PD Howler 11.3 for Steam - Installation
This is the summary of steps to update
your PD Howler 11 to 11.3:
- Open 'Steam'
- Click 'Library', to find
your Software products, including PD Howler 11
- Right-Click 'PD Howler 11'
- Click 'Properties'
- Click the 'Local Files' tab
- Click 'Browse Local Files'
- Double Click 'Update' to open
that new subfolder
- 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:
In most cases,
that's on C:\Program Files
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
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
Start in Steam
Select LIBRARY, and find your available PD Howler
Right-click PD Howler 11, and select
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:
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