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ClinoJim
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posted 05-06-04 02:54 AM EDT (US)         
Just what the title says. I try to start the game, I get the hour glass for half a second, then nothing. I've tryed reinstalling, starting the game with a clean boot, same thing. I remember having a similar problem for KoTOR but they took care of themselves after a reboot. The weird thing is that regular RoN works fine. Any ideas?
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Dave1979
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posted 08-04-04 11:57 AM EDT (US)     26 / 70       
How do you disable windowblinds? I cant find folders.
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Dave
carcrash
Member
posted 08-13-04 01:24 AM EDT (US)     27 / 70       
Gday all. I work for an IT company and got a computer in this week with the same problem as described in all the above posts. Microsoft still don't have a fix for it and after trying everything under the sun it still doesnt work. Just posting here in order to b eligable to email thao to see if his solution works....

thx

Alaytes
Member
posted 08-20-04 06:15 PM EDT (US)     28 / 70       
Hello everybody,

I have the same problem, and I tried everything that microsoft offered. I'm going to e-mail thao, though, I wonder why you can't just post it on this thread, or make a new thread with the solution?

gorr949
Member
posted 08-21-04 02:02 PM EDT (US)     29 / 70       
i got the TaP too and it wouldnt start, like all of you, so i called microsoft and they couldnt do a thing, argg!!!!
suprsam
Member
posted 08-25-04 11:57 PM EDT (US)     30 / 70       
I am having the same problem as every one else, gonna email thao to see his superhero at work.

Note: One other thing that worked for a buddy of mine was updating his firmware on his cd/dvd drive.

HeroFury123
Member
posted 08-26-04 01:59 AM EDT (US)     31 / 70       
Man I thought I was the only one! This has been driving me nuts and microsoft has no idea how to fix this!!! They had me do like 15 different methods(most were just variations of the last). They sent me to the "special issue" guy who told me to do the patch.exe thing which was just a big headache. >
thao
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posted 08-26-04 07:26 PM EDT (US)     32 / 70       
hint: its a problem with the copy protection of the game. it occurs mostly with dvd burners and programs you use with them.
yes, it occurs with legit copys.
HeroFury123
Member
posted 08-26-04 08:21 PM EDT (US)     33 / 70       
How does that help us?
I don't think its some game to go find the problem with this. I was about to throw my computer out the window!
I don't want hints, I want to get this done with!!
thao
Member
posted 08-27-04 06:19 AM EDT (US)     34 / 70       
mr herofury, i said i often enough, you have to email me for a hint free solution.
Atras
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posted 08-27-04 09:06 AM EDT (US)     35 / 70       
thao,
I tried your fix, no dice for me. My problem didn't start until WinXP SP2 installation though, so it may be something different.
HeroFury123
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posted 08-27-04 11:03 AM EDT (US)     36 / 70       
So, why can't you just post it here?
thao
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posted 08-27-04 03:26 PM EDT (US)     37 / 70       
ya atras its a different problem then. try to turn of the security center.
technonerd
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posted 08-28-04 11:28 AM EDT (US)     38 / 70       
Recently joined the club on the T&P boot issues. Blah blah blah cannot start the expansion pack, hourglass for half a second. Nothing new to offer, just chiming in on this issue. Checked with Microsoft...very little or nothing to offer there. If I had bothered to research the game prior to purchase and found this post, I might have avoided the expansion entirely (did look cool). Tempted to write those that offer a solution here, but admittedly question this fix if user is not able to post on this board. (?) I'll try anything once...
HeroFury123
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posted 08-28-04 06:10 PM EDT (US)     39 / 70       
Yeah, the link he gave me wa sjust to a site. So, Im not exactly sure what Im looking for either. :/
Im kind of sick with dealing with Microsoft about this issue. I can't believe such a unique error could get past beta!!
this practically has made the game completely useless on my computer!! I could even buy a new cd and it wouldn't even work!!!
thao
Member
posted 09-13-04 05:23 AM EDT (US)     40 / 70       
herofury, you must be a total computer illiterate. i didnt just "gave you a link".
you could have asked via email what exactly you didnt understand. instead you choosed to whine.
good luck with youre life, i doubt you will have sucess with that attidude.
my fix works.

HeroFury123
Member
posted 09-13-04 04:16 PM EDT (US)     41 / 70       
That was just rude.
You won't get through life very easy pissing people off like that either...
Jackass. >: (

[This message has been edited by HeroFury123 (edited 09-13-2004 @ 04:16 PM).]

thao
Member
posted 09-13-04 05:08 PM EDT (US)     42 / 70       
ya im rude.
now you gave it back, eh?
dont take it serious!
just email me what you did not understand i help ya.
NORREC
Member
posted 09-14-04 08:39 PM EDT (US)     43 / 70       
Hello everyone, as you can guess I'm having the same frustating problem as the rest of you. I'm just posting here in order to be able to email thao to see if his solution could work for me.
dcgeek
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posted 09-26-04 08:55 AM EDT (US)     44 / 70       
I had exactly the same problem as you.

I have found the reason and the solution.

The reason:

Thrones and Patriots is copy-protected, means it needs the original CD. As all of you (I suppose) have the original CD and all of you have problems this means there is a problem with the copy-protection, means it don't accept the original CD.

In order to fix this problem you need to download a NOCD-patch for Thrones and Patriots:

http://www.elite-downloads.net/gbw/files/RiseOfNationsThronesAndPatriotsv1.0NoCDFixedexeEng.rar

If the link does not work try this

http://www.gameburnworld.com/gp/gamefixes/riseofnationsthronesandpatriots.htm
- which provides a list of mirrors to other download-locations.

Is this illegal? I don't know. And I also really don't care.
I've paid for this game. Both the original Rise of Nations and Thrones and Patriots. Nobody should ever try to stop me playing a game I have bought for my own hard earned money! NOBODY!

SHAME ON YOU, GOD DAMNED MICROSOFT AND BHG! SHAME ON YOU! You gotta LIVE with that we use a crack cuz we have bought this game - the origninal game. And we wanna play what we've bought!

If Microsoft of BHG ever sue this forum because I posted the link to the crack please sue them too. They are selling a game that don't work because of their copy protection. That must be illegal. If you have bought the original game you've also got the right to play it. No matter what it ever takes!

tcarmen13
Member
posted 10-11-04 02:04 AM EDT (US)     45 / 70       
Hey, just got the game today. Tried to play it and got the patch error when i tried to install and when it finished it doesnt do anything when played.
Please help with that email guy
Dick Steel
Member
posted 10-11-04 03:21 PM EDT (US)     46 / 70       
Im Posting to Get the fix from Thao.
Dave1979
Member
posted 10-12-04 02:13 PM EDT (US)     47 / 70       
Hey dcgeek I try running what you said however when I do it comes up with message saying it is not a valid win32 application?! do you or anyone for that matter know what this means as I'm not great with all this pc cr*p, i just want to play games! Microsoft, you want to be ashamed of yourself! you've put a game on the market and half the people cant play it!!! not even your helpline bods know what to do!!!!!!!!!!!!
HeroFury123
Member
posted 10-16-04 10:23 PM EDT (US)     48 / 70       
Dave I know how you feel. I had this on microsoft guy that kept on emailing me if I got through anything. He even called me a lot and that really fricken drove me nuts since he was completely useless. To top it all off he sounded like he was from India so I could barely understand what he was talking about!. :P
Ive just been too busy/tired/pissed/annoyed to get this problem fixxed so I usually spend my time playing the poor orginal. Its SO painful to just stare on that expansion cd knowing I know I cant play it on my computer EVER again! I was going to install windows but thats just too much work for just one game.
thao
Member
posted 10-20-04 05:38 AM EDT (US)     49 / 70       
the solution is now mentioned. the reason is a faulty cd copy protection. especially when you have a dvd burner you can get these probs.
when a moderator sees the post about the solution he will delete it. its not allowed to post such things here. thats why i asked to email me.
BattleFurby
Member
posted 11-09-04 08:01 PM EDT (US)     50 / 70       
OMG OMG I am having the same gay problem.

Please save my wretched life, Thao. PLEASE.

I just bought Rise of Nations Gold Editions. I hope your fix works for that.

I just emailed you from evermandibles@hotmail

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