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Need Windows Registry keys for all kinds of international JA2 installations.[message #290256] Sat, 03 September 2011 00:29

Registered:September 2007
Location: Lampukistan
What is it about

Basically, this if for the program to find the install directory (and thus the game data) if the program is not located in the install directory. Besides scanning all directories, the only option for an automatic discovery of the data directory seems to be the Registry (on Windows). As there were many releases in many countries, there probably as many different registry keys for the install path. For now i have these key list and i would like to make longer
HKLM\Software\Strategy First\Jagged Alliance 2
HKLM\Software\Sir-tech Canada Ltd.\Jagged Alliance 2

The second differenec between the installations it the key value for the install path. One is "Path", the other one i've seen is "Install Path".

Another hint for the install directory is the key for the uninstall
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Jagged Alliance 2
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Jagged Alliance 2 Gold

with the value "UninstallString"

What do you have to do
I would like to compile a list of the registry keys for as many international releases as possible. You need look up the key on your system and if it is one i don't have in the list, then you have to post it here.

1. Open the registry editor by pressing the windows key on your keyboard and type [font:Courier New]regedit[/font]
2. Unfold section [font:Courier New]HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE[/font] (or short [font:Courier New]HKLM[/font])
3. Click on section [font:Courier New]SOFTWARE[/font]
4. Search for word [font:Courier New]jagged[/font] by pressing [font:Courier New]Ctrl-F[/font] on you keyboard and enter the search word in the text field. Press enter or click on button.
5. You might get the uninstall key first. You can continue with the search py pressing [font:Courier New]F3[/font].
6. If you are on a 64-bit windows, your key might or will contain [font:Courier New]Wow6432Node[/font] as a subkey. This is just a way for Windows to handle 32-bit applications on a 64-bit system, but it is basically the same key. So, if you remove this substring from your key and then it occurs in the list above, then you don't have to report it.

I am primarily interested in the [font:Courier New]HKLM\Software\*[/font] keys. If you find some other keys, then i won't be able to use them. Thus, you don't have to report them too.

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