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Game Installation Issues (Please Help)

  1. #1


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    Windows 8 X64

    Game Installation Issues (Please Help)


    I have had a HP ENVY dv7 Notebook running Windows 8 X64. I have downloaded a few games from the internet that work perfect. I was told when I got this computer that most of my games that worked on windows 7 should work on here.

    Well my question is the installation wizard won't start on three games of mine I have tried.

    The first game I tried is John Deere Drive Green. It wouldn't start the installation wizard. I went to my computer and clicked on drive E then clicked install or run program. It started going through the whole install process. It then had some kind of error so the installation exited. It now shows up that in drive E John Deere Drive Green. I took the CD out and that still shows up. I can't get the installation to run for Rig N Roll or Farming Simulator 2011. Those are two other games I have. Can someone please help me with this issue. I don't know if I posting this in the right place or not.

    I downloaded a free game from the internet called rigs of rods. It worked just fine.

    Someone please help me. So far I was liking Windows 8 and now I think I may hate it unless I can resolve this. This notebook was made specially for gaming. It has a sticker on it that says game on.

    Again thanks for help from whoever helps me. I really need help this is making me upset that I can't make any of my games load.

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  2. #2


    Wynnum Australia
    Posts : 466
    Windows-10-Pro-Build-11099.rs1-x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Windows81996 View Post
    I have had a HP ENVY dv7 Notebook running Windows 8 X64. I have downloaded a few games from the internet that work perfect. I was told when I got this computer that most of my games that worked on windows 7 should work on here.

    Well my question is the installation wizard won't start on three games of mine I have tried.

    The first game I tried is John Deere Drive Green. It wouldn't start the installation wizard. I went to my computer and clicked on drive E then clicked install or run program. It started going through the whole install process. It then had some kind of error so the installation exited. It now shows up that in drive E John Deere Drive Green. I took the CD out and that still shows up. I can't get the installation to run for Rig N Roll or Farming Simulator 2011. Those are two other games I have. Can someone please help me with this issue. I don't know if I posting this in the right place or not.

    I downloaded a free game from the internet called rigs of rods. It worked just fine.

    Someone please help me. So far I was liking Windows 8 and now I think I may hate it unless I can resolve this. This notebook was made specially for gaming. It has a sticker on it that says game on.

    Again thanks for help from whoever helps me. I really need help this is making me upset that I can't make any of my games load.
    Firstly I don't know with which configuration you bought this Notebook, but it's for sure not a high-end Gaming-Machine, but I think you know that a proper Gaming-Laptop will cost quite a bit more (2500-3500 bucks) then the own you own, but it should be most likely fine for the kind of games you are playing.

    Secondly, all the games you try to get to run are really very poorly and cheap developed and John Deer Drive Green is from Q1-2009 and therefore not the newest.

    Unfortunately, this kind of games cause even plenty of issues on good gear, but there are in most cases no really patches or bug-fixes being released.

    Farming Simulator 2011 seems to be patched twice and should be now v2.2 , but your other games didn't get any bug-fixes so far (as far I can tell).

    You could try to run the Installer / Setup as Administrator and in a Compatibility-Mode, like Windows-7 or Windows-XP.

    A Screen-Shot of the Error-Messages would evtl. help to find out, if it would be possible to fix it, as there are maybe only some System-Files missing.

    Sometimes it could be caused by the VC-Runtimes:

    VC Redist Installer 1.5.1



    VC Redist Installer 1.5.1 (FEBRUARY 24 2013)

    Please re-download this Installer. I forgot to implement the KB2538243 WUFix into the Visual C ++ 2008. Re-Uploaded February 24 2013 at 09.45 Central European Time.

    Changelog:


    - Updated Visual C++ 2008 x86 and x64 to version 9.0.30729.7497




    This VC Redist Installer installs the following features:



    - Visual C++ 2005 x86
    - Visual C++ 2005 x64

    - Visual C++ 2008 x86 9.0.30729.7497
    - Visual C++ 2008 x64 9.0.30729.7497

    - Visual C++ 2010 x86 10.0.40219.436
    - Visual C++ 2010 x64 10.0.40219.436

    - Visual C++ 2012 x86 11.0.51106
    - Visual C++ 2012 x64 11.0.51106

    - Microsoft Visual F Runtime 2.0

    - Older Microsoft Runtimes for older software

    Previous versions will be uninstalled first. All features have the latest hotfixes.

    Setup must be run as "Administrator". (Right-click and run as Administrator, if UAC is enabled)

    Silent install switch: /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
    Download

    http://a*f.ly/9LL2d

    * = d

    File: VC_RedistInstaller.exe
    CRC-32: 37eca98a
    MD4: 64277fdcc343d493f051d864e9c0ab9a
    MD5: a58f32872c75534c65603943abbd10c5
    SHA-1: 1e40113885c83004e5b9517ff44401162caa4721

    Cheers PS: The installer will be updated from time to time if a new version of a feature is available



    ... or your System-Files:


    McRipSystemFiles 2.0.2013.02.25 Final



    Changelog:
    McRipSystemFiles 2.0.2013.02.25 Final (February 25 2013)


    - Added Adobe AIR Runtimes 3.6.05970
    - False positive by some virus scanners fixed
    - Some minor improvements


    The following application are included in this installer McRipSystemFiles 2.0.0 Beta:
    - DirectX Redist June 2010
    - Silverlght 5.1.10411.0 x86 and x64
    - FlashPlayer 11.6.602.168 for IE x86 and x64
    - FlashPlayer 11.6.602.168 Firefox x86 and x64
    - Shockwave Player 12.0.0.112
    - Java (TM) Platform SE 7 Update 15 for x86 and x64 7.0.150.3 (1.7.0_15-b03)
    - Adobe AIR Runtimes 3.6.05970

    On Vista and Windows 7 and Windows 8 run setup as Administrator!


    All applications that you select for installations will be installed silently on your operating systems and all applications will be installed with updates disabled.

    All previous versions of Java, FlashPlayer, Shockwave, Silverlight and Adobe AIR on your system will be detected and uninstalled silently first if you select the applications for installation.

    Silent install command: /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

    Download McRipSF 2.0.2013.02.2

    http://a*f.ly/9QbNy

    * = d

    File: McRipSF-2.0.2013.02.25.exe
    CRC-32: 49798f32
    MD4: 88210171ec2c02c79ec50f37c20f4497
    MD5: 5f6bd32df82dc94fdce3e97c7a21e7c5
    SHA-1: 4a4be5cd1e39d3902cbb836cd75f3e06099f4420

    Cheers

    Good Luck with it !



    Edit:

    Updated the recommended Downloads with the latest Versions.

    Last edited by TONSCHUH; 27 Feb 2013 at 05:36.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    i've fixed some installer issues by right-clicking and selecting run as administrator.

    also, there are compatibility modes you can choose.
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