I got Bulletstorm from a friend last night. This is the third time that I have received a version of Bulletstorm due to major installation issues in which I just deleted, out of sheer frustration, the other two versions off my computer. I was so excited to finally install a “working” version of the game that I made no plans at all last night except to play Bulletstorm.
I mounted the game and started the installation and yet the same error occurred just like it had on the other two versions. In case anybody does actually read this and is having the same errors I had I’m going to break it down into what I did. I’ve got the Skidrow cracked version and you need to have an offline windows live account in order to login to the game to be able to save. So I clicked on the Auto-Run and a window popped up asking you where to install the game. It didn’t matter where I chose to install it as soon as you clicked next it popped up with this damn error code “Installation Failure 0x0800b010a”.
So if that happens to you just exit the installer. On the Bulletstorm disc, instead of clicking on the Auto-Run there is an executable file called “Gamemsi.exe“. Run that and that will install Bulletstorm completely bypassing the product key part.
FYI: That error code in the beginning (0x0800b010a) only happened on the XP side. On Windows 7 I got to install it from the Auto-Run using the serial key 1111-1111-1111-1111-1111. I suspect it’s something on the computer itself that prevents it from installing. I had no Anti-Virus when I installed this game and my firewall was turned off so it wasn’t that blocking it. I think it might be something else installed on my computer
Once it’s installed you copy the files from the Skidrow folder
To the location where you guys have installed the game in Binarieswin32
You then have to delete these two files from the installation
You can then update the game using the Title update from the folder. Just double click on the “setup.exe” and click next. Let it do its thing.
If you try to run the game and it pops up with a “skidrow.dll file is missing.” I suggest first trying to re-install the game. In the two instances that it happened to me on Windows 7 I had to manually find the file on the internet.
You can download the file here http://thepiratebay.sx/torrent/6197813/Bulletstorm.Proper-SKIDROW-CrackOnly. Remember, you need a torrent client (e.g bittorrent, bitlord etc) to download torrents
Extract those files and copy it to the installation directory in Binarieswin32.
On XP all I did was reinstall the game and the title update and then the file was there for some reason. But that patch will work on Windows XP and Windows 7.
The game should run now and this is the part where you need your Windows Live Offline Account. If you don’t have Windows Live installed you can run the setup from the BulletStorm disc from the folder “Live”.
Only crap thing is, is that once installed you have to update Windows Live which isn’t to big (28mb I think) but for those of us who have no internet connection that kind of presents a problem. I would just connect my phone up and quickly update the thing and then create an offline profile from Windows Live itself.
Luckily I still have an old Windows Live account which thankfully works.
So once you get all that sorted out run the game, it will ask you to sign in, you do with your offline account and there you go, BulletStorm should work fine and you will be able to save your game.
If anybody has any problems please send me a message here and I would be more than happy to try and help.
If there was anything that I missed as well please leave a comment and let me know
P.S Thanks to the Skidrow Team for all the patches you guys have done over the years. Kudos to 110% effort you guys always put in