I'm on my macbook running macOS Mojave version 10.14.6 and using CrossOver version 16.2 (the latest version I own). This is a new computer, and I'm trying to install something for the first time. I'm trying to install Neverwinter Nights 2 (from gog.com), which I've done successfully before on my old macbook using the same version of CrossOver. However, when I get to the "Install & Finish" part of the Software Installer, the "Install" button is greyed out. When I go back to the "Select Installer" step, I see an error message which says "The install cannot continue because one or more dependencies are not installed, and an installer could not be found automatically."
If I click on "Edit Install Options..." I can see that there are additional items to install, which are DirectX for Modern Games, Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1, Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 (8.0) Redistributable, and Platform SDK Redistributable: GDI+. I can't figure out how to install these (assuming that's what the error message is about), since CrossOver has always installed dependencies automatically in the past.
The dependency that is giving you trouble is Platform SDK Redistributable: GDI+. Unfortunately, the installer was pulled down and we have not been able to find another legal source to link to. You can click "Edit Install Option" on the left where the "Install" option is greyed out, and remove the defunct dependency. If the game still works without it, please let me know so that I can update the CrossTie :D Unfortunately, I don't have a good alternate dependency to suggest at the moment (hence why the defunct dependency is still listed) :/
We are currently taking another look at this. If anyone has seen problems as a direct result of not having GDI+ installed, I would greatly appreciate details about this. Please list the app(s) and describe the specific behaviors which differ depending on whether or not GDI+ is installed.
As reported during beta testing, DC: Barbarossa and DC: The Blitzkrieg (also DC: Case Blue) are all Matrix strategy games that need GDI+ installed in the bottle. Otherwise the text on the various menus and boxes is garbled.
Thank you for jogging my memory! I was fairly certain that some things needed it, but I could not find the information with any of my searches. My search failure makes sense now because I was mainly looking at forum posts, not beta reports :)
Thanks to your input, we are looking at how to get a smoothly functional CrossTie again :) The link above doesn't work well with our current system because the site waits ~30 sec before starting the download, and we don't wait that long before timing out. We are investigating a better solution, but for now I have added the link as the "Download Page URL" so that the link shows up on the page where the user needs to manually choose the installer. I did a manual CrossTie update so that you can check it out immediately (I'm assuming you have CrossOver set to automatically update CrossTies when available :) - thank you for your feedback!!
Edit: The manual update hasn't kicked in for me yet, so you may have to wait until tomorrow to see the change.
Posted 2020-01-14 14:03
· edited by Anna Lasky on 2020-01-14 14:23
Dang it! I had assumed that people had been using the installer from Calion already, but it looks like that is a bad .exe :/ Did you try either of those links from earlier in this thread and have any success?
We have one alternative plan currently that we are investigating, but it might take substantially longer to attempt to implement.
This doesn’t really help with getting GDI+ installed, but for what it’s worth: I just tried installing Neverwinter Nights 2 from GOG.com by disabling the GDI+ dependency, and it seems to work fine. I’m running CrossOver 19.0.1, and macOS 10.15.4 on an early 2015 MacBook Pro with integrated graphics (Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB). I noticed an error message at some point during installation of NWN2 but just clicked OK and it kept going. The game seems to run fine; I started a new game and went into the first festival area; the graphics seem fine and I haven’t noticed any problems with text or menus.
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