Howdy folks, I've been trying to install SOA (would like to install TOB too but can't find all my disks) on my 64-bit WIn 7 machine. But I've run into some problems.
a) Install G3 widescreen mod http://www.gibberlings3.net/widescreen/
The widescreen mod won't install without BGII installed. So I take it initial installation of BGII needs to be done first. Set compat settings to Windows XP SP2.
I assume this refers to "setup.exe" on the disk. Done.c) Run as admin or install into a writable directory
This is where I run into problems. When I try and do this, to install to C:/Users/me/Black Isle/BGII - SoA, it initially works, then wants me to load the 2nd disk. When I do so, I get an error message that says: "Setup could not find a file on the specified path or disk. Plase check that the proper disk is inserted or specify a new path."
If I go into the disk manually, change the compatibility settings on setup.exe to Win XP SP 2, I get this error: The InstallShield Engine (iKernel.exe) could not be installed.
IKernel.exe could not be copied to 'C:\\Program Files (x86) \\Common Files\\InstallShield\\Engine\\6\\Intel 32'. Maake sure that you hafve the appropriate priviledges to copy files to this folder. (0x20).
I could go back and change the permissions on setup.ext to "run in administration mode", but that seems to contradict the advice given that installing to a writable directory is the way to go. I get the feeling I am doing something wrong or out of order. Any advice? Thanks.
Things I didn't get to:
d) Double check that baldur.ini path settings are pointing into the right place.
then run bgmain.exe.