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New patch?! Just started the game again and its downloading something:

posted by Chocolade on - last edited - Viewed by 643 users

dunno.
I quit the game now run again after log in i clicked PLAY NOW and it started downloading something.
Something big.

I dont know if its a patch/fix or the whole game again cuz its big!
Im downloading on 1000KB/s and its not small file.

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  • Yep, you're right. Here's the bug in more detail:

    If you install the game and then choose to RUN it immediately when you've finished (by leaving the check box ticked at the end of the installer) it will work fine -- because you're already running it as an Administrator.

    Once the game is installed, however, and you decide to play it again, you need run it as an Administrator manually, otherwise the Launcher will ask you to Log In and then redownload and attempt to install the game over itself(!).

    This is some particularly lazy bug testing coupled with some bad programming, unfortunately. Someone never bothered to see what happens if you uncheck the boxes at the end of the installer -- or, if they did, they never bothered to see what happens if you install it on a default Vista or Windows 7 setup.

    No game (or application, for that matter) should require Administrator rights (ie. the unrestricted ability to alter the user's computer configuration) to run... and users of Vista and Windows 7 should NOT disable UAC for this very reason.

    Sounds like a QA shake-up is in order if you ask me!

    Short answer:
    Until TellTale fixes this bug, you need to run BTTF as an Admin if you're using Vista or Windows 7.

    To do this:
    1. Right click on the game icon on your Desktop (or in your Start Menu).
    2. Select "Run As Administrator".
    3. Click "OK" in the window that appears.

    You will now be able to play BTTF: Episode 1.

  • lucky you guys ... i can't even login now

  • @StevenMcFlyJr said: lucky you guys ... i can't even login now

    Did you actually buy the whole game?

  • Hah! Thought the exact same thing. Game sure is in need of a patch to get this business sorted out before the free episode in February (and so bad word of mouth doesn't spread). The episode itself is fantastic.

  • @ThunderPeel2001 said: Yep, you're right. Here's the bug in more detail:

    If you install the game and then choose to RUN it immediately when you've finished (by leaving the check box ticked at the end of the installer) it will work fine -- because you're already running it as an Administrator.

    Once the game is installed, however, and you decide to play it again, you need run it as an Administrator manually, otherwise the Launcher will ask you to Log In and then redownload and attempt to install the game over itself(!).

    This is some particularly lazy bug testing coupled with some bad programming, unfortunately. Someone never bothered to see what happens if you uncheck the boxes at the end of the installer -- or, if they did, they never bothered to see what happens if you install it on a default Vista or Windows 7 setup.

    No game (or application, for that matter) should require Administrator rights (ie. the unrestricted ability to alter the user's computer configuration) to run... and users of Vista and Windows 7 should NOT disable UAC for this very reason.

    Sounds like a QA shake-up is in order if you ask me!

    Short answer:
    Until TellTale fixes this bug, you need to run BTTF as an Admin if you're using Vista or Windows 7.

    To do this:
    1. Right click on the game icon on your Desktop (or in your Start Menu).
    2. Select "Run As Administrator".
    3. Click "OK" in the window that appears.

    You will now be able to play BTTF: Episode 1.

    A more appropriate solution:

    Launch regedit.
    On 32-bit systems, browse to HKLM\Software\Telltale Games
    On 64-bit systems, browse to HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Telltale Games

    Right-click on "BackToTheFuture101.exe" and select "Properties".
    Grant the "Users" group "full control" over the subkey and click "OK" (alternatively, you could just add the user account of the user who will be playing the game, but you should only need to do this if you want to restrict access to the game).

    The game will now launch properly under a user account.

    The benefits of this fix are appropriate security controls and retention of saved games under the user account.

  • Great job on getting to the specific cause of the problem!

    Your solution is WAY beyond the average user here, though. I would NOT suggest that beginners start editing their registry. This may be a "safer" solution, but I don't think it's appropriate for these users.

  • @ThunderPeel2001 said: Great job on getting to the specific cause of the problem!

    Your solution is WAY beyond the average user here, though. I would NOT suggest that beginners start editing their registry. This may be a "safer" solution, but I don't think it's appropriate for these users.

    Running the application as "Administrator" will result in saved games and settings being stored in an incorrect profile. Once the problem is fixed by the vendor, users who chose that less secure option will lose access to their saved games.

  • @ThunderPeel2001 said: Yep, you're right. Here's the bug in more detail:

    If you install the game and then choose to RUN it immediately when you've finished (by leaving the check box ticked at the end of the installer) it will work fine -- because you're already running it as an Administrator.

    Once the game is installed, however, and you decide to play it again, you need run it as an Administrator manually, otherwise the Launcher will ask you to Log In and then redownload and attempt to install the game over itself(!).

    This is some particularly lazy bug testing coupled with some bad programming, unfortunately. Someone never bothered to see what happens if you uncheck the boxes at the end of the installer -- or, if they did, they never bothered to see what happens if you install it on a default Vista or Windows 7 setup.

    No game (or application, for that matter) should require Administrator rights (ie. the unrestricted ability to alter the user's computer configuration) to run... and users of Vista and Windows 7 should NOT disable UAC for this very reason.

    Sounds like a QA shake-up is in order if you ask me!

    Short answer:
    Until TellTale fixes this bug, you need to run BTTF as an Admin if you're using Vista or Windows 7.

    To do this:
    1. Right click on the game icon on your Desktop (or in your Start Menu).
    2. Select "Run As Administrator".
    3. Click "OK" in the window that appears.

    You will now be able to play BTTF: Episode 1.

    i think it also works when you install it in a different directory than program files. i did and have no problems at all. the problem with that directory in vista and 7 is, you have to have admin privileges to do changes inside it.

    just install it in c:\games\bttf or something like that

  • Thank you! Running the game as Administrator fixed it for me :-)

  • @Cyphox said: i think it also works when you install it in a different directory than program files. i did and have no problems at all. the problem with that directory in vista and 7 is, you have to have admin privileges to do changes inside it.

    just install it in c:\games\bttf or something like that

    Your assessment is incorrect. I install all games under Q:\, which is also mapped as C:\Games. Back to the Future would not launch properly until I granted the "Users" group "Full Control" of the registry key.

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