Mega Patch Access Denied

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Mega Patch Access Denied

Saborlas
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Post by Saborlas » Sat Aug 12, 2023 9:37 pm

Tried installing the the Mega Patch. I get this error message on both Steam and GOG versions.

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Upon launching the game after getting this error, it seems to be vanilla XW:A. Nothing has actually updated.

For my Steam version, I copied the game to a new location and started renaming the files to be replaced (makes it easier to undo). Some were replaced by new files, others were not. But this started getting tricky when the files I needed to rename were the ones used to detect if there was an actual copy of XW:A at the file location. I had to hold off on renaming until after the verification. But it kept finding more and more things it couldn't access. I'm up to the MISSIONS folder now. This version now refuses to launch at all.

I've tried snoozing my antivirus, tried resetting attributes, tried the security tag permissions, tried running as admin... there has to be a better solution than running the installer eleventy billion times and renaming everything it whines about on a case by case basis and hoping I'm not renaming anything that isn't fully replaced by the patch.

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Post by m0rgg » Tue Aug 15, 2023 11:28 pm

Hello. Are you running the installer .exe inside the game folder?
If so, try running it from a different folder.

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Post by Saborlas » Fri Aug 18, 2023 10:47 pm

m0rgg wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2023 11:28 pm
Hello. Are you running the installer .exe inside the game folder?
If so, try running it from a different folder.
No good. Error message comes up once the Step 1 progress bar completes, regardless of folder.

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Post by Saborlas » Sat Aug 19, 2023 12:01 am

Solved. Copied Steam install to new folder, then right clicked the folder, went to Security tab, and gave both Users and Authenticated Users "Full Control" access. Install went off without a hitch.

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