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Re: Exiting Setup-Mod.exe via X button: can't install other mods
« Reply #50 on: October 02, 2007, 09:16:32 AM »
Although the march of progress is a fine and wonderful thing, I would like the pro-weidu.lock organization to please sit down and wonder for a moment why this wasn't done sooner in WeiDU's 6+ year history.

(hint: it's not because Wes lacked the technology.)

(second hint: it's not because people have suddenly gotten dumber.)
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Re: Exiting Setup-Mod.exe via X button: can't install other mods
« Reply #51 on: October 02, 2007, 09:21:00 AM »
Although the march of progress is a fine and wonderful thing, I would like the pro-weidu.lock organization to please sit down and wonder for a moment why this wasn't done sooner in WeiDU's 6+ year history.

The same could be said for INCLUDE, READ_LN or DEFINE_PATCH_MACRO  :)
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Re: Exiting Setup-Mod.exe via X button: can't install other mods
« Reply #52 on: October 02, 2007, 09:26:47 AM »
Do any of those have a demonstrably nonzero chance of screwing with people's minds?

The cure is worse than the disease, gang. Flat out.
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Re: Exiting Setup-Mod.exe via X button: can't install other mods
« Reply #53 on: October 03, 2007, 05:14:37 AM »
For some reason my BG2_Tweaks.exe opened and closed in a flash first time I tried installing the mod, creating the .lock but from what I can see it did nothing else before closing.
You guys solved the problem easy enough for me; a google search for "bg2 can't install mod" gives this thread as the first result.
After a manual delete of the lock and a new try at the installation it works perfectly and I'm enjoying the game.

Thanks for the wonderful creations you bring. :)

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Re: Exiting Setup-Mod.exe via X button: can't install other mods
« Reply #54 on: October 06, 2007, 06:43:18 AM »
Yeah, I had a similar experience except I wasn't installing BG2Tweaks I was just running the exe that drops the folder and tp2 etc. into my BG2 game folder.

The dos window opened, I told it Q and it closed.  Then I noticed the lock file.  I moved it away to a safe place. 

Then I was running the Crossmod banter exe, not installing it mind you, just running the exe to drop everything into the game folder and it autostarted weidu too. 

Except this time the only message it gave me was to hit enter to install the mod. 

I've been up all night RE-installing the game from ground up and wasn't installing anything just yet - hadn't even gotten around to the BG2Fixpack yet and so I was afraid of actually installing the Crossmod pack if I hit enter. 

Now, this probably would have just launched the tp2 and I could have selected "quit" from there, but I wasn't taking any chances. 
Anyway, I hit the dread X to close the dos window - sorry, but I just couldn't see any other way out with installing something before I was ready. 

So that produced my second lock file. 

Am I right in assuming I can just delete these?  So far I haven't actually installed anything yet. 

for the record: I've never run multiple weidu setups over one another and garbled my tlk file (which as I understand it, is what this whole lock file is trying to prevent)

btw- thanks to many of the folks in this thread for some fine mods (and helpful tutorials too)

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Re: Exiting Setup-Mod.exe via X button: can't install other mods
« Reply #55 on: October 06, 2007, 09:14:44 AM »
 
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Am I right in assuming I can just delete these?  So far I haven't actually installed anything yet.

Sure, go ahead, it won't cause any harm. As long as you're not actually installing multiple mods at the same time, everything should be fine.

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Re: Exiting Setup-Mod.exe via X button: can't install other mods
« Reply #56 on: October 06, 2007, 09:20:26 AM »
For the record, if you start an installer, and decide you don't want to install at that time, but might want to do so later, hitting Q is a perfectly acceptable solution. You won't install anything at all. The computer will just pause a brief moment while it performs a couple internal operations that close the program without installing anything (won't even be noticeable on faster machines), then you'll be asked to hit ENTER to close the window and delete weidu.lock.

 

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