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hello peeople , my friend just bought battle for middle earth 2 for his comp and it says "error game.dat" and it has this paragraph but i havent seen it ...
i was reading around it says that you need a video card to play this game but i dont know for sure, can anyone help
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****ty 200w psu
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He's going to need something other than integrated graphics to run it...but the error doesn't sound like it's happening because of that.
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hello peeople , my friend just bought battle for middle earth 2 for his comp and it says "error game.dat" and it has this paragraph but i havent seen it ...
i was reading around it says that you need a video card to play this game but i dont know for sure, can anyone help
his specs are:
intel p4 3.ghz
512 ram
integrated intel graphics
160gig hard drive
****ty 200w psu
help
I dont think that 'error game.dat' would have much to do with the video card itself. Some of the game files may have become corrupted. Have you tried a reinstall? I've heard people having the same problem with c&c:zero hour. Maybe try looking at a few threads regarding that.
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well he currently has no internet connection so he cant get the patch, and told him to reinstall, but he can do everything in teh game "except" play it, when he goes to load a skirmish and he game starts it quits him out and gives him teh game.dat error
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just uninstall the game, and reinstall it. like TheLegend said, it sound like files are corrupt
    
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Yes, I know on C&C: Generals/ZH if you close it and the "Windows has encountered an inconvenience..." pops up, it will say the name is "game.dat" so I guess it's standard for EA games to be like that. And if your friend needs the patch, dl it to your computer then transfer with a flash drive.
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