View Full Version : I'm at a loss; new user woes. Can someone offer some advice?

02-02-2006, 02:25 PM
I just bought the game off of ebay, and it loads fine. The problem is that I only have a DVD/CD-R drive that came with the computer when I bought it.

after install, when I try to run the game, it refuses to acknowledge the disc in the drive. I'm assuming that it's because of the CD-R portion of the drive.

I tried to do the patches, in the correct order, but that didn't help the load problem.

Do you have any recommendations? I'm not inclined to buy a new drive just for the game.

02-02-2006, 03:18 PM
You may have to buy jsut a cd drive. They are not too badly priced ( I got one for $40 USD) and your computer case has a slot for extras.

02-02-2006, 03:18 PM
What you're describing is a known issue with a fix, which can be found at the Ubisoft Solution Center (http://ubisoft.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/ubisoft.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=10061&p_created=1099077749&p_sid=3_uGGxsh&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PWRmbHQmcF9ncmlkc29yd D0mcF9yb3dfY250PTQmcF9zZWFyY2hfdHlwZT1zZWFyY2hfbmw mcF9wcm9kX2x2bDE9ODgmcF9wcm9kX2x2bDI9MTEyOCZwX2Nhd F9sdmwxPSZwX2NhdF9sdmwyPSZwX3BhZ2U9MQ**&p_li=)

02-02-2006, 03:20 PM
S! Pefern. I am responding here with my suggestions only. I have a trouble with used or purchased games over the internet. With the use of CDR and DVDR capabilities its hard to trust who is legit or not. You just need a good printer and a shrink rapper then Voila. Real disk. I'm not suggesting that your purchse was Ilegit. But it concerns me. I hope someone has informed you that to play online you need the following. FB+AEP+PF (GOLD Pack) comes in mind.http<A HREF="http://://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=311614&pfp=BRO" TARGET=_blank>Old Gold FB+AEP
With the free addition of Hyperlobby
</A>WSE and Hyperlobby ?Hyperlobby (follow Instructions) (http://hyperfighter.sk/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=5)
Man it seams like a duanting task. Well with it in my book. Make sure you have a good Anti-virus softrware. Or say bye-bye to all your hard work.
Check the PF websites for any updates.Those who are willing to help need to know, What game you bought. Second, is it Forgotten Battles ( NOT IL2) Plus will you be willing to buy Buy Pacific Fighters and AEP.?

There is in works somthing that will resolve the combo issue however I think yours is technical.

Guys are so coool when they don't argue tech data, that any would be able to help you at the tech forums. Helpful Guys at the tech forums. (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/ubb.x?a=frm&s=400102&f=49310655)

Sorry if this was long and not directly to the point. Our squadron gets these type request and we do our best to help. Again check what version you bought, You made need Aces Expansion pack (NOT Aces Capmpaign) and Pacific Fighters. Some of the patches are quite large.Don't worry just post your request and the good guys are on the way!
I can be reached at _Aces High_ (http://aceshigh.ws/run2/)

If you sign into our website on the right you will be able to acces further info. I am _AH_BlueKestral Public Relations Officer and CO of A- Silver Flight. If you leave a note in our guestbook for _AH_BBQ. Tell them that "Blue" sent you for help. He will respond A.S.A.P

S! Fly with Honor!

02-02-2006, 03:31 PM
Thank you for all your replies.

IT'sa legit copy of the PF game, just that one, not the ohter two.

after I started the thread, I kept looking around, and found the community forum, and was able to find the error code that was cropping up. an ealier posting of an updated DLL file was provided, adn that did the trick.

Is there no stand alone pacific Figheters online play, or is it all the consolidated game MP?

02-02-2006, 03:59 PM
Just about everyone flies the merged version. There is a lot to be said about getting the FB/AEP, don't deny yourself the pleasure! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif