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Oregon Trail 5th Edition

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Platform : Windows Vista, Windows XP
3.1 out of 5 stars 74 customer reviews

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Experience the life of a pioneer during the Westward Movement while traveling along the famous Oregon Trail. As the leader of your very own wagon party, you will hunt for food, tend to sicknesses, cross treacherous rivers and more throughout your 2,000 mile journey. Filled with plenty of challenging situations and advice from quirky characters, Oregon Trail 5th Edition presents a fun adventure that will test your survival skills while illustrating the real-life struggles of moving West during the 1800s. Ages 9 and Up.

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  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces
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  • ASIN: B002CMU748
  • Item model number: 16841
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 9, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars 74 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,995 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Oregon Trail is an excellent educational series, but I warn you to stay away from this version. For one thing, I think the "5th edition" claim is not true; its quality is greatly inferior to my 3rd edition and I suspect it is just a refurbished earlier edition. I never got Oregon Trail 2, so I don't know if this is the same, but the technology used is reminiscent of the mid-ninties.

In the process of remaking it, many technical bugs have crept in: for example, the fishing is completely broken and the installation froze my computer for quite a while and tried to install it twice for some reason. The game is in low resolution and 16-bit color, and although it changes your screen to be compatible with the game when starting, it does forget to change it back after you exit. You may have to restart the computer to get your settings back to normal, since you may not be able to get to the buttons on the settings panel at that resolution.

The ability to travel several other trails at different times and from different places is a really nice touch. Maybe a different release would be less problematic.
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First of all, this is EXACTLY like oregon trail 2 except they add in some content from 3 and 4, plus the absolutely idiotic animation that has nothing to do with YOUR trip most of the time and just gets in the way.

But besides that, its not too horrible. I've loved all the versions of Oregon Trail i've played, which is pretty much all of them, and this one is at least consistent with the series, although i think the designers ran out of ideas and just threw all of them together and called it the "5th edition".

So, all in all, its ok, but i'd suggest getting the original version if you can find it, it's by far the best and works even on an XP and mostly likely on a Vista, and is the most fun.
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I purchased the product and have not been able to use it with Windows 7. It will not Run. Is there a patch to make it Run. The purchase was a waste of money.
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Do NOT buy this product. The information stated it was compatible with windows vista, however, my new computer would not even recognize the CD. Needless to say I am very unhappy!
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Love this game - it's the same game as Oregon Trail II, with some goofy animation (that can be skipped) and an added gathering feature that I thought was neat.
It says this program will run on Vista, but it only barely does. After installing, I had to search and download two patches. It runs now, but there are limits - don't open the guidebook or the diary, you won't get it closed again without ctrl+alt+deleting and closing your game. Don't save your game- it will make it so that you can't talk or trade with anyone, and can't visit forts and such along the way. You'll just have to leave the game open, and hope for the best at river crossings - there's no going back if you're not able to save!
I did find that I could open the game twice, and keep one game open to the guidebook, the other as my active game, and flip between the two as needed when a guidebook reference was necessary.
All in all, if you've got Vista, don't expect it to work very well. I wish they'd take Vista off the list of operating systems supported by the software, or at least provide a better patch that fixes all of these glitches!
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Despite seeing that others had trouble running this with Vista I ignored it because I usually have no trouble getting programs to run one way or another on my machine. I bought this game because I LOVED playing it in elementary school and was throughly disappointed that it would not even install the game on my computer. Luckily I was able to send it back to Amazon for a refune---which was totally awesome of them because it was opened software. I plan on buying one of the older versions and running it, hopefully it will work.
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I have a Windows 7 Computer and the disc did not work on mine when I put it in. So I fallowed the instructions that (Rob k) put up, on another Oregon Trail 5th game Post page here on amazon and it worked........

1. Open your hard drive so that you are viewing the root of drive C. Your desktop icon "My Computer" or "Computer" will take you there. Get to "C:\" or "Local Disk C:"

2. Create a new folder and name it "OT5". That folder should now have a nice short directory address of C:\OT5. Open that new empty folder and leave that window up for now.

3. Start a new window to open the CD drive folder to view the contents of the Oregon Trail CD. This will typically be drive "D:" or "E:" on most computers. Do not run setup and do not install the game.

4. You should now be viewing the contents of your CD. Copy the folder called "data" on the CD and put it into your newly made OT5 folder on drive C. This will take a minute or so to copy over.

5. After the data folder finishes copying to C:\OT5, go back and view the contents of your CD again. Open the "Install" folder and then then "HD" folder on the CD. You should see 5 files.

6. Take the entire contents of the "HD" folder and copy it to the C:\OT5 folder as well.

7. You should now have 5 files and a data folder in C:\OT5. One of the files is labeled "OREGON5". Open this file. Notepad should open it for you. Look for the brackets that say "[cdrom]"

8. Create a space under the [cdrom] title by hitting the return/enter key - add the text: "rsrcpath=C:\ot5\data"

9. This tells the game where to look for the data files.
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