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Uninstallation of AvP2 from MyAbandonWare.com
May 13th, 2022 at 7:39am
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For starters I am on Windows 10 x64. Figured that would be very relevant info.

So I downloaded and installed AvP2 from an ISO rip available on MyAbandonWare.com (I can't post the link because this is my first post on this forum BUT: myabandonware.com/game/aliens-versus-predator-2-bga).

Malwarebytes said it was safe (and it's not a virus or anything), but I could not get the game to work. In the handy installation guide on this forum, the major consensus was that reinstallation, and a registry cleaning was a good way to get back on track. HOWEVER, when I go to uninstall the game I get an error message stating: Error Extracting Supported Files Catastrophic Failure.

A quick Google search revealed that it was usually caused by a corrupted InstallShieldWizard file. Basically the Windows 10 OS doesn't know HOW to uninstall the game. I tried remounting the ISO and uninstalling from the initial Setup.exe and that did nothing as well.

I am quite frustrated, as I really wanted to get back into this game. Also, in a worst case scenario, if I cannot get it working I really want to reclaim the gibabyte and change of space.

Any assistance in getting AvP2 uninstalled would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  
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Re: Uninstallation of AvP2 from MyAbandonWare.com
Reply #1 - May 13th, 2022 at 8:16am
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Hello, Matt  Smiley


The "MyAbandonWare" version is pretty dated and comes with the old Direct X install and gamespy stuff (which are pretty much obsolete.)

To uninstall it? We recommend "ccleaner" https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/download (Clean your reg with it and any unwanted files/broken files etc.

Second, if you want avp2 in a better updated format? Try our version (AvP2 All In One Edition) - AVP2 AIO EDITION.

https://avpunknown.com/avp2aio

Download the "EXE VERSION"

Then, Once you have installed AvP2 & AvP2 Primal Hunt, install the master server patch provided by us.


https://avpunknown.com/avp2master


Aliens vs. Predator 2 - Master Server Patch 2.4
Aliens vs. Predator 2 - PRIMAL HUNT Master Server Patch 1.1

^^ Comes with a ton of fixes for modern operating systems.


Then feel free to join/check out the official AvP2 Community Discord Server,  over 3500+ members.


https://discord.com/invite/esPD62d


And here is a list of active dedicated servers

https://master.avpunknown.com



Cheers
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Re: Uninstallation of AvP2 from MyAbandonWare.com
Reply #2 - May 13th, 2022 at 8:33am
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First of all, thank you for replying so quickly. Secondly, here's where we are at now:

https: //imgur.com/a/ed8BESP <--- remove the space after https: I still can't post active links, lol.

So I ran the registry scan and it did all its fixes. However, I still got the above error when trying to uninstall the software. Should I just tell it to delete it?
  
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Re: Uninstallation of AvP2 from MyAbandonWare.com
Reply #3 - May 13th, 2022 at 8:36am
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Yeah, we've seen that before, just delete it.

Then run ccleaner again (clean reg)

Then reboot.


And finally, Try our Version AVP2 AIO EDITION - EXE Version


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Re: Uninstallation of AvP2 from MyAbandonWare.com
Reply #4 - May 13th, 2022 at 8:41am
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Looks like that did the trick. Thanks for all your help man. I'll give your guys version a try for sure.

See you on the hunt.
  
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Reply #5 - May 13th, 2022 at 8:42am
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np !

HAPPY HUNTING!

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