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    Saabisti
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    WIS x64

    Hello,

    I`ve always been a bit bothered by having the EPC & WIS not installable on 64 Bit machines, so I`ve finally got off my lazy back side and done something about.

    I`ve created a quick installation to install the 2013 WIS on a 64 Bit machine and a small Registry patch to be installed afterwards (shouldn't be necessary but for some reason I can't seem to capture the installation directories properly).

    It's a native install that doesn't require VM's or XP mode.

    Before releasing it into the wild, It'd like some beta testers just to make sure that everything works. Once we're all happy that it's working, I`ll then get to work on the EPC.

    It's a large file (3.3Gb ZIP), so I`ll probably use something like Dropbox to distribute the file to you.


    Frank.

    PS, I`ve currently tested it on Windows 10 (build 1511) x64 & Windows 8.1 x64
    Last edited by captainfrank; 06-03-2016 at 05:17 AM.

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    Re: WIS x64

    Hi


    Happy to join in...

    Are you aware of the two threads running over at uksaabs and saabcentral?

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    Re: WIS x64

    Hi,

    No, I`m afraid I wasn't - has someone beat me to it?
    I`m in the process of cleaning the installation up a little, I`ll PM you a dropbox (or similar) link when I`m done.


    Frank.

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    Re: WIS x64

    i'm interested.

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    Re: WIS x64

    Cant find the one over at Saabcentral at the mo but see below for the uksaabs.

    http://www.uksaabs.co.uk/UKS/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=165491

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    Re: WIS x64

    Yeah, looks like others have beat me to it.

    Is there much point carrying on do you think?


    Frank.

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    Re: WIS x64

    I would carry on captainfrank . Because not everyone on here is a member of uksaabs and saabcentral .
    So carry on !
    I would be interested but I'm a techno idiot
    I know I've got windows 10 and its 64 bit .
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    Re: WIS x64

    I would be interested in this too, have an old version of WIS running on an XP laptop that's falling apart on me. Was not happy when i couldn't get it on my windows 7 desktop.

    Darren

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    Re: WIS x64

    PROGRESS REPORT.

    I`ve been able to compile the installation into one massive file now, much cleaner in my opinion.
    I`ve also been able to do some pretty heavy compression, the whole installation file is only 2.58GB now! When installed, the WIS takes up 4.32GB so that's some good compression.
    Still have the issue requiring the Registry patch after installation. I do now understand why the issue is occurring, I just don't know what to do about it yet.


    Frank.

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    Re: WIS x64

    PROGRESS REPORT #2

    The issue involving the Registry patch has now been resolved. No more patching required after installation!

    Some feedback received indicates an error message on installation that can be 'Ignored' and the installation will continue and work fine afterwards. I believe this is related to the installation of Macromedia Shockwave and probably only appears on 'used' computer as opposed to fresh installations.

    I have been able to install it on the following test machines:-

    Windows 10 x64 (old installation) - No Errors - Works fine
    Windows 8.1 x64 (fresh installation) - No Errors - Works fine
    Windows 10 x86 (fresh installation) - No Errors - Works fine
    Windows 7 x86 (old installation) - Ignored Error - Works fine

    If everyone is happy with this installation, I will turn my attention to the EPC.



    Frank.

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    Re: WIS x64

    Excellent work...keep em coming!

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    Re: WIS x64

    PROGRESS REPORT #3

    The issues regarding errors that can be ignored has now been traced to the Shockwave installation included in the package. I will investigate the possibility of bypassing the shockwave installation if Shockwave is already found on the target computer.

    In preparation for me moving onto the EPC, does anyone know of/have the latest version of the EPC? There appears to exist a 2010 Q4 (sometimes called 11-2010) and also a version that contains the new 9-5 (9650) but I can't seem to find any downloads. I have a copy of 2010 Q3, but I`d much rather just do this once with the latest version.

    Frank.

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    Re: WIS x64

    I think I spoke too soon regarding moving onto the EPC!

    Does anyway have a copy of the WIS that contains the 900 (94-98) & the 9-2x (05)? I might as well include these while I`m at it!


    Frank.

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    Re: WIS x64

    PROGRESS REPORT #4

    The last version did not entirely fix the Shockwave errors on installation (2 remained, the other 5 or so were sorted), but I think I`ve sorted these now too.

    After extensive searches, I managed to find the WIS for the ng900! It has now been integrated into my package! Download size is now 2.84Gb with the installed size being a whopping 4.87Gb.

    The included vehicles are as follows:-

    900 (1994-1998)
    9-3 9400 (1998-2003)
    9-3 9440 (2003-2012)
    9-4x (2011)
    9-5 9600 (1998-2010)
    9-5 9650 (2010-2011)

    I would really appreciate a copy of the 9-2x WIS if anyone has it...



    Frank.

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    PROGRESS REPORT #5

    I`m calling this one 'Release Candidate 1', the install errors seem to be gone, and just waiting (praying!) that someone out there has the 9-2x WIS that I can integrate, then I`ll be done!



    Frank.

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