M&M 8 install problem

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M&M 8 install problem

Postby Variol » Feb 4 2016, 19:14

I'm trying to reinstall the game via disc, but the install program will not launch. I have tried various compatibility settings, but nothing works. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm running Windows 7 now.

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Re: M&M 8 install problem

Postby Arret » Feb 4 2016, 19:36

Never had an issue with the install in Win7. Go to the disk in Windows Explorer and manually use the autorun.

If that doesn't launch it you probably have antivirus blocking it.

What I have run into more often is DirectX and graphics failures when the installed program starts.

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Re: M&M 8 install problem

Postby Variol » Feb 5 2016, 21:11

I have been clicking on the autorun file, because it does not launch automatically. What can I do if it is a Norton antivirus problem?

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Re: M&M 8 install problem

Postby Arret » Feb 6 2016, 2:53

I'm running Win7 64 bit and I just pulled out my old MM8 install disk and autolaunch still works. When I went to e:\_autorun\autorun.exe it also worked. Something on your system is blocking the install.

If it's the antivirus you have to add it to the list of approved programs within the antivirus program. What I would do is lock down the internet (if hardwired pull the cord, if wireless just disable it), disable the antivirus, and try the install. Of course re-enable everything before reconnecting to the Internet.

It could just as easily just be the disk data is damaged in which case it's a waste of time.

Last option is still of course just buying it from GoG. Sorry I can't be of more help.

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Re: M&M 8 install problem

Postby Variol » Feb 7 2016, 2:02

Thanks Arret, I'll give it a try...

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Re: M&M 8 install problem

Postby Variol » Feb 7 2016, 2:15

It didn't work. It's frustrating. I'm sure it's not the disc. There's not a mark on it.

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Re: M&M 8 install problem

Postby Ed Robinson » Feb 7 2016, 14:33

I know this is small comfort, but misery loves company...

I have not been able to reinstall HOMM IV and have had it on this computer in the past.

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Re: M&M 8 install problem

Postby Variol » Feb 7 2016, 22:16

I tried it on my wife's laptop with Win10, but no dice either. She does have the same anti-virus program though.

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Re: M&M 8 install problem

Postby Baronus » Feb 8 2016, 13:43

Here is topic with similiar problems.
http://www.celestialheavens.com/forum/10/15907

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Re: M&M 8 install problem

Postby Variol » Feb 9 2016, 19:11

I tried to look for any leftover files for MM8, but could not find anything. I'm pretty sure I have the latest version of DirectX. Is there a way to check my version?

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Re: M&M 8 install problem

Postby Baronus » Feb 9 2016, 19:25

Are you installed Grayface patch?

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Re: M&M 8 install problem

Postby Variol » Feb 10 2016, 11:07

Yes, it looks like I have the patch on my PC. Should I try to remove it?

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Re: M&M 8 install problem

Postby Baronus » Feb 11 2016, 7:27

If you want you may try without it. But try in windows xp mode.


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