Can BOD run on Windows7 64-bit?

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Post by bodfan »

I'm not sure about win 7 but BOD does run on my win XP pro 64-bit. It also requires setting to win98/ME compatibility. Also, widescreen lcd will makes characters look fatter and dwarfer than normal.

Alright, here is a quotation from an online thread:

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If your monitor has the "aspect control" then you can try to switch to the 4:3 ratio instead of full screen. I did and it looks pretty good.

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Post by unleashed-28 »

I am very pleased to announce that the Hack and Slay/ Slash game ‘ Severance – Blade Of Darkness ‘ works fine on Microsoft Windows 7 Professional. Please note I have bought the ‘ Professional ‘ 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 £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 ‘ windows ‘ 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 ‘ really ‘ 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 ‘ Official ‘ Website, and the very hard effort of you fans out there. You can deviate from the following if you’re a real computer geek!!!
Here goes: Go to:

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 £ 4.99 for game with optional £ 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 ‘ Download ‘ 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: ...
Alternatively visit:
To download the OpenGL Raster program. You need a program such as WinRAR to unzip the program and a Readme file. Follow the instructions ‘ after ‘ 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 ‘ Properties ‘. Select ‘ Compatibility ‘ tab. Place a tick in the ‘ Run this program in compatibility mode for: ‘ Windows NT 4.0 (Service Pack 5) ‘.
Next, run the program and in the ‘ Setup ‘ option, Video is set to ‘ rOpenGL ’, Audio is set to ‘ DirectSound 3D Software Emulation ‘. Next, hit the ‘ configure ‘ button, select ‘Full Screen’, ‘ 32 bpp ‘, ‘ 1024 x 768 @ 60 Hz ‘. In here, there are all sorts of play around options/ graphic plig-ins etc. within different tab options. I don’t know what the best settings are. I would be interested in anyone’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 anyone’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 – 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.


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Post by Blackbeard »

I have Windows 7-64bit, it works for me, to some degree, i get lockups on cinematics and such.
I installed it and updated it with the patch, but the Fog Fix does however NOT work
the "install.bat" file doesnt show in the Bodloader folder, and im not sure how to make that file appear.

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Post by Sir Random »

Hi Blackbeard,
There is no 'install.bat' for the FogFix mod.

Install BODLoader.
Unzip the FogFix folder to the BODLoader\Mods\ folder, so you have this:


Start Blade and open the Mod menu, you should see 'FogFix' with the option to install it.

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Post by Blackbeard »

hm, ok.

yes, it works.
never realized that theres a Mod menu in game lol.
Wonder how i got it to work back when i had it on vista... anyways ,works like a charm.


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