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Computer wont recognize Carmageddon 2 install disc

seriousbaker's picture
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Computer wont recognize Carmageddon 2 install disc
#1 Submitted: Mon, 24/08/2015 - 03:06

Whenever I put the install disc in, my computer recognizes it as an audio cd and can only open it with a media player and play the game tracks.

If I open the install disc and try running install.exe I get the error "The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 or x64 version of the program, and then contact the software publisher".

I'm running Windows 7. I've tried running install.exe in compatibility mode for Win 98 and Win XP SP3 and get the same error.

Does anyone know how I can get the setup running?

Edited by: seriousbaker on 24/08/2015 - 03:07
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Submitted: Mon, 24/08/2015 - 08:53

Learn how to use Dosbox but if you goto you can actually buy a working version of that game, Happy times :P

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Submitted: Tue, 25/08/2015 - 10:22

DOSBox won't be of a great help to try and install a Windows installer... :)
GOG indeed put a good version together etc.

However as you already have a paid copy, personaly I'd rather suggest to simply download the Vanilla C2 mini-pack and install nGlide, then you should be good to go.
Oh and apply the V3 patch upon the pack too.

Edited by: Toshiba-3 on Tue, 25/08/2015 - 10:23

... and carmageddon add-ons at road reaction.

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Submitted: Sun, 21/08/2016 - 21:38

try to run setup.exe. nglide is not needed as the game runs perfectly with direct 3d. the cd check is a mess however so it will crash if you have a cd in the drive.