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games install but wont play!

  1. #1


    flick Guest

    games install but wont play!

    I recently bought a laptop with vista. I'm having trouble running games in
    it. They install ok, but when i go to play them i get an error message along
    the lines of "incorrect path to INI file". I have installed three games so
    far and only one of them has worked. All three games are in a series.....what
    can i do?? hope someone can help

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  3. #2


    Arjan Guest

    Re: games install but wont play!

    "flick" <flick@discussions.microsoft.com> schreef in bericht
    news:3C14DD2B-53BC-4B5E-9E62-41021A6ED13D@microsoft.com...
    >I recently bought a laptop with vista. I'm having trouble running games in
    > it. They install ok, but when i go to play them i get an error message
    > along
    > the lines of "incorrect path to INI file". I have installed three games so
    > far and only one of them has worked. All three games are in a
    > series.....what
    > can i do?? hope someone can help


    Try running them in Admin mode


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  4. #3


    flick Guest

    Re: games install but wont play!

    I tried that and the same error message comes up. I've also installed ActiveX
    and still no luck

    "Arjan" wrote:

    > "flick" <flick@discussions.microsoft.com> schreef in bericht
    > news:3C14DD2B-53BC-4B5E-9E62-41021A6ED13D@microsoft.com...
    > >I recently bought a laptop with vista. I'm having trouble running games in
    > > it. They install ok, but when i go to play them i get an error message
    > > along
    > > the lines of "incorrect path to INI file". I have installed three games so
    > > far and only one of them has worked. All three games are in a
    > > series.....what
    > > can i do?? hope someone can help

    >
    > Try running them in Admin mode
    >


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  5. #4


    VRG Scotty© Guest

    Re: games install but wont play!


    "flick" <flick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:3C14DD2B-53BC-4B5E-9E62-41021A6ED13D@microsoft.com...
    >I recently bought a laptop with vista. I'm having trouble running games in
    > it. They install ok, but when i go to play them i get an error message
    > along
    > the lines of "incorrect path to INI file". I have installed three games so
    > far and only one of them has worked. All three games are in a
    > series.....what
    > can i do?? hope someone can help


    What games are they?
    --
    VRG Scotty©

    www.vistareadygames.com


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  6. #5


    flick Guest

    Re: games install but wont play!

    Nancy Drew "ghost dogs of moon lake" which does work
    Nancy Drew "secret of the old clock" and "the haunted carousel" which both
    don't work

    "VRG Scotty©" wrote:

    >
    > "flick" <flick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:3C14DD2B-53BC-4B5E-9E62-41021A6ED13D@microsoft.com...
    > >I recently bought a laptop with vista. I'm having trouble running games in
    > > it. They install ok, but when i go to play them i get an error message
    > > along
    > > the lines of "incorrect path to INI file". I have installed three games so
    > > far and only one of them has worked. All three games are in a
    > > series.....what
    > > can i do?? hope someone can help

    >
    > What games are they?
    > --
    > VRG Scotty©
    >
    > www.vistareadygames.com
    >
    >


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  7. #6


    VRG Scotty© Guest

    Re: games install but wont play!


    "flick" <flick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:CB9C3C83-1174-4B52-8C32-DC0AB79787D8@microsoft.com...
    > Nancy Drew "ghost dogs of moon lake" which does work
    > Nancy Drew "secret of the old clock" and "the haunted carousel" which both
    > don't work
    >


    I found this that might be of some help http://tinyurl.com/3ckmp8

    (source http://www.gamersworldbd.com/ )
    --
    Scotty©


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  8. #7


    Larry Maturo Guest

    Re: games install but wont play!

    You might try uninstalling the ones that don't work,
    and then try installing them in admin mode, by
    right clicking on the .msi file and selecting run
    as admin. I have heard that sometimes helps.
    I'm suspecting that the install may not have installed
    the INI file because of permisssion problems, and
    thus the exe can't find it.

    -- Larry Maturo

    "flick" <flick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:3C14DD2B-53BC-4B5E-9E62-41021A6ED13D@microsoft.com...
    >I recently bought a laptop with vista. I'm having trouble running games in
    > it. They install ok, but when i go to play them i get an error message
    > along
    > the lines of "incorrect path to INI file". I have installed three games so
    > far and only one of them has worked. All three games are in a
    > series.....what
    > can i do?? hope someone can help




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  9. #8


    Dave Guest

    Re: games install but wont play!


    Flick, on another discussion list, it was mentioned that the install of the
    games might work if when you install the game under Windows Vista, instead of
    allowing the game to automatically install when the DVD is inserted into the
    DVD drive, cancel the install dialog, open up the folder on the DVD where the
    SETUP.EXE file is located, right click and select "Run As Administrator",
    there will be a prompt to allow SETUP.EXE to run, select "Allow", as you
    click thru the screens of the installer, there will be a screen that asks you
    the directory or path where you want to install the game.

    The next is what I found I had to do additionally to resolve my problem.

    By default what I am seeing is "C:\Nancy Drew\Message in a Haunted
    Mansion\". The multiple times I have installed and uninstalled, I get the
    same INI file. I used a little SystInternal utility to figure out if the game
    had a problem with this pat or not under Windows Vista and sure enough it
    did. So, I did an install as Administrator and typed in a different install
    directory , "C:\program files\Nancy Drew\Message in a Haunted Mansion\". The
    game played immediately.

    I bet this is the solution for other nancy Drew games, as well. Try it out:
    1. open up the folder on the DVD where the SETUP.EXE file is located, right
    click and select "Run As Administrator", there will be a prompt to allow
    SETUP.EXE to run, select "Allow", as you click thru the screens of the
    installer,
    2. instead of the defaul install directory, type in a different install
    directory , "C:\program files\Nancy Drew\Message in a Haunted Mansion\".

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  10. #9


    Rachel Guest

    Re: games install but wont play!

    Thanks for your helpful solution. I also had 3 Nancy Drew games which would
    install but then come up with an error that the path file for ini was
    incorrect. I tried your suggestion and it worked immediately. Thanks again!!!
    --
    Cheers
    Rachel


    "Dave" wrote:

    >
    > Flick, on another discussion list, it was mentioned that the install of the
    > games might work if when you install the game under Windows Vista, instead of
    > allowing the game to automatically install when the DVD is inserted into the
    > DVD drive, cancel the install dialog, open up the folder on the DVD where the
    > SETUP.EXE file is located, right click and select "Run As Administrator",
    > there will be a prompt to allow SETUP.EXE to run, select "Allow", as you
    > click thru the screens of the installer, there will be a screen that asks you
    > the directory or path where you want to install the game.
    >
    > The next is what I found I had to do additionally to resolve my problem.
    >
    > By default what I am seeing is "C:\Nancy Drew\Message in a Haunted
    > Mansion\". The multiple times I have installed and uninstalled, I get the
    > same INI file. I used a little SystInternal utility to figure out if the game
    > had a problem with this pat or not under Windows Vista and sure enough it
    > did. So, I did an install as Administrator and typed in a different install
    > directory , "C:\program files\Nancy Drew\Message in a Haunted Mansion\". The
    > game played immediately.
    >
    > I bet this is the solution for other nancy Drew games, as well. Try it out:
    > 1. open up the folder on the DVD where the SETUP.EXE file is located, right
    > click and select "Run As Administrator", there will be a prompt to allow
    > SETUP.EXE to run, select "Allow", as you click thru the screens of the
    > installer,
    > 2. instead of the defaul install directory, type in a different install
    > directory , "C:\program files\Nancy Drew\Message in a Haunted Mansion\".

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