Baldur's Gate

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  1. Mike Voigt

    Mike Voigt Supporting Actor

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    I am having trouble installing this thing on a Win2K workstation.
    Any ideas? I suspect it might be a too-fast CD-ROM... but not too sure.
    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  2. Joe D

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    It could be that it's not compatible with Win 2K.
    Check out www.interplay.com and look around there for a while in the support page. Or email them.
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  3. Peter Harkess

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    Not sure what the issue is but it shouldn't be Win2K compatibility. I have played through both BG1, ToSC, SoA and ToB on a Win2K Notebook. No problems.
    I suggest you post on a Troubleshooting forum on the Black Isle Message Boards:
    http://feedback.blackisle.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi
    [Edited last by Peter Harkess on August 26, 2001 at 05:03 PM]
     
  4. John Thomas

    John Thomas Cinematographer

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    I had problems with running this on Win2000 as well. It was a touch easier as I just installed it on my 98SE partition. However, I had some issues with my sound card not wanting to work with 2K as well and didn't try installing the game after I fixed that problem.
    Checking on Black Isle's division @ Interplay.com, it states that the BG collection needs Win95/98 but if Peter had no problems... [​IMG]
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  5. Peter Harkess

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    Just to clarify, the BG readme.txt files state that, although BG doesn't officially support Win2K Black Isle have tested it and users shouldn't have any problems.
     
  6. Mike Voigt

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    Hmmm, I must have a bad disc or something.
    Because I cannot even pull up the readme.txt - the file is referred to as "not being there" and occasionally will lock up Explorer.
    This is on two separate machines, one a dual-processor and one a single-processor with essentially nothing running in the tray... so I doubt there was interference.
    OTOH, it was a 50x CD-ROM...
    I'm going to try on a Win98SE machine. Slowest beast this side of a 486, but...
    Mike
    Update: it didn't work on my 98SE either. When I try to view readme from the launcher, after 5 minutes it shows it, together with some gobbledygook at the end - and launches 5 "Launcher" windows. I try to install, it goes off and does its thing, then proceeds to show 5 more "Launcher" windows. OK, so I try going via Explorer to get to the Readme file (heck, always best check, its text after all) - and no readme, but two "Launcher" windows.
    And, oh, the two Demos work fine on Win2K machines...
    I think it is safe to say the disc is screwed up...
    [Edited last by Mike Voigt on August 27, 2001 at 08:07 PM]
     
  7. Peter Harkess

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    Mike, I think your conclusion is correct. Regardless of application compatibility you should always have access to the directory.
     
  8. Joe D

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    If you can't access the contents of the CD-Rom, then either the disc is bad or the Cd-rom drive is screwed up. I'm sure the problem isn't that the drive is too fast, that shouldn't make any difference.
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  9. Mike Voigt

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    Well, there was a warning about CD speed on one of the websites... oh well.
    I went and exchanged it.
    It installed with no muss, no fuss. On a 50x CD-ROM, so I would agree with your conclusion re speed and also that it clearly was the CD-ROM itself.
    The game is addicting. Shouldn't have started... sigh. Gotta get up tomorrow, er, today at 5:30...
    Mike
     
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