View Full Version : Installing Spearhead

12-06-02, 05:02 PM
The Spearhead expansion was released today in the UK. Got it home, put the CD in. The installer loaded, I clicked on next and it crashed with the usual Windows XP do you wish to send this to Microsoft error. From what I read in the manual it was supposed to display the part which asks me for the serial number, but instead it crashed. Did anyone else have this problem?

I have had no problems at all with any other game including the original MOHAA.

Plus I just did a fresh install of Windows XP Home with the official 30.82 Detonator drivers.

12-06-02, 06:38 PM
I didn't have it crash on me, but mine kept saying it can't find the original game, MOHAA. That was because I have 4 hd's, and all my games are on seperate drive. I had to format and reinstall my os, so my reg entries were not there (on drive C). I was playing it through a shortcut I created previously, no problem, using a no cd patch. Spearhead must have a good install of MOHAA to install properly. If your game is heavily modded, (like mine was, 15-18 extra mods) it may cause a problem. After I done a complete reinstall of MOHAA, Spearhead installed in the MOHAA folder. Then I reinstalled most of my mods back (all except blood patch- it causes graphic problems in Spearhead-namely flashing white squares)
So try reinstalling a fresh copy of MOHAA.

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12-07-02, 08:08 AM
i had the same problem....just reinstall the WHOLE thing.and voila it's workin' (for my experiences)

12-07-02, 10:29 AM
Thanks for the replies. I tried a fresh install of MOHAA and Spearhead but still the same problem. However, this time the error message was a little bit more informative pointing the finger at nview.dll. I disabled NView and tried another install of Spearhead, which actually installed this time. :D I am most pleased, this game was worth the effort getting it to work. So, thanks for the help.

Just wondering though if it would have happened with the newer detonator drivers which are supposed to include NView 2.

12-07-02, 02:59 PM
I've been using the lastest drivers as they appear, using 41.09's (w\Win98se) right now. Have not noticed any problems with any games.