Administrator required to install.


#1

I don’t understand why this is required, can someone please explain?


#2

Vista? Installing in Program Files?
Program Files (and Windows and a few other directories) are write protected for non-administrators.
Either give permission or (better) install in C:\Games.


#3

XP, and the program doesn’t ask for a location before showing the error message. It just displays the message upon execution, has an Ok box and quits after it has been clicked.


#4

Did you purchase the game using Impulse (aka Stardock Central), or buy it direct from Positech games?

Impulse doesn’t let you choose where you install the game, as I found out with Democracy 2.


#5

Direct from Positech.


#6

I didn’t think administrator was needed at all, but the installer I use may be requiring it on XP. You certainly shouldn’t need to be admin to play however.


#7

Impulse SHOULD let you choose. I bought Kudos 1 through Impulse and it’s in the right folder (Impulse Settings > Folders > Install Locations > My Games)

Wayno, wondering if something’s broke


#8

Yeah, unfortunately it does require it. Any chance for a workaround? This is for an office computer (lots of downtime, yay) and I’d hate to try and explain to the IT guys why I need admin rights =p