Pharaoh & Queen Of The Nile.

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Pharaoh & Queen Of The Nile.

Post by Nexus191 » Fri May 20, 2011 8:26 pm

Im trying to install pharaoh to my laptop (Windows 7) but yet nothing happens... Its a Sold Out disk (i always hated sold out), Iv tryed running the setup in WinXP2 And Admin but still nothing :cry:

Please Please Please Help, As Its An Awesome Game.


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Re: Pharaoh & Queen Of The Nile.

Post by Collector » Fri May 20, 2011 9:09 pm

All I have is the original. I don't know what differences there may be. If I get a chance, I'll try to take a look. If dotkel50 sees this, she may have tried it on Vista and have some advice.
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Re: Pharaoh & Queen Of The Nile.

Post by dotkel50 » Sat May 21, 2011 12:48 am

I have both the original version and the Pharaoh Gold SoldOut version. I got it running but I don't remember if I got it running on Vista, or on my old XP machine. I don't have Win7. I will look for the SoldOut version and see if I can get it going on Vista, it may help you figure out what's wrong. I have a niggling thought that you have to run the installer in Windows 2000 compatibility mode. Try that.

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Re: Pharaoh & Queen Of The Nile.

Post by Collector » Sat May 21, 2011 1:58 am

I just tried it on my Win7 64. The setup hung for a moment or two, but then installed without issue. I can't say what might have been changed for your version, if anything.
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Post by dotkel50 » Sat May 21, 2011 3:15 am

I just installed and ran the Soldout version without a problem except for no sound in Pharaoh. This was fixed after installing Cleopatra though. I have windows Vista 64. The Soldout website claims that Pharaoh Gold doesn't work on Vista or Win7. This is clearly wrong for Vista.Collector, Soldout Software uses their own installers for all their games..

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Re: Pharaoh & Queen Of The Nile.

Post by Collector » Sat May 21, 2011 4:54 am

I don't have any sold out games so I can't investigate. Ironic that the older, original installers work and the new ones don't. Anything sold new today should be Vista/Win7 compatible. Can you tell if they are InstallShield installers?
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Post by dotkel50 » Sat May 21, 2011 10:40 am

The patches use the Wise install wizard but it looks like the games themselves use the Sierra installers after you click on a few Soldout screens.

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Re: Pharaoh & Queen Of The Nile.

Post by Collector » Sat May 21, 2011 1:36 pm

Perhaps just a frontend or launcher that invokes the Sierra installer so they can "brand" it their own. Is there another EXE in the root of the CD that might be the original installer renamed?
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Post by dotkel50 » Sat May 21, 2011 4:27 pm

There's a SetupNow.exe which is the SoldOut file and there's a Setup.exe which is an InstallShield setup program.

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Re: Pharaoh & Queen Of The Nile.

Post by Collector » Sat May 21, 2011 7:37 pm

And the SetupNow.exe is probably the one in the Autorun.inf. Perhaps his fix is to install from Setup.exe from the CD, not from the Autorun program. That is if he is still around.
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Re: Pharaoh & Queen Of The Nile.

Post by dotkel50 » Sat May 21, 2011 7:41 pm

I just checked the autorun.inf and you're right.

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Re: Pharaoh & Queen Of The Nile.

Post by Collector » Sat May 21, 2011 11:28 pm

He may have been setting compatibility on the Sierra installer, but if he was starting from the Autorun, it did no good with the SetupNow.exe.
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Re: Pharaoh & Queen Of The Nile.

Post by dotkel50 » Sun May 22, 2011 2:57 am

Hopefully he'll see this.

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Re: Pharaoh & Queen Of The Nile.

Post by Nexus191 » Mon May 23, 2011 1:23 pm

Hay, Sorry iv only managed to get back on my laptop xD

I managed to install Pharaoh (it took 3 hours to load the installer as it opend like 100 of them as i clicked install sooooo many times) xD

but its a glitchy install... cant go into editor or anything =[

But thanks for the help =]

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Re: Pharaoh & Queen Of The Nile.

Post by Collector » Mon May 23, 2011 3:26 pm

Did you try Setup.exe instead of SetupNow.exe?
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