Thursday, November 23, 2006

How to run Fritz 9 on Windows Vista

Today I installed the Windows Vista RTM on my new machine. Here is how to get Fritz 9 running:

  • Install Fritz 9 as usual. At the end you do not have to reboot, even if the setup asks you to.
  • The installer does not install the chess fonts on Vista. You have to install them manually: on the Fritz 9 CD-ROM there is a folder "Fonts". Go inside the folder with explorer and select all the font files. Then right click and choose install.
  • When you go to the chess server for the first time, you will be asked to download the update. Download this update. When you start the updater it will fail.
  • Go to your old Windows XP machine and look inside the Fritz 9 directory. If you have run the update there, there is a file GUI9.iup. Copy that file to the Fritz 9 directory on your Vista machine.
  • Right-click the IUPgrade.exe in the Fritz 9 directory on your Vista machine and run it as administrator. The update will work now.

Thanks to Fritz developer Mathias Feist for his help.

5 comments:

Hossein Samadi said...

Thank you for your information that solved my problem.

denhel said...

Thank you. You solved my font problem.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, the fonts was really an issue

Bob Sherwood said...

Works like a charm. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Excellent info, this also works for Fritz 9 on Windows 7 64-bit to get the fonts working. Couldn't see the pieces in position setup but once I followed your advice it works fine.