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    Default An Install Guide for ss6.4 (for win7/uac issues)

    OK, this is a picture guide for installing ss6.4 (and thus ss6.3 first, and only if you prefer) on windows vista or windows 7 operating systems.

    I used:
    Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
    MTW II and Kingdoms Disc (non-steam install)
    My Files (originally posted by who knows who now probably gracul tho, but reposted/maintained by me so i can vouch for those)
    ***available here: http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showt...ECH-SUPPORT%29

    Step 1: Turning off UAC
    -UAC interferes with games made before UAC was invented/implemented in the windows operating system (a la MTW2). This is due to many reasons, but to summarize the most common, virtual store folder is unreadable by older games, administration restrictions, temp files issues, and read only issues. Feel free to read up on them on your own time, meanwhile, take my word for it, TURN IT OFF for installs, UAC is a good system that works don't get me wrong, but when installing programs, just TURN IT OFF for a bit.

    Now how to do that in pretty little pictures:
    ***Make sure you restart you computer (pic #3) to actually turn off uac
    1. Open your control panel and click on system security
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    2. Click on 'Change User Account Control Settings' (UAC)

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    3. Move the slider all the way to the off position (all the way down) and click ok, put in the adminstrator password if prompted.

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    4. Restart your Computer (this actually turns off UAC)

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    Step 2: Installing Medieval II Total War and Kingdoms to the correct directory
    -due to conflicts occasionally with the newer versions of windows (read vista/7/etc etc) older software/games work better when installed outside of program files. (I use C:/Games personally)
    ***side note: If you have enough space available and prefer it, installing mtw2 twice is not a problem, merely make sure you are pointing the ss6.3 and ss6.4 mod installers at the correct (outside program files) install. I do highly recommend to install any and all mods onto this directory instead of inside program files however.

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    Now onto installing SS6.4

    First off you need to download the files (available at the link at beginning of the post)
    Files needed:

    ss6.3.exe
    ss6.3-1.bin
    ss6.3-2.bin
    ss6.3-3.bin
    ss6.3-4.bin
    ss6.3-5.bin

    ss6.4.exe

    After downloading all the above files. Please create a folder on your desktop called ssinstall (or something similar) And place all the above files in it: I separated by ss6.3 and ss6.4 but that is not necessary (I did for re-upload purposes)

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    And inside my ss6.3 folder: (the key is all the ss6.3-?.bin files have to be in same folder as the ss6.3.exe files).

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    Step 3: Installing the SS6.4 mod
    OK, now that you have all the necessary files to install the mod, lets get down to business :

    Step 1: Open up your ssinstall folder on your desktop (and your ss6.3 folder inside if applicable)

    Step 2: Right click the ss6.3.exe file and select 'run as adminstrator' from the drop menu
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    Step 3: follow the on screen prompts and install ss6.3. (make sure to point it at the correct install path: C:\Games\SEGA\Medieval II Total War\mods\SS6.3).

    Step 4: Open you Mods/SS6.3 folder and right click ss_setup.exe and run it. (yes this is redundant but better safe than sorry, your only reading this if you had issues anyways)
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    Step 5: Open and run ss6.3 from your desktop icon and confirm the game is running by opening a campaign and playing thru 1 or so turns. If it works your now running ss6.3 congrats , hard parts done. If it doesn't please start from step 1 and try again, if still having problems create a thread in the bug reports section.

    Step 6: Open your ssinstall folder one more time and right click ss6.4.exe and select 'run as adminstrator' from the drop menu.
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    Step 7: Follow all the onscreen prompts and instructions and install the mod.

    Step 8: Open your ss6.3 folder again and right click ss_setup.exe one more time and select 'run as adminstrator' from the drop down menu.
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    Step 9: The ss_setup looks like this: (you will see this after step 7 and step 8 both times, feel free to just click the red x to close after step 7 if you wish)
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    Step 10: Select the start and exit option in the bottom right of the SS_Setup interface and SS6.4 should load up. Exit the game, load up through the desktop icon to test that, and then play a quick campaign for a turn or two to make sure its working.

    ***If it works your now running ss6.4 congrats . If it doesn't please start from step 8 and try again, if still having problems create a thread in the bug reports section

    Step 11: Re-run ss_setup and choose all the submods you want (if applicable if you didn't do this already in step 8) and start enjoying this fantastic mod.
    ***Don't forget to run as administrator from the right click menu EVERY time you run SS_Setup.exe so it will overwrite correctly.

    -losty- (+rep if the guide helped you)

    p.s. And if you have issues/need help please create your own topic in this section and you will be helped a whole lot quicker.
    Last edited by Losthief; July 06, 2013 at 03:06 AM. Reason: fixed missing pic-1/24/2013

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    Nice job! +rep
    (This could be a sticky)

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    Thank you very much !

    For my part i had crashes at loading after installing SS6.4, found what i did wrong in less than 2 minutes, thanks to your guide ! (I forgot to run SS_Setup after installing 6.4)

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    Default Re: Guareented Working Install Guide for ss6.4 (with Pictures)

    A very good guide! However after installing SS6.3 in the separate folder, I copied your installation path, the game won't start and I get the error message: "Unable to locate kingdoms.exe. Is kingdoms.exe in your MTW2 folder?"

    Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WeirdoBeaver View Post
    A very good guide! However after installing SS6.3 in the separate folder, I copied your installation path, the game won't start and I get the error message: "Unable to locate kingdoms.exe. Is kingdoms.exe in your MTW2 folder?"

    Any thoughts?
    what do u mean by installing ss6.3 in a seperate folder? It should be in its own mod folder (inside the mtw2 install directory).

    post your directory path for your install and i'll tell you if ur right or not.
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    Default Re: Guareented Working Install Guide for ss6.4 (with Pictures)

    Quote Originally Posted by Losthief View Post
    what do u mean by installing ss6.3 in a seperate folder? It should be in its own mod folder (inside the mtw2 install directory).

    post your directory path for your install and i'll tell you if ur right or not.
    Nevermind, I found the problem. Somehow I managed to change the pathway...

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    I have followed these directions exactly. However, when I get to launching 6.3 to test it, I receive this error message:

    CA_LIBS

    Medieval II has suffered a fatal error and will not shut down.




    Help!

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    And for steam, it works the same way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCG2U View Post
    And for steam, it works the same way?
    i don't have steam, but yes...if you run into issues theres a thread for steam as well.
    http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=397756
    ****edit****
    the install path will be thru steam apps, so in program files, but skip that part, do the uac thing and the right click admin stuff tho. But the rest should apply.
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    Default Re: Guareented Working Install Guide for ss6.4 (with Pictures)

    Quote Originally Posted by Zorus View Post
    I have followed these directions exactly. However, when I get to launching 6.3 to test it, I receive this error message:

    CA_LIBS

    Medieval II has suffered a fatal error and will not shut down.




    Help!
    did you uninstall m2 and reinstall outside program files? yes or no
    if no, do that
    if yes read below

    delete all the cfg files in ss and mtw2: so the one in the main folder (mtw2's) and the one in the ss6.3 folder (default.cfg usually). Bad cfg files can create this error and deleting and running the game creates a new one.

    Did you run ss_setup.exe after the install or ss6.3.exe?

    p.s. your not running a steam version are you by chance?
    Last edited by Losthief; January 26, 2012 at 09:00 PM.
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    Default Re: Guareented Working Install Guide for ss6.4 (with Pictures)

    bump because im starting to get install questions again on the first page

    ---edit---
    thanks ishan, appreciate it.
    Last edited by Losthief; February 03, 2012 at 11:24 PM.
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    Thread Stuck.

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    Just want to express my thanks for this guide +Rep

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    Default Re: Guareented Working Install Guide for ss6.4 (with Pictures)

    Funny thing, I installed it in Program Files (x86) but it works fine.

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    Default Re: Guareented Working Install Guide for ss6.4 (with Pictures)

    Quote Originally Posted by Wetblowdryer View Post
    Funny thing, I installed it in Program Files (x86) but it works fine.
    its just a suggestion....it can and will work there, but installing outside program files makes it easier to mod as a game, an eliminates things that only pop up occasionally. Glad its working for you!
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    , Sorry, I am slightly retarded.
    The only problem I have at the moment is that it says "Unable to Locate kingdoms.exe. Is Kingdom.exe in your MTW2 folder?"

    What could I have done wrong? C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Medieval II Total War\mods\SS6.3 is the pathway.

    I have both Medieval Total War 2 and the Kingdoms. It is prob the gold pack.

    Please help me and thanks in advance.

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    does one of the kingdoms campaigns work?
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    I need help.
    i just got SS 6.3 and the SS 6.4 and when i tried to go in custom battle it would crash and say medieval 2 has encoutured a unspecified error and will now exit.

    help please

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    Default Re: Guareented Working Install Guide for ss6.4 (with Pictures)

    Quote Originally Posted by Losthief View Post
    did you uninstall m2 and reinstall outside program files? yes or no
    if no, do that
    if yes read below

    delete all the cfg files in ss and mtw2: so the one in the main folder (mtw2's) and the one in the ss6.3 folder (default.cfg usually). Bad cfg files can create this error and deleting and running the game creates a new one.

    Did you run ss_setup.exe after the install or ss6.3.exe?

    p.s. your not running a steam version are you by chance?
    Hi, i have the same problem.
    1: yes, i uninstalled m2 and reinstalled somewhere else (also, i checked carefully the installation path)
    2: i deleted all the cfg files in m2tw and in ss folders
    3: i did run ss_setup.exe after the install
    4: yes, im running a m2tw gold steam version (i upgraded to w7 and lost my original cds/dvd)
    5: kingdoms campaings run normal
    6: cant play ss

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    Default Re: Guareented Working Install Guide for ss6.4 (with Pictures)

    Quote Originally Posted by Madaraes View Post
    Hi, i have the same problem.
    1: yes, i uninstalled m2 and reinstalled somewhere else (also, i checked carefully the installation path)
    2: i deleted all the cfg files in m2tw and in ss folders
    3: i did run ss_setup.exe after the install
    4: yes, im running a m2tw gold steam version (i upgraded to w7 and lost my original cds/dvd)
    5: kingdoms campaings run normal
    6: cant play ss
    Have you checked out this thread, follow the instructions, then quit the mod and relaod.

    http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=397756





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