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Crazy Machines 1 - The Wacky Contraptions Game [Download]

Platform : Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 98
Rated: Everyone
13 customer reviews

Price: $9.99
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Note: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United States.
Download size: 61 MB
Download time: 1 - 5 minutes on broadband, 2 hours 30 minutes on dial-up
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  • Create your own unique contraptions
  • Solve more than 200 challenging puzzles
  • Put your machines to work
  • Cool Physics engine with air-pressure, electricity, gravity and particle effects
  • Experiment with gears, robots, explosives and more in your own virtual lab
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Platform:PC Download

Product Description

Turn the crank, rotate the gears, push the levers, Use the catapult, explode it, or fly it…..From the grilling sausages with a pulley, gears, rubber bands and a candle to firing a cannon with a basketball, these wacky brain-teasers will light up your imagination with creative and addictive fun!!

From the Manufacturer

Turn cranks, rotate gears, pull levers, and use catapults or any objects to build crazy machines with this fun software game. This brain teaser will lighten up imagination with creative and addictive fun.

Features:

  • Create your own unique contraptions
  • Solve more than 200 challenging puzzles
  • Put your machines to work
  • Cool Physics engine with air-pressure, electricity, gravity, and particle effects
  • Experiment with gears, robots, explosives, and more in your own virtual lab


Product Details

Platform: PC Download
Game Manual: English [PDF]
  • Downloading: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United States.
  • Note: Gifting is not available for this item.
  • ASIN: B001AU6TQ8
  • Release Date: March 1, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 1.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,410 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Charles M. Scruby on December 24, 2008
Platform for Display: PC Download
I downloaded this as a Christmas present for my kids. I've now spent the better part of 6 hours attempting to get it installed properly. The install process informs me that the Serial Number is wrong. Amazon says them's the breaks, and Viva Software appears to be out to lunch, perhaps permanently. This is precisely the sort of problem that makes downloadable apps such a crapshoot. Maybe it works, maybe not. But I doubt that I'll ever find out.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jeff A. Stucker on March 9, 2009
Platform for Display: PC Download Verified Purchase
This game is just what I expected -- a series of kinetic puzzles and Rube Goldberg-style contraptions. That means you build, set things in motion and even blow things up. In each puzzle you have a few parts to use, various simple machines and more complex pieces like levers, basketballs, bombs, steam engines, pipes, candles, electric motors, ropes, pulleys, crossbows, magnets, and the list goes on.... It reminds me of the Incredible Machine game I enjoyed at a much younger age. My 8-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter each enjoy playing, though it seems to hold my attention the longest.

Now the techie side of things: Reading the other reviews, I was a bit concerned about the download and installation. Not to worry, it downloaded and installed just fine on our old XP machine. In the many hours playing through 102 levels, it did crash twice (the game, not the computer), but I could easily start the game again and continue where I left off. It did not work at all on Vista, and completely crashed the computer every time I tried to run it on Vista. So, when it says XP-compatible, it means XP-compatible. It looks like you can re-download from Amazon anytime, so in some ways, that's safer delivery than CD-based games that you could scratch or lose at any time, as anyone with young children knows can be a problem, especially with games that make you keep the CD in the drive for it to run. That's the good news. The bad news is I haven't figured out yet how to make this game run with Limited User Accounts, so until then, I'll just need to let the kids play the game on my account login, which has administrator privileges. The LUA issue was not such a big deal when this game was written, so this one gets a pass. If it was more recent software, I would dock it a star.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dave Stephens on October 20, 2009
Platform for Display: PC Download Verified Purchase
I down loaded it thinking that it would work with windows 7. no such luck. I wish i would have bought the cd rom. wasted 14$...:(

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kevin M. Laub on April 21, 2009
Platform for Display: PC Download
My review is exactly like the one presented previously. Amazon.com sells software they are unable to support and won't provide a refund for if it doesn't work. They referred me to the manufacturer and basically said I was out of luck if they couldn't help me. I will never purchase software from Amazon.com again.
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The Software May be Great, But I'll Never Know, December 24, 2008
By Charles M. Scruby "mattu from Hyde Park"

I downloaded this as a Christmas present for my kids. I've now spent the better part of 6 hours attempting to get it installed properly. The install process informs me that the Serial Number is wrong. Amazon says them's the breaks, and Viva Software appears to be out to lunch, perhaps permanently. This is precisely the sort of problem that makes downloadable apps such a crapshoot. Maybe it works, maybe not. But I doubt that I'll ever find out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Efroun on July 24, 2011
Platform for Display: PC Download Verified Purchase
A great game for a great price. Yes it can be difficult at times but it is something for all ages and that the whole family can work on and enjoy together....

To eliminate the "insufficient privileges" error message when running this game in Windows 7, install the 32 or 64 bit drivers (depending on your system) that can be found here: tagesprotection.com. Go to the "drivers" section of this website and download and install the file that applies to your hardware. The file name should be something like "TagesSetup.exe" or "TagesSetup_x64.exe".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on July 20, 2009
Platform for Display: PC Download
As with the other reviewers I as unable to activate the software because the activation server was down. Amazon claims no responsibility as they are "only the middle man". It was Amazon who billed my credit card and Amazon provides no contact information to obtain a refund or working software.
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We would like to help resolve this issue , were you able to complete the activation of your product? Please respond back with the outcome and we can go from there :)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 17, 2010
Platform for Display: PC Download Verified Purchase
this is a completely worthless game! I installed it and it simply will not open/work/run. A total waste of $12.00. Thanks for nothing, Amazon, literally!
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Hello,

Some computers may have configuration issues which prevent our products from working properly. You can see a list of FAQs here

http://support.encore.com/technicalsupport/product_detail.aspx?product_id=3130

If you can't find the solution you can always send us a technical support ticket and we would be happy to help you.

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