#26 – Tomb of the Lost Queen 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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Nancy Drew Central Retirement

Beginning with game #25, Alibi in Ashes, Nancy Drew Central (NDC) will no longer be added to future games. This means you won’t be able to launch installed games from one location anymore. You’ll need to launch the game from the usual installed program locations: (a) game shortcut icon on your desktop, or (b) Start […]

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CD vs DVD drive – How to find out which one you have

Our games on disc from #24 The Captive Curse and higher are on DVD-Rom. This means that you need a DVD drive on your computer to install them. If the game disc for games #24 or higher appears blank or is not recognized by your computer, the problem is usually caused by putting a DVD […]

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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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Downloading Tomb of the Lost Queen for PC

Digital Download of Tomb of the Lost Queen for PC The following information applies to the digital download of Tomb of the Lost Queen for PC only. It DOES NOT apply to the digital download of Tomb of the Lost Queen for Mac, or any other PC or Mac downloads. Tomb of the Lost Queen […]

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