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|0000620||sm-ssc||General Bug/Other||public||2011-11-04 10:20||2011-11-04 14:39|
|Product Version||StepMania 5 Preview 4|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version|
|Summary||0000620: Installer still suggests %PROGRAMFILES% location|
|Description||I can no longer add notes to 0000516 so I'm posting this again. I downloaded SM5 today to install on my laptop and I get the suggestion to install to C:\Program Files (x86)\StepMania. Previous installed versions of SM are 3.9 and OITG. 3.9 was installed in Program Files, OITG not.|
|Steps To Reproduce||Click through installer.|
|Additional Information||My theories are that the installer is reading the Windows major version incorrectly or there's a path being read from the registry that overrides the check. I found a registry key, HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3128149408-777972490-3157085281-1000\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\StepMania\smpackage\Installations\0, that contains C:\Program Files (x86)\StepMania as its value. I'm not sure of its relevance.|
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|Attached Files|| sm5-installer.PNG [^] (26,920 bytes) 2011-11-04 10:20
edited on: 2011-11-04 14:01
Some tip of advice.
If you're using Windows 7 x64:
%PROGRAMFILES% is for 64-bit programs.
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)% is for 32-bit programs.
Programs should be placed in either of the folders but user-files should be in %APPDATA% or My Documents.
And if there's a portable version everything should be in one place, but not in either program-folder.
Unless you've turned off UAC, then you can have it basically wherever you want.
edited on: 2011-11-04 14:24
Andreasvb, the problem with installing SM to a privileged folder like Program Files is that it is writing files to that folder on a fairly frequent basis. Without elevated privileges on Windows Vista/7 this gets squished into a folder somewhere under %appdata% IIRC, which can be forgotten about and lost. I've backed up my entire StepMania folder and reformatted only to realize that StepMania never wrote to that folder at all. I lost a lot of originals as a result.
I'm not sure if that was your implication but installing SM outside of Program Files has been recommended for some time now.
|That's why I have it portable, everything in one place. :)|
|unless someone who knows NSIS better than I do helps out, I'm afraid I can't do anything about it.|
|2011-11-04 10:20||Schlagwerk||New Issue|
|2011-11-04 10:20||Schlagwerk||File Added: sm5-installer.PNG|
|2011-11-04 13:59||Andreasvb||Note Added: 0001318|
|2011-11-04 14:01||Andreasvb||Note Edited: 0001318||View Revisions|
|2011-11-04 14:24||Schlagwerk||Note Added: 0001319|
|2011-11-04 14:24||Schlagwerk||Note Edited: 0001319||View Revisions|
|2011-11-04 14:32||Andreasvb||Note Added: 0001320|
|2011-11-04 14:39||AJ||Note Added: 0001322|
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