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I know it sounds ridiculous that I still want to play that game, but it's actually fun. Anyway, whenever i start up the game, I immediately get an error "OT5.exe has encountered an error and needs to close" and then the error report reads a problem with binkw32.dll. I saw this problem mentioned in another topic, except it doesnt apply much to my situation. I've looked throughout the whole net to find a solution. Any suggestions would help.
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Have you tried to uninstall/reinstall?
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yes, about 100000000000000 times.
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so.. obviously no one has a solution, but has anyone had a problem with binkw32.dll in general for any other game.. that might be helpful.
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do you know the system requirements for OT5 (...isn't that 1 or 2 versions after they moved from the 5-1/4" floppies?)

p.s.....i love the oregon trail as well...awesome game "betsie got cholera"...what the huh?

Edit: actually..i found the sys specs here i was hoping that it was a compatibility issue....it shouldn't be...sorry
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I don't think its a compatibility issue. Although, my search in google has shown that binkw32 problems occur often if other games use it, too. I have a few other games that use binkw32 also, but I haven't been able to fix anything.
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Whats your graphics card? Nvidia?


Try this - let me know if it works!
*******

This is a problem with NVIDIA's newest graphics driver. To fix the problem please roll back the driver.

To do this Right Click on my computer and click properties

Click on the Hardware Tab and press device manager

Click the plus sign next to the Display Adapter

Right Click on your Primary Display Adapter and click properties

Click the Driver Tab and then Click Roll Back Driver

This should correct the problem with Nvidia's latest updates

If you cant roll back please visit NVIDIA's website and download the 61.77 drivers and this will correct the problem
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I did not have the error binkw32 problem, but I did have the "OT5.exe has encountered a problem..."

I found a patch here

http://support.encor...m/kb.asp?id=322

I downloaded the patch, unzipped the file and folowed the simple directions. It worked perfectly for me, but I'm not sure what it's gonna do for the other games....we'll see

Windows XP SP2

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how do you unzip the patch?????
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so no quick fix for the game found?
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