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Deozaan

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Re: Terraria
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2011, 06:18:43 PM »
Terraria's 1 month anniversary:

-By The Numbers- As of (06/16/2011)

Copies/4Packs Sold Total - 350,000+ (Copies Owned - 432,000+)
Days/Top Ten Sales List on Steam - 32 days
Days/Top Ten Played List on Steam - 32 days
Players Online at once - Peaks we have seen range from 14k to 32k a day.
Facebook Likes - 28,773
TerrariaOnline Members -40,992
YouTube Trailer Views - (Old-Gameplay) 1,181,691, (Release Trailer) 866,285

Pretty impressive for a game that started development only 6 months ago!

They also announced that in the next update there will be an optional hardcore mode, wherein character death is permanent. Watch your step while spelunking!


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Re: Terraria
« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2011, 11:08:59 PM »
Still not able to play, because .Net4.0 will not install itself in my (Win7 Ultimate x64) PC. Continuously getting the same error 'Access is denied' even when using the Administrator account, granting all available user rights, disabling UAC, lifting restrictions on folders, even partitions etc.  :mad:

Used the .Net4.0 installer on a different PC's (Windows 7/XP) and on those it installs without problems. The puzzle to get to play Terraria already proves to be a challenge.

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Re: Terraria
« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2011, 11:12:57 PM »
Are you using the .NET installer that comes with Terraria or the official one from Microsoft? Or have you tried both?


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Re: Terraria
« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2011, 02:49:47 AM »
Shades it sounds like something is using a .net4 file when you are trying to update and it is locked. Try making sure you exit all applications (including anything in the system tray) and disable any AV.

Also try downloading the installer form MS and doing it manually - sometimes the Windows Update version gets damaged and if it is a cached version it will never work!

If that doesn't work try running MSCONFIG and disable all Startup items and all non-MS services so that you get as near to a clean Windows startup environment as possible. Note some security software doesn't like you doing this so it may be best to leave any such software allowed to run and disable it before trying to install again.

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Re: Terraria
« Reply #29 on: June 17, 2011, 07:27:41 PM »
Shades it sounds like something is using a .net4 file when you are trying to update and it is locked. Try making sure you exit all applications (including anything in the system tray) and disable any AV.

Also try downloading the installer form MS and doing it manually - sometimes the Windows Update version gets damaged and if it is a cached version it will never work!

If that doesn't work try running MSCONFIG and disable all Startup items and all non-MS services so that you get as near to a clean Windows startup environment as possible. Note some security software doesn't like you doing this so it may be best to leave any such software allowed to run and disable it before trying to install again.

Terraria comes with a webinstaller so I downloaded the installer from Microsoft and used that as my PC is not (or will be) connected to the internet anymore. That installer worked great on several PC's but not on mine. Because it is not connected to any network I didn't see the direct need for security software, so I uninstalled Avira and disabled the firewall. Actually, that PC is quite devoid of sofware/service as I use more and more portable apps these days.

All that didn't help, so I thought that there is some security setting in place that doesn't allow access to the folder .Net4 wants to install into.
The log file from the .Net4 installer shows one error:
Launching CreateProcess with command line = wusa.exe "D:\d4ab5f75b780171ea7f2662625\Windows6.1-KB958488-v6001-x64.msu" /quiet /norestart
Exe (D:\d4ab5f75b780171ea7f2662625\Windows6.1-KB958488-v6001-x64.msu) failed with 0x5 - Access is denied.

I am able to access and extract the .msu file mentioned above. to Granting read/write capability to everyone in the folder from the wusa.exe command didn't help. Copying the extracted data from the installer to another (also fully shared) folder and executing the command in the console returns the same 'Access is denied' result.

The above I tried with the Administrator account and the account that belongs to the Administrators group.

It appears to me that the command 'wusa.exe' is not sufficiently elevated to install .Net4.

Ah well, at least this is becoming an interesting puzzle to solve...

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Re: Terraria
« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2011, 03:22:55 AM »
Actually, that PC is quite devoid of sofware/service as I use more and more portable apps these days.

Hm, sounds like that Windows install is hosed in some way (that does happen, even with Win7), so a plausible solution would be to start with a clean slate.
Backup all data you want to keep, then format the C: partition. Then re-install Windows and the applications you really need to install. The portable apps you still have, so not much is lost or left to do there.

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Re: Terraria
« Reply #31 on: June 18, 2011, 11:56:30 AM »
Re-installing becomes quickly the only option that is left, I am afraid.  :(

Tried to give the application wusa.exe unrestricted access using the security policy editor (secpol.msc), then tried SubInACL to fix the likely broken ACL's. As this got me nowhere I read more from the link above and saw in one of the comments that it is not working on 64-bit systems. But there is a suggestion to use CACL to try to elevate that app, but each time the result is the same: "access is denied".

Even the last ditch attempt to install: copying the wusa.exe executable and every other file showing up in DependencyWalker into the extraction folder and re-execute the command-line mentioned in an earlier post, proved to be fruitless.



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Re: Terraria
« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2011, 03:34:56 AM »
Terraria is 50% off on Steam today (July 10th). I haven't tried it mind you, so this is not a reccomendation, just a note :Thmbsup:.

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Re: Terraria
« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2011, 05:29:14 AM »
Re-installing becomes quickly the only option that is left, I am afraid.  :(

Tried to give the application wusa.exe unrestricted access using the security policy editor (secpol.msc), then tried SubInACL to fix the likely broken ACL's. As this got me nowhere I read more from the link above and saw in one of the comments that it is not working on 64-bit systems. But there is a suggestion to use CACL to try to elevate that app, but each time the result is the same: "access is denied".

Even the last ditch attempt to install: copying the wusa.exe executable and every other file showing up in DependencyWalker into the extraction folder and re-execute the command-line mentioned in an earlier post, proved to be fruitless.

There is a procedure for completely removing Windows Update and WIndows Installer in Windows 7 and reinstalling then from clean. I used them last week and found the details on MS Technet - sorry I didn't keep the link.

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Re: Terraria
« Reply #34 on: August 10, 2011, 01:13:16 AM »
And it's 50% off again today (August 10th).

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Re: Terraria
« Reply #35 on: August 10, 2011, 02:31:20 AM »
And it's 50% off again today (August 10th).

Not just today, but until Thursday at 4 PM Pacific. :Thmbsup:

This also means you can grab a 4-pack for just $5 more than the regular price of one! :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

« Last Edit: August 10, 2011, 07:21:14 AM by Deozaan, Reason: corrected timezone »

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Re: Terraria
« Reply #36 on: August 11, 2011, 11:27:32 AM »
I'd be up for grabbing a bundle if anyone else is fresh
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Re: Terraria
« Reply #37 on: August 12, 2011, 03:03:57 PM »
I'd be up for grabbing a bundle if anyone else is fresh

I'll join in on the bundle. Oops the sale is over. I thought it was the weekend deal. That's especially embarrassing since I'm the one who posted about the sale and even posted the date it ended. :-[

« Last Edit: August 12, 2011, 03:35:01 PM by Deozaan »

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Re: Terraria
« Reply #38 on: December 01, 2011, 12:34:25 PM »
Today's daily deal is Terraria for $2.50 or $7.50 for a 4-pack.  :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

Also, a new patch will be arriving sometime today that add a lot of new content to the game.


If you have any interest in this game, today is the day to get it.