Can't Install Darkwind Windows 10

*Dark Tempest*

Posted Oct 12, 2018, 6:44 pm
It seems that I can't get the updates to complete, every time I run it I get some version of this error:

Synchronising patch information...
Synchronising media and scripts...
Media List
(1 of 56) cursor.cs.dso
(2 of 56) defaultProfiles.cs.dso
(3 of 56) mainMenuGui.gui.dso
Error: java.io.FileNotFoundException: http://www.waronwheels.net/torquePatching/darkwind/client/ui/mainMenuGui.gui.dso.zip
(4 of 56) dlgMyGang.gui.dso
(5 of 56) leaguesGui.gui.dso
(6 of 56) createAccountGui.gui.dso
(7 of 56) FriendsGui.gui.dso
Error: java.io.FileNotFoundException: http://www.waronwheels.net/torquePatching/darkwind/client/ui/FriendsGui.gui.dso.zip
*The X Man*

Posted Oct 13, 2018, 6:41 am
I will send Sam this info to see what he recommends as a fix.

Posted Oct 13, 2018, 11:51 am
Sorry about that!

It turns out that at some time in the past, for reasons unknown, I had pointed the patcher to waronwheels.net rather than dark-wind.com. I can't recall any good reason for having done this, but in any case I stopped paying for waronwheels.net some time ago, hence it stopped working.

It should work again now.. patcher is pointed back to correct domain.
*Dark Tempest*

Posted Oct 14, 2018, 9:11 pm
Fixed it.

Thanks Sam!

Posted Jun 11, 2019, 6:24 pm
The way to do it:

Download the DW installer, run it, install, etc. The last screen, there will be an option to run DW or not; clear it, close the installer. Make sure you install Java at some point before proceeding.

Find the DW executable. Right-click; click on Compatbility Tester or whatever it's called. There will be a series of questions; I checked the 1st three (ran on prev Windows version, needs special permissions, and I forget the 3rd one - the 4th option was "unknown" or something)

I selected Windows 7 as the compatible OS. Win 10 did the rest, and applied settings automatically (will always run as admin in Win 7 compatibility mode)

Voila, it works perfectly