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Running Mecha / Ladybug DX11 demos on Vista?

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  1. Nick [D]vB

    Nick [D]vB New Member

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    New ATI DX11 Demos:

    http://developer.amd.com/samples/demos/pages/ATIRadeonHD5800SeriesRealTimeDemos.aspx

    The installer requires Windows7 but they should be able to run on Vista with DX11 installed.

    Extract the installers with Uniextract: http://legroom.net/software/uniextract

    Then replace the extracted msi installers with these: http://depositfiles.com/files/rx8fc71g9

    I have patched them with Orca to remove the OS build check, they will now install on Vista.

    Sadly I just get a side-by-side error when I run them, but I think my Vista64 install is knackered,

    can someone else please try running them on Vista for me? thanks

    :)
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    They work fine here with the released platform update for Vista.
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    Nick [D]vB New Member

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    Thanks, did you have to install them or just extract and run the exe?

    What VC++ versions do you have installed, I have tried 2005, 2008, SP1 etc

    Are you on Vista 64bit?
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    I'm running windows 7 build 7100, and when I run the installer for the ladybug demo it says;

    'This application requires Windows 7', I click ok then, 'Installation ended prematurely because of an error'

    *scratches head*

    definitely running most up to date DirectX, made absolutely sure of that.
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    Have you tried disabling the Nvidia driver?
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    wolf Performance Enthusiast

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    Good point, the 9800GT is powering my second monitor, so just disable the Nvidia card for now?
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    For this demo yeah. It's likely the program is seeing the Nvidia card and not installing. You could just try going into the device manager and disabling it.
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    I'll try that and a reboot and get back to you :)
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    Wolf try my patched installers they will install the demos on anything.

    I used the standard Uniextract option then patched the MSI's with Orca to remove the OS build check:

    http://depositfiles.com/files/rx8fc71g9 (only 2.3Mb each)

    just overwrite the original installer in the folder that Uniextract creates,

    they will now install correctly on Vista or Windows7 RC1 etc :)



    But when I launch them I get this error:

    [​IMG]

    ...and this in the event log:

    It seems to be a VC++ version problem but I have installed evey VC++ redist I can find and it doesn't help (SP1, x86, 64bit etc)

    [​IMG]

    I think my winsxs folder is borked but I can't work out how to use sxstrace:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/junfeng/archive/2006/04/14/576314.aspx

    I just need to force the demos to access the correct version of the file,

    I think I would need to build a custom manifest or somthing, but that's were I give up and install Win7...

    :(
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    wolf Performance Enthusiast

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    hmmm same error erocker, trying your method Nick [D]vB, I'll let you know how it goes :)
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    Thanks Nick that worked a treat, still bizarre that It didn't want to work in the first place, but it's a good workaround you have. And thanks again for your suggestion erocker :)

    Damn that ladybug is detailed, so much texture in the shell and eyes, a good (yet small) taste of visuals to come :toast:
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    Glad they did the trick, I'm off to install Windows7 then... :D
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    IMO you will never look back, I can't see myself ever going back to anything else for a fresh install :)
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    I dual boot XP + Vista64 at the moment, I was running RC1 on a third drive for a while but I needed the space back.

    I've got a good reason to have a tidy up now... :)
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    I just got Windows7 installed, the demos are very pretty and everything but it's a real shame there is no camera control,

    I should have saved myself a lot of grief and just downloaded the video.


    I can't help thinking DX11 is still missing it's killer feature, I could get excited about bump-mapping and HDR when they arrived,

    but I'm still not sold on tessellation, compute shaders etc, only time will tell I suppose...

    :D
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