I play next to no video games but my brother was over tonight and was bugging me to play Starcraft Heart of the Swarm. So I broke out the awesome collectorâ€™s edition which contains more disks and mousepads thanâ€¦ I donâ€™t know something which contains a lot of mousepads and disks, perhaps the year 2001. I put the disk in, hit install, agreed to god knows what in the licence agreement and was promptly told: Invalid Installation Options. Weâ€™ll thatâ€™s odd because the only option I selected was the directory which had 1.5TB free. I rebooted and futzed around a bit to no avail.
There was no additional information available as to what the error might be. Frankly this sort of thing irritates the shit out of me. I donâ€™t mind there being errors. Installing software or running software on such a diverse set of machines as run Starcraft has got to be non trivial. What I mind is that there is no way for me to solve the problem. Throw me a fricking bone so I know what to fix.
No help on the official support forums, of course they couldnâ€™t be bothered helping you out with only such a generic error message to point the direction. Eventually I found some post about Diablo III which seemed related. I had to delete the Battle.net folder from my program data folder. This caused a redownload of the update installer. That resulted in it working. So thatâ€™s deleteÂ c:ProgramDataBattle.net.
Now Iâ€™m going to open negotiations with some terran generals. Iâ€™ve always felt there it too much Doom about Starcraft and not enough The West Wing. Iâ€™m going to write such a speech that galactic peace will have no choice but to show up.