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

posted by Chocolade on - last edited - Viewed by 269 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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  • @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.

  • hmmm... interesting.

    i did not have to change these registry setting. afair i disabled user account control (cant check right now, im not at home), maybe thats another step.

    another possible solution could be to start the installation as admin, so the setup can set the registry settings the correct way right at the installation?

    i'll check the permissions on the registry settings when im home

  • @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



    No, this won't work. It's a registry issue, not a folder permissions issue.

    @Cyphox said: 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.

    No, the saved games are stored in the current user's Documents folder, so they will not be lost when this is fixed.

    @Cyphox said: hmmm... interesting.

    i did not have to change these registry setting. afair i disabled user account control (cant check right now, im not at home), maybe thats another step.

    another possible solution could be to start the installation as admin, so the setup can set the registry settings the correct way right at the installation?

    i'll check the permissions on the registry settings when im home

    This is precisely why people should not be messing with the registry. DO NOT DO THIS. You clearly do not have the knowledge required to fix anything if you change something you shouldn't. The game already runs as an Admin when you install it... otherwise it would not be able to install. Also, you should NEVER disable UAC, but since you've already done that, you do NOT need to alter your registry! (The whole point of altering the registry is so that you do not have to alter UAC/Run as Admin!)

  • @ThunderPeel2001 said:
    This is precisely why people should not be messing with the registry. DO NOT DO THIS. You clearly do not have the knowledge required to fix anything if you change something you shouldn't. The game already runs as an Admin when you install it... otherwise it would not be able to install. Also, you should NEVER disable UAC, but since you've already done that, you do NOT need to alter your registry! (The whole point of altering the registry is so that you do not have to alter UAC/Run as Admin!)



    uac is for wieners.

    and i have the knowledge, im in the it-business and stuff. but as i said, i did not had to change these permissions, cause its working for me perfectly right from the start. as you said (and as i think) its because i disabled uac.

    uac is evil and useless

    i just checked the permissions:
    creator/owner: allowed to do NOTHING except "special permissions"
    system: full acces / read
    admins: full access / read
    users: read

  • @Cyphox said: uac is for wieners.

    and i have the knowledge, im in the it-business and stuff. but as i said, i did not had to change these permissions, cause its working for me perfectly right from the start. as you said (and as i think) its because i disabled uac.

    uac is evil and useless

    i just checked the permissions:
    creator/owner: allowed to do NOTHING except "special permissions"
    system: full acces / read
    admins: full access / read
    users: read



    If you are running under an account in the Administrators group, you are running insecurely.

    If you are running under an account in the Administrators group and you have disabled UAC, you are incompetent.

  • @Dimensio said: If you are running under an account in the Administrators group, you are running insecurely.

    If you are running under an account in the Administrators group and you have disabled UAC, you are incompetent.



    No, u.

    There's nothing wrong with this if you know what you are doing. Seriously. UAC is a hassle more than a helper. All it does is alerts you that YOU are making changes to some stupid system setting that is most likely harmless in nature.

  • @Ninja said: No, u.

    There's nothing wrong with this if you know what you are doing. Seriously. UAC is a hassle more than a helper. All it does is alerts you that YOU are making changes to some stupid system setting that is most likely harmless in nature.



    I run my computer securely and safely. Because I do not run under an Administrator account, unless performing system tasks, UAC does not impact my use of my computer.

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