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April 25th, 2010, 17:44
I bought the PC version of Risen from Direct2Drive, which is only relevant because rather than having a CD, all the install files are on my computer.

I am getting C++ errors when trying to install. I believe this is a problem with my computer and not the game…HOWEVER, on other games, I have simply been able to disable the installation of Microsoft C++ redistributable via the various games' ini files, so when they install, they would bypass this step. My computer won't let this program access some of the registry. I don't know why, and after looking through the registry, I can't find the things it is trying to change.

This is the error I get:

So, is there a way to disable the C++ install for Risen? I couldn't find anything on the ini file. If I let it go through, then the game will not start & tells me "side-by-side configuration is incorrect."

I paid $40 for this game, and I'd like to play it. I am peeved because Deep Silver forums are not accepting new registrants, so I can't ask my question there.

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April 26th, 2010, 13:41
I've never even seen this problem before. Usually when there's an access problem, the solution is to simply run the application as administrator.

That usually generates a different error though, so I'm pretty much clueless. Might try over at World of Gothic/Risen, someone might've encountered it before.
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April 26th, 2010, 18:23
I even deleted the entries in the registry, and the program seems to reinstall them, but they immediately become read only, causing the program error.

I have tried running it as administrator as well as running it in compatibility mode of XP. Both methods yield the same result.


Thanks…I'll try your suggestion of the other forum.
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April 26th, 2010, 18:34
Really a strange error. WoR is indeed your best chance. The guys over there know quite a lot about the game.
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July 9th, 2010, 11:05
The Risen exe file just gets deleted. I tried deleting all quarantined files in Mcafee,turned of Mcaffee, uninstalled Risen and removed the risen folder from the program files, I also removed all files to do with Deep Silver from the registry.
I installed Risen,but when I try running the game it loads the first screen and then crashes to desktop. When I check the Risen folder there is no Risen exe ??
I repeated the above with and without the latest patch with the same result. I have tried running the game in compatible mode,but as there is no Risen exe. I just get an error message that the Targetbox is not valid.
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