KidPix 4's native installer will fail if you try to run it on a PC with any version of Quicktime later than 5(?) - which is most likely to be almost every PC out there!
As well as this, it requires that the screen mode be set to 800x600, otherwise you get a windowed effect. I use a BAT which uses the freeware app Multires to pop the screenmode, run KidPix, and then pop it back. Details below:
I found the best approach was to do the following..
On a test box, uninstall QuickTime, reboot, and do a full install of KidPix 4.
Next, download the patch for KidPix to take it to version 4.1 - http://support.riverdeep.net/faq_list.asp?id=1294820709#downloads
Install this - it should cure the bug where animations don't animate with updated Quicktime versions installed.
Then copy the folder Program Files\The Learning Company\Kid Pix Deluxe 4 School to a share somewhere.
On your COPY, browse to Kid Pix Deluxe 4 School\Third Party and create a BAT file called 3rdparty.bat
Download multires from http://www.entechtaiwan.com/util/multires.shtm and save it in the COPIED Third Party folder.
Export the following reg keys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\The Learning Company\Kid Pix 4 School
For your installer file, you could use a BAT file just copies the above folder back over, and then import the above reg files..
However, I've used a script which does the above and generates the screenmode switching BAT on the fly.
It's an Autoit script.. Again, my coding is laughable at best, but hopefully it'll give you an idea of what to do!
; Install KidPix4 silently
; Folder copy and reg import since installer sucks
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