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Cant install Rise and Fall Civilizations at war on windows 7 Says it cant find the directory to install or something never had this problem before and after reading some posts online it looks like im not the only one having problems with this game

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yes thee have been numurous complaints on this exactsituition,need be windows seven is supposed to be a machine of its own ,there might be a few glitches as to when windows seven eas designed so not many game swould interact properly with the sytem as some games are are made for certain pc's its a huge problem i shal contact the company to find out what the possible causes could be and then post it as a tip on my profile for all to view with the do's and dont's

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To install Rise and Fall Civilizations at War, you need to install as administrator. There are steps that worked for me on Windows 7:

1) Copy game disks into the hard drive into separate folders (disk1, disk2...)

2) Go through the install starting from disk1, (change default install folder from Program Files(x86) to C:\RaF) then show it where the next disk is every time it asks until disk4.

3) Update to v1.15 RaF and starforce drivers...in that order.

4) Run game and allow it to restart the system

5) Create a batch file (RaF.bat for example) with notepad and place this line into the file:

RiseAndFall.exe -datapath "Data\" -redistpath "redist\" -nodump

save this file into your RaF install folder (c:\RaF).

More updates as they are found...enjoy...

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