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just tried installing creatures 2 on laptop (vista). After installing and restarting I tried to play and got the error message 'failed to update system registy. please try REGEDIT' I have tried reinstalling but get the same message. any help would be amazing!

Unfortunately the old versions are not particularly Vista-compatible and do things on startup with the assumption that admin access is available. You might try running them as an administrators (right-click it, or go to properties in the shortcut and select the option on the Compatability tab). You may need other fixes after that, and you will probably have to run in 16-bit colour mode as well. --GreenReaper(talk) 03:43, September 12, 2009 (UTC)

I think that GoodOldGames has working Creatures 2 on their site. I'm unsure about it though, but as fast as i get money on Paypal i will check and tell you is it working.


I had the same problem. What I did was install a virtual pc. you will have to have a copy of windows 98 otherwise you'll just have a pc that runs on dos. Super-norn-breeder 20:13, July 3, 2010 (UTC)

I have Windows Vista and I really recommend the GOG.com version of The Albian Years (a remastered compilation of Creatures 1 and 2): Check it out here. I bought it from there myself, and Creatures 2 runs like a dream! Well worth my hard-earned £7.99/$9.99. Laura 08:38, July 9, 2010 (UTC)