X2: The Threat, Vista Home Premium

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by Chris Weir, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. Chris Weir

    Chris Weir Guest

    Hi folks

    This is the first game I couldn't run. Any ideas how to make this work, it
    was originally designed to work with 98SE, ME, and XP, as far as I'm aware.

    Yours Chris
    Chris Weir, Apr 8, 2007
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    Paul Smith Guest

    What error messages do you get?

    Paul Smith,
    Yeovil, UK.
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.

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    Paul Smith, Apr 8, 2007
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    Ian Fleming Guest

    Hi, I have the same problem I think. The installation program starts ok and I accept the licence agreement. It then goes to the (Install destination folder) which is correct and accept. The installation starts for about 1 second then it says " the installation was interrupted before X2 - The Threat could be completely installed"

    I did not cancel anything. I also tried with the compatibility settings (all), and also set to run as administrator with no luck.

    My system specs can be found here:

    Cheers in advance.


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    Ian Fleming, Apr 12, 2007
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    Chris Weir Guest

    Hi Ian

    Looking at the specs on your rig it covers all the appropriate bases. Have
    you got a firewall, sometimes if you have a firewall active it interferes
    with the installation, in fact it is always a good idea to quit any programs
    running in the background, that are not necessary for the PC, to function.
    You probably already know this, but it surprising how many people don't do
    it. Then again I have just moved up from 98 to VHP, and I'm not sure what I
    can close down and what I can't.

    Once you do manage to install the game and all the updates, make sure you
    install the NOCD patch last and that it installs to the X2 folder where the
    X2.exe is. I wasn't paying attention to where the patch was being extracted
    too and it caused me quite a few problems. HTH.

    Yours Chris
    Chris Weir, Apr 13, 2007
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    Pj Guest

    Hey there

    Still cant seem to get Vista to allow X2 to install despite deactivating the firewall! any ideas guys?

    Many thanks in advance


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    Pj, Apr 22, 2007
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    Chris Weir Guest

    Hi PJ

    I had no end of problems trying to get it to run. Once you install the
    patches that bring you up to 1.4, install the Artificial Life patch and then
    install the NOCD patch. The only thing to make sure is that you extract the
    NOCD patch into the X2 folder, which is where I was going wrong I was just
    extracting the patch and assumed it was going where it was supposed to go.
    Once I did that installed fine and runs. HTH.

    Yours Chris
    Chris Weir, Apr 26, 2007
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    mafia24535 Guest

    h i c a n a n y o n e h e l p m e i j u s t b o u g h

    X 2 a n d i m r u n n i n g o n v i s t a i t k e e p s
    s a y i n g t h a t i t w i l l n o t s t a r t i h a v
    i n s t a l l e d i n a d m i n i s t r a t o r m o d e a n d
    a l l c a m p a t i b l t y m o d e s .
    a n y h e l p w i l l a p p r e c i a t e d

    mafia24535, Feb 14, 2008
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    jcdf, Feb 5, 2009
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