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Aegwynn

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PostedDec 18, 2007 3:39 pm

Manual uninstall procedure, for both Open and Closed Beta.

Hello there ^^

So, it seems like for some reason, some people couldn't find the link to uninstall the game in their add/remove program section of control panel.

Thus, here is a manual procedure to cleanly remove the game without using the provided uninstaller:


Warning : be careful when messing up with the registry !!
If you don't feel comfortable with it, DO NOT use that procedure.


1 - Shortcuts :

If they exist :
* Remove the shortcut from your desktop.
* Remove the subfolder "Shaiya" in the "AeriaGames" group in your Start Menu.
If you don't have any other game from Aeria, you may remove "AeriaGames" itself from there.


2 - Game Files :

Run REGEDIT.

Go to :
HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{8A4D41F3-3EDA-4DAC-9403-839708EA0667}
Write down the value associated to "InstallLocation"

Go to that directory.
If you wish to keep your screenshots, don't forget to save them elsewhere.
Go up one lvl in the filesystem's tree, and delete the directory where Shaiya was installed.


3 - Registry Entries

Go back to RegEdit.

Remove the following keys :
* HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\AeriaGames\Install(US)2
* HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\SONOV\Shaiya

IF you don't have any other game distributed by Aeria Games, you may also remove :
HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\AeriaGames
IF you don't have any other game made by SONOV, you may also remove :
HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\SONOV



Go to : HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
There, remove the following key : {8A4D41F3-3EDA-4DAC-9403-839708EA0667}

Quit REGEDIT.


4 - Uninstaller Files :

Go to C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information
There, remove the folder named "{8A4D41F3-3EDA-4DAC-9403-839708EA0667}" and all of its contents

Side note : the "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information" directory is probably hidden.

You're done Very Happy
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PostedDec 20, 2007 5:45 pm

GameGuard manual uninstall

I've put guidelines for manual GameGuard uninstall here:
http://forums.aeriagames.com/viewtopic.php?p=425921#425921

If anyone will confirm, that the listed steps are correct, I'll edit this post to contain these guidelines instead of a link.

GameGuard sucks and must die!

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PostedDec 21, 2007 6:49 pm
Or they could look in their Add/Remove for a file called Install(US)2

Aegwynn

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PostedDec 22, 2007 3:00 am
Aereock wrote:
Or they could look in their Add/Remove for a file called Install(US)2  
Yeah, but in your opinion, why did I write "Manual uninstall procedure" ? ^^

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PostedDec 22, 2007 11:46 am
[quote=Aegwynn]So, it seems like for some reason, some people couldn't find the link to uninstall the game in their add/remove program section of control panel.[/quote]

Since it IS there, I decided to explain where to find it.

Aegwynn

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PostedDec 22, 2007 12:27 pm
Oh, yeah, good point ^^
Seemed obvious to me since that was the name used at install time, but maybe that's why some people didn't find it :hmm:

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PostedJan 21, 2008 8:16 am
Just a note:
If your using a Windows 64-bit platform such as Vista, the registry path is:
 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{8A4D41F3-3EDA-4DAC-9403-839708EA0667}  

Aegwynn

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PostedJan 26, 2008 3:00 am
Oki, good to know, thank you for pointing that out Very Happy

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PostedFeb 24, 2008 5:01 am
I can't find this code in following your directions
{8A4D41F3-3EDA-4DAC-9403-839708EA0667}

Do you suggest I re-install the program just to uninstall it clean?
There was no file called Install(US)2 in my Add/Remove program.

I did find everything else though.

Once this is dealt with we'll see if I need to deal with Game Guard.

Thanks,
P.X.

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PostedFeb 24, 2008 6:15 am
PresenceX wrote:
I can't find this code in following your directions
{8A4D41F3-3EDA-4DAC-9403-839708EA0667}  
Hmm it should be there if you used the official installer ; yet there is no reason why it should be if you used the UNofficial Release (since it doesn't come with an installer, ther is no uninstaller either).

PresenceX wrote:
Do you suggest I re-install the program just to uninstall it clean?  
Well I guess if you can't find any other remains of the game, there is no reason to reinstall just so they appear, to be deleted (again). I mean, if something you would wish to get rid of isn't even there, why bother ? :p
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