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WOWExec (and thus the FreeSpace 2 installer) doesn't work correctly
It seem s that th einstaller on the FS2 Cds is a 16-bit.. not a problem but... It doesn't seem to work. both the FreeSpace 2 and the MechWarrior 2 installer won't start, the processes are running but I see nihil.

Howto solve this problem?

 

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Re: WOWExec (and thus the FreeSpace 2 installer) doesn't work correctly
run in compatability mode?
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Re: WOWExec (and thus the FreeSpace 2 installer) doesn't work correctly
Right-click on their executable, go to Properties, under Compatibility, set it to "Windows 98/Me"

 

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Re: WOWExec (and thus the FreeSpace 2 installer) doesn't work correctly
Some firewalls and AV software block 16-bit applications, especially older ones.  Disable any of that type of software prior to running the installer.
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Re: WOWExec (and thus the FreeSpace 2 installer) doesn't work correctly
16 bit apps also won't work under vista.
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Re: WOWExec (and thus the FreeSpace 2 installer) doesn't work correctly
Download MS Virtual PC 2007, see if there is a way (I think there is) to have a shared folder between the virtual and real system.  (share the C:\Games folder, or wherever your gonna stick your prog).  Then all you have to do is export the registry entries in your virtual PC to the shared directory, and import them into Vista.  Of course you need a '98 or XP disc (you can also run DOS, '95, Linux, etc... basically, it's a "Virtual PC")

Of course, FreeSpace2 Online Installer and FreeSpace Open Installer (which also installs FS2!) take care of that problem anyways, look for instructions in my siggy.

  
Re: WOWExec (and thus the FreeSpace 2 installer) doesn't work correctly
Some firewalls and AV software block 16-bit applications, especially older ones.  Disable any of that type of software prior to running the installer.

Thats what I needed...
I have windows XP, I do use compatibility mode, I did use the Freespace open Installer (but I prefer to do everything manually... goes faster if you already downloaded the files)

Now I can play MechWarrior 2 again! goodbye freespace community

*goes AWOL*

 

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Re: WOWExec (and thus the FreeSpace 2 installer) doesn't work correctly
Some firewalls and AV software block 16-bit applications, especially older ones.  Disable any of that type of software prior to running the installer.

Thats what I needed...
I have windows XP, I do use compatibility mode, I did use the Freespace open Installer (but I prefer to do everything manually... goes faster if you already downloaded the files)

Now I can play MechWarrior 2 again! goodbye freespace community

*goes AWOL*

Heh.

The problem actually isn't with wowexec, it's with ntvdm - the emulation Windows XP uses to load 16-bit programs.  Some firewalls and AV software prevents ntvdm from actually performing tasks.  Kerio PF is notorious for this.
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