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Woof603
02-11-2004, 11:34 AM
I burned your wonderful BofB to a disc, worked fine, then when I tried to load it into another computer not on-line, I got a message saying access denied. Is this something you wrote in the program, or is it me screwing up? Many thanks. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Woof603
02-11-2004, 11:34 AM
I burned your wonderful BofB to a disc, worked fine, then when I tried to load it into another computer not on-line, I got a message saying access denied. Is this something you wrote in the program, or is it me screwing up? Many thanks. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Woof603
02-12-2004, 06:51 AM
bump

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antifreeze
02-12-2004, 09:31 AM
Are you talking about the 'battle OVER britain' campaign?
If so, it is just data files. There is no program as such, and so there can't be a copyright protection scheme in place (although it may still be protected from plagiarism by copyright law).

Assuming you are having trouble actually unpacking the 'exe' file (self-extracing zip file), the 'access denied' message could be because the CD-Rom on the other computer cannot read the disc. This happens alot; the CD-Rom lasers have different strengths, and different makes of discs have different coatings and reflectivity. You tested the disc on your own computer and it worked, but that doesn't mean all other CD-Roms will be able to read that disc. You may have to find discs that are compatible with both your CD-Roms. Even if you can see the 'exe' icon in Explorer, some of the data might not be readable when trying to unpack it.

However, there is another possible problem. This time, assuming you did manage to unpack the 'exe', but then when running FB you get an 'access denied' message. If this is the case then I think the problem is caused because when you copy to disc, all the files become 'read only'. When you unpack the file the other hard drive the files remain 'read only'. Maybe the error is because FB is trying to write information to some of the campaign files and failing? Try highlighting the BoverB folder, right click, uncheck the 'read only' box, and choose 'apply to all files and subdirectories' when prompted.

These suggestions may not actually solve the problem, but they are the first things I would look at.

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[This message was edited by antifreeze on Thu February 12 2004 at 08:48 AM.]

Woof603
02-12-2004, 11:36 AM
Thanks, AntiFreeze. I bet you're right. It's happened to me with other downloads and I just didn't remember. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Woof603
02-12-2004, 12:40 PM
Further to the above...and for the info of anyone switching from Windows 9x to XP, as I am, the real problem lay in my not highlighting the destination folder. Apparently in XP, unlike Win9X, it's not sufficient to merely click on the plus sign in front of the destination folder, it must be highlighted as well.

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