Thread: Thief Gold and Windows XP

Thief Gold and Windows XP

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    Thief Gold and Windows XP

    I got this message when I tried to install Thief Gold back into my system:

    This product cannot be installed on Windows NT due to a Microsoft DirectX (tm) limitation.

    Huh?

    When I upgraded to XP last fall I had uninstalled several of my games to free up space. I upgraded from Windows 98 to Windows XP home edition.

    I have DirectX 8.1.

    Any insight into this?

  2. #2
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    Have you installed Thief Gold on XP Home before? To do so you need to use the command:

    <b>d:\setup.exe -lgntforce</b>

    Where "d" is the proper letter of your CD drive and the first letter of "lgntforce" is a lowercase "L".

    If that's not the case, it should work fine with DirectX 8.1, so I don't have any other suggestions.

  3. #3
    Thanks Munin.

    The problem is I cannot even get to the option to put the drive information in though. I can click on install and that message pops up. How can I bypass that?

    I have not installed this to Windows XP since I upgraded, no.

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    You must enter the above command at the command prompt. After the install CD autoplays, then quit the install program. Start a command window or use the Run command under the start menu. Then enter the command as text.

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    Thank you Peter Smith. I will try that.

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    Sorry Shadow Creeper, I forgot that detail.