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Cant run Sierra, Lighthouse: The dark Being on my laptop. i have a Vista ops. Ive tried using dosbox but cant get passed installing it using that. and i get and error 142: when just using windows

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Hello, You can play the Lighthouse game on Vista / Seven by installing this software :http://www.squirtthecat.com/games/lighthouse/index.html

I used it but at one step of the game, the sounds bugs and I get an error.
So I used the DOSBOX version, installed with this link :http://www.sierrahelp.com/Files/NewInstallers/LighthouseForDOSBox.exe

I managed to install Lighthouse for Dosbox (I had the ISO, not the CD), chosing "local install", and mounting the iso on a F: virtual drive. Then I had to change a line in the dosbox.conf file :in [autoexec], old line : mount d -t cdrom -ioctl
new line : mount d F:\ -t cdrom -ioctl
Now I can play Lighthouse on Vista ok.
Good luck !

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Alot of people have this problem on vista.. If it is a old game most likly it will not take it.. Best bet is to go round ur friends house who has xp and try to see if it works.
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Cant enter it on computer


First here are the minimum requirements needed to run it:
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My guess is you are trying to run it on vista or windows 7 though and since this game came out in 2001 it's a pretty old game and if you are trying to run it on Vista and Windows 7 you will encounter problems. Download a copy of Dosbox or Virtualbox and use it to run your games. They work very well for older games.

Dosbox:
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First here are the minimum requirements needed to run it:
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This is an old program (DOS/Windows 3). It will not be compatible with a Windows 7 computer. (If you have the 64-bit version, you probably will have even more compatibility issues.)

Try using the program DOSbox, a DOS emulator: http://www.dosbox.com/download.php?main=1 . Download the Windows version (it will work under Win7 x64 and 32-bit). Install the program then see if you can install the game. If that doesn't work, you will need a program that can make a .iso (image) of the CD. A possible option is MagicISO Maker: http://www.magiciso.com/download.htm . Save the iso to your hard disc and then mount the image in DOSbox . This is a two-step process much like in UNIX. You will need to mount the hard drive and then mount the image. The commands would look like: mount c "c:\images"
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Hi,

You could try using DOSBox.

DOSBox is located on the Web at : http://www.dosbox.com/

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