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Default I can't run Alice - 09-27-2007, 07:46 AM

I downloaded Alice.zip file and unzipped.
then located alice folder to c:\alice
But next, I tried to run Alice.exe and nothing happened.
Just a logo window poped up and closed very quickly.
I also tried SlowAndSteadyAlice.exe though,
an error message showed "Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library: Assertion failed!..."
What can I do~ Help!
   
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Default 09-27-2007, 07:58 AM

Try running the following program.

C:\...\Alice\Required\IfAliceFailsTryThis.exe

Don't know if it will help, but it is worth a try.

There are also some hints at http://www.alice.org/bugs/index.html

The one about the process named imgicon tripped me up for several days until I found the hint.

Last edited by DickBaldwin; 09-27-2007 at 08:01 AM. Reason: Clarification
   
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Default 09-29-2007, 01:50 AM

Thank you for answer.
I also tried IfAliceFailsTryThis.exe.
But it was same as Alice.exe did.
One thing different is a folder ".alice" created after running IfAliceFailsTryThis.exe.
Two files is in the folder,
aliceHasNotExited.txt and AlicePreferences.xml.
The content in aliceHasNotExited.txt is "Alice has not exited propertly yet."
What's meaning of this?

Heu... and I read http://www.alice.org/bugs/index.html,
But ImgIcon.exe doesn't exist in my computer.
And I don't know what Iomegaware is.
   
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Default 09-29-2007, 05:32 AM

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... But ImgIcon.exe doesn't exist in my computer.
And I don't know what Iomegaware is.
If ImgIcon isn't on your computer, you don't need to worry about Iomegaware. However, just so you will know, it is software that was distributed with an Iomega brand zip drive.
   
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Default 09-29-2007, 12:12 PM

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One thing different is a folder ".alice" ...
Two files is in the folder,
aliceHasNotExited.txt and AlicePreferences.xml.
There should also be a rather large (7M+) folder in .alice named "webGalleryCache." Also AlicePreference.xml should be an about 16K document containing (surprise) the current program preferences.

Sounds like for some reason you aren't getting the gallery folder but instead an "aliceHasNotExited.txt" error message - have no idea why, unfortunately.
   
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Default 10-02-2007, 06:11 PM

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Thank you for answer.
I also tried IfAliceFailsTryThis.exe.
But it was same as Alice.exe did.

Simple step missed when trying to use Alice for 1st time

After the download is complete you will see one file icon with a zipper on it.
If you double-click to open this file you will see 1 plain folder labeled Alice.
Clicking on that will open a new window with more folders: 'Required'' "Alice", "SlowandsteadyAlice"

NONE of these are how to open the program, because, so far, you have not yet extracted any of the files from the zippered file. (and you need to do that first to get to the actual .exe file that runs the program)

Instead, of clicking to open any of these displayed folders,
Return to the original File icon with the zipper.
Right-click your mouse on the Zipper folder.
A dropdown list will display.
Select from the option one that reads something like: "Extract All". the wording will differ depending on which platform you're running.

An extraction tool will open and 'unzip' the program's file for you.

In the end- of the unzip procedure- you should have 1 file on your desktop, it will be labeled Alice. (or if not on your desktop, then the place you told the unzip program to put Alice for you)
Clicking on this file, and the folder under it, (also named Alice) will get you to the icon of the blond, smiling Alice.
That is the program's .exe .

If you make a shortcut to this program, then Alice is now on your desktop for easier access.

Last edited by jeny_nour; 10-02-2007 at 06:15 PM.
   
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Default 10-03-2007, 08:38 AM

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Originally Posted by jeny_nour View Post
Simple step missed when trying to use Alice for 1st time

After the download is complete you will see one file icon with a zipper on it.
If you double-click to open this file you will see 1 plain folder labeled Alice.
Clicking on that will open a new window with more folders: 'Required'' "Alice", "SlowandsteadyAlice"

NONE of these are how to open the program, because, so far, you have not yet extracted any of the files from the zippered file. (and you need to do that first to get to the actual .exe file that runs the program)

Instead, of clicking to open any of these displayed folders,
Return to the original File icon with the zipper.
Right-click your mouse on the Zipper folder.
A dropdown list will display.
Select from the option one that reads something like: "Extract All". the wording will differ depending on which platform you're running.

An extraction tool will open and 'unzip' the program's file for you.

In the end- of the unzip procedure- you should have 1 file on your desktop, it will be labeled Alice. (or if not on your desktop, then the place you told the unzip program to put Alice for you)
Clicking on this file, and the folder under it, (also named Alice) will get you to the icon of the blond, smiling Alice.
That is the program's .exe .

If you make a shortcut to this program, then Alice is now on your desktop for easier access.
I was very expected I can run Alice! when I read that "Simple step missed..." But I already know it's really simple step and I did so - unzipped the file and placed to "C:\alice". Still I don't know... why alice.exe program didn't work.
   
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Default 10-04-2007, 12:31 AM

elfrog -
I was having the problems you described, and they were fixed by my step of the unzip.
So sorry it isn't doing anything for you.

I suggest you remove all Alice folders and begin again.
Not what anyone likes to hear,
but it might be a problem in your original download,
since you have taken all the advice posted and you still are unable to get the .exe to run.
   
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Default 03-02-2008, 05:48 AM

i encountered the same problem as the original poster, and your tips were excellent running perfectly now!
Rake the Pigeon is dancing with joy!
http://www.pigeons.biz
   
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