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December 29, 2005 6:31:47 AM

I just went out and bought need for speed most wanted , and now I can't install it. :x :x

First and foremost, it cannot show me the End User License Agreement. It's just completely blank. If I click "I agree" to that, I am told to go to www.microsoft.com/windows/directx to download Directx9.0c. Obviously, I had already done that ages ago. Then I do it again. Because it's already installed, however, DirectX setup does nothing, really. After installing, I try to install again but get the same message!

how can i solve this problem.................???

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December 31, 2005 1:33:02 AM

Hopefully we can help each other out.

disable your Antivirus scanner

then try installing this game again.

tell me if that helped a bit
December 31, 2005 4:54:13 PM

I am having problems installing also...and their tech support is giving me generic responses and a copy procedure that does not work.

I also get a blank license agreement.

installation:

on one drive it gets stuck on recognizing disk 2 --please insert disk 2 over and over
On my other drive...it gets stuck on disk 3.

So i think their copy protection is not compatible with my drives.

From their instructions...i copied the game stuff onto my second HDD --> disk images/disk1/disk2/disk3/disk4.

But, it now asks me to insert cd/dvd 2 into F: (my hdd) instead of d: my dvd rewriter.

Both my drives are LG dvd rewriters (diff models tho)

I run win2000 sp4.

How the hay do i install this game? :( 

And age of empires 3 --only on winXP..argh. I have to stop making assumptions.
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January 16, 2006 7:45:25 AM

I had this same problem installing the demo of the game on my comp. The problem lies in the .DLL version for Directx that the game is looking for. It's looking for a specific version of Directx 9.0c which I didn't have (even though I installed the latest version of Directx from Microsoft AGAIN!!). The way I corrected the problem was to pull the directx .dll files from the CD (or in my case the demo install files) and copy them to the C:/Windows/System32 folder. The .dll files should be located in a folder called Directx on the CD. This way when you go to install it will "see" the version it was looking for and complete the installation. You will know immediately if it has worked if you can see the EULA during the install.

Hope this helps out.
January 18, 2006 7:34:22 AM

but the game installs DX9c//whether you want it to or not. So those files should be the right ones.

i gave up and tried installing it on a friends computer (same burner model)
with XP instead of win2000. It installed fine.

i don't understand why.
February 6, 2006 3:12:20 PM

i have install NFS:MW but i won't run. it's always say "D3DX9_26.DLL WAS NOT FOUND" ???? can some body help me upload this file so i can download it.
and put in where this file?

note : i have re install > 10x but it always same!!
February 17, 2006 3:47:51 PM

yes m8 i get the same prob with the direct x 9c ,,,,,,,,did u sort it?
February 20, 2006 9:45:59 AM

Will those that want to help, also look at this topic, and provide your feedback here? Thanks.
February 25, 2006 4:17:33 PM

I posted a possible fix in the same forum. Just thought that you'd like a heads-up.

The issue is DRM/Region settings, actually - this also was my fix for BF2 as well. EA Games is horrible about this sort of thing and they do know what's causing it - just they don't want to tell anyone(simmilar to Microsoft and Sony).
February 28, 2006 2:55:22 AM

Well I'm sure many of you may have figured out this simple fix, for the install. In windows xp, simply open the cd, and right click on autorun.exe. Next select compatibility and set it to windows 2000. Click ok, the run the program. once this is done it will installand go to install direct x 9.0c, if you have a newer direct x will not install, but the install will work without a hitch.

*edit*

Forgot to mention once the game is installed go back to the autorun file and turn off compatibility mode since it is nolonger required.
March 8, 2006 8:39:02 PM

yep... picked up NFSMW:BE and i can't do a blamed thing with it... i've made sure i'm updated, i've read the technical fun stuff, and i've searched online FAQs... nothing has helped so far... i'm pretty sure i'm not on drugs... the only compatibility issue i have shouldn't really be an issue at all: my GeForce Go 6400 isn't listed, but it's basically an overclocked 6200 which is on the list... wtf--i just want to tear up some tarmac in a Porsche... HELP!! 8O
March 9, 2006 5:59:03 AM

Try updating you video card drivers and get the patch 1.3 for NFSMW online.
March 9, 2006 2:17:33 PM

i'm updated on everything, as i noted above... the update patch would be a novel idea except for one small detail--the game will not install... :x
March 9, 2006 3:17:49 PM

here... found it by complete accident elsewhere... works like a charm... 8O

Originally Posted by cool_thing76
YESSSSS!!

I got the solution finally...

You are right babchar2002, you need to do the following:

1. After you mount the game image, copy all the files to you hard drive in one folder for example NFSMW.

2. Open the NFSMWAutorun folder..and then open the file autorun.cfg with Notepad.

3. Look for the parameter DirectXVersion=9.0c and change the 9.0c to 0 and save the file.

4. Run the Setup from your hard drive folder and ENJOY!!

I hope this helps...
July 18, 2007 3:00:21 PM

I have install the NFSMW but when i run the game it say pls insert a correct cd rom. I have insert the cd or mount the mds image using alcohol 120% at drive F but it still the same. Can somebody help me?
July 18, 2007 3:10:57 PM

seong8737 said:
I have install the NFSMW but when i run the game it say pls insert a correct cd rom. I have insert the cd or mount the mds image using alcohol 120% at drive F but it still the same. Can somebody help me?


Looks to me like you do not have a legit product on your hands. If you do, let me know (quickly), otherwise refrain from further posting. We do not condone the usage of or discussion about warez on these forums.
July 18, 2007 6:54:44 PM

technically alcohol 120% is a legal product if using images of your own cds.
July 18, 2007 7:40:17 PM

bfellow said:
technically alcohol 120% is a legal product if using images of your own cds.


Which is why I ask (technically) for a confirmation that this is not about warez. Of course, having a legitimate product also means you have access to the publisher's or developer's helpdesk for technical assistance.
November 25, 2007 10:45:17 PM

Hello sum1s2pid,
I have installed NFS MW on my WinXP 64-bit edition by your suggested method. Thanks as it got installed, but now when I tried to run it says encountered error and needs to close. No other information. I tried to run it's easyinfo tool in support folder and it shows operation system qualification as Failed. There it is recognised as Windows 2003 family. I don't have any clue please help.
January 29, 2008 7:48:36 PM

sum1s2pid nice one mate ^^ thanks ,i was gonna give up and give the game back to the shop,vista made me problems and the win 2000 comp mod wont work since i got dx 10 (meh) ,thanks again ^^
Anonymous
July 15, 2008 4:10:29 PM

I've got the same problem but it's already been fixed:

DirectX Error when Installing:
When installing the game if you get an error
that DirectX9.0c is not installed, even if you've
installed DX9.0c already, then find the game's
Autorun.exe file (in the base directory of the game CD),
right-click on it, select Properties, go to the Compatibility tab,
tick the 'Run this program in compatibility mode for' and select
'Windows 2000'. Then double-click on Autorun.exe to begin installation.
Make sure to turn off compatibility mode after installing the game.
July 15, 2008 11:25:10 PM

I think Most wanted is the best NFS but you cant buy it for PC any more... I have a copy of it but the 3rd disk has a huge sratch on it so I cant install... I really hate it.
December 17, 2008 2:21:22 PM

sum1s2pid's message up a couple from here is the solution it's working now!
January 21, 2009 9:11:33 PM

sum1s2pid said:
here... found it by complete accident elsewhere... works like a charm... 8O

Originally Posted by cool_thing76
YESSSSS!!

I got the solution finally...

You are right babchar2002, you need to do the following:

1. After you mount the game image, copy all the files to you hard drive in one folder for example NFSMW.

2. Open the NFSMWAutorun folder..and then open the file autorun.cfg with Notepad.

3. Look for the parameter DirectXVersion=9.0c and change the 9.0c to 0 and save the file.

4. Run the Setup from your hard drive folder and ENJOY!!

I hope this helps...


Thanks mate. Worked like a charm.
Anonymous
January 24, 2009 10:41:30 AM

I cannot copy all the files from the CD drive. it shows an error and then stops.
i have also tried the compatability change to W2000 but that didn't work either.
EDIT: It stops around the DirectX files
:/  please help
Anonymous
July 2, 2009 4:17:08 PM

sum1s2pid said:
here... found it by complete accident elsewhere... works like a charm... 8O

Originally Posted by cool_thing76
YESSSSS!!

I got the solution finally...

You are right babchar2002, you need to do the following:

1. After you mount the game image, copy all the files to you hard drive in one folder for example NFSMW.

2. Open the NFSMWAutorun folder..and then open the file autorun.cfg with Notepad.

3. Look for the parameter DirectXVersion=9.0c and change the 9.0c to 0 and save the file.

4. Run the Setup from your hard drive folder and ENJOY!!

I hope this helps...

idk i think i messed it up but.............i go to E: thing........then i see ze autorun folder i try and edit it there.....it says cant create (bla bla) but then ........the autorun thing disappeared completely.............now ..........idk wat to do O.o PS: im such a noob
July 3, 2009 7:31:18 PM

rrbraj said:
Thanks mate. Worked like a charm.



What if I can't save the file???? It says I don't have the right...
Anonymous
July 23, 2009 11:51:53 AM

sum1s2pid said:
here... found it by complete accident elsewhere... works like a charm... 8O

Originally Posted by cool_thing76
YESSSSS!!

I got the solution finally...

You are right babchar2002, you need to do the following:

1. After you mount the game image, copy all the files to you hard drive in one folder for example NFSMW.

2. Open the NFSMWAutorun folder..and then open the file autorun.cfg with Notepad.

3. Look for the parameter DirectXVersion=9.0c and change the 9.0c to 0 and save the file.

4. Run the Setup from your hard drive folder and ENJOY!!

I hope this helps...

Thanks soo much man..i spent hours trying to fix this *** =) thx soooo much
September 29, 2009 10:59:35 PM

rrbraj said:
Thanks mate. Worked like a charm.


Thanx sum1st2pid your suggestion worked best. The Win 2000 conpatability trick didnt work for my WinXP 64 bit OS. I copied the contents of my original NFSMW disk to hard drive, edited the autorun.cfg as you mentioned and it worked 101% thanx you.. this game still rock out from under all the other tiltles.. cheers
September 30, 2009 2:39:52 AM

Why is this thread still open?
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