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Old 08-27-2009, 08:43 AM
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Baldur's Gate Installation Problems
Ok this is for the original game

When i attempt to install it via the Auto play the menu comes up, i hti install and it freezes for about 5 minutes then crashes.

I try the good old explroe way on the cd but when i right click the cd in my disc drive the computer freezes for logner than i have waited (10 Minutes or so)

Anyone got any ideas why?
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Old 08-27-2009, 10:25 AM
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Explore the CD, find the install executable, right click and properties.
Under one of the tabs is the compatibility drop down menu, set it to windows 98.

If that doesn't work, Use the windows options to see all files, go back into the CD and just copy the lot to your Hard Drive manually, and install from there (Remembering to repeat the above stops on the copied files).

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if on vista try right clicking the exe file and select run as administrator.
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I don't want to be a negative nancy here, but could the CD be scratched? If part of the files were unreadable, that would cause both problems.
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It's probably your internet connection timing out the download. It doesn't just install everything from disk. It installs a downloader, which then downloads the rest of the game.

See if NCSoft has a patch download you can use without using the updater. You can download it from a faster connection, or at least possibly get around forcible disconnects.

If not, find a friend who has successfully downloaded the latest version, copy the files to a memory stick or CD, then take it home and copy it over your install. Then delete the checksum file (it's actually named Checksum) and run the game. It should verify all the files in the folder, figure out you have almost everything, and get the game running with just a couple minutes of updating your registry and log files.
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Explore the CD, find the install executable, right click and properties.
Under one of the tabs is the compatibility drop down menu, set it to windows 98.

If that doesn't work, Use the windows options to see all files, go back into the CD and just copy the lot to your Hard Drive manually, and install from there (Remembering to repeat the above stops on the copied files).

Hope that helps.
Thats what i was trying to say my computer freezes when i attempt to right click on the cd

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It's probably your internet connection timing out the download. It doesn't just install everything from disk. It installs a downloader, which then downloads the rest of the game.

See if NCSoft has a patch download you can use without using the updater. You can download it from a faster connection, or at least possibly get around forcible disconnects.

If not, find a friend who has successfully downloaded the latest version, copy the files to a memory stick or CD, then take it home and copy it over your install. Then delete the checksum file (it's actually named Checksum) and run the game. It should verify all the files in the folder, figure out you have almost everything, and get the game running with just a couple minutes of updating your registry and log files.
your telling me my internet is dropping out so that makes my computer freeze up? that makes no sense also my itnernet can't be dropping out since Firefox works fine whilst the "download" is happening
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Old 08-28-2009, 06:42 PM
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Your system thinks the game is too old and wants something new. Try Dragon's Age?
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The automatic downloaders NCSoft uses aren't nearly as well scripted as Firefox.
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Old 08-29-2009, 03:04 AM
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you COULD try windows xp mode... http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vir.../download.aspx

i found it very useful for the old stuff

Oh, just saw it's only for W7 .. :|

Also, if you own the CD and can't get it running because of scratches, just DL the game and use your key.. nothing illegal there...
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