I have installed Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines, via Steam, on my 64-bit Windows 7 machine.
I found this question: "Available memory less than 15MB" error when launching Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
I followed most of these instructions, and the game runs great! The "memory bug" patch ran without a problem. The "resolution patcher" ran without a problem. I set the executable to run in compatibility mode so the opening animations are visible. Still no problems...
However, I would like to try installing the unofficial patches. I downloaded patch 8.1 from here: http://www.patches-scrolls.de/vampire_bloodlines.php
When I try to execute
VTMBup81b.exe, I get a popup window that says:
The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher.
Then, I tried to be clever. I copied the directory where Bloodlines was installed onto a 32-bit Windows XP Virtual Machine. I copied the patch there. When I tried to execute the patch file under the XP VM, I simply got "Cannot execute VTMBup81b.exe" (on the command line, not a Windows popup).
I tried the same thing with the version 7.9 patch, just to be sure, and I got the same results.
How can I get this patch to install?