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Baldurs Gate not a valid win32 app


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I'm trying to run an old game on XP but keep getting an error message 'D:/Setup is not a valid Win32 application'
The game is kosher but of pensionable age (Baldurs Gate 2) Any advice welcome!
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Try updating your Windows Installer if you haven't already.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/884016
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rodney

I haven't actually...............I'll give it a bash and let you know

Thanks

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rodney

didnt work!!
I'm running SP2 so the updater keeps telling me the version I've already got is the latest version
Are there any dangers involved in running 'sfc /scannow' to check for a corrupted file?
Otherwise goodbye Sword Coast!

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Try right clicking -> properties -> compatibility mode tab. Here is a screen shot of the properties menu:



compatability_mode.PNG



BG1 is one of my all time favorites. I hope that works for you.
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methodman/rodney

got it!
changed compatibility and it works ...........just packing bags - wheres me +3 sword, gauntlets of dexterity etc
Right I'm off (May be gone for some time!)
Thanks
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Good to hear, say hi to Serevok for me.
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Good call Titan8990 and glad to hear you got it going tsim
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