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Playing Armada II on Windows 10?

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:20 pm
by SoonerJedi84
I finally got a copy of Armada II but I cannot get it to run on Windows 10. I've tried it with patch 1.1, unofficial patch 1.2, and patch project 1.25. None would work. The splash screen comes up for a few seconds like it's loading and then nothing. After I did the 1.25 patch, I got it running a bit then it wanted me to insert the cd. I used the no cd crack but then I started getting an error message when trying to start it. I'll load screenshot in a bit with error message.

I've also tried doing compatability mode and choosing all the older Windows programs. Still wouldn't work. Any suggestions?

Re: Playing Armada II on Windows 10?

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:13 pm
by shadow
I may sound a bit simple, but have you tried / thought off the compatibility mode?

Set compatibility-mode to Windows XP service pack 3 that should solve it.

Re: Playing Armada II on Windows 10?

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:55 pm
by SoonerJedi84
shadow wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:13 pm
I may sound a bit simple, but have you tried / thought off the compatibility mode?

Set compatibility-mode to Windows XP service pack 3 that should solve it.
Yes, I have tried Windows XP Service Pack 2 & 3, plus Windows 98/ME, Vista, and 7 compatability mode. I also tried making color mode 16 bit. None of it worked, unfortunately.

Re: Playing Armada II on Windows 10?

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:26 pm
by shadow
Just some questions :

What graphics card do you use? How old is the driver?

Do you have an original CD ? Or a downloaded ISO to create one?

I would suggest that you try a fresh install from a CD than install the patches then set the compatibility mode to Win XP service pack 3 and see what happens.

By the way, tried a no CD crack once caused only problems.

If you have an original CD and want to protect it from scratches make 1 to 1 copy and use that, works fine for me.

Re: Playing Armada II on Windows 10?

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:08 pm
by SoonerJedi84
I have the original cd but its really scratched up, so I downloaded the iso. I can use a virtual drive and avoid the no cd crack.