Installing LEGOLAND on 64-bit Windows
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As most of you may know, LEGOLAND is one of those annoying games that is perfectly 32-bit in every regard, except for its installer—it's 16-bit, which basically means it's impossible to run on a 64-bit computer, regardless of what you try. For the longest time, most people believed the only way to solve this was by installing it from one computer and copying the files to another, but you lose the registry values in the process. I thought about writing an alternate installer, but I can't figure out how to extract any of the files manually. Thanks to the guys at ReactOS though, I found a simple way of doing it.
- First, you must copy all of the files from your disc to the hard drive.
- Now download this file. Extract and place it in the directory where you copied all the game files to, and launch via it. It's basically a 32-bit version of the InstallShield V3 setup program.
- Install as you typically would, and the game should be good to go!
Word of advice though, this is also one of those that ignores the default installation directory and just puts it into C:Program Files instead of C:Program Files (x86), so you may want to fix that. I don't know if that's a quirk with you, but it is for me. Enjoy the game!