Betrayal in Antara Help

Note: This page is just a place holder for this game.

Betrayal in Antara's original requirements:

Windows 3.1/95
486DX4/100 or better
34 MB Hard drive space
Sound Card with DAC


Installation Problems

Like many of the later Sierra games, Betrayal in Antara has installation problems with the installer not functioning with faster PCs or under Windows XP. The game will install in Windows XP without trouble if you just avoid a couple of things.

Problem - AutoRun Hangs:
When you first insert the CD, the AutoRun will start and seems to lockup.

It is just searching your system for a previous installation. You can safely quit the AutoRun and just open the CD to run the installer. (Right click on the AutoRun button on the task bar and choose Close or use Ctl+Alt+Delete to end task. You can also hold the shift key down when you insert the CD and hold it until the PC reads it.)

Problem - System Test Crash:
The installer crashes when running the system test with this error:

SETUP caused a General Protection Fault in
module _SETUP.EXE at 0004:6357.

Choose close. SETUP will close.

You can't rerun the setup without ending the process (Ctl+Alt+Delete) or rebooting.

Skip the system test. You will still be able to install the game.

Problem - Installer Doesn't work in Vista 64:
The installer fails with this error:

The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher.

Although the game is 32-bits The installer is a 16-bit installer, which will not run under Vista 64. Use the Squirt the Cat Betrayal in Antara Installer by jafa

Game Specific Bugs

There are a couple of bugs that Betrayal in Antara has that are not speed dependent.

Problem - Memory Errors:
The game won't start after giving this error:

You need 1981748 more bytes of available memory to run under Windows.
To free extra memory, you might try closing other applications and reducing or eliminating caches such as SMARTDRV.

Use the Squirt the Cat Betrayal in Antara Installer by jafa


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