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I tried to send this report by email to bugs@caravelgames.com, but it bounced back with the message "553 Unknown recipient." And over recent weeks, I have written repeatedly to miker@caravelgames3.com and to support@caravelgames.com regarding this problem, but received no reply, nor even an acknowledgement. I hope that this report will be received and answered!

My problem is that I recently replaced my hard drive, and have tried to reinstall Drod TCB. However, although the programme seems to have installed, and a have a desktop icon, I can't open the game. When I try, I get a pop-up error message as in the attached screenshot. I cannot open or play the game at all.

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12-27-2016 at 01:17 AM
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A quick forum search shows that it looks like tcb gave you the same issue five years ago:

http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=32293&page=1#322559

Does it work if you run it as an administrator? If so, then try installing it somewhere other than Program Files.

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12-27-2016 at 01:42 AM
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Thanks, I'd forgotten that. Yes, it does seem to work if I run as an admin. So I will try later to recreate all of the steps in that previous thread. Since this is a new hard disk, I am intrigued what may be causing this problem.

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It seems likely that it has nothing to do with your hard disk and more to do with versions of Windows since TCB was first released locking down certain folders for security reasons, hence why elevating yourself to full admin rights makes the issue go away.

Reinstall the programme to a different folder, don't put it anywhere under Program Files.

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Well, I have tried to repeat the steps in the previous thread, but it seems to make no difference. No matter where I install Drod, I get the same error. At the present, I am completely unable to play!

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