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I just bought a new PC DVD copy of HOI Anthology containing all of the current HOI titles. In trying to install it on computers using Vista as the operating system (and it does not matter which of the 4 titles I try to install) the following Windows message appears: "Anthology Menu has stopped working" "A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available."

HOI2 loaded from older DVD's of the Game, and other much more demanding games, work well on these systems but I can't get my new copy of Anthology to work on any PC using Vista Home Premium as the operating system.

Any suggestions on how I might get Anthology to install on PCs using Vista?
 

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The installer on the Anthology CD doesnt work with Vista... well known issue.

Workaround... Go into Windows Explorer and navigate to the folder for the game you want to install and launch the Setup.exe file from there.

Also to avoid hassels do not install the game in the default location... install it in a place like c:\games\hoi2DDA (for Armageddon)
 

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Hearts of Iron Anthology Won't Install on Vista System

Will try your workaround.

Thanks,

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Patching Armagadon Anthology

Assuming I manage your suggested workaround and get my new Hearts of Iron Armagadon Anthology installed; it is not clear how to patch same. Is the 1.2 patch necessary? Are there 2 versions of 1.3 patch? I would very much appreciate a link to the current patch with some brief instructions on how to install.

Thanks
 

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You only need the 1.2 Armageddon patch

The 1.3 BETA patch is optional

Here is a link to all HOI2 patches

http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?t=392813

When you do the 1.2 Armageddon patch you have to make sure that the patch is directed into the correct folder, which is Paradox Interactive/Armageddon, not Paradox Interactive/Doomsday/Armageddon
 

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Now i have a problem. I just bought "HoI2 complete", the one with all the expansions. But when i insert the DVD in my computer, nothing happens. BTW my computer is a Vista 32.

Does anyone have a sugestion, it would be very nice.