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#1 8 years ago

Well to describe my problem ::

I installed doom3 from 3 cd, s the old fashioned way and installed it in PRogram files (x86)

then i downloaded patch 1.3 and patch 1.3.1

now here's my problem when activation of the patch it says acces denied eve when i run as administrator

So i just can't install the patches ( if got the patches from filefront )

I never had this problem before and i realy want to try the new(for me ) opencoop

So what do i do?


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#2 8 years ago

Uninstall the game and reinstall it somewhere outside any of the Program Files folders. Also, make sure you are logged into Windows with a system administrator account, not as someone who has limited access, if there are more than one accounts available for choosing at startup. Also, make sure UAC is disabled.


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#3 8 years ago

well i installed in c:\games\doom 3 and its runs fine

i'f disabeld UAC via control panel to the lowest setting

and i restarted

but the patch still says acces denied

if been looking for other posts about running doom3 on win 7 but i didm't come over my problem

could i manually extract the parches and copy them over the doom dir?


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#4 8 years ago

I don't know about manual patching, but I found a possible solution for your problem on another forum.

Patch 1.3 Problems - Doom 3 - Neoseeker Forums

Robert HibberdThe problem is that there is a setup.exe file in the temp directory where the patch wants to put it's setup.exe and it can't seem to overwrite the older file.

Just delete this file and the patch will work.

First your file manager has to be showing hidden files and folders. In XP go to Tools, Folder Options, View, and in the list change the mark under "Hidden Files and Folders" to "Show Hidden Files and Folders".

Go to the root folder, usually c:, and the go to "Documents and Settings".

Under this folder are the different user's folders enter the folder of the user that is signed in. Then Local Settings, Temp and delete "setup.exe".

This should fix your problem with installing the patch.

Since Windows 7 doesn't have Documents and Settings folder, we'll have to adapt his method a bit.

I don't have this game installed on Windows 7, so I can't be 100% sure, but I think the file you need to delete can be found somewhere inside C:\Users folder, most likely C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Temp.

If it's not there, go back a few steps and look under C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Temp. If it's not there either, search all subfolders inside Users folder.