[FIXED] Update re-downloads every time

Started by Gimli
Gimli (Staff)

This occurs when either sciw.exe or wlaunch.exe is not configured in compatibility mode correctly.

  1. Right click on wlaunch.exe and go to Properties
  2. Go to the Compatibility Tab
  3. Check Run this program as an Administrator
  4. Check Run this program in compatibility mode for:
  5. Select Windows XP SP3

Repeat the above steps for sciw.exe as well.

Now, run wlaunch.exe (important! You should always run wlaunch.exe, not sciw.exe).


Have done all the above steps and uninstalled and reinstalled the game 4 times, :( still wont work so I have canceled all my accounts for now, will try again sometime. :(


I was able to play yesterday (after a 20 year hiatus), and now am getting "unable to find SCIW.exe" Ive deleted and reinstalled and its getting a bit much. I don't know what that means. ive right clicked the realm icon and did the properties and compatibility thing and still nothing. i dont know what sciw means


Am also having same problem and I have always been able to make it work before.