Priv2 - Game Freezes when swapping CD1 to CD2 HELP!

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Barney, Apr 5, 2004.

  1. Barney

    Barney Spaceman

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    As the title suggests, when asked to insert disc two, the game freezes and I can't get off the swap screen. I press <space> (and every other key) but no go. Disc 2 appears to be in good condition, as I can browse it in explorer.

    I am running 1.3 Gig Athlon with Win ME. I have used a conversion patch to get the win95 and slowdown happening and all runs smoothly until....

    I've surfed every forum and thread that seemed even vaguely relevant - still no good. Help me please...

    Barney
  2. Sordid

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    Hm, I've used this w95 patch, too. Disc change works great, don't even have to press a key.

    Have you installed the game from your harddrive or from your selfburned CD?
  3. THE_WUQKED

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    Ok, have you checked the FAQs on the creator's HP yet? Your bug is mentioned there, too. Here is the extract:
    Hopefully that'll help you somehow.

    P.S.: Just read through the How to in the FAQs I posted and realized Sordid was on the right thing already ;)
  4. Sordid

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    This problem just happens when youn install from HD. So burn your own W95CD and install from CD.
  5. Kristian

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    I have been suffering the same problem but am confused by your answer THE_WUQKED. I have copied the cd2 files to the computer in a folder called c:\p2cd2 but I don't understand how I tell the game that that's where they are.

    When you say edit the first line when in the c:\dark directory do you mean change the c:\dark directory to become c:\p2cd2?

    I am confused but desperate to see the game work again!

    Thank you
  6. THE_WUQKED

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    Sorry, I didn't actually write that, but I just copied it from the FAQ from the author's side. Besides that, the easiest way is to burn the CD and reinstall the game with the CD instead of via HDD.
    And as far as I understand the FAQ, you are meant to change the CD-directory, not the game-directory in a cfg. - OH! I see, he didn't mention what cfg - lol. Ok, now I see why you are confused :( - So either check what cfg he (the author) is talking about or simply reinstall the game with a burned CD, just like Sordid suggested.
  7. Kristian

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    Ok, I'll try the burning the whole cd trick.

    Thanks for the advice fella.

    Just finally managed to set up a network in my house and doesn't it make you wish Privateer 2 was LAN capable?

    As a seperate matter, does anyone know of any wing commander/elite/privateer type games that I could get to run over my new network?
  8. Barney

    Barney Spaceman

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    Thanks a bazillion

    Problem solved and the tri-system is getting the flogging it deserves. Thanks to all :D

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