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Blast From The Past: Painkiller!!... Won't Even Install!! HELP!

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Hi decided to install painkiller for old times sake BUT i can't even get the thing to make it past the first CD. The install halts and a box pops up saying:

error decompressing file (then shows install location C: /etc) err 9 then another pops up saying setup can't continue.

Tried compatibility mode run as admin etc my bro who has the same Win7 x64 and a lot of parts the same as me... Was playing fine when i saw him earlier:(.

Any ideas would be sweet as i used to love this game:cool: (and the chance to play on my new rig would be great).

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run it in uh, xp mode?
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run it in uh, xp mode?
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Tried compatibility mode run as admin etc my bro who has the same Win7 x64 and a lot of parts the same as me... Was playing fine when i saw him earlier:(.

hmm, I feel your pain. Tried to install POP:WW and it'll get to the end and then setup would take up all my memory. Used to leave it on but it'll ask for a previous cd then after 1+hr, setup can't continue. Why not copy the files from cd straight to your hd? You can probably create the registry files yourself if need be, would save you from a lot of issues(had to partially do that in my case). GL smile.gif
    
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PK:black edition was on steam for dirt cheap over the holidays tongue.gif

painkiller had some of the best 1v1 multiplayer smile.gif the campaign was entertaining just cause the graphics and physics engine... like staking things to walls biggrin.gif sadly it was far too glitchy and pushed into the main competitive scene too fast so its mp scene died out really fast frown.gif think there is still some euro players on irc and such

should check out pkzone.org smile.gif i think its skips own site, hes the best 1v1 player left in pk i think... also irc channels and stuff that you can figure out pretty easily
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Thanks for the replies. Yeah shame about the problems used to love PK 1 player game will try copying to HD and browse for files etc (maybe mount in Magic ISO somehow??... Will mess about worth it game used to rock (also got BooH to install... Hopefully)rolleyes.gif.

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also worth asking...

do you have the orig 4 disc install? or the black edition dvd?

might be a difference in how well the install will go on vista/7 because the BE dvd is patched up to the latest 1.64 smile.gif
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I didn't have any trouble.
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