Fairy Tale About Father Frost, Ivan and Nastya

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Fairy Tale About Father Frost, Ivan and Nastya
Fairy Tale About Father Frost, Ivan and Nastya cover
Developers
Bohemia Interactive
Publishers
1C Company
Engines
CPAL2
Release dates
Windows December 20, 2000

Key points

An older game that has various issues running on newer operating systems such as Windows 7/8.

General information

Steam Community Discussions
Publisher website for game
Centauri Production page for game

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Steam Does not require Steam to be running once installed
Russian Steam version seems to contain remnants of some sort of DRM in files mrazik_dir.res, mrazik_vdir.res, and mrazik_cd1_an.res. They do not seem to be active.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Centauri\Mrazik

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Game options.
Game options.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Only runs at 640*480 resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Press Alt+ Enter to switch between full screen and windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Always borderless when windowed, but only displays at 640*480
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Color blind mode

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Has separate settings for music, sound, and voice
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Sounds will be muted while continuing to play in the background

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
Russian
Czech
Hungarian
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian

Issues unresolved[edit]

Game crashes when trying to load a save that was created during a dialog[edit]

The game may crash with the error "GAME: Invalid talk node ID."
Don't save during a dialog.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crashes when attempting to load or save[edit]

The error message is "CTRL: FindFirstFileEx failed. The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect."
The game assumes maximum Windows path length and only allocates a buffer that is just big enough.
A typical Steam installation of the game has a path length that just exceeds this limit.
Choose a shorter path to install the game to[citation needed]

See Moving Steam Games To Another Drive. For example the path C:\MyGames is shorter than C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam.

Game crashes when playing cutscene video[edit]

The error message is "CPSE: Stream open file failed."
Windows 7 and later do not have the Indeo video codecs required to play certain cutscene videos installed. The files, though, do exist on disk.
Manually register ir50_32.dll[1]
  1. Start Command Prompt as an Administrator.
  2. Run the command regsvr32 "%WINDIR%\SysWOW64\ir50_32.dll". If you have 32-bit Windows, replace SysWOW64 with System32.
  3. Click OK on the message box that comes up.

Notes

There appears to be certain security issues with the codec. Unregister the codec when you are done with the game, with the command regsvr32 /u "%WINDIR%\SysWOW64\ir50_32.dll". Don't mind the runtime error that may come up.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Pentium 166 Pentium II 300
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 210 MB 500 MB
Video card (GPU) 2 MB of VRAM 4 MB of VRAM

References

  1. Indeo 5.x problem with Vista