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SFC-OP 2664 - made old installers work
« on: September 06, 2022, 02:44:10 pm »
Hi All,

Yes I know, I've been gone.
This time tho, I decided to give SFC-OP 2664 a try. Here's some feedback, and hopefully some helpful tips for you.

1- It's possible to make the old installers for stuff like coopace 4.0, and fests+11  (battlefest+), or even op+ 4.11 (even though D4v1ks made a rar of it) work again.

These things depend on registry keys to find path.
On 32-bit Windows, it should just-work. But no one uses 32-bit windows on modern PCs anymore!
On 64-bit Windows, the path of stuff 32-bit applications save to, in the registry, is modified by the system: there's an added "WOW6432Node" keyword in the path.

Thus, I made a .reg file and used it on my PC. This works fine and I can use my old tools and installers again.

You can also edit the registry with regedit to add both entries.
Note that if you do a .reg file, do double backslashes in the path.
Quote
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Taldren\Starfleet Command Orion Pirates]
"Directory"="C:\\Path\\To\\Your\\SFC\\Starfleet Command Orion Pirates"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Taldren\Starfleet Command Orion Pirates]
"Directory"="C:\\Path\\To\\Your\\SFC\\Starfleet Command Orion Pirates"


2- It actually helps, for those installers, if the destination directory is not renamed. I dunno why NSIS is being a turd but it worked better if the endpoint dir is called "Starfleet Command Orion Pirates". This is not fully trouble-shooted yet.


With regards,
-- FireSoul
« Last Edit: September 06, 2022, 04:33:24 pm by FireSoul »


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Re: SFC-OP 2664 - made old installers work
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2022, 03:11:41 pm »
Welcome back.  Hope you've been well.
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Re: SFC-OP 2664 - made old installers work
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2022, 04:32:09 pm »
Welcome back.  Hope you've been well.

Eh, you know how it goes..
I'm older. We're all older.
Life hasn't been easy. All of our lives haven't, I suppose.
I'm doing all-right career wise.
Personal life is... gone. All I have left there now are responsibilities.

But hey, I'm alive!


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Maintainer: Coopace
Author: Fests+ for OP
Creator: SFC-OP Mini Updater
Maintainer: SFC-EAW for OP Campaigns
Kitbash: SFC2 models