Same, now everything works fine
How do I get this old installer for Caesar? (Compatible with Windows 7) The "contact us" support features is just an endless loop that doesn't have a contact page, email, or form.
Here is the problem in a nutshell: the command controls are not working in the game at launch of the battle. If the first player is the computer then it gets stuck in a series of "interpretor errors" for the AI attempt at unit commands. Clicking 100 times or so never got to the end. If I am the first player then I instead get the "caeser.exe stopped working". Additionally on the initial launch screen the buttons are semi transparent for battle, load game, campaign, etc.
I know this game can work in Windows 7, because I have the original disks and could get Caesar to work stably, but the other two would crash when they tried to open the original map file for their respective games. So I bought this package to get all three working. Now Alex and Hannibal work, but Caesar doesn't. (And yes, I did uninstall, plus uninstalled dll's and cleaned up registry entries and directories of my pre-GOG handiwork.)
The system32 dll's and such look correct, but something is wrong with the install/launch wrapper.
I tried uninstalling all, then installing one at time, testing, then rebooting before installing the next. Same problem. I did it in this order: Alex, then Hannibal, then Caesar. I did notice one quirk in Alex after I installed Hannibal (before Caesar), when I launched Alex it would bring up the command prompt for the intro video, then a windows warning about WING.DLL "not designed to run on Windows..." but then it did the next command box and ran fine. Same thing happens to Alex after Caesar install.
The only thing I have not tried is another default Caesar install from CD. Since GOG uses the same base DLL's this might work.