Tech support

Original game requirements

- MS-DOS 5.0 or Windows 95 or greater
- 486DX66 or better
- 2x CD-ROM
- 12 MB RAM
- 19 MB Hard drive space
- Local Bus or PCI Video
- Sound Card with DAC
- Mouse

Rama XP/Vista Installer

This modified installer for XP/Vista of Rama has been created by SquirtTheCat.

Modified for Windows XP/Vista
* XP/Vista installer.
* XP/Vista windows executable.
* Scales to use entire screen (Direct3D bilinear interpolation).
* Per-user save games (Vista friendly).
* Fixes exceptions and script errors under XP/Vista.

* Windows XP or Vista.
* DirectX 9c (Direct3D).
* RAMA CD set (not included): o English

English install(34.3 MB)

Changes to the original game

XP/Vista Installer
* New installer created to be XP/Vista friendly.
* The installer will install the files normally included by a Sierra install.

XP/Vista Executable
* Modified version of the original Sierra Windows 95 executable.
* Fixes SP alignment bugs causing script errors under XP/Vista.
* Eliminate 256 color warning.
* Use hardware support for mouse cursor.
* Upscale to full screen resolution while maintaining aspect ratio.
o Dirext3D hardware accelerated bilinear interpolation.
o On a widescreen monitor black bars are added left/right to maintain correct aspect ratio.
* Store save games per user to work under Vista. Default APPDATA locations:
o XP: C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\Sierra\RAMA
o Vista: C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Sierra\RAMA

Common problems

Save game directories: Games are saved in the user-specific APPDATA directory regardless of what directory you choose in the game. This is to ensure compatibility with Vista.

Mouse cursor is a large black box:
1) Download and install the latest Windows drivers for the video card.
2) Check that the color-depth is set to 32-bit in the Windows display settings.