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Character Editor 1.8 ... just can't get it to work

Discussion in 'Arcanum Hints & Tips' started by thelogicalghost, Jun 25, 2011.

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  1. thelogicalghost

    thelogicalghost New Member

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    I'm having a number of issues trying to "install" the character editor 1.8 on a Win 7 64-bit computer.

    1. When trying to copy the files into my system32 folder, my computer tells me very sternly that riched32.dll cannot be modified. I'm in an admin account and I closed all other programs but it still fails to make any changes to the file.

    2. After the program absolutely refused to work on its own, I opened command prompt to try to run regsvr32, but I just cannot get the darn thing to register anything whatsoever.

    Please help? Thank you!
     
  2. DarkFool

    DarkFool Nemesis of the Ancients

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    Getting those .dll's installed is going to be a bit of a bitch, methinks. As soon as I remember where to download this from, I'll take a look at it.
     
  3. thelogicalghost

    thelogicalghost New Member

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    thelogicalghost New Member

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    Is bumping allowed?

    If no one's going to answer, does anyone have any recommendations for other websites/forums/IRC rooms/etc. I could ask?
     
  5. DarkFool

    DarkFool Nemesis of the Ancients

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    No and no. This more-or-less is the last place to look, unless you go through the Sierra Gateway and find something on the other side. I don't know, I haven't ever tried it myself.

    However, I'll give installing this a shot on my machine at work tomorrow (since I'm running Vista at home).
     
  6. DarkFool

    DarkFool Nemesis of the Ancients

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    So far no luck installing. Are you running 32 or 64 bit W7? Oh, and are you an administrator? I'm starting down the road of finding a fix, but it'll probably take me a day or two.
     
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    Thank you so so much for trying! I'm running Win 7 x64 and yes, I am the admin.
     
  8. Frigo

    Frigo New Member

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    Try to install some older Windows on VirtualBox and use the Character Editor there?
     
  9. DarkFool

    DarkFool Nemesis of the Ancients

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    Either that, or if he has Professional, he could try running it in XP Mode.
     
  10. wayne-scales

    wayne-scales Well-Known Member

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    Turn it off and on again. That's the American way.
     
  11. Grossenschwamm

    Grossenschwamm Well-Known Member

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    Pour whiskey on it until it restarts. That's the Irish way.
     
  12. TheDavisChanger

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    Strike it until it does what you want it to do. That was my father's way.
     
  13. wayne-scales

    wayne-scales Well-Known Member

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    Complain on a forum about it until it fixes itself; that's the Gross way! Nah, I kid!
     
  14. thelogicalghost

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    Argle. Still no good. I'm reaching the point where I'm considering giving up.

    Is there another way to hack Arcanum? I tried a hex editor and that completely failed.
     
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    I answered yours and my own question here:

    http://terra-arcanum.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=17426

    I was getting frustrated myself with vista not registering the OCX and DLL files so on the off chance i went to download.com, searched for a program that registers DLL's. I found a free program called OCX DLL Manager which did it with no problems at all, the editor loads up just fine. There's a couple of other programs on there but this one worked for me with no problems at all. I'm using Vista Home 32bit.

    Hope this helps.
     
  16. RowdyAstounding

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    Here's the trick. All the .DLL and .OCX files need to be registered to the system. This method is verified to work from Vista-Ten.

    Extract all archive contents into "C:\Program Files (x86)\Arcanum\" directory.

    Open an Administrative Command Prompt and enter the following commands:

    Regsvr32.exe "C:\Program Files (x86)\Arcanum\*.DLL"

    *And*

    Regsvr32.exe "C:\Program Files (x86)\Arcanum\*.OCX"

    Ignore any errors, afterward the editor will launch normally.
     
  17. Jojobobo

    Jojobobo Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tip Rowdy, people do occasionally come here looking for advice about save game editors so I'm sure it'll be of use. Welcome to the forums!
     
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    I find the older I get, the less I care about gravedigging. Maybe it's because I myself am closer to the grave, and thus feel more ambivalent towards it.

    Either way, at this point these forums are part giant-poorly-formatted-shitty-knowledge-wiki, so there isn't much reason to get all uppity about it.
     
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    Sounds like somebody needs to do some past-due email notification unsubscription.
     
  20. Vorak

    Vorak Administrator Staff Member

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    Philes, it has always been within our power to ignore the rules when it suits us.
     
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