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NEWS => NASCAR Heat => Topic started by: DaveO on August 28, 2016, 11:37:09 PM

Title: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: DaveO on August 28, 2016, 11:37:09 PM
(http://themodsquad.info/downloads/images/Heatcore.png)


Since today is Heat's 16th birthday, we thought today was a great day to release Heat Core! :icon_mrgreen:

TheModSquad & HeatFinder are proud to release HeatCore!

This will install NASCAR Heat to your computer including patching up through 1.80 and the NT, Windows 10 and Heat file permission fixes.

This can be used over an existing installation for base file repair or to fix permission issues in all versions of Windows and the Windows 10 video error. This installation will not affect your mod's custom folders and files or remove any existing files except to replace base/core game files.

NOTE: If you have a large pre-existing NASCAR Heat installation, this installer may take a few minutes to process all the files.

It is provided as-is and The Mod Squad, HeatFinder and additional developers hold no responsibility for misuse.

Community support can often be found on the web at themodsquad.info and heatfinder.net

Heat Core (August 2016)

- NASCAR Heat v1.80 with the NT and Windows 10 fixes already applied
- Resolution Changer to simplify setting resolution (be sure to have 800x600 set on the mod's in-game options page).
- Installer designed to fix common file permission issues related to the latest Windows versions.
- Ability to fix existing installs without removing existing mod and track files.
- Includes 3 tracks and a demo mod created by DaveO & The Mod Squad for game testing purposes.
- Game is fully functional at first install.
- Compatibility with a minimum of Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, Server 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2.


Enjoy!

http://www.themodsquad.info/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=849
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: waylon on August 30, 2016, 01:50:47 AM
i'm getting a setup error message when clicking on the Heat Core Exe. icon. I do not have Heat installed on my pc. Do I have to install Heat first and than install Heat Core. I do have Heat on a cd. i had Heat on my XP pc and loved it but it died and my windows 8 pc couldn't run it. I have windows 10 now. Thanks
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: Rogue on August 30, 2016, 03:14:39 AM
What is the error message?
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: waylon on August 30, 2016, 10:00:51 AM
Thanks for the quick reply. It's a small white box and within the box it has a small red circle with a white x in it. Next to the circle it has"Setup Error-f". At the bottom right hand corner of the box it has a square with ok in it. I tried to download & install on my Windows 10 laptop this morning & get the same error message. My desktop is windows 10 also. Thanks.
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: DusterLag on August 30, 2016, 10:20:55 AM
Thanks for the quick reply. It's a small white box and within the box it has a small red circle with a white x in it. Next to the circle it has"Setup Error-f". At the bottom right hand corner of the box it has a square with ok in it. I tried to download & install on my Windows 10 laptop this morning & get the same error message. My desktop is windows 10 also. Thanks.

Try downloading the file again. It sounds like the installer was not completely downloaded. The file is 325 MB and 333,332 KB.

And you should not use the CD installer first. It is possible to properly install the original game and then use Heat Core on top of that fine, but you would need to install the original CD game, patch 1.1, Custom Track/No CD patch then you could do that. But it is entirely unnecessary. Heat Core will give you the full, up to date game, on its own.
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: waylon on August 30, 2016, 11:42:47 AM
I guess it's on my end since nobody else is having a problem. I downloaded it again, it shows 325 MB (341,331,645 bytes) and I get the same error message. I tried Firefox and Edge. No luck.
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: DusterLag on August 30, 2016, 11:45:48 AM
Do you have 3rd party antivirus software installed?
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: waylon on August 30, 2016, 12:55:28 PM
Yes. kaspersky.
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: DusterLag on August 30, 2016, 12:59:46 PM
Yes. kaspersky.

Temporarily disable it completely, including any plugins related to it in your web browsers, then re-download and try it again.

Those seem to be the two issues I have found related to that Windows error.
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: waylon on August 30, 2016, 02:05:57 PM
Thanks but it didn't work. Still get the same error message.
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: spin_doctor on August 30, 2016, 02:10:53 PM
Could there be a permissions problem that doesn't allow the installer access to write the files?
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: waylon on August 30, 2016, 02:28:06 PM
I tried "Run as administrator" but got the same error message. I want to thank everybody here that is trying to help me. I've been a member since 2006 and always had quick replies to my questions and problems.
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: TMS_Admin on August 30, 2016, 05:05:39 PM
I tried "Run as administrator" but got the same error message. I want to thank everybody here that is trying to help me. I've been a member since 2006 and always had quick replies to my questions and problems.

Do you have any other type of 3rd party applications running in the background besides the one's you have mentioned?   If so shut them all off please..   If that's not the case, let us know, and one of us might be able to come thru teamviewer and get this rectified for you.. (Y)
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: kreator617 on August 31, 2016, 02:37:38 PM
I use modlauncher for everything, after I installed core, I couldn't launch anything, the bin file was gone. Getting ready to look into it now It won't let me run anything, says it won't run on my pc, that I have to find a different version.


Had to reload everything, luckily I keep it backed up, my pc doesn't like the core install at all. I think I'll just keep it as is, maybe look into it some other time.
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: DaveO on August 31, 2016, 07:40:35 PM
I use modlauncher for everything, after I installed core, I couldn't launch anything, the bin file was gone. Getting ready to look into it now It won't let me run anything, says it won't run on my pc, that I have to find a different version.


Had to reload everything, luckily I keep it backed up, my pc doesn't like the core install at all. I think I'll just keep it as is, maybe look into it some other time.

You need to point Mod launcher to the correct directory..  For the bin file,  just click on it,  then you need to select your correct  resolution for your monitor.  It's pretty straight forward, it sounds like you just missed a step. :)
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: kreator617 on September 06, 2016, 10:47:23 AM
Took 3 times, not sure why, but, it's there. Bad part is I lost everything as far as the  seasons I had in progress.  As time goes, I might start it again from ground zero. It was pointed at the right spot every time, not my first rodeo. Unexplicable, but that's how it goes. I don't actually play anymore anyway, but the kids do, they find it more entertaining than Forza and RFactor, so it's better off I hand the reigns to them and let them build their own empire  lol.
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: DusterLag on September 06, 2016, 11:05:30 AM
Took 3 times, not sure why, but, it's there. Bad part is I lost everything as far as the  seasons I had in progress.  As time goes, I might start it again from ground zero. It was pointed at the right spot every time, not my first rodeo. Unexplicable, but that's how it goes. I don't actually play anymore anyway, but the kids do, they find it more entertaining than Forza and RFactor, so it's better off I hand the reigns to them and let them build their own empire  lol.

1) What took 3 times?

2) You say you lost progress in seasons of mods. It's likely you had (still have) files in the Virtual Store. This usually causes nothing but issues for people but in some cases you can actually have the game working in a way that appears correct. Heat Core fixes the issue that causes files to end up in the Virtual Store for Heat but because you had been using those files it would have taken that status away. Take a look at the guide below... Feel free to take everything you find in the Virtual Store, cut and paste the mod folder into the correct location on top of whatever is there now. It should restore any status you say you lost.

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Virtual Store Folders

When you do not install all files and run NASCAR Heat "As Administrator" you can run into a problem that re-locates some of your game files to a "VirtualStore" folder.

Verify that no NASCAR Heat or Hasbro Interactive folder exist in the following directory on your computer.
%HOMEPATH%\AppData\Local\VirtualStore
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: kreator617 on September 06, 2016, 01:33:51 PM
I know virtual store likes to be tossed around a lot because it's basically a storage area when you've deleted things or don't run as admin. I run , install everything under admin, but neither here nor there, I know.Just one of the many ways it's possible to track, find and recover. Doesn't always work that way, sometimes things just vanish, it's almost like writing zeroes to the drive, sometimes it's just GONE. There's a lot of ways to explain it, and by the same token, there's no way to explain it. Hence in this case, it's just gone.  Why it took three cracks at install, have no idea, I'm obviously the exception to the rule.Kinda complicated, 2 different os on one hd plus Linux, sometimes things get hairy. Blah blah yadda yadda. It's good to go for them, I have an external with everything I could ever find related to NH plus they have what's left of the supporting site's bookmarks. I've moved on to more road racing type games with modding communities and online races. NH Heat has become, what it should be, geared towards ovals. Just not my gig. My sons love it though, and they have gotten a few kids at school turned on to it as well, so there's more potential members and who knows, modders.
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: DaveO on September 06, 2016, 02:34:13 PM
I know virtual store likes to be tossed around a lot because it's basically a storage area when you've deleted things or don't run as admin. I run , install everything under admin, but neither here nor there, I know.Just one of the many ways it's possible to track, find and recover. Doesn't always work that way, sometimes things just vanish, it's almost like writing zeroes to the drive, sometimes it's just GONE. There's a lot of ways to explain it, and by the same token, there's no way to explain it. Hence in this case, it's just gone.  Why it took three cracks at install, have no idea, I'm obviously the exception to the rule.Kinda complicated, 2 different os on one hd plus Linux, sometimes things get hairy. Blah blah yadda yadda. It's good to go for them, I have an external with everything I could ever find related to NH plus they have what's left of the supporting site's bookmarks. I've moved on to more road racing type games with modding communities and online races. NH Heat has become, what it should be, geared towards ovals. Just not my gig. My sons love it though, and they have gotten a few kids at school turned on to it as well, so there's more potential members and who knows, modders.

That's a shame, you've been around here for years.  Just a heads up, our next plans after the modifieds is Roadracing mods, and I'm now talking to an old bud of mine spindoctor about dusting off his modding skills to help out a bit..  So it will make it that much better.  Like you I have a passion for road racing also. (Y)
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: Highbank on September 07, 2016, 12:11:10 AM
I sure ain't here for ovals....
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: kreator617 on September 07, 2016, 07:16:43 PM
It's all good, to be honest the time I have to be playing has dwindled so badly anyway between cub scouts, boy scouts, football and soccer   ugh. Then there's work,  and I'm really wanting to get my NHRA license before winter so I can be ready for super comp.
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: lugnutusa on September 15, 2016, 08:15:18 AM
Downloaded & installed on Win10 - clean install with no previous version on the system.  Ran flawlessly.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: DusterLag on September 15, 2016, 08:23:05 AM
Downloaded & installed on Win10 - clean install with no previous version on the system.  Ran flawlessly.  Thanks!

Be sure to check out some online racing as well, we have great competition throughout the field...
http://HeatFinder.net/calendar
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: lugnutusa on September 15, 2016, 09:06:32 AM
Thanks - I'll keep that in mind.   Are these organized leagues or can just any random person drop in?

I ask because I'm not really in a position to be a regular anywhere, but on occasion my schedule might line up with some of these.
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: DusterLag on September 15, 2016, 09:15:59 AM
I would say both. Most events are part of a championship schedule, but none require you to compete in every event. There are plenty if people who only attend the occasional event.

As long as you are registered on the website of the given league (so that you can be scored on the results) you can race whenever you want.
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: puttzracer on September 15, 2016, 08:45:26 PM
We'll take anyone who wants to come, whether you show up for one race or a whole season  :good2:
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: akilgour13 on September 16, 2016, 12:48:20 AM
I wanted to say thank you for developing Heat Core,as i am able to use it on my primary gaming rig again (couldn't get it working after upgrading to Win 10).Now i have to dig out my old cd's stuffed full of saved mods! :)
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: scarzy19 on September 20, 2016, 09:30:37 PM
Thanks for the quick reply. It's a small white box and within the box it has a small red circle with a white x in it. Next to the circle it has"Setup Error-f". At the bottom right hand corner of the box it has a square with ok in it. I tried to download & install on my Windows 10 laptop this morning & get the same error message. My desktop is windows 10 also. Thanks.

Try downloading the file again. It sounds like the installer was not completely downloaded. The file is 325 MB and 333,332 KB.

And you should not use the CD installer first. It is possible to properly install the original game and then use Heat Core on top of that fine, but you would need to install the original CD game, patch 1.1, Custom Track/No CD patch then you could do that. But it is entirely unnecessary. Heat Core will give you the full, up to date game, on its own.

I am getting the same error trying to install Heat Core.  It's a small white box and within the box it has a small red circle with a white x in it. Next to the circle it has"Setup Error-f". At the bottom right hand corner of the box it has a square with ok in it.

I am using Windows 10 Pro 64 bit.  I have downloaded using Edge, Firefox, and Chrome and get the same error with install.  All the file sizes seem correct 333,332 KB.  I have disabled my Norton Internet Security before downloading. I have tried installing with and without admin rights.  Not sure what else to try?   This is a clean install of Heat with no previous installs.  Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide.
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: DaveO on September 21, 2016, 03:03:33 PM
Thanks for the quick reply. It's a small white box and within the box it has a small red circle with a white x in it. Next to the circle it has"Setup Error-f". At the bottom right hand corner of the box it has a square with ok in it. I tried to download & install on my Windows 10 laptop this morning & get the same error message. My desktop is windows 10 also. Thanks.

Try downloading the file again. It sounds like the installer was not completely downloaded. The file is 325 MB and 333,332 KB.

And you should not use the CD installer first. It is possible to properly install the original game and then use Heat Core on top of that fine, but you would need to install the original CD game, patch 1.1, Custom Track/No CD patch then you could do that. But it is entirely unnecessary. Heat Core will give you the full, up to date game, on its own.

I am getting the same error trying to install Heat Core.  It's a small white box and within the box it has a small red circle with a white x in it. Next to the circle it has"Setup Error-f". At the bottom right hand corner of the box it has a square with ok in it.

I am using Windows 10 Pro 64 bit.  I have downloaded using Edge, Firefox, and Chrome and get the same error with install.  All the file sizes seem correct 333,332 KB.  I have disabled my Norton Internet Security before downloading. I have tried installing with and without admin rights.  Not sure what else to try?   This is a clean install of Heat with no previous installs.  Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide.

So this is happening when you begin to install Heat..  How far into the install did this happen?   And could you take a quick screenshot, so I can see what is happening please?


For the time being can you send me your screen resolution, and I'll private message you Heatcore, with it ready to go without the installer.  It starting to sound like an installer issue with some computers.
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: DaveO on September 21, 2016, 03:06:34 PM
One other quick question, have you ever used Heat Essentials on this machine before?
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: scarzy19 on September 21, 2016, 08:01:28 PM
Thanks DaveO!  The error happens a few seconds after starting the exe file for Heat Core.  No other screens pop up from the installer other than this error (attached).  I have not installed Heat Essentials previously on this PC.  Please let me know if you need any further information.

My screen resolution is 1920 x 1080.  Thanks for helping me out.  Much appreciated!
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: DaveO on September 22, 2016, 11:06:01 AM
Thanks DaveO!  The error happens a few seconds after starting the exe file for Heat Core.  No other screens pop up from the installer other than this error (attached).  I have not installed Heat Essentials previously on this PC.  Please let me know if you need any further information.

My screen resolution is 1920 x 1080.  Thanks for helping me out.  Much appreciated!

Thanks for the screenshot..  From what I'm figuring out, it seems the install is not compatible with your system, because your missing some basic files on your system..   Anyhow, please check your pm's!  :)

btw:  Welcome to the Heat Community! :good2:
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: DusterLag on September 22, 2016, 08:01:51 PM
"Setup Error-f" is related to the installer itself, it has nothing to do with NASCAR Heat or the game in any way.

I am looking into this and working on a solution of some kind.
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: DaveO on September 22, 2016, 10:44:54 PM
"Setup Error-f" is related to the installer itself, it has nothing to do with NASCAR Heat or the game in any way.

Yes, I know.
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: DaveO on September 23, 2016, 10:44:10 PM
scarzy19, copy of HeatCore, is now working just fine. (Y)
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: DusterLag on September 24, 2016, 06:38:56 AM
scarzy19, copy of HeatCore, is now working just fine. (Y)

Did you find a solution?
Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: DaveO on September 24, 2016, 08:47:56 AM
scarzy19, copy of HeatCore, is now working just fine. (Y)

Did you find a solution?

No nothing permanent for your installer, just a work around so I can get the HeatCore game pushed down to them..  Basically your installer, does not effect every single computer.  It causes a glitch between your installer and how it runs, with only certain computers, because that certain computer does not have certain stuff on there system for it.. :)  Again it has nothing to do with the game itself.. :)

So for now anyone getting that glitch that you see in the installer for now, just shoot me a pm, and will take care of it.. This only effects a few folks. ;)

Title: Re: Heat Core Released!!
Post by: scarzy19 on September 24, 2016, 02:54:52 PM
Thanks for all your help!