Videos play sound but screen stays black

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Videos play sound but screen stays black

Postby Zardoz » 2011-06-16, 22:16

Hello, I´m new here ;)
And I come with a problem.
I´ve tried to install the game from various images, using Z Expansion XP to start it and one thing always stays the same: The videos play sound but the screen stays black. :cry:
This hint at missing/nor working video codec I´m told.
http://wiki.multimedia.cx/index.php?title says:
"JV is a multimedia format developed by the Bitmap Brothers and is used in the DOS game Z. No other games are known to use this format. Carries palettized video using BTC encoding and PCM audio."

My OS is Vista 64 bit.
Has anyone an idea what I could do to get the videos to play?
If not maybe someone can point me towards a dos version of the game which I can play with dosbox, maybe that would work? I´ve only found rips for dos, without videos.

Z is not the same without the videos.

Thanks

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