sahir
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Vista Install Issues?

Mon Jun 25, 2007 4:13 pm

Greetings,

Seem to be having an issue getting BOA to work on my Vista machine. I tried BOA on my XP machine and got it to work just fine. When I went back to Vista, the program seemed to load, but the screen asking for my game key never came up. When I try to run the game after the install, a screen pops up saying that my key does not match (no surprise, I never had the option to enter it it).

Are there any known Vista issues that I'm not aware of?

Barry

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Mon Jun 25, 2007 4:19 pm

Hi sahir!

Have you tried to start the setup utility manually to enter your serial key? You find that tool in the game directory: [font="Courier New"]AGESettings.exe[/font]

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Mon Jun 25, 2007 5:45 pm

Couldn't get the settings tool to come up either.

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Mon Jun 25, 2007 5:58 pm

The setup tool does nothing but to write an ascii file with the game options. So you can try to edit this file by yourself.
You will find the file under [font="Courier New"]...\Birth of America\BoA\Settings\[/font]
The file name of the file you need is: [font="Courier New"]General.opt[/font]

At the end of the file you will find this section:

Code: Select all

6. Serial number (unencrypted, keep this file for you only)
Serial           = xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxxxx


You can write your serial number there directly.

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Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:39 pm

Worked like a charm all. Got it running last night. Thanks for the help!

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thanks

Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:12 pm

Why does Vista have to be so blasted difficult?!?!?!

Thanks for this thread as I had to complete the exact steps to enter the key code

The good news is that the program loaded up super quick!!

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Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:43 pm

stejones82 wrote:Why does Vista have to be so blasted difficult?!?!?!



Ask Bill :niark: :siffle: :grr:

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Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:48 am

The setup tool does nothing but to write an ascii file with the game options. So you can try to edit this file by yourself.
You will find the file under ...\Birth of America\BoA\Settings\
The file name of the file you need is: General.opt

At the end of the file you will find this section:

Code:
6. Serial number (unencrypted, keep this file for you only)
Serial = xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxxxxYou can write your serial number there directly. Okay guys, here is my problem same situation except I don't know how to access the file for starters not computer savvy as some. I tryed reading the file and computer says it does not recognize .opt file and please select what to open it with which of course i don't know how to do can someone give me step by step instructions for vista PLEASE?????? anyhow it seems to be just the key code i have a problem with. it never asks me for it which is why i posted under this thread already started just need a blow by blow.

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Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:51 am

Hi!

You can edit the file with any text editor. So if Vista asks you which program to choose please select 'Editor' or 'Notepad' :cwboy:

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Norbert

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Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:43 am

(right click on the file and select "open with", select Notepad)
"Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference." Mark Twain

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Possible Solution

Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:24 am

Try shutting off the User Account Control Setting in Vista before you install the game. To do this,
1. Control Panel
2. User Accounts and Family Safety
3. User Accounts
4. Turn User Account Control On or Off
5. Uncheck the box, select ok and restart.
6. Install game...same key message will most likely pop up.
7. Do as recommended in the above posts...with the User Account Control off, I was able to get past all the "not authorized" messages that I even received as an administrator.
Once I did this, I was able to access the general.opt file immediately with Notepad, change to the recommended text and save without being blocked.
The game then started immediately after I clicked on the desktop icon.

By the way, you may want to download the d3drm.dll file while you're at it. Instructions should be in one of the other threads.

Thanks to everyone who posted on this thread before. It was a great help.

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Windows 7

Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:03 pm

OK... I tried all of the above but when I tried to save the changes made using notepad, I was told my access was denied. Again I followed all of the previously listed posts and I am the admin for my computer. Thoughts? :confused:

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Tory Whig

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Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:55 pm

Gray_Lensman wrote:Try all the above again AFTER uninstalling and reinstalling following the information from Post #7 at this link: http://www.ageod-forum.com/showthread.php?t=11319

Maybe that will help. Good Luck.

Note that this thread is 2 years old and concerns Windows Vista NOT Windows 7, but hopefully Windows 7 retains some of the same stupid Microsoft design decisions as Vista did. :D


Worked like a charm!!! Thanks Gray for the help.

Warm Regards,

Tory Whig

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