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Old 03-15-2015, 12:40 PM   #61
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Mhh I'm confused, i'm at point:

5.
Next get your paws on "InstallShield_Cabinet_File_Viewer"

what does it means?

I tried to download and install the patch1.2 but it says me I've no sh5 installed ( because moved it to the desktop? )

any ideas?

And... is there a way to have 2 version of sh5 installed in the same pc, one modded with wolves of steel and one stock?
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Old 03-17-2015, 03:53 PM   #62
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I guess but I can't find this installshield cabinet thing...
...It wanted to install some browser add ons...

Or is it better to dump it off steam and get the CD.
Not necessarily but it could be easier
Please PM me and we'll sort it.


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Old 03-24-2015, 06:53 AM   #63
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Hello,
been trying for days now with that cabinet file viewer but just keep getting an "error creating mediabuild object".
I am really frustrated right now so this is my last try. Maybe someone can help me to solve this problem or just send me a non steam sh5.exe.
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Old 03-30-2015, 02:32 PM   #64
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Just a simple question:

if I bought the steam version (it will be listed also in UPLAY menu) then I delete it, also from UPLAY (uninstall menu)
I use ccleaner to cancel all registry entry.
Then I go in UPLAY again: the game is still in my games but NOT installed, I install it from UPLAYU (not from Steam) and I will launch the game from Uplay all time.
Do you think it could work (I mean, is it a "normal" version, no more steam version)?
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Old 04-03-2015, 07:42 PM   #65
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Hi eka

No, Uplay checks that your game is honest and not a pirate.

Uplay only starts your game from wherever it came from. steam, download, dvd install.

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Old 04-05-2015, 01:02 PM   #66
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I stuck and can't get "InstallShield_Cabinet_File_Viewer" to work.
Could anyone help me?
Is there non-steam SH5.exe to download?
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Old 04-05-2015, 01:09 PM   #67
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Hi Alexsej

Check this out.

A Message From TheDarkWraith For Those Who Have The Steam Version Of the Game

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Old 04-05-2015, 01:50 PM   #68
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I did everything in that post. When I start Silent hunter 1.02 patch I get this error message: "The setup has detected that no version of silent hunter 5 is installed!"

What now?
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Old 04-06-2015, 11:07 AM   #69
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Hey guys I have had SH5 for a year now and JUST discovered it can be modded but like a lot of others, I have the steam crap. I don't trust any links for this install shield viewer, can you guys point me in the right direction please?
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Old 04-10-2015, 11:24 AM   #70
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Edit:
Friend got it working for me it seems. Disregard this post. The original directions worked wonders.

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Old 04-15-2015, 09:35 AM   #71
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5.
Next get your paws on "InstallShield_Cabinet_File_Viewer"


Ya, sure. Good luck with that.

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Hi

First off, I'm new to these forums so I'm really sorry if I'm being redundant with this information.

I'm really sleepy after a day of work and I just wanted to write down the steps, but I thought that perhaps somebody would like to try this already so instead of cleaning up the steps and keeping the steps for myself another couple of days I'll just publish this rough draft and let you guys have any eventual laughs due to my mistakes. I will try to clean it up by tomorrow evening or so.

I do appreciate that this is not fun for anybody, so please only do this if you know what you're doing until enough people can confirm that this actually works or if I'm all wrong and making a fool out of myself.
This is kind of like a science experiment, I have results I want you guys to try to reproduce. Thank you for helping me out:

1.
Go download "silent_hunter_5_col_1.02_eu.exe" from:
http://www.4players.de/4players.php/...oad/55318.html

2.
Download & Install: http://legroom.net/scripts/download....=uniextract161

3.
Right click on the "silent_hunter_5_col_1.02_eu.exe" you downloaded in step 1. choose "UniExtract to Subdir", choose "isxunpack extraction" under "Extract Method".

4.
Step 3 should have resulted in a folder called "silent_hunter_5_col_1.02_eu"

5.
Next get your paws on "InstallShield_Cabinet_File_Viewer"

6.
Start program and go to File => Open => "silent_hunter_5_col_1.02_eu\Disk1\data1.hdr"

7.
View => Components

8.
Click on "Game" and then "Files", find sh5.exe in the list.
save it on your desktop.

9.
Start up Steam, right click on "Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic" => Properties => local files => Browse Local files.

10.
Find the sh5.exe file in the list and rename it to sh5_steam.exe.

11.
Go to your desktop and rename the sh5.exe file which you extracted from the ubisoft patches cab file to sh5_patched.exe and copy it into your silent hunter 5 folder where the sh5_steam.exe you renamed file resides.

12.
Copy the sh5_patched.exe file so you have 2 of them, and rename one of them sh5.exe

Tadaa

Now you should be able to run the genericpatcher and update your sh5.exe file and when you launch it from steam it wont make a difference since steam is actually only launching uplay, and uplay does not seem to care if you're running a modded file or not.


Im assuming its legal because we are just getting the patch ubi made, so we are not cracking anything. It might go against steams EULA though... but then again I'm not so sure about where things stand in regards to the legality of modifying binary files on a whole. anyway hydrophone works, yay.


edit:
https://twitter.com/steam_support/st...10796128243712
https://twitter.com/deadislandgame/s...96399760142336

...seems like we should be safe.

When things go wrong
If you get an error when trying to run "InstallShield_Cabinet_File_Viewer", please try downloading whatever file its saying that you're missing from here:
Example: http://activex.microsoft.com/controls/vb6/mscomctl.cab
Then extract the cab file and copy the file into your C:\Windows\SysWOW64 [windows 7] or c:\Windows\System32 folder, [for older versions of windows]

Start your terminal (run => cmd.exe) and type
cd<push spacebar>C:\Windows\SysWOW64 or c:\Windows\System32<push Enter key>
The prompt should change to: C:\Windows\SysWOW64 or c:\Windows\System32
Then type:
regsvr32<push spacebar>mscomctl.ocx <push Enter key>

Oh right, so the reason I wanted you to make a backup of the sh5.exe file is two fold, one is so that you can go back to the steam version if you think my idea is stupid. second, sometimes steam will overwrite your .exe file, its not happened to me yet, but i know that if you run "validate my files" it will see that you have modified your file and assume it is broken because its not the same size it knows it should be and overwrite it. So you should be covered in both cases.
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Old 05-12-2015, 09:48 PM   #72
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Hello everyone. I recently purchased the Steam version and have been outfitting my game with some mods. I would really like to get this fix going but I can't seem to get the Installshield Cabinet File Viewer working, even after troubleshooting. I would greatly appreciate it if I could get the non-steam exe.

Sorry this has to be my first post.
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Old 05-12-2015, 09:50 PM   #73
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:39 AM   #75
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I did everything in that post. When I start Silent hunter 1.02 patch I get this error message: "The setup has detected that no version of silent hunter 5 is installed!"

What now?
Perhaps you needed to start the game one time (in it's initial install path/state) in order for the relevant registry changes to take place?
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