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Black & White 1 and Creature Isle => Technical Help => Topic started by: Handsome Matt on Dec 13, 2015, 12:11 pm

Title: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Dec 13, 2015, 12:11 pm
Black and White was released in 2001, it's over 15 years old. And sadly it hasn't aged well, there are a magnitude of issues just managing to install it before you hit the magnitude of issues involved in actually playing the game.

tldr; installing

1: Install Black & White base game via Setup.exe with "Run as Administrator".
2: Install Patch 1.1, Patch 1.2, Patch 1.4 (links below) all with "Run as Administrator".
3: Download and install all addons with "Run as Administrator".
4: Right Click runblack.exe, and under the Compatibility tab, check Run this program as an administrator and nothing else.
5: Copy the Audio folder from the CD to the game installation directory to fix issues with the music not playing.

Installing The Game

Before you start this guide I recommend uninstalling anything you might've tried installing beforehand; so run the uninstaller, delete the folder where you installed Black & White and remove any Windows registry keys that were left behind:

If you are on a 32 bit system, you’ll want to delete the following registry keys:

Code: [Select]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Lionhead Studios Ltd\Black & White
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Lionhead Studios Ltd\Black and White
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Lionhead Studios Ltd\Black and White Clan Patch
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Lionhead Studios Ltd\Black and White Patch
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-2309910519-2795697514-4011825439-1000\Software\Lionhead Studios Ltd\Black & White

If you are on a 64 bit system, you’ll want to delete the following registry keys:

Code: [Select]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Lionhead Studios Ltd\Black & White
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Lionhead Studios Ltd\Black and White
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Lionhead Studios Ltd\Black and White Clan Patch
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Lionhead Studios Ltd\Black and White Patch
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-2309910519-2795697514-4011825439-1000\Software\Lionhead Studios Ltd\Black & White
"Run as Administrator"). You can install the game anywhere you want. At the end of the installation, it will ask you if you want to play the game. Select no.

At this point you can install any addons you want, I recommend getting the four additional creatures; the leopard (http://www.bwfiles.com/files/file.php?id=135), the mandrill (http://www.bwfiles.com/files/file.php?id=136), the gorilla (http://www.bwfiles.com/files/file.php?id=133) and the horse (http://www.bwfiles.com/files/file.php?id=134) as well as the villager banter add-on (http://www.bwfiles.com/files/file.php?id=139). You can download the football add-on (http://www.bwfiles.com/files/file.php?id=138) now too, but you can’t install it until after you patch the game. All addons must be installed using Run as Administrator" Note that after each add-on you install you will get the Program Compatibility Assistant asking you whether or not the program installed correctly. You can select this program installed correctly for each.

(http://i.imgur.com/5qFV9uf.png)

Before you go patch crazy and install the latest one, listen; there were a total of three patches released, patch 1.1 (http://www.bwfiles.com/files/file.php?id=129), patch 1.2 (http://www.bwfiles.com/files/file.php?id=130) and patch 1.3 (http://www.bwfiles.com/files/file.php?id=131). Patch 1.3 only adds support for the P5 glove. If you happen to have one of these, then you’ll want to get patch 1.3 but if you don’t you’ll want to stick with patch 1.2.

In theory, patch 1.3 includes all the fixes and additions from both patches 1.1 and 1.2 and patch 1.2 includes the fixes from patch 1.1. this means you should be able to just install the patch for the final target version you want, but I had some problems that I think were related to the patch not quite installing correctly. There is no harm in installing each patch individually, so I strongly recommend that you do it in this order:
Now you can install the football add-on if you wish.

Without the fan patch, the game will be completely unplayable, so make sure you don't skip that step. (note to self: write about directdraw wrapper, like gog)

Next, you have to copy the audio files from the CD if you want to have music at all, open your CD folder, open your installation folder and just copy the files across.

(http://i.imgur.com/2es6cRv.png)

Configuring The Game (with Fan Patch)

I've included a very simple Setup.exe with the fan patch, simply run it select your resolution (supports all resolutions your monitor can handle) and set your graphic level and you're done, no messy registry editing.

(http://i.imgur.com/3kyplfS.png)

Configuring The Game (without Fan Patch)

If you don't want to use the fan patch you can always just run the Setup.exe found in your installation directory. Setup.exe should be run as an administrator or else it won't work.

Once open, select Maximum Detail and do not touch Custom Detail, if you touch Custom Detail everything will break Maximum Detail is the best option, custom detail is broken and will actively degrade your graphic quality.

(http://i.imgur.com/9MuL2VW.png)

Setting your resolution to anything can be done like so:
Quote
* Run <path-to-game>\Setup.exe as an administrator and adjust your settings. Set your resolution to anything else.
* Open the Registry Editor.
* Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Lionhead Studios Ltd\Black & White\BWSetup.
* Look for ScreenH and ScreenW.
* Enter your resolution for each value in decimal mode.

Playing The Game

When starting the game, first try with nothing set, if that doesn't work; try setting runblack.exe to run as administrator, this will change the save directory however so be careful. Compatibility mode is not recommended.

If you have any issues please leave a reply below and I'll do my best to help you.
Have fun playing Black and White :)

Running on Mac?

Good luck![/list][/list]
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: White123lol on Dec 22, 2015, 02:10 pm
i cant start the Fan Patch setup.exe
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Dec 23, 2015, 03:56 pm
i cant start the Fan Patch setup.exe

Oops, I've made it target .NET 2.0 now so it should be able to run on your system.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: White123lol on Dec 25, 2015, 08:41 pm
i cent still not run it :/
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Vathorst on Dec 30, 2015, 03:10 pm
Matt,

I am not sure if more people are having the same problem, but Windows 7 security patch KB3086255 makes old games like Black & White and the Sims unable to run.
Please look into this issue and see if has any effect on your installation guide.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Dec 30, 2015, 07:18 pm
Matt,

I am not sure if more people are having the same problem, but Windows 7 security patch KB3086255 makes old games like Black & White and the Sims unable to run.
Please look into this issue and see if has any effect on your installation guide.

I believe this Windows Update removes Safedisc drivers, my fan patch mentioned in the OP removes Safedisc protection from the exe and makes it run fine. :)
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: sqsa on Jan 15, 2016, 11:12 am
I have the fan patch installed, but football addon don't work. :help
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: uncleremus on Jan 15, 2016, 11:16 pm
sorry for this, not sure if i should make a new thread or just post here, but i thought you might be able to help.. i've been trying to get B&W to work for quite a while now, uninstalling and reinstalling various times using the old cowgod.net guide but it stopped working, so i was excited to see this new guide. but last time i uninstalled it i goofed up and just deleted all the files out of frustration lol, i know.. dumb mistake   :rolleyes but now i get this error
 
(http://i.imgur.com/jVI9waL.png)when i try to uninstall it properly.. what do i do  :laugh2
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Jan 16, 2016, 01:35 pm
sorry for this, not sure if i should make a new thread or just post here, but i thought you might be able to help.. i've been trying to get B&W to work for quite a while now, uninstalling and reinstalling various times using the old cowgod.net guide but it stopped working, so i was excited to see this new guide. but last time i uninstalled it i goofed up and just deleted all the files out of frustration lol, i know.. dumb mistake   :rolleyes but now i get this error
 
(http://i.imgur.com/jVI9waL.png)when i try to uninstall it properly.. what do i do  :laugh2

To uninstall just run the uninstaller, if that works or doesn't you can then delete the game folder files and then delete the registry keys in the opening post.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Jan 16, 2016, 01:35 pm
I have the fan patch installed, but football addon don't work. :help

Not sure why that's happening sorry, will have to look into it when I have some free time.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: uncleremus on Jan 17, 2016, 11:06 pm
thank you so much. i had been trying to use the uninstaller from my cd but it was giving me that error and i used the uninstaller from an old pirated version i bought and it worked just fine. then i used this guide and im so happy i can play again  :fixed :angel
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: CosmoClock21 on Feb 23, 2016, 10:33 pm
This guide is absolutely perfect for the most part. I've gotten the game up and running but I'm still running into two issues. The first of which is the football addon still isn't working (even in Creature Isle!), but I suppose there's no way around that so long as I'm using windows 7 (all other addons work, however). Is there any way around this or is it just one of those things that can't be helped?

The more major issue I'm having is crashing and subsequent corruption of my save files. A few times during my playthrough I would get the "lh.exe has stopped working" out of nowhere and lose quite a bit of progress. Thankfully, the damage wasn't too bad due to autosave. Things came to an unfortunate end at the end of land 2, which upon clicking the golden reward scrolls that leads to land 3 via the vortex, the game would autosave, then proceed to crash. When I loaded it back up, I was several hours behind, despite the game autosaving many, many times before that (I think it brought me back to when Khazar was still alive). I tried loading every file I could find in the save room, including both the manual and auto ones, but they would all bring me back to a very old save.

This is rather frustrating to say the least. :sorry
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Feb 25, 2016, 03:32 am
I know how to fix the addons, I'll do that when I get some time. As for the auto save, ehh no idea why it isn't working as intended will need more investigation. Any other bugs you can find I'll try and fix them all when I get some free time soon.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Feb 25, 2016, 10:25 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/BP5vIom.jpg)

cool that was easy, I'll package & publish the patch later tonight.

edit: alright it's up, just redownload the fan patch and replace runblack.exe
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: CosmoClock21 on Feb 26, 2016, 11:21 pm
Looks like the new patch messed with something. Not only is the game not going full screen (the screen is windowed yet goes far into the right side of the screen) and showing version 1.00, but it appears to keep the lh process running even when you exit out of the program.
I'll try to get some screenshots up later. I'm sure it's something minor. Thank you for your effort in the first place, though.

EDIT: Same thing is happening, even with the installer. Looks like it's not only forcing it into windowed mode (even if you don't tick the windowed box), but also setting the resolution very low. I've actually managed to upload a pic this time with my ever-amazing MS paint printscreen skills.

Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Feb 27, 2016, 01:13 am
Oh I might of uploaded the wrong exe, sorry about that I'll make sure when I get home.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Feb 27, 2016, 06:09 pm
Uploaded, check the main post - it's now an installer figured it'd be much easier to distribute it like this. Fixed the forced window mode, some graphical bugs, some widescreen bugs.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: asdsgksgjhdlk on Mar 01, 2016, 01:45 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/BP5vIom.jpg)

cool that was easy, I'll package & publish the patch later tonight.

edit: alright it's up, just redownload the fan patch and replace runblack.exe

Your b&w looks amazing on that screenshot. I installed patch 1.3 and 1.4 but my textures are blurred all the time and they don't look that sharp as yours, I changed all the settings back in 1.2 and 1.3 but render distance is still too low, it worked better or perfectly before formatting about 2 years ago (same pc and windows 7). I don't know what to do :rolleyes

(http://s7.postimg.org/52o4gpxmj/image.png) (http://postimg.org/image/pmsyf7ddj/full/)


ok, now my game looks like this
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Mar 01, 2016, 04:23 pm
Try the latest 1.4 and make sure you run the configuration tool included, just set it to max details and save. That's all my game is, no compatibility options, no nothing.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: asdsgksgjhdlk on Mar 03, 2016, 01:35 pm
Try the latest 1.4 and make sure you run the configuration tool included, just set it to max details and save. That's all my game is, no compatibility options, no nothing.

well, so I guess I can't do nothing more, but I thought it looked better.. is there any bwbackup software that will work with your patch ?
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Mar 03, 2016, 06:42 pm
well, so I guess I can't do nothing more, but I thought it looked better.. is there any bwbackup software that will work with your patch ?

normal bwbackup software should work just fine? what issues are you having?
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: asdsgksgjhdlk on Mar 03, 2016, 07:33 pm
normal bwbackup software should work just fine? what issues are you having?

I played this game about 2 years ago and I decided to clean my HDD, I thought that "copy,paste" will keep my save data from BW,but I was horribly WRONG.. I installed BW yesterday and I was struggling with those folders, after some time, I've read on forums about save data from this game. I only copied my "Profile" folder, you know the rest. The game was crashing on save, my creature forgot all spells and stuff so I have to start all over again... But there is 1.2 and your 1.4 patch. I don't know which should I use for future backups and multiplayer game.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: gamerjohn1991 on Mar 04, 2016, 12:46 pm
I've noticed a problem as of recently: Whenever I play the game, even with all the patches, Creatures, and new stuff, the game won't show up when I click runblack.exe.  :help
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Maxun4o on Mar 04, 2016, 06:53 pm
i cant start the Fan Patch setup.exe

I have the same problem. Before 2 or 3 weeks i had installed the fan patch and played a lot. I uninstalled the game and now me and a friend of mine want to play multiplayer. We instaled 1.1, 1.2  and he installed the fan patch. When i click on the application i notice that in the task manager processes i have 3 instances of the BWFanPatchInstaller.exe. Nothing loads up....  :help

BTW in gog you can vote so for black and white. If it gets enough votes they will add it in gog and we will be able buy the game and have support for it.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Mortise on Mar 10, 2016, 06:26 pm
Hi there, my problem is with the installation of the patches. I have the game installed in C:\Games\Black & White and when I try to apply the patches I get the following messages; "Neither command line parameter specified is an existing directory" and "You do not have the correct version of Black & White installed to use ". Only thing I've done after the install is add the creature unlocks and Village Banter. Have also tried running patches as admin. and no joy...Any and all help is more than welcome.

And figured out my mistake. Got it patched an running, fingers crossed all continues to go well. Matt, you're a legend for this fixes/patches. :)
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Bumble24 on Mar 11, 2016, 10:23 pm
Hello,

I've followed the installation guide and when I try and start the game I get an error message saying the following: "The program can't start because IFC22.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem".

Is there a quick fix that I can use that doesn't involve me reinstalling it?

EDIT - Nevermind, I've managed to fix it :)
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Mortise on Mar 20, 2016, 04:47 pm
Another question ( sorry...) ; Does anyone know if CI will also run with this setup or is it a WiP ?
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: KiarasBiggestFan on Mar 22, 2016, 10:07 pm
Thank you for this post! This is my favorite game of all time and I was worried I'd never get it to work on Windows 10.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Sparkle_Stache on Mar 28, 2016, 02:28 am
Having issues on sizing as well, how do I make the size fit my screen?
Also
I THINK I'm running as admin but not sure can anyone give more example on how to specifically use  runblack.exe when starting the game?
please and thank you!!!!!
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Kirays on Mar 30, 2016, 11:03 am
Having issues on sizing as well, how do I make the size fit my screen?
Also
I THINK I'm running as admin but not sure can anyone give more example on how to specifically use  runblack.exe when starting the game?
please and thank you!!!!!

The original post says you should run it in admin mode. Compability mode is not recommended.
I can confirm that, works completely fine with these settings.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Padster on Apr 11, 2016, 08:16 pm
thanks for your work, i'm really happy to play this game again. but i have some kind of bug, some buildings look glitched and are hanging in the air/ground.

(http://i.imgur.com/1FTpznf.jpg)

i hope this screenshot helps. it's in land 3.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: White123lol on Apr 23, 2016, 01:01 pm
how to build the football building
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Padster on Apr 23, 2016, 02:32 pm
8 scaffolds
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Y.T. on May 16, 2016, 10:38 pm
Hi, I'm just trying to run the game under windows 10 - at first it worked (version 1.1), but then on isle 3 I suddenly ran into these save game problems, so I tried installing the game again.
I installed patch 1.2 and now the game doesn't start at all.

I followed the installation instructions from this thread, but I couldn't install the fan patch because the download doesn't work. It just stops after 1 second or something.
Am I the only one with that problem?

Edit: Ok, seems like my virus scanner made the download fail. Maybe I should try something else then.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Kirays on May 17, 2016, 08:15 pm
Yeah. You need to have patch 1.3 installed for it to run properly.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Y.T. on May 17, 2016, 09:35 pm
Um, but the description says that patch is only needed if you have a p5 glove.

I've installed the game again for now and with patch 1.100 (and modified exe), it starts.
Did you have the same problems or do you mean the fan patch? Someone here wrote that the game needs that to run properly after patching. But since I can't get this...
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Gremxula on May 18, 2016, 06:44 am
Yes the 1.3 patch is for glove users only although B&W can mostly run without the glove.
From memory...
1.1 game fixes
1.2 "clan patch" is mainly for MP but seems to be 99.9% OK for SP.

On a previous PC I installed B&W to an old flash drive  that I kept plugged into a spare USB port and it worker fine. The main thing to remember is to  install B&W almost anywhere but the default settings, as since the game came out Windows has changed.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on May 19, 2016, 05:18 pm
Default B&W install with my patch on top should be all that's required to run the game as flawlessly as possible with no compatibility issues.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Y.T. on May 19, 2016, 09:51 pm
I wanted to try your patch, Handsome Matt, but I really can't get it to my pc. I've tried downloading from another machine where it was no problem and transfering via dropbox, but my virus scanner kills it while downloading (with different browsers and from different servers) - unlike e.g. a modified .exe I got elsewhere. It doesn't even show a message why it stopped the download.

I don't want to bug you about that, I respect your work, but for now I guess I'm stuck with version 1.00. But I wanted to leave that feedback / problem with the virus scanner here (it's avast), maybe this can help other players who also can't download your patch because of that. And who maybe are willing to deactivate their scanner for this.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: BrodieSWR on Jul 14, 2016, 12:20 am
Default B&W install with my patch on top should be all that's required to run the game as flawlessly as possible with no compatibility issues.

Handsome Matt,

Do you mean that I should be able to install patch 1.4 without first installing the 1.1 and 1.2 patches? Just install game, apply addons, then install the fan patch directly?

Also, is it normal for the Level of Detail (LoD) to be so poor? I have it set to Maximum Detail using your setup, and when I get more than a few feet from the villagers, they instantly change to the worst possible model. Is this normal? Is there anyway to modify this?

I have to be zoomed in almost completely to see the details of the villagers. When zooming out even a tiny amount, they transform into horrible little triangles with no detail.

Here's an image to show it:

(http://i.imgur.com/mYKmT72.jpg)
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: TheVaesen on Aug 07, 2016, 01:30 am
I've got absolutely no music in my game. Everything else is perfect, the audio file hasn't gone anywhere. And ideas?
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Mortise on Aug 07, 2016, 02:28 am
Copy the Audio folder from the install disc over the install dir.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Gremxula on Aug 08, 2016, 03:09 pm
About details in the game all the game DATA is less than 240 meg. The level of detail was good enough for an average PC in 2001.
Just to put it into perspective a modern game DATA can have 24 GB or more.
That's 240 v 24,000 or B&W1 has only 1% of the graphics detail of a modern game.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Morion on Aug 08, 2016, 11:28 pm
Thanks for the awesome work, Handsome Matt! I played the original game on Windows 10, not without problems, but at least I still can do it after 15 years!

By any chance, would you make the same patch for the Creature Isle addon? I can run it, but it looks awful because of the low-resolution textures problem.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: rossides on Aug 18, 2016, 08:35 am
The Patch Works Great Matt!!!! It looks like you have put a lot of hard work into this.......although i am running this game on a windows 10 machine and with your patch installed and your instructions followed down to the finest detail......i still need to run it in compatibility mode and i am noticing that creatue tooltips are not showing up and the in game options seem to not work very much any ideas???
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: karlreinert on Aug 28, 2016, 01:18 pm
Trying to install this on my PC, and everythig works fine... THen copying the entire folder to my girlfriends machine, and her brothers... Her brother cn run it fine, but hers not... just turns out to a big black screen of nothingness...

I then tried to instll it the normal way. but nothing...

any ideas?
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: negb on Sep 20, 2016, 11:58 pm
I know this thread is old but hoping to get some help...first off, thank you so much! I actually wreaked my original copy of B&W trying to get it to work. I luckily had back ups. The thing I needed the whole time was that fan patch. You're my savior!
Now the issue is although B&W works fine, Creature Isle won't start up at all. Any suggestions?

EDIT: Nevermind, figured it out from the other thread...really glad I found this place
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: stax on Oct 06, 2016, 11:06 am
I am stuck at land 2, just three more lands of Lethys but I can not save anymore, Runtime Error C++ keep apprearing any time I save in any kind... I am using Windows 10 64-bit, GTX 750 and have tried everything I could find on the Internet but no work... I have lost my creature stats due to the effort to reinstall and I just kept the copy of Profile folder. I am desperated now, ahihi, huhu.

Edited: my mistake, I use hack so it was corrupted. I'm beating the game now.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Cured_Madness on Oct 16, 2016, 03:37 pm
So I have the Deluxe version of the game so I don't need to patch ( it comes with both patches) but the problems is that when I start the game it seems to crash when its loading in. It says lh has stopped working. I'm not sure what I did wrong but nothing seems to be working.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Oct 17, 2016, 10:27 am
So I have the Deluxe version of the game so I don't need to patch ( it comes with both patches) but the problems is that when I start the game it seems to crash when its loading in. It says lh has stopped working. I'm not sure what I did wrong but nothing seems to be working.

download the fan patch in the op
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Cured_Madness on Oct 17, 2016, 03:05 pm
download the fan patch in the op

I have. I think I'll Uninstall and try again.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Cured_Madness on Oct 19, 2016, 02:16 am
Fixed it. Stupid mistake on my part
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 10
Post by: [email protected] on Oct 20, 2016, 10:32 pm


Other troubles?

If you're still having issues there's always this patch from an unknown source (http://bawsite.com/ourfiles.html) I have no experience with it and I don't exactly like the guy hosting it, but if it works for you go for it.

Running on Mac?

Good luck!

I have installed all the patches as shown above for B&W1 on Win10.
The game started OK but wouldn't save. As soon as I left the temple, and return, all the save pictures are blank again.

remedy:
1. play as administrator (mark the tag in the shortcut properties button)
2. If that doesn't solve the problem, navigate to the B&W installation folder in your programs folder.
right-click on the B&W folder.
Click properties.
Click the security tab.
Highlight each listed user and make sure they have full control of the folder.
If that is not the case, click the advanced button and change the permissions to allow full control.
That resolved the problem for me and I can finally play this game again.

Thank you for the fan patch.

BTW: how do I change user name that it isn't my email? Tx
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Shadowbounty on Nov 08, 2016, 02:34 am
Everything working fine for me on Windows 10, my only problem is that it seems the LOD is not updating, cliffs are staying on the lowest LOD even when close up, they are not smooth. Maximum detail is set.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: jennili7 on Nov 19, 2016, 02:30 pm
Hello! I was able to use your guide to get B&W working on my laptop and until yesterday the game has been working almost perfectly. After doing a lot of prep (food, wood and miracles) I'm ready to move to the next world and the portal isn't there... They say "throw something in" and not only is there no portal visually but you also can't put anything through it... So at this point I can't move further in the game. Any ideas?

~Jenny
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Mr.Coal on Dec 02, 2016, 10:49 pm
I have a question,
how/where can I delete the registery keys?
I have no clue...
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Padster on Dec 02, 2016, 11:30 pm
windows key + r

then type in regedit

then you can follow the steps
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Threat on Dec 04, 2016, 06:46 am
I'm assuming this tutorial does not require the CD to play the game since you copy the music files directly over? Or do I need a no-cd patch as well?
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Padster on Dec 04, 2016, 09:44 am
if it doesn't work after the 1.2/1.3 patch, you need the no cd patch. if no music plays ingame, you can copy over the audio directory from your cd in your b&w directory.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Dec 04, 2016, 05:05 pm
I'm assuming this tutorial does not require the CD to play the game since you copy the music files directly over? Or do I need a no-cd patch as well?

The fan patch is also a no cd patch since the ability to verify the game installation via CD broke in Windows 8 making a no cd patch a requirement to run the game. You need to copy the audio folder over if you do not play the game with the CD inserted.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Threat on Dec 05, 2016, 12:54 am
Ok, I'll give it a go and let you know. I have the CD and use Windows 7. Just been creating an HD full of all my old classic games. Got most of the DOS ones to work (Doom, Tom Radier, etc.), now working on all the Windows 9x ones like Tomb Raider II-III and this one. Just prefer not to need to pop in the CD for each game and have found workarounds on each one thus far. I'm sure mounting the files or creating an ISO would work, but the patches or updates have made some pretty easy. Thank you. Will report back later...
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Threat on Dec 06, 2016, 04:14 pm
Been working great so far. Thank you for this :D
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Gebre on Dec 09, 2016, 02:17 am
When I try to run the fan patch or the setup.exe that came with the game, I get prompted to install the .NET Framework 3.5. It never seems to work though, I've been trying to find a way to install that windows feature for days.

Is there some workaround that renders the .NET Framework 3.5 unnecessary?
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Dec 09, 2016, 09:55 am
When I try to run the fan patch or the setup.exe that came with the game, I get prompted to install the .NET Framework 3.5. It never seems to work though, I've been trying to find a way to install that windows feature for days.

Is there some workaround that renders the .NET Framework 3.5 unnecessary?

.NET is generally just included with your operating system these days, can you tell me more about your operating system?
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: p90life on Dec 13, 2016, 07:59 pm
Hi,
I just wanted to say thanks because the fan patch has fixed an issue I've had with the game - the mouse cursor would "flicker" and its position would pop back and forth between its true position and somewhere around the bottom right corner.
The issue may have been related to D3DWindower being used to run the game. It's really annoying to run lower resolution games in full screen with a multi-monitor setup so I kind of had to, but thanks to the patch, not anymore!

Speaking of which, I've noticed that the game crashes upon launch if I set the resolution higher than 2049 pixels on either axis (I used regedit to figure out the exact limit), could this be a hard limit of the game with frame buffer sizes or texture sizes? (2048 used to be the limit for texture resolutions long ago, though it's weird that 2049 still works)
This issue applies to fullscreen mode aswell.

Widescreen resolutions above full HD (or even 1080p ultrawide) might be affected unless the issue is specific to my PC somehow.
I can play on a secondary 1080p screen for now so it's not unplayable but as you might imagine I'd love to take advantage of my 4k screen :)

EDIT: The game itself doesnt give much of an error, it's the windows crash popup that appears. However in hopes of being helpful here's what it contains
Quote
  Application name:   runblack.exe
  Application version:   1.0.0.1
  Application timestamp:   3d0ecf82
  Exception code:   c0000005
  Exception offset:   00419f11
  Operating System version:   6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
  Additional information 1:   6373
  Additional information 2:   6373d858c6e9abe3c415737a46e83629
  Additional information 3:   4590
  Additional information 4:   45901af7c0ccc24e07651d7082ca68f7
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Dec 14, 2016, 09:41 pm
Hi, that error is caused by an integer overflow, I think this is caused by the representation of the number of pixels exceeding the data type of a short (16 bits) - No real way to solve it other then rewriting a lot of graphics rendering code - or by running in just 1080p
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Paltika on Dec 22, 2016, 11:31 pm
Hej

have fuond and installe the game and with all the pachs. but it cant get pass the frist loading sceen.
i run it on windows 10 and it dont say what the problem is when it force me to close it
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: mindfire on Dec 23, 2016, 06:31 pm
I am having the same problem.  I get the message "lh has stopped working" as it tries to load into the game after the intro video.  I followed the instructions of installing from the ISO then updating via the fan patch from this page.  I am running Runblack.exe as an administrator.  Any other ideas?
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Red Communist on Dec 29, 2016, 04:41 am
None of the creature addons for the base game are working.

I've tried installing them before installing any patches.

Then I tried installing them over patch 2 before the fan patch.

Then I tried installing them with just a cracked version 1.2 to see if they'd work, they won't even show up on V1.2.

Every time I click the creature hut he just says he doesn't have any special creatures.

I'm at a loss, I'm on Windows 10 and tried using the BaW Patch but it didn't work either. Can anyone help? Does anyone maybe just have the raw files I could just drag and drop instead of using the BROKEN installers?
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Red Communist on Dec 29, 2016, 04:48 am
Another issue I'm having is saving custom keybindings or God symbols.

I can change my God Symbol into say a heart or smiley face but if I go back to the options menu it resets to the eclipse, and seems to randomly reset to eclipse sometimes.

And my custom keybindings won't save at all. I normally change the default Previous Leash and Next Leash commands to be more accessible but can't for some reason. Anyone have a clue of what to do about this?
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Dec 29, 2016, 02:36 pm
None of the creature addons for the base game are working.

I've tried installing them before installing any patches.

Then I tried installing them over patch 2 before the fan patch.

Then I tried installing them with just a cracked version 1.2 to see if they'd work, they won't even show up on V1.2.

Every time I click the creature hut he just says he doesn't have any special creatures.

I'm at a loss, I'm on Windows 10 and tried using the BaW Patch but it didn't work either. Can anyone help? Does anyone maybe just have the raw files I could just drag and drop instead of using the BROKEN installers?

The game stores the special creatures as a registry key basically unlocking them in the base game. The registry key can be found in this path:

Code: [Select]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER/SOFTWARE/Lionhead Studios Ltd/Black & White/BWSetup/BWFeatureKey
You can adjust this value manually by double clicking it and setting the following values (these are with all creatures unlocked):

Code: [Select]
E3 71 F5 8C A6 58 00 5E
47 0C 51 92 43 70 C2 8B

I'll throw the registry edits into the installer later on as an option.

Another issue I'm having is saving custom keybindings or God symbols.

I can change my God Symbol into say a heart or smiley face but if I go back to the options menu it resets to the eclipse, and seems to randomly reset to eclipse sometimes.

And my custom keybindings won't save at all. I normally change the default Previous Leash and Next Leash commands to be more accessible but can't for some reason. Anyone have a clue of what to do about this?

Key bindings are also stored in the Windows Registry - your PC seems to be struggling to write to it for some reason, have you tried running the game as an administrator?
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Red Communist on Dec 29, 2016, 03:06 pm
I always run the game as admin, and with XP Service Pack 2 or 3 compatibility mode.

Not sure why it won't save to registry.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Red Communist on Dec 29, 2016, 03:19 pm
Here's my Black and White registry, it doesn't even appear to have the entry you suggested.
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/161229/87wqwam3.jpg)
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Red Communist on Dec 29, 2016, 03:35 pm
Here's my Black and White registry, it doesn't even appear to have the entry you suggested.
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/161229/87wqwam3.jpg)

DERP! I just realized I didn't click to extend the Black & White directory  :no

However, I was still missing the BWFeatureKey entry. I didn't know how to get it so I reinstalled the whole game as administrator, then installed up to patch 3 and downloaded the needed DLL file for that, then installed the BawPatch, and finally THAT gave me the registry entry.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Razid on Dec 29, 2016, 05:55 pm
Hey Matt,

I downloaded the game, since I lost my CD from 2001. But it seems there's an issue with the download?

I've tried to install the patches in the order you suggested, but when installing 1.1 I get the message: "Old file not found. However, a file of the same name was found. No update done since file content do not match."

I get the same message from patch 1.2's installation. Skipping 1.3 for obvious reasons. I'm then forced to go directly to fan patch 1.4, which seems to install just fine.

Besides that, I followed your guide to a T - But my game keeps crashing just a few seconds after going on the very first loading screen: "IH has stopped working.".

I've tried uninstall the game, as per your instructions (Except for the fact that I can't find any registry keys under windows. Not even a single folder called Lionhead), and then reinstalled it.
I feel like I've tried everything: High or low resolution, minimum or maximum graphics, windowed or fullscreen, with or without sound - Nothing seems to work.
Running Runblack.exe as Administrator doesn't fix it, either. I even tried running it in Compatibility Mode, and that surprisingly didn't do anything either. I'm running fast out of ideas.

Thanks in advance!


Regards

Razid

Edit: It seems I've fixed it - A complete fresh download seemed to do the trick. Now to actually enter the game and see how it runs  :yourock:

2nd Edit: The game works perfectly as long as I don't go windowed mode. If I do, I can't quite see the bottom and I get windows error sounds whenever I press MMB or Alt+1 or 2  :happytears:

Thanks a lot for the guide! You're amazing! <3
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Red Communist on Dec 29, 2016, 07:39 pm
I lost all my save progress in the process, but I finally managed to fix all of the problems I've been having by completing the following steps.
No Windows Compatibility Mode used at any part of the process, other than Run as Administrator. XP service pack compatibility can cause problems apparently.

1: Install Black & White base game via Setup.exe with "Run as Administrator" to a custom location on the Desktop.
(Warning: If you change the install directory, the installer doesn't create a folder by default, so you should create a new folder just for this game)

2: Install Patch 1, Patch 2, then Patch 3.

3: Download the p5dll.zip and extract p5dll.dll to the install directory.

4: Download and install all addons with "Run as Administrator".

5: Download BaW_Patch_2.exe and extract it to the install directory. Run it as Administrator and type fix for all commands.

6: Install the Fanpatch 1.4 (or higher if a new one's out when you read this) with Run as Administrator option.

7: Right Click runblack.exe, and under the Compatibility tab, check Run this program as an administrator and nothing else.

8: If you make a shortcut and it crashes or doesn't launch properly despite pointing to runblack.exe in administrator mode, try right clicking the shortcut, then under the Shortcut tab click Advanced, and check Run as Administrator.

And that should do it, it took me all of those ridiculous steps to restore basic functionality that I had when the game was new, but it looks great and runs great with the fan patch and it was worth the hassle.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Dec 29, 2016, 09:14 pm
I lost all my save progress in the process, but I finally managed to fix all of the problems I've been having by completing the following steps.
No Windows Compatibility Mode used at any part of the process, other than Run as Administrator. XP service pack compatibility can cause problems apparently.

1: Install Black & White base game via Setup.exe with "Run as Administrator" to a custom location on the Desktop.
(Warning: If you change the install directory, the installer doesn't create a folder by default, so you should create a new folder just for this game)

2: Install Patch 1, Patch 2, then Patch 3.

3: Download the p5dll.zip and extract p5dll.dll to the install directory.

4: Download and install all addons with "Run as Administrator".

5: Download BaW_Patch_2.exe and extract it to the install directory. Run it as Administrator and type fix for all commands.

6: Install the Fanpatch 1.4 (or higher if a new one's out when you read this) with Run as Administrator option.

7: Right Click runblack.exe, and under the Compatibility tab, check Run this program as an administrator and nothing else.

8: If you make a shortcut and it crashes or doesn't launch properly despite pointing to runblack.exe in administrator mode, try right clicking the shortcut, then under the Shortcut tab click Advanced, and check Run as Administrator.

And that should do it, it took me all of those ridiculous steps to restore basic functionality that I had when the game was new, but it looks great and runs great with the fan patch and it was worth the hassle.

I updated the opening post with amendments to running stuff as admin. As for a lot of what you said, you shouldn't touch 1.3 or p5dll.dll at all, it was a patch meant to enable compatibility with a specific peripheral device. And 1.4 includes the same and more patches than BaW_Patch_2.exe does, using them together can cause issues.

In the end you can cut it down to simply:

1: Install Black & White base game via Setup.exe with "Run as Administrator".

2: Install Patch 1.1, Patch 1.2, Patch 1.4 all with "Run as Administrator".

3: Download and install all addons with "Run as Administrator".

4: Right Click runblack.exe, and under the Compatibility tab, check Run this program as an administrator and nothing else.

5: Copy the Audio folder from the CD to the game installation directory to fix issues with the music not playing.

Misc: If you make a shortcut and it crashes or doesn't launch properly despite pointing to runblack.exe in administrator mode, try right clicking the shortcut, then under the Shortcut tab click Advanced, and check Run as Administrator.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Red Communist on Dec 30, 2016, 04:18 pm
Needing to install the base game and all of the addons as an administrator is what threw me, I've never had to do that with any game before.

For a game that came out in 2001 B&W holds up surprisingly well today. Good to know I don't need BawPatch I was planning to install this on another system.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Dec 30, 2016, 04:20 pm
Yeah installing as an administrator became a requirement since Windows Vista. But the installers weren't flagged to do so, unlike modern installers. That's why most things fish up I think :(

Good to hear it's all working for you now though :D
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Godfrey123 on Jan 01, 2017, 07:18 am
Can someone private message me on this stuff.  I bought the CD after not playing in for a decade or so and have a Windows 10 laptop.  I've never done any of this iso stuff or cracking and I have followed these idiot guides to a T and still don't understand how to get this stuff to work.  I don't want to clog up  the thread, so I need someone to just hold my hand through this stuff.

Thank you,
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Jan 01, 2017, 12:13 pm
Can someone private message me on this stuff.  I bought the CD after not playing in for a decade or so and have a Windows 10 laptop.  I've never done any of this iso stuff or cracking and I have followed these idiot guides to a T and still don't understand how to get this stuff to work.  I don't want to clog up  the thread, so I need someone to just hold my hand through this stuff.

Thank you,

Put the CD in. Right click the Setup.exe on the CD and run as admin. Install the patches as admin. Run the game as admin. Done.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: rupez on Jan 02, 2017, 11:21 am
Yeah another great guide - ive since completed bw2 and botg and played a lot of custom maps and ordered a bw1 copy its arrived, been installed using this guide and now played :)   cheers .
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Ades on Feb 01, 2017, 04:22 am
Hi, I am encountering quite a problem.

After installing the game like this, everything works perfectly, absolutely no performance issue, however the middle click on the mouse simply refuses to work when the game is ran as an administrator and I have no idea why that is. If I don't run the game as an administrator, the middle click works perfectly, but as soon as I run it as an administrator, it stops working.

This is rather infuriating since I have always played this game with the middle click for a faster and more efficient camera control so I definitely don't want to let go of it, but if I don't run the game as an administrator the game does not save properly.

I am using a Logitech Zone Touch Mouse T400, I have the latest driver and I did enable the middle click in Set Point. I am on Windows 10 64 bit.

EDIT: I have managed to fix it. After some research, I found out that "Customized button assignments do not work in Windows Safe Mode or when you open a program using the Run as administrator command." ( https://www.microsoft.com/accessories/en-ca/support/troubleshooting/mouse/using-mouse-buttons (https://www.microsoft.com/accessories/en-ca/support/troubleshooting/mouse/using-mouse-buttons) ). Upon further investigation, I also found out that "To enable [customized] mouse [buttons] (which is needed for the middle click on the T400 to actually act as a middle click), open the application without administrator credentials (as I stated in my original post), or log on to Windows as an administrator." ( https://www.microsoft.com/accessories/en-ca/support/how-to/mouse/reassign-buttons (https://www.microsoft.com/accessories/en-ca/support/how-to/mouse/reassign-buttons) ). Since I am already the administrator of this PC, I thought it should already work, but then it struck me that just about every program on windows 10 requires to be ran as administrator manually in order to work correctly, and so I thought "let's try restoring the t400 button mapping to default, then running Set Point (Logitech's driver assistant/button mapper) as an administrator and THEN change the middle click to be a middle click!"

And it worked. Basically, the problem was that my t400's button mapping was not a part of the administrator settings since I never ran Set Point as an administrator. Therefore, the game would not recognize its settings when ran as an administrator since doing so only enables the administrator settings. Running Set Point as an administrator to enable the middle click made it a part of those settings which the game can now run with when ran as an administrator.

If it ever happens to you, now you know what to do! Except it will not be Set Point if you don't have a Logitech mouse, but the solution is the same. Hope this helps!

EDIT 2: When the computer restarts, Set Point automattically opens, but not as administrator. Therefore, I have to exit set point and run it again as administrator everytime I restart the computer, otherwise the middle click will not work in B&W when ran as administrator.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: SlimLacy on Feb 20, 2017, 03:26 am
Not to revive a dead topic or anything.
I had the "lh has stopped working" - and like an idiot I assumed I was at fault, because lets face it, good chances.
I reinstalled nearly 10 times, I CAN NOT MAKE THE fishing THING WORK, in fullscreen, BUT I changed to windowed and have a program to make it go fullscreen windowed (which I prefer because dual monitors) and it works fine. I have no clue what the difference is from fullscreen to windowed, but I could not make it work with fullscreen.
Just to anyone if they too are banging their head into their keyboard for 1 hour + over this.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: nietzsche666 on Feb 22, 2017, 07:16 am
Another possible fix for some from my own experiences:

I had problems with "Lh has stopped working" error, too, letting the game crash after the first intro video.

The problem was I tried to install everything into a hd not in the "c" root directory, it was "d" in my case.

The game installed just fine, but when trying to install the first two official patches, I got following error: "Neither command line specified is an existing directory" and something like "not the correct version of B&W installed".

So I kept with just installing the fan patch, which didn't work and let the game crash as described before.

When I changed to c directory, the first two patches installed just fine, and everything worked out splendidly.
With "c" as root, B&W ran equally nice on both a WIN7 64 and a WIN10 64 system!

Cheers!
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Emperoreddy on Apr 01, 2017, 09:12 am
Followed the instructions. Game plays the intro, and crashes at the first loading screen with a "lh stopped working" every time. Did multiple clean uninstalls and nothing has changed.

Trying to run it on Windows 7 64. Tried in both windowed and fullscreen with same results. I'm completely stumped. Installing by running setup from an ISO and following all steps. Used admin for each installation.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Apr 01, 2017, 10:34 am
Followed the instructions. Game plays the intro, and crashes at the first loading screen with a "lh stopped working" every time. Did multiple clean uninstalls and nothing has changed.

Trying to run it on Windows 7 64. Tried in both windowed and fullscreen with same results. I'm completely stumped. Installing by running setup from an ISO and following all steps. Used admin for each installation.

Did you install the fan patch, are you running with any compatibility settings, admin mode, what are your system specs, don't try and put a nocd crack over the fan patch also, it includes one.

Any other info you can give me about the crash (debug info) would greatly help.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Byeohazard on Apr 18, 2017, 07:52 pm
Does this fan patch work if I install my Creature Isle expansion? Thanks in advance...I may give this a try!
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Yocoyoco on May 21, 2017, 12:41 pm
Hope someone can help me.

I'm installing BW1 on windows 10 x64 using the guide on this post and the game works perfectly except for a scalation problem. When i run the game, it looks like this.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/cev0ukqt19ilyxj/BW.jpg?dl=0

I'm using a tv 32" as a monitor, so i think this might be a problem. Using borderless gamming or other external solutions don't fix that, and the setup (1.4 patch) seems to change the registers perfectly.

Thx for the help :P.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on May 21, 2017, 08:41 pm
I think DPI scaling in Windows messes up the resolution. You could try running it in windowed mode perhaps. Or alternatively change the scaling of your Windows to 100% you can do that from the display settings menu:

(http://i.imgur.com/suaqeJX.png)
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Yocoyoco on May 22, 2017, 02:39 pm
yes, was the ui scalation. thx a ton.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on May 23, 2017, 12:20 am
No problem, any other issues feel free to ask :)
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Shane on May 24, 2017, 10:33 pm
Hi.

I recently switched to Windows 10 and manually changed the resolution to match my laptop resolution (1366 x 768)
However now during cinematics, the black bars that appear on the top and bottom are missing.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/g7ESo8ATCPd9Wf3r40oXpqBn8g-CZmqV2WH4OJpOzI-Q57dr8B8R-QX8JrdFdNWQ-0KmfzhuphI_MCg=w1366-h613-rw

This wasn't an issue on Windows 8.
Any idea?

Thanks
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Heshaya on May 26, 2017, 06:55 pm
Hello,

firstly thanks for the nice help with the installtion of Black and White. Sadly I encountered some problems. I got an original CD here and a (kind of) fresh win 10. I installed Black and White without any problems but then I tried the patches. Even the 1.1 didn't want to install so I decided I'll just skip the patches and go with your fanpatch (Errormessage was something with no rights to write or something). After setting my resolution I started the game without setting anything. While trying to load: lh has stopped working. Started with Admin : lh has stopped working. Any Ideas ? Maybe I'm missing some files ? Are the patches 100% needed and this is the problem ?

Would be nice if you could help.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on May 27, 2017, 01:39 am
You need to install the game as an admin, and then install the fan patches as admin. You then either run the game under normal mode or admin mode, switching between the two will clear your save game.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: gero35 on May 27, 2017, 06:13 am
Hi Matt,

My partner and I are trying to get B&W to run on our own machines, a Windows 7 ASUS Laptop and a Windows 10 Desktop, respectively. The game worked on my desktop fine without the fan patch, but crashes on the first loading screen with it. Conversely, my partner's game stopped responding without the fan patch, and the same crash occurs with the fan patch installed. The message says 'lh.exe has stopped responding'. Here's the event viewer log, for reference:

Code: [Select]
Faulting application name: runblack.exe, version: 1.0.0.1, time stamp: 0x3d0ecf82
Faulting module name: runblack.exe, version: 1.0.0.1, time stamp: 0x3d0ecf82
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0016e1fe
Faulting process id: 0x1e64
Faulting application start time: 0x01d2d6a7c2d72100
Faulting application path: C:\B\runblack.exe
Faulting module path: C:\B\runblack.exe
Report Id: 350b7ce2-a8ed-41da-9e42-12b99683f300
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:


Was there something I'm missing? I've tried everything in your guide and online and nothing can seem to get it working for my partner and I.

Thanks
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Heshaya on May 27, 2017, 01:22 pm
You need to install the game as an admin, and then install the fan patches as admin. You then either run the game under normal mode or admin mode, switching between the two will clear your save game.

I did ... :(

Question is still : Do I really NEED the original patches 1.1 and 1.2 ? Cus I loved the tapping a wood/food wonder to produce a large amount :D Game is hard enough we should be allowed to exploid some nice bugs ;)
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Centaurus87 on Jun 05, 2017, 09:13 am
Wow, credit where it's due.

Thumbs up to Handsome Matt for doing this work!

I have only 1 issue as of yet (about 1 hour into the game again)... I don't seem to have ANY of the tooltips. Which is at least a minor inconvenience, because I don't get real-time updates as to what reactions my creature is giving to me.

Quick side note: The subtitles of the consciences are showing up, it's just the tooltips in specific that are missing for me.

Second quick side note: I just entered the 2nd island and the tooltips seem to have returned. No idea how or what. :P
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Heshaya on Jun 05, 2017, 11:26 pm
Wow, credit where it's due.

Thumbs up to Handsome Matt for doing this work!

I have only 1 issue as of yet (about 1 hour into the game again)... I don't seem to have ANY of the tooltips. Which is at least a minor inconvenience, because I don't get real-time updates as to what reactions my creature is giving to me.

Quick side note: The subtitles of the consciences are showing up, it's just the tooltips in specific that are missing for me.

Second quick side note: I just entered the 2nd island and the tooltips seem to have returned. No idea how or what. :P

You mean like the thoughts of the creature ? I know that these are missing pretty often. I normally just go into a free game or whatever it's called and then they're back. :)
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Nich on Jun 07, 2017, 01:36 am
Not sure if the original dev is still around so I thought I would help  :cool:

If you play the game in a rez higher than 1920x1080, you'll get the lh not working error.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Heshaya on Jun 07, 2017, 09:51 am
Not sure if the original dev is still around so I thought I would help  :cool:

If you play the game in a rez higher than 1920x1080, you'll get the lh not working error.

My monitor has 1920x1080... I can try telling the game to run on my second monitor that one is smaller. Will try later this day. I'm gonna post an edit if it worked


Aaaand it's still crashing with my second monitor 1680x1050 :/
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Jun 07, 2017, 10:33 am
Not sure if the original dev is still around so I thought I would help  :cool:

If you play the game in a rez higher than 1920x1080, you'll get the lh not working error.


I play the game in 4k, seems to work fine?
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Nich on Jun 17, 2017, 09:34 pm
Not sure Matt. I just know on Windows 10 with both path 1.1 and 1.2 (following your instructions) + all the extra creatures and Villager Banter... I get an hl crash error if I try to raise the resolution about 1080p. I've tried both window and non window mode + different detail options using your setup.

Any ideas, I'm happy to try em for you.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: wefwewfefwefweww on Jul 14, 2017, 12:58 am
Followed the steps. Installed BW1 with admin rights. Did the same with the fanpatch. Checking runblack as "Run with admin" results in nothing happening after running it.
Not having it checked starts the game, and then it dies a couple of seconds after the intro video (Where you can see V1.40 Beta 5".)

No errors or anything, game simply dies.

Windows 10.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Jul 14, 2017, 01:06 pm
You shouldn't really run the game as admin. Lemme know what GPU you have, are you drivers installed? Any crash logs etc (check windows event viewer)
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: wefwewfefwefweww on Jul 14, 2017, 08:39 pm
You shouldn't really run the game as admin. Lemme know what GPU you have, are you drivers installed? Any crash logs etc (check windows event viewer)

GTX 1080, Version of driver is 384.76

From windows event log:

Code: [Select]
System

  - Provider

   [ Name]  Application Error
 
  - EventID 1000

   [ Qualifiers]  0
 
   Level 2
 
   Task 100
 
   Keywords 0x80000000000000
 
  - TimeCreated

   [ SystemTime]  2017-07-14T19:36:23.296701300Z
 
   EventRecordID 1142076
 
   Channel Application
 
   Computer DESKTOP-VB72PLV
 
   Security
 
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: wefwewfefwefweww on Jul 15, 2017, 05:30 pm
GTX 1080, Version of driver is 384.76

From windows event log:

Code: [Select]
System

  - Provider

   [ Name]  Application Error
 
  - EventID 1000

   [ Qualifiers]  0
 
   Level 2
 
   Task 100
 
   Keywords 0x80000000000000
 
  - TimeCreated

   [ SystemTime]  2017-07-14T19:36:23.296701300Z
 
   EventRecordID 1142076
 
   Channel Application
 
   Computer DESKTOP-VB72PLV
 
   Security
 


?????
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: BigBuddha on Jul 16, 2017, 05:10 pm
Hi everyone! Had to register only to make this one post :D. To those that are having problem with the "lh has stopped working" and problems with patches when installing, what you need to do after you've cleaned your register and are going to try a re-install, install it into C:\ and make a folder WITHOUT SPACES!

In the installer program, remove the "&" symbol and all spaces. Example: C:\Games\BlackWhite  <-- this is how i did it and the "lh has stopped working" went away and all patches installed without a problem.

Thought i should post this since i myself had quite a problem until i noticed this :D Good luck!
Remember: NO spaces or funny symbols! ( " & " )

Remember to also thoroughly make sure you have removed all Registry values for BW1 before you attemt an re-install. I used Registrar Register Manager and did a Search for "Lionhead" and all relevant entries will show up for you to delete.

(http://www.resplendence.com/registrar) <- Software i used to clean register, don't know if posting this link is ok but i'll just wing it xD. Otherwise google "Registrar Registry Manager".

They have Home Edition which is free and Commercial/Professional for businesses with more advanced options that you pay for. To do this though all you need is the Home Edition. 

MAKE SURE THEY ARE FOR BW1 FIRST THOUGH, if you have BW2 installed that will show up as well.
If you have BW2 installed you can do a search for "Lionhead Studios Ltd" instead, that will give you all entries related to BW1 only.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Jul 16, 2017, 08:37 pm
You can solve those issues with the install by just running the installer as admin.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: wefwewfefwefweww on Jul 16, 2017, 10:11 pm
You can solve those issues with the install by just running the installer as admin.

Tried installing as admin, nothing.

Also cleaned the registery with everything related to bw and installs using the software BigBuddha linked.
And no wierd letters in the installpath. Still does not work.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Jul 16, 2017, 10:25 pm
Tried installing as admin, nothing.

Also cleaned the registery with everything related to bw and installs using the software BigBuddha linked.
And no wierd letters in the installpath. Still does not work.

Your issue is entirely different, the event log you posted didn't really reveal anything. I can't really help you out becasue I don't know what the issue is, you need to run the game through a debugger such as WinDbg and post the logs here, maybe it reveals the error.

Actually https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896647.aspx DebugViewer should do fine.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: wefwewfefwefweww on Jul 17, 2017, 03:07 pm
Your issue is entirely different, the event log you posted didn't really reveal anything. I can't really help you out becasue I don't know what the issue is, you need to run the game through a debugger such as WinDbg and post the logs here, maybe it reveals the error.

Actually https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896647.aspx DebugViewer should do fine.

How do I use it to capture runblack.exe?
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: wefwewfefwefweww on Jul 17, 2017, 03:10 pm
This appeared at the moment of the crash:

[8920] *** IFC Error!  "COM/DirectInput Error" [HRESULT = 0x80040154 (CODE = 340)]
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Jul 17, 2017, 04:02 pm
Pasting the whole log I should be able to see what's wrong better, however this looks like a DirectInput issue. Do you have any gamepads plugged in? Or any other weird USB peripherals?
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: axpasq on Jul 17, 2017, 06:18 pm
I need help I downloaded this game on Abandonware and it wants to run black and white as a test and I cant find the black and white file to install patches only a runblack.exe file can anyone help me?
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: wefwewfefwefweww on Jul 17, 2017, 07:44 pm
Pasting the whole log I should be able to see what's wrong better, however this looks like a DirectInput issue. Do you have any gamepads plugged in? Or any other weird USB peripherals?

Code: [Select]
[8052] onecoreuap\shell\onecoretdlhelpers\tiledatalayeritemwrappers.cpp(1183)\appresolver.dll!00007FFAA744283D: (caller: 00007FFAA7425F39) ReturnHr(847) tid(3314) 80070057 Felaktig parameter.
[8052] onecore\base\appmodel\resourcepolicy\gameconfigstore\client\gameconfigstoreclient.cpp(104)\ResourcePolicyClient.dll!00007FFAC812BA6C: (caller: 00007FFAA56F3FB6) LogHr(113) tid(1cc8) 80070490 Det gick inte att hitta elementet.
[8052] avcore\npsm\localprovider\baseprovider\lib\baseprovider.cpp(604)\NPSMDesktopProvider.dll!00007FFA7E1A39A4: (caller: 00007FFA7E1A4113) ReturnHr(110) tid(ee4) 80070490 Det gick inte att hitta elementet.
[8052] onecoreuap\shell\lib\bindctx.cpp(128)\explorerframe.dll!00007FFAA652378F: (caller: 00007FFAA64FAA7F) ReturnHr(1042) tid(f18) 80070057 Felaktig parameter.
[8052] onecoreuap\shell\lib\bindctx.cpp(128)\explorerframe.dll!00007FFAA652378F: (caller: 00007FFAA64FAA7F) ReturnHr(1043) tid(808) 80070057 Felaktig parameter.
[8052] onecoreuap\shell\lib\bindctx.cpp(128)\explorerframe.dll!00007FFAA652378F: (caller: 00007FFAA64FAA7F) ReturnHr(1044) tid(2a68) 80070057 Felaktig parameter.
[8052] onecoreuap\shell\lib\bindctx.cpp(128)\explorerframe.dll!00007FFAA652378F: (caller: 00007FFAA64FAA7F) ReturnHr(1045) tid(2bd0) 80070057 Felaktig parameter.
[8052] onecoreuap\shell\lib\bindctx.cpp(128)\explorerframe.dll!00007FFAA652378F: (caller: 00007FFAA64FAA7F) ReturnHr(1046) tid(23ec) 80070057 Felaktig parameter.
[8052] onecoreuap\shell\lib\bindctx.cpp(128)\explorerframe.dll!00007FFAA652378F: (caller: 00007FFAA64FAA7F) ReturnHr(1047) tid(8b8) 80070057 Felaktig parameter.
[8052] onecoreuap\shell\lib\bindctx.cpp(128)\explorerframe.dll!00007FFAA652378F: (caller: 00007FFAA64FAA7F) ReturnHr(1048) tid(16b8) 80070057 Felaktig parameter.
[8052] onecore\base\appmodel\resourcepolicy\gameconfigstore\client\gameconfigstoreclient.cpp(104)\ResourcePolicyClient.dll!00007FFAC812BA6C: (caller: 00007FFAA56F3FB6) LogHr(114) tid(32d0) 80070490 Det gick inte att hitta elementet.
[8052] avcore\npsm\localprovider\baseprovider\lib\baseprovider.cpp(604)\NPSMDesktopProvider.dll!00007FFA7E1A39A4: (caller: 00007FFA7E1A4113) ReturnHr(111) tid(ee4) 80070490 Det gick inte att hitta elementet.
[10488]    /------------------------------------------------------------
[10488]    | DD Driver : Primär bildskärmsdrivrutin
[10488]    |             display
[10488]    | this is the primary display.
[10488]    | Driver Version nvldumd.dll
[10488]    | 3D hardware capabilities.
[10488]    \------------------------------------------------------------
[10488] NOT A KYRO
[10488] NOT A KYRO
[10488] Display selected: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080.
[10488] <<<<< LH3DRender: Finish without start. >>>>>
[10488] #OPEN#
[10488] -14177536 TEXTURE AVAILABLE
[10488] Already Open!
[10488] #OPEN D3D#
[10488] ZBUFFER: 16
[10488] ZBUFFER: 32
[10488] ZBUFFER: 32
[10488] ZBUFFER: 24
[10488] ZBUFFER 16 bits
[10488] We choose  : (16 bits) Zbuffer                00000000 00000000 0000FFFF 00000000
[10488] Support AGP.
[10488] Doesn't support hardware T'n'L / tnl disabled.
[10488] check mode 1:
[10488] (caps say it's supported)
[10488] state block for mode 1 is nvidia method!
[10488] check mode 2:
[10488] (caps say it's supported)
[10488] state block for mode 2 is nvidia method!
[10488] check mode 3:
[10488] (caps say it's supported)
[10488] state block for mode 3 is nvidia method!
[10488] check modulate:
[10488] (caps say it's supported)
[10488] state block for mode 4 is nvidia method!
[10488] check modulate 2x:
[10488] (caps say it's supported)
[10488] state block for mode 5 is nvidia method!
[10488] check mode 6:
[10488] (caps say it's supported)
[10488] state block for mode 6 is nvidia method!
[10488] check additive:
[10488] (caps say it's supported)
[10488] state block for mode 7 is nvidia method!
[10488] >> lh3dvram open
[10488] FindTexture: (16 bits)       RGB      00000000 00007C00 000003E0 0000001F
[10488] FindTexture: (16 bits) ALPHA RGB      00008000 00007C00 000003E0 0000001F
[10488] FindTexture: (16 bits) ALPHA RGB      0000F000 00000F00 000000F0 0000000F
[10488] FindTexture: (16 bits)       RGB      00000000 0000F800 000007E0 0000001F
[10488] FindTexture: (32 bits)       RGB      00000000 00FF0000 0000FF00 000000FF
[10488] FindTexture: (32 bits) ALPHA RGB      FF000000 00FF0000 0000FF00 000000FF
[10488] FindTexture: (16 bits)                00000000 000000FF 0000FF00 00000000
[10488] FindTexture: (32 bits)                00000000 000000FF 0000FF00 00FF0000
[10488] FindTexture: ( 0 bits)                00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[10488] FindTexture: ( 0 bits)                00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[10488] FindTexture: ( 0 bits)                00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[10488] FindTexture: ( 0 bits)                00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[10488] FindTexture: ( 0 bits)                00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[10488] FindTexture: ( 0 bits)                00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[10488] FindTexture: ( 0 bits)                00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[10488] FindTexture: ( 0 bits)                00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[10488] FindTexture: ( 8 bits)                00000000 000000FF 00000000 00000000
[10488] FindTexture: ( 8 bits) ALPHA          00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[10488] FindTexture: (16 bits) ALPHA          0000FF00 000000FF 00000000 00000000
[10488] FindTexture: ( 0 bits)                00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[10488] FindTexture: ( 0 bits)                00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[10488] FindTexture: ( 0 bits)                00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[10488] FindTexture: ( 0 bits)                00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[10488] FindTexture: ( 0 bits)                00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[10488] FindTexture: ( 0 bits)                00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[10488] We choose  : (16 bits) ALPHA RGB      0000F000 00000F00 000000F0 0000000F
[10488] We choose  : (16 bits)       RGB      00000000 00007C00 000003E0 0000001F
[10488] We choose  : (32 bits) ALPHA RGB      FF000000 00FF0000 0000FF00 000000FF
[10488]
[10488] After VRAM: 2064
[10488] After AGP: 2064
[10488] using z buffer for sun before check
[10488]
[10488] JC: find 3 555
[10488] try alloc 5 555s.
[10488] Release 5 555s
[10488]
[10488] JC: find 3 555
[10488] try alloc 5 555s.
[10488] Release 5 555s
[10488] InitialiseAudio
[10488]
[10488] JC: find 3 555
[10488] try alloc 5 555s.
[10488] Release 5 555s
[10488]
[10488] JC: find 3 555
[10488] try alloc 5 555s.
[10488] InitOneTimeOnly
[10488] LoadTextScript
[10488] LHNetUseProfile
[10488] ReinitLoadingScreen
[10488] EditorPhysics::Load
[10488] GSpookyVoices
[10488] GConfirmation
[10488] StartupGameInfo
[10488] load_variables
[10488] SetupStatics
[10488] *** IFC Error!  "COM/DirectInput Error" [HRESULT = 0x80040154 (CODE = 340)]
[10488] LHCheckForInternetConnection
[10488] GetNumberOfProfiles
[8052] avcore\npsm\localprovider\baseprovider\lib\baseprovider.cpp(604)\NPSMDesktopProvider.dll!00007FFA7E1A39A4: (caller: 00007FFA7E1A4113) ReturnHr(112) tid(ee4) 80070490 Det gick inte att hitta elementet.
[8052] avcore\npsm\localprovider\baseprovider\lib\baseprovider.cpp(604)\NPSMDesktopProvider.dll!00007FFA7E1A39A4: (caller: 00007FFA7E1A4113) ReturnHr(113) tid(ee4) 80070490 Det gick inte att hitta elementet.


(Running with admin rights, running without it starts nothing and nothing happens at all. The IFC error thing appears when you first are able to see a version number).

I had the same toughts about joypads etc. So I disconnected them all including my wireless keyboard. And same error.

EDIT: just a tought, but could it be because I have two monitors?
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Jul 17, 2017, 11:22 pm
I need help I downloaded this game on Abandonware and it wants to run black and white as a test and I cant find the black and white file to install patches only a runblack.exe file can anyone help me?

I don't understand what you mean?

EDIT: just a tought, but could it be because I have two monitors?

hmm I don't think so I run the game on a GTX 1080 and also have 2 monitors and it runs fine. "Det gick inte att hitta elementet. " - stands for something can't be found? But yeah the "*** IFC Error!  "COM/DirectInput Error" [HRESULT = 0x80040154 (CODE = 340)]" should 100% not be there, I've tried googling it a bit and it just seems to be a really obscure issue with older games on Windows 10, I really don't know how to fix it sorry.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: squaz on Jul 20, 2017, 05:55 am
Hello Handsome Matt,

I also have the issue where I can't run the game in a higher resolution than 1080p.

Trying to play in 1440p and the game is having none of it.

I've tried windowed mode and full screen. The mouse cursor lags when it tries to load and then promptly crashes.

Does yours just work?

If you want I can do a little demo video of it starting up and link it to this forum.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Teratrain on Jul 21, 2017, 08:18 pm
Going for a reinstall but having some real difficulty with the installers.  First install went reasonably well, managed to install the base game but things started to fall apart when I was installing the patches - started seeing this:

(https://i.imgur.com/g7fPTxH.jpg)

Tried to run through the rest of the setup but nothing else wanted to install, it's all Catastrophic Failures.  Figured I'd start from scratch, except now the base game won't uninstall due to the same goddamn error.  I nuked the install directory and flushed the registry entries... and now the base game won't install due to the same awful generic error.

Any suggestions?  From what I can tell this is something to do with InstallShield shitting the bed but I can't find any working suggestions outside of updating it (does nothing) or deleting the directory in program files\common files\installshield (also does nothing, although it looks like the game tries to recreate it when you run the installer)

Any suggestions?  Anyone know if it's worth just running the game in an XP VM?
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Jul 22, 2017, 11:53 am
You probably need to nuke your registry and existing install files like I explain in the opening post.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Taijavu on Jul 24, 2017, 03:56 am
So I am having a similar issue, except I have never been able to install the base game. As soon as the installshield wizard starts, it stops with the error, "A support file could not be found. Catastrophic Failure." If I install it in compatibility mode for windows 95 or 98, then the installshield wizard works in booting up until the blue line gets to the end, in which case and error box pops up, saying, "This build of CDCode for Black and White is invalid." However, it doesn't even ask for the registry code. It just goes straight to the error without even asking me for it. I don't think there should be any registry keys hiding as it hasn't even properly installed before on this computer and there isn't even a Black and White/Lionhead folder, but just in case I used multiple programs to clean any registry keys I might have. Still nothing. I've tried booting up in safe mode so to speak, I've tried repair programs, and I've even downloaded about 4 different Black and White ISOs from different sources. I've tried just about everything I can think of and still no luck..
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Jul 24, 2017, 09:50 am
Same advice I gave the other guy, follow the opening post exactly, delete all files and registry keys before installing AS ADMIN and no comparability modes set. For best results use an original retail ISO.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Teratrain on Jul 24, 2017, 07:59 pm
You probably need to nuke your registry and existing install files like I explain in the opening post.

No joy I'm afraid, but thanks for the suggestion.  I've purged every possible install location and all the registry keys highlighted and it's still Catastrophic Failure all the way down. 

All the Googling I've done points to it being a problem with Installshield, but nothing I've done to the Installshield directory seems to have changed the outcome.  I've tried adjusting the permissions, nuking the whole directory and manually updating ikernel from the Installshield site, same error either way.

(also, getting a little ahead of myself here... but do the instructions in the OP cover Creature Isle, by any chance?)
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Taijavu on Jul 25, 2017, 12:13 am
Unfortunately, there isn't even a Lionhead folder or registry keys for me to delete, since it hasn't even been able to begin installing. And the uninstaller that is in the ISOs I have won't work either.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Taijavu on Jul 25, 2017, 12:29 am
No joy I'm afraid, but thanks for the suggestion.  I've purged every possible install location and all the registry keys highlighted and it's still Catastrophic Failure all the way down. 

All the Googling I've done points to it being a problem with Installshield, but nothing I've done to the Installshield directory seems to have changed the outcome.  I've tried adjusting the permissions, nuking the whole directory and manually updating ikernel from the Installshield site, same error either way.

(also, getting a little ahead of myself here... but do the instructions in the OP cover Creature Isle, by any chance?)

I too have tried doing the following for Installshield before and following the internet's suggestions, and still no luck.. The closest I ever got was when I burnt the ISO onto a blank CD, but said CD was scratched so it didn't work either. I ordered a new pack of blank CDs, so we'll see how that goes...
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Jul 25, 2017, 10:36 am
Can you post a SHA256 file hash of your ISO? I need to make sure your ISO is the same as the retail copy, if it isn't that's probably your issue and you need to source it from somewhere else. (Unfortunately illegal to talk about here even though the game is impossible to buy)
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Teratrain on Jul 25, 2017, 06:24 pm
I don't think there's a problem with my ISO or install files, pretty sure I'm running on an unmodified rip of the original CD (I'd run from the CD itself if I hadn't unhooked my DVD drive in favour of another SSD)

The first time I ran the installer, it installed all the way without issues or without complaining.  I was even able to launch the game (it crashed on loading, sure, but it did run briefly!).  The problem started with the first patch (so the second time running Installshield).  Same "Catastrophic failure" on every patch.  Same error on the uninstaller, hence having to manually flush the game files and registry.  Then from that point on, any attempt at installing gives the same error.

I'm confident there's something stupid going on with the installer software itself, it's just that I have no idea what changed between the first and second uses of it. :(
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Fiatil on Jul 26, 2017, 11:18 pm
Unfortunately, I have not been able to get his patch to work either.    I want to start off by saying that you're awesome for making it -- I tried to get the graphics to "work" (ie draw distance not stupidly low) a few years ago and every guide seemed to ignore that it was even a problem, and I wound up dual booting Windows XP on my laptop to get the real Black and White.    Sadly, that laptop has died.

I installed the game on my C Drive (I was using program files, then decided to just put it on the base drive as some people have had success), patched to 1.4, ran the config tool, and everything seems to be going great.   It's clearly rendering at a higher resolution.   But, as soon as I get past the intro video and into the loading screen, the bar makes it about 1/10th of the way through loading before it crashes neatly and cleanly, every time.  I've tried windowed as well as full screen, with resolutions from 720p all the way up to my monitors native 1440p. I'm running the patch as an administrator, and not making any other tweaks aside from the 1.4 patch -- no crack.   I have tried running as administrator as well as compatibility stuff, just for the hell of it.   When I've had to reinstall to try some way to trick it into working, I've uninstalled using control panel and then CCleaner to clean up the registry (it typically finds a few things related to the game, and deletes them, after which I checked the locations detailed in the instructions in my registy and they don't exist).

I've verified that the game works with no modifications, to the extent that it can.   If I just install, don't patch, and use the 1.0 crack the game will launch and I can play.   It just looks terrible and wont render above 800x600, but it does work.

If it helps at all, I'm running a 980 Ti with 384.94 drivers on Windows 10.   

Edit:   Just ran an as clean as I can imagine test on my spare PC -- it's a GTX 760 on Windows 7, and my first install.   Exact same result sadly -- I install, patch to 1.4, set resolution and it starts up great.   As soon as the bar moves on the first loading screen, immediate crash to desktpp.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Taijavu on Jul 27, 2017, 02:22 am
Can you post a SHA256 file hash of your ISO? I need to make sure your ISO is the same as the retail copy, if it isn't that's probably your issue and you need to source it from somewhere else. (Unfortunately illegal to talk about here even though the game is impossible to buy)

Edit: Sorry, my mistake. I accidentally sent the Shaw-1. It's BAB38D5EB063DDC91EA5D15FB03D951FBCC2BE0BED5CF2A3B64A53B59AE4B2CF. Might be a couple of mistakes/missed digits since I had to type it out manually, and welll it's a very long code. xP
I also burnt it on a proper CD this time, and yeeppp, same errors.. It was worth a shot, at least.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Fiatil on Jul 27, 2017, 03:46 am
Well hooray.  I managed to fix it by installing all of the patches in order -- I guess I misread somewhere back that you only needed to use 1.4
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Taijavu on Jul 28, 2017, 09:27 pm
UPDATE: I tried using the actual retail CD, and funnily enough, I got the same catastrophic failure, and even stranger, "This build of code is invalid" again if on compatibility mode, (And it most certainly is a "valid" code, since it's the actual CD.) At this point I don't think it's the game's fault, but that of my computer that is old, kind of glitchy, and has been having dll errors for months. I could try getting a Windows XP emulator, buuut I'm not sure if I want to go through all of that just for it not to work again, especially as I'm not well versed in PC/OS emulators.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Jul 28, 2017, 11:36 pm
You don't need to mess with compatability modes or anything. I can put the CD in my Windows 10 PC and run setup as admin, install the patches + my own and then the game works fine.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Taijavu on Jul 28, 2017, 11:47 pm
You don't need to mess with compatability modes or anything. I can put the CD in my Windows 10 PC and run setup as admin, install the patches + my own and then the game works fine.

Unfortunately, without the compatibility modes on, it still doesn't work. It just keeps saying, "Catastrophic Failure," or now as a new error, "Ikernel.exe cannot be installed/copied..." If I have compatibility mode on, it at least works a little bit longer without those errors, but then the, "Invalid Build Code" one pops up after. I've tried scannow, I've tried chkdsk, I've tried updating the Windows updater, deleting and renaming the Installshield folder, booting up different ways, but nothing works. I think my computer is just glitchy and needs to be taken in for repairs.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: MacH on Aug 08, 2017, 05:07 pm
I hope you can help, many thanks for your work on this. Last time I tried B&W two years ago it had textures which I didn't remember. I was eager to try your patch!

Everything installed correctly, I followed the instructions (install setup as admin, then patch 1.1, and 1.2 then BWFanPatchInstaller). The game plays fine. I installed from using my original disc, which I found I had kept inside my creature isle expansion box, but the textures don't appear to have changed.

See the images, am I mis-remembering something? The crops in particular look bad.

I have a GTX 970 on Windows 10 with Creator Update. [I just ran a test using my laptop a surface book with the same software updates and the textures are not changed].

Any ideas? I've run through all the steps multiple times, I don't think I can sit through the intro sequence again!



(http://i.imgur.com/u2Rpzt6.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/3jS6K2Q.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/GbucGYd.png)

Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Aug 08, 2017, 06:33 pm
I'm pretty sure the game has always looked this bad :P There's only so much we can do with a fan patch.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: MacH on Aug 09, 2017, 12:59 am
I'm pretty sure the game has always looked this bad :P There's only so much we can do with a fan patch.

Thanks for quick response! I must be mis remembering :)

Any thoughts on why the game crashes upon saving, it seems to be able to save once (with CTRL S) but do it again and the game crashes, the same when autosave runs. Sounds like permissions, but I've enabled write all for everything on the folder. Any thoughts of things to try? [Not running with compatibility, and have tried with and without admin. I also can't seem to get the game to start a new game, which suggests it's having issues with the file system. I've tried installing the game to different drives too, to no avail :( )


Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Aug 09, 2017, 12:59 pm
If you have any mdmp files or just general crash logs I can help you out with this error. I've never been able to reproduce this bug, but it seems a lot of people have it. If you provide me with crash dumps I might finally be able to fix it.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: MacH on Aug 09, 2017, 02:44 pm
If you have any mdmp files or just general crash logs I can help you out with this error. I've never been able to reproduce this bug, but it seems a lot of people have it. If you provide me with crash dumps I might finally be able to fix it.

Many thanks for looking into this! It's replicable upon a second save, e.g. auto save will work once, when it does it again it will fail, or if I save in the temple (works once), and then do a CTRL+S or autosave happens then the game will crash.

I managed to extract the following before Windows cleared the temp directory - is this the sort of thing you need?

https://ufile.io/whmxv [Happy to email it or host it elsewhere if that doesn't work]

Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Aug 09, 2017, 10:50 pm
Awesome that works perfect, straight away I can see it's an error to do with referencing a null pointer. Need to investigate a little more to see what the actual cause is.

Are all the save room pictures pink for you too? And do they disappear when you enter and leave the temple? I can't seem to reproduce the crash by saving over and over again however.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: MacH on Aug 10, 2017, 09:42 am
Awesome that works perfect, straight away I can see it's an error to do with referencing a null pointer. Need to investigate a little more to see what the actual cause is.

Are all the save room pictures pink for you too? And do they disappear when you enter and leave the temple? I can't seem to reproduce the crash by saving over and over again however.

Sort of, this time it courrupted the image, I then tried to save again. Let me know if there's anything else you'd like me to try, e.g. send me copies of your save games, and try to load etc.

(http://i.imgur.com/MGQtGIs.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/DQ9ixdw.png)

and a second crash dmp

https://ufile.io/5upjg
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Aug 10, 2017, 01:09 pm
Does this happen on a specific land? I'm really struggling to recreate it.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: MacH on Aug 10, 2017, 01:12 pm
Does this happen on a specific land? I'm really struggling to recreate it.

I can't get off of the first land :( since saving a second time will cause the game to crash. I've disabled autosave as that also caused the game to crash whenever a scroll was completed.

The game will also crash on exit, due to it trying to save.

Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Handsome Matt on Aug 10, 2017, 01:14 pm
I can't get off of the first land :( since saving a second time will cause the game to crash. I've disabled autosave as that also caused the game to crash whenever a scroll was completed.

The game will also crash on exit, due to it trying to save.



Could you try installing the game to somewhere like: D:/Games/Black and seeing if the bug still persists. The game is known to dislike spaces in directories and permissions and stuff.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: MacH on Aug 10, 2017, 01:15 pm
Does this happen on a specific land? I'm really struggling to recreate it.

Can I recreate your setup, e.g. install to exactly same drive letter, path, get a copy of your profiles folder, registry entry? I could try and do the reverse if you think it would work.

As I mentioned earlier, the same error happens on my SurfaceBook (so it's not hardware/software related) although both machines are running Windows 10 Creator update.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: MacH on Aug 10, 2017, 01:16 pm
Could you try installing the game to somewhere like: D:/Games/Black and seeing if the bug still persists. The game is known to dislike spaces in directories and permissions and stuff.

Yes I've done that too, although I will try once more..
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: MacH on Aug 10, 2017, 01:36 pm
Game installed to D:\Games\Black

Thought everything was going fine, game allowed me to save three times, auto save working, it even saved on exit.

However, when i started the game back up again, the first time I saved... it crashed. I can no longer save to this 'profile'.

If I try to create a new profile, and then click new game it also crashed :(


Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: DanRage47 on Aug 24, 2017, 12:00 pm
There is ONE big issue with all these files. Most Anti-Virus programs, Norton, Avast, Windows Defender, Windows Security Essentials and so on, read almost every file as a virus, malware or otherwise. Bit annoying. To keep them intact and undeleted I've had to store them all in zip files. Otherwise, I LOVE YOU GUYS THAT MADE THIS ALL POSSIBLE!

I do miss having the game in Swedish Language, but I can technically fix that, but that means less addons I think, unless none of the patches have any spoken language, then I may be fine. I can just reinstall otherwise.

As for Swedish Language, I managed to save the installed files from the old computer I had when I first played this game ON ITS RELEASE, LionHead had a studio in Sweden and they re-recorded every line in Swedish. So glad I still have it all saved! If there is anyone that wants it in Swedish though, bear in mind - it is not just the text and spoken words, IT IS THE ENTIRE INSTALLATION FOLDER. I still don't know how to separate any of it. Need help with it.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: haggoose on Aug 26, 2017, 05:10 pm
hi im having trouble with changing the keyboard controls,i can change them but they revert to default again afterwards
ive got  the game patched to v1.4
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: ClassiX on Sep 04, 2017, 02:14 pm
Hi guys, hi matt,

this problem was already mentioned by some other people but there is still no fix to this:

I have the problem that i installed the game via an .iso file (since my CD is unfortunately scratched and won't read anymore).

I followed all the instructions and game is starting without error (version 1.40 beta4 or something).
But after the into cinematics the loading screen shows up, the progress bar doesn't change and game simply closes. there is no error or anything but the game just stops and sends me back to desktop.
running it as admin and as told here.

funny part: I also installed the creature island addon and it's working perfectly fine (no problems with save/loading or anything else). Just really wish to also play the base game before.

If you have any advices, please help me!

Thanks and greetings
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: smldood on Sep 15, 2017, 07:41 pm
Well hooray.  I managed to fix it by installing all of the patches in order -- I guess I misread somewhere back that you only needed to use 1.4
Tried everything, new install path to just c:/BnW, ran as admin after fresh installs, changed res around...and then saw this...did everything again but patched 1.1 / 1.2 then 1.4 and bam...no more .exe has stopped working, made it passed the loading screen it was crashing at. Hope others see this post as well.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Linkhead2 on Sep 22, 2017, 07:30 pm
i believe the issue could be caused by the following bugs that are issued below:

- Save game (some drives are protected by the default windows, it happens Windows 7/8/10)
- an error when the game tries to write out the code in /Profiles/N.A.M.E/Save Games/.SAV files

a lot of issues i have found alongside coding maps from just text is sometimes the codes have issues reading and writing to the game or the Main Core PC drive (C:\) I recommend you enable Autosave and simply wait for it to save. If it crashes, theres something on the map that might not be correctly functioning (E.G a script malfuctionning to it being enabled and not completed)

i await for more information  :)
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Anymajordude on Sep 28, 2017, 05:29 am
Just a quick tip regarding the "An installation support file could not be installed. Catastrophic failure." error when trying to install. I encountered it when attempting to reinstall B&W in another directory. After tearing the registry apart for hours with no success, I discovered that Installshield puts a copy of the setup installer into "Program Files(x86)/InstallShield Installation Information" (you may have to check for hidden folders). Deleting the content in this folder cleared the error for me and I could install from the cd again.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: ChocoOtter on Sep 29, 2017, 03:53 pm
Hi, I'm wondering if anyone can help me. I've pulled out my copy of B&W, and I've followed the installation instructions here, but I've encountered a problem where the game will periodically freeze fairly regularly. At the beginning loading screen, and around every 5-10 minutes the game will freeze for a few minutes. It's a bit irritating as everything else is running smoothly. Does anyone have any solution to this?

Update: The game can also crash when loading a game for a few minutes, and if i've been playing for a while, it will crash at the vortex
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: Kalo the Program on Oct 05, 2017, 06:29 am
I've been playing the game for awhile now with all of your patches. Its runs beautifully. Even got a proper full screen setup after some tinkering. However, I noticed that saving works as normal but as soon as I leave the temple , the save portrait vanishes. The weird thing is though, the save scroll at the front of the room records how many times you save and load, and it's showing the right number of times my game has been saved. But it doesnt seem to read save data at all once i leave the building.
Checked the files too, they dont show up at all.
Any thoughts?  :help  :sorry

Edit: If i turn the game back on it brings me to right before the temple is finished. Seems like thats the only save it has and uses.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: SigmaParadox on Oct 08, 2017, 05:34 pm
A quick question, just got BW1 and 2 running again on the pc (1 actually runs better than 2 suprisingly  :happytears:) but upon trying to install Creature Isle, i get the permissions error that i know was caused by the windows security update. I saw a post a while back about you possibly patching Creature Isle, is there a chance you already did and im just horrible at navigating the forum for it?
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: TedinTO on Nov 10, 2017, 09:22 pm
Just a quick tip regarding the "An installation support file could not be installed. Catastrophic failure." error when trying to install. I encountered it when attempting to reinstall B&W in another directory. After tearing the registry apart for hours with no success, I discovered that Installshield puts a copy of the setup installer into "Program Files(x86)/InstallShield Installation Information" (you may have to check for hidden folders). Deleting the content in this folder cleared the error for me and I could install from the cd again.
I have exactly this error. Although I found the "Program Files(x86)/InstallShield Installation Information" directory, I have several sub-directories in it, all of which have different setup.exe (and associated) files in them. How do I determine which to delete - or would it be safe/ok to delete all of them? Please let me know.
Title: Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
Post by: something_or.other on Nov 11, 2017, 02:59 am
Just wanted to report that this patch is working for me so far, thanks.

I was getting the 'lh has stopped working' error at first, but after reinstalling the game to my system drive rather than my separate game drive fixed the issues I was having with the patch installs. So if anyone is having that issue, try installing to the system drive. I installed to C:\Black&White and everything seems to be working for me. (I removed the spaces at the advice of another post in this thread, it may not be necessary.)