Stay Tuned for Danger Digital Installer Instructions
Make sure you’re logged on as an Administrator for your computer, temporarily disable your anti-virus protection (be sure to re-enable your anti-virus protection after the game download is complete).
In order to install the digital download of Stay Tuned for Danger (STFD) the following steps will need to be taken, in addition to the installation steps.
1. Create a new folder under: C:\Program Files (x86)\Her Interactive and label it STFD.
2. Double-click the “StFDSetup.exe” to start the unpacker.
3. Click “Next” to begin.
4. Click “Next” to continue, do not change install path.
5. Click “Next” to continue, do not check desktop icon box.
6. Click “Install.”
7. Wait for installation to complete.
8. Click “Finish” to close the unpacker and launch the game installer.
Note: Users with UAC on will see the warning message that Setup.exe (game installer) is from an unknown publisher, if you see this warning message click “Yes” to continue. After clicking “Yes” it can take upwards of twenty minutes for installation to proceed. To avoid this, turn UAC off, reboot your computer, and proceed with installation. If you need instructions on turning UAC off, please email email@example.com.
1. Click “Install Stay Tuned for Danger” to begin.
2. Click “Next” to continue until you are prompted to choose a destination location.
3. Click “Browse” to open the directory window.
4. Change the default path to C:\Program Files (x86)\Her Interactive\STFD
5. Continue forward with the installation process. When asked if you want to install DirectX, check “No, I will install myself.”
6. Upon completion, click “Finish and exit setup.”
You may also need to run in compatibility mode:
1. Right-click the game icon that is now on your desktop, select ‘Properties.’
2. Under ‘Properties’, click on the ‘Compatibility’ tab.
3. Check the ‘Run in Compatibility Mode’ box and then select ‘Windows XP Service Pack 3’ or ‘Windows 98/Me’ from the drop-down menu.
Note: this installer does not create a desktop shortcut; if you would like a desktop shortcut, go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Her Interactive\STFD. Locate the application file (Game.exe), right-click, hover over ‘Send To’ and select ‘Desktop’ (create shortcut).
If, after installing, you receive a sound engine error, see the below steps.
Resolving the Nancy Drew Sound Engine Error
The issue pertains to the driver for the audio device in your computer. At this time, it seems to only affect “integrated” sound cards; it does not appear to affect after-market sound cards that can be added internally or externally to a computer.
To help identify whether you are using “integrated” sound, locate the wiring from your computer speakers and follow it back to where it plugs into your computer. If the speaker cable plugs directly into the computer with connectors that looks like those pictured below, you are using an “integrated” audio device.
If you trace the speaker cable back to a connection that looks like it sits in a slot similar to the picture below, then you likely have an after-market “add-on” sound card.
The sound error arises when a Nancy Drew game launches and it looks for the sound card drivers; some integrated sound card drivers are incompatible and will result in an error.
There are several possible fixes for this issue –
- First, update the sound driver for your existing audio device. Be sure to reboot your computer after updating the driver then try your game again. If that does not resolve the issue, you can try the next step.
- Add or Replace the audio device in your computer.
There are several external USB sound cards available, that are very inexpensive, that can help resolve this issue as well as provide additional sound configuration options for your computer.
In addition to updating the sound card drivers or adding/replacing a sound card, you may need to right-click on the game icon or desktop shortcut, select properties, click the compatibility tab and change it to Windows XP Service Pack 3 or Windows 98/Me, at the bottom of the window check the “Run as Administrator” box, and apply the settings.
If you have multiple sound cards, it may also help to disable any onboard sound cards or other sounds cards on the computer. To locate the sound card(s) right-click the sound icon in the task tray, select sounds, select the Playback Tab. Alternately, you can open the Control Panel, select “Hardware and Sound.” Under “Sound” select “Manage audio devices” (or Sound). Under the Playback tab, right-click on any sound device that you would like to disable and select “Disable.” The same process is used if you add or change a sound card, except you will select “Set as Default Device” after right-clicking on the new sound card/device.
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