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Hello everyone.

I've made a few modifications in the game code.
A brand new graphics engine is being used to render the game and the good news is that
WQ is now faster and fully compatible with Windows 7 and a lot of low end graphic cards.
It works like a charm under W7 now...

Version 4.2 will only be released in this post for now for testing purposes until we have a stable release.
A few glitches and bugs may be found, but not that much since only the engine code has been changed, not the game code.

You can download it here.

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01-04-2012 at 08:55 PM
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Just tried this. Didn't see any specific upgrade instructions, so I just installed it over the old version. It starts up, but trying to select any item off of the main menu results in a crash to desktop without any error messages. I'm running Windows 7 64 bit. I couldn't find any error log, and the only events in the event viewer I could see from the time of the crash are:

A request to disable the Desktop Window Manager was made by process (WonderQuest.exe)

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The Desktop Window Manager was unable to start because composition was disabled by a running application

However, those are both just informational messages, and may very well be perfectly normal even when the application is running correctly for all I know.

What other information can I provide to help?

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01-05-2012 at 08:16 AM
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Further experimentation revealed that it was something in my preferences.dat file that the new version didn't like. After deleting preferences.dat, the game stopped crashing. I haven't tested it much further than that at this point, although I did continue my current saved game successfully.

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01-07-2012 at 02:18 AM
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I should have mentioned before that it's strongly recommended not to install the game over an old version. Thanks Asmussen.
01-07-2012 at 02:43 AM
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Downloading! My brother also did a DROD inspired game, Voligner (quite neat actually). Check it out in development if you're interested.

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01-07-2012 at 10:05 AM
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The installer and game exes do not have icons. Is this normal?

I think my old xp machine run the game a bit better.
There is tearing when I switch screens and the sound is not clear.
Though it's been years since I played it and maybe that's how the previous version was.

Amazing game and will gladly replay. So many brilliant rooms.
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I was interested with new version. I'll try it soon.
02-20-2012 at 06:25 AM
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