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#2894891 - 11/05/09 09:09 AM Longbow 2 Windows Vista/7 Fix available for download!
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Loc: England, UK
I have packaged and uploaded LB2 'installed', for those of you who have Windows Vista or Windows 7 (32-Bit and 64-Bit) and can't even install LB2 because of errors.

Download, install and see the readme for usage info.

LB2-WinVista-7-Fix.exe (237.78 MB)
* from RapidShare: https://rapidshare.com/files/449369593/LB2-WinVista-7-Fix.exe

Now available in .zip format as some users have reported issues with the fix installer .exe requiring 'missing' files. Thanks to IamFritz for bringing the issue to my attention.

LB2-WinVista-7-Fix.zip (261.88 MB)
* from RapidShare: https://rapidshare.com/files/2574507330/LB2-WinVista-7-Fix.zip

Note that you still need the LB2 CDs or images to play.

Changes:
* Added new RapidShare link for the .zip version of the fix.
* Removed previous GameFront mirror link as the file has been removed by the site.

Thanks for everyone's feedback and support with this fix. Unfortunately the GameFront (previously FileFront) website removed the fix so the original mirror no longer works and has been removed here, therefore I don't have a final download count for that location. But I am sure that it was over 1300 downloads the last time I was able to check. However, I can be sure that since the .exe version was uploaded to RapidShare on 23.02.2011 - there have now been just over 1000 downloads! I'm sure the new .zip version will do well too, as it may offer more compatbility in use but obviously lacks the fancy-pants installer that I made for the .exe version!

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#2899287 - 11/12/09 03:55 AM Re: Longbow 2 Windows Vista/7 Fix available for download! [Re: Flyboy]
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Thankx smile
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#2899555 - 11/12/09 11:55 AM Re: Longbow 2 Windows Vista/7 Fix available for download! [Re: Doggie]
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Registered: 10/27/03
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Loc: Spanaway, WA
Thanks Flyboy, works great.

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#2900067 - 11/13/09 09:15 AM Re: Longbow 2 Windows Vista/7 Fix available for download! [Re: tahoman]
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Registered: 01/07/04
Posts: 246
Loc: Alabama
What does this mean?

"This install is intended to be used with the Daemon-Tools (or similar) CD image mounting procedure."

And, why can't I find LB2.exe in the folder /Jane's/Longbow 2 after running this install program?



Edited by Subguru (11/13/09 09:23 AM)

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#2900142 - 11/13/09 11:14 AM Re: Longbow 2 Windows Vista/7 Fix available for download! [Re: Subguru]
Flyboy Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 3268
Loc: England, UK
Originally Posted By: Subguru
What does this mean?

"This install is intended to be used with the Daemon-Tools (or similar) CD image mounting procedure."

And, why can't I find LB2.exe in the folder /Jane's/Longbow 2 after running this install program?



It means that most people will find it more beneficial to use a CD image mounting process, as this cuts down terrain map load times and means that you don't have to keep using the CDs. Daemon-Tools is the most popular tool to use to mount CD images.

Your LB2.exe file was probably quarantined or removed by your anti-virus program. This file is known to have a false-positive virus (meaning it is in fact not harmful) that AV programs still keep picking up on.

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#2900549 - 11/14/09 12:05 AM Re: Longbow 2 Windows Vista/7 Fix available for download! [Re: Flyboy]
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Registered: 08/10/04
Posts: 692
Originally Posted By: Flyboy
Originally Posted By: Subguru
What does this mean?

"This install is intended to be used with the Daemon-Tools (or similar) CD image mounting procedure."

And, why can't I find LB2.exe in the folder /Jane's/Longbow 2 after running this install program?



It means that most people will find it more beneficial to use a CD image mounting process, as this cuts down terrain map load times and means that you don't have to keep using the CDs. Daemon-Tools is the most popular tool to use to mount CD images.

Your LB2.exe file was probably quarantined or removed by your anti-virus program. This file is known to have a false-positive virus (meaning it is in fact not harmful) that AV programs still keep picking up on.


True. AVG will kill any LB2 install. I went out and purchased Panda Security just so I could fly Longbow 2.
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#2901466 - 11/15/09 06:34 PM Re: Longbow 2 Windows Vista/7 Fix available for download! [Re: Flyboy]
Subguru Offline
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Registered: 01/07/04
Posts: 246
Loc: Alabama
Thanks. Now if only I can get McAfee to stop sending the .exe to quarantine... without turning off the bloody realtime virus scan frown

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#2902134 - 11/16/09 06:07 PM Re: Longbow 2 Windows Vista/7 Fix available for download! [Re: Subguru]
Flyboy Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 3268
Loc: England, UK
I hate McAfee, I got it pre-installed with my new laptop. It automatically removed 'suspicious' files, even from within .zip files - without even notifying me. I swiftly uninstalled it and replaced it with Avira.

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#2903908 - 11/18/09 11:38 PM Re: Longbow 2 Windows Vista/7 Fix available for download! [Re: Flyboy]
Phoenix Offline
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Registered: 05/08/05
Posts: 887
Flyboy, I just dl'd this. Instead of just near perfect, this sim runs as flawlessly as when I first bought it. How did you manage this? It's awesome dude, and thx!
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#2904080 - 11/19/09 09:02 AM Re: Longbow 2 Windows Vista/7 Fix available for download! [Re: Phoenix]
Flyboy Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 3268
Loc: England, UK
Well I'm very happy to hear that it works for you Phoenix. It' no big secret how I did it. I just installed the sim on to my old WinXP system (hell, we are moving fast if I can call XP 'old'), patched it, fixed it and then just put it in the installer. No magic, just old fashioned common sense (and a lot of input from guys on here in the past!)

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