Anyone can help me getting my Grim Fandango working?

#1 Posted by Klei (1768 posts) -

So I bought the game on the release day, back when I was like 12 years old. Nearly fourteen years later, i'm all psyched up to play it again. Problem is, CD 2 won't install properly on my drive, apparently there's some kind of error regarding the installation. I even tried installing through the grimlauncher, and got the game to work... until CD-2. Then the game won't load anymore and crashes right there. 
 
You might say that my CD's are scratched, but thing is, they're in mint condition ( I kept this game boxed, on my shelf for all these years. ) And when I moved out of my parent's place, I even put it back on my shelf! 
 
I remember reading somewhere on the internets that some people do have problems installing this pure gem on their computer. Anyone knows the magic trick?
#2 Posted by Ryman (31 posts) -

You definitely need the patch which you can get here > http://www.lucasarts.com/support/update/grim.html

Other than that there are two things you can try, first is a custom setup & launcher program which you can learn more about & download from here > http://quick.mixnmojo.com/software/grim-fandango-setup

Or if that's no good, some of guys behind ScummVM are working on a similar program for Grim called 'ResidualVM' It's still very much in development and prone to glitches & crashes but the game is completeable with this program and can be downloaded from the following link > http://www.residualvm.org/

I was able to finish the game with ResidualVM as this proves > http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL98DCC5B81BC3B82D

No luck with the custom launcher though, no sound and would often freeze up. Your mileage may vary.

#3 Posted by Klei (1768 posts) -

It worked with ResidualVM. Holy shit I almost teared when my saved game worked past the early Year 2 cinematic.

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