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Re: Windows 7 problems/solutions please post them here

Post by FrankieDooSpace » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:33 pm

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FrankieDooSpace wrote:Nope! The Multi-Installer didn't work either.
check you PM box here for links to mpr++

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Post by thunderchero » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:43 pm

FrankieDooSpace wrote:Woohoo!!! Working!
nice, I am starting to think win 7 might be starting some new video driver issues (older driver might fix problem also)

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Post by FrankieDooSpace » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:47 pm

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Woohoo!!! Working!
Is there a way to make it full screen without the Windows box all around it? You can Watch me play. I will do a streaming test. Here: http://www.twitch.tv/frankiedoospace/profile
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Re: Windows 7 problems/solutions please post them here

Post by thunderchero » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:04 pm

for fullscreen just press F8 iirc
Flocke wrote:for ingame controls, check _my_botf_install_\mpr++\mpr++_readme.txt
for settings check _my_botf_install_\GameSettings_INI-Manual.txt and _my_botf_install_\mpr++\mpr++_INI-Manual.txt
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Re: Windows 7 problems/solutions please post them here

Post by FrankieDooSpace » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:18 pm

thunderchero wrote:for fullscreen just press F8 iirc
Flocke wrote:for ingame controls, check _my_botf_install_\mpr++\mpr++_readme.txt
for settings check _my_botf_install_\GameSettings_INI-Manual.txt and _my_botf_install_\mpr++\mpr++_INI-Manual.txt
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Re: Windows 7 problems/solutions please post them here

Post by ststw127 » Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:47 am

man thunderchero i still can not get this to work. used to work before i bought the new comp

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Post by thunderchero » Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:23 am

ststw127 wrote:got the errors but the game is running now. never had this problem the first time i installed. unsure why im receiving it now.
I thought you got it working?

after running installer what files are in install folder? (give screenshot of folder "detail list" so I can see file sizes)

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Re: Windows 7 problems/solutions please post them here

Post by Peelster1 » Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:21 pm

I can't seem to install mods at all. Vanilla BotF works fine upon initial installation, but whenever I add files to stbof.res, and attempt to launch BotF, I get the error message "Trex.exe has stopped working." At first I thought that renaming stbof.res into a .zip file to add files with WinRar was causing the issue. (I've had issues with other games where simply changing the file type would make the file unusable when returning to it's original file type.) However, simply changing the file type and making no changes to stbof.res and returning it from .zip to .res causes no issues.

I'm running the game with the CD and no patches. Do the mods on this site require patches to be installed?

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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Post by thunderchero » Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:01 pm

Peelster1 wrote:I'm running the game with the CD and no patches. Do the mods on this site require patches to be installed?
put your CD in a frame before it explodes and destroys your cd rom (many have reported this)

first what mod are you trying to install?

all "multi mods" require multi main installer. (this is full version of game with all patches + backup files to install mods)

full installer download page
https://www.armadafleetcommand.com/get-f ... le_id=1958

multi mod installer page
https://www.armadafleetcommand.com/get-f ... =13&ssid=4

if you are installing mods from this page (out of date files), all are over 8 years old and no longer supported
https://www.armadafleetcommand.com/get-f ... =32&ssid=4

newer mods install to there own install path and is separate from vanilla install.

I also suggest you read first post of this topic for other install suggestions/support.

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Re: Windows 7 problems/solutions please post them here

Post by Peelster1 » Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:30 pm

thunderchero wrote:first what mod are you trying to install?
So far I've attempted to install the Borg Mod and when that failed I attempted to install Borg Incursion V3. Seeing how they are out of date files, are there still any prerequisites? I am unsure if these are "multi mods" or not.
thunderchero wrote:I also suggest you read first post of this topic for other install suggestions/support.
Thank you for the link to the multi-main installer. It's a shame it isn't linked in the OP. I do not know what "'software' mode" is, nor how to turn off morphological filtering and crossfire. I have been running in compatibility mode for Win '98.

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Re: Windows 7 problems/solutions please post them here

Post by thunderchero » Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:11 pm

Peelster1 wrote:So far I've attempted to install the Borg Mod and when that failed I attempted to install Borg Incursion V3. Seeing how they are out of date files, are there still any prerequisites? I am unsure if these are "multi mods" or not.
how to install manual mods

viewtopic.php?f=54&t=8

instead of WinRAR I suggest you add file with UE (ultimate editor) this keeps file format correct. plus is a great tool
https://www.armadafleetcommand.com/get-f ... file_id=71

Borg Incursion V3 has both versions manual and multi installer mod
https://www.armadafleetcommand.com/get-f ... le_id=1958

borg mod is only manual install. (some older mods do have other requirements you would need to read the readme)

you will find all/only the multi installer mods on this page.
https://www.armadafleetcommand.com/get-f ... =13&ssid=4

this page are only manual install mods (plus other files out of date)
https://www.armadafleetcommand.com/get-f ... =32&ssid=4

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Re: Windows 7 problems/solutions please post them here

Post by ststw127 » Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:31 pm

games running fine with the errors but for some reason i am still unable to get the mods to work. on install it takes me to the reg game

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Re: Windows 7 problems/solutions please post them here

Post by thunderchero » Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:59 pm

ststw127 wrote:games running fine with the errors but for some reason i am still unable to get the mods to work. on install it takes me to the reg game
we can continue looking at your problem if you want.

are you getting same errors on mod install?

you said "on install it takes me to the reg game" are you talking the check box at end of install process on final install screen?

if so this is normal that check box is linked only to vanilla install path and should be removed from mod install.

to start mods go to start menu/microprose/"name of mod you installed"/"name of mod installed" or use desktop shortcut if you installed them. or you can go to the install path of mod and run from there "trek.exe"

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Re: Windows 7 problems/solutions please post them here

Post by ststw127 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:04 am

actually, i tried to install in safe mode and it works. only issue is its not full screen. tried to press F8 and it didnt change size. any ideas on that one?

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Re: Windows 7 problems/solutions please post them here

Post by thunderchero » Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:24 am

ststw127 wrote:only issue is its not full screen. tried to press F8 and it didnt change size. any ideas on that one?
is game windowed? or is it fullscreen with black filler?
ststw127 wrote:i tried to install in safe mode and it works.
what did you install in safe mode?

I have never heard of this be needed.

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