Sounds more like a Vista permissions issue to me. Are you logged on your system as an administrator? Do you have the right permissions ticked in your file properties to make alterations to the files? Vista is a pain.....
Vista permissions? Yeah right. Vista may have bugs, but it wouldn't re-install a mod on a game that had been uninstalled, then reinstalled about a million times. I'm not really sure what is causing the problem though.
Flooky2;4745322 I don't know where it's hiding
And this is certainly the source of the problem. There's nothing in the original Armada build that's as likely to dodge your repeated attempts to uninstall the program-- and certainly nothing in E&F advanced enough to reinstall itself and repair itself (the suggestion a torrent is at work is one of the more hilariously wrong things I've read in my time here).
Here's what I'd recommend.
- The problem is clearly Vista-related, so make sure you're logged into your computer using an administrative account. - Disable the User Account Control system (this can be done through the Control Panel) --this may be preserving the file since Vista has a tendency to resort to treating its human users as virus activity and disabling their best intentions, - At the very least, search around the contents of your hard drive for the actual copy of Armada you've got installed. The easy way to find its physical location is to right-click on the icon you're using to launch it and selecting "properties", then following the address of the executable file (armada.exe) through My Computer or Windows Explorer, back to its location. Once you've found its location, you might want to simply delete all the contents found there manually, then reinstall to the same location. - You may also, alternatively, want to keep the E&F build and redirect the shortcut to the directory where you reinstalled Armada. As always, knowing the physical location (C:\directory\otherdirectory\Armada etc) is critically important, especially when dealing with Vista, which doesn't always tell you where the files are. - Another, more advanced, possible outcome is that the registry keys associated with Star Trek Armada are not being updated when you install the new version. In the event of nothing else listed above actually working for you, post again to let us know and I'll walk you through the delicate, desperate solution of the "regedit".
And just as a point to other users and members here: if you're not going to post useful, meaningful advice to other users, please keep your comments to yourself. Newer members in the community often are at their wits' ends and they don't need further confusion caused by well-intentioned but utterly wrong-headed advice. I don't want to start sanctioning or upbraiding anyone for offering help, but some help is more helpful than other help, and often times, if you're not certain, no help is the best help of all.
CanadianBorg;4746701 Vista permissions? Yeah right. [/quote] Sigh. Do I really need to respond to rudeness?.CanadianBorg;4746701Vista may have bugs, but it wouldn't re-install a mod on a game that had been uninstalled, then reinstalled about a million times.You state this as fact. Feel free to share how you come to these enlightened conclusions. And it hasn't re-installed it. Clearly it has not let him uninstal it properly in the first place. Myself, I can only go by personal experience over the last year with vista. I have had various issues with installing, and uninstalling mods under vista. Some, I might add, extremely similar to this one, where vista hides the original files and uses them if you dont have permission to use the modified files. But clearly you are the expert here CanadianBorg so feel free to fix it for him. [quote=CanadianBorg;4746701]I'm not really sure what is causing the problem though.
Avon: I think I've already addressed the issue of offering advice on a speculative basis rather than on the basis of knowledge, especially since it only confuses the issues Flooky2 has raised.
However, while I can appreciate your directness with CanadianBorg regarding his conduct, it doesn't really contribute anything to solving Flooky's problems. You asked, "do I really need to respond to rudeness?" The answer is no.
We'll see what Flooky has to say based on what's been offered him in terms of help. If nothing else, it's another issue that comes up between Windows Vista and the various versions of Armada. I just hope we can help him without tearing at each other to do it.
I didn't make it!
Hi, thanks to everyone for help. I have done a reinstall in another location, and for some reason it worked great. While the mod must still be there somewhere (I never found where it was) by putting the game elsewhere it seems to work fine now.
And yes, I wish "Windows Mojave" was real and not just an ad campaign desperately trying to convince the public that Vista doesn't blow.
You could always do a file search for Armada.exe anyway, just to find where the old install is sitting around.
Also, you might want to consider setting up your Armada directories in a way that you can keep track of the files you mod with, so that if you encounter these sorts of problems in future, or want to install mods manually, you'll have an easier time of it. This may be a helpful link for you: www.starbase34.net - Modding Directory Structure
Ahem...my idea :)
just kidding i hoped that everything works out from now on and you dont ever have to deal with that again