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Aurora => Installation => Topic started by: Steve Walmsley on December 07, 2009, 01:18:25 AM

Title: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: Steve Walmsley on December 07, 2009, 01:18:25 AM
PLEASE CAREFULLY READ EVERYTHING IN THIS POST BEFORE INSTALLING

Below is a complete new installation for Aurora v5.54. This will replace all previous installations and any future patches will be based on this version.

Full Install for v5.54 (80MB)

Important! Make sure you read these instructions carefully and follow them exactly. Aurora is written in an old language and therefore uses an installation program from the late 1990s. If you don't follow the instructions  you will end up with a series of errors, usually 3061 then 3265 then a series of 91s. If that happens, uninstall and re-install and follow the instructions carefully.

1) Download AuroraInstall554.zip and unzip it. You will have four files called Aurora.CAB, Setup.exe, Setup.LST and AuroraUpdate554.zip
2) Run Setup.exe. This will run a standard (but old) Microsoft install program, installing to the default C:\Program Files\Aurora directory. Important: If you are asked about overwriting any existing files with older files, make sure you KEEP the existing files. Note: For Windows Vista, 7, 8, it is better to install to C:\aurora instead of C:\program files\aurora or C:\program files (x86) in 64 bit as the program files folders are protected by the system kernel.
3) Unzip AuroraUpdate554.zip into the same directory and answer yes to overwriting Aurora.exe and Stevefire.mdb.

AuroraInstall554.zip (https://www.dropbox.com/s/a6693zswiu2ecfy/AuroraInstall554.zip?dl=0)

Important: If you live in a country where the decimal separator is a comma, please change your regional settings to either UK or US (where the decimal separator is a period) when playing Aurora. If you don't change this, you will get a LOT of errors.

N.B. If you are trying to play and all you get is:

"Error 3061 was generated by DAO Database
Too few Parameters. Expected 1"

Followed by:
"Error 3265 reported by DAO.Fields
Item not found in this collection"

Followed by a series of error 91s.

Either you didn't follow the installation instructions or you didn't change the decimal separator. If you have been playing for a while with no problems and this error sequence appears then it may be something else and you can report it in the bugs thread.

Note: This was originally the thread for the v4.75 and v4.91 full installations. I have edited it with the v5.54 information but left the thread in place as it contains useful information

Steve
Title: Re: Aurora v4.75 Full Installation
Post by: Beersatron on December 07, 2009, 08:08:32 AM
I'd like to add a note that probably only affects a few people, those who periodically save the DB so they can roll back if they make a big mistake or run into a bug.

In Windows 7 (and possibly Vista although I have never used it) even though the majority of people will be logging in as 'Administrator' to your machine this account is not like the old XP account. Win7 administrator is a pseudo admin and when Aurora installs to the default location the folder and files get some really weird permissions settings. Afaik this is true for everything, not just Aurora.

The short of it is, that the game runs fine. But, you can run into a problem with copying an old save into the folder, Win7 will just ignore the old file even though it asks for confirmation on overwriting the current save.

It can be rather frustrating ....  :evil:

There are two ways I got around it:

1. installing Aurora on a partition that was created back when I was using WinXP (this is a non-OS partition).
2. If you only have the one partition and install it normally then: I can't remember exactly what it is called, but in Win7 there is a way to view all the backups for a particular folder (it is an option in File Explorer). What I found to work was pasting the old save into this folder and then copy/paste from that folder into the installation folder, you might have to rename the files.


In saying all that, don't be scared of installing!!
Title: Re: Aurora v4.75 Full Installation
Post by: alanwebber on December 07, 2009, 10:05:15 AM
For Vista I think I got round this problem by NOT installing the program into the "Program Files" directory. Set up a directory called Aurora in the downloads directory and then run the set up to that one. I found I could not overwrite the database with a new version when installed in the Program Files directory.

Alan
Title: Re: Aurora v4.75 Full Installation
Post by: LPJD on December 31, 2009, 08:18:11 PM
Sorry, but I appear to be a complete idiot when it comes to this stuff.  Downloaded the file, but can't seem to figure out where the "download" folder is or how to get it set up.  Tried putting it in programs and get nothing but errors.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Running on Vista
Title: Re: Aurora v4.75 Full Installation
Post by: Steve Walmsley on January 01, 2010, 05:49:25 AM
Quote from: "LPJD"
Sorry, but I appear to be a complete idiot when it comes to this stuff.  Downloaded the file, but can't seem to figure out where the "download" folder is or how to get it set up.  Tried putting it in programs and get nothing but errors.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Running on Vista
Just to clarify, do you mean you downloaded normally, unzipped the file and followed the installation instructions and then got errors during installation. Or did you get errors when running the program?

Also, what is the text of the errors you saw?

Steve
Title: Re: Aurora v4.75 Full Installation
Post by: LPJD on January 01, 2010, 10:07:36 AM
Downloaded to desktop as suggested.  No problems.  Suggestion with Vista was to unzip to the "download" section, but I have no idea where that is.  When trying to install the game, the only option I seem to have are the drives and not the desktop as suggested.  When I try to install, I get several messages saying a file I'm trying to put in is older than my current file.
Title: Re: Aurora v4.75 Full Installation
Post by: Beersatron on January 01, 2010, 09:05:43 PM
You can download it to anywhere, on all my PCs I have a folder simply called 'downloads' on my C drive and then within that I will have sub folders depending on the content I am downloading. In this instance it is 'c:/downloads/software/games/aurora'.

When installing for the first time it should automatically try to install to somewhere like 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Aurora'.

Still using the core aurora zip file you then copy and paste the extra content into this folder.

You then need to overwrite the aurora.exe and/or the stevefire.mdb files in the above folder with the most recent patch - just get the latest number which is v4.77 if I recall correctly. This is a separate download and will contain only one or both of the files mentioned.
Title: Re: Aurora v4.75 Full Installation
Post by: LPJD on January 03, 2010, 06:41:53 AM
Okay, lets try this from the beginning since I'm not that smart when it comes to this stuff apparently.  I download the file.  Unzip, it contains four items:  Setup, Setup.lst, Aurora.cab, and updated475.zip.  I run the setup, it installs the program.  While installing, I get several messages telling me a file on my computer is better than the one from the install and I should keep it.  Then, the program is now in C:Progams(x86) or whatever.  Next step is to then copy and paste the .cab and setup.lst into the new Aurora folder?  Then run the update?   Thanks for the help.  I hope the game is less frustrating for me than my apparent ineptitude getting it installed.
Title: Re: Aurora v4.75 Full Installation
Post by: Steve Walmsley on January 03, 2010, 07:04:28 AM
Quote from: "LPJD"
Okay, lets try this from the beginning since I'm not that smart when it comes to this stuff apparently.  I download the file.  Unzip, it contains four items:  Setup, Setup.lst, Aurora.cab, and updated475.zip.  I run the setup, it installs the program.  While installing, I get several messages telling me a file on my computer is better than the one from the install and I should keep it.  Then, the program is now in C:Progams(x86) or whatever.  Next step is to then copy and paste the .cab and setup.lst into the new Aurora folder?  Then run the update?   Thanks for the help.  I hope the game is less frustrating for me than my apparent ineptitude getting it installed.
Here are the three steps in the installation instructions.

1) Download AuroraInstall and unzip it. You will have four files called Aurora.CAB, Setup.exe, Setup.LST and AuroraUpdate475.zip
2) Run Setup.exe. This should run a standard Microsoft install program, installing to the default C:\Program Files\Aurora directory

It looks like you have done these 2 so you just need to do the third one.

3) Unzip AuroraUpdate475.zip into the same directory and answer yes to overwriting two files.

Don't bother with the Aurora.CAB and Setup.LST as they are used by Setup.exe. The only thing you need to do after running the Setup.exe is unzip AuroraUpdate475.zip into the same directory into which you installed Aurora and answer yes to overwriting two files.

Once that is done you should be running v4.75. Then we can look at the patch to v4.77.

Steve
Title: Re: Aurora v4.75 Full Installation
Post by: LPJD on January 03, 2010, 09:47:49 AM
Well I must be doing something wrong because when I unzip the update I get a ton of "access denied" files streaming down the side, it overwrites the two files you stated, and when I try to run the game I keep getting "Error 3265 was generated by DAO.Fields, Item not found in this collection".  Any ideas?
Title: Re: Aurora v4.75 Full Installation
Post by: LPJD on January 03, 2010, 09:58:58 AM
Sorry, think I figured out my problem.  Wouldn't let me unzip into the directory, so I just unzipped on desktop and copied the files in manually.  Seems to be working now.  Sorry for the bother. Now the taks of learning how to start the game,   :D
Title: Re: Aurora v4.75 Full Installation
Post by: sloanjh on January 03, 2010, 12:50:13 PM
Quote from: "Steve Walmsley"
2) Run Setup.exe. This should run a standard Microsoft install program, installing to the default C:\Program Files\Aurora directory

Hi Steve,

  I was just wondering how much Aurora depends on Setup.exe being run.  I take my work laptop on vacation with me, and have a policy on it of not running any installers on it for personal stuff for fear of corrupting something.  OTOH, if I could just unzip things into a directory then I'd be able to play on the laptop.  I remember that SA allowed one to change the location of the DB - I assume that that was going into the registry.  Is there anything else going on that requires setup?

Thanks,
John

PS - Happy New Year!!
Title: Re: Aurora v4.75 Full Installation
Post by: Steve Walmsley on January 03, 2010, 02:06:10 PM
Quote from: "sloanjh"
Quote from: "Steve Walmsley"
2) Run Setup.exe. This should run a standard Microsoft install program, installing to the default C:\Program Files\Aurora directory

Hi Steve,

  I was just wondering how much Aurora depends on Setup.exe being run.  I take my work laptop on vacation with me, and have a policy on it of not running any installers on it for personal stuff for fear of corrupting something.  OTOH, if I could just unzip things into a directory then I'd be able to play on the laptop.  I remember that SA allowed one to change the location of the DB - I assume that that was going into the registry.  Is there anything else going on that requires setup?
The setup.exe program is the standard Microsoft installer that comes with Visual Studio. As well as installing the program it installs a lot of DLLs, although these were selected by Microsoft's installer, presumably on the basis they were needed for whatever settings I had in VB6. The full install actually installs a very early version and the AuroraUpdate file patches it to the latest version. This way, to update the main install I only have to modify the AuroraUpdate file. Therefore I would guess you do need to run the Setup.exe. I guess you could manually copy the required DLLs and OCX files by looking in the Setup.LST file and seeing what they were but I think running the setup.exe would actually be safer.

Steve
Title: Re: Aurora v4.75 Full Installation
Post by: sloanjh on January 03, 2010, 09:33:32 PM
Thanks.  Good point about the DLLs - hadn't thought of that.  Guess I'll just resist the urge to take Aurora on vacation :-)

John
Title: Re: Aurora v4.91 Full Installation
Post by: RetSpline on June 28, 2010, 01:00:36 PM
Hi everyone, I'm having a bit of trouble getting this game to work, so I'll just post what I've tried to do so far, and everyone can jump in and tell me where I made some giant, glaring error that should have been obvious to anyone with a functioning brain stem  :)

I found the game, went to this post, downloaded the file, and ran setup.exe, making sure to click "yes" to keep my existing files. I extracted Auroraupdate491.zip into the installation direcetory (C:\Program Files\Aurora) using 7zip (the Windows extractor continually froze). I started the game with no error messages, and started going through the tutorial on the wiki.

At this point I played around for a few hours, getting used to everything and trying to figure stuff out. It was lots of fun, and definitely seems like my kind of game. There was something that bothered me though. Every time I moved time forward I got a cryptic "Error 91". Looking through the forums, I found this this post (http://http://aurora.pentarch.org/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1987#p21453) and figured I might as well update to 5.10.

I went here (http://http://aurora.pentarch.org/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2495), downloaded the .zip, and extracted it to C:\Program Files\Aurora. When I started up the game, though, I got 4 "Error 3265"s in a row, and the New Game dialog box didn't show up. I started over, uninstalling the game, rebooting my computer, and installing everything again up to 5.10, getting the same errors when I tried again.

I looked around the forums a bit more, and decided that I might as well update to 5.14, hoping that would fix my problems. After unzipping it and running the game, I had the exact same errors. I selected the game and went to the Game menu, but there was no "v5.14 Data Update". I was getting frustrated at this point, and kept uninstalling and re-installing, trying new things and basically fiddling around with it to get it to work.

Eventually, I decided that I would just re-install 4.91 and deal with that small error as it wasn't really game-breaking or anything. This gets me the same problem as before, now: 4 "Error 3265"s, and the New Game Dialog showing up.

I'm running Windows 7 and have administrator privileges, if that matters.

Someone please help me with this, I just want it to work.
Title: Re: Aurora v4.91 Full Installation
Post by: Erik Luken on June 28, 2010, 01:29:05 PM
Quote from: "RetSpline"
Hi everyone, I'm having a bit of trouble getting this game to work, so I'll just post what I've tried to do so far, and everyone can jump in and tell me where I made some giant, glaring error that should have been obvious to anyone with a functioning brain stem  :)

I found the game, went to this post, downloaded the file, and ran setup.exe, making sure to click "yes" to keep my existing files. I extracted Auroraupdate491.zip into the installation direcetory (C:\Program Files\Aurora) using 7zip (the Windows extractor continually froze). I started the game with no error messages, and started going through the tutorial on the wiki.

At this point I played around for a few hours, getting used to everything and trying to figure stuff out. It was lots of fun, and definitely seems like my kind of game. There was something that bothered me though. Every time I moved time forward I got a cryptic "Error 91". Looking through the forums, I found this this post (http://http://aurora.pentarch.org/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1987#p21453) and figured I might as well update to 5.10.

I went here (http://http://aurora.pentarch.org/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2495), downloaded the .zip, and extracted it to C:\Program Files\Aurora. When I started up the game, though, I got 4 "Error 3265"s in a row, and the New Game dialog box didn't show up. I started over, uninstalling the game, rebooting my computer, and installing everything again up to 5.10, getting the same errors when I tried again.

I looked around the forums a bit more, and decided that I might as well update to 5.14, hoping that would fix my problems. After unzipping it and running the game, I had the exact same errors. I selected the game and went to the Game menu, but there was no "v5.14 Data Update". I was getting frustrated at this point, and kept uninstalling and re-installing, trying new things and basically fiddling around with it to get it to work.

Eventually, I decided that I would just re-install 4.91 and deal with that small error as it wasn't really game-breaking or anything. This gets me the same problem as before, now: 4 "Error 3265"s, and the New Game Dialog showing up.

I'm running Windows 7 and have administrator privileges, if that matters.

Someone please help me with this, I just want it to work.

In Win7/Vista you are better off installing outside the program files directory. Even with admin rights, windows gets testy about manually copying files there.

I'd uninstall completely, then install outside of the program files, and update to 5.14 in the process.
Title: Re: Aurora v4.91 Full Installation
Post by: RetSpline on June 28, 2010, 03:49:18 PM
Ah, thank you very much, that solved it!
Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: Girlinhat on October 30, 2011, 09:20:38 PM
Just to confirm here, I decided to reinstall my game to try and remove the mass of errors, and I could never get it to instal within ProgramFiles correctly (x86 because I'm on 64bit, but same deal).  I installed it to desktop instead (the installer will generate a new file for you if you give a non-existent directory) and it runs smooth.

Is it possible for the automatic installer to default to somewhere else?  With all the trouble windows causes, it seems like making the desktop the default instal would make things easier.  That, or never patch it and just do complete releases *shrug*
Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: Havear on October 31, 2011, 03:05:25 PM
Just wanted to say thanks for the new full install.  It was getting a bit difficult to convince my friends to try out the game.  Great work.
Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: ShadoCat on November 30, 2011, 12:33:11 PM
My solution was to unzip the update file into a non-program files folder.  Then I copied the files and folders over.

Win7 doesn't like to create folders from a .zip in the program files folder.
Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: fremen on June 19, 2012, 04:46:04 PM
Hello.

Running the game 5. 60 got this message and cannot continue playing

Error 6 was generated by Aurora
Overflow
please report to http. . . etc

Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: Admiral Kolchak on March 15, 2013, 02:38:41 PM
I have installed the game correctly, but every time i create a custom game or try to adavnce the game, even by five seconds, it freezes and the computer says its not responding, have had NO previous Aurora version installed
Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: Admiral Kolchak on March 15, 2013, 06:26:01 PM
 Also; How the H*ll does one create a custom race, i looked in the wiki but i CANT figure out how to create a system, or the actual race itself!

P. S. , ignore my last post, my games just take FOREVER to calculate and advance
Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: Nightstar on March 15, 2013, 06:27:32 PM
F9 (system) screen for galaxy manipulation. It's best if you start a new game with non-sol start so you get a SM race to do the modifications with.

SM mode needs to be on!
Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: juv95hrn on March 29, 2013, 01:08:06 AM
Quote from: Steve Walmsley link=topic=1830. msg17403#msg17403 date=1260170305

Important: If you live in a country where the decimal separator is a comma, please change your regional settings to either UK or US (where the decimal separator is a period) when playing Aurora.  If you don't change this, you will get a LOT of errors.

N. B.  If you are trying to play and all you get is:

"Error 3061 was generated by DAO Database
Too few Parameters.  Expected 1"

Followed by:
"Error 3265 reported by DAO. Fields
Item not found in this collection"

Followed by a series of error 91s.

Either you didn't follow the installation instructions or you didn't change the decimal separator.  If you have been playing for a while with no problems and this error sequence appears then it may be something else and you can report it in the bugs thread.

Note: This was originally the thread for the v4. 75 and v4. 91 full installations.  I have edited it with the v5. 54 information but left the thread in place as it contains useful information

Steve

version 6. 21

Installing in another directory than program files fixed me being unable to start the game at all according to above.  I still get frequent crashes while playing though.  It might have to do with me having the wrong decimal separator.  Where do you change this? I have tried to change it under the Control Panel in windows7 with no success.  Please provide information on where and how you are supposed to change your regional settings for the game to work.  Much obliged. . .
Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: Brougal on June 11, 2014, 04:42:06 PM
Maybe I'm just an idiot, but I have looked throught instructions and done necessary steps, but always get error 3075, which i believe is comma/peridot problem? thought I have been changing my region from Control panel's Time/region part, and I have googled it just to make sure I do it right, I still keep getting 3075 Error every time I click at any time button.
Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: Erik Luken on June 11, 2014, 04:49:33 PM
Maybe I'm just an idiot, but I have looked throught instructions and done necessary steps, but always get error 3075, which i believe is comma/peridot problem? thought I have been changing my region from Control panel's Time/region part, and I have googled it just to make sure I do it right, I still keep getting 3075 Error every time I click at any time button.

What is the full message on the error box?
Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: Father Tim on June 11, 2014, 04:51:11 PM
Maybe I'm just an idiot, but I have looked throught instructions and done necessary steps, but always get error 3075, which i believe is comma/peridot problem? thought I have been changing my region from Control panel's Time/region part, and I have googled it just to make sure I do it right, I still keep getting 3075 Error every time I click at any time button.

Simply changing the region to U.S. or Canada is no longer necessarily enough.  Sometimes you have to explicitly change the 'Decimal Separator' from ',' to '.' - which is also done through the Control Panel but I'm not sure exactly where.
Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: Brougal on June 12, 2014, 08:24:35 AM
Quote from: Father Tim link=topic=1830. msg73834#msg73834 date=1402523471
Simply changing the region to U. S.  or Canada is no longer necessarily enough.   Sometimes you have to explicitly change the 'Decimal Separator' from ',' to '. ' - which is also done through the Control Panel but I'm not sure exactly where.

Thank you, that worked  :)
Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: Deimos752 on February 13, 2015, 11:45:04 AM
I followed the instructions but after setting up Aurora and trying to play it I get error 3265 immediately. I don't know if this is related but when I set up Aurora it said:
An error occurred while registering the file
'C:\\Windows\System32\comct32. oxc'
I don't suppose any of you could help me?
Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: 83athom on February 13, 2015, 12:57:14 PM
Just use one of the newer full installers, this is an old version. http://aurora2.pentarch.org/index.php/topic,5663.0.html
Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: Deimos752 on February 13, 2015, 11:01:16 PM
Thank you.  I hadn't seen that.
Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: Simeon Aleksiev on December 31, 2015, 01:43:34 PM
Hey Steve. . .  I was trying to download the zip file but it keeps failing "Network Failure" i ran a test on cmd and had no errors.  Would you or any of the guys out there help me.
Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: Erik Luken on January 08, 2016, 09:39:00 AM
The download for this has been moved to Dropbox and the original post updated.
Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: Mor on January 08, 2016, 11:18:14 AM
Btw, don't forget to keep complete repository somewhere, since dropbox can remove your files after a long period of inactivity, and I seen some people who got comfy with such features, forget to backup and get burned. ( i recently had a similar experience only with notepad++ and lost all my work)
Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: Guy on January 15, 2016, 04:49:34 PM
When I run the game and click on system maps I keep getting this
"Run time error '339'
Component 'COMCTL32. OCX' or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid"

 What do i do?
Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: Garfunkel on January 29, 2016, 09:35:06 PM
Read this very forum. Instructions on how to deal with this problem have been posted multiple times. Here is one fix:
http://aurora2.pentarch.org/index.php?topic=8159.0

Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: the_jevry on January 30, 2016, 03:18:39 PM
ok guys im going to have to ask a VERY stupid question now, so this is how far i got: i saw enterelysium and was like: i should try this game.  i went to this website made an account, waiting until admin acces things.  i clicked on the download aurora tab and then clicked on downlaod aurora.  and it brought me to a list with forum threads with this one at the top, what now?
Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: the_jevry on January 30, 2016, 03:44:02 PM
Quote from: the_jevry link=topic=1830. msg85557#msg85557 date=1454188719
ok guys im going to have to ask a VERY stupid question now, so this is how far i got: i saw enterelysium and was like: i should try this game.   i went to this website made an account, waiting until admin acces things.   i clicked on the download aurora tab and then clicked on downlaod aurora.   and it brought me to a list with forum threads with this one at the top, what now?


ok this part where i was stupid i fixed, so i installed evrything but now another stupid question, how do i startup the game now?
(i know i know im being a big silly goof just dont hate me pls)
Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: the_jevry on January 30, 2016, 03:54:02 PM
Quote from: the_jevry link=topic=1830. msg85558#msg85558 date=1454190242
ok this part where i was stupid i fixed, so i installed evrything but now another stupid question, how do i startup the game now?
(i know i know im being a big silly goof just dont hate me pls)

ok derp 3rd time but. . . .  anyways, its asking em an SM pasword so im putting in my pasword from this account but it says its wrong. . . . .  so. . . . .  whatheheck do they mean with SM password? thanks anyways, also ti have to go now so i probs wont be figuring that out the next 12 hours or so. . .  but yeah id like to know, thanks.
Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: Mor on January 30, 2016, 05:36:19 PM
uhm... I don't know what you did, but the game SM mode (http://aurorawiki.pentarch.org/index.php?title=SpaceMaster_Model) has nothing todo with forum, and its password is almost certainly blank.

Also if you had issues with install process, you might want to use the  instruction here (http://aurorawiki.pentarch.org/index.php?title=Installation), they are similar but a little bit more detailed.
Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: the_jevry on January 31, 2016, 05:35:23 AM
oh no im sorry i ment i got a bit further, so i installed the game and stuff and its sorta working but not really because you see i click on the aurora icon and it asks me how i want to start my new game.  so i choose all the settings then i notice a blank spot with SM password, so i write down the password i am using for this account and click save.  it gives me another tab popping up with only asking me the SM password obiously meaning the one i entered was wrong, to check for sure i entered my password there again.  and it just said incorrect password, might be caps lock issue i dun know but im assuming not.  so i try to just click on select and it gives me the game but the tab is blank and probably very very bugged. . . . . . . . .  OOOOHHHH i just checked and i need to create a new game.  well il EDIT this comment if i run into another issue (yes i just figured out i can do that too) but thanks alot anyways.
i hate it when you ask a quesyion and figure it out urself seconds after you asked the question :D (btw so i clicked on create new and its asking me to CREATE a password to keep my game save so yeah)
Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: Erik Luken on January 31, 2016, 01:41:50 PM
oh no im sorry i ment i got a bit further, so i installed the game and stuff and its sorta working but not really because you see i click on the aurora icon and it asks me how i want to start my new game.  so i choose all the settings then i notice a blank spot with SM password, so i write down the password i am using for this account and click save.  it gives me another tab popping up with only asking me the SM password obiously meaning the one i entered was wrong, to check for sure i entered my password there again.  and it just said incorrect password, might be caps lock issue i dun know but im assuming not.  so i try to just click on select and it gives me the game but the tab is blank and probably very very bugged. . . . . . . . .  OOOOHHHH i just checked and i need to create a new game.  well il EDIT this comment if i run into another issue (yes i just figured out i can do that too) but thanks alot anyways.
i hate it when you ask a quesyion and figure it out urself seconds after you asked the question :D (btw so i clicked on create new and its asking me to CREATE a password to keep my game save so yeah)
And SM password really is not necessary unless you are running a moderated game. Most of us do with a blank.
Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: Mor on February 01, 2016, 01:30:22 AM
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so i choose all the settings then i notice a blank spot with SM password, so i write down the password i am using for this account and click save.  it gives me another tab popping up with only asking me the SM password obiously meaning the one i entered was wrong,
No, I assume that it ask you for the current password (blank) since you are trying to set a new one...

Anyway, like Erik said you don't need a SM password. You can find an explanation about most of the user elements including SM password here (http://aurorawiki.pentarch.org/index.php?title=New_Game#Parameters). Also you might want to try to follow the Quickstart for Beginners (http://aurorawiki.pentarch.org/index.php?title=Quickstart_for_Beginners)
Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: Elrood on February 23, 2016, 03:05:11 PM
I think that there was some mistake with installer - i've downloaded from first post in that topic and got something like 0. 1.  Than downloaded and installed portable version.  Very(!) big difference in creating new game screen. 

Can someone who know more about the game check what is currently in zip file and/or leave some information for other new users please? :)
Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: Erik Luken on February 23, 2016, 03:20:56 PM
I think that there was some mistake with installer - i've downloaded from first post in that topic and got something like 0. 1.  Than downloaded and installed portable version.  Very(!) big difference in creating new game screen. 

Can someone who know more about the game check what is currently in zip file and/or leave some information for other new users please? :)

After installing the 5.54 version, you need to patch it to current. That's why there are differences.
Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: Agathosdaimon on May 19, 2016, 08:51:16 PM
Hi - I am just trying to install Aurora but i am not sure i have all the files - I downloading the 554 install and also the 710 patch, but the game seems to be lacking alot of things in regards to bmp files and such and had some errors come up - is there some other patch i need also

thank you!
Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: Erik Luken on May 25, 2016, 08:23:01 AM
Hi - I am just trying to install Aurora but i am not sure i have all the files - I downloading the 554 install and also the 710 patch, but the game seems to be lacking alot of things in regards to bmp files and such and had some errors come up - is there some other patch i need also

thank you!

Did you unzip the zip files that were in the Full Install download?
Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: seronis on May 26, 2016, 02:54:00 AM
Did you unzip the zip files that were in the Full Install download?
If only we had a wiki with clearly written step by step instructions for times like this ...  ...  ...

Totally unrelated.  When is the wiki coming back online?
Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: Erik Luken on May 26, 2016, 09:49:16 AM
If only we had a wiki with clearly written step by step instructions for times like this ...  ...  ...

Totally unrelated.  When is the wiki coming back online?

There have been insufficient sacrifices to the RNG.
Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: ty55101 on June 01, 2016, 03:25:08 PM
Quote from: Erik Luken link=topic=1830. msg91624#msg91624 date=1464274156
There have been insufficient sacrifices to the RNG.

Since you have the wiki information and we just don't have the ability to run the website, why don't we put the wiki on reddit?
Title: Re: Aurora v5.54 Full Installation
Post by: Erik Luken on June 01, 2016, 03:54:38 PM
Since you have the wiki information and we just don't have the ability to run the website, why don't we put the wiki on reddit?

The wiki is online at the moment. It has been for the last couple of days.