I just downloaded the Blackberry Simulator from one of RIM's download pages. I went ahead and downloaded a generic simulator for the Curve 9900 running on OS 7.1 (ver When I fired the setup file up, I got the following message:

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.

I am running a 64-bit machine, so does anyone know where one can get a 64-bit version of the simulator?


Seems like a known issue

When you start the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator in Windows 7 64-bit, the simulator might not run. (1149499)

Impact: You cannot use the simulator.

Workaround: None.

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    Wow, what a useful KB entry that is. – Shinrai Feb 15 '12 at 20:45

I saw something similar to this recently, and it turns out the installer wasn't 64-bit ready, even though the software inside didn't care. Perhaps try extracting the files from within the EXE installer (using something like 7-zip) and see if you can install from the extracted files.

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