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Didn't work on Windows 8.1
on 31 January 2015
Sadly this game does not run satisfactorily on my Windows 8.1 installation. Like everyone else I used to like Pharaoh at the time of it's original release and fancied a bit of nostalgia but the old software and latest (at the time of writing) version of Windows don't get on very well.
The 1024x768 maximum resolution doesn't look so good on a 1080 widescreen monitor. The game will not run properly in a window on my computer, just full screen. That I can put up with but the frequent freezing and crashing with the sound effects repeating like a scratched CD makes it unplayable, more so when the task manager (ctrl-alt-del) has trouble pulling the computer out of the crash too.
It's a shame but the software does not claim to be compatible with Windows 8, it was just a shot in the dark to see if it is.