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Vista/Windows 7

Discussion in 'Bob's Track Builder' started by Brendon Pywell, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. HardwareID - runs ok but text file missing?

    Hi - hope someone can help. I bought BTB Pro for my son but cannot download the licence because the hardwareID.txt file has not been created. My son's PC has the 32-bit W7 Home OS installed. In running the hid.exe program everything appears to work fine but I cannot find the resultant hardwareID.txt file. Has anyone else had the same problem and if you resolved it, how did you do it? Thanks for any help offered.
     
  2. Kyle Puttifer

    Kyle Puttifer @ Simberia

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    Vista and BTB

    I'm getting my new computer tomorrow and it has Windows Vista on it. How would I go about getting BTB to work (after installation). Would I need to change compatibility mode or other such settings? Bearing in mind this will be the first time I've used an OS other than Windows XP.
     
  3. Johannes Rojola

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    I got it working on Win7 which is somewhat same with Vista. However, it doesn't work very smoothly, everything is laggy and slow. I don't remember using any compatibility modes, but if you need them they are easy to change and adjust.
     
  4. FerrariMan96

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    I run Vista Home Premium 32bit on my laptop, have had BTB for nearly a year now and have never had any problems. I run it in Administrator mode and normal 'vista mode'. Infact, I think the program doesn't even work if you put it XP mode.
     
  5. Kyle Puttifer

    Kyle Puttifer @ Simberia

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    OK, thanks guys. I think this computer has Vista Business 32bit.
     
  6. R Soul

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    Vista 'protects' anything in the program files folder, so you may want to install BTB somewhere else.
     
  7. Kyle Puttifer

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    I've just installed and ran as admin, then the dialog box popped up saying that BTB has stopped working, Windows is checking for a solution etc etc. Um, what? I installed in C:\BobsTrackBuilder (not in Program Files). I've only used Windows Update for .NET,and I've installed BTB, nothing else.
     
  8. FerrariMan96

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    Are you running Directx 10? you need 9c for BTB (I think) and i think 10 is not compatible. As for anything else, I'm clueless. try installing in C:\ProgramFiles\BobsTrackBuilder and run as administrator. That's always worked for me.
     
  9. Kyle Puttifer

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    rFactor installed DirectX for me and it works now.
     
  10. Johannes Rojola

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    Hmm, I had dx11 when I ran the program, and there was some trouble. I wonder if it works better with 9.0c... I would really need another computer for BTB... :/
     
  11. Ryan Callan

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    Moved to the general Vista/7 thread, not sure why it was closed tbh.
     
  12. lakimakromedia

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    If somebody have a problem with BTB on Win7 64bit [doesnt work=nothing happen after double click on *.exe].
    Unpack this files to your BTB folder, then run bobtrackbuilder.bat, as admin. After that [in CMD click any button], in properties of org *.exe
    set campatybility with XP and Run as administrator. Now problem should disappear.

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/u3lyhj

    Greatings
    laki
     
  13. Andrew Scott

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    Im running BTB on Windows7 x64 without any issues.

    When installing BTB make sure to install it to, C:/program Files (x86) as this is where windows x64 places 32bit (x86) programs/software.
    You must run administrators rights for BTB's exe and set it to run in Compatibility mode for Windows XP SP3,
    this is done by right clicking on the BTB exe file, which will open a dropdown list, click on "properties" on the bottom of the list, a window will open, locate and click on the "compatibility" tab, and you should be able to make the changes I mentioned here, dont forget to Apply the changes.

    Dont know if it works for Vista x64.

    Hope this helps someone out.

    Cheers
     
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  14. Brendon Pywell

    Brendon Pywell Bob's Track Builder Licensed

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  15. FerrariMan96

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    Would that include vista?BTW, can't wait for the next BETA!
     
  16. Brendon Pywell

    Brendon Pywell Bob's Track Builder Licensed

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    I don't have Vista, but I dare say that if it works for Win7, it'll work for Vista.
     
  17. Kyle Puttifer

    Kyle Puttifer @ Simberia

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    I have it working on Vista 32 bit. Just run as admin/xp compatibility mode.
     
  18. FerrariMan96

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    Yeah it's currently working on my vista 32 bit too, just wondering about support :)
     
  19. moeom

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    Hello lads, i have to admit, this is a brilliant software for us who are not into 3d Modelling. Giving us a chance to create a track for out favorite racing games and we got to give Brendon some credit. Thanks a lot for that.

    Now onto my question, my BTB works fine on Win 7. But i have a problem with BTBXPacker. The moment i want to load a 3d model (dae format), i get a Just In Time Debugging message. Once i click continue, nothing happens. The program still works, but it will just not load the model. Any ideas why this happens or how i could disable it (if it fixes the problem)? Thanks in advance lads.
     
  20. martinez

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    I think it's wrong place (thread) - if you want to import collada (.dae) made with Sketchup, it has to be from Sketchup 6. Refer to tutorials please.
    Collada from Sketchup 7 or 8 never worked for xpacks.