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I'm having problems with the Tweak install with TOB.

The exec creates a folder named 'BG2_Tweaks' but a setup exec named

'SETUP-~8.exe' in my SOA folder. When I double-click on this exe, it fails saying 'bad command line'.

My hardware:

Gateway500, 128MB RAM and Win98SE

My installations: [in order installed]

SOA + official patch

TOB + official patch

G3 Fixpack

Various IAP's [items, armor & weapons]

Weidu Mods

Abystore, Bagbonus, Herbs, DOQuestpack, Improved Anvil,

Planar Teleport, Ribald's Genie

And then, BG2_Tweaks-v3.exe; which creates setup-~8.exe



WeiDU v 197 Log


C:\Program Files\Black Isle\BGII - SoA\SETUP-~8.exe



** ERROR ** [sETUP-~8.TP2] not found.

Make sure that you have unpacked the archive correctly and

that you are not trying to run this file from inside an archive.[./Chitin.key] loaded, 590551 bytes

[./Chitin.key] 182 BIFFs, 41793 resources

[dialog.tlk] loaded, 9296920 bytes

[dialog.tlk] 78101 string entries

[./baldur.ini] loaded, 576 bytes

Possible HD/CD Path: [C:\Program Files\Black Isle\BGII - SoA\]

Possible HD/CD Path: [D:\CD1\]

Possible HD/CD Path: [C:\Program Files\Black Isle\BGII - SoA\CD2\]

Possible HD/CD Path: [D:\CD2\]

Possible HD/CD Path: [D:\CD3\]

Possible HD/CD Path: [D:\CD4\]

Possible HD/CD Path: [D:\CD5\]

[./Autorun.ini] loaded, 1452 bytes

[./Mplaynow.ini] loaded, 230 bytes

[./Keymap.ini] loaded, 5615 bytes

[C:\Program Files\Black Isle\BGII - SoA\SETUP-~8.exe] Using scripting style "BG"

[dialog.tlk] claims to be writeable.

[dialog.tlk] claims to be a regular file.


WeiDU Timings

load TLK 0.000

loading files 0.280

unmarshal KEY 0.330

stuff not covered elsewhere 0.540

unmarshal TLK 0.820

TOTAL 1.970



The only other time I've used the G3 tweakpack is with SOA[ no TOB] with Ribald's Genie, Herbs, Planar Teleport & improved Anvil. I've not used Abystore, Bagbonus, & DOQuestpack before.


I've checked through searches for similar installation probs in the forum, but came up with naught. Any help would be greatly appreciated.




kix :p

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I have no idea why Windows 98 has decided to truncate your file names to 8 characters, but it's a problem. Are all of the files truncated, or just the exe file? If it's just the exe file, you should be able to rename it Setup-BG2_Tweaks.exe and then run it normally. If it's truncated other files, you've go a lot of renaming to do.


What did you use to extract it? Did you double-click the package or use another program?

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^ That's a common problem (at least with my version of Win98). As far as I can see it's not the installer/unpacker that causes the truncation but the WeiDU self-updating to latest version thingamejig (or the way it is instructed to do so in the installation .BAT).

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Thanks for letting me know its not only me!

The exec created the filename setp-~8 and it was the eighth weidu installed.

Does that help the diagnosis?



I double-clicked on the downloaded exec, downloaded that day. And ....

Once again you've helped me out, many thanks. A simple renaming of the setup exec to 'Setup-BG2_Tweaks.exe' did the trick; I just didn't know the exact file name to rename it to, it's up and running now.



Thanks again


kix :p

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