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PostSubject: TAK won't run after install; what do I do?   Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:46 pm

Hello, first time poster here.


I recently obtained a copy of the original TAK CD, and it installed fine on my old system (under Windows 98 SE); however, when I try to run it, the CD drive goes idle and it's stuck on the splash screen until I get sick of waiting and eject the CD. The program then goes:


> Please put in the CD


(or something to that effect) That's about the maximum extent I can use the actual program.


(the map editor works fine though)


What's going on here?
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PostSubject: Re: TAK won't run after install; what do I do?   Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:49 pm

Your best bet is to download the full game package via the forums.  You can find them here in the Downloads section.
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PostSubject: Re: TAK won't run after install; what do I do?   Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:55 pm

Thanks for the suggestion, but I'd rather not download though, unless CaveDog released the game as freeware.
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PostSubject: Re: TAK won't run after install; what do I do?   Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:12 pm

Cavedog died 13 years ago. Gone, no more, finito.

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PostSubject: Re: TAK won't run after install; what do I do?   Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:27 pm

> Cavedog is dead


The times they are a changin'...


At any rate, I know the problem isn't the CD, as I installed and ran it just fine on a WinXP system once. But on my Win98 SE system  (TAK was from 1999), it does as described in the original post.


Any idea what's going on, and how I could fix it without resorting to downloading?
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PostSubject: Re: TAK won't run after install; what do I do?   Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:08 pm

Try installing the required patches such as 4.1bb.

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PostSubject: Re: TAK won't run after install; what do I do?   Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:20 pm

Well they still sell TAK especially on the internet... here's one: www.gog.com/gamecard/total_annihilation_kingdoms

www.alltakdownloads.6te.net has for free and includes campaign's videos too





ok I realize I should've read the thread first. Try reinstalling the game, using a crack (kingdnocd.exe is available on alltakdownloads.6te.ne, you'll probably need kingnocd.icd as well) or I dont know


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PostSubject: Re: TAK won't run after install; what do I do?   Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:45 am

Try to run Choose Rendered and fix things that way. Otherwise, use compatability for your version of Windows...
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PostSubject: j   Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:21 pm

Just download it from Manolo's website... if you think you are helping cavedog by buying it instead of downloading, you are mistaken. Cavedog is gone long ago and you are helping actually, a random dude around the world who happened to have the game. Downloading the game is your best bet.
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PostSubject: Re: TAK won't run after install; what do I do?   Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:06 pm

Colored text ITT.

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PostSubject: Re: TAK won't run after install; what do I do?   Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:17 pm

Thanks for your replies so far, everyone. I still haven't found out what the problem is, although it could be the rendering engine; unfortunately the program only has one rendering method available when I go to the select renderer program.
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PostSubject: Re: TAK won't run after install; what do I do?   Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:46 pm

Cavedog\Kingdoms\ChooseRenderer.exe

only one rendering method?? how that possible
and what is the name of that method? :
software render,
direct3d/hardware.
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PostSubject: Re: TAK won't run after install; what do I do?   Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:01 pm

Or...

If you do not want to download the game, extract all the files on the CD to a space/folder on your HD and run the setup.exe from there; however, if the program still does not want to run, set the setup.exe to compatibilty mode of WINXP. Then aquire the necessary patches and Iron Plague thru this site if you do not already have them.

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PostSubject: Re: TAK won't run after install; what do I do?   Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:52 pm

Or...

You should try downloading & installing your latest video card driver.

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PostSubject: Re: TAK won't run after install; what do I do?   Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:35 pm

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