Good Luck! If you need more help or further instructions, PLEASE do not hesitate to as

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You can try this site here.

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To go fishing, you need a fishing pole! If you don't have one, or lost
it, then you will have to buy one or trade for one. You can get a
fishing pole in Independence, where you first start off. Make sure you
do not throw it away by accident!

If you are not catching anything, try another part of the river.

Be sure to note your location before you start to fish! If you try to
fish in a desert, but not even you are that unknowledgeable, you
probably will not find a stream. You will also lose a day of travel.

If you catch a fish (which you will) you will see a message about the
type of fish you caught and how much it weighs. The computer rounds
down, so a 3.9 pounder is the same as a 3 pounder, unless you catch
more fish to balance it out. The guidebook is a handy reference for
more information, not that you need it.

Like hunting, point toward the edges of the screen to move left or
right.

Point at the spot you want to fish and click.

To cast, hold down the mouse button until the pole disappears and you
get a view of the fish underwater.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

  • freakindabox Dec 30, 2010

    how do you close the friggin guid book, or diary.

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I remember playing one of these games ages ago. This game is quite dated and only seems to work on very specific NVIDIA drivers. I know you have tried the old ones, but have you tried version 61.77? You can get that here. Might be worth a shot.

Aside from that I would say it probably doesn't work any more on a newer hardware - hence the fish and book errors.

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Hi,


This is a main issue if you are using Windows Vista.

Try the below mentioned steps :-

To do so:

1. Open Windows Explorer.
2. Locate the application executable.
3. Right click the executable and click the Properties option.
4. Select the Compatibility tab.
5. Select the Run This Program in Compatibility Mode option.
6. From the drop-down list, choose the operating system you ran before upgrading to Vista.
7. If necessary, select the option to run the program as an administrator.
8. Click OK.

Check and let me know.

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I'll try to put in some help... After looking at the list of comments you tried the patch for your game. you can also try these ideas. Right click on the desktop... go to the bottom and click "properties".... then click "Settings" tab on top and then click "Advanced" on the bottom Then (this differs from computer OS from another) then click "Troubleshoot" and adjust the HARDWARE ACCELERATION slider to a notch slower (you might have this under a different tab like "Performance") Sometimes a game runs a little better if the graphics card is slowed down a little bit. Try it after one notch...if it still does it...move it down another notch. or if you want to see if it works at all...go ahead and slide it to "NONE" and try it.
If it does bump it up one notch at a time until it starts giving some trouble. You can go either way. And if that doesnt work then see if you have several drivers to choose from for your Nvidia card. the card also might run better with an older version or a newer version. just something to consider. Most poeple think they NEED the latest and greatest drivers for their hardware when they should just leave them alone and only update them when they have issues. Consider the Drivers for your card as they came as the "old"one and any "Updates" as newer ones. to go back to an older one its called "Rolling back Driver" and going forward is known as an "Update Driver".
I hope this will help you out. and SOMETHING works for you. Keep posting comments about what you tried and we will keep posting potential solutions.

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Here you go for the secrets and cheats:

http://www.gamespot.com/pc/adventure/oregontrail/hints.html

thanks.

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Hi

First of all i'm not familir with this, i'm just trying to help you

just visit this link

http://www.gamefaqs.com/computer/doswin/file/926357/51770

http://www.gamefaqs.com/computer/doswin/file/926357/56015

may be you will find the the right way..

have a nice day..

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