Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: problem with upgrading to GWX on Steam copy of SHIII | Forums

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    2
    Is it even possible to go from a Valve-delivered SHIII 1.4b to GWX? I tried copying the installed game to a separate drive, as I didn't want to risk compromising the stock version, and then applied the GWX upgrade to the alternate location. Installation of GWX was uneventful, but on attempting to start the game I get a load error notification (A:0000065558 or something such).

    I suspect a registry error, or the fact that Steam doesn't recognize the modded version as its own.

    Help?
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Wherever I go there I am.
    Posts
    1,378
    Welcome aboard, Snorkle63.

    This may be of help:

    Multi SH3

    How to install.



    Arrest the 1%.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    2
    Thanks. I followed the instructions below to the letter, but as it is a Valve-delivered copy (1.4b) I cannot select the installation folder myself. The SH3 exe appears to be slaved to the Steam shell: a simple copy-paste of folders does not disassociate the game from Steam, or so it appears.

    1. Install a clean version of SH3 in the C\Program Files\Ubisoft\SH3
    2. Patch it to 1.4b
    3. Copy the whole folder and paste it whenever you want the new installation to be. After that rename it to whatever you like. Let's say GWX.
    4. Now put the multiSH3 into the GWX folder and run it. When asked put GWX as the default directory where your careers will be saved.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Wherever I go there I am.
    Posts
    1,378
    And what do the Steam Helpdesk guys say?

    Maybe you could try to find the registry key for your steam installation and point it to your GWX installation.


    Arrest the 1%.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •