#27 – The Deadly Device 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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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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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Graphics problems are usually caused by outdated video drivers, or by video cards that do not meet the game requirements.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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The Deadly Device System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements for The Deadly Device on PC (Windows) Operating System: Windows® XP/Vista/7 – 1.5 GHZ or greater Pentium 4 CPU or equivalent class – 512 MB of RAM – 3 GB or more hard drive space – 128 MB DirectX 9.0 compatible video card – 16 bit DirectX compatible sound card – 4x […]

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The Deadly Device Strategy Guide

The Strategy Guide for The Deadly Device is only available in Digital Download (.PDF) format. It is not available for sale as a printed handbook. Digital Strategy Guides offer: – Instant Download – Mac, PC, & Mobile compatibility (with Adobe Reader) – Can be printed by customer – Full Color – Can increase Text Size […]

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Windowed Display on Screens Smaller than 1024 x 768

Nancy Drew Games from #26 and higher display in 1024 x 768 resolution. On computer screens with a display height of 768 pixels or less, when the Game Option is set to Windowed mode, the game Taskbar may extend past the bottom of the computer screen or behind the Windows Taskbar (on PC). There are […]

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The Deadly Device: Text or Images Appear Distorted

In The Deadly Device, text and images can appear distorted when playing on a computer with a display resolution set below the game resolution of 1024 x 768. If the resolution is lower than 1024 x 768 (for instance, Netbooks are often set to 800 x 600), the game graphics are shrunk to fit the […]

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Downloading The Deadly Device – PC Only

The following information applies to the digital download of The Deadly Device for PC only. It DOES NOT apply to the digital download of The Deadly Device for Mac, or any other PC or Mac downloads. The Deadly Device on PC will download using a Download Manager. The Download Manager is a fast, easy, and […]

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