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#247412 - 10/10/05 09:12 AM Re: Patch V 1.45 for AUSTRALIAN version released [Re: Lynn]
EddieHades Offline
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Registered: 10/10/05
Posts: 4
Loc: Australia, Victoria, Chiltern
Hey all ok so I downloaded Australian patch [almost 2 hours and 25MB later], but when I try to install it I get a message saying:

"this is not the good game version"

My question is what does this mean??? lol although I bought my copy of Beyond Divinity on eBay, I am pretty sure that this is the Australian version of it and not the US version, so yeah, am hoping someone can help me with this lol

Thanks in advance

Eddie

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#247413 - 10/10/05 09:59 AM Re: Patch V 1.45 for AUSTRALIAN version released [Re: EddieHades]
Lynn Offline



Registered: 02/26/03
Posts: 3095
Loc: Ghent (Belgium)
Hi Eddie,

Please send an email with a description of the problem to support@larian.com
We need to send you a small file to solve this problem.

Our apologies for the inconvenience.

Thanks,
Lynn
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#247414 - 10/10/05 10:52 AM Re: Patch V 1.45 for AUSTRALIAN version released [Re: EddieHades]
Raze Offline



Registered: 03/10/03
Posts: 24745
Loc: Canada
The patch checks the registry to find the install path, and will give that error if it doesn't find what it expects. In Windows XP, did you install the game from an account with administrative privileges? I assume so, since you didn't mention any problems with the copy protection. Have you used any registry compression or cleaning tools, that may have been a little too aggressive?

You can check out this topic for the download and description of a reg file you can use (I don't think there is a difference between English versions as far as the registry is concerned, but there may be), or Larian support can email you a much more user friendly vbs (Visual Basic Script) file to create / alter the required registry entries.


Did you need to type in a CD key during install? The Australian English version of the game requires a CD key, while the UK and North American English versions do not. There are also differences in the ratings, publishers, etc.

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#247415 - 10/11/05 03:13 AM Re: Patch V 1.45 for AUSTRALIAN version released [Re: Raze]
EddieHades Offline
stranger

Registered: 10/10/05
Posts: 4
Loc: Australia, Victoria, Chiltern
Quote:

The patch checks the registry to find the install path, and will give that error if it doesn't find what it expects. In Windows XP, did you install the game from an account with administrative privileges? I assume so, since you didn't mention any problems with the copy protection. Have you used any registry compression or cleaning tools, that may have been a little too aggressive?




Raze I actually have had problems with the copy protection, which was why I downloaded the patch to try to see if that would solve the problem.

Quote:

Did you need to type in a CD key during install? The Australian English version of the game requires a CD key, while the UK and North American English versions do not. There are also differences in the ratings, publishers, etc.




Nah, there wasn't any cd key when I installed the game, I also compared the rating on the box with other games I have [which I know have the Australian rating on them] and they were all different to the rating on Beyond Divinity, so I think I may have the American version or something, will I still be able to play it? It says its an ESRB rating [www.esrb.org], I'm not sure if thats an American rating or not...

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#247416 - 10/11/05 06:51 AM Re: Patch V 1.45 for AUSTRALIAN version released [Re: EddieHades]
EddieHades Offline
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Registered: 10/10/05
Posts: 4
Loc: Australia, Victoria, Chiltern
ok so I downloaded the latest English version of the patch, and it installed fine and or dandy

Now I've just gotta get past this cd protection error thingy lol.

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#247417 - 10/11/05 09:22 AM Re: Patch V 1.45 for AUSTRALIAN version released [Re: EddieHades]
Raze Offline



Registered: 03/10/03
Posts: 24745
Loc: Canada
Yes, you have the North American version, since it has an ESRB rating of T (for teen). The UK version has a PEGI rating of 12+, while the Australian rating is MA15+. I think the main difference between the English versions is the publisher's choice of copy protection and packaging. In any case, that should not cause any problems.


What exactly is your problem with the copy protection?

Make sure you have disk 2 (the play CD) in an optical drive, and not disk 1. If possible, try a different optical drive (the copy protection can decide it will only accept the CD in a certain drive).

Are you shutting down all non-essential programs (especially anti-virus) before trying to start the game?

You could try updating the copy protection drivers; Updating or removing StarForce drivers.

If all else fails, if you get an error message (either 'disk detection' or 'no disk found'), click the 'Information' button, then when that finishes, click the 'View Report' button. Save the resulting text file somewhere, optionally zip it, and email it to Larian (support@larian.com) with a description of the problem. They can create a file the copy protection can use to check your system on startup, rather then the play CD.

We should probably move this to a new topic, if it is going to take much more to resolve.

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#247418 - 10/11/05 01:04 PM Re: Patch V 1.45 for AUSTRALIAN version released [Re: Raze]
EddieHades Offline
stranger

Registered: 10/10/05
Posts: 4
Loc: Australia, Victoria, Chiltern
Nah its cool mate thanks I think I'll just send a report thing to Larian, as that seems like the simplest option, and I've tried everything else lol.

Thanks for the assist

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#247419 - 11/08/07 06:00 PM Re: Patch V 1.45 for AUSTRALIAN version released [Re: EddieHades]
doen Offline
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Registered: 11/08/05
Posts: 21
Loc: oz
why is our patch 1.45 and other patches are 1.49?


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#247420 - 11/09/07 02:31 AM Re: Patch V 1.45 for AUSTRALIAN version released [Re: doen]
Raze Offline



Registered: 03/10/03
Posts: 24745
Loc: Canada
The Australian publisher may have objected to removing the copy protection, or they may simply have not wanted to put any effort into another patch.


If you change the game's language setting in the registry to 'English', it will allow you to install the 1.49 North American / UK English patch, which removes copy protection. Other than a different version of Starforce, I wouldn't expect the Australian publishers to have made a lot of changes to the game itself, so there shouldn't be any problems with this (a couple people have already done this to get the Australian version working in Vista).
There is a download and description of a reg file in this topic to change the language, if you are not comfortable doing it manually.

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#247421 - 11/09/07 03:38 AM Re: Patch V 1.45 for AUSTRALIAN version released [Re: Raze]
doen Offline
stranger

Registered: 11/08/05
Posts: 21
Loc: oz
thanks for the tip. will probably do this when i finish my current game. will compare 1.45 to 1.49 to see if worth the hassle. thnx again
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#247422 - 11/09/07 12:22 PM Re: Patch V 1.45 for AUSTRALIAN version released [Re: doen]
Raze Offline



Registered: 03/10/03
Posts: 24745
Loc: Canada
The English patch page lists the changes between the 1.45 patch and 1.47. In addition to removing copy protection (in 1.49) so you no longer need to keep the CD in an optical drive, the bigest changes are that the Lockpick skill was fixed and the overweight penalty was changed to not being able to move (this means summoning dolls make even better mules, since they can carry unlimited weight as long as you don't need them to move around).

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