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Heroes Community > Heroes 4 - Lands of Axeoth > Thread: Install Problem
Thread: Install Problem
Sutemido
Sutemido

Tavern Dweller
posted March 05, 2004 10:35 PM

Install Problem

Hi,
    When I try to install HOMM 4 it crash just after I accept the license agreement. So I try a couple of things to see what was the problem. I try to install it on another computer and it works, so this is not the CD. After, I try to copy the CD on my computer and install the game but it crash again.

    Do you have any ideas what could be the problem. I have a P4 2.4, 520 megs ram, LiteOnIt CD-ROM, GeForce 4 MX.

    Thanks for your help.
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Sutemido
Sutemido

Tavern Dweller
posted March 06, 2004 06:35 PM

It's not the game that bugs but Install Shield.

Common, help!!
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regnus_khan
regnus_khan


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Supreme Hero
[ Peacekeeper of Equilibris ]
posted March 06, 2004 06:51 PM

I think you have to check:

1) the version of the game (eng, rus, ???, patched, cracked,original)

2) cd-rom driver

3) chech whether your CPU's box's inside isn't full of garbage

4) be sure that you have good cd-rom, because I have 64x26X64X26 CD-RW and it cannot read any CD. can u imagine?

5) for more, view Codex of Axeoth or other thread in this forum

Glad to help if I helped.  
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militia
militia

Tavern Dweller
posted March 11, 2004 05:29 AM

I have the same problem...

Quote:
Hi,
    When I try to install HOMM 4 it crash just after I accept the license agreement. So I try a couple of things to see what was the problem. I try to install it on another computer and it works, so this is not the CD. After, I try to copy the CD on my computer and install the game but it crash again.

    Do you have any ideas what could be the problem. I have a P4 2.4, 520 megs ram, LiteOnIt CD-ROM, GeForce 4 MX.

    Thanks for your help.



I have the same problem... I don't know how to fix it, but it seams that when the installshield program open the sysinfo.exe it crashes, so it's probobly some hardware conflict...
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Dragon_Slayer
Dragon_Slayer


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toss toss toss
posted March 11, 2004 11:49 AM

I also have that problem. I have found a way to bypass it, i hope.

Get someone to install Heroes. Then get them to burn the Heroes folder eg. C:/Program Files/3DO/Heroes  or whatever. Then copy that folder to your computer and if the problem was with install shield it should work. Beware i have not tested this yet!
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militia
militia

Tavern Dweller
posted March 11, 2004 12:57 PM

Quote:
I also have that problem. I have found a way to bypass it, i hope.

Get someone to install Heroes. Then get them to burn the Heroes folder eg. C:/Program Files/3DO/Heroes  or whatever. Then copy that folder to your computer and if the problem was with install shield it should work. Beware i have not tested this yet!


Yes, that could work... but the installshield also adds data to the Windows register. That could be a problem, but I don't know. We'll find out.
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doomnezeu
doomnezeu


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Miaumiaumiau
posted March 11, 2004 01:05 PM

it may be a windows problem
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Sutemido
Sutemido

Tavern Dweller
posted March 12, 2004 10:18 PM

So...   I try some other stuff.

1- I try to download and install the lastest InstallShield driver but that didn't work again.

2- I try to install it while I was on safe mode, didn't work either.

Well... That's it! So if you find any other idea post them please. (P.S. : To install it on a other computer and copy the directory won't work because of the register key)
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Dragon_Slayer
Dragon_Slayer


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toss toss toss
posted March 13, 2004 01:01 AM

Where do you get the latest install shield???
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Sutemido
Sutemido

Tavern Dweller
posted March 13, 2004 03:33 PM

Sorry I don't remember but just search in google for: (+"Installshield" +error), that's what I wrote and there's a site where they give the link for the lastest InstallShield drivers.
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Sutemido
Sutemido

Tavern Dweller
posted March 14, 2004 06:29 PM

Hey,   I was wondering if you had Norton Antivirus or another "Realtime" AntiVirus, because I think that's the problem, So let me know.   Thanks
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Sutemido
Sutemido

Tavern Dweller
posted March 14, 2004 10:16 PM

I found something but it's for HOMM3: http://www.savageforums.com/showthread.php?t=26025.

I tried what they say but it's not the same file (see the link) and I don't find the one who replace it. Maybe this won't work for HOMM4 but maybe so.....
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pietjebell
pietjebell


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posted March 15, 2004 01:52 PM

Problem solved yet?

Else be sure 2 tell..

What OS (operation system, eg. Windows, lynux) do you have?
My guess would be, windows XP

In order to solve these kinds of problems on needs to eliminate a bunch of options. Luckily you already did a couple of things

I also read good (& nonsense.. or well: less good) advice

- Can u install other programs? (from cd-rom)
- What os has the other compu? (on which you installed to check CD-rom)
- Is it the original cd?? (or a copy)
- did you previously install Homm?

The advice given :
Quote:

Get someone to install Heroes. Then get them to burn the Heroes folder eg. C:/Program Files/3DO/Heroes or whatever. Then copy that folder to your computer and if the problem was with install shield it should work. Beware i have not tested this yet!



does work but .. there needs to be done a little more than just the things mentioned above .. (registry settings & must be copied some other things aswell & on needs a special file)


Leme know & I 'll help you out

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Sutemido
Sutemido

Tavern Dweller
posted March 15, 2004 09:24 PM

Hi,
   Question #1: Yes
   Question #2: WinXP, the same that I use
   Question #3: Original
   Question #4: No

Thanks
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Dragon_Slayer
Dragon_Slayer


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Supreme Hero
toss toss toss
posted March 16, 2004 07:57 AM

Ok i have tryed that burn heroes folder thing and it works. I didnt have to put anything into the regestry, but you may have to depending on your system. I dont have the regestry keys but it would be nice if someone posted them.
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SoRHunter
SoRHunter


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posted September 13, 2008 11:16 AM

Try to install under Windows' Safe Mode. It's a proven solution to some cases.

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