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2.0 out of 5 stars Great Game, but..., January 17, 2007
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This review is from: Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego? (JC) (CD-ROM)
It does not work in Windows XP or above. Even when changing the settings to Windows 98 or 95 compatibility mode is does not help. Actually the game will run, but will freeze at completely random spots. We've got 30 some copies of this game in our computer lab at the school I work at and we can't use them. It used to be a favorite of almost every 4th and 5th grader in the building. Anymore, the kids the that know about the game don't even try. It just doesn't work anymore. Bummer. The kids loved it, fantastic educational game, easy to learn, overall a challage to play... and we can't use it.

UPDATE (July 2012): I was surprised to see they were still selling this game. A teacher at the school I work in ordered this through the Scholastic book order magazine they get in class. I was eager to try it out. The new updated game is nearly identical to the original version we've had for years. They have added these little satellite uplink things in each level, not sure exactly what they do, but I know they've done something different compared to the old one. Unfortunately, after about 5 or 10 minutes it did the same old thing... froze up solid. I've tried a few times and it never fails to fail. Bummer.
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Initial post: Jun 24, 2007 1:47:34 PM PDT
Vic Victor says:
You're right, unfortunately Carmen Sandiego USA will only work through Win 98. But Broderbund does offer a cheap download of Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego that does work on XP

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2008 11:02:52 AM PDT
Ryan Schroer says:
The download and the backup CD costs about $14 at The Learning company website. I don't think it comes with instructions, however.

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2008 7:27:30 PM PDT
Ryan Schroer says:
I later found out that the instuctions guides are on Bourbund's site. You must make sure that you click on product support and then search for either Where in The World or Where in the U.S.A. They don't have instructions for either Where in Time? or Great Chase, its later incarnation.

Posted on Jul 24, 2008 3:54:58 PM PDT
J. Milletics says:
Works fine on any operating system, provided you use a free dos emulator such as DOSBox.

Posted on Mar 31, 2013 5:36:53 AM PDT
Michael Selk says:
Here's a possible fix (it worked for me, and I'm running Windows 7 Pro):

1) When you load the disk, open it in Windows Explorer
2) Right click on the Setup file, then click Properties
3) Click the tab that says Compatibility Mode
4) Click the check box for Compatibility Mode, then select Windows 95 from the drop-down box
5) Click OK, close the Properties box
6) Install the program
7) On your Start Menu, right-click the icon you would use to start the game, then repeat steps 1-5

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2015 1:41:21 PM PDT
Susan Y. says:
Where would I be able to get that, I have lots of older games that I would love to be able to play again and introduce to my kids.
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