Virtual Pool 3 (Jeanette-CD-Version) under Windows 7 64-Bit

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Virtual Pool 3 (Jeanette-CD-Version) under Windows 7 64-Bit

Postby DotWin » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:19 pm

Hi!

I own the original Jeanette-CD-Version of "Virtual Pool 3" and would like to play it on my PC with Windows 7 64-Bit.

Unfortunately, it does not work at all:
Installation of the game works fine, but when I try to start it, the game first shows the Interplay logo as an image and after some time the program closes itself and a Windows error message appears, that the program was closed due to an error.
I found the last official patch for the game (CD version) which is version 3.0.9.9 (from 2001) - yes, I know that this no longer available on the Celeris web page, but it was back then! - but it cannot be installed, as an SETUP error occurs immediately after starting the EXE file.

I tried all things I could think of (different paths, Administrator rights, Windows compatibility settings, installing it under Windows XP on a different PC and then copying the files to Windows 7, which got me the error message that VP3 is corrupted and I should re-install it), but unfortunately to no avail.

I do not want to buy a new (upgrade) licence for the DL version of "Virtual Pool 3", as I already purchased a version I like which worked fine under Windows XP on my old system and with "Virtual Pool 4" being released probably this year.

Is there any way to get the original Jeanette-CD-Version of "Virtual Pool 3" incl. last official patch to work under Windows 7 64-Bit without upgrading to the DL version?

Many thanks in advance for your help!

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Re: Virtual Pool 3 (Jeanette-CD-Version) under Windows 7 64-Bit

Postby AlinVille » Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:50 am

I'm willing to send you a serial for the DL version, PM if interested.
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Re: Virtual Pool 3 (Jeanette-CD-Version) under Windows 7 64-Bit

Postby DotWin » Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:05 am

Hello!

Thank you for the offer, but I am not sure, if this would be legal.

I have no problem to buy a a software licence of something I like; in fact I just bought "Virtual Pool Mobile" for my Windows Smartphone and nearly all releases of "Virtual Pool" for PC ("Virtual Pool 2", "Virtual Pool Hall", "Virtual Pool 3") since the last 15 years.
But it would really bother me, if now I purchased "Virtual Pool 3 DL" and in just a few months "Virtual Pool 4" will be released which I definitely need to buy, especially because I have already bought VP3 and just want to play it on my new PC with Windows 7 64-Bit.

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Re: Virtual Pool 3 (Jeanette-CD-Version) under Windows 7 64-Bit

Postby 9balldotcom » Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:52 am

What hes offering you is perfectly legal and if I were you Id get rid of the jeannette lee version and take up the offer of a free serial number.
You should go to Celeris and download the 3311 version and use the serial number that Alinville provides to you,that way you got the most up to date version and if you wish you can join us online.
Heres the link to download the DL version
http://www.celeris.com/games/vp3/downVP3/VP3_3311.exe

You kniow theres a saying....dont look a gift horse in the mouth....theres also a saying "dont piss down my back and tell me its raining"....but hey thats just me quoting a line from Outlaw Josey Wales :bootyshake:
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Re: Virtual Pool 3 (Jeanette-CD-Version) under Windows 7 64-Bit

Postby AlinVille » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:05 am

DotWin wrote:But it would really bother me, if now I purchased "Virtual Pool 3 DL" and in just a few months "Virtual Pool 4" will be released which I definitely need to buy, especially because I have already bought VP3 and just want to play it on my new PC with Windows 7 64-Bit.

Yeah I can see that making sense, paying for a 10 years old game to get improvements in physics and the possibility to play online with a handful of players isn't that tempting for most people I think... as long as they can still play the older version. That's why I offered a serial since I still got a few unused... and it would just be a waste to remain unused forever. I'm at work right now so I can PM you the serial tonight when I get home. Then you could try to show up online sometime :occasion2:


It is legal!
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Re: Virtual Pool 3 (Jeanette-CD-Version) under Windows 7 64-Bit

Postby polomint77 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:55 am

Good Alin, send me one, and send funds too, :p
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Re: Virtual Pool 3 (Jeanette-CD-Version) under Windows 7 64-Bit

Postby Albinario » Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:25 am

send all here
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Re: Virtual Pool 3 (Jeanette-CD-Version) under Windows 7 64-Bit

Postby rodd » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:04 am

Same here, I have the CD and tried to install under Win7 64bit.
It didn't play at first, then I set the .exe to run under Win XP Mode and it worked.
However the graphics are all messed up and the game is unplayable. I couldn't find any updates.

I tried changing my graphic card settings (8800 gts) as well as other system settings but nothing worked.

Any idea, anyone?
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Re: Virtual Pool 3 (Jeanette-CD-Version) under Windows 7 64-Bit

Postby DotWin » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:22 am

@AlinVille:
I sent you a PM. :)

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Re: Virtual Pool 3 (Jeanette-CD-Version) under Windows 7 64-Bit

Postby AlinVille » Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:34 pm

@DotWin:
I didn't receive your PM for some reason, maybe you pressed Save instead of Submit after writing it. However I PMed you with the serial, let me know if you received it!

@Albinario:
Yes I thought twice about it and finally decided to give you a serial. AT LAST, HERE IT IS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtifpv4T0qA

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Re: Virtual Pool 3 (Jeanette-CD-Version) under Windows 7 64-Bit

Postby DotWin » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:29 pm

@AlinVille:
Thank you very much for your PM.
I just sent you an answer and hope that this PM now has really been sent to you.
I don't know what went wrong the last time.

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Re: Virtual Pool 3 (Jeanette-CD-Version) under Windows 7 64-Bit

Postby AlinVille » Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:10 am

Yeah it worked fine. Now all you have to do is install Gamespy and play online!
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Re: Virtual Pool 3 (Jeanette-CD-Version) under Windows 7 64-Bit

Postby niick » Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:30 pm

Hello,

I have the Jeanette CD version (Virgin Whitelabel) from many years ago, but I can't play online without the newer one. I used the vp3upgrade tool and got a coupon, but I still can't get a link to the patch? Could someone from celeris hook me up? I can supply CD and registration info no problem. Used to play this a lot back in the day can't wait to start again.
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Re: Virtual Pool 3 (Jeanette-CD-Version) under Windows 7 64-Bit

Postby 9balldotcom » Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:19 pm

Hi there.

Virgin white label version fine for offline play but no use anywhere else.

Ok heres what you do,

if you live in the states you can buy a serial for vp3 for just around 10 dollars and thats about 6 pounds GBP

You can find the link to download the full game from Celeris and also the discount voucher code on this page here http://www.9balldotcom.co.uk/buyvp3dl.htm

If you have any issues and need further help(which theres a possibility you might) then you can get back to me here on the forum.
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Re: Virtual Pool 3 (Jeanette-CD-Version) under Windows 7 64-Bit

Postby niick » Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:52 am

But I already own a copy, I paid for it. Why do I have to pay again? Like I said I can verify that I have a CD.
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Re: Virtual Pool 3 (Jeanette-CD-Version) under Windows 7 64-Bit

Postby 9balldotcom » Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:29 pm

Unfortunately you paid for a re-released unsupported version that simply will not work online.There we quite a few people bought that version and as far as I can remember this version was not by order of celeris so there is no backup support for that one(ill stand corrected if that statement was incorrect)

The best thing then for you to do if youd rather not spend money on the supported DL version of VP3 is to save your money,then look at the new version VP4 when its released and try it out and if you like it you can then look at upgrading your game.
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Re: Virtual Pool 3 (Jeanette-CD-Version) under Windows 7 64-Bit

Postby niick » Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:51 pm

I've really enjoyed vp3 and will definitely buy vp4 when it comes round. I just want to play this one online now like I used too through gamespy, is this not possible any more?!

Gamespy was a real pain to get working again (although this forum and your posts were very helpful) but when I try to load a room it says I need a newer version. This would be the DL one? But since I have the original why can't I just get a patch? Sorry if I'm labouring the point I don't mean to be argumentative, I just want to play pool. Thanks for your help btw.
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Re: Virtual Pool 3 (Jeanette-CD-Version) under Windows 7 64-Bit

Postby niick » Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:13 pm

I have coughed up (reluctantly) a second time for vp3 :gagme:

It is however a great game, but still I'm a little annoyed.

Thanks for help 9ball.
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Re: Virtual Pool 3 (Jeanette-CD-Version) under Windows 7 64-Bit

Postby yjlvolts13 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:11 pm

Hi, I have an issue also about Virtual Pool 3. Can I get the serial number sent to me so I can play this game on Windows Vista which by the way does not work without a useful serial number?? Thank You!
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Re: Virtual Pool 3 (Jeanette-CD-Version) under Windows 7 64-Bit

Postby DARKH0RSE » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:56 am

people need to learn "its a game , and a game by definition can be either won or lost .
If you take away the ability to win or lose you are no longer playing a game and your time is not spent challenging your skill over another's instead your time is now worthless and wasted.
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