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How not to do an update - 3VE-Online hoses many, many XP installs

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    ScanIAm

    I actually tried last night to download this enhancement, but I didn't have a lot of time, so I skipped it till lunch today.

    Now, I find out that it was a good thing I did.  I'd put in 2 new video cards, and if I hadn't seen this first, I would have thought that I'd blown the system up:

    http://games.slashdot.org/games/07/12/06/1312254.shtml


    The new release seems to have gone well, and anyone who just did the standard install would be fine.  The problem comes if/when the Eve client figures out that your machine can handle the new models and skins...they offer it to you from a few different places, but most notably, from the actual logon sceen Sad

    The bug overwrites the c:\boot.ini file and once you reboot, you are hosed.  If you've got 2 machines, you might be able to use the second to look for the thread and the fix, but some folks only have 1 machine.  And others don't have a bootable XP cd Sad

    Who the heck uses boot.ini as a game file, anyway?

    CCP made a great game in spite of the idiots they have working for them.

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    Cyonix

    Lucky i have Vista Smiley

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    Zeus

    Damn those Icelandic developers ... Perplexed

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    Lloyd_Humph

    It wont boot for SP1, but it will for SP2. There are people in the comments who've simply been told that Boot.ini is missing, then the machine continues to boot.

    IIRC, they say it wont boot for SP1. Yay for being so bored you actually read all 7bn comments Smiley

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    Sven Groot

    Lloyd_Humph wrote:
    It wont boot for SP1, but it will for SP2. There are people in the comments who've simply been told that Boot.ini is missing, then the machine continues to boot.

    Depends on your config. If Windows is not in C:\Windows, it can't boot without a boot.ini to tell NTLDR where it is.

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    Tom Servo

    Nice avatar...

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