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Luoti-Lasse Oct 7, 2013 @ 9:51am
[FIXED] UAC prompt every launch
Every time I run Waves, Windows throws a UAC prompt in my face as if a runtime installation or something is required. The game runs ok no matter if I allow the action or not and it doesn't take any longer to start either way. It's just an annoying little flaw in what I'm starting to think is a perfect little game. Oh, and it doesn't seem to do that when launching from Big Picture mode. Anyway, is there a way to disable that seemingly useless pop-up?
Last edited by Luoti-Lasse; Jan 11, 2015 @ 4:49am
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Plaid Oct 7, 2013 @ 12:43pm 
You can turn off UAC in Windows.
Luoti-Lasse Oct 7, 2013 @ 11:08pm 
UAC is not the problem.
Plaid Oct 7, 2013 @ 11:38pm 
It's been a while since I've had UAC enabled. Does it give any detailed information about the action? Maybe a part of installation hasn't reported as finished and tries to restart everytime you load the game.
It could be VisualC++, .Net Framework, etc.

Many times just deleting those executables from the redist folder in the game directory will prevent them from running.

That said, I don't like UAC and consider it a problem :)
Last edited by Plaid; Oct 8, 2013 @ 12:26am
Luoti-Lasse Oct 9, 2013 @ 2:47am 
Yeah, the prompt shows a command like this:
"Path\to\steamservice.exe" /installscript "Path\to\steamapps\common\Waves\runasadmin.vdf" 107600
with the real paths, of course. Maybe it's worth mentioning I don't keep my library under Steam's installation to avoid any file permission issues under the Program Files realm.
Last edited by Luoti-Lasse; Oct 9, 2013 @ 2:49am
TFL Rail Oct 25, 2013 @ 7:25am 
I get this on multiple machines, it's annoying because it breaks launching it from Big Picture.
Luoti-Lasse Oct 26, 2013 @ 3:01am 
Weird. For me it's better in Big Picture because there is no UAC prompt, the game just launches.
qhil 🔥 Jan 10, 2015 @ 8:57am 
Just rename the file "107600_install.vdf" in the "\Steam\steamapps\common\Waves" directory.
Luoti-Lasse Jan 11, 2015 @ 4:49am 
Originally posted by qhil:
Just rename the file "107600_install.vdf" in the "\Steam\steamapps\common\Waves" directory.
That did it! Awesome, thanks.
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