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File locations in arcanum directory and manual install howto

Discussion in 'Arcanum Hints & Tips' started by The_Bob, Jul 26, 2007.

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  1. The_Bob

    The_Bob Administrator Staff Member

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    I remember that back when I frequented this forum, there were people reporting odd behaviour of the installer, or simply a compleate failure to run. In such cases, there's a way to force the install by unpacking the files manually, which might be faster and simpler then getting the installer to work. For how to do that exactly, refer to older posts in the forum, this one is about where to put them once they are unpacked. Just for the record, in my case the .cab files can be opened just like .zip files in the windows explorer and there are some uncompressed files out in [cd]:\SIERRA\ARCANUM folder with some directory structure already there.

    So, for the main part, this is how a fresh install of Arcanum 1.0.6.4 should look like:
    Code:
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\Mssv29.asi
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\msiexec.exe
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\OReg.html
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\Sierra.html
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\Reference.html
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\Arcanum.html
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\SierraUp.cfg
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\Sierra.inf
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\mm_won.dll
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\ScrMaker.exe
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\readme.txt
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\SierraUp.exe
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\Mss32.dll
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\Mp3dec.asi
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\binkw32.dll
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\EULA.doc
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\RemoveProtos.exe
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\Eula.txt
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\tig.dat
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\Mssv12.asi
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\Mssv24.asi
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\WorldEd.exe
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\SierraPt.dll
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\Arcanum.exe
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\arcanum2.dat
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\arcanum1.dat
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\arcanum3.dat
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum.dat
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Vormantown.dat
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\movies
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\sound
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\movies\00069.bik
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\movies\50000.bik
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\movies\A0021.bik
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\movies\91568.bik
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\movies\02112.bik
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\movies\G0021.bik
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\movies\01138.bik
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\movies\51169.bik
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\movies\movies.mes
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\sound\music
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\sound\music\Kerghan.mp3
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\sound\music\Cities.mp3
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\sound\music\Mines.mp3
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\sound\music\Tarant.mp3
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\sound\music\Caladon_Catacombs.mp3
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\sound\music\Tarant_Sewers.mp3
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\sound\music\Qintara.mp3
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\sound\music\Vendegoth.mp3
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\sound\music\Wilderness.mp3
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\sound\music\Combat 6.mp3
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\sound\music\CombatMusic.MP3
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\sound\music\Caladon.mp3
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\sound\music\Combat 5.mp3
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\sound\music\Isle_of_Despair.mp3
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\sound\music\Villages.mp3
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\sound\music\Combat 4.mp3
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\sound\music\Towns.mp3
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\sound\music\Void.mp3
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\sound\music\Combat 3.mp3
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\sound\music\Dungeons.mp3
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\sound\music\Combat 2.mp3
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\sound\music\Arcanum.mp3
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\sound\music\Tulla.mp3
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\sound\music\Interlude.MP3
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\sound\music\DwarvenMusic.mp3
    D:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\sound\music\Combat 1.mp3
    
    So generally, to install this manually you'd have to:
    • copy [cd1]:\SIERRA and [cd2]:\SIERRA directories to hdd
    • create directory [hdd]:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum
    • create directory [hdd]:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\movies
    • copy *.bik files from [cd1]:\SETUP1.cab in there
    • copy movies.mes file from [cd1]:\SETUP1.cab in there
    • create directory [hdd]:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\sound
    • create directory [hdd]:\Sierra\Arcanum\modules\Arcanum\sound\music
    • copy *.mp3 files from [cd1]:\SETUP1.cab in there
    • copy all files from [cd1]:\SETUP2.cab to [hdd]:\Sierra\Arcanum
    • see if it works
    • install patch
    • play

    As for registry entries, AFAIK they are not needed for Arcanum to work, they should be created automatically when you run the game.

    However, when i looked them up in the registry, there were some associated with Sierra OnLine, which may have something to do with multiplayer. Since I have no way of finding out, I'll post them here so the zealous types can fake an install a bit better.

    Important: I'm not posting the (un)installer data so if for some odd reason you choose ever to delete Arcanum, you'll heve to delete these entries yourself (If you're a registry purist that is). Another thing: These are from MY computer, where Arcanum is installed to D:\Sierra . Make sure to modify them if you copied the game somewhere else.

    Copy'n'paste these into text files, change files' extensions to .reg and doubleclick resulting files to add entries.
    First 'Sierra OnLine' entry:
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sierra OnLine]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sierra OnLine\Setup]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sierra OnLine\Setup\AR_USENG]
    @=""
    "Directory"="D:\\Sierra\\Arcanum\\"
    "Full Name"="Arcanum"
    
    Second 'Sierra On-Line' entry:
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sierra On-Line]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sierra On-Line\Arcanum]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sierra On-Line\Arcanum\1.0.6.4]
    @=""
    
    note that I'm uploading these after having applied the 1074 patch - these were not updated

    Also, here's the Troika registry entry:
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Troika]
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Troika\Arcanum]
    "installed_mode"="\"\""
    "installed_from"="F:\\"
    @=""
    "installed_to"="D:\\Sierra\\Arcanum\\"
    

    edit: Some minor typos, dumped the registry keys in case anyone might need them.
    edit: Fixed the bbcode markup of the list and reg keys.
     
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