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Error during Steam Install

Hello,

I'm trying to install steam with cxgames.

When I'm creating my bottle, all the packages download fine, but for package: Microsoft DirectX runtime - Modern I always get the error:
Exception('expected to download 109072752 bytes, got 18014098',)
Continuing with the install may produce unpredictable results (Try Again, Skip this step, Cancel Installation) (already "tried again" 2 or 3 times with same issue).

using: cxgames-mac 9.1

Thanks

Hi again,

Provided your disk isn't full (and I imagine it isn't ;), it would seem
you've somehow got a bad/dirty download of the Directx package -- you may
have to manually fix this problem. On the Mac, look in the following directory;

~/Library/Application Support/CrossOver Games/installers/

This is where Crossover caches the downloaded installers -- search in there
for the Directx-feb2010-redist file and delete it. Hopefully when you retry the
installation procedure and it downloads the file again, you get a clean copy
this time...

Cheers!

Hello again Don :)

I just checked the installers folder, and the DirectX installer wasn't there.

hades:~ eduardo$ ls ~/Library/Application\ Support/CrossOver\ Games/installers/
209b58c81ad03e6d7f2b698055e186dc.install_flash_player.exe
27af0d3901d54fd927535a3f34f64b07.georgi32.exe
3717565e7cc8add61bb7f4fb6b529024.courie32.exe
5110cf889d3b9b203245189735e272e5.webdin32.exe
6285679aa3428e7527781a37675aa4d7.andale32.exe
6e3354b6e016a9d84e99a1f94d2d5c4e.trebuc32.exe
9b3124834988748336b51f4cbbb8951f.arialb32.exe
a762b6b4a0c132a5f17c54ea2c824fe1.impact32.exe
d4680d376c5ee508e0bb30af150134a3.msxml3.msi
ddca80018c86ae60c185f1db3c283788.arial32.exe
e0b3cb12e4099ae8ee057da567940929.times32.exe
f6c3629aa832a5c751db2352601f2490.verdan32.exe
fed8dbfc04a9b837c11a1f8240581b26.comic32.exe
hades:~ eduardo$ 

As a workaround, I installed steam from the wizard skipping the directx step and downloaded directx_jun2010_redist.exe (from microsoft.com) to install on Steam bottle. The installation process seems to run fine, but I couldn't run "dxdiag" in "Run command dialog". (When I click on run it just show a progress bar for a few seconds and nothing happens.

Using the path: "/Users/eduardo/Library/Application Support/CrossOver Games/Bottles/Steam/drive_c/windows/system32/dxdiag.exe"

Any way to check if dx was successfully installed?
Can I keep this way, or should I try to get the distributed dx?

Thank you again. :)

Hi,

You're right, it isn't there...that's a bit strange...ie; if nothing is there,
what was actually executed that led to the error message you saw?...puzzling
indeed...umm....what is the locale setting on your system?....

As for installing directx separately as you describe, that should be fine. The
fact that dxdiag.exe doesn't execute/run, I believe is expected behavior here,
so don't pay that too much heed -- provided directx setup completed 'cleanly',
you should be good to go ;)

Cheers!

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