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Old 04-23-2019, 02:26 PM   #1
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Default Help SH III

I downloaded SH 3 to separate drive, I think. I put direction to plain program files(not(x86)} but dvd put it in x86 anyway. So I just transferred files to plain program files on Windows 10. Anyway, won't launch from desktop because needs old files??!! So, I tried to install 1.4b patch and it keeps telling me can't because of missing sh3.dII file is missing.

So, how do I fix this ?? I downloaded SH3 from dvd disc. Also, when you start 1.4b patch it says "1.0 to 1.3" is this right??

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Old 04-23-2019, 09:19 PM   #2
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Right click on the Sh3.exe and see what version it is
It should be 1.4
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Old 04-24-2019, 05:08 AM   #3
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"Program Files" is a directory for 64 bit Programs not for Silent Hunter.
I downloaded SH3 from dvd disc.

You talk abut a download and dvd.
A Dvd is not a download it is an installation from your own dvd drive.
Do you mean you installed from a dvd disc?
If yes, was there an option to "Browse",on the installer?

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Old 04-24-2019, 07:47 AM   #4
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Default still confused

Sorry, but I am real dummy when this stuff comes around. Yes I installed from disc. and right clicking on short cut doesn't tell me what version it is, that I can find or see.I have downloaded 1.4b upgrade but when I try to launch it, I get an error message " can't upgrade because of missing sh3.dll!!??

If "c:\program files" is not place to install, then where??? just to "c:\" ?? I just tried moving file to where I have SH5 installed, that I can use mods for SH5, but same message keeps popping up
about missing file. There is a sh3.dll in file, but says "extension". I have tried the compatibility area changing to say to ms95, run as administrator, etc., but to no avail.


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Old 04-24-2019, 09:26 AM   #5
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Hi Marshall Ney

On your task bar at the bottom of your screen click on Local Disk (C) Folder then in the left hand pain you see the following Folders Program Files Program Files X86
Users Windows.
Now right click anywhere in the white area and a small box pops up move your mouse down over New gently move mouse to the right a Folder icon appears right click on it.
You now have a New Folder back space Folder Name and Call it Games.

Now when you install SH3 from dvd click on browse and install SH3 to C:/Games SHIII

To find out if your SH3 is already patched to move mouse over your SH3 exe Launch icon and it will tell you.

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Old 04-24-2019, 10:19 AM   #6
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And don't forget to download and install DirectX 9 from microsoft. Iirc it is not fully present in newer OS's like windows 10.
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