Hi, everyone. New to the forum because I've run into an issue trying to install the official 1.3 patch. I did a search and found one instance of someone having the same problem, but he seemed to have fixed it without explanation.
First off, I have a Windows 10 Pro and the original 2CD NOLF2 game. During installation, I kept the default installation directory to install the game, which is I think C:\Program Files (x86)\Fox\No One Lives Forever 2. I then downloaded the official 1.3 patch first from moddb.com and tried to install it from the game's directory as instructed. That's when I was hit with the "No One Lives Forever 2 is not installed. Patch aborted" error. The patch here is the same one of course and didn't work either. I then saw the rez file option that modifies the registry and that's when I thought I better ask the forum first before I do anything further.
Reason being that I looked at the reg file itself and there is an "InstallDir" line that has the directory under "Program Files" and not "Program Files (x86)" where my game directory is installed. Is that a problem if I ran the registry to try and install the patch with the rez file? Should I edit that line to "Program Files (x86)"?
I also read that the game should be installed in a non-standard directory. Is that correct? If so, please forgive my ignorance if I ask what is a non-standard directory?
Just wanted to get these questions out of the way and a little direction to help me get this wonderful game running again!