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recovering from a computer crash

Post by Gilgamesh » Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:40 pm

Hi all.

Hope you're all doing well.

Any clues on what this means when I try to launch Winplan 3.6.0.44 on a 64 bit Windows 7 machine?

Run time Error '339'

Component THREED.OCX or one of its dependancies not correctly registered. A file is missing or invalid.

Damn, I miss my old machine...
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Re: recovering from a computer crash

Post by Havok » Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:54 pm

Make sure you're installing as an Admin. You may want to grab Winplan 3.6.45.

http://vgap.innernet.co.za/news/winplan ... -released/

You can contact the team here:

http://vgap.innernet.co.za/contact/
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Re: recovering from a computer crash

Post by Gilgamesh » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:22 pm

Thanks ][avok!

Ok - got a little farther, but now I get a message saying I'm missing msstdfmt.dll. Not sure where to find that.
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Re: recovering from a computer crash

Post by BitMask » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:15 am

@Gilgamesh, I suggest you use the very latest version. The new installer does install some controls that is needed (That will fix your first error). I have received and error report about the second missing file, so it might be one that we need to add. If the installer does not work for that, then you can search for it on google. You need to register it as admin. Give me feedback so I know if we need to add that to the next installer version.

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Re: recovering from a computer crash

Post by Gilgamesh » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:16 pm

Hi Bitmask. I actually downloaded the latest beta version as it was the only one I could find with the installer supplied. So I think maybe it is missing from the installer.

EDIT - I went ahead and downloaded the dll but when I try to register it says my version is not compatible. What version of the dll should I be using?
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Re: recovering from a computer crash

Post by Gavan » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:28 pm

Hi Gil,

PM me your email address and I will send you the ones you are missing from my 64-bit machine.

I am using Winplan 32-bit 3.6.63
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Re: recovering from a computer crash

Post by Gilgamesh » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:07 pm

PM sent - thanks!
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Re: recovering from a computer crash

Post by Gilgamesh » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:16 pm

Got it - thanks Gavan!
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Re: recovering from a computer crash

Post by BitMask » Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:39 am

@Gavan can you send them to me as well so that I can add them to the installer.

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Re: recovering from a computer crash

Post by Andor » Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:24 am

I re-installed my OS over the weekend and ended up getting this error

"you need the following file to be installed on your machine msstdfmt.dll"

when trying to access the Buildings screen. I was able to resolve by getting a copy of the dll from an MS Exchange Tool package. Definitely needs to be added to the installer.

EDIT: Heh, since the re-install of my OS I've noticed sounds in the Winplan32 client that seldom worked before have started to work more frequently. Most notable are the hit sounds in the built-in VCR player. Also, when changing ships the sounds are more frequent now. Approximately 80% of the time it makes the noise, whereas before it was more like 20%.

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Re: recovering from a computer crash

Post by Gilgamesh » Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:40 am

I turn the midi and wav sounds off in options every time I start a game, and turn off the sound in the VCR. They were cute the first couple of times but just kinda get on my nerves now.
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Re: recovering from a computer crash

Post by Havok » Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:08 pm

VPA... VPA.... VPA...
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Re: recovering from a computer crash

Post by Gilgamesh » Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:57 pm

So it turns out the video chip in my old machine was the culprit. I should get it back in a week or two and all should be back to normal.
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Re: recovering from a computer crash

Post by Havok » Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:34 am

Cool. Hopefully cheaper than a new PC.
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Re: recovering from a computer crash

Post by Gilgamesh » Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:53 am

A couple hundred bucks as opposed to the 1,000 or so for the machine I was looking at. I'll be glad to get it back.

BTW - I did look at VPA - the exe won't run. Same problem as Winplan. It's not compatible with this version of windows.
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