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nethkhar

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Hi there,

I have a problem that's more an annoyance than anything else.

I am trying to install Emporer battle for dune onto my computer running XP. To do this I have to download a zip file that contains 3 files (setup.exe, emporer.exe, and emperor.txt). This is an official update to fix issues for game owners who run XP.

I extract the files to a folder c:\emperor, the files flash up into the folder then a millisecond later emperor.exe disappears. The other 2 files are there.

I have tried extracting to differnet folders and tried a couple of unzipping software programs, and it just keeps disappearing.

Can anyone tell me why this is happening and if I can fix it, I need that file to play the game.

Thank you kind people.
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Hi, i just downloaded the zip file to my desktop and opened it with 7-zip. A folder opened with the 3 files, nothing disappeared. I dowwnloaded from this link.


ftp://ftp.westwood.com/pub/emperor/update/


i hope that this might help
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Thanks for the response, I tried exactly what you did, downloaded the file from your link, extracted with 7-zip and the file still disappeared. Only this time it was displayed for about 2 secs. When I right click and choose properties it also tells me there is only 2 files in that folder. :D

I have no idea what's going on, but I seem to have got the game working anyway even without that file. It would be nice to know what's happening tho. ;)

Thanks again for trying to help me. ;)
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Perhaps your AV dosn't like it. Check your quarantine maybe. :D
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Yey, that's the problem, I didn't know AV programs did that, I thought they asked you first. Feel like a bit of a doofus now :D

Thank you so much, for the help, and that'll be the first place I look in future. ;)
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GREAT NEWS..... :D


I scanned the Zip file & then scanned the 3 unzipped files with no problem. (trend AV) ;)


What AV are you using ?. I would like to see why yours didn't like one of the exe files
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HI, I use avast free version and in the virus chest the description is Win32:malware-gen. Which obviously it isn't.

I tested the original zip file with malwarebytes and that didn't find anything.

Out of curiousity I scanned the original zip file with avast and yes it detects it as a virus, but I've just found options in the results that you can pick so these files don't go into the chest.

So yet another new thing learnt, everydays a school day. I'll check out the Trend AV you've used that might be more to my liking.

Thanks again and have a great day :D
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Hi, Avast is preety good & free so i would stay with it. Avast possibly saw the file as malware because it was packed/multipacked.

enjoy your schooldays, they realy are the best... ;) :D
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