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BMeyers
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« on: January 12, 2018, 11:55:22 AM »

Wrote previousl y and received response.  Checking back (and downloadi ng developme nt version) to see if it's corrected itself in the interim.  Regret to write, still cannot install the developme nt version.  Receive error message along the lines "cannot create shortcut Gearotic 3.0, file not found", ditto for Vexx.  Running install file as administr ator.

No problems with installin g stable version (whether as administr ator or not), it runs (although I get the same error message re "cannot create shortcut Gearotic 3.0, file not found".

Thanks.
Brian.
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 03:00:35 PM »

Hi Brian:

   I'm afraid I'm stumped on this one. I have no other reports other than a Microsoft surface having trouble installin g.
Its an odd message to get. Are you installin g in the default C:\Gearotic Motion\ folder?

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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 03:46:32 PM »

Brian, what OS, 32/64b, and type of computer is it?  Anything unusual, like bootcamp under MacOS?

I just updated on the latest version of W10 64b, both Gearotic 3.0 and Vexx installed without errors, and opened without any issue.  It installed the C++ 2017 executabl e also, fwiw.

Art, it still says Copywrite 2013...

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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 04:25:49 PM »

Art,
installin g to D, where prior versions were installed .  I will try to install on C: [[see (no pun intended) below ...]]

Mooselake,
Win 10, 64b, on a dell alienware laptop; don't believe anything unusual - in other words, not a sophistic ated user myself so if there is something unusual it would be the machine itself doing that.  all the prior developme nt versions installed and worked just fine, even on this machine (only have had it about 5 months).

thanks.

Have now downloade d (again) the developme nt version and installed on c:.  Same errors/etc.  BTW the date stamp on gearotic. exe @ c:\gearotic motion is 2017-11-17.  Won't start; get the improper shutdown message. 
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 04:41:03 PM »

in case it might be relevant (like download isn't working 'cause of firefox browser settings, although when I tested this a few weeks ago, i did use another browser and no joy then):

Gearotic. exe 2017-11-17 (developme nt version) 2,993kb (kinda small when the stable version weighs in on my machine > 13,000kb
vexx.exe 2017-12-30 9,152kb (similar to version installed when running stable version download).

in hopes that this helps you to help me.  :-)

PS.  downloade d developme nt version using MS Edge.  sorry to say same result.
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2018, 05:07:16 PM »

 Actually , I suspect a debug version was put in the release in error. 2.92 megs is the correct size of gearotic
in general release.T hat debug is way larger than it should be. I wont fix that till I can figure out why yours fails. I suspect its some type of antivirus thing..
but Im not sure as to why vexx wouldnt run either. Its pretty much the same between versions.

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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2018, 05:19:33 PM »

Thanks, Art.
Anything I could do, or informati on provide to assist you ... again, no rush as the stable version works (just cant use the newer features).
you mention antivirus, I use Windows Defender and Avira Antivirus (and have since getting this laptop around July 2017).
and i get an error with the distribut able (mentioned that last time, left it out this time) - but select, repair.
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brian.
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2018, 08:10:42 PM »

Brian:

 That may be the trouble, Id try disabling antivirus and doing the install. Im thinking the antivirus is
destroyin g the install trying to repair a non problem.

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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2018, 04:47:17 AM »

Attempted to correct. turned off anti-virus (windows defender and avira) even uninstall ed avira.  added gearotic to windows defender list to permit changes.  still no joy.  can re-install stable version (only error is file not found/cannot create shortcut).  but stable version of gearotic and vexx both work when started from their respectiv e exe files.

 likely not related to gearotic so apologies for asking if you have any suggestio ns that a script baby could follow.
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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2018, 08:39:59 AM »

Its a very strange error. Im still thinking virus related..

Send me an offlist email to support@gearotic.com and Ill
send you the executabl e as a zip file.. just to see if it runs after install.

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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2018, 10:12:45 AM »

Success.
Thanks Art for the support and encourage ment.
Regards.
Brian.
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