[back to Steam notes]                  [What's new in 11.3?]         [What's new in 11.2c?]      [What's new in 11.2b?]   


PD Howler 11.3 for Steam - Installation Notes

This is the summary of steps to update your PD Howler 11 to 11.3:

  1. Open 'Steam'
  2. Click 'Library', to find your Software products, including PD Howler 11
  3. Right-Click 'PD Howler 11'
  4. Click 'Properties'
  5. Click the 'Local Files' tab
  6. Click 'Browse Local Files'
  7. Double Click 'Update' to open that new subfolder
  8. Double Click 'Howler_11_3_RC124_SSE2_For_Steam.exe' to run and complete the installer


The update process from Steam didn't modify your current installation. It is still 11.0 (or whatever you updated it to, if you did in the past, such as 11.2b). Steam merely added an installer for the update, which you must run manually in order to get it to replace existing installed files with the new ones.

If you look in the folder where your current installation is located, you'll find a new sub-folder: Update

In most cases, that's on C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\PD_Howler_11 :

Before updating:

Here's how you can recognize if you're still running a version before 11.3: the old Compact color picker in the top of the sidebar.

What if you can't launch it after installation?

If you see the infamous error:  Unexpected error; quitting  - like this:

...then that's usually easy to fix. Run the dogwaffle.exe program from the installation folder just once as Administrator so that it can (re-)register its dependencies properly. That's usually done at the end of installation if the installer was allowed to elevate itself to admin level, but Steam may have prevented it, or something like that. Also, if you didn't launch Howler at the end of successful installation, it would have missed the registration part. There may be other reasons. Let's not focus explaining it. Let's focus on fixing it and getting back to waffling and howling. In most cases, this error is showing because something wasn't completed as expected or something changed in the registry. Running dogwaffle.exe once as Administrator usually fixes it.  Learn more here.

Detailed steps to apply the update to 11.3:

Start in Steam

Select LIBRARY, and find your available PD Howler 11.

Right-click PD Howler 11, and select Properties

Select the LOCAL FILES tab and click BROWSE LOCAL FILES

This puts you into the folder on your PC where Steam will have installed the updater. You'll notice a new subfolder: Update. Double-click it to open it:

Double-click the installer:

Read and accept the end user license agreement:

Ready to install:

Installing Howler...

Registering Howler...

Allow it to launch. This is important in order for Howler to register its components.

You'll immediately recognize that it is running version 11.3: the old compact color picker is gone, and replaced with a new histogram.

You can also see the version  umber in Help > About Howler

Thank you for using Project Dogwaffle's PD Howler!

[back to top of this page]

[back to Steam notes]                  [What's new in 11.3?]         [What's new in 11.2c?]      [What's new in 11.2b?]