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Offline lWTD

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Problem with playing The Shivah (Steam)
« on: November 23, 2013, 03:38:52 AM »
Hey guys,

So I just bought and downloaded The Shivah. The game runs fine, but once I start a new game it automatically skips all the dialogue at the start and everything until the first multiple choice answer.

I'm not pressing or typing anything it automatically fast forwards it everytime until the first multiple choice question.

How do I fix this?

Thanks, much appreciated.

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Re: Problem with playing The Shivah (Steam)
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2013, 04:16:52 AM »
Ok, so the game runs fine if my keyboard isn't connected and I tried 3 different ones and they all skip dialogue. I played fine from the beginning with just a mouse and now I think I need to use the computer in his room so now I can't do anything again.

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Re: Problem with playing The Shivah (Steam)
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2013, 05:50:07 AM »
I had the same problem several times - when loading a saved game, all dialogues and scenes were being skipped as if somebody constantly pressed 'Esc' (and I didn't :)  ). When loading that saved game again everything is fine.
I don't know what caused that - and why that error could appear even in the new game.

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Re: Problem with playing The Shivah (Steam)
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2013, 07:06:17 AM »
Yeah, it's a really annoying problem. I've played as much as I can without a keyboard and I'm really enjoying it but if I plug one in while the game is running, it stops responding but if I have ANY plugged in before it runs, everything is skipped.

Even after 3 reinstalls.

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Re: Problem with playing The Shivah (Steam)
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2013, 06:37:16 AM »
This is indeed very strange! I've let Janet (my wife - who programmed the remake) know and she'll look into it.

Quick question, which version are you guys playing? The GOG version, the Steam version, or the direct download version? If the problems exist with one particular version, maybe that will give us a clue. :)

Edit: Look at the subject title, Dave. DUH. I am guessing this has something to do with the Steam overlay, which AGS games sometimes interact badly with. Still, I will let Janet know.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2013, 06:39:16 AM by DaveGilbert »

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Re: Problem with playing The Shivah (Steam)
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2013, 07:36:25 AM »
What version of windows are you all using (all of you who have this problem)?

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Re: Problem with playing The Shivah (Steam)
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2013, 08:13:45 AM »
Yes, I play Steam version, and it is probably something steamworks-related.
But for me that problem was rather rare and minor - re-loading a saved game worked just fine.

P.S. I am on Windows 7 x64.
And just remembered that I had the same problem with Gemini Rue on Steam as well! Also on rare occasions, and only when loading a saved game, never with the new game like lWTD.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2013, 12:30:43 PM by Yuri »

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Re: Problem with playing The Shivah (Steam)
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2013, 02:26:27 AM »
Hi, I run the steam version and Windows 7x64.

Restarting the game helps, but then after like 5 minutes the problem begins again and the game starts fast forwarding everything. When I do restart though, it has the in game mouse and then my actual mouse cursor stuck centered

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Re: Problem with playing The Shivah (Steam)
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2013, 02:36:44 AM »
I think the double mouse on the screen after I shift tab the steam tab hub and the problems before that might have something to do with the steam overlay or something as mentioned before.

Is it possible to run the game windowed.

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Re: Problem with playing The Shivah (Steam)
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2013, 07:48:52 PM »
So can I get some help, it's so annoying trying to play this game.

My saves are never there, the game changes the resolution of my entire computer so I can't alt tab out or back in and everything just skips 24/7 even after 10+ reinstalls and constant saving and reloading.

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Re: Problem with playing The Shivah (Steam)
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2013, 10:47:39 AM »
Sometimes AGS games and the Steam client react with each other in strange, unpredictable ways. Have you tried playing the game outside of the Steam client? If you like, email us and we'll give you a code to nab the non-Steam version.