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agentghost
01-09-2011, 04:19 PM
Just make this thread so that m-o-r-o-ns won't spread lies and misinformation about this great series.

All of these below apply to all 3 games in the series

Fact: Retail disc version has Starforce (even the demo). STEAM version is DRM free

Fact: Run very well on 64 bit, even on Win 7.

Now go enjoy this awesome series. :cool:

Juanxz
01-10-2011, 12:41 PM
Thanks for the info. I'm going to try and play BIA:HH for the first time today :)

emnii
01-30-2011, 06:15 PM
I concur! I've played, or at least started, all three and they've all worked great for me.

Thorzuul
02-06-2011, 12:15 AM
This needs to be pinned or something. I got really annoyed when the pack was on sale and people didn't buy it because they thought it didn't work. Such a great series.

agentghost
02-27-2011, 02:11 PM
ya.. this pack has great value.. tons of quality hours, DRM free and work on x64

Rafael-FX
05-27-2011, 10:12 AM
Well it doesn't help when you go to the store page and see this :

System Requirements
Minimum:

OS: Windows 2000/XP (ONLY)



I confess I am now tempted to get this series...

soulgraph
05-27-2011, 10:14 AM
Cool, this is exactily what I came to the forums for today.
+rep

fjawodfc
05-27-2011, 10:30 AM
Fact: Retail disc version has Starforce (even the demo). STEAM version is DRM free

Fact: Even if it used StarForce, it doesn't matter. People who irrationally whine about harmless DRM don't deserve to enjoy great games.

armyfreak221
05-27-2011, 10:32 AM
Fact: Even if it used StarForce, it doesn't matter. People who irrationally whine about harmless DRM don't deserve to enjoy great games.

its only harmless if your a sucker

soopaman2
05-27-2011, 10:41 AM
ya.. this pack has great value.. tons of quality hours, DRM free and work on x64

So no, got to this file and add this and delete this to make it work? (like fallout 3)

I'm almost sold, all you have to do is tell me it will do my laundry for me :D

arizonachris
05-27-2011, 10:53 AM
So no, got to this file and add this and delete this to make it work? (like fallout 3)


Where did you read that? You don't have to delete or add anything. Just install the game and run it! :D

All three are fantastic games. Takes getting used to controlling your squad but once you do it's a lot of fun. Not easy but fun!

erikjanneman
05-27-2011, 11:39 AM
I get the following error:

Application: bia.exe
Build: BIAPCRC1.11 (Jan 31 2007 16:53:19)

OS: Windows NT 6.1 (Build: 7601)
CPU: GenuineIntel PentiumPro-class processor @ 2673 MHz [17566534729728.000000 0] with 4095MB RAM
Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275 (7061)

General protection fault!

History: UObject::ProcessEvent <- (gbxMessageManager 0D7_1300_HILL30.gbxMessageManager0, Function Engine.gbxMessageManager.Timer) <- AActor::Tick <- ULevel::Tick <- ULevel::Tick <- (NetMode=0) <- UGameEngine::Tick <- UGameEngine::Tick <- CMainLoop::RunLoop <- MainLoop

Script Stack:
>[PerceptionPawnDied] gbxMessage::GetLocation (starts on Line #: 68) Params: ReturnValue = (X=0.000000,Y=0.000000,Z=0.000000)
>>[PerceptionPawnDied] gbxMessage::ShouldBeDeliveredTo (starts on Line #: 214) Params: Actor = NBS_MortarScript'0D7_1300_HILL30.NBS_MortarScript0 ' ReturnValue = False
>>>[gbxMessageManager0] gbxMessageManager::DistributeMessages (starts on Line #: 127) Params:
>>>>[gbxMessageManager0] gbxMessageManager::Timer (starts on Line #: 116) Params:

empfeix
05-27-2011, 11:57 AM
Fact: Even if it used StarForce, it doesn't matter. People who irrationally whine about harmless DRM don't deserve to enjoy great games.

Nice we still have starforce trolls. Brings back memories.

nick2730
05-27-2011, 12:06 PM
excellent buying now just cause of this

azzam
05-27-2011, 05:19 PM
I get the following error:

Application: bia.exe
Build: BIAPCRC1.11 (Jan 31 2007 16:53:19)

OS: Windows NT 6.1 (Build: 7601)
CPU: GenuineIntel PentiumPro-class processor @ 2673 MHz [17566534729728.000000 0] with 4095MB RAM
Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275 (7061)

General protection fault!

History: UObject::ProcessEvent <- (gbxMessageManager 0D7_1300_HILL30.gbxMessageManager0, Function Engine.gbxMessageManager.Timer) <- AActor::Tick <- ULevel::Tick <- ULevel::Tick <- (NetMode=0) <- UGameEngine::Tick <- UGameEngine::Tick <- CMainLoop::RunLoop <- MainLoop

Script Stack:
>[PerceptionPawnDied] gbxMessage::GetLocation (starts on Line #: 68) Params: ReturnValue = (X=0.000000,Y=0.000000,Z=0.000000)
>>[PerceptionPawnDied] gbxMessage::ShouldBeDeliveredTo (starts on Line #: 214) Params: Actor = NBS_MortarScript'0D7_1300_HILL30.NBS_MortarScript0 ' ReturnValue = False
>>>[gbxMessageManager0] gbxMessageManager::DistributeMessages (starts on Line #: 127) Params:
>>>>[gbxMessageManager0] gbxMessageManager::Timer (starts on Line #: 116) Params:

validate your files.
sorry to hear that mate.

nijuu
05-27-2011, 05:54 PM
Just make this thread so that m-o-r-o-ns won't spread lies and misinformation about this great series.

All of these below apply to all 3 games in the series

Fact: Retail disc version has Starforce (even the demo). STEAM version is DRM free

Fact: Run very well on 64 bit, even on Win 7.

Now go enjoy this awesome series. :cool:

Thanks for that. Was wondering whether they worked on win 7 :)

Not to be picky but Steam is a form of DRM even if its more harmless than most ;)

fOgGy
05-27-2011, 06:01 PM
Thanks to you guys and Steam I shall be adding this classic pack to my damn fine digital collection :)

Zyat
05-27-2011, 10:43 PM
I skipped the last sale because of that other thread. Sadly by the time people started showing up and showing the games were actually drm free and worked on vista/7, the sale was over and I missed out. So I'm definately grabbing the pack now that its on sale again.

Cunin
05-28-2011, 06:43 AM
I get the following error:

Application: bia.exe
Build: BIAPCRC1.11 (Jan 31 2007 16:53:19)

OS: Windows NT 6.1 (Build: 7601)
CPU: GenuineIntel PentiumPro-class processor @ 2673 MHz [17566534729728.000000 0] with 4095MB RAM
Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275 (7061)

General protection fault!

History: UObject::ProcessEvent <- (gbxMessageManager 0D7_1300_HILL30.gbxMessageManager0, Function Engine.gbxMessageManager.Timer) <- AActor::Tick <- ULevel::Tick <- ULevel::Tick <- (NetMode=0) <- UGameEngine::Tick <- UGameEngine::Tick <- CMainLoop::RunLoop <- MainLoop

Script Stack:
>[PerceptionPawnDied] gbxMessage::GetLocation (starts on Line #: 68) Params: ReturnValue = (X=0.000000,Y=0.000000,Z=0.000000)
>>[PerceptionPawnDied] gbxMessage::ShouldBeDeliveredTo (starts on Line #: 214) Params: Actor = NBS_MortarScript'0D7_1300_HILL30.NBS_MortarScript0 ' ReturnValue = False
>>>[gbxMessageManager0] gbxMessageManager::DistributeMessages (starts on Line #: 127) Params:
>>>>[gbxMessageManager0] gbxMessageManager::Timer (starts on Line #: 116) Params:

That definitely looks like a common problem of that old Unreal Engine, which, if I remember right, happens because the engine is quite "sensitive" with multi-core cpus.
I'm on XP and it just happened to me too, but as far as I remember it just happens randomly. I'll post again if I find out that it always happens in the same place or if I find a solution.

DeadlyFred
05-30-2011, 11:01 PM
Fact: Even if it used StarForce, it doesn't matter. People who irrationally whine about harmless DRM don't deserve to enjoy great games.

Fact: Starforce has crashed Vista every single time I've installed software which uses it. I hardly consider BSODs on boot "harmless" by any stretch of the definition.

soopaman2
05-31-2011, 05:31 AM
Where did you read that? You don't have to delete or add anything. Just install the game and run it! :D

All three are fantastic games. Takes getting used to controlling your squad but once you do it's a lot of fun. Not easy but fun!

Fallout 3 didnt work for me, look at the fallout 3 forums on steam, there is large thread with alot of thanks to the OP for finding a fix. It had something to do with multi core users. You had to tweak it to use one core to make it work.

Oh I see, I was referring to fallout 3 and the silly runaround to make it work. BIA works great for me, all 3.:D

I was simply using fallout as a comparison for games that don't like modern computers.