#21 – Warnings at Waverly Academy Archives


Windows 10 Installation

We have successfully tested from game #6 on up on Windows 7, 8, and 10 (we also have had success installing games 3-5 when running in compatibility mode; and games 1-2 using the special instructions on our website and running in compatibility mode) and have found that installing the game when logged in as administrator and […]

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Warnings at Waverly Academy: I can’t pick up the Key in the Closet!

If you are having trouble picking up the key from the closet in Warnings at Waverly Academy, check your monitor (computer screen) Display Settings. If you can see the key when the closet light is switched off in the game, the Brightness Setting on your monitor is too high. Turn down the Brightness to continue […]

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Trail of the Twister/Warnings at Waverly Academy: Cell Phone Photos Blank

If the photos taken with the cell phone show up blank, this problem may be caused by running the game on a system that does not meet our minimum specifications, or outdated video drivers. See our Graphics Problems page for help with updating your video drivers.  

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Can’t Save or Load Games

If saved games don’t show game progress, won’t load, or were accidentally overwritten, a failed installation or corrupted file may be preventing games from saving correctly. Uninstalling and reinstalling the game should fix corrupted files. Before uninstalling, copy your saved game folder onto the Desktop. Then delete the saved game folder. The saved game folder […]

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DirectX, DirectDraw, or d3dx9 Error

You may receive one of the following error messages when starting your game: • Application failed because of missing component d3dx9_33dll • DirectX error • DirectDraw or INTDirectdraw error These errors occur when DirectX 9.0 is not correctly installed, or an older version of DirectX is being used. Click on the following link to download […]

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Where can I find the System Requirements for each game?

You can find the system requirements for each Nancy Drew game by clicking the Games tab at the top of the page, then click on the game of your choice. For example, the system requirements for game #26 Tomb of the Lost Queen (PC) are: Operating System: Windows® XP/Vista/7 Minimum System Requirements: – 1.5 GHZ […]

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.CAB, Cabinet File, or Digital Signature Error

If one of these error messages displays during installation: A file that is required cannot be installed because cabinet file XXXX.cab has an invalid digital signature. This may indicate that the cabinet file is corrupt. or Component Transfer Error Component: Required Video File Group: File: Error: Data error (Cyclic redundancy check) or Feature: Games File […]

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I’m stuck in a game!

Technical Support does not provide game hints or tips. Sometimes, you may think there is something technically wrong with the game because you can’t progress further. In our games you usually can’t “move forward” until certain other steps are completed. First, check for steps that you may have missed – talk to other characters, search […]

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Graphics Problems

Graphics problems are usually caused by outdated video drivers, or by video cards that do not meet the game requirements. Graphics problems can include: • Game exits during puzzle or animation sequence • Mouse cursor flickers or disappears • Blocky text and boxed cursor • Game window is black • Boxes or outlines visible around […]

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Install does not start when I put the disc in the drive!

If inserting the game Disc/Disc 1 into the disc drive does not start installation, the Autoplay option may be turned off, or the disc drive is having trouble reading the disc. If you are trying to install games #24 and higher, check whether your computer has a DVD drive. If installation does not start on […]

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