Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D

A game by LucasArts

*Unofficial* MSI Setup v1.1.0.2 by Markus Egger


Installation instructions

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Notes

Note 1: This setup uses WiX' VolumeLabel functionality which requires the CD to be correctly labelled ("ROGUE_1_000" ).

Note 2: I only have the German Rogue Squadron CD at my disposal so beware of any international issues! The file names, however, look very language-neutral; during tests with Antonio I encountered that there were specific translation files on my disc (INSTALL\LAUNCHER.TAB, INSTALL\LANGUAGE.TAB, INSTALL\LNGM.DAT) so I have made this files optional for installation! If you have a pure English CD and/or can't find these files on it just don't install the "Translation Files". You may also leave them out if you want to turn your in-game text to English ;-). (This does, however, not affect the prerendered graphical buttons on the start screen; they'll remain in the CD language)

Note 3: As a generic hint, keep in mind that these games are already very old. They usually work fine - which is like a little miracle - but they may also have minor or major issues. Racer is a good example with it's whitescreen bug that occurs depending on the graphics card and drivers (and now even on my ATi HD 3870 X2 :-( ). So you might have to consort to "retro gaming" sites or the like for specific hints or tools (eg. http://vogons.zetafleet.com/). I only deliver the technology to install old games but it usually is beyond my scope getting them to run properly on newer systems. They were built with older DirectX libraries and written for older systems so you never can be sure. I can only give hints. Common issues are:

Uninstallation note: Seems I presumed too much MSI knowledge from the user base. There is no "separate" uninstaller; MSIs are self-contained and thus maintained using Control Panel - Add/Remove Programs. Use ARP to repair or remove any MSI-based installation. Regarding my setups, search for strings beginning with Star Wars:. The (un)install capabilities of the LucasArts Launcher or any other uninstall links won't work for obvious reasons!
When removing MSIs, Windows Installer doesn't remove any registry or filesystem items (files, folders) that have not been part of the installation process itself. As a result, pilot files, mods or configuration files may be left behind during uninstallation. This is expected behavior and I don't really want to mess with that because I prefer a defensive approach as well. Just think upgrade packages would delete your pilot files ...
It's up to the user to backup and/or delete these remaining files/folders.
If there is anything that doesn't match the pattern above, tell me. If there's something I can fix, I will.

Installation Steps

*** This installer is dedicated to Wolfgang, Rodrigo, Kier and Antonio ***


Disclaimer

This setup is Freeware and a gift for the community. It shall ease the pain of all fellows in misery failing to install this game on Vista/7 x64 (and other modern Windows operating systems like XP64). It is neither supported nor endorsed by LucasArts. Use at your own risk! Original CD required (developed/tested using Rogue Squadron 3D German version - may or may not work with English/other localized editions).
MSI tested under Vista Ultimate x64 SP2, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Windows XP Pro SP3 (x86).

You may only redistribute the original archive when done free of charge and all files are left intact (no additions, removals or alterations).

The MSI is fully Standards-compliant: It passes all ICE validation tests except ICE66 - which is an irrelevant warning since the MSI is not meant to be Vista-only (tested with WiX Light v3.0.5419.0 (RTM) and Orca v4.5.6001.0).

Created by Markus Egger <markus@NOSPAMmarkusegger.at> using Visual Studio 2008 Standard and the Microsoft WiX 3 Toolkit/Votive. Downloaded from http://www.markusegger.at/

Star Wars, Rogue Squadron (3D), LucasArts, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 7, Vista, XP, Visual Studio, Visual C++, Windows Installer, WiX, Orca, Nero, Creative Labs, ALchemy are (C) and/or (TM) of their respective holders.