2020 JTCS won't run on Windows 10 - It does, check the thread!

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RE: 2020 JTCS won't run on Windows 10

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I'm with the OP on this one.

running a 64 bit machine with Windows 10, I followed Jason's directions.

1) uninstalled all old versions of Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package
2) made sure Tiller Campaign series was uninstalled.
3) reinstalled Visual C 64 bit
4) installed JohnTillerCampaignSeries-SetupRelease-V1DR.exe in default folder C:\Matrix Games\John Tiller's Campaign Series
5) installed JohnTillerCampaignSeries-UpdateDR-v202.exe in default folder C:\Matrix Games\John Tiller's Campaign Series

6|) launched the game from the shortcut provided on desktop.
7) hit play buton East Front -- nothing happens
hit play button West Front -- nothing happens
hit play button Rising Sun -- nothing happens.

Gents, this is too difficult to get going. Why is this so hard?
Should I give up and just play Middle East and wait for version 2? Because this is the third time I've tried this since I had to update to Windows 10. It's possible I've done something wrong.
On the other hand, this install is not exactly a no brainer like every other game I've purchased (most of them on steam)

Why not just give us one download that works like a charm, rather than this three step procedure that doesn't (except for Jason apparently :) ???
Can't this be done? It's a bit silly experienced players like Zovs and less so myself, have problem installing this game.


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RE: 2020 JTCS won't run on Windows 10

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Hmm, are you having the same errors as the OP?

Have you tried adjusting the compatibility settings like in the link I posted? Or?
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RE: 2020 JTCS won't run on Windows 10

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Jason,

thanks for responding and I am having the same errors.

As you suggested, I did all the compatibility changes, including all the ones for the east front exe subroutines. Because doing the autorun change alone, did not work.

running the main program from autorun.exe.

The East Front button, when pushed, does nothing.

Look, I'd like to play this game to track some YouTube videos both you and I are watching with Good Captain. But if I can't run the game, I'll just have to play Middle East and wait for the new game to come out -- too bad but that seems to be what i am stuck with unless you can think of anything else!

cheers Marc

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RE: 2020 JTCS won't run on Windows 10

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ORIGINAL: Crossroads

Side by side error is often resolved by installing the MSVC++ 2008 redistributable again.

see HERE:

Most likely, you don't have the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package, available here:

x86 (32 bit)
x64 (64 bit)

Make sure you get the right version for your system architecture (32 vs. 64 bit)!
I am not sure that you need to install necessarily the right version for your system architecture (32 vs. 64 bit) for the old games.
I guess the game was developed in 32bits and not 64bits at the time.
I remember having a problem with an old game and the 64 bit version gave nothing but the 32 bit version allowed to run the old game on my 64bit system (?)
Maybe we should try the 32-bit version if the 64-bit version doesn’t work ?

PS: no problem for me with JTCS on Windows 10
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Thanks to terminator's post I installed this version of the MS VS C++ files:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downloa ... aspx?id=29

And POOF! East Front (aka 1998 from TalanSoft, lol, jk it's Matrix's version but older folks may get the joke, lol) is working!!!

Thanks Jason for your attempts to trouble shoot but it was terminators hint on the 32 bit stuff....

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RE: 2020 JTCS won't run on Windows 10

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marcdhanna,

Click that link I posted and install that version and you should be good to go!

Now to mess with all the mods...

I have an external version of JSME installed but should I use the one that is with this game?
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Well I got an Allied Major Victory in the first tutorial so I must remember something right lol...thanks Jason and John...
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RE: 2020 JTCS won't run on Windows 10

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Thanks Zovs! That indeed worked. so by extension, thank you also Terminator, Crossroads and Jason!


btw Zovs looks like you play ASL? pm me if you want a game on VASl... big fan of it! cheers Marc


to confirm, the 32 bit version worked right away with the settings for windows XP in place. I didn't have to reboot or reinstall the games.
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RE: 2020 JTCS won't run on Windows 10

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Well that's good news

I'll pin this thread to the top so we don't lose it

Thank you, terminator.
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ORIGINAL: Zovs

Thanks to terminator's post I installed this version of the MS VS C++ files:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downloa ... aspx?id=29

And POOF! East Front (aka 1998 from TalanSoft, lol, jk it's Matrix's version but older folks may get the joke, lol) is working!!!

Thanks Jason for your attempts to trouble shoot but it was terminators hint on the 32 bit stuff....

Cheers!

Glad to hear you got this sorted!

And to emphasize: Yes, MS VC++ 2008 distro is the first culprit to check should the game not launch, or it is reporting the side by side error.
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RE: 2020 JTCS won't run on Windows 10 - It does, check the thread!

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Just tested EF,WF and RS on my rig works perfect on my Win10.
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Hi,

thanks for all the trail blazing here[:)].

I had the same problem. Latest version of Windows 10 and after latest patch no-go. But after following all the instructions here all is now well.

Thanks again [:)].

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OK Guys Thank you.

Just re-loaded on an new Win-10 machine upgraded to 2.02 and no go. This thread sorted me out.

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RE: 2020 JTCS won't run on Windows 10

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I installed JTCS and V2.02 to my brand new Windows 10 laptop today... and I'm getting that "Side-by-Side Comparison" error.

To be (embarrassingly) honest, I don't know where to find the "Application Event Log"... (Went from a 6 year old machine running Windows 7 to a new one with Win10.)

And I need to download/install something called "MS VS C++ files"? (I have a x64-based processor.) I have no reason to be paranoid about that?
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RE: 2020 JTCS won't run on Windows 10

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Thanks! (Did not see that post, as that thread was about the 2.02 update...)

With me, the game's initial (gneral) menu screen comes up, but when I click on an option, nothing happens. When I attempt to launch the game from one of the main EXE files (East Front.exe, West Front.exe, etc.) is when the "Side-By-Side Compatibility" error message comes up.

So if I follow the steps you've been kind enough to point me to, that should get me up & running with Windows 10?

I'll give it a shot!
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...And it worked! I'm back in the war.

Thanks again! [:)]
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RE: 2020 JTCS won't run on Windows 10 - It does, check the thread!

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I just had a similar problem and would like to post a new link for the correct installer to fix the problem with John TIller CmapaignSeries on WIndows 10 when nothing happens when you click on the menu.

New link to Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Residtribution x86

Even on a 64 bit PC you need to install the 32bit ( 86) one

https://downloads.i-theses.com/index.ph ... d=9&id=104
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RE: 2020 JTCS won't run on Windows 10 - It does, check the thread!

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The 32 bit C++ package fixed this same issue on my new Windows10 machine...strangely it is not an issue on two older Win10 machines that I have.
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