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Windows 7: Process Affinity with Old Game Installer

21 Nov 2016   #1
MrMii Win 7

Windows 7 Professional x64 (SP1)
Process Affinity with Old Game Installer

I've been trying to get Hot Wheels World Race to install on my gaming machine off and on for awhile, and the one thing that gets me is that everything in the system check comes out okay except for the CPU. It will say that it doesn't know the kind of processor I'm using (as "Unknown [P6] family CPU" or something) and setup will not continue.

I tried modifying the game's EXE with a small code change I found to make this part always check as okay, but it must be for another region since nothing went differently, or I didn't change the right part. (I still have the original EXE) I'm using the AMD FX-6300 6 core 3.5GHz CPU and it'll say that, but I tested it on a machine that uses an Intel Core i5 and the installer read it as a Pentium 3 and went through with installing. I copied the installed files and even the registry (since it said "REGISTRY KEY ERROR" from the launcher) from the i5 machine.

Would extracting those entries into my registry make it run? Or to make the installer think it's something else, would changing the installer's affinity trick it? Or disabling cores in the BIOS? The i5 machine was a friend's, just FYI. (The game does have compatibility with AMD CPUs of the time, so it's not a stranger to their type)

I do still have the registry from the i5 machine that it installed on. Thought I got rid of it.

And it's not the end of the world if it doesn't work out. I do have a console version, just getting the PC version up and running would be awesome. I appreciate your time in advance.

[The attached image is what happens when I try to run the launcher from my external drive on my machine, where I told it to install on the i5. I'll only assume it just needs those keys, but I could be wrong]

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