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Newbie still fumbling around here :)

 

So a good approach is to install HUCE and then the HarpGamer updates to that version of Harpoon, as this is the supported version of HCE?

 

Please tell me the updates are cumulative?

 

Is there some sort of app supporting changing databases around or is that just done down in the files and folders yourself?

 

And is there some sort of database viewer?

 

Any advice much appreciated and will save me hours of digging around to rediscover the secret of the wheel.

 

 

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Akmatov,

Welcome back to Harpoon!

Your approach is correct. HUCE 2009.097 which is the current release. Then install 2015.021, 025, 026, and 028.

All the updates are cumulative.

The database is can be viewed and edited by selecting the Platform Editor in your from your HUC folder in the start menu. You may need to install the Microsoft Run Time which was included in your download if you do not have MS access installed on your computer.

Here is the Microsoft link for the most recent version of MS Runtime:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39358

You can't have multiple db's installed in the HUCE. If you want to change db's you need to down load the db you need and then unzip the file into the HUCE directory. This will replace the commondb file which is where the db is located.

TonyE has on his wish list of things to do one of these days is to allow multiple db's to be installed in the HUCE directory.

 

I hope this helps.

 

Happy Harpooning,

Eric

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Thx for all the useful info.

 

I ASSUME using AccessRuntime is only a viewer, if I were to want to add something, I'd need something else. What might work, preferable for free? Not a major thing, just might be fun to add a might-have-been thingie. If it matters, I might still have Access 2007 stashed away somewhere.

 

Using AccessRuntime x64:

 

"Can not open a database created with a previous version of your application"

 

Tried running Access and not go there.

 

Might could import into Apache Open Office Base if I could find the db file, searched the HD, no joy.

 

would like to get into the db

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Thx for all the useful info.

 

I ASSUME using AccessRuntime is only a viewer, if I were to want to add something, I'd need something else. What might work, preferable for free? Not a major thing, just might be fun to add a might-have-been thingie. If it matters, I might still have Access 2007 stashed away somewhere.

 

Using AccessRuntime x64:

 

"Can not open a database created with a previous version of your application"

 

Tried running Access and not go there.

 

Might could import into Apache Open Office Base if I could find the db file, searched the HD, no joy.

 

would like to get into the db

Access runtime is full read/write of platforms in the database(s).

 

What version of the runtime were you trying (I didn't know there were any x64 variants of the runtime, neat that there are)?

 

You might not be using the latest PE if you are seeing that message about previous version. Make sure you are using the 2015.025 PE from the Beta Files area here at HG.

 

Only MS Access will work as the PE is highly dependent upon VBA and file import/export filters that competing products do not comprehend at all.

 

Keep us updated on your progress.

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OK, approaching this a bit more systematically.

 

1. Uninstalled HCE

2. Ininstalled HU with all it's sub forms of Harpoon

3. Installed HUCE without all the other variations

4. Update 2009.050 to 2009.097

5. Tried to activate Platform Editor

- appeared to have Access open with a notification that read: "Can not open a database created with a previous version of your application"

- click OK and everything closes.

6. Having had AccessRuntime 2013 x64 refuse to work, I downloaded AccessRuntime 2007 and it is opening and may be the solution to my problem.

 

Will poke around and see if this is the solution.

 

UPDATE

Looks like I'm going to have to relearn what I once know about Access as this seems to be what I needed. :)

 

Further poking and ran update.exe and am now updated to 2015.27 and suddenly I have Wscenedit.exe and the Scenario Editor now works

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You might not be using the latest PE if you are seeing that message about previous version. Make sure you are using the 2015.025 PE from the Beta Files area here at HG.

That was your problem with the newer runtime, you weren't using the up-to-date PE.
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Actually I believe I had 2015.025 installed before. The original install lacked Wscenedit32 and I got it from somewhere, possibly from here. My current Wscenedit32 was installed by me clicking on update.exe down in the files. My previous not working AccessRuntime was 2013 x64. Not 100% sure what I did right this time, but happy

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