I hate to rain on your parade, but I doubt you solved the problem. I suspect your new shortcut is to the program "War in the Pacific.exe". The shortcut that gives the error is to the program "autorun.exe". Autorun will bring up the menu that allows easy access to the manuals. Your solution is only a partial solution that will allow you to run the game, but makes access to some featues of the menu difficult at best.
The menu that should open is "gamemenu.bmp" which is located in the WITP directory under "autoplay/images/".
A hint for the support person, I did not install to the default directory. Could the reference to the compressed file which is causing the error include more than just ../autoplay/images/gamemenu.bmp"?
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