I have xp, but I found this with google:
I can't get Windows 7 to associate PBEM files correctly.
Anyone have any suggestion.
I've already launched and created a PBEM game using the software. I've tried associating it with civctp.exe but then double clicking the icon just launches the regular game rather than launching the PBEM. From what I gather I need to associate it with ".../civctp.exe -|"%1" " or something, I can do this in window XP easily but I can't seem to do it in windows 7. Anyone know how to do this?
We're all 'behind the times' running XP (or, heaven forbid, Vista)--that's why we're all still playing CTP instead of CIV IV, or at least CTP2!
Ah I have civ 4. I'm playing CTP because I like it better, =-).
Also this requires me to simply select the application, unfortunately it doesn't allow me to add that extra command so that it opens the game rather than launching the menu.
Did you ever solve this John? I've now got the same problem.
Well for Windows 7, CTP2 and, PBEM, I put the file into a regular single save game folder and I could load the game, well afterwards I fixed a bug. So I did not test what would happen if I end turn, but I guess it would behave, normally.
Civ2 military advisor: "No complaints, Sir!"
I never did fix this, but martin's suggestion seems like it would work. How did you end up fixing the bug, or did doing this simply fix it on its own?
Thanks for those JG, I'll give them a go.
Did any of these work?
I tried the registry thing, but not the reinstalling everything and playing a turn with each install. I'm now not using that PC, so I'm not pursuing it at this time.
I still use Vista, so I can't tell with 100% certainity whether the following works for Windows 7. I have attached a registry export file (inside a zip archive) that contains the minimum information for associating ".csg" files correctly with CtP. Logon as an administrator, extract the ".reg" file from the zip archive to some folder or to the desktop, double-click on the ".reg" file and allow the import of the contained information into the registry. Maybe you'll have to log off / log on before the association takes effect. If your intallation folder is different from "C:\Program Files\Activision\Civilization-Call To Power" then open the ".reg" file with a text editor before you do the import and correct the last line to point to the correct location (be careful to use double backslashes as path separators since the backslash is used as an escape character within that string).
Hey Gang...have you been able to get Win7 to open PBEM saved game files correctly?
My instructions listed above by JG137 were accurate for XP SP3 and earlier, but I have not tested them on later versions on Windows. Any time I had to reinstall my OS or CTP1, I found I had to go through the steps of associating the PBEM files with the appropriate registry entry for each step along the way (i.e. for each revision to the game). It was time-consuming, and not always successful, but no other process ever worked for me, including manually altering the registry with the proper command (C:\"yourdirectory"\ctp_program\ctp\civtp.exe -|"%1").
I'm about to get a new machine with Win7 as the OS...let me know if anyone comes up with a better solution.
hatchsky, The file you've got there seems to be empty
I'm on a new Win 7 machine and I can't get the game to run. It gets to the launch screen (plays the intro movie fine) and crashes on launch.
I've got it in Win 95 or Win 98 compatibility, running as admin, tried setting core affinity to a single core, none of it is working.
OK, the issue above was because I was using a backup cd, so copy protection was at play. Fixed now.
Now, where have all the apolyton patches and fixes gone?
It may be useful to add that Windows 7 doesn't allow launching files with parameters. This can however be done using w7 Power Tools. It did wonders for me.
To launch .csg under w7:
1.Go here: creativelement . com / powertools / #download
2. Download it.
3. Edit .csg file entry with File Doctor (I believe that's what it was called). Add a 'r-click command'
4. The command should be .../civctp.exe -|"%1"
5. Bear in mind that the program will expire within 45 days, but the association should stay
It worked instantly, no issues, the game wasn't even installed (I still use an installation from many years ago and a different machine)
I am trying to get ctp1 to work on my win7 32bit laptop and have no luck, set run as admin, compatibility win98, and still get CRC 8808-7BDC. I tried on my win7 64bit desktop as well get same error. I can't seem to set process affinity keeps saying access denied when I go under task manager. I tried using psexec to set it and it said civctp exited with error code -1073741819.
-Update: Looks like you have to run the 1.2 patch as admin and then actually restart. this fixed the issue.
Last edited by bbd999; March 8, 2011 at 13:13.
After I patched the game with 1.2 and 1.21 (as an administrator) I had no problem opening PBEM saves...easier than it was using XP, actually!
I'm running Win7 Pro 64-bit.
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Activision\\Civilization-Call To Power\\ctp_program\\ctp\\civctp.exe\" -l\"%1\""
@="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Activision\\Civilization-Call To Power\\ctp_program\\ctp\\civctp.exe\" -l\"%1\""
Thanks very much Hatschy
This works. You rock, people.
What, I can finally play CTP again!? This is awesome. Thanks guys.
Civ2 military advisor: "No complaints, Sir!"
First time posting on this forum.
You got to save me people!
I was playing on CTP until last month. I even had megamod!
After I unisntaled it 2 weeks ago.
I wanted to play again.
Installation is ok but when I triy to play it doesn't launch but after a few second I have this message:
"The application couldn't start properly (0xc0000005)"
"Click OK to close the application."
So I put wanted to patch but it says that my version doesn't need it...
I tried anything you said... nothings works.
Maybe it's not registered? Or the OS is denying it rights to change files on the disc? Damn, I've repaired CTP so many times, as my installation survived 2 machines and several OS reinstalls, but I still don't remember how to do it.