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post 25 Nov 2010, 9:49
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For ease of solving as well as easy access to previous solutions/what has worked for other people please use this thread for any issues you have with the installation or launching process.

Usually the main problem with the installation procedure is not running the installer with admin privileges, please make sure you do so or some/all files will not copy properly.

Other issues include having other non-compatible mods installed (all SWR mods are cross compatible, along with most mods that use a launcher, if you are unsure, uninstall them), or having an old version of Shockwave installed. Please uninstall 0.95, 0.951 or 1.0 prior to installing 1.1.

1.1 Note: the 1.1 launcher has been optimised so hopefully there should be fewer problems, this is not a guarantee, but you should have less problems with 1.1 then you had with 1.0 (if you had any to begin with).

Installation checklist:
- A completely clean install of Zero Hour (a fresh or repair install is usually advised for most users)
- Patch Zero Hour to 1.04 (if you're on the First Decade this is not necessary).
- Make sure your Zero Hour folder is not set to read only.
- Run the install program as admin
- Make sure the path chosen by the installer is correct
- If the installer hangs, wait for it. The main content file is large so it takes some time to copy.

Launching checklist:
- Installation was successful (.gib files in the Zero Hour folder, etc)
- No conflicting mods installed
- Run the respective launcher link as admin
- A good way to check if the launcher should be working is to launch the vanilla Zero Hour executable, if you have issues with that or another mod is activated when doing this then that will usually be your problem, rather than Shockwave itself.

Recommendations:
- If you have a secondary partition, I would highly recommend installing Zero Hour and Shockwave there, as you shouldn't experience any of the permission issues you would experience when installing into C:\. Installing outside of Program Files is an acceptable alternative as well.
- If you have the spare disk space, a backup Zero Hour folder is recommended.

If you experience any issues with installation or launching please post here, and I will try to help you. In most cases a screenshot of your Zero Hour folder is very helpful, however it is not required.

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QUOTE (Alias @ 25 Nov 2010, 10:49) *
For ease of solving as well as easy access to previous solutions/what has worked for other people please use this thread for any issues you have with the installation or launching process....


Recommendations:
- If you have a secondary partition, I would highly recommend installing Zero Hour and Shockwave there, as you shouldn't experience any of the permission issues you would experience when installing into C:\. Installing outside of Program Files is an acceptable alternative as well.
- If you have the spare disk space, a backup Zero Hour folder is recommended.

If you experience any issues with installation or launching please post here, and I will try to help you. In most cases a screenshot of your Zero Hour folder is very helpful, however it is not required.

Alias
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Recommendations:

I didn't found this after I already install SWR to my second drive/partition. So I created an account and post this for all enthusiast RTS games out there who have problem installing this legendary game.
Read this Recommendations:

Installing on second drive/partition works on Windows 10. You should see my face when I did it. I'll post it later

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- Alias   Installation and Launcher issues.   25 Nov 2010, 9:49
- - stevensamypp   I'm getting an error when launching, the Zero ...   25 Nov 2010, 23:46
- - Alias   You've installed correctly, which is good. It...   26 Nov 2010, 9:28
|- - stevensamypp   QUOTE (Alias @ 25 Nov 2010, 21:28) You...   29 Nov 2010, 19:01
|- - Harvey   hello, I have downloaded C&C ZH through the or...   22 Mar 2017, 23:18
- - stevensamypp   Thank you very much for the help! Changing the...   26 Nov 2010, 22:21
- - Alias   Well the AI will still work without changing anyth...   26 Nov 2010, 23:55
- - Killer Instinct   I've tried everything. I have a clean install ...   27 Nov 2010, 2:20
- - Alias   There will be a patch that (should) fix most of th...   27 Nov 2010, 3:24
- - bartpp7   Ok now when ever i start the mod it crashes , the ...   29 Nov 2010, 11:11
- - Alias   Can you post a screenshot of your Zero Hour folder...   29 Nov 2010, 13:18
|- - bartpp7   Ok heres my ZH folder without SW   30 Nov 2010, 6:44
- - Alias   If you're still running it like before and run...   30 Nov 2010, 0:11
- - bartpp7   Ok now i just a unistalled generals ZH reinstalled...   5 Dec 2010, 2:58
- - Alias   Does regular Zero Hour work?   5 Dec 2010, 3:04
- - stevensamypp   QUOTE (stevensamypp @ 29 Nov 2010, 7:01) ...   5 Dec 2010, 6:12
|- - Alias   QUOTE (stevensamypp @ 5 Dec 2010, 13:12) ...   5 Dec 2010, 7:33
- - bartpp7   Ok well ive got stuck in an unexspected turn of ev...   5 Dec 2010, 6:57
- - Ðåñž Q   QUOTE (bartpp7 @ 5 Dec 2010, 3:57) Ok wel...   5 Dec 2010, 10:39
- - bartpp7   I've fixed my problem it turns out the Zero ho...   12 Dec 2010, 3:01
- - Bob   Okay, I have had the same loading problems file s...   13 Jan 2011, 0:16
- - Alias   Thread updated for 1.1.   27 Mar 2011, 10:23
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- - Alias   In that case I'd suggest doing a full wipe of ...   9 Oct 2011, 3:13
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|- - kapul   QUOTE (Maelstrom @ 28 Mar 2016, 21:13) Ha...   29 Mar 2016, 16:56
|- - XAOC-RU-   QUOTE (kapul @ 29 Mar 2016, 20:56) Actual...   29 Mar 2016, 17:06
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