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#03 – Message in a Haunted Mansion Archives


Replacement Game Discs

Replacement discs are available for all games. The replacement cost is $10. Standard USPS shipping is included in the price to all US destinations; replacement discs are not available internationally. **Please note we no longer have replacement discs for the following games: Secrets Can Kill (Remastered) – disc 1 & disc 2 Danger by Design […]

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Windows 8 – Game Installation

This post gives instructions on how to install an older game disc onto Windows 8. To install an older game on Windows Vista or Windows 7 click here. If the disc has trouble reading and installing, click here. Please use the following instructions when trying to install on Windows 8. Make sure you’re logged in […]

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2753 Error during Install or Uninstall

Windows Error 2753 occurs during installation or uninstallation when a file in the Temp folder is recognized as a duplicate of a file in use. Clearing the Temp folder can resolve this error. 1) Open your Start Menu. 2) If you are using Windows XP, select ‘Run,’ and type in %TEMP% then hit Enter.  If […]

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Patch – Message in a Haunted Mansion: Bird Inlay Puzzle and CSound Error

Two separate patches are available on this page, one for each of the following items: 1. Update resolves multiple freezing problems and fixes miscellaneous Csound errors. 2. Cannot solve Bird Inlay puzzle. RESOLUTION: Please download and install the appropriate patch following the directions below. 1. For freezing and Csound errors, click on the attached update […]

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Unable to Uninstall from Control Panel

If you are unable to uninstall the game from the Control Panel using Add/Remove programs or Uninstall feature, a partial or failed installation of some files is preventing normal installation behavior. Use the Uninstall Tool in the game folder or the Nancy Drew folder. If given the option to Modify, Repair or Remove, choose Remove. […]

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ISDX Error

This error message is displayed during installation: ISDX_ERR_BADWINDOWSVERSION-entry not found in the string table The ISDX error occurs when the game installer is trying to install an older version of DirectX over a newer version. During game installation on the Screen Setup Type, change the default selection from “Yes, install DirectX” to “No, I will […]

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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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Windows Vista / Windows 7 Installation

If an older game did not install automatically on your Windows Vista or Windows 7 computer, use the instructions on this page to install your game manually. This page gives instructions for installing older games on Windows Vista/Windows 7 from a game disc. Click here for help installing older games on Windows Vista/7 from a […]

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INI Error or CAL/CIFTREE Error

If you receive one of these errors after installing your game: • Incorrect path to .ini file • Error – Incorrect path to .INI (CAL/CIFTREE) • CALTREE or CIFTREE Error This means that the game installer cannot write to the expected file location. Creating a path to a new installation location will correct this problem. […]

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