Mechanized Assault & eXploration Reloaded



#1 Feb 08, 2012 3:40 am
Macil Macil Offline
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Subject: Problem Installing Original M.A.X. Disc
So, I've never had this issue in the past. I tried installing M.A.X. tonight as I've recently formatted, M.A.X. Reloaded installed just fine, but when I tried to run the reinstaller.exe to load my M.A.X. disc content from my purchased copy of M.A.X. I got a zillion errors. I've done this a million times and I'm almost positive I've done everything right. I couldn't catch the command prompt before it errors out and closes but this is the jist of the errors I keep getting:

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  1. Couldn't open file for writing
  2. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\gfx\pf_8.p
  3. cx'
  4. Couldn't open file for writing
  5. .Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\gfx\pf_7.pc
  6. x'
  7. Couldn't open file for writing
  8. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\gfx\pf_4.p
  9. cx'
  10. Couldn't open file for writing
  11. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\gfx\transf
  12. .pcx'
  13. Couldn't open file for writing
  14. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\gfx\repair
  15. .pcx'
  16. Couldn't open file for writing
  17. .Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\gfx\steal.p
  18. cx'
  19. Couldn't open file for writing
  20. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\gfx\select
  21. .pcx'
  22. Couldn't open file for writing
  23. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\gfx\res.pc
  24. x'
  25. Couldn't open file for writing
  26. .Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\gfx\fuel.pc
  27. x'
  28. Couldn't open file for writing
  29. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\gfx\gold.p
  30. cx'
  31. Couldn't open file for writing
  32. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\gfx\hud_st
  33. uff.pcx'
  34. Couldn't open file for writing
  35. ..
  36. 42 errors
  37. ========================================================================
  38. Vehicle videos
  39. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\air
  40. _transport\video.flc'
  41. Couldn't open file for writing
  42. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\a
  43. lien_assault\video.flc'
  44. Couldn't open file for writing
  45. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\a
  46. lien_plane\video.flc'
  47. Couldn't open file for writing
  48. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\a
  49. lien_ship\video.flc'
  50. Couldn't open file for writing
  51. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\a
  52. lien_tank\video.flc'
  53. Couldn't open file for writing
  54. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\a
  55. pc\video.flc'
  56. Couldn't open file for writing
  57. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\a
  58. ssault\video.flc'
  59. Couldn't open file for writing
  60. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\a
  61. wac\video.flc'
  62. Couldn't open file for writing
  63. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\b
  64. omber\video.flc'
  65. Couldn't open file for writing
  66. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\b
  67. ulldozer\video.flc'
  68. Couldn't open file for writing
  69. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\c
  70. argoship\video.flc'
  71. Couldn't open file for writing
  72. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\c
  73. luster\video.flc'
  74. Couldn't open file for writing
  75. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\c
  76. ommando\video.flc'
  77. Couldn't open file for writing
  78. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\c
  79. orvet\video.flc'
  80. Couldn't open file for writing
  81. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\e
  82. scort\video.flc'
  83. Couldn't open file for writing
  84. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\f
  85. ighter\video.flc'
  86. Couldn't open file for writing
  87. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\g
  88. unboat\video.flc'
  89. Couldn't open file for writing
  90. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\i
  91. nfantery\video.flc'
  92. Couldn't open file for writing
  93. ...Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\
  94. konstrukt\video.flc'
  95. Couldn't open file for writing
  96. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\m
  97. inelayer\video.flc'
  98. Couldn't open file for writing
  99. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\m
  100. issel\video.flc'
  101. Couldn't open file for writing
  102. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\m
  103. issel_ship\video.flc'
  104. Couldn't open file for writing
  105. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\m
  106. obile_aa\video.flc'
  107. Couldn't open file for writing
  108. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\p
  109. ionier\video.flc'
  110. Couldn't open file for writing
  111. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\r
  112. epair\video.flc'
  113. Couldn't open file for writing
  114. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\s
  115. canner\video.flc'
  116. Couldn't open file for writing
  117. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\s
  118. cout\video.flc'
  119. Couldn't open file for writing
  120. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\s
  121. ea_minelayer\video.flc'
  122. Couldn't open file for writing
  123. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\s
  124. ea_transport\video.flc'
  125. Couldn't open file for writing
  126. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\s
  127. ub\video.flc'
  128. Couldn't open file for writing
  129. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\s
  130. urveyor\video.flc'
  131. Couldn't open file for writing
  132. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\t
  133. ank\video.flc'
  134. Couldn't open file for writing
  135. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\t
  136. rans_gold\video.flc'
  137. Couldn't open file for writing
  138. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\t
  139. rans_metal\video.flc'
  140. Couldn't open file for writing
  141. ..Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\t
  142. rans_oil\video.flc'
  143. Couldn't open file for writing
  144. ...
  145. 35 errors
  146. ========================================================================
  147. Vehicle graphics
  148. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\air
  149. _transport\img0.pcx'
  150. Couldn't open file for writing
  151. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\air
  152. _transport\shw0.pcx'
  153. Couldn't open file for writing
  154. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\air
  155. _transport\img1.pcx'
  156. Couldn't open file for writing
  157. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\air
  158. _transport\shw1.pcx'
  159. Couldn't open file for writing
  160. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\air
  161. _transport\img2.pcx'
  162. Couldn't open file for writing
  163. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\air
  164. _transport\shw2.pcx'
  165. Couldn't open file for writing
  166. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\air
  167. _transport\img3.pcx'
  168. Couldn't open file for writing
  169. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\air
  170. _transport\shw3.pcx'
  171. Couldn't open file for writing
  172. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\air
  173. _transport\img4.pcx'
  174. Couldn't open file for writing
  175. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\air
  176. _transport\shw4.pcx'
  177. Couldn't open file for writing
  178. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\air
  179. _transport\img5.pcx'
  180. Couldn't open file for writing
  181. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\air
  182. _transport\shw5.pcx'
  183. Couldn't open file for writing
  184. .Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\ai
  185. r_transport\img6.pcx'
  186. Couldn't open file for writing
  187. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\air
  188. _transport\shw6.pcx'
  189. Couldn't open file for writing
  190. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\air
  191. _transport\img7.pcx'
  192. Couldn't open file for writing
  193. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\air
  194. _transport\shw7.pcx'
  195. Couldn't open file for writing
  196. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\air
  197. _transport\store.pcx'
  198. Couldn't open file for writing
  199. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\air
  200. _transport\info.pcx'
  201. Couldn't open file for writing
  202. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\ali
  203. en_assault\img0.pcx'
  204. Couldn't open file for writing
  205. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\ali
  206. en_assault\shw0.pcx'
  207. Couldn't open file for writing
  208. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\ali
  209. en_assault\img1.pcx'
  210. Couldn't open file for writing
  211. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\ali
  212. en_assault\shw1.pcx'
  213. Couldn't open file for writing
  214. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\ali
  215. en_assault\img2.pcx'
  216. Couldn't open file for writing
  217. .Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\al
  218. ien_assault\shw2.pcx'
  219. Couldn't open file for writing
  220. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\ali
  221. en_assault\img3.pcx'
  222. Couldn't open file for writing
  223. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\ali
  224. en_assault\shw3.pcx'
  225. Couldn't open file for writing
  226. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\ali
  227. en_assault\img4.pcx'
  228. Couldn't open file for writing
  229. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\ali
  230. en_assault\shw4.pcx'
  231. Couldn't open file for writing
  232. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\ali
  233. en_assault\img5.pcx'
  234. Couldn't open file for writing
  235. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\ali
  236. en_assault\shw5.pcx'
  237. Couldn't open file for writing
  238. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\ali
  239. en_assault\img6.pcx'
  240. Couldn't open file for writing
  241. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\ali
  242. en_assault\shw6.pcx'
  243. Couldn't open file for writing
  244. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\ali
  245. en_assault\img7.pcx'
  246. Couldn't open file for writing
  247. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\ali
  248. en_assault\shw7.pcx'
  249. Couldn't open file for writing
  250. .Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\al
  251. ien_assault\store.pcx'
  252. Couldn't open file for writing
  253. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\ali
  254. en_assault\info.pcx'
  255. Couldn't open file for writing
  256. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\ali
  257. en_plane\img0.pcx'
  258. Couldn't open file for writing
  259. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\ali
  260. en_plane\shw0.pcx'
  261. Couldn't open file for writing
  262. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\ali
  263. en_plane\img1.pcx'
  264. Couldn't open file for writing
  265. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\ali
  266. en_plane\shw1.pcx'
  267. Couldn't open file for writing
  268. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\ali
  269. en_plane\img2.pcx'
  270. Couldn't open file for writing
  271. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\ali
  272. en_plane\shw2.pcx'
  273. Couldn't open file for writing
  274. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\ali
  275. en_plane\img3.pcx'
  276. Couldn't open file for writing
  277. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\ali
  278. en_plane\shw3.pcx'
  279. Couldn't open file for writing
  280. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\ali
  281. en_plane\img4.pcx'
  282. Couldn't open file for writing
  283. .Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\al
  284. ien_plane\shw4.pcx'
  285. Couldn't open file for writing
  286. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\ali
  287. en_plane\img5.pcx'
  288. Couldn't open file for writing
  289. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\ali
  290. en_plane\shw5.pcx'
  291. Couldn't open file for writing
  292. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\ali
  293. en_plane\img6.pcx'
  294. Couldn't open file for writing
  295. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\ali
  296. en_plane\shw6.pcx'
  297. Couldn't open file for writing
  298. Error while installing file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\M.A.X. Reloaded\vehicles\ali
  299. en_plane\img7.pcx'
  300. Couldn't open fi

Paul
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#2 Feb 08, 2012 4:22 am
Macil Macil Offline
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Subject: Re: Problem Installing Original M.A.X. Disc
Well, I figured it out. For anyone who may have this issue, make sure your right click reinstaller.exe and click on "run as administrator." Ugh, I feel so stupid now.
Paul
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#3 Feb 08, 2012 11:57 am
Eiko Eiko Offline
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Registered since: Aug 03, 2007
Posts: 530


Subject: Re: Problem Installing Original M.A.X. Disc
Well, it would be good, if the resinstaller asks for administrator rights, like other win installers do. I'll make a ticket for that.

Thanks for the hint Smiling
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#4 Feb 08, 2012 5:34 pm
Macil Macil Offline
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Subject: Re: Problem Installing Original M.A.X. Disc
That sounds like a good idea. The whole reason I didn't think to check that initially was usually in the past I've always disabled Windows Defender and the nag features on Windows after formatting. But my last format was due to security issues so I ended up leaving them turned on this time so it threw me off for a while there, heh.
Paul
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#5 Feb 08, 2012 11:40 pm
alzi alzi Offline
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Registered since: Aug 12, 2007
Posts: 288


Subject: Re: Problem Installing Original M.A.X. Disc
We could just rename it "res_installer.exe". Windows automatically requests admin rights when executing files that have "setup" or "installer" in its name (you can try this by creating an test file, add some content and rename it "setup.exe"; you will not be able to start it of course but you will see the little shield on the icon).
Albert Ziegenhagel
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#6 Feb 09, 2012 12:01 am
Eiko Eiko Offline
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Registered since: Aug 03, 2007
Posts: 530


Subject: Re: Problem Installing Original M.A.X. Disc
WHAT THE F***?!? Surprised Surprised Surprised

Windows never stops to surprise me... Embarrassing
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#7 Feb 09, 2012 11:45 am
beko beko Offline
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Registered since: Jun 04, 2004
Posts: 2,112


Subject: Re: Problem Installing Original M.A.X. Disc
creepy. so I have to rename this to evil_virus_installer.exe and 7 does the job for me to ask the user for privilege escalation?

I wonder that nobody tried this before No comment
Bernd Kosmahl
"Sir, we are surrounded!" - "Great - we can attack in any direction."
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#8 Feb 09, 2012 3:04 pm
fyzzo fyzzo Offline
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Registered since: Sep 23, 2009
Posts: 263


Subject: Re: Problem Installing Original M.A.X. Disc
well, but why should the user say "yes" there? ^^
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#9 Feb 09, 2012 3:53 pm
beko beko Offline
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Registered since: Jun 04, 2004
Posts: 2,112


Subject: Re: Problem Installing Original M.A.X. Disc
Why do you ask me? The common user out there clicks happily on the "Yes" "Forward" "Just do it, damn it" buttons once they show up. Some do that even faster than Lucky Luke can draw! I've seen that myself. You're bugged with the damn popups at every corner. So it became common sense to a.) work as admin anyway or b.) click OK asap to proceed. It's even worse for WoW players. They have to agree to a whole bunch of messy EULAs after every patchday - sometimes once a week - to enter their realms Laughing

Don't believe me? Watch a normal guy working with windows and tell him to install XYZ.
Bernd Kosmahl
"Sir, we are surrounded!" - "Great - we can attack in any direction."
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