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« on: June 27, 2009, 02:43:50 PM »

Hello to anyone reading this post, and thank you so much if you can lending a helping hand! 

I've used FIBS/W since it was released way back when.  Have just gotten a new computer which uses Vista as the operating system, and sadly find that FIBS/W is not compatible.

I realize that FIBS/W is not an officially supported platform, but hope that there are still users of this interface out there ... Especially someone who may have developed a "fix" to make FIBS/W work with Vista.  Help/Suggestions welcome!  (Am expecting to upgrade the operating system to Windows 7 ... Will FIBS/W work with that?)

If no "fix" is available, I'd appreciate a recommendation for another interface -- Looking for one that is user-friendly and as easy to use as FIBS/W. 

Thanks very much for the help!
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2009, 03:04:06 PM »

What exactly is the problem? 

Although I now use JavaFIBS, I was able to start-up fibs/w and connect OK using Vista.  I did not try and start a game.  The one thing I needed to change was the server address (advanced option) to fibs.com.

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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2009, 05:26:13 PM »

Thanks so much for your reply to my posting!  When I try to run the setup (fibsw135\fibsw.exe), I receive notification that the program is not compatible (at all) with Vista.  The specific language is:

The version of this file is not compatible iwth teh version of Windows you're running.  Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (65-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher.

Thoughts?  Suggestions? 
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2009, 07:35:27 PM »

I'm not quite sure what you mean by "run the setup." fibsw.exe is the executable and be directly started-up by double clicking on the program in the folder where you unzipped it.

You can do this after unzipping the fibsw135 package into a directory of your choice.

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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2009, 09:22:05 PM »

Well, yes, that's what I've been doing ... and then the message box comes and won't allow the installation/running the program.  There might be more I could do if I wasn't operating with Vista (but then, I wouldn't have the problem in the first place).

I've just looked into alternate interface programs ... JavaFibs isn't for me, but DelFibs appears comparable to FIBS/W, sans some of the convenience buttons.

Want to thank you just the same for trying to help me out!   thumbsup2

I'd still rather run FIBS/W, and will hope someone else pops along with a fix for me! 
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2009, 02:39:03 PM »

OK:  I Googled the error message, and there is a good explanation on this page for a workaround.

http://ask-leo.com/i_have_an_old_old_program_i_need_to_run_in_vista_but_it_wont_is_there_a_way.html

Good luck.

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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2009, 08:14:21 PM »

Thanks so much for your reply to my posting!  When I try to run the setup (fibsw135\fibsw.exe), I receive notification that the program is not compatible (at all) with Vista.  The specific language is:

The version of this file is not compatible iwth teh version of Windows you're running.  Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (65-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher.

Thoughts?  Suggestions? 


I believe the issue is due to you running the 64bit version of vista. fibs/w works fine on the 32bit version. there is no known workaround to this, other than downgrading.
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