Hi all I just had our computer reformatted (uninstalled everything and reinstalled it) and I put armada i back on. I have armada ii as well. The problem is that all of the files are on my computer, and installation was completed, but when I go to play it for some reason it does not have "play" on the menu, but rather "install." It has been like this long before we reformatted the computer, so that is not the problem. Can anyone tell me how to fix it?
Moved to the ST:Armada forums.
Well, I don't know how to 'fix' it as such, but going through your start menu, you should be able to play it from there.Star Menu - All Programs - Activision - Star Trek Armada
The problem is that your missing the registry entries that the CD's launcher looks for. If you browse directly to the program via my computer then you can launch it without problems.
At least, I do that with A2 so I guess you can do it with A1...
OK, with the first suggestion, it still gives me the Install menu. When I tried the second one, I went into my computer and went to where all the files are stored. I saw an icon and clicked. It looked like it was running but then it had an error message. Then I went to my Computer again and this time clicked the Armada shown on the D drive. Install screen again.
What was the error message?
It just says something like: "Armada.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvienience. If you were in the middle of something, the information you were working on might be lost blah blah blah." Then you try to see what the report contains and it gives you nonsense. I dont know why but it has been doing this on both of my computers, and the disk has very minimal scratches. what could be wrong?!?!
Sometimes you just get those, usually, well, I've found that it sometimes happens on Modded Versions of the game. However, it has happened on un-modded versions in the past. If it occurs often, then you've a problem. If it was once or twice, then thats just unlucky. Is your version Modded?
Nope, no mods. It worked a while after I got A2. Then one day it just did that problem of not allowing me to play, the files were there, but it kept asking me to install. It did this on both of my computers. Before and after it was reformatted. Edit: Okay I tried changing the compatibility mode to Windows 98 and NT and stuff. I dont know why I did because it has worked on XP before. Anyway, I did that and it finally gave me the play screen instead of the install screen. But when I play, every time it gives me that error message that says "armada.exe has encountered an error and neeeds to close or something like that." Do I just need to get a new disk, or will that even do the job?