General Game installation Issues


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Guest

Hello all,

I’m looking for some information on installation issues I am having with
games in the final release of vista home premium. I have 6 different games
which refuse to install correctly of a clean install of vista. They were all
fine with XP. Games are;

Splinter cell
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30
Warhammer Mark of Chaos
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter
Battlefield 2
Battlefield 2142

Battlefield 2142 was the first problem. I am installing from the ea
downloader and I am given an error message stating
“MD5Error:c:\programfiles\EAgames\Battlefield2\mods\bf2\common_client.zipâ€
Repeated installation attempts do not help, along with re-downloading the
installation files.

Battlefield 2 has the same problem, only this time it’s being installed from
the disc.

The other 4 provide a variety of crc errors and crash before completing.

Having read the reviews on vista I am of the understanding that the
installation programs may be at fault. Is anyone else experiencing similar
problems or know anything about the cause. I post here as vista is the common
denominator.

Thanks
 
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Fun Time Frankie

On Mon, 29 Jan 2007 10:42:01 -0800, Grant Melia <Grant
Hello all,

I’m looking for some information on installation issues I am having with
games in the final release of vista home premium. I have 6 different games
which refuse to install correctly of a clean install of vista. They were all
fine with XP. Games are;

Splinter cell
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30
Warhammer Mark of Chaos
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter
Battlefield 2
Battlefield 2142

Battlefield 2142 was the first problem. I am installing from the ea
downloader and I am given an error message stating
“MD5Error:c:\programfiles\EAgames\Battlefield2\mods\bf2\common_client.zip”
Repeated installation attempts do not help, along with re-downloading the
installation files.

Battlefield 2 has the same problem, only this time it’s being installed from
the disc.

The other 4 provide a variety of crc errors and crash before completing.

Having read the reviews on vista I am of the understanding that the
installation programs may be at fault. Is anyone else experiencing similar
problems or know anything about the cause. I post here as vista is the common
denominator.

Thanks


I had a number of similar issues.
The way I overcame it was to reinstall XP then to install everything
that you need to and then upgrade to Vista.

I suggest you try it this way....
 
G

Guest

Thank you for the responses, yes, tried this, as administrator too, both
together and independently. Splinter cell will fail each time about 10
seconds in. Battlefield 2 won't even uninstall without uninstall shield
crashing.

To fun time Frankie, I believe this is would work but I can't be doing it
each time I get a game. I can get some games going by letting them install
and skipping the dodgy files, then copying the old installation from
windows.old. This however throws up cd key problems.
 
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Dale M. White

Don't know what to tell you about the Battlefield games. I installed both
BF2 and BF2142 with no problems. Just for giggles you might try copy
everything from your CD\DVD over to a hard drive and install from there.
You'll of course, need the CD\DVD to play, but maybe it's the way windows is
intereactiing with your DVD drive that's the problem
 
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Guest

Hi Grant,

I have had similar problems with some games, including Mark of Chaos, as well.

The only way I've found so far to get around the problems is to do the
following;

- Reformat
- Install XP, but don't bother installing any drivers or anything
- As soon as it logs you into XP for the first time, do an UPGRADE to Vista

Installing Vista in this way, i.e. not doing a fresh format and install but
performing an UPGRADE from XP instead, has solved all my problems regarding
games, who knows why!

One more thing, Mark of Chaos, amongst some others, doesn't like it when you
change your default Vista "Documents" to be an entire drive such as "D:\",
therefore I also had to create a new file system within my data hard drive
called "D:\Documents" and assign my Vista "Documents" target there instead
before it would save a valid savegame folder in the target, (then transfer
all my documents down one directory into the new folder).

I hope this helps people sort things out!
 
G

Guest

I have been using Vista Ultimate Beta for well over 6 months now and have
encountered numerous installation issues with all sorts of programs. Grant,
when it comes to videos games, strange as this may seem, the first thing to
check is your display driver and monitor driver. If either of these is
installed incorrectly or not installed you will get some of the wildest error
messages you have ever seen.

After that you need to make sure that you have the Vista equivalent of Flash
and shockwave. Also double check on your direct X verision. According to
some of the articles I have read its say that Vista comes with Direct X 10.
However my experience shows that you want to also have Direct X 9.0c
installed as well. Vista home basic was allowing me to install any and all
older verisions of Direct X with out any problems so try installing the
direct X verision on the disk.

Give those a shot and if they don't work send me a message, but the above
mentioned fixes should do the trick on 95% of all your gaming programs.

Good luck and may the Schwartz be with you Lonestar.
 
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Simon Berube

This helped me out with Vista and games. I didn't realize that some games
were not running because I didn't install DX9. Now I can play the C&C3 demo
fine.

Thanks,
Simon

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