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22 Sep 2015 13:55

That's strange. I don't even remember when I updated WinRAR or 7-zip so I have some very old versions and it worked without problems when using that .exe file... Your files must be corrupted or something.
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22 Sep 2015 15:24

CharlesNewham wrote:Yeah. It is a .exe file, and I do double click on it. I really can't see what is wrong here. Maybe it's because I've opened part one. People have said to open part 1, but other people have said to extract with part 5 ONLY. I'm confused.
There are two ways to extract the part files:
  1. Double-click on the .exe file
  2. Select part1, right-click and use 7Zip (or WinRAR) to extract all files.
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23 Sep 2015 12:41

Yep. I did both. I use 7zip, but it just says "Can not open file as a [7z] archive. Unexpected end of data." Maybe it's corrupted, but I've already re downloaded the file. It still doesn't work.

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27 Sep 2015 13:17

I'm having the same problem while downloading the mod. All files seem to download fine but when I open the fifth file, the application, into the same folder where I have the other files, it reads "Can not open the file as [7z] archive. Is not archive." This happens even though I downloaded it through chrome and have both the latest versions of WinRAR and 7zip.

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28 Sep 2015 01:36

Can you post an image of the contents of your download folder (with all the parts in it and their respective file sizes)
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28 Sep 2015 02:14

Ok, so I don't know about Charles but here is what I got. These are the files that I downloaded form Chrome and below the error that occurs when I attempt to extract the files to the same folder.
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28 Sep 2015 06:37

It seems you're trying the extract the .exe.
You shouldn't do that.
Either you execute the .exe to unpack it to a folder of choice
OR you use 7-zip and extract only the files named 001/002/003/004.
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28 Sep 2015 09:34

OK, I've got it now. Again, I don't know if Charles had the same problem though.
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28 Sep 2015 15:51

<Sigh> What is so difficult about "double-clicking" on the Application (.exe) file?
  1. Hover the mouse cursor over the filename
  2. Click the left mouse button twice quickly (hence "double-click")
  3. Done!
ProMods tries to make the process as simple as possible, and still many have difficulty... :?
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28 Sep 2015 16:04

Ye. I'll never understand it. People are smart enough to buy the game, install it, register here, download the mod, write the posts... And many, many other things but can't extract files from archive... Come on :/

On the screenshot I can see "promods-v197.exe ... is not archive. So if that's not archive then I'd immediately try other files in this folder, maybe those are archives. Even in the folder view it's recognized as "Application". Every PC user knows that applications are meant to be run by double-clicking on them. It's that easy. Try the most obvious things first, then more complicated. You won't break your PC, just try few solutions yourself and then ask :)
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