Okay, I've had the DVD-ROM Best of PC for a while but never before used-it for jk2. Same problem than for every other game on the pack though: I cannot intall-it by the auto-run. This is an issue I got around by installing it with the explore mode. So far, everything's alright. Then, trying to play it, I cannot play a new game and it tells me I do not have the cd in my drive ( wich is not the case). Anybody has a solution? (And yes, my system can run the game. I have an old burned version of JK2 and its working fine. I would just want my genuine version working since the other one's in french...) Thank you for any help you can provide!
Does your computer have a DVD compatable drive? That's the problem I had with my old computer.
Yup it does. I was watching my Star Wars A New Hope DVD only yesterday...
By the way, I would not be able to install it at all if I hadn't any dvd drive...
AH! bootlegged copied anything is forbidden in these lands!
Well, I don't know what you mean by that, but if you refer to the CD copy I said I had... well, I'd remind you that I've bought the game and it has not done me any good...
Well, since you're actually bought and are using a legit retail copy to run this game, you could probably use Daemon tools to mount an image of the disc. This is probably the safest route, and it is quite legal, provided it's a back up of the disc you bear.
I would not suggest finding a NO-CD patch, as it could lead to some serious ramifications when it comes to multiplayer(IE, it not working.) So yeah, image copy is probably the best route. If not that, then I'd fiddle about and try getting the optic drive to read your current disc. Cleaning does wonders.
Well, I'm quite a single player myself, so it is not really an issue (not that I'd be interested in any NO-cd crack...). So far, I think the problem is the DVD-ROM. I'd use Daemon Tools, however, it has compatibility issues with my computer (and won't install for some unknown reason). Anyway, it appears I've been able to make it work (in english that is...) with the burned CD. I'll consider it my back-up disk for the time being. However, if anybody has the BoPC pack and has encountered the same problem (or have no problem at all), please tell-me!
To get-it out of the way: how would I get my DVD-Rom player its latest drivers? (By the way, this computer is almost new -->bought-it only a few month ago, so I doubt that would be a cleaning issue, especially since all the installation process is working, provided I can dodge the autorun problem.)
Have you tried both of the DVDs? As I recall all games in the collection (well those that do a disk check at all) require the same DVD (not necessarily the DVD used to install the game).
Hum, interesting. I shall try this. The BoPC pack has 3 DVD's: 1 for a 14 day trial of Star Wars Galaxies (untried in my case), 1 that has 2 games (EaW and KotOR--> this DVD works fine as play disc at least for KotOR) and 1 with Battlefront I, JK2 and Republic Commando (this DVD worked fine as play disc for Battlefront and RepCom). Please note that I have been unable to use the autorun in each case. Opening "my computer" and right clicking my disc drive and using explore allowed me in each case to manually run the installer.exe.
Edit: On second tought, the play disc issue you mention is not the source of the problem. The reason I say that is quite simple: The autorun of DVD 2 let you install Kotor and EaW. You have to install-it with this DVD. There are no properly install discs(such as with Diablo II) in the BoPC pack. The autorun should allow you to install those 2 games (only those). Then, when I've installed them (with the above method), when getting the autorun again, I get the "play menu" instead of the "install menu". This prove the said disc is as much install disc for only those 2 games as it is their play disc.
Addendum: with the autorun, I can't install the games, but that is not all. Every other options (including play) seems to bring this box on: For those that wont understand french, I'm sorry but my computer gives it to me by default. Here's what it means: "Please insert the DVD Best of PC BF, JK2JO and RC to proceed." Choices are "Retry" and "Abort". Before anyone ask, yup, the DVD's in and yeah, I've tried to eject and insert-it again and the same box appeared. Did I mention that I've tried to upgrade my DVD-ROM driver? Well it seems they are still up-to-date.
So your problem is that the launcher doesn't work for you? Why not try launching it directly, without the launcher? The executables (jk2sp.exe, jk2mp.exe) should be somewhere like C:\Program Files\LucasArts\Star Wars JK II Jedi Outcast\GameData\.