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Topic Subject:Needed help with installing the Stronghold 2 deluxe edition
kyl1anmatth3w
Archer
posted 08-08-15 13:09 EST (US)         
Hey, so i found my copy of stronghold 2 and a cd called stronghold 2 deluxe and i whas like. omg i remember this game from way back and i managed to install it on windows 10 (stronghold 2) so i have been trying to install the deluxe edition but it wont start after instalation (the deluxe and regular one). So does anyone know how i can fix this thing?

Also if this is the wrong topic i am really sorry.
*after uninstalling stronghold deluxe edition my game broke, idk how to delete this topic but yeah. no reasion to continue.
for anyone who is intrested in knowing what happend this is the error.
The program can not be started because binkw32.dll is missing on your computer (its not lol i saw it with my own eyes(i looked it up)) you can fix this problem by reinstalling the game (**** no i have accomplished too much)

[This message has been edited by kyl1anmatth3w (edited 08-08-2015 @ 02:35 PM).]

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EaglePrince
Archer
posted 08-08-15 13:56 EST (US)     1 / 13       
Hi, and welcome to Stronghold Heaven.

Maybe you could try running the game in Windows 7 compatibility mode or something like that? I haven't used Windows 10 yet, but I hope that could help.

Also, you may try patching the game to 1.4.1 version. First you would need to install patch 1.4, and then 1.4.1. This would be good for you if you wanted to play some multiplayer, although I am unsure that this could help regarding this issue. Still, if the first one doesn't help this one is worth to try.
kyl1anmatth3w
Archer
posted 08-08-15 14:36 EST (US)     2 / 13       
I am really derpy, i whas watching a video about windows 10 a second before posting this. im using the horrible **** up of windows called windows 8.
EaglePrince
Archer
posted 08-09-15 03:02 EST (US)     3 / 13       
In this case this could be a good thing. There are more users that play Stronghold 2 on Windows 8.

Try right clicking the shortcut icon of Stronghold 2 or the exe file of Stronghold 2, and to find an option to run the game in Windows 7 compatibility mode.

...aaand now I read what you said above... This can be solved easily, and I had a similar issue as well on Windows 7. You may want to try this, but I am not very experienced with that.
http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?binkw32

You may also want to ask the same question at Technical issues here at Stronghold Heaven, or to ask the question at Stronghold Nation. I am sure you will be able to fix the issue though!
PAlAT
Archer
posted 08-09-15 03:41 EST (US)     4 / 13       
WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT DOWNLOAD .DLL FILES FROM SITES. I can't stress this enough.

I'm not really sure what your problem is regarding installation/uninstallation, but I do know sometimes programs can mess up, e.g. once SHCE would not install on my computer because the installer thought that it was installed, even though it wasn't. If that's the kind of issue that is present, you might need to go into the registry to fix that kind of thing.

EaglePrince
Archer
posted 08-09-15 12:19 EST (US)     5 / 13       
Hm, well, you definitely take PAlAT says.

Still, on the other hand I don't think this is his issue, PAlAT. He was able to install it, but he cannot run the game, if I am correct? In that case he could try with this all file, BUT he does need to be cautious and to save backup of the files he replaces, or to write down new files he puts in. Still, like I said, I am not much experienced with this and I can only say what I would try to do.

[This message has been edited by EaglePrince (edited 08-09-2015 @ 12:24 PM).]

Duke Chris
Archer
posted 08-09-15 12:49 EST (US)     6 / 13       
once SHCE would not install on my computer because the installer thought that it was installed, even though it wasn't.
You can use CCleaner to remove old/unused registry entries. So then you should be able to install it again.

@OP: More details, please? Read this: http://forums.strongholdnation.co.uk/topic/60-it-doesnt-work-thats-no-help/

My Stronghold fansite: http://www.strongholdnation.co.uk

[This message has been edited by Duke Chris (edited 08-09-2015 @ 12:51 PM).]

PAlAT
Archer
posted 08-09-15 14:21 EST (US)     7 / 13       
Thanks, heard about CCleaner before, surely would have saved me the hour or two I had to spend manually editing the registry
I've also had a similar problem before with the Art Manager in Titan Quest, where the program wouldn't start because it said that mfc71.dll was missing from my system. All I had to do was copy the .dll from win/sys32 to the TQ folder.
In this case, however, binkw32.dll should already be in the SH2 folder. Unfortunately, that's about all I know.

Duke Chris
Archer
posted 08-10-15 03:54 EST (US)     8 / 13       
All I had to do was copy the .dll from win/sys32 to the TQ folder
Yes, Windows can be strange.
binkw32.dll should already be in the SH2 folder
Yes, it's there by default when installed. But it also needs to be in System 32 too if the error still persists.

kyl1anmatth3w: Where did you get your copy of the game?

My Stronghold fansite: http://www.strongholdnation.co.uk
kyl1anmatth3w
Archer
posted 08-15-15 06:03 EST (US)     9 / 13       
Duke, i honestly dont know, i know i have 3 disks that i found in a old box that i whas cleaning Stronghold 2 disk 1 Stronghold 2 disk 2 Stronghold deluxe.

And i have a bit of knowledge of computers, i didnt download files, the disk should have everything needed. one thing that should be noted is that there are no scratches or anything on the disk. so i cant be a damaged disk thats for sure.

After some doing things, i managed to get stuff installed and it works now. (i reinstalled it)
though it would be amazing if you guys could help me install deluxe edition (i found out that the deluxe disk whas from stronghold 1 not 2)

[This message has been edited by kyl1anmatth3w (edited 08-15-2015 @ 06:11 AM).]

EaglePrince
Archer
posted 08-15-15 16:33 EST (US)     10 / 13       
I'm glad you made it to work.

Regarding Stronghold 1, if you are having any specific issues you may let us know in another tread in section for Stronghold 1 and Stronghold Crusader or in Technical issues section.
tobikanne121
Archer
posted 08-22-15 16:43 EST (US)     11 / 13       
Maybe i should Not Upgrade my Windows 7 to 10 cause i dont want Problems with my favorite game (stronghold 2) 😉
EaglePrince
Archer
posted 08-22-15 16:54 EST (US)     12 / 13       
Well, just in case, we should wait. We can ask a question of someone else had a problem running Stronghold 2 on Windows 7, but I still wouldn't recommend installing Windows 10 yet. For example I have read that Settlers 7 has issues with Windows 10, and I guess that's not a lonely case. If you care only about Stronghold 2 and no other game, and you hear that others didn't have any problems, then you could install Windows 10.

[This message has been edited by EaglePrince (edited 08-22-2015 @ 04:55 PM).]

BobJohnson
Banned
posted 10-05-15 08:58 EST (US)     13 / 13       

[This message has been edited by Doomsword (edited 10-07-2015 @ 07:00 AM).]

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