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How To Run Lemmings Revolution in Windows 10
« on: January 02, 2021, 11:32:09 AM »
The following is a guide on how to get Lemmings Revolution to run in Windows 10 from scratch.

You can also use this version (credit to jkapp76 for compilation), which is a fully pre-patched & self-contained copy of Lemmings Revolution including a fully unlocked save file; this is probably your best bet. (N.B. Remember to right-click the .exe and run it in Compatibility Mode > Windows XP Service Pack 3).

Here's the guide anyway, for those who want to do their own install:



I ran into some issues getting Lemmings Revolution to run in Windows 10, so I've decided to document here what I did in order to get it to work. Hopefully, if you're encountering the same problems, this will solve them for you as well! :lemcat:

You will need a working copy of the Lemmings Revolution CD (or a legit Iso image of the CD) in order to get it working; this guide assumes that you have one. You can pick one up from eBay very inexpensively.

Lemmings Revolution Setup Guide for Windows 10

Step 1: Enabling your PC to run 32-bit apps

There are likely several ways to achieve this, but here's the method I used:

1. In Windows Search, type "features." Choose the Control Panel app "Turn Windows features on or off" under 'best match'.
2. Check the box beside "Internet Information Services" and click OK to install. It will take about 30 seconds. Close the dialog when done.
3. In the Windows Search, type "IIS." Choose the app "Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager" under 'best match'.
4. Once open, navigate to the left pane (under "Connections") and you will see your PC listed. Click the arrow to Expand and choose "Application Pools".
5. In the main part of the window, right-click on "DefaultAppPool" and choose Advanced Settings from the context menu.
6. Under 'General', click on "Enable 32-bit Applications", click the arrow and change the value from 'False' to 'True'.
7. Restart your PC.

Step 2: Installing Lemmings Revolution from the CD/Iso

1. Insert the Lemmings Revolution CD into your disk drive and choose "Run Setup.exe" or navigate to your CD drive and run the "SETUP" application.
2. If 32-bit apps are succesfully enabled on your PC, you should see a dialog for choosing your preferred setup language. Go ahead and choose, then click "OK" to begin the installation.
3. Choose a "Typical" installation, which will load all necessary files onto your PC. It may mention several video or audio codecs, more recent versions of which are already installed on your machine and therefore will not be replaced - go ahead and click OK to move past this and complete the installation process.

Step 3: Installing the Full Color v1.0 (Beta 3) patch required to make the game run smoothly on Windows 10

1. Navigate to the OS (C:)/Program Files (x86)/Take 2 Interactive Software Europe/Lemmings Revolution directory.
2. Download the attachment "Full Color v1.0 (Beta 3).exe" and place it into the above directory.
3. Right-click on "Full Color v1.0 (Beta 3).exe" and choose Run as Administrator.
4. In the command window that opens, press any key to begin the patching process (it may run automatically). Once complete, close the command window.

You can now run Lemmings Revolution from the Lemmings Revolution.exe Application!

N.B. Note that, for the game to run, the CD must be in the drive, or the Iso file must be mounted into the relevant virtual drive (usually (E:)).
« Last Edit: November 08, 2021, 08:49:38 AM by WillLem »

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Re: How To Run Lemmings Revolution in Windows 10
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2021, 11:59:52 AM »
Addendum

It may also be necessary to run Lemmings Revolution.exe itself as Administrator, if you are still encountering issues following the above setup guide.
« Last Edit: January 02, 2021, 12:06:02 PM by WillLem »

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Re: How To Run Lemmings Revolution in Windows 10
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2021, 08:40:38 AM »
There is also a pre-patched version here (credit to jkapp76 for compilation) which also includes a fully unlocked save file :thumbsup:

N.B. Remember to right-click the .exe and run it in Compatibility Mode > Windows XP Service Pack 3.
« Last Edit: November 08, 2021, 08:49:21 AM by WillLem »