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Old 07-15-2010, 12:07 AM   #1
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Default Can't Start Up Spooky Castle: Kid Mystic CD from Fox Kids???

I just bought a Spooky Castle: Adventures of Kid Mystic CD from Amazon.com, received it over the mail, and was hoping to relive some good ol' childhood memories.
But, as soon as I got it, I got a bunch of crap from eGames and the Fox Kids website. Looking for help, I did everything from this DISCONTINUED post from 6 years ago: http://hamumu.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7142

It stops after trying windows 2000? I've tried everything from this thread, and I still encounter the same problem: The screen just goes black and it says that Spooky Castle has stopped working.
I have vista, and I was wondering if anyone could help me with this problem??? (P.S. This game I bought was not used but brand new.... if you consider an unopened CD case of a decade old game new )
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Old 07-15-2010, 04:04 AM   #2
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Default Re: Can't Start Up Spooky Castle: Kid Mystic CD from Fox Kids???

Windows Vista and 7 bring their own set of problems when trying to run the older Hamumu games. Might be worth having a look in this thread. Otherwise, can't say I've ever tried the eGames version so I wouldn't know how to fix it.

A simple way to sort the problem would be to buy the newer, improved one from here, but then that's $20 that you probably don't fancy spending right now.
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Old 07-15-2010, 11:42 AM   #3
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Default Re: Can't Start Up Spooky Castle: Kid Mystic CD from Fox Kids???

Well, I've been looking at this thread, and I tried almost every solution possible except the windowed mode on vista. Except the layout picture from within the thread of how to do so is on Windows XP and thus different from Vista's interface, can you tell me how to ATTEMPT windowed mode? None of the other solutions worked.
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Old 07-15-2010, 11:59 AM   #4
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Default Re: Can't Start Up Spooky Castle: Kid Mystic CD from Fox Kids???

You have to right click on the shortcut, then select 'properties'. In the box that's labelled 'path', add the word 'window' (without quotes) to the end. It should let you run it in windowed mode. Actually... the eGames version may not have windowed mode, but it's worth a try.
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:15 PM   #5
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Yeaaa.... There is no box labeled path. =.=
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:26 PM   #6
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Is there one labelled "target"?
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:46 PM   #7
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no, but I think I know why. I'm not clicking the SHORTCUT, but rather the actual application. And When I installed spooky castle, they didnt install a shortcut of the application but one of the eGames website :/
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:46 PM   #8
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When an eGames game is installed, it actually installs two things. They are both in folders with names like "Spooky Castle", and one or the other might be in an eGames subfolder or whatever. Look around and try to find both. Then dig into each of those folders and see if you can find sylabulus.exe (I think that's the name! Or kidmystic.exe?). Double-clicking that EXE should run the game directly, bypassing the eGames ad stuff, which will get you around a lot of problems. It still may not work, but at least you're finally dealing with the real problem instead of trying to get the eGames ad launcher to work!
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:59 PM   #9
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Yea, I know, thats what I did already. It had the spooky castle icon named eGames.exe.
When I clicked it, however, that's when all my problems began =.=
Still, anyone know how to get that in windows mode, cuz that might solve the problem.
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:04 PM   #10
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Putting the eGames launcher in window mode probably won't help anything.
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:13 PM   #11
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well, I do have an XP computer laying around somewhere... do you think it will work on that?

I also have an alternative windows 7 computer?
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Old 07-15-2010, 03:12 PM   #12
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eGames.exe is what you don't run. Find the other folder it created and run sylabulus.exe or kidmystic.exe or mystic.exe in that folder. Don't worry about what the icon looks like, the name is what matters.
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Old 07-15-2010, 05:22 PM   #13
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but there is no sylabus.exe or mystic.exe or whatever. The closest thing to that is mystic.sav, but that's a save file. The only other option is to press the kid mystic icon with the egames.exe next to it.
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Old 07-15-2010, 07:29 PM   #14
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nevermind, I got it to work on XP.
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:12 PM   #15
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I need help getting ahold of the eGames Spooky Castle disk. I'm looking everywhere for it, and I get nothing.
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:26 PM   #16
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Default Re: Can't Start Up Spooky Castle: Kid Mystic CD from Fox Kids???

Why does it need to be egames? It's free on this site.
http://hamumu.com/game.php?game=SPKY
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:21 PM   #17
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Default Re: Can't Start Up Spooky Castle: Kid Mystic CD from Fox Kids???

But he's trying to play Kid Mystic.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:24 PM   #18
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Default Re: Can't Start Up Spooky Castle: Kid Mystic CD from Fox Kids???

Egames sold Kid Mystic under the title Spooky Castle too.




So let's solve the issue either way. If you're looking for the freebie Spooky Castle that has Bouapha as the hammer-wielding hero, you can grab it from seamonkey's link.

If you're looking for The Adventures of Kid Mystic, you can purchase a more recent (with additional features!) non-egames version here:
http://hamumu.com/game.php?game=MYSTIC



Edit: Ninja'd by Hammer Up. But my post is more useful!
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