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Brimshack
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Posted: 04/11/2005 at 10:21pm | IP Logged Quote Brimshack

Oddly enough, I just had to figure out that my name is "Retail
Copy." It's a bit counter-intuitive, but I guess I should have
figured it out before the 4th try.
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Sune
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Posted: 05/17/2005 at 9:26am | IP Logged Quote Sune

The solution to the problem described above, with the right version of Java, made me happy. I therefor removed the old Java version and installed the newest version of the Java application ... and then ... TA-DAAAAAAAAAA! The same problem. Nothing happened!

This is not satisfactory. I bought the program today, payed 400 danish kroner (almost $75.00) for it, and cannot even try it!

Please find a solution, or you will be faced with a lot of angry customers, claiming there money back!
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Posted: 05/17/2005 at 9:27am | IP Logged Quote Sune

I coulnd't agree more! Strange idea!
Brimshack wrote:
Oddly enough, I just had to figure out that my name is "Retail
Copy." It's a bit counter-intuitive, but I guess I should have
figured it out before the 4th try.
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Posted: 05/17/2005 at 9:44am | IP Logged Quote Sune

And that didn't work on my laptop at all! Removed the old versions of Java, installed the 1.4.2 version, and nothing happened. It's not very satisfying to by a program (paying almost $75.00 for it en Denmark), and not been able to use it! I'm a very little happy customer right now!
Webmaster J.T. wrote:
There have been a number of users who have had problems with an error message suggesting an "Improper Installation". I talked to a user at Gen Con who was having this probelm, and he actually had his laptop with him. A quick look at Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs revealed that 3 different versions of Java were installed: 1.4.1, 1.4.2, and 1.5. We simply uninstalled the two non-1.4.2 versions, and Dunjinni started right up.

So, if you are having any problem with Dundjinni, please make sure that you have just one version of Java installed, and that it is 1.4.2 or later.
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Posted: 05/17/2005 at 10:00am | IP Logged Quote slashdevnull

Sune wrote:
The solution to the problem described above, with the right version of Java, made me happy. I therefor removed the old Java version and installed the newest version of the Java application ... and then ... TA-DAAAAAAAAAA! The same problem. Nothing happened!

This is not satisfactory. I bought the program today, payed 400 danish kroner (almost $75.00) for it, and cannot even try it!

Please find a solution, or you will be faced with a lot of angry customers, claiming there money back!

So, you made it work by following the instructions given to correct the problem, then started messing around with Java, then it broke again?

If I were having the problem that you describe, here's what I would do:
1. Completely remove Dundjinni from the computer.
2. Remove all versions of Java from the computer.
3. Reboot the computer.
4. Install one version of Java on the computer. (If 1.4.2 worked for you before, then you should consider using that one.)
5. Reinstall Dundjinni.


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Posted: 05/20/2005 at 4:33am | IP Logged Quote vooood

i did everything as told here and i got the following error codes:

7,1,1,3,100

what is Invalid SKU???
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slashdevnull
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Posted: 05/20/2005 at 9:34am | IP Logged Quote slashdevnull

Usually, a SKU is a product number, used by companies to track inventory. Instead of saying "We have 1200 blue gumballs", stores' internal systems say, "We have 1200 SKU26263's."

I noticed that your build# was 100, rather than 104. Maybe try downloading the most recent version of the program, from the Store section of the site.

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Posted: 05/20/2005 at 11:52am | IP Logged Quote Steve

Sune, it appears you have an older "Gold" version 1.0. If so, you will need to register with the name given you at the time of your original download/purchase. HOWEVER, version 1.0 had a bug in that the registration code system did not correctly recognize characters outside of the US ASCII character set. So if your name contains one of these characters, that could be the original reason for the trouble. (this problem was fixed in subsequent versions). Regardless, I would suggest contacting Fluid to get the latest version and a valid registration key to replace your original 1.0 version.
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vooood
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Posted: 05/21/2005 at 2:30am | IP Logged Quote vooood

now i get 7,1,1,4,104.. wtf?
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Posted: 05/28/2005 at 10:44pm | IP Logged Quote Digorig

Dana wrote:
This is not an option for me since I am a Java developer and I need more all the JDKs that I have. Is there any other workaround for this issue?


Seems like you would have a dual- or Multi- boot PC. I do web design, and since you can only have ONE version of IE, I have several boot images each with different IE's in them. Is it easy? No. Does it work? You Bet!

just my 2c worth...

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Posted: 06/16/2005 at 8:12am | IP Logged Quote Sune

Hi Steve!

Thanx a million! Unfortunately I didn't use other characters than US ASCII, as the name was appointed to me in the cover. (Name: "Retail Copy".)

And with my good patience, I contacted a clever (and nerdy) friend of mine, who works as a Java programmer. Still no solution!

Finally my patience died away, and I returned it to my retailer, with sadness in my heart, since I really only wanted it to work! :(

Steve wrote:
Sune, it appears you have an older "Gold" version 1.0. If so, you will need to register with the name given you at the time of your original download/purchase. HOWEVER, version 1.0 had a bug in that the registration code system did not correctly recognize characters outside of the US ASCII character set. So if your name contains one of these characters, that could be the original reason for the trouble. (this problem was fixed in subsequent versions). Regardless, I would suggest contacting Fluid to get the latest version and a valid registration key to replace your original 1.0 version.
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havoclad
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Posted: 06/17/2005 at 10:44pm | IP Logged Quote havoclad

I've been unable to get dundjinni to work with my new computer. No other program is giving me trouble.

I've tried everything listed in this thread with no luck. I've clean installed various versions of java and dundjinni with no change.

I always get this error message.

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An error occurred during startup.
You may have an improper installation, or invalid or missing map resources.
The program will be terminated
-------

No error codes that I can see.

Any help would be appreciated,

--Pat
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Posted: 06/19/2005 at 8:18am | IP Logged Quote drawback

havoclad wrote:
I've been unable to get dundjinni to work with my new computer. No other program is giving me trouble.

I've tried everything listed in this thread with no luck. I've clean installed various versions of java and dundjinni with no change.

I always get this error message.

--
An error occurred during startup.
You may have an improper installation, or invalid or missing map resources.
The program will be terminated
-------

No error codes that I can see.

Any help would be appreciated,

--Pat


Strange. It happened to me after using the RETAIL version 4 to 5 times... Then, BOOM! Same error message... Didn'T change ANYTHING in the computer (drivers or JAVA) BUT I added art...

I think this error message happens when you fiddle with the arts...

that's just my 2cents...
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Zicon
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Posted: 06/20/2005 at 3:19am | IP Logged Quote Zicon

I keep getting the "improper installation" message every time I run Dundjinni, unless I run it from a new install. I have found a couple of "fixes" that works for me; they may work for you as well.

Installing the latest update will fix this issue. No need to uninstall anything or reinstall the entire application. There are two problems with this fix:
  1. It takes a lot of time, and
  2. The INSTALL.LOG will grow to humongous sizes fast.
If that fix works, this probably will too, and will save you a lot of time in the long run: Make a backup copy of the entire Dundjinni directory immidiately after installing -- the program, updates, art packs, the works. Do not run Dundjinni before copying; do not fiddle with the backup. The next time Dundjinni throws an "improper installation" at you, copy the backed up files back to their original location.

Some notes:
  • In my backup, I've left out the PNG files. I've yet to have a problem with a PNG file.
  • Whenever I "fix" my installation in this way, I've found I can replace the *.txt files only, and Dundjinni will work afterwards. I haven't dug deep enough to see if a specific text file is causing the problem -- yet.
I hope this helps users encountering the issue as well as the developers...

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Posted: 07/03/2005 at 10:21am | IP Logged Quote Reverend Savage

drawback wrote:
havoclad wrote:
I've been unable to get dundjinni to work with my new computer. No other program is giving me trouble.

I've tried everything listed in this thread with no luck. I've clean installed various versions of java and dundjinni with no change.

I always get this error message.

--
An error occurred during startup.
You may have an improper installation, or invalid or missing map resources.
The program will be terminated
-------

No error codes that I can see.

Any help would be appreciated,

--Pat


Strange. It happened to me after using the RETAIL version 4 to 5 times... Then, BOOM! Same error message... Didn'T change ANYTHING in the computer (drivers or JAVA) BUT I added art...

I think this error message happens when you fiddle with the arts...

that's just my 2cents...


Aargh! And me now. I've had no problems ever, after running the program dozens of times. The last art I installed was Baseline 3 from CSUAC. Now, it runs after one re-install...

Will investigate further.

Rev

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Zed
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Posted: 07/04/2005 at 11:51am | IP Logged Quote Zed

Ive been getting the same error now. Ive uninstalled, deleted ALL registry references, removed the folder, deleted Java 1.5, rolled back to Java 1.4.2 - reinstalled to 1.04 (tried all 3 of my drives) and always get the same error message.

Its only since about 2 weeks ago or so that this has been happening. I havent any custom art work installed so it can't be that. It almost as if internally the version (which was platinum) has now decided its 'dead'
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Posted: 07/04/2005 at 11:52am | IP Logged Quote Zed-cuk

okay

Apologies to whomever Zed is - its definately not me, the form allows for posting without any authentication!!
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Posted: 07/17/2005 at 1:25pm | IP Logged Quote rilem

Problem still exists -- wish I had visited here before I downloaded the
thing.

OSX 10.3.9, Java 1.42, all other javas removed. Nothing doing.

Zicon: What version did you have before downloading the updates? I've
already got v. 1.04, so I'm uncertain the update would do anything.
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Posted: 07/17/2005 at 2:08pm | IP Logged Quote wrstuden

Steve wrote:
Westuden: Error code 4 indicates that there is a problem
with the registration key matching the registered user name. Are you
certain that you have entered your name exactly as it appears on the
registration form?


Turns out this was the problem. As others have noted, the name should
have been "Retail Copy".

A friend got the program at GenCon SoCal, and noticed that the Windows
installer will complain if the name isn't right. The Mac installer, however,
will let you enter a license and name that don't match, leaving the
program to catch the error on start.

It would be nice if the Mac installer checked too.
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Posted: 07/29/2005 at 4:53pm | IP Logged Quote kamawell

I've just bought the program (download version) after sucessfully using the demo. I've got the 'improper installation' message and no apparent error codes. Coming to this forum and reading the posts I've removed Java5, installed 1.4.2 , removed and reinstalled Dundjinni (rebooting as necessary throughout) and I'm still getting the improper installation error. Obviously I'm less than thrilled    Asuming that I've followed the instructions correctly what's the next step?
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