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Prince of Eckmühl

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  1. Thank you, as I think that I get it now. Shame that the game as shipped isn't viable on W10, but the cost to purchase the upgrade is minimal. I'll pursue what's been suggested as my holiday duties subside. I think that I see a happy-ending on the horizon. Thanks again, PoE
  2. Schrullenhaft, thank you very much for responding. I have both the original CMBN + CW Forces on discs. However, I didn't have any luck updating the installation with the patches available on the BF website. It likewise didn't appear that any installation that I performed, patched or otherwise, would run on W10. Each attempt yielded the result that I cited at the top of the thread. Another roadblock appears to be the inability to license anything associated with CMBN that I do install. There's simply no way to get there. I should note that I've been away from CMBN for a while, and hadn't kept up with all this. Is this a matter of my needing to buy something, an updated CMBN perhaps?
  3. Have followed the discussion regarding the lack of an "activate new product icon" which applies to my installation as well. Tried the -showui fix, but still no dice.
  4. After several years away from the game, I went to install CMBN from the original disc on a new Windows 10 computer. Never got to the licensing as the game wouldn't open. Reference made to "proper UI resource files". Research indicated that the problem was with W10 and that it could be resolved through application of Patch 3.11. Downloaded the patch, but the patch won't install. Program is asking for me to insert the correct disc? BTW. CMRT is running on the computer without issue. Thoughts?
  5. Got to add my name to the list of folks receiving the message, although it's occurring more than once a day on my computer.
  6. Very fast download this time. Game's installed and looks to be working fine. Congrats to BF for another great game!
  7. To resolve this permanently, I went to the advanced properties for the shortcut and set to always run as administrator.
  8. The reboot didn't work, but I did get the game to run without reactivation. I right clicked on the app-icon and selected "run as administrator." The game started normally. Pretty weird; I have no idea what could have caused this. Edit: I can't run the game from an icon pinned to the taskbar any longer. And If I want to run it from the start menu or programs, I have to select "run as administrator each time."
  9. This has apparently occurred in the last 24 hours. When I click on the star-icon, I don't go the game. Rather, I get the play now/buy now screen. I have no clue as to how this may have occurred. The only changes that I can recall in the computer, today, are an update to Microsoft Silverlight and an aborted attempt to install a National Geographic Map program. Suggestions? My game configuration is CMBN with the Commonwealth Forces layered over it. OS is Win 7, completely updated.
  10. You have to run CMD as an administrator. Right-click on the CMD shortcut, and select "run as administrator" from the menu.
  11. There's at least one aspect that is gonna prove a tad dicey. Windows XP can be hard to configure for AHCI, and that's the mode that you'd want to have the SSD in. Beyond that, a lot of PC-makers, Dell for instance, are doing everything that they can to kill off XP. The result will be that you won't have good driver support from them. BTW, I ran dual-boot Vista/XP systems in my home for several years. The thing that finally pushed me away from that solution was the AHCI issue, and it's impact on the ability to use TRIM to maintain the SSD. The compromise that I've turned to is to simply maintain two computers, one for WinXP and another for Win7.
  12. Will the CF module silence the haters, or will the "cult-war" on BF go on forever?
  13. So, I took a shot at implementing the instructions cited below and had some interesting results: First, the load time was a fraction of what it was before enabling the "3GB switch." However, there were a couple of oddities that became apparent more or less immediately. 1) The level of graphical detail seemed less; I should have taken some pictures. I wouldn't think that upping the memory would have this effect, unless the memory in question was being appropriated from the display adapter. Phil probably has some thoughts about this, as his understanding of the technology is profoundly greater than my own. 2) Mouse/cursor function seemed a little unwieldy. It seemed to be "slewing" rather more than I was comfortable with. In fact, it was so pronounced that it was hard at times to use the mouse with the precision that most gamers would prefer. I'd certainly be interested in hearing about the experience of others with Phil's "Windows 3GB VA field mod!" Edit: System Specs Processor - E8600 3.3 Ghz Memory - 4GB DDR2/1066 Video Card - Nvidia GF 285GTX Storage - Intel 160 GB SATA2 SSD Sound - CL XFi Ti Fatality Pro OS - Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
  14. Thanks. Now, let me enter "Hamlet-mode," not necessarily to trouble Phil, who is an honorable man, but to elaborate on my dilemma for "Princes" who might be similarly situated... I actually have several options in pursuing better performance for CMBN: 1) I can pursue the option that Phil has described above, and to which I've posted the Windows command prompt code. This seems like contrivance to me, but if it works, damn the King! 2) I can pull two 2 x 2 GB RAM modules out of my XP box, slip them into the Windows 7 box in which CMBN/CF is installed, and then reinstall Win7 as 64-bit. The downside to this is that I'll spend much of my day on software configuration. And, of course, I'll use up one of my game activations! 3) I can eschew meddling with the p35/e6600/8800gtx and p45/e8500/285gtx machines and buy something that was built from the ground-up as a Win7 64-bit system, i5 or i7, with gigglely-gigs of RAM, perhaps. It is true that both of the systems are as yet powerful, in their own right, but Ophelia is whispering in my ear, "your HRH, more cores, you must have more cores!" Ah, the slings and arrows!
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