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Download patch to play on Windows XP
on July 26, 2005
I just recently was able to play this game for the first time since I bought it back in the early 90's. Fortunately, I was able to find a program created by this gamer over in Italy, of all places, who has spent his free time creating patches for this particular game. There are 2 programs - one that just allows you to play the game on later Windows platforms (since the game came out before Windows 95 was even around) & one program that also allows you to save all 6 discs on your hard drive (rather than putting each in to play & can make the game run slowly) or to create one dvd for the whole game. There is also a download to make the first game, Sins of the Fathers, playable as well.
It was an extremely easy download & I was able to play the whole game through with no flaws or errors with Windows XP. I was so happy, because I love the Gabriel Knight series. All these years later I had just as much fun playing as the first time.
So, if you have either of the 2 older games, or are considering buying them, the website with the downloads can be found at [...] (found info on a message board at [...] way you can enjoy the games for many years to come. I think Beast Within holds up particularly well after all these years.