Originally Posted by Wik
Really appreciate all the help. It appears everything is nearly installed. I do have one final question though.
In the files I downloaded, there is a patch for the "newest" version. I get a similar error, it says my version of windows isn't compatible...any idea about this?
Oh yeah, I forgot about that.
I couldn't get it to work either so I download a program that extracted the contents of the patch executable.
Here's what to do:
Download the Universal Extractor Program
Select the patch file under 'Archive/Installer to Extract'.
A message will appear. The default option should work fine. Click OK.
Once the tool has finished go to the folder where the patch executable is.
Once there you should see a folder with the same name as the executable.
Access the folder. Select the files in the 'MAINDIR' folder and move them to the CWG2 folder. Let it overwrite the existing files.
Move the files in the 'SYS' folder to the CWG2 folder.*
The 'TEMP' folder contains the patch ReadMe files IIRC.
*I didn't do this initially and the game ran fine. To be honest, I have no idea where those go or what they are for but placing them in the main CWG2 folder seems logical. I just placed them there right now and the game still ran so installing them should be fine.
I posted this here instead of replying to your PM so anybody that needs the information can see it. After doing all this I would back up your CWG2 install folder so that if anything goes wrong you have CWG2 ready to run.
I can see why people go through all this for it. It's a very good game despite it's age.