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Re: EDIE and/or EDEE run on Vista 32 bit?

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  • Paul
    I am very pleased to report that the full version works just fine on the Vista 64. I also downloaded and tried the current version of the demo and it works,
    Message 1 of 9 , Aug 15, 2009
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      I am very pleased to report that the full version works just fine on the Vista 64. I also downloaded and tried the current version of the demo and it works, too. The demo I tried the other day was the original preview from Dec. 2004, which was still on the old computer.

      Paul

      --- In empire-deluxe@yahoogroups.com, "Mark Kinkead @ Killer Bee Software" <mok@...> wrote:
      >
      > I mentioned this to Paul privately this morning, but want to say that I have been told by one other user the game was working on Vista 64. However, that is the full version. The demo version may possibly be bad for 64 bit windows...
      >
      > I suspect this is voodoo caused by Microsoft in their advances in compilers (which have wrecked havoc over the passed years for the AI efforts - you had to be just right to compile against the libs, and their compilers seem to change every year).
      >
      > The full version compile uses a leter version of the MS compiler than the demo. Paul is hopefully going to let me know if he has it going on 64 bit as well with the full version. But I suspect the demo needs an upgrade/recompile. If this is the case, then users of old installs may have trouble trying to reinstall on their 64 bit machines running Vista (or whatever comes next) when they get them. If this becomes the case they can always send me mail.
      >
      > I will post again when I find more info on whether or not 64 bit causes issues.
      >
      > --Mark
      >
      >
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Paul
      > To: empire-deluxe@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 8:03 PM
      > Subject: [empire-deluxe] Re: EDIE and/or EDEE run on Vista 32 bit?
      >
      >
      > I am in the process of migrating from my old Dell running XP to a new computer running Vista 64. When I tried to install the demo I got a message saying it's not compatible. Anyone else tried this yet?
      >
      > -- Paul
      >
      > --- In empire-deluxe@yahoogroups.com, "Mark Kinkead @ Killer Bee Software" <mok@> wrote:
      > >
      > > I know many people are running EDEE on Vista with success. If you try either demo, they should work fine on Vista.
      > >
      > >
      > > --Mark
      > >
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: neveroutoftune
      > > To: empire-deluxe@yahoogroups.com
      > > Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 9:42 PM
      > > Subject: [empire-deluxe] EDIE and/or EDEE run on Vista 32 bit?
      > >
      > >
      > > I have been playing Empire 2.03 on my XP machine for years. I recently
      > > upgraded to a new machine with Vista Business (32 bit) and found that
      > > Empire 2.03 does not run well. Most problems related to opening
      > > previously saved games. I either get an "Access Violation" or "Win32
      > > Exception".
      > >
      > > So, now I am looking at EDIE or EDEE. Is anyone running either of
      > > these successfully on Vista?
      > >
      >
    • veridia2000
      ... Well, mine worked on Vista 64, but I had issues only after saving the game and restoring the old save state. The computer players would not initialize
      Message 2 of 9 , Oct 31, 2009
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        --- In empire-deluxe@yahoogroups.com, "Mark Kinkead @ Killer Bee Software" <mok@...> wrote:
        >
        > I mentioned this to Paul privately this morning, but want to say
        > that I have been told by one other user the game was working on
        > Vista 64. However, that is the full version. The demo version may
        > possibly be bad for 64 bit windows...

        Well, mine worked on Vista 64, but I had issues only after saving the game and restoring the old save state. The computer players would not initialize properly. I don't know if anyone else had this problem. It kind of sucked too since I wanted to enjoy the game.

        It's a great game to relax too, up there with M.U.L.E. and GDW's Road to Moscow. (Always liked that game for some reason), although I can't play it these days because the interface is unbearable. I got spoiled with newer interfaces.
      • Max Herbie Stone
        [A Google based translation. :-)] A small overview of my experiences with EDIE: The last time I installed EDIE was shortly after the release of EDIE on a
        Message 3 of 9 , Oct 31, 2009
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          [A Google based translation. :-)]

          A small overview of my experiences with EDIE:

          The last time I installed EDIE was shortly after the release of EDIE on
          a Windows 2000 system. That was long ago. Because I have installed a
          variety of graphic sets and want to change easily between them I start
          EDIE by a batch script. This includes only a copy command (ed_var1.ini
          -> ed.ini) and than start EDIE itself.

          This folder of EDIE (including the desktop shortcuts to the batch files)
          had always copied to a new computer. No installation required. This
          always worked great without any problems! Only Fubsters World Build DLL
          must be reinstalled, but without any problems too.

          The Windows system I had tested:
          - Windows 2000 32bit
          - XP Home 32bit
          - XP Pro 32bit
          - Vista Home Premium 32bit
          - Win7 Pro 64bit

          Always with local admin rights.
          Always without problems!
          And tested it well - I play often EDIE... :-)

          Perhaps there are only problems with the installer?

          Hope to helped a bit,
          Max72 by www.empire-forum.de

          ---
          [German original]

          Eine kleine Übersicht von meinen Erfahrungen mit EDIE:

          Das letzte mal installiert habe ich EDIE kurz nach der Veröffentlichung
          unter Windows 2000. Das ist lange her. Da ich verschiedene Grafik-Sets
          installiert habe und zwischen dieses gerne schnell mal tausche starte
          ich EDIE über eine Batch-Skript. Diese beinhaltet nur einen Kopierbefehl
          (ed-var1.ini -> ed.ini) und den Aufruf von EDIE selber.

          Dieses gesamte Verzeichnis von EDIE (inklusive der Desktop-Verknüpfungen
          zu den Batch-Dateien) hatte immer auf einen neuen Rechner kopiert.
          Keine Neuinstallation nötig. Dieses funktionierte immer reibungslos! Nur
          Fubsters WorldBuild-DLL musste jeweils neu installiert werden, was
          ebenfalls reibungslos funktionierte.

          Folgende Windows-System habe ich so getestet:
          - Windows 2000 32bit
          - XP Home 32bit
          - XP Pro 32bit
          - Vista Home Premium 32bit
          - Win7 Pro 64bit

          Immer mit lokalen Admin-Rechten.
          Immer ohne Probleme!
          Ausgiebig getestet - ich spiele EDIE häufig... :-)

          Vielleicht gibt es ja nur Probleme mit dem Installationsprogramm?

          Hoffe hiermit ein wenig geholfen zu haben,
          Max72 vom www.empire-forum.de


          Mark Kinkead @ Killer Bee Software schrieb:
          > I mentioned this to Paul privately this morning, but want to say that I
          > have been told by one other user the game was working on Vista 64.
          > However, that is the full version. The demo version may possibly be bad
          > for 64 bit windows...
          >
          > I suspect this is voodoo caused by Microsoft in their advances in
          > compilers (which have wrecked havoc over the passed years for the AI
          > efforts - you had to be just right to compile against the libs, and
          > their compilers seem to change every year).
          >
          > The full version compile uses a leter version of the MS compiler than
          > the demo. Paul is hopefully going to let me know if he has it going on
          > 64 bit as well with the full version. But I suspect the demo needs an
          > upgrade/recompile. If this is the case, then users of old installs may
          > have trouble trying to reinstall on their 64 bit machines running Vista
          > (or whatever comes next) when they get them. If this becomes the case
          > they can always send me mail.
          >
          > I will post again when I find more info on whether or not 64 bit causes
          > issues.
          >
          > --Mark
          >
          >
          >
          >
          > ----- Original Message -----
          > *From:* Paul <mailto:daddyrabbitp@...>
          > *To:* empire-deluxe@yahoogroups.com
          > <mailto:empire-deluxe@yahoogroups.com>
          > *Sent:* Wednesday, August 12, 2009 8:03 PM
          > *Subject:* [empire-deluxe] Re: EDIE and/or EDEE run on Vista 32 bit?
          >
          >
          >
          > I am in the process of migrating from my old Dell running XP to a
          > new computer running Vista 64. When I tried to install the demo I
          > got a message saying it's not compatible. Anyone else tried this yet?
          >
          > -- Paul
          >
          > --- In empire-deluxe@yahoogroups.com
          > <mailto:empire-deluxe@yahoogroups.com>, "Mark Kinkead @ Killer Bee
          > Software" <mok@...> wrote:
          > >
          > > I know many people are running EDEE on Vista with success. If you
          > try either demo, they should work fine on Vista.
          > >
          > >
          > > --Mark
          > >
          > >
          > > ----- Original Message -----
          > > From: neveroutoftune
          > > To: empire-deluxe@yahoogroups.com
          > <mailto:empire-deluxe%40yahoogroups.com>
          > > Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 9:42 PM
          > > Subject: [empire-deluxe] EDIE and/or EDEE run on Vista 32 bit?
          > >
          > >
          > > I have been playing Empire 2.03 on my XP machine for years. I
          > recently
          > > upgraded to a new machine with Vista Business (32 bit) and found
          > that
          > > Empire 2.03 does not run well. Most problems related to opening
          > > previously saved games. I either get an "Access Violation" or "Win32
          > > Exception".
          > >
          > > So, now I am looking at EDIE or EDEE. Is anyone running either of
          > > these successfully on Vista?
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