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Missing graphics in Warlords Battlecry 2

post #1 of 11
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Yes, yes... I know, it's old

Last night installed WB2 on my sig rig and when I go into the game most of the graphics are missing... the game loads and I can see the background but there are no characters (hero, buildings, mines, trees etc. are all not there)... I can select my hero (there is this circle around nothing) etc. so everything is there... just not visible.

I can't scavenge the internet currently because the works firewall blocks anything remotely game related and I was unable to connect from home last night (for some strange reason)... I installed and played the game on my laptop also running Vista Business, only difference is it is the 32-bit edition and my sig rig is 64...

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

edit: Post number 888... w00t!
Edited by thenailedone - 11/28/08 at 8:14pm
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*sigh* Hadn't expected much of a response really...

K... plan B, as always... re-format...
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I have the same problem that you have, no units show, hero mines and buildings. I was wondering if you managed to find a sloution to the problem. I am running the game on a computer with vista and have the 1.3 verson of the game.
post #4 of 11
I have the same issue. The game loads and music plays, but none of the units are visible. If I select, I see the unit circle but no unit.

I have 6GB of DRAM and installed in the D: drive in d:\\Games\\Warlords Battlecry II.

I looked at the file Startup.log in the folder where saved games are - usually under your Document Home and called Warlords Battlecry II. The log shows memory as 0 MB and OS as blank. These may be an issue. The log seems to show the game starting and initializing correctly.

I wonder if there is a issue with DirectX. I am running v 10.

I have tried run as admin and compatibility mode to XP SP 2 (which I had before and it ran fine). No go.
post #5 of 11
I've got the same problem and also got vista Please someone to help us i so want to play this game
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Wow... pity no one has found a fix for this yet...
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Ah, used to love this game back in the day, yeah it's been a few years back lol.

I assume you all have tried the compatibility modes?

Honestly, best bet is probably to create a XP partition and install in XP and try. Or have you tried that?

Either that or from the sounds of it run it in a 32-bit environment. Sounds like that worked for you.
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Ah, used to love this game back in the day, yeah it's been a few years back lol.

I assume you all have tried the compatibility modes?

Honestly, best bet is probably to create a XP partition and install in XP and try. Or have you tried that?

Either that or from the sounds of it run it in a 32-bit environment. Sounds like that worked for you.
tried everything except installing XP... oh well...
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I might sound completely stupid, but could a game like that be installed and played through a virtual machine running XP? I've never tried
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post #10 of 11
Well sorry I don't have it... you can install XP on a part of your computer while keeping vista?
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