Page 1 of 1

Solved: German, Italian installer Win 7+8, Out of Memory

Posted: Sun May 10, 2015 6:46 pm
by neon
here's the solution for everyone trying to install German, Italian or other language version of RAMA.

If you install any other CD-version of RAMA than English or French the setup works but when starting RAMA the program will crash with an "out of memory" error.
This is because the STC-installer only copies its own language files (e.g. french with the French installer), but RAMA needs the CD files.

Out of memory workaround:

1. Install RAMA with the English Installer ... 080922.msi

2. After setup is complete, go to the RAMA program folder (e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\Sierra\Rama), open "RESOURCE.WIN" with an editor and change the line
"title=RAMA" into your languages title (same as on CD cover, e.g. German: "title=Rendezvous im Weltraum") and save the file.
If you can't save because of Win security settings, save the file anywhere on your computer and then copy it into the RAMA program folder.

3. Copy the files 'PROLOGUE.DAT' and 'RESOURCE.SFX' from your original CD to the RAMA program folder (overwrite existing files). You're done, RAMA will run like hell.

Works with Windows 7 (32 & 64), Windows 8.1 (32 & 64)

Move saved gameplays to new installation:

Copy the files "ramasg.0", "ramasg.1",... and "" from your old PC's installation folder to the Win7/Win8 RAMA user folder
(e.g. C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Roaming\Sierra\RAMA).

Thanks a lot for your great work java, enjoying your installers