A game commonly blamed for the popularization of using CD player
s for the data disks of games, as well as for making MIDI a popular medium for game music
. The game has pre-rendered 3D graphics
, allowing you to more or less move throughout the game with 3D camera shots that served no purpose except to show off. These files took up so much space that a second disk was needed to store the install files for the game, and making the best of the situation, the second disk is also a music CD, containing music by The Fat Man
for the game. The game is also very good at crashing Windows
; anyone attempting to suspend it (alt+tab and such) may find that their computer
has simply locked up. (Use of the program DOSBox may be used to fix this problem
.) It also uses live-action actors who play against a blue screen
to give cut-scenes to further the plot. For its time, The 7th Guest required very expensive hardware
to run, including a MIDI synth card, a VGA card and color moni...
When an error in program logic causes it to do totally random stuff for no apperently reason, not directly resulting in a crash
, but often causing random stuff to appear on screen, sometimes with random noises comming from the speakers.
"Poping without pushing will almost always result in your program crashing and burning!"
"A simple error like using = instead of == can cause a C program to crash and burn."
"The poorly written driver caused the system to crash and burn with a pretty display of random colors."