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Old Jan 15th, 2008, 16:27:01   #1
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Installation Trouble

So i'm coming back to AO after a very long break and the large client won't install properlly.

When I extract the files and click on install.exe I get several error messages:

Unable to find the file <CopyFiles>.

Running "Setup.exe INSTALL" directly. If the setup program ask for disk 1 during install of disk 2, wait untill the setup program has copied all the files from disk 2 before inserting disk 1.

Please go to the Control Panel to install and configure system components.

The last one is the strangest but my drivers are up to date and there's never been any problems with my computer.

Spent a bit of time searching the forum and there were a couple things that I tried that didn't work, including actually trying to find a CopyFiles file, which I managed to get a hold of through a random torrent, renaming the setup.ex_ file and installing from command prompt.
Each time resulting in a Catastrophic error at 68% installed.

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Old Jun 2nd, 2008, 17:29:08   #2
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did you ever resolve this?

did you ever resolve this?

i am getting the exact same issue on the exact same 68%
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Old Jun 3rd, 2008, 16:10:41   #3
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I would have to suggest you attempt to re-download the installation if you are running into an error during install.
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Old Jun 3rd, 2008, 20:30:12   #4
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strange that it would crunk out at exactly the same percentage though
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Old Jun 3rd, 2008, 21:00:03   #5
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Have you tried Installing the program via the Add/Remove Programs panel?
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Old Jun 11th, 2008, 01:38:56   #6
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i am also returning after a long break, after a few days of being back on RK, i decided to purchase all expansions, so i uninstalled small client to so i could install large.

but the problem i have it that the install keep coming out to be corrupt. i have downlaoded froim a few different sources including the torrent, the mirror and even a file i found on newsbin. the install gets messed up wen it hits ...resourcedatabase.dat every single time.

dunno if it helps the install was in the form of AnarchyOnline_17.6.1_EP1_EP2_EP3.exe but back wen i started it used to be a folder with an install.exe file in it if im not mistaken, dunno if the downloading is coming out messed up or what.

any ideas?

also i was thinking that it would be awesome if anyone has a WORKING install that they could upload via torrents or newsgroups or sumtrhing, even mirc would work.

thanks in advance.
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Old Jun 19th, 2008, 08:44:57   #7
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Well i am running into the EXACT same problem as other OP,

getting same msg's and getting catastrophic error at same % of install.

I have downloaded the install from FUcom, from a local mirror and torrent,

I have 2 Paid accounts that i cannot log into because i cannot re-install game,

I have just taken the plunge and installed vista ultimate, is this a known compatability issue? OP didn't mention what OS he was running.

Any idea when FC will fix the installer and post for download?
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Old Jun 21st, 2008, 01:16:20   #8
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Try turning off all antivirus and security suite programs.

In Windows Vista (and Windows XP should you have Defender installed on it), turn off Windows Defender. This is found in the Control Panel listed as "Windows Defender". Click the tools link at the top and scroll down to disable "real time scan".

Also in Vista, turn off User Account Control. This can be done in the User Accounts link in the Control panel.
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Old Jun 29th, 2008, 17:13:11   #9
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Same issue here, stops at 68% "Catastrophic Failure", click ok and installer exits.
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Old Oct 17th, 2008, 09:21:21   #10
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Exactly the same issue, there must be a work around for this it can not be random file coruption if we are all having the same issue
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Old Jan 12th, 2009, 08:41:46   #11
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i get this aswell, annoys me since im using my monthy bandwidth to dl this, and it turns out to be a dud, what a waste of time
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Old Jan 14th, 2009, 03:45:46   #12
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Old May 7th, 2009, 06:30:15   #13
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Still nothing on this ? kinda seems like a problem that *should* have a real solution, not just having to redown load a 1.7G file
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Old May 10th, 2009, 11:48:30   #14
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I installed the large client last month without problems.
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Old May 25th, 2009, 00:41:53   #15
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Same problem any fix?
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