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The Wanderer
08-07-05, 09:28 PM
Hey guys I have a question for you. Whenever I download the F.E.A.R. demo and try to install it I get this error message:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/1h3Wanderer/error_with_fear.png

Does anybody know what it means or how I can fix it? :confused:

Sazar
08-07-05, 10:00 PM
Try downloading it from a different source. Maybe the one you have is corrupted.

jAkUp
08-07-05, 11:26 PM
Yea... looks like you got a corrupted DL.

The Wanderer
08-08-05, 01:14 AM
Try downloading it from a different source.

I already tried downloading it from 5 different places. Each time I get the same error message. :(

|MaguS|
08-08-05, 01:17 AM
Is your windows up to date?

The Wanderer
08-08-05, 01:19 AM
Is your windows up to date?

Well if by "up to date" you mean downloaded everything from Windows Update and downloaded latest drivers, latest DirectX... then yes.

SH64
08-08-05, 01:23 AM
Do you have SP2 installed ? if not .. try it.

The Wanderer
08-08-05, 01:25 AM
Do you have SP2 installed ? if not .. try it.

Yes I do have SP2 installed. :o

|MaguS|
08-08-05, 01:52 AM
SP2 is the devil! or atleast I haven't seen a reason to install it (As for security, pfft what can a Hacker steal from me, my saved games?)

macatak
08-08-05, 05:51 AM
Could you post your system spec's : CPU , GFX card etc

The Wanderer
08-08-05, 05:55 AM
Could you post your system spec's : CPU , GFX card etc

Biostar Ideq 200V SFF PC
AMD Athlon XP 3000+
ATI Radeon X800 Pro
1GB (2x512mb) OCZ Platinum Edition PC-3200 RAM
120GB Samsung SATA Hard Drive

|MaguS|
08-08-05, 06:06 AM
Anything overclocked?

The Wanderer
08-08-05, 06:09 AM
Anything overclocked?

Nope nothing.

macatak
08-08-05, 06:16 AM
There's been plenty of install problems with the demo but i haven't seen an error message like that one yet.You can check out the Tech Forums here......

http://forums.vugames.com/forum.jspa?forumID=2

The Wanderer
08-12-05, 03:44 PM
Sorry for bumping this thread but I just have to give my thanks to GamingLordX for PM'ing me with a solution. It seems something is wrong with Installshield for me as it just wouldn't let me install the demo. What I ended up doing thanks to GamingLordX's advice is to download the game and burn the contents onto a CD. Then I installed the game onto another computer and took the files it installed and burnt those to another CD. Then I just took those files and placed it into the correct directories and it starts fine. :afro2:

TheManko
08-12-05, 07:38 PM
I guess that means Installshield sucks even more than I had previously thought all these years... Westwood installers FOR LIFE!

GamerGuyX
08-12-05, 08:30 PM
I guess that means Installshield sucks even more than I had previously thought all these years... Westwood installers FOR LIFE!

WTH is "Westwood installers"? I Googled it and got nothing. :confused:

EDIT: Oops nevermind. Westwood installers are the installer app included with games created by Westwood.

ynnek
08-15-05, 04:11 PM
this demo wants to install directx 9.0c on my computer.. which I already hvae though... it won't continue if I don't let it..

I'm kinda paranoid, cause everthing works just fine now on my system.

Superfly
08-15-05, 04:20 PM
its installing an update (June 2005) to DX9.0c - thus you cant play the game without those file updates.

lowdog
08-16-05, 02:33 AM
Reformat and reinstall os. :)