Summary: This is a great game, but the publisher offers no tech support. Zero. Zip. Nada. Be aware that Windows 7 refuses to install the game. The installer halts because it attempts to install a device driver (a copy protection scheme), which Windows 7 sees as dangerous (and probably for good reason).
Fun game. Needs more horsepower that previous 2 editions.
J. Kyle Murdock, Amazon
21 October 2008
Summary: I bought this game for my sons (ages 6 and 9) after they had such a great time with Crazy Machines 1, and 1.5. I was disappointed to learn that it won't run on their PC. I'm sure it's their older video card- an NVidia GeForce3.
Review of the demo: not bad, but needs improvement
J. Morris, Amazon
21 October 2008
Summary: I'm assuming the demo is just the full version with fewer puzzles? If this is not the case please let me know so I can revise my review. THE GOOD 1. This is still a fun game compared to older versions of Rube-Goldberg games. Newer physics modelling has made the game more challenging. 2.
Summary: I've tried this on two computers, (the second one I just built for flight sim with a 4870 graphics card, Intel 9550 processor, and 4 GB of RAM) and the game freezes on a regular basis. I get 15 to 20 minutes of run time before it just locks up.
Summary: The previous reviewer is correct in noting that install takes a long time (about 20-25 minutes, even on a new machine). The main issue, however, is the missing .dll file. This was easy to find through a Google search complete with an installer that resolved the problem.