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Unable to install Hector Ep 3

posted by Mac Daddy Gonz on - last edited - Viewed by 2.1K users

I purchased the Hector series through the digital distributor Gamersgate.

Episode 1 and 2 install and play fine, however, when I run the Episode 3 installer, I get an error message saying that "the version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows your're running. Check you computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher"

I am running Windows 7 64bit Professional.

I have tried to run the installer as an administrator as well as under various compatibility modes without any success.

Any suggestions?

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  • We pushed our build of that episode to them again weeks ago, which was the same build we gave them the first time. It works fine here. I'm honestly not sure what's going on with it at this point, but we're definitely looking into it.
  • Just wanted to add that I am also experiencing this problem. Needless to say, I regret buying from them. When I tried Episode 3 on my current Win 7 64-bit computer, I got a really old 16-bit error message indicating the file as not compatible with 64 bit OS. I dragged out my old Windows XP 32-bit machine and tried the install on that computer and the only thing that happens is a command box briefly comes up and closes. I have found threads on Gamergate's website indicating others are having both of these problems. I think it is in Telltale's interest to find out whats going on here and stop Gamersgate from selling this version of the game if necessary.
  • Today I received a communication from GamersGate:

    Sorry for a long reply. There seems to be an issue with the third part indeed, and it is great that you contacted the publishers on it. We do not have much to suggest now since we tried to resolve the issue. As you can see the game is not sold for the moment so we are waiting for the resolution from Telltale. But I can also issue a refund in blue coins so you can later on buy any game for the same amount using them without having the troubles of using a card - instantly and anytime you like.
    More information can be found here

    !! Please Note: We are very sorry for the late reply. We have found out that we had a problem with the email server and a lot of tickets and replies were never delivered or received.
    The problems are hopefully solved now, but there is a lot of catching up to do."

    Michael, is there anything you can do? I'm not after a refund, I want the hot game! Can those of us who purchased Episode 3 from GamersGate provide proof of purchase and then download it direct from Telltale?

    I look forward to your advice.
  • Telltale, I'm having the same issue that other users in this thread have reported, namely that Episode 3 of Hector doesn't work in a 64-bit version of Windows.

    I complained to Gamersgate about this, and received the following response yesterday (13/01/12):

    "Episode 3 doesnt work on 64-bit and we do not sell this game anymore. I recommend that you contact the developers or go with a partial or full refund."

    Seems that Gamersgate are washing their hands of the problem, but that doesn't fix my game! Please can you offer a resolution, as a full refund is not what I want, but will have to consider if this issue can't be fixed.
  • I have also received an offer for a refund from GamersGate, but I don't want the money. I want to play the game. Telltale, can you please advise if there's any possibility of those who can show proof of purchase from GamersGate being able to download episode 3 directly from the Telltale website?
  • Hi,

    This is frustrating all around, and I don't want to get into a public argument with Gamersgate, but their claim that the game doesn't run in 64-bit OS's is patently incorrect. They were sent the same build that was sent to Steam, Impulse, etc. The game itself works fine in 64-bit environments.

    We're also not going to be able to offer refunds on a purchase that wasn't made through us, and I'm not sure why they're recommending that. However, if you're able to provide me with a proof of purchase through them, I can get the full season of Hector added to your account here. Please PM me your order confirmations from Gamersgate and I'll take care of it for you.

  • Michael,

    Thanks for all the help on this. I received an email earlier today from Gamersgate stating:

    "We have got a new version from TellTale now and this one worked on my W7 64-bit. Delete current files and download/install again."

    I've downloaded it again, and I'm no longer receiving error messages - I can now play Episode 3! Whoever it was that fixed the issue, you have my thanks. :)
  • Awesome! Glad to hear it got sorted out, and I'm sorry it took so long.
  • After seeing this recent development, I removed all temporary Gamersgate installation files and downloaded it one more time (today). It installed correctly and ran correctly on my Windows 7 (64-bit) computer. Thanks for your help. Too bad it took so long to fix, and the gamersgate unpacked installer name is different than the broken one... interesting...

  • I have downloaded the latest Gamersgate file, and it works on my Windows 7 64 bit machine. I received no notification of this development from Gamergate, my latest notice was "We can give you a refund, the game won't work".

    Thanks Telltale, and particularly Michael. (I should note that I lost this thread for a couple of days, but that was a PEBKAC).
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