I'm making this post almost 3 years after the last post here. I have been trying on and off for almost 2 months now to get this game and its demo working. I just recently bought and downloaded the full game from steam because i thought it might fix the, or make it easier to fix the run time error thing. It usually takes me awhile to try and get a game to work if it is not working on my PC but, it has never taken this long or have I ever had to do so much. This is getting ridiculous! :mad:
I have read through this thread multiple times and have looked at others on steam and elsewhere. I have only found 2 good answers to fix this, the one here, made by Petsi, and one on Steam and they are practically the same besides the fact the guy on steam expanded atioglxx.dl_ through a DOS box and i have tried to do that too but i can't figure out how to.
I have tried to do what was said on here and i have done it through catalyst 8.7 for 32 bit but i stopped it because I seemed to have forgot I had a 64 bit Laptop (I found a list of graphic cards on laptops that will not run this game and apparently mine should be able to run it(I have an Asus K53e)). So i have tried to also do it through catalyst 8.9 and 10.4 and expanded and threw the atioglxx.dll into the ToW directory and still it refuses to work. I have gone into the ToWsetup and made sure the game was in my proper resolution and that the graphics where as far down as they could go but that hasn't changed anything. I'm also running everything as administrator and have tried to run the game under different compatibility modes (cause that fixed Red Alert 2 I'd think it could maybe help ToW) and even tried to run the game demo in a virtual box to see if it was just some weird setting on my PC wasn't letting ToW run and still no luck.
I have no idea what else to do except slam my head against my desk. Maybe I went wrong somewhere, But i can't recall everything i have done cause i have been fighting with this for so long.
Is it possible we could get step by step instructions to teach us how to fix this issue? When I read how to fix it I Googled every step and how to do it to make sure I knew what I was doing and I had to figure out how to expand atioglxx.dl_ to atioglxx.dll.
The major thing that I didn't quite understand was putting atioglxx.dll into ToW.exe. Most of the time it refused to go into ToW.exe so i tried to do it through the .exe making/editing thing that comes with my computer and i got the file in there but it still wouldn't work.
I just bought this game and I try to be fairly conservative with my money so this game refusing to work has made me royally pissed off is the nicest way I can put it. I really wonder why after about 5 years the developers of this game haven't released something to fix this issue. I am not necessarily mad at them as I have watched a lot of play through of all the ToW games, but I'm trying to hold myself back so I don't spoil it for myself, and i have looked through the website for it and looked at reviews for it and even though the reviews are not the greatest this game still looks really good and I even played the demo of ToW3 and thought it was really cool and fun.
It just make me mad that I feel so close to playing this game but yet so far. I just want to go and play with the tanks and try to recreate battles from real life and fiction I like and play through the campaigns and I think its ridiculous that i have tried this much and haven't made a bit of progress. I really would appreciate some help on being able to understand and fix this issue better.
Please excuse any bad grammar and what not as I'm very mad right now and trying to reread over and think about what i have said and this issue is too much right now. I need some time to calm down and get away from this before i can try to work on it again.
Any help is appreciated.
Tl:Dr I have tried to make Tow work in every way i know how and it still gives me the same runtime error#3 (trap) stuff. I just want to see a more in depth, step-by-step, way to fix this, please.