I am very pleased to announce that the Hack and Slay/ Slash game â€˜ Severance â€“ Blade Of Darkness â€˜ works fine on Microsoft Windows 7 Professional. Please note I have bought the â€˜ Professional â€˜ version of Windows 7, which has the added capabilities of running many XP productivity applications in the special Windows XP Mode2. If you want the Professional version, currently costs around Â£169.00. 32 Bit Version !!!
I am tired out after three solid hours of hacking the enemies to pieces. Game works fine, only thing I have picked up so far with the game is some event triggers, such as reading rune tablets and unlocking platforms gets stuck. Either hit the â€˜ windows â€˜ key to get back to the desktop, then click back on the Severance minimised window to re-enter the running game and should clear the fault. Alternatively hit the return key, but this method automatically skips the next bit you â€˜ really â€˜ want to see, such as reading a rune tablet.
OK folks, the following is what I did thanks to a combination of visiting the Codemaster â€˜ Official â€˜ Website, and the very hard effort of you fans out there. You can deviate from the following if youâ€™re a real computer geek!!!
Here goes: Go to: http://www.codemasters.co.uk/downloads/
Select: Severance: Blade Of Darkness Bestsellers, for PC platform.
Select : Severance: Blade of Darkness - The Full Game (Released 03/10/2006).
Game is 679mb in size and paid Â£ 4.99 for game with optional Â£ 1.95 download insurance (your game also saved on a server for 18 months, in case you loose the game somehow). I am thinking that the version on Codemasters website has more bug fixes added to the game since its original release!! Your call!!! Next, on Codemasters website, select the â€˜ Download â€˜ tab, Select : Severance: Blade of Darkness, on PC platform , and type patch/ upgrade. There are two patches available. Be sure to use the right patch either for Europe or America.
Next, goto: http://www.thecrawdaddypage.com/reviews ... raster.zip
Alternatively visit: http://www.thecrawdaddypage.com/reviewsA/BoD.html
To download the OpenGL Raster program. You need a program such as WinRAR to unzip the program and a Readme file. Follow the instructions â€˜ after â€˜ installing the full-game and patch.
I found this bit tricky to get the game working. Right click the Severance shortcut on your desktop and select â€˜ Properties â€˜. Select â€˜ Compatibility â€˜ tab. Place a tick in the â€˜ Run this program in compatibility mode for: â€˜ Windows NT 4.0 (Service Pack 5) â€˜.
Next, run the program and in the â€˜ Setup â€˜ option, Video is set to â€˜ rOpenGL â€™, Audio is set to â€˜ DirectSound 3D Software Emulation â€˜. Next, hit the â€˜ configure â€˜ button, select â€˜Full Screenâ€™, â€˜ 32 bpp â€˜, â€˜ 1024 x 768 @ 60 Hz â€˜. In here, there are all sorts of play around options/ graphic plig-ins etc. within different tab options. I donâ€™t know what the best settings are. I would be interested in anyoneâ€™s feedback on this. During game play, I have seen in very dark caves, the graphics is very grey and black, in tunnels, is sometimes very dark orange and red. Again, I welcome anyoneâ€™s thoughts on how to put this right. I am just thankful that this gem of a game works ok.
I have an ATI HD4870 graphics card and I have not adjusted anything in the CCC â€“ Wizard application. My sound card is a Creative X-Fi Series - X-Fi XtremeGamer.
So, now you all know, Severance - Blade of Darkness works with Windows 7 Professional.
â€œ LET BATTLE COMMENCE â€œ.