Deskscape install - 1! 2! 3! 4!

By on May 4, 2013 5:37:22 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

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When attempting to install Deskscapes on Windows 8 Pro + Media Pack I get the following:

The install starts, and asks which folder to install to, I choose the default, and then get 4 dialog boxes in series (click ok and you get another).

each dialog box is basically empty but is labeled (on the top bar of the box) "1" then "2" then "3" and finally "4".. after clicking ok on the 4th box, the install continues.

Everything seems to go ok, and the dreams animate on the preview screen when you choose "customize deskscapes" from the explorer context pane (right click on the desktop). I choose a dream and for a split second it works, then just stops. the dream then looks like a static wallpaper.

 

I've unchecked the "Pause deskscape when maximized" and some other basic troubleshooting.. but no luck yet.

I'm using Windows 8 Pro x64 with the Media Pack addon for MPEG2 compatibility, with an Nvidia GTX680 v314 drivers (latest non-beta as of today)

This is a clean OS install, no other apps were installed, other than what comes with Windows 8.

I'm refraining from installing the Windows 8 codec pack until I hear that it causes no problems for Deskscapes.

 

Thanks in advance.

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May 4, 2013 8:36:12 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

That was my bad (the dialog messages, was testing timing). If you install DirectX from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35 are the dreams happy?

Kris

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May 4, 2013 10:35:26 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

hmm thanks, I'll give that a try

*5 minutes later* - That worked.. Thank you.. installing DirectX Web install fixed the issue and all is good in the world

the 1,2,3,4 thing is still there, but I'm all set.. have a nice weekend.. thanks again

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June 16, 2013 12:26:07 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Yes, that seemed to the trick for me as well. updating the directx as specified in Kris post worked. Running Windows 7 64bit new install Geforce GT640 1gig graphics card. I7 proc. 16 gigs at 1600. Not even using HD video monitor am not running past 100%.

raybe

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June 18, 2013 7:38:46 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Installing Direct X fixed my problem with deskScape. I running Windows 8 Pro 64 bit. I would be helpful if Stardock would mention this when downloading the descape program.

Thanks for the help

 

William

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June 18, 2013 1:18:54 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

We are going to tweak the detection/prompts for a forthcoming DeskScapes 8.1.

Kris

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