I've just acquired a near new condition boxed copy of the old strategy game "Lords of the Realm 2". I've installed it all ok, even found a patch - version 1.03 I think - but still can't get it to play.
I'm pretty clued up to hardware and software issues but this one has me stumped. I start the game and the initial game screen shows:
1) Single Player
I choose Single Player and the game gives me an error message saying that the CD needs to be in the drive. Well, of course it is in. Makes me think of the problem that the Eidos game, "Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines", had. Eidos subsequently released a specific software patch to address that issue - it was a security / anti piracy thing-a-ma-bob, and it was all ok then.
But I'm wondering if you any of you kind folks who had this game, "Lords 2", in the past have ever come across this issue, and what the possible solution was.
Operating System: Windows ME
CPU: Athlon XP1800+
Video Card: nVidia GeForce4 TI4600
RAM: 512MB DDR
Motherboard: SOYO Dragon Plus
Standard CD-ROM Drive
Pioneer DVD-ROM Drive
I have all the latest drivers etc and my PC is well maintanined, clean etc. One thing I haven't tried yet is disconnecting one of my ROM drives : CD or DVD. I'll be trying that next.
Anyway, any comments on this would be appreciated.