"cannot open file for write access access is denied"

Help on how to use HxD.
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MoltresRider
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"cannot open file for write access access is denied"

Post by MoltresRider » 01 Dec 2018 00:31

I am trying to follow these instructions here: http://www.wsgf.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=28001

I do have the No CD version of Sim City 3000 Unlimited, I made sure the "open as read only" is not checked but every time I try to edit the values specified in the thread, I always get the following error on a Windows 98 machine.

"cannot open file C:\Program Files\Maxis\Sim City 3000 Unlimited\Apps\SC3U.exe for write access. access is denied"

How do I fix this

Maël
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Re: "cannot open file for write access access is denied"

Post by Maël » 01 Dec 2018 12:45

It's a bit strange that this happens on Win98, since there are no real restrictions, compared to WinNT+, usually. Are you running as limited user?

Otherwise, make sure no other program is accessing the file while you are trying to edit it (try to terminate all that access it). Especially, make sure the EXE you edit is not running right then, as this will prevent any changes to the file.

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