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Doom3/Sid Meier's Pirates! _is*tmp problem


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Hi all.

Very new here, never really posted on a forum before but this place is probably the best for a problem I'm having.

I have the "_is*.tmp" problem that paulmceldowney was having. Every time I try to install either Doom3 or Sid Meier's Pirates! I get that error, and every time I get it the * number increases by 1, in a hexadecimal range: 0-9 + A-F.

I tried the solution posted on paulmceldowney's thread but I had no luck with deleting or renaming the Installshield folder and deleting all the files in the Temp folders (the WinXP %UserLogin\Local Settings\Temp\, %UserLogin\Temp\, Windows\Temp\, and Windows\Tmp folders).

A while ago I changed some of the environment variables for Windows temporary files (My Computer -> Properties -> Advanced -> Environment Variables) but experienced problems with programs not being able to find the windows temporary folders. I since changed it back to what it was (using the settings of another user account on the same computer as a base) but I was wondering if that might have something to do with it, maybe some setting in some vague file that wasn't altered.

The computer is a P4 3G, 512mb, Intel motherboard of some kind, ATI 9600 128mb, Windows XP Pro with SP2.
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Hello Adderr and welcome to G2G!

Try installing the games using a different CD/DVD drive.
Also try a firmware update on the CD/DVD drive.
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I've tried to install both games on two different drives, I have a Sony 52x and a LiteOn 52/32/52. I updated the firmware for the LiteOn but that doesn't seem to've changed anything. The Sony firmware doesn't seem to want to work, but that's another topic.

If anyone needs any more detailed information I can provide it.

After I post this I'm gonna open the case up and make sure everything's nice and tight in there.

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Hello Adderr and welcome to G2G!

Try installing the games using a different CD/DVD drive.
Also try a firmware update on the CD/DVD drive.


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Problem solved, but I had to do a reinstall of windows to fix it, so I'm still thinking there was something up with the temp folder settings.

Thanka folkses! :tazz:
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