Install trouble with Vanguard on Windows Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by Erik Forbes, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. Erik Forbes

    Erik Forbes Guest

    Anyone have any success installing the Digital Download of Vanguard
    (http://www.vanguardsoh.com) on Windows Vista 32-bit Home Premium? The
    installer always gets to a certain file -- the file is
    'Ra5003_P1_C3_Grid_Caves01_Mesh.usx' -- and then it crashes with the
    following message:

    Error Code: -5011 : 0x8000ffff
    Error Information:
    pAPP:Vanguard: Saga of Heroes
    PVENDOR:Sigil Games Online
    PGUID:FA3DC8E0-AC7B-47CD-BC46-836FA23DC052
    $12.0.0.49974

    This error occurs whether I use the Compatability tab or not, and even if I
    run it using Admin priv's.

    Thanks to anyone who can help me out.
     
    Erik Forbes, Feb 3, 2007
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  2. Erik Forbes

    Byron Hinson Guest

    Got a PR downloable version installed fine which I believe is the same as
    the digital download one. Try running it as the administrator as that seems
    to make a difference with some online titles that need to download stuff.
     
    Byron Hinson, Feb 3, 2007
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  3. Erik Forbes

    Erik Forbes Guest

    Okay so it turns out I had the wrong program set to run as Administrator.

    When I set the correct one to run as Admin, it got past the original 'bad
    file,' only to fail at another further down in the process.

    *cries*
     
    Erik Forbes, Feb 3, 2007
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  4. Erik Forbes

    Erik Forbes Guest

    I tried running it as Administrator. =\ No luck so far - always crashes on
    that one file. I tried running it in WinXP sp2 compatability mode also, with
    no luck.
     
    Erik Forbes, Feb 3, 2007
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  5. Erik Forbes

    Erik Forbes Guest

    Just wanted to post a follow-up to anyone who might be having the same
    issue:

    I continued to have problems even after running the correct EXE as Admin,
    but I did notice that Launchpad had been installed anyway, despite the
    trouble. So I went ahead and ran that (as Admin), and the game proceeded to
    download from the patch server. Granted it took about 5 hours before I had
    the game, but it could have been worse - I found that the 'official' fix is
    to download *the entire game* from the patch server, which probably takes
    about a week to finish...

    So even if you only get some of the game installed from the downloaded CAB
    files, go ahead and run the launcher - you'll still be saving yourself
    boatloads of time.

    By the way - the game runs great in Vista. :)
     
    Erik Forbes, Feb 5, 2007
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