Myriandore Feb 8 @ 11:38am
Update! Could This Work? Can't Launch Nexus.
Found this surfing / looking for a solution. I wonder if this could help. Problem is I don't understand the tech side of what he's suggesting. Maybe you could translate in leyman's terms?

Should be possible. Nexus' installation (which runs as administrator) probably created the registry keys at...

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Mithis\Nexus - The Jupiter Incident

But the game running without administrator privileges looks for them here:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Mithis\Nexus - The Jupiter Incident

You can run "regedit" (hit Windows-key and [R], type "regedit"), navigate to the first path and create these same values at the second path, where they belong. Or, a faster way:

start up "regedit"
navigate to the first path above, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Mithis\Nexus - The Jupiter Incident
right-click the "Nexus - The Jupiter Incident" registry key and choose "Export"
save it somewhere as "nexus.reg" (or whatever)
open the file in a text editor and replace the path starting with "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE..." with the correct one (the second from above): HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Mithis\Nexus - The Jupiter Incident
save the changes and run the .reg file by double clicking

This should add an identical copy of the correct registry values into the correct location and the game should start up fine now without the need to run as administrator.

I know it's really inconvenient, but Vista and Windows 7 just handle registry access a bit different than previous Windows versions and Nexus was developed years before that. And with the developer shutdown there won't be any patch to ever fix that issue.
Last edited by Myriandore; Feb 10 @ 4:12am