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Offline LazyAltmer

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BW2 on Windows 10
« on: Aug 16, 2015, 08:06 pm »
I can confirm that BW2 will run in Windows 10...with one major caveat.

1) Install BW2 from CD into a non-default directory with a short name with no spaces, such as: C:\BW2
2) Install patches 1.1 & 1.2

At this point, even if you modify the compatibility settings for white.exe ("Run as Administrator" and "XP Service Pack 2" compatibility mode), the game will not run.

If you investigate your Event Viewer after a failed attempt to start BW2, you will find these events in your System log:
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Log Name:      System
Source:        Application Popup
Date:          8/16/2015 2:07:36 PM
Event ID:      1060
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
Description:
The description for Event ID 1060 from source Application Popup cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.

The following information was included with the event:

\??\C:\WINDOWS\SysWow64\drivers\SECDRV.SYS

This SECRDV.SYS issue is causing problems with many older games, but Microsoft has not yet responded to the problem:
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/games_windows_10/secdrvsys-not-loading-in-windows-10-this-will/65a6fe83-08df-4760-b2ad-6b1ce61d40d4?page=1&auth=1

Alas, the only workaround seems to be to use a No-CD solution ("crack") to circumvent the problem. Once that is done, then setting the aforementioned compatibility settings on white.exe allows the game to run properly.



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Re: BW2 on Windows 10
« Reply #1 on: Aug 17, 2015, 05:38 am »
Not to be off-topic but that's why you don't upg. to win 10 (just yet)  :no

The free upg. will last til june or so of 2016 iirc, there's still time for Microsoft to improve their product before handing out samples.

Thx for the info, though!

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Re: BW2 on Windows 10
« Reply #2 on: Aug 26, 2015, 07:50 pm »
You can also use my patch: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3659637/bw2/temp_fix/white.exe runs flawlessly on Windows 10 as far as I can tell, has a few graphics patches at that too. Removes the SecuRom protection that causes issues with Windows 10 as well.

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Re: BW2 on Windows 10
« Reply #3 on: Oct 29, 2015, 04:40 pm »
Hey Handsome Matt,

I installed your patch, and I'm happy to say B&W2 is now running! However, all the texts seems to have dissappeared: When I click the signs I hear a 'plop' but no text shows up, my creatures learning text is gone and when I place buildings the information does not show up (such as the impressiveness, smiley-face, etc.).
Do you or anyone else know how to fix this?

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Re: BW2 on Windows 10
« Reply #4 on: Oct 29, 2015, 11:44 pm »
(sorry if im being painfully obvious but) I think there is an option in the settings that toggles how long the text shows up for, or if it shows up at all. I think it's a little slider that you can adjust; maybe you can try checking if it's turned off? Otherwise, I don't know.

Should be called "tooltips" or something along the lines, I believe.

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Re: BW2 on Windows 10
« Reply #5 on: Mar 24, 2016, 04:09 pm »
You can also use my patch: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3659637/bw2/temp_fix/white.exe runs flawlessly on Windows 10 as far as I can tell, has a few graphics patches at that too. Removes the SecuRom protection that causes issues with Windows 10 as well.

Bloody brilliant! Finally able to once more thotoughly enjoy BW2 with this! Thank you so much, Matt!

Is there any Chance this exists for the Battle Of The Gods (BotG) expansion as well? Cheers for your efforts man - so happy! :-)))

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Re: BW2 on Windows 10
« Reply #6 on: Mar 24, 2016, 06:45 pm »
Will do BOTG when I get the chance, it's pretty simple.

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Re: BW2 on Windows 10
« Reply #7 on: Mar 24, 2016, 08:25 pm »
Will do BOTG when I get the chance, it's pretty simple.


Mate, you have no idea how happy this makes me! Thank you!!

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Re: BW2 on Windows 10
« Reply #8 on: Apr 22, 2016, 02:53 pm »
Will do BOTG when I get the chance, it's pretty simple.

I'd appreciate that as well. I just found my disc and it doesn't run.

Edit: I downloaded a fix from the internet.
I'm not sure if it's cracked or not but I bought the game so whatever.
« Last Edit: Apr 22, 2016, 04:41 pm by Kirays »

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Re: BW2 on Windows 10
« Reply #9 on: Jul 31, 2018, 11:53 pm »
You can also use my patch: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3659637/bw2/temp_fix/white.exe runs flawlessly on Windows 10 as far as I can tell, has a few graphics patches at that too. Removes the SecuRom protection that causes issues with Windows 10 as well.

dropbox link broken, could you do a refresh? im trying anything to get my game to work

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Re: BW2 on Windows 10
« Reply #10 on: Aug 01, 2018, 12:16 pm »
dropbox link broken, could you do a refresh? im trying anything to get my game to work

It is the same as this: http://www.bwfiles.com/files/file.php?id=1421

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Re: BW2 on Windows 10
« Reply #11 on: Aug 01, 2018, 09:33 pm »
Ah, right in. I already have that installed as well, seems like nothing will get the game running for me at this point.

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Re: BW2 on Windows 10
« Reply #12 on: Aug 01, 2018, 10:50 pm »
It is the same as this: http://www.bwfiles.com/files/file.php?id=1421

okay so after some digging, i managed to find my Windows report archive, and pulled the latest report for B&W2 crashing. I wasnt able to see any cause, but you're a bit more experienced in this feild than myself. If I were to send this archive to you, would it be able to tell anything about what is going on?