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Can't install.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:49 pm
by markb67
So I finally got a Windows partition set up on my Mac and thought I'd try Adrift. First thing it tells me is that it needs .net framework 2.0. I poke around for a bit and find out that .Net framework 3.5 contains version 2.0 and is apparently recommended for Windows 10. So I try downloading that, but it gives me an error message. I track down the error message on Microsoft's site and it gives me a long, multi-step process to resolve the error which I, being inexperienced with Windows, find too confusing. I read something on the blog here that Adrift now runs under .Net version 4, so I download the Adrift installer again, thinking I must have accidentally downloaded an earlier version, but still no luck. So, in conclusion, Adrift seems like an interesting platform, but not interesting enough to jump through all those hoops, not when there are other IF authoring systems available. Second, I hate Windows. Any advice would be appreciated.

Re: Can't install.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:11 am
by Campbell
Where did you see it saying you need .Net 2.0? It used to, but now the requirement is just .Net 4.0.

Re: Can't install.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:40 pm
by markb67
From the main download page. The link at the top that says Version 5.0, Release 35 (6th June 2016). I run the setup after unzipping and that's the message I get. I don't have access to my Windows machine right now, so can't send a screenshot.

Re: Can't install.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:09 am
by DazaKiwi
Did you get it sorted?

Re: Can't install.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:53 am
by markb67
OK, don't know how to do Windows screengrabs on a Mac, but here is a step-by-step description: Under the "downloads" tab of the main site I choose the top option, version 5.0 release 35 from June 6th. Click on the icon for the .zip file and it downloads. Right click on the file in the downloads folder to extract all. Open the ADRIFT5Setup folder and double click on the setup application icon. A window pops up that says Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 needs to be installed for this installation to continue. I click OK and the InstallShieldWizard window appears telling me "the wizard was interrupted before ADRIFT 5 could be completely installed" That's it. I can't really tell you anything more than that. Now, this is running Windows under Bootcamp on a Mac and I believe that installs some custom drivers, although I don't see how that could be a problem here.