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    Racing Academy install?

    I'm trying to install Racing Academy from NestFuturelab, but I'm having some problems getting it to run. Has anybody else installed this software?

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    Re: Racing Academy install?

    Errrm. Your link points to Microsofts' homepage.

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    Re: Racing Academy install?

    @Dos_Box: No it doesn't... it simply doesn't work!

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    Re: Racing Academy install?

    I edited the URL for everyones sanity .

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    Re: Racing Academy install?

    I've installed it here and it's fine. The sound effects are nice. If you like clicks.
    What are the install problems you are having?

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    Re: Racing Academy install?

    The program won't start. It's a problem to do with direct3D - it complains at startup. DirectX 9.0c is installed and direct3D test works in dxdiag.exe.

    Sorry about the mangled url I posted.

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    Re: Racing Academy install?

    have you tried it on more than one pc? i.e. on a different model to the one you tried it on

    I've found programs in the past *coughs "kudos" hehe* that refuse to install on a networked pc, especially when using folder redirection for the Start Menu in some cases.

    Odd though about a direct3D error. Have you tried updating the gfx drivers too?

    Cheers
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    Re: Racing Academy install?

    kudos dont use it now but i just phone and say coming over to smack around ear if dont help me solve the problem (offices are about 10 min walk from here)



    russ

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    Re: Racing Academy install?

    A bit off topic, but ive got a network installation of kudos 5 running perfectly, with folder redirection... all i did was completely ignore the instructions and do it my own way and it worked (nearly) first time, i just needed an update from CASCAiDs website and to set some manual folder perms on the userdata folder....

    As for the Direct3D error, could you post what it actualyl says, try narrow down the problem.

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    Re: Racing Academy install?

    Update the Direct X 9c

    As for Kudos 5 Works well here with folder redirecton

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    Re: Racing Academy install?

    still waiting for this years kudos from powys' careers dept.....

    *whistles to himself*

    how similar to last years version is it? I ended up making a tidy install for it

    if its similar - same process will work - shall make ya a copy of the script and info on what to do if folk are interested

    ta,
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    Re: Racing Academy install?

    Hey - even I might try it! [goes and lies down a bit!!! lmao!!!]

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    Re: Racing Academy install?

    [goes and lies down a bit!!! lmao!!!]
    wish you mark - then maybe i can stop reading new posts and go to bed :P :P

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