Vista game installs

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by Lawman82, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. Lawman82

    Lawman82 I see bad people

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    I have ask this question before with no answers from the membership, little help please, I'm have trouble installing games on my system. My system is running Vista ultimate with 4 gigs of ram, a large amount of drive space open, have installed games, (Hellgate, half-Life 1,2, Alpha Prime, Timeshift) which are still working, but have not been able to load anything else. The install starts and almost finishes and then just stalls, the last games I tried to install were Code of Honor, Space Siege, Crysis, lost Planet, Shadowrun, and COD4 which I had installed before, played for awhile amd then unstalled it. Any help would apprecitated. Gamer in Pain, Help!!!
     
  2. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    That is very weird.

    I have Vista Ultimate 32bit, with 4GB of RAM

    I have installed and have installed

    Crysis, Shadowrun, Lost Planet, Space Siege, Hellgate, Halflife Games, all without issue plus 40 other games without issue.

    Can I get full system specs.
     
  3. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    running all the all the latest game patches? tried compatibility mode ? tested mem ?
     
  4. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    I remember when my old XP machine was doing exactly that (Never being able to finish a game install), I eventually reformatted, and reinstalled the OS, cause I could never figure out what the problem was. I remember even posting here for help.

    This was a few years back now.






    Heeter
     
  5. Lawman82

    Lawman82 I see bad people

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    Bman which spec. do you need system or hardware.
     
  6. Lawman82

    Lawman82 I see bad people

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    Carpo, didn't you could load a patch for a program not installed, if your talking about window vista, everything is up tp date.
    Heeter, thought about that just didn't want to move all my program data to my storage drives.
     
  7. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    So the installer itself is failing?

    Is it the same type of installer for all of these items? Did you get prompted to install some C++ or DX elements and not accept? Was there anything you have installed or used that you think may be problematic and affecting this?

    The reason I ask is because I had issues installing COD4 because the installer asked me to install some DX9 stuff and I said no. Well, lo and behold, it didn't work. I went back, deleted all files related to my install and reinstalled and selected YES and it worked perfectly.

    See if that works for you.
     
  8. Lawman82

    Lawman82 I see bad people

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    Sazar, I haven't seen any sub-programs as such when installing anything, but I do think it maybe the installer, any other ideas other than re-installing window vista all over again.
     
  9. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Not that I can think of personally. Any screenshots of the issue in action?
     
  10. Lawman82

    Lawman82 I see bad people

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    No, it just freezes my whole system, even the task manager, I guess I will be moving all my data, to my storage drive and just reformat, reinstall and hope everything starts working correctly.
    Thanks to all for your help, will not be re-doing this until this weekend so if anyone thinks of any thing let me know, thanks again.
     
  11. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    Most games use installshield.

    Look for an installshield folder in programfiles and delete it (it means youwon't be able to uninstall applications already installed however).

    The next install should drop a clean install of the installshield engine in place and let you continue the install.

    Like I said though this will prevent previous installs from uninstalling.