You will be happy to know I have finally managed to get into the head
master's office. One of the issues was a Windows resource issue do to
too many background processes running at the same time the head masters
office chapter was loading. Most of the rest of the game runs fine under
the same conditions, but there must be something about the head master's
office that eats a lot of system processes while it is loading. Just for
your information here is what I had to unload in order to insure a
successful entry into that chapter without a system crash.
First, unload my screen reader. Usually, i play with the game with
Window Eyes in sleep mode, but even then it uses memory and process
power that was obviously too much for my system to handle while playing
Sarah. So unloading the screen reader was the first half of the issue.
Second, I looked around for any other applications that might be slowing
down the system and eating both processor and memory. I decided that my
antivirus program wasn't being used at the time so I exited it and
stopped all background processes.Suddenly system performence speed up,
and I was hoping that it would give my system an added boost for the game.
Voila! I went into Sarah and loaded a saved game where Sarah is standing
in the hallway entrence to the head master's office, started a patronis
going, gave the gargoils the password, waited until Sarah announced head
master's entry hall, and everything apparently loaded successfully.
IN conclusion it was either my screen reader running, my antivirus
program, or both that were ttaking away CPU and memory requirements in
order to successfully load the head master's office chapter of Sarah.
Now, that issue seams to be solved for me, and i now know if I am going
to have an extended amount of time playing that game best to disable av
and screen reader apps before launching the game.
My gaming desktop, the one I do most of my game playing on, has a 1.2
GHZ AMD processor, 512 MB of ram, a 80 GB hard drive, Windows XP
Professional,Window Eyes 6.1, and AVG antivirus. That should give you a
general idea of the system it is running on and Window Eyes 6.1 and AVG
were the two applications I disabled to free up mem and CPU power for Sarah.
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