Windows - 1999
Description of Pandora's Box
Tetris creator Alexei Pajitnov's latest creation is a wonderful compilation of puzzles with jaw-dropping graphics and wonderful music culled from around the world.
Most puzzles are clever jigsaw variants made possible only with today's technology. It's also got a creative grand plot: seven Tricksters have escaped from the legendary Pandora's box of Greek mythology, and it's up to you to travel to various cities to find and capture them before they wreck havoc in the world. Although most puzzles are simply jigsaw variations, the great graphics and educational value (learning about various world myths has never been more fun) will keep Pajitnov fans happy.
Pandora's Box is not his most creative work by any means, but it's not just a superficial collection of pretty pictures either.
Review By HOTUD
Comments and reviews
Shaz 2021-07-30 1 point
I had Pandora's Box Puzzle Game on disk. I played it so much and learnt heaps. I love it.
I recommend parents download this and the children will learn of different art, cultures and countries, all whilst honing their logic skills.
Thank you for a beautiful app.
RichXTuta 2021-07-16 0 point
Guys - if you're not able to get Outer Layer to work - mine worked by setting compat to XP Service Pack 3 - and it seems to be showing as disable full screen optimisations - try both on and off. Worked for me!
Forester1 2021-07-15 0 point
Hi! I have the same issue with Outer Layer. Apparently no fix or workaround? For those installing from downloaded files, that folder HAS TO REMAIN WHERE IT IS after installation. If you move, rename, or delete it, you will get the request for the CD. Even though it is installed it is using that old folder as the CD. It installs that path as the CD path.
Momchil Andonov 2021-05-13 0 point
This is a masterpiece game which definitely deserves a remastered version but sadly no one figured it out except me!
Gakkun 2021-05-10 0 point
Aiko, thank you for the comment! I had this game on my computer since 2018, but when I wanted to continue playing it today, it would request a CD. I even tried an original CD I still have, but it didn't work. I found this thread and downloaded the ISO, then converted and mounted it and chose the "Reinstall" option in the setup menu. Then I just copied the save file I had previosly (it's .ply, if anyone's wondering like I was) and it worked like magic!
Slayers113 2021-01-06 1 point
I have the exact same problem as Junebug. The game's working perfectly, but in Honolulu where the outer layer puzzles start showing up, I'm stuck.
The puzzle is missing all pieces from the left, the object itself is black where the pieces are missing, and whenever I click anywhere where the cursor has a Design+ next to it, the game crashes.
I've tried reinstalling, but not working still.
I have not found any forums or pages on the web, which could have a solution, so if anyone manages to solve it please help!
SaphirasDragon 2020-09-23 -2 points
I have downloaded the Virtual Clone Drive and the Magic ISO. When I go to install the game it says media authentication failed and exits set up. How do I get it to finish downloading? I played this years ago on XP and it was fantastic. I want to be able to play Pandoras Box again. Thank you.
Junebug 2020-09-08 2 points
Got it yeaaaaah
the game is working ☺
but the Outer Layer doesnt work, when I open it, the game closes.
Anybody else with this problem?
Junebug 2020-09-08 0 point
I just downloaded Pandoras Box and Clone Drive. I installed the game. When I want to start it, the computer is loading but nothing happens. I tried different Windows compability modes. I use Windows 10.
Please help me ☺
PS: sorry for my bad English :-D
user No. 12312 2020-09-06 1 point
this was incredibly easy to get this game to work, i got the ISO version and just slapped the mdf into a mdf to iso converter, and the game ran perfectly, except for the cut scenes. when a cut scene starts the audio works just fine, but none of the visuals load, only showing a black box. is there any way i can fix this, or is this a known issue?
Brig 2020-08-16 1 point
I followed Aiko's advice and installed the ISO file, after using a free MDF to ISO app, and then VirtualClone Drive to run and yet still sometimes when I run the program it said it needed the CD. What I do then is run the ISO file again via a desktop shortcut and choose play and it works fine. Would be nice if I could just use the program shortcut but this works at least ;)
Zoe 2020-05-06 -2 points
Hi, everything i try to download this game onto my asus laptop with windows it never works. How do i do this please i have been trying for ages with no joy.
Aiko 2020-04-28 19 points
So I was really struggling to make this work, and it finally worked and I feel so happy! So here's how I did it:
Problem: It kept saying a disk needed to be inserted.
I downloaded the English ISO file download (includes .mdf and .mds files).
I used a program called Magic ISO (search online, free download) to convert the .mdf into .iso file.
I used another program Virtual CloneDrive (also free download) to mount the converted ISO file, then it acts as if there is a CD and I run the CD and I can install and play the game!
Look up guides if you can't figure out how to use the above programs to do those steps.
I did this after a lot of experimentation and Googling and fiddling around. I really hope this helps someone as I wish a solution had been posted when I was trying. Enjoy~
fatemeh 2020-03-26 1 point
i love this game but it isnt work
it s keeping to say you need cd :((((
fateme 2020-03-12 0 point
my device is windows 10 i download pandora but when i want to install it it says that you should put cd on it
i havent any cd
what should i do
demi91 2020-03-09 2 points
i have tried to download and install the game yet it keeps coming up saying that it needs the disc to be inserted correctly and then it wont let me do anything else i have downloaded a nocd file but still not working. PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME!!!!!
MERCUSYS 2020-03-04 0 point
For " WARNING: DirectX Setup failed..." and "Media Authentication Failed, quitting setup" errors, you have to set the compatibility mode for the installer to Windows XP, and later on the game exe itself.
If you're installing on 64bit Windows, for NOCD patch to work you have to edit the registry ini like this:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Pandora's Box\1.0]
pandorikai 2020-02-16 -1 point
oh, never mind. i tried the iso version and it worked. ah, nostalgic...
Pandorikai 2020-02-15 0 point
Hi, my problem is that just as it's finishing installing, it automatically uninstalls. What do?
Gamez 2020-02-01 2 points
I was able to download it by first downloading the Registry Fix and the Patch, and then The full game. I forget if I downloaded ISO or the Full Rip Version. Probably the ISO because everything is in French which can make it hard to know what buttons you're clicking on, but once you get started its pretty easy.
gavroskylo 2020-01-15 -1 point
load the ISO (https://www.myabandonware.com/game/pandora-s-box-dbx#download) with Alcohol120 or daemon tools. Install. Apply the patch and play
Charlie Tuna 2019-12-02 0 point
I have the original CD from Microsoft but it will not load correctly. I sure would love it if I could get it too load.
PC CHILD 2019-11-25 1 point
Oh.... my lord. I literally am crying tears of joy. I've been looking for this game for so long now - it's the first game that I ever played as a child. SUCH good memories. Thank you!!
Peter 2019-11-04 3 points
@SADPANDA run regedit, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftMicrosoft GamesPandora's Box1.0 and change CDROMDIR to a dot
lynnhairdo 2019-09-13 0 point
cannot download game i have the directx downloaded but still come error created direct draw surface its has played before..help please love love this game
Diehl 2019-06-09 -1 point
I cant install the game. When i try it, i receive a message saying " WARNING: DirectX Setup failed..." and after that, i receive this "Media Authentication Failed, quitting setup". Can someone help me?
RichGlad24@gmail.com 2019-05-15 -1 point
It says i need the Product ID code when i tried to download the game!
Geodude 2019-04-05 0 point
Hey, Clyde, Gamefix is blocked by my ISP. Would you mind uploading it on Megaupload or any other website? I really miss this game and can't find my damn CD anywhere, must have been lost when I moved years ago.
Clyde3D 2019-04-03 0 point
It needs a NOCD Crack. Go to gamefix to obtain it. Gamecopyworld and megagames have lousy non-working cracks!
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