dawn of war 2 not working when i install it from the disc. plz help

This topic is locked from further discussion.

#1 Posted by Dissimulation (28 posts) -
not sure if this is the right thread to be posting in but ... yea, i got dawn of war 2 about a week ago, and it wont work for the life of me i got it on disc from best buy, i got it to install from steam, it finishes the installation process. then it goes to peforming first time startup crap, does all that that it gives me the multiplayer code so i can play online and i click launch game and nothing happens, i am signed on admin account i have steam and GMWL on in the background and i just cant get the damn game to work, and its starting to get frustrating cause i spent 50 dollars on the game, id rather buy play it and learn i hate it then purchase and never even have a chance to play the damn thing, so if anyone has tips or can offer me some support it would be greatly appreciated thx.
#2 Posted by Maddie_Larkin (6689 posts) -

this sounds odd indeed... first off... whatis your specs?

2nd, tryied reinstalling? might be a bad install...

#3 Posted by Stinger78 (5826 posts) -

Maybe this is similar to your problem:

http://forums.gamesforwindows.com/t/2377.aspx

#4 Posted by Dissimulation (28 posts) -
yea i reinstalled it again stayed up all night, i noticed if i clicked on verify integrity of game cache it redoes the 5 steps for the first time startup i think its skipping something there, i dunno how to fix it tho, here is my dxdiaog Machine name: G-4C96094426194 Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp.080413-2111) Language: English (Regional Setting: English) System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer INC. System Model: A7N8X BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.3GHz Memory: 1024MB RAM Page File: 270MB used, 1423MB available Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904) DX Setup Parameters: Not found DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode
#5 Posted by Ca_shadow (201 posts) -

hate to say this, but you wont be able to run it.

#6 Posted by Dissimulation (28 posts) -
comp is too old eh? i figured it may have been a hardware problem but i wasnt sure cause my comp could run most new games like warhammer online, WoW, do i need to upgrade the graphics card?
#7 Posted by Dissimulation (28 posts) -
right now i got it installing from the disc which is a first(thank you stinger78 the advice seems to be working) but i have to see if it will after its done installing if it is a hardware problem then it wont work *crosses fingers*
#8 Posted by Enosh88 (1728 posts) -

yea i reinstalled it again stayed up all night, i noticed if i clicked on verify integrity of game cache it redoes the 5 steps for the first time startup i think its skipping something there, i dunno how to fix it tho, here is my dxdiaog Machine name: G-4C96094426194 Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp.080413-2111) Language: English (Regional Setting: English) System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer INC. System Model: A7N8X BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.3GHz Memory: 1024MB RAM Page File: 270MB used, 1423MB available Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904) DX Setup Parameters: Not found DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit UnicodeDissimulation

whats your GPU? I can't find it here

the bolded thing is also a problem, since these old AMD processors don't supprot some kind of multithreading (or something in that way), which DoW2 needs in order to run

so yeah, you will needs a new CPU and probably GPU

you realy should have tried the demo before buying the game

#9 Posted by Dissimulation (28 posts) -
yea i was afraid that it would be a hardware problem but i just finished installing it from disc and its "updating" which is new in my journey so im hopin it will work, but yea my comp is old as dirt has some good stuff from like 2000,2002 but its very outdated
#10 Posted by Dissimulation (28 posts) -
yea didnt work, what do u suggest getting a whole new computer that is more up to date or just getting a upgraded card or w/e?
#11 Posted by Enosh88 (1728 posts) -

yea didnt work, what do u suggest getting a whole new computer that is more up to date or just getting a upgraded card or w/e?Dissimulation

looking at your specc I would go with new comp, your motherboard is probably outdated too and you would have to change so many things you might aswell buy a new pc

but better ask the people one forum down, they know more about this stuff than i do^^

#12 Posted by Dissimulation (28 posts) -
nah ill take your word for it, i was about to get a new comp anyway cause i had to start comp over from scratch and almost ended bailing this thing, thanks all for the advice, sucks cause im gonna have to drop like 500-600 dollars but oh well, gotta upgrade sometime lol
#13 Posted by Stinger78 (5826 posts) -

Your motherboard is very close to the one I had about 3 years ago - it supports AGP. (I had the A7V8X-X - VIA chipset)

TigerDirect.com (I can't put the link) has 3 decent AGP cards that will work with the game, if you have the money. I'd recommend either the X1950 or the 7800 GS, but the 6800 Ultra would also be good.

These cards support Shader Model 3.0 (which is pretty-much standard in any current game), and should meet just about any minimum spec (maybe recommended) for a lot of games out there.

A new video card, and some more RAM would get you by for a little while longer - depending on what game you're wanting to run.

#14 Posted by Dissimulation (28 posts) -
would it be cheaper to do that? or purchase a whole comp altogether which would kind-of seem like the better choice in the long run cause more games are gonna be at the same standards are dawn of war 2
#15 Posted by Dissimulation (28 posts) -
as or better like dawn of war 2*
#16 Posted by Ca_shadow (201 posts) -

I would highly reccomend browsing these 2 sites, picking out the parts and building it yourself. Going through a company like..HP or Gateway will just get you screwed, as far as money goes.

www.newegg.com
www.tigerdirect.com

Not hard really. I built my first computer in...2006 with no training or schooling.(of course dont discount the posts above mine, simply upping your cpu/gpu/ram would help)

I wish you good luck my friend!

#17 Posted by Dissimulation (28 posts) -
thank you thank you for the assistance everyone, yea im prolly just gonna update some of the pieces of my equipment i checked some things on tiger direct and just getting a card is like 130 saves me about 200-300 dollars, again thank u everyone was much better help then the stupid dow2 community forums
#18 Posted by Dissimulation (28 posts) -

one more question ;\ the dual processor is needed to make this game run correct?

#19 Posted by steve-2009 (50 posts) -
Forget it man, its not even worth it, the game will also not launch for me, and its worked before, just not now, I think its this shtter steam thing.
#20 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -
It's not worth upgrading it, you need a way better processor and nothing that works on that motherboard would be worth it for both the price and performance and that GPU that you saw is terrible for DoW 2 and pretty much all recent games, at that price you can get something twice as powerful maybe 3 times on PCI Express.
#21 Posted by Jordanserg31 (313 posts) -

The Only option could be that your computer isn't compatible with the Game or you DVD Drive isn't fast enough.

#22 Posted by steve-2009 (50 posts) -

Will a WII HD wire, work with a SNES console, because they are all ment to have the same output wire.

#23 Posted by olirussell (1 posts) -
Hey i recently brought Dawn of War 2, but i can't even get close to installing it on my laptop. It's a Macbook pro 15inch. I've looked all over to find an 'understandable' answer as to how to get it to install. However, i have read so many comments about how people have got it to play fine using Crossover or Parallel or bootcamp. None of which have got me any closer to my initial goal of installing it. I have a steam account and that didnt change anything. Can anyone help? Please! It's killing me not being able to play this game!! Processor 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 512 MB Serial Number C02HR88PDV33 Software Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 (11E2620)
#24 Posted by wis3boi (31718 posts) -

Ancient thread is ancient

#26 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

Hey i recently brought Dawn of War 2, but i can't even get close to installing it on my laptop. It's a Macbook pro 15inch. I've looked all over to find an 'understandable' answer as to how to get it to install. However, i have read so many comments about how people have got it to play fine using Crossover or Parallel or bootcamp. None of which have got me any closer to my initial goal of installing it. I have a steam account and that didnt change anything. Can anyone help? Please! It's killing me not being able to play this game!! Processor 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 512 MB Serial Number C02HR88PDV33 Software Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 (11E2620)olirussell
necro's gonna raise