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Offline Lovecraft

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Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
« Reply #210 on: Apr 25, 2019, 06:16 am »
Have you run the patches as admin and have you deleted these in regedit?

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

of course mate :) i follow guide, read every post in BW1 on Windows 7/8/10 but still patches 1.10, 1.20 don't match and 1.41 make ctd ;P in my home i got 3 laptops and pc, try it on every one with same result.

Edit1:
i m from Poland, and i also follow this guide on game in polish/english variations.
« Last Edit: Apr 25, 2019, 06:55 am by Lovecraft »

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Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
« Reply #211 on: Apr 25, 2019, 09:59 am »
I thought so. Sorry I can't think of anything else that could be causing the problem :(

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Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
« Reply #212 on: Apr 25, 2019, 07:40 pm »
no clues here, i need to admit im helpless at this point...

my game work on version 1.0 with crack and BaW_Patch_2 to fix some low graphic issues. But i get mad with "death" spam without patches, and much else not fixed stuff.

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Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
« Reply #213 on: Apr 25, 2019, 08:03 pm »
no clues here, i need to admit im helpless at this point...

my game work on version 1.0 with crack and BaW_Patch_2 to fix some low graphic issues. But i get mad with "death" spam without patches, and much else not fixed stuff.

1.41 won't work without 1.1 and 1.2 being installed prior. You need to be able to install those patches in order for it to work.

I think the issue is your installation media of the game, is it a disc from a non English country? You could try sourcing an English version of the game from somewhere online, it'll probably solve everything.

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Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
« Reply #214 on: Apr 26, 2019, 06:14 am »
 i follow this guide on game in polish/english variations... i use original version in english, downloaded in english and polish at last cuz nothing work.

I do not know how to make these patches installed. In windows 8.1 (64bit), 7(64bit) and xp(32bit) everything worked normally both in english and polish version of game, something went wrong with windows 10 (64bit)

Edit1:

C: \ Program Files (x86) \ InstallShield Installation Information where setup file is a configuration file. Has anyone who patches successively patched what it contains in the file? in my case it's:
[Startup]
AppName=Black & White
Engine=0
Copy=1
Source=0
[Languages]
Default=0x0015
count=1
key0=0x0015
« Last Edit: Apr 27, 2019, 09:23 am by Lovecraft »

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Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
« Reply #215 on: May 13, 2019, 10:27 pm »
So when I tried to apply the first patch I got an "An Installation support file could not be found. Catastrophic Failure." error message. I figured I should uninstall the game, delete the reg's and reinstall... but now get the same error when I try to uninstall! so I deleted the files from Program Files (x86)... but now I can't even reinstall, uninstall, anything! I just keep getting the same error.

EDIT: I fixed it! If anyone else gets this problem, just delete the files in C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information

I had a very similar problem, it said "An installation support file could not be installed."

Yet I cannot find the InstallShield Installation Information in C: anywhere. Any clue on how to solve this? I could install the game once, but couldn't install the patches and cannot reinstall after uninstalling. I've cleaned the registry manually by removing all Lionhead Studios entries as well as run ccleaner just in case. I'm out of ideas at this point.

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Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
« Reply #216 on: May 18, 2019, 08:33 am »
Ran through every install option.  Went as far as installing it on XP then copying the game files over.  Every time I get the same error, as soon as the load screen appears, the game crashes to the desktop without any error or dialog box saying what went wrong.  Using the 1.41 fan patch, game says 1.00 when loading though just before it crashes.
Not really sure what to do beyond just playing it in a VM at this point.

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Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
« Reply #217 on: May 28, 2019, 12:04 pm »
I think the issue is your installation media of the game, is it a disc from a non English country?
I registered specifically to share my gratitude. Your patch and manual produced the only attempt out of 10 that has resulted in a working widescreen game with max details on Windows 10. My 5 year old loves to play with the creature, so you have enabled some joyous moments for her.

I've used files from this russian website with zero issues so far. The linked page hosts the original CD, relevant patches and all the addons. Consider integrating the links into your manual.

Thank you.

Offline King Mustard

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Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
« Reply #218 on: Jul 12, 2019, 08:22 am »
I installed the game as an Administrator from an ISO (English).

I then installed the following (as an Administrator):

Black_White_Patch_v1.100.exe
black_white_patch_v1_20.exe
BWFanPatchInstaller.exe
BW_Football_Addon.exe
BW_Villager_Banter.exe
creaturecd_gorilla.exe
creaturecd_horse.exe
creaturecd_leopard.exe
creaturecd_mandrill.exe

I copied the Audio folder over from the ISO.

I ran Setup.exe (Administrator) and changed the resolution and clicked Save & Quit.

I tried runblack.exe (Administrator) and a fullscreen black box appears but closes again after a second or two.

I would assume I need to crack the game executable but I'm unsure if there's a crack for the v1.41 fan patch.

Intel Core i7-8700K
16 GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Windows 10 v1903 (May 2019 Update) x64

Any ideas?
« Last Edit: Jul 12, 2019, 08:25 am by King Mustard »

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Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
« Reply #219 on: Jul 12, 2019, 01:32 pm »
Try doing just: Black_White_Patch_v1.100.exe, black_white_patch_v1_20.exe, BWFanPatchInstaller.exe

And try running in Windowed mode, could help. Fan patch does include a NoCD patch too so no need to crack.

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Re: BW1 on Windows 7/8/10
« Reply #220 on: Aug 07, 2019, 04:22 pm »
So this thread is a bit old i know, i followed your guide to installing b&w multiple times (i have the official version on CD). Your patch seems to crash my game after it tries to load the main menu (says lh.exe has stopped working). I tried to get it to work for 4h and then i decided to try a no cd crack with just the base version and that worked instantly. I remembered that i cracked it before on windows 7 even though i have the key and cd thats why i tried it. Any ideas why your patch seems to not work but the no cd one does ? :help