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January 12, 2009 7:57:53 PM

My Company of heroes is the orignal and I am having a problem that I've never had exept with this game. I bought a new Dell XPS 630 and the game is still havin problems. The game installs perfectly and does all the little cut scenes, but goes yo the menu and says "can not detect disc". This is the only time I got the disc out of the case- how could there be a problem???
If anyone can help. Please give me a tip!!!

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January 12, 2009 8:36:58 PM

Have you patched the game fully?
http://cohpatch.relic.com/ for all the patches, i dont own it so i suggest going through from 1.0 and doing each patch in turn.

If that doesnt solve the issue then just get a NO-CD crack that allows you to play without the CD in the drive....try www.gamecopyworld.com for this. You have to put the .exe you download into the CoH installation folder and replace the existing .exe you would normally use to run the game. Should work fine once you done that.
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January 12, 2009 8:40:49 PM

I'll try that, thanks,but what I'm worried aobut is the amount of time need to download this patch. Being that I have only a dial up connection...
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January 12, 2009 8:47:20 PM

whoa!!
its 2009 man!

I cant garuntee it will fix the problem (should do though), its just a standard route to take.
Looking at the number of patches released id say the out-the-box version is going to be buggy as hell either ways.

Only other thing i can find is this:
"Opposing Fronts requires an online account and internet connection in order to play multiplayer games. In an effort by Relic to counter piracy, the game will request account authentication should it recognize that you have a capable internet connection, and also require that the user downloads all subsequent patches until the current version. Should there not be an internet connection when the game is started, it will then perform a standard DVD check. The system has drawn heavy criticism from many of its earlier fans, much because the original Company of Heroes didn't perform a disc and/or patch check at all unless you enter the multiplayer section."

Soooo if your connection is off it will do a disk check. Just try if you havent already launching the game while dialed up to your ISP, so the game server can auth you.
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January 12, 2009 8:58:28 PM

One more question: How do you use patches? Are the just merged with the game's files or are they like a program or function?
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January 12, 2009 9:02:04 PM

Ahh... the 2nd patch says 3hours and 40 minutes.
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January 12, 2009 9:22:22 PM

>.<
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January 13, 2009 10:38:37 AM

Quite a few games have that same problem with Vista, since you only have dial-up (which somehow still exists :p ) I'd probably go for the no-CD patch as it'll be a fraction of the size of an official patch.
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January 13, 2009 10:55:47 AM

West1252 said:
One more question: How do you use patches? Are the just merged with the game's files or are they like a program or function?


Sorry i missed this last night. Once the patch has downloaded, just run it as you would any other program (after a virus check ofc!)
A No-CD crack needs to replace the original .exe that you use to launch the game which is found in the programs install folder.
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January 13, 2009 5:02:01 PM

Guys, CoH doesn't require to CD/DVD to begin with...Its account based.
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January 19, 2009 1:36:49 AM

The patches or the non-cd didn't work. The install in the first place might have been bad. I'll try with the CoH Gold and most likely have better luck. This is he only vista game I had problems with.
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January 20, 2009 2:15:40 PM

Of course the no-cd for CoH won't work, the game doesn't require a CD in the drive...
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January 20, 2009 2:43:22 PM

Typical isnt it. My failsafe solution just happens to be required for one of the few games out that doesnt run off CD.

Well, i never played the game!! :p 
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January 31, 2009 1:56:14 PM

I bought the gold edition of coH and it works more than perfect. I'm not sure why the gme of the year edition didn't work. Thanks for your help everyone.
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February 1, 2009 4:16:53 AM

company of heroes only goes without the disk if you have an active internet connection. if you are not online when you start the game up, you still need the disk. if you used a no cd, was it the right version? i've done that more than a few times.
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February 2, 2009 8:19:15 AM

West1252 said:
I bought the gold edition of coH and it works more than perfect. I'm not sure why the gme of the year edition didn't work. Thanks for your help everyone.


Good to hear....now get some Broadband!!
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February 2, 2009 6:04:22 PM

I tried a million times to get some highspeed, but there are no services where I live.Yet the stations for comcast and At@t are only a mile or two from me. So weird... :heink: 
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February 2, 2009 7:16:29 PM

West1252 said:
I tried a million times to get some highspeed, but there are no services where I live.Yet the stations for comcast and At@t are only a mile or two from me. So weird... :heink: 

Its called "Free Market Economics": they don't think they can make money in your area, so they are free to not extend the market to you, and set up regional monopolies.
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February 3, 2009 6:53:13 AM

FIGHT THE POWER! STICK IT TO THE MAN!

WHEEEEE!!!
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February 3, 2009 11:54:03 AM

pr2thej said:
FIGHT THE POWER! STICK IT TO THE MAN!

WHEEEEE!!!


As a result of regional dominance, no company is willing to break into new areas due to startup costs and lack of customers. You see this all the time with ISP's. And instead of increasing bandwith, they want to charge you more (decreasing demand).

Unless we start to protest (loudly), we will be paying $40 a month for a 40GB bandwith cap by the end of this decade. Of course, our economic system, as currently constructed, encourages this type of cost cutting at the cost of the consumer.
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February 3, 2009 1:22:58 PM

Tell ya what, you charge down the prez and ill be right behind you :pt1cable: 
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