Still working on an installation error with AOE3, after receiving the MSXML2 publickeytoken yadayada that everyone is STILL having problems with. I removed all of the AOE3 registry values from HKEY LOCAL USER and HKEY LOCAL MACHINE as well as the registry entry for the Age of Empires III trial. Uninstalled Adaware 6.0, which for some reason people have claimed that programs like this even being installed can having something to do with installation problems, so that's gone. I removed and then installed once again MSXML4.0, and received an installation error during that. So then I looked up the problem, found it had to do with Windows Messenger. Removed Windows Messenger. Then MSXML4.0 installed.
I tried the AOE3 installation once again, and this time I received the exact same error. Went through the steps I found over in a Heavengames thread here:
Then as I was installing, it stopped on the art2.bar file from the 3rd disc. It gave a 1311 error regarding a .cab file from the 3rd disc. I looked up this problem on the forums here and an administrator from the forum had told someone else with the same error number that the error is mentioned in the FAQ. NO IT'S NOT. 1311 is not mentioned in the Age3 FAQ here on the forum, nor the 1.03 patch FAQ(which makes sense, considering this is only the GAME INSTALL!)
Any assistance here would be greatly appreciated. I'll be calling Microsoft Tech Support tomorrow, but somehow I doubt they'll be able to help me, given this is Ensemble's game, and they know more about it than Microsoft does.