Man, am I a happy customer right about now lemme tell ya!
I’m trying to install Half-Life 2 and am on the fourth installation CD (of five, since for some reason they only sell the DVD as a special edition for $20 dollars more) and it’s trying to copy the HL2 icon for the game. The error message indicates that it’s looking in a CAB file for it. The only problem, as this picture shows, is that the icon (1) isn’t in the damn CAB file (2 & 3), it’s just right there in the install directory.
Once I click the OK button (great option btw, no ignore or retry??) I get a fatal installation error and can’t play the game. It copied 3.5gigs of all the necessary game data to my machine, but I can’t play the game because of an icon. You’ve got to be freakin’ kiddin’ me.
They’ve been working on this game for years. How the hell does something like this get to the shelves?
Update: Hahahahah, amazing! So here’s the deal. HL2 comes with the multiplayer game Counter Strike. I don’t play this game, so I choose not to install it by deselecting it during installation options. This particular install scenario is the one that fails. If I leave Counter Strike selected for installation, it succeeds. Are you kidding me? Fire the installer and it’s QA team now.