Debugging Supreme Commander Installer

Tom Spear speeddymon at
Wed Mar 21 09:07:44 CDT 2007

On 3/19/07, Stephan Rose <kermos at> wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-03-19 at 09:40 +0100, Stefan Dösinger wrote:
> > Am Montag 19 März 2007 01:49 schrieb Stephan Rose:
> > > I've been playing around with the supreme commander install most of
> > > today trying to figure out why it does not want to install. Running with
> > > +file,+msgbox and noticed the following error for virtually all files:
> >
> > > So it seems that it freaks out because somehow the file appears in the
> > > directory tree late.
> > Sounds like a race :-) . I don't know anything about wine's msi and dcom
> > implementation(which installshield uses heavilly). DCOM is about the most
> > complex thing in Windows :-/
> >
> > One think you can try if that game works with windows 98 too is to use native
> > msi 2.0 and / or native dcom98 . If that fails in the same way it is a bug
> > somewhere else(ntdll / kernel), otherwise most likely msi or dcom. Dan's
> > Winetricks may help with installing that. You need winver = win98 for native
> > msi and dcom.
> >
> No luck there...but I am one step closer to tracking down the source of
> the problem.
> I found that kernel32 is calling RaiseException when the file that is
> failing comes up.
> So I went to check it out with +seh, this is the exception that comes
> up:
> trace:seh:raise_exception code=e06d7363 flags=1 addr=0x7ee4ca80
> trace:seh:raise_exception  info[0]=19930520
> trace:seh:raise_exception  info[1]=00334aec
> trace:seh:raise_exception  info[2]=100f7058
> trace:seh:raise_exception  eax=7ee37d89 ebx=7eeb8880 ecx=00000000
> edx=100f18d8 esi=100f18d8 edi=00334ad0
> trace:seh:raise_exception  ebp=00334a90 esp=00334a2c cs=0073 ds=007b
> es=007b fs=0033 gs=003b flags=00200216
> Anyone have any idea on what the exception is?
> I've come as far so far as that it seems to be some MS Specific C++
> exception. I've still got to find out what function this exception is
> originating in. Going to try and figure that one out next.
I could be way off the mark on this one but I think I remember hearing
somewhere that ebx=7eeb8880 was copy protection (SD2?).  Like I said
maybe way off the mark, but we will see.



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