ZaZ Tools are doing my head in!!! [FIXED! Thanks kedy89]

Posted by madotter 
ZaZ Tools are doing my head in!!! [FIXED! Thanks kedy89]
Date: November 04, 2018 12:28PM
Posted by: madotter
I am having an issue where I cannot start any of teh Zaz Tools!

I am trying to use CSM and TSM (which I have used many times YEARS ago) but every time I try and open I get a dx8 error - Install DirecX8 or higher Else this program won't run

I am running Windows 10 Pro 64bit and GP4 works very nicely (at 3440x1440 resolution) and this is my first problem.

I have indeed read the FAQ and downloaded MANY versions on ZaZ Tools from installers that just delete themselves once opened to the problem I am having now.

If anyone can help, I'd really appreciate it.

Kind regards,
Iain.


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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/07/2018 10:36AM by madotter.
Re: ZaZ Tools are doing my head in!!!
Date: November 04, 2018 03:59PM
Posted by: kedy89
Installation path of ZaZTools?



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Re: ZaZ Tools are doing my head in!!!
Date: November 05, 2018 12:00AM
Posted by: madotter
kedy89 Wrote:
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> Installation path of ZaZTools?


I downloaded the original (in FAQ) and it's just in a folder which I placed on my desktop. I cannot find an exe installer.


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Re: ZaZ Tools are doing my head in!!!
Date: November 05, 2018 08:52AM
Posted by: tamburello
What Version of Windows 10 do you use? 1809 or earlier? I'm playing with the tools on 1803 without problems and on 1809 (to which I upgraded) also.

Have you tried to set the csmcore.exe to the Windows 7 compatibility mode?



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/05/2018 08:53AM by tamburello.
Re: ZaZ Tools are doing my head in!!!
Date: November 05, 2018 11:02AM
Posted by: madotter
Windows 10 64-bit 1809 and I tried compatibility settings to Windows XP (SP2/3), Vista and 7 with no luck :(




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Re: ZaZ Tools are doing my head in!!!
Date: November 05, 2018 11:08AM
Posted by: kedy89
Almost certain there should've been an installer, like in this one [www.grandprixgames.org]

Try that, and don't install it to program files! Windows will refuse to give writing permissions then. Something like C:\Games\Zaz will do it.



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Re: ZaZ Tools are doing my head in!!!
Date: November 05, 2018 11:40AM
Posted by: tamburello
I can see on your screenshot that you set the "CSM.exe" into the compatibilty mode. This has not affect - please reset these settings to the standard ones and also disable "Run as Adminstrator". Then set the file below called "csmcore.exe" to "Windows 7 compatibility mode" without activtating "Run as Administrator".
Otherwise please try what Kedy said and don't install the tool into the Program Files order.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/05/2018 11:40AM by tamburello.
Re: ZaZ Tools are doing my head in!!!
Date: November 05, 2018 02:59PM
Posted by: phantaman
How strange, I do not have and I never went through these problems that all of you report.

PS: here Windows 10 Pro version 1809, build 17763.55 (x64) :-)

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Re: ZaZ Tools are doing my head in!!!
Date: November 05, 2018 03:10PM
Posted by: phantaman
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Re: ZaZ Tools are doing my head in!!!
Date: November 05, 2018 10:21PM
Posted by: EricMoinet
Just a guess here : Try to reinstall Dx8 as asked. It might be that there are some commands in it which are deprecated in newer versions of DirectX but still needed for ZAZ tools.


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Re: ZaZ Tools are doing my head in!!!
Date: November 05, 2018 11:34PM
Posted by: phantaman
windows 10 does not need directx 8 because it already has a native top version, in this case version 12 ;-)

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Re: ZaZ Tools are doing my head in!!!
Date: November 06, 2018 08:53AM
Posted by: EricMoinet
Phanta, reread what I've said


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Re: ZaZ Tools are doing my head in!!!
Date: November 06, 2018 10:23AM
Posted by: phantaman
EricMoinet Wrote:
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> Phanta, reread what I've said

well, you may even be able to "install" a directx 8 in windows 10, but with that the system will be unstable and may even crash (blue screen) and / or can not process a reboot. it is not advisable to do so. :-)

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Re: ZaZ Tools are doing my head in!!!
Date: November 06, 2018 10:27AM
Posted by: phantaman
the chance to mess up the system is pretty big

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Re: ZaZ Tools are doing my head in!!!
Date: November 06, 2018 11:04AM
Posted by: EricMoinet
If that's it, I'm happy I've never upgraded to 10. Much happy every day.


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Re: ZaZ Tools are doing my head in!!!
Date: November 06, 2018 09:49PM
Posted by: Turbo Lover
Yeah, Win 7 ftw!



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Re: ZaZ Tools are doing my head in!!!
Date: November 07, 2018 10:33AM
Posted by: EricMoinet
Nope. Win 3.11 here.


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Re: ZaZ Tools are doing my head in!!!
Date: November 07, 2018 10:35AM
Posted by: madotter
All sorted thanks to the .exe kedy posted! Thanks :)


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Re: ZaZ Tools are doing my head in!!!
Date: July 07, 2019 06:37PM
Posted by: masiso
This is really doing MY head in!

I've downloaded the link of zaz tools kedy89 provided into the C drive.
Then I ran the installation...
I set csmcore to 'run as admin' and set compatibility mode to 'windows 7'
when i go to open csm, i get nothing... it just opens zaz tools folder.

I have activated directplay, and i've disabled windows 10's anti-virus and firewall.

I don't know what else to do??!
Re: ZaZ Tools are doing my head in!!!
Date: July 07, 2019 06:47PM
Posted by: gap177
As an alternative to using csm, you could try making a non csm mod. I know it is "easier " to use csm but non csm mods are just as good and run better with very few issues. There are several tutorials in the thread named gp4faqs. Just a suggestion.

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