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#866104 - 02/03/13 05:48 PM Re: WinRar and 7zip [Re: Cathy1]
InlandAZ Offline
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Yep, it's different than XP - but just wait until you try Windows 8.

7 is still my favorite OS of the lot.

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#866108 - 02/03/13 06:31 PM Re: WinRar and 7zip [Re: Cathy1]
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You think Windows 7 is different! Wait until you see Windows 8!

EDIT: How funny! I didn't see your post, Inland and we said the same thing! I'm in agreement with Windows 7.
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#866115 - 02/03/13 08:04 PM Re: WinRar and 7zip [Re: Cathy1]
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I downloaded the no cd patch for Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island,but when I try to unrar it and put it in the games directory it comes up with an error about it can't open the nfo file or something. Can someone please tell me how to do this. I installed the game and the dvd is in the drive. Do I have to take the dvd out of the drive ? I had the same problem with XP but eventually got it to work there.
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#866134 - 02/04/13 12:06 AM Re: WinRar and 7zip [Re: Cathy1]
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1st off : Do not worry or bother with the .nfo file, it is just an information file written by the software crackers on how to install the NoCd fix, although the information is not always helpful, as there is a lot Garbage or Codes written before and after the instructions and sometimes tend to written for those who burn ISO DVDs or other stuff.

If you want to see the contents, just replace .nfo with .txt, you will get a Warning about changing the Extension, just ignore it and open the file and you will see for yourself.

As for the NO CD fix itself, I noticed that there were 2 versions re: EXE #1 and #2, you might have to try both.
In any case, just simply unzip the main.exe from the rar folder and copy it to your game directory, it should ask you to Overwrite the main.exe file that already exist.

Speaking of which, before overwriting your own main.exe file, you should copy it to a safe place in case either one does not work for you and you need the original one back without having to re-install your game.

And yes, Remove the CD, you should not need after installing the NO CD fix.

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#866155 - 02/04/13 07:00 AM Re: WinRar and 7zip [Re: Starcom]
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I'm still getting errors. What do I do, or is there anything I can install to make this right? Please help.
Cathy
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#866167 - 02/04/13 09:18 AM Re: WinRar and 7zip [Re: Cathy1]
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What are the error messages you're getting with this game?

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#866334 - 02/05/13 07:08 AM Re: WinRar and 7zip [Re: Cathy1]
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Hi Jenny
The errors I am getting are as follows.

0 can not open output file C:\Program Files (x86) Ghost Pirates \skidrow nfo

1 ERROR Can not delete output file C:\Program Files (x86) Ghost Pirates\main exe

Cathy
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#866351 - 02/05/13 08:19 AM Re: WinRar and 7zip [Re: Cathy1]
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Try uninstalling the game and reinstalling into your User account's Documents folder. It looks like Windows is blocking changes in the C:\Program Files(x86) folder that the game needs to make. Windows 7 is sometimes overprotective of changes made inside the C:\Program Files folder.

You might also try changing the installer file to run with Compatibility mode set to XP. Right-click the installer file --> Properties --> Compatibility tab --> Set the dropdown box to XP, check the boxes for "Disable visual themes" and "Disable desktop composition" and save the changes. Then start the install.

Let us know if either or both of these things help with the game.

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#866368 - 02/05/13 09:33 AM Re: WinRar and 7zip [Re: Cathy1]
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Thank you Jenny
I'll let you know what happens.
Cathy

EDIT... I used your first option Jenny and the game is playing now. WooHoo !!! Would you suggest that I install all my games in the documents folder ? I've installed a few in the Program Files (x86) and they work fine. I'm so very greatful. Thank you so much.

Cathy yay

EDIT 2.... I accidently changed the no cd patch to open with adobe pdf. How do I change it back to open with 7zip ? That option isn't in the programs to open this file with. What a clutz.


Edited by Cathy1 (02/05/13 10:51 AM)
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#866449 - 02/05/13 03:48 PM Re: WinRar and 7zip [Re: Cathy1]
Cathy1 Offline
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Could someone help me please.

Cathy
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#866459 - 02/05/13 04:08 PM Re: WinRar and 7zip [Re: Cathy1]
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Will this article help?

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#866472 - 02/05/13 06:13 PM Re: WinRar and 7zip [Re: Cathy1]
Cathy1 Offline
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Registered: 05/10/03
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Loc: Calgary Alberta Canada
I'm using Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit MaG. I tried downloading the file again,but it still comes up as a pdf file. I changed something, but I don't really know what. Could someone dl it for me and send it to me by email ? PM me and I'll let you know what the file is. It's only about 18 kb's.

Cathy

EDIT... I installed it anyway and the game is actually working.

EDIT again
The game will not save now. Please help me.
Cathy


Edited by Cathy1 (02/06/13 03:39 PM)
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#867516 - 02/11/13 07:32 AM Re: WinRar and 7zip [Re: Cathy1]
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Registered: 12/06/07
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Originally Posted By: Cathy1


EDIT 2.... I accidently changed the no cd patch to open with adobe pdf. How do I change it back to open with 7zip ? That option isn't in the programs to open this file with. What a clutz.


Right-Click the file and select Properties. In the General tab look for 'Opens With', there's a button to the right of that which lets you select which program you want to open the file with.

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#867597 - 02/11/13 01:33 PM Re: WinRar and 7zip [Re: mj2c]
Cathy1 Offline
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Registered: 05/10/03
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Loc: Calgary Alberta Canada
Thank you very much mj. It worked like a charm.
Cathy woot
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#867604 - 02/11/13 02:30 PM Re: WinRar and 7zip [Re: Cathy1]
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Sorry I didn't see this, Cathy! I know we're not supposed to stack posts, but since it was edited, is just showed up as already read by me.
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