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In Topic: Wíndows 7, 64 bit

20 January 2011 - 04:17 AM

If a retail version won't run on a OS, why would a crack solve the problem? All it does is bypass the disk check.

Honestly, I don't know. The one thing I do know though is that I was having the same problem that Nazgul was having, and it was fixed by doing this. I think it has something to do with running in compatibility mode and my reasoning for this is because when I tried to run in compatibility mode with the CD, the game would not run, and if I tried to run in compatibility mode with Daemon tools the game would not run. After I disabled compatibility mode, however, the problem vanished.

In Topic: Solid State Drives Rock...

20 January 2011 - 03:03 AM

You don't really need to defrag so much with an SSD, considering it's instant-access. It's basically a glorified flash drive, and when was the last time you had to defrag one of those?

SSDs currently are lower on storage, higher on speed and consequently higher on price.

For the same price as you can get an SSD, you can get two HDD drives each of which has double the SSD's capacity. The funny thing about capacity, Squall, you say that 250GB is more than you'll ever need - you'll be amazed how quickly you can fill it without trying. A couple of meaty game installs, a bit of music, a movie or two and you're already dangerously close to your capacity. I have a 500gb, 250gb, 2x1tb and a 750gb external. I have about 50% of that total left, and that's after having a couple of big clear-outs.

I currently have a 250 GB hard drive on my laptop and I still have 130 GB of free space. I use this computer primarily for college purposes, and while I enjoy gaming, I'm not installing games all the time, so for what I use my laptop for, I do not need 250 GB of space.

Beowulf- Oh, I was fully aware of the price of a 250 GB SSD, I never said they were inexpensive. I was just saying that 250 GB is more than I would ever use.

In Topic: Wíndows 7, 64 bit

19 January 2011 - 08:36 PM

Well yeah I know =p Thanks... but a new pc has less errors than an old one, I guess we can agree on that (virus, conflicts etc). But after some investigation, it seems that MANY have the same problem with several games on Win7 64... the "PLease insert the correct CD-ROM" after enabling the Win XP compatibility mode

Before reading any of this, please keep in mind that absolutely NONE of this is illegal as long as you have a retail copy of the game you want to use it for.

I did have the same problem. My advice would be the following:

1. Download daemon tools (the free version) here: http://www.daemon-tools.cc/eng/home

2. Download the fixed no disc exe file for bfme here: http://www.gamecopyworld.com/ .

3. After getting both of these, disable compatibility mode by right clicking the exe or the shortcut to the exe file and remove the check from the compatibility mode check box

4. Open up daemon tools, click the disc with the green '+' sign and browse for the fixed exe you got from gamecopyworld.

5. Once you have found it, click on it, then it will show up in the daemon tools window. Click on it in daemon tools and click the disc with the play symbol in order to mount the image.

6. All that you have to do after that is click on your shortcut or the bfme exe file and run the game.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to ask. :ninja:

In Topic: Solid State Drives Rock...

19 January 2011 - 12:59 AM

I have no doubt that an SSD is great, as I have heard many good things about them. I have never had the chance to use one though. The only disadvantages I've heard about is that you cannot defrag an SSD because it's an electronic device. I also know that SSD's typically have less storage space than an HDD, but I have seen SSDs go up to 250 GB which is way more than I'd ever need.

I have no doubt that SSDs are the future though and I'm sure that the storage space will improve as time goes on...but I do wonder about the inability to defrag. Does anyone know if that will really effect the performance since it is a SSD? I honestly don't know, so that's why I'm asking.

In Topic: Game crashing randomly...

14 January 2011 - 03:11 PM

While I'm not sure, I may have found the problem. In gondor's AI data in skirmishaidata.ini, I referenced a wallhub which didn't actually exist. I forgot that I had planned to create GondorWallHubSmall but I had never gotten around to it. I'll test this theory out and then let you know whether or not that was the problem.

edit- I tested out the game by repeating the exact place where I had crashed before. I built the same units and played as the same faction against the same faction (gondor). The game did not crash this time, but when I finished the WOTR scenario, and I tried to the merge the troops into the witch kings army, the game crashed. I think the reason for this is because I had raised the CP limit of hero armies in WOTR but the CP limit was still not high enough. I think I just need to raise it more and I will be all set. Thanks for all your help.