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First post, by Procyon

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This game came along with a lot of old PC games I bought recently but I can't get it to install on any of my computers.
The setup program runs some sort of hardware detection routine that flags the cpu as incompatible and I can't get it to ignore it or skip it.
It says something like:

PROCESSOR
Unknown P6 family
not supported
Hardware FAILED

As for what it's worth it passes all the other tests.
I tried all the compatibility modes (I'm running Windows 10 by the way).
The systems I tried are: i7 4770k and Athlon II X2 250.

Reply 1 of 3, by ZellSF

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Unpack it using Universal Extractor.

If you want to know how to solve this problem yourself later, then run Process Monitor with filters set up like this:

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File size
12.49 KiB
Views
823 views
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Fair use/fair dealing exception

If a game needs registry entries and you're on a 64-bit system, they're likely in WOW6432Node. Run HotWheelsWorldRaceLauncher.exe and Process Monitor should give you this:

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File size
14.16 KiB
Views
823 views
File license
Fair use/fair dealing exception

Create that registry entry, then repeat the process until you've created all registry entries the game needs. Which in this case is:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\THQ\HotWheels\WorldRace\HotWheelsInstallPath
HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\THQ\HotWheels\WorldRace\HotWheelsCDPath

Reply 2 of 3, by Procyon

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ZellSF wrote:
Unpack it using Universal Extractor. […]
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Unpack it using Universal Extractor.

If you want to know how to solve this problem yourself later, then run Process Monitor with filters set up like this:

Clipboard03.png

If a game needs registry entries and you're on a 64-bit system, they're likely in WOW6432Node. Run HotWheelsWorldRaceLauncher.exe and Process Monitor should give you this:

Clipboard02.png

Create that registry entry, then repeat the process until you've created all registry entries the game needs. Which in this case is:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\THQ\HotWheels\WorldRace\HotWheelsInstallPath
HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\THQ\HotWheels\WorldRace\HotWheelsCDPath

Thank you, I will try that and report back on how it went. 😀

Reply 3 of 3, by Davros

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If your still failing the cpu check try resplendent resolver (Havnt tried it with win 10)
it may work
http://www.resplendence.com/resolver

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