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Install Quake 2 - Mess This version of Quake will not install

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I have Windows2000 on my pc. When i try to install games such as Quake 2 a message comes back with;

This version of Quake II will not install on this language version of 95/NT. To find out if a version locolized for your operating system is available for purchase, please contact local Activision Office. I would go to the activision web site but because i'm at work at the moment, that site is inaccessible.

Any ideas
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by:Nevaar
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I can install Quake 2 on my Windows 2000 server (no comments please).

What language of W2K do you have?  Is it a multi-language version?
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by:dj_hixxxy
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I checked in the Regional Settings, and i only have United Kingdom in the input locales. (I presume that is the place to check!). I'm trying to install on Win2000 Pro (IF that makes any difference). We have managed to get it working by running the Quake2.exe in the install\data folder but this isn't ideal.
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by:jmiller47
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Make a shortcut to the installation program on your desktop.

Right-click on the shortcut and choose properties.

Click on the Compatability tab.

Choose to run in compatability mode and choose another mode besides Windows 2000.

This will try to trick the installation program to think it is running on another Operating System.
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I've tried this and there isn't a tab called Compatability. I've looked through all the options in the properties section and there is nothing stating compatability.
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You right-clicked on the shortcut, NOT the executable itself right? You will only have the compatabilty tab if you crate a shortcut to the executanble somewhere.
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by:franka
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HOW TO: Enable Application Compatibility-Mode Technology in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q279/7/92.ASP
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btw: you can install Q2 from a parallel installation and run 100% within Win2k
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Cheers. Thanks to everyone on this. Hard to say who to give the points to but as franka showed how to get the compatability working i'll have to award them to him. Cheers everyone!
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