William Shakespeare's Hamlet: A Murder Mystery
The game has a bad time rendering it's movies. It seems that some codecs are missing from the system. I have both K-Lite and AngelPotion pack installed so it must have to be a really old one, and I don't know where to look.
According to readme, the game needs both Video For Windows 95 and Quicktime installed. Now Quicktime is here not for movies but for 360 panning view, I think it's called Omni 3D or something. So VFW95 must be responsible for the movies themselves.
VFW is presumably bundled with Windows 95, so there's no direct access to it from the game disc. Searching the net for the downloadable version of this codec package turned out futile.
So, maybe someone knows what files or libraries exactly comprise this package or maybe can suggest what do I need for this game in particular.
I'm using CCCP codec, it's very good for manga and older movies. And it's having GSpot incorporated in.
Well, it does contain one clue actually. It is like this
[NFO/] Compressed with Adobe Premiere 4.0
Sadly, I am not familiar with the program so I can't tell if that narrows down a search or not.
I don't know what is the easiest solution, but each codec is identified by Four - which is standing for first four symbols, they should appear in GSpot in the Video>Codec window. I may only blindly assume that it will be WMV1. (or maybe not, who knows..)
If so it can be played by ffdshow, which is part of CCCP or your KLite codec pack I think. Here's somewhere shortcut in both packs to FFDShow Video Decoder Configuration. Once in, try to turn codecs described like wmv1/7 and MSVideo1 to enabled. Here are others, ancient codecs from avi era like .. , gah, too much of them.
I remember Adobe Premiere 4, but not enough to recall its compression abilities. Although really only base codecs been used there. (And Adobe Premiere is professional video editing program)
Also you may try directly CCCP codec (Combined Community Codec Pack from Russia :-p ) and see if it helps, I would recommend in that case to uninstall KLite pack before.
Here are other tools, if here would be some 'unknown garbage' instead of Four it can be rewritten or you may use mplayer to watch or recode video to a known format (not so easy as here must be the Four changed once again).
PS Most of based codecs are bundled in windows(Add/Remove Program>System) or graphic's card drivers. And if you would found on the internet the codecs for early W95/3.11 don't install them. They can mess a system horribly.