Archive for August 8th, 2007

Adventure Game Update – XP help

Posted on August 8, 2007. Filed under: Games |

I’m told that several of the games I’ve reviewed are not playable on Windows XP.  I know, I know.  Of the “Out of the Box” games I mentioned in an earlier post, only Syberia I & II are XP compatible.  The Myst series was re-issued for XP, but I’ve read mixed reviews about how well they work.  The 95/98 emulator/compatability thingy in XP doesn’t do diddly for these games.  I’ve been nursing my 9-year-old laptop along, since it still runs Windows 98, and therefore all my classic game favorites, but now it needs a new battery…is it worth it?

Happily, I’ve discovered a site run by a person who’s also geekily nostalgic for the older graphic adventures.  He’s got XP system tweaks for some of my favorites, and many others.  I am far from being a programmer, but I am able to follow instructions, and if I do so for each game I’m interested in, it works on my desktop running XP!  I don’t have VISTA yet, we’ll have to cross that bridge at some point.

So, here are XP bandaids for  Zork Nemesis ,  and  Beyond Time .  There’s a nifty download that instantly makes  Zork Grand Inquisitor  playable on XP, too.  (I didn’t review Inquisitor, but play it, play it, it’s really fun).

I send many thanks for his work on this to  Inferno !  His site says compatibility for Amber: Journeys Beyond is still in progress.

Of course, to play any of these games, you have to have the original CD/DVDs.  Since they’re older, your best bet is to shop around online, ebay, Amazon, etc.  Good luck fellow adventure buffs!

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I’m better – What a coincidence!

Posted on August 8, 2007. Filed under: EFT, Health |

A lot of times, while practicing my favorite energy therapy, Emotional Freedom Techniques, a major issue will be resolved. I will see a new way of looking at things, or something that has bothered me for a long time suddenly just…doesn’t.

I’ll tell someone that I found the perfect idea for my next blog post, or that muscle pain I’d had for days is gone. And all this happened soon after I’d spent some time tapping on my meridian points while keeping my attention on the frustration, or block, that had kept me from seeing the way out of my difficulty.

What a coincidence! Yes indeed. Those of us who practice this technique with clients note that the changes can be subtle. We don’t always get brilliant high-impact revelations. We’ll just tend to notice, over a little bit of time, that something that really used to bug them doesn’t anymore, or even more subtly, they don’t remember what had “bugged them” to begin with! It’s easier for me to see this phenomenon in a client’s life that in my own.

When I do this work on myself, I may not notice the changes until I find myself exclaiming: “What a coincidence!” This makes me laugh, and notice, and appreciate.

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