View Full Version : NOOO, DVD scratched...

02-19-2008, 11:01 AM
Ah, I just downloaded GWX-2. It says i should re-install SH3. So I did.

The installation goes as far as an intro movie, and freezes cause of a scratch. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

Is there any way to skip that?? Cause i really dont need that video... And i don't think i can find a new SH3 copy anywhere nowadays...

False alarm! Tried it the second time, it worked. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

02-19-2008, 11:12 AM
If you can't get your DVD to work, you can download SH3 from "Direct2Drive" at this link:


...Oh Yeah, .....The download costs $19.95.

(I'm wondering; ....If it's a straight download, ..does that mean NO STARFORCE????)


02-19-2008, 02:45 PM
klcarroll, yes the download from Direct2drive does not contain starforce, but does include the 1.4 patch.

02-19-2008, 02:56 PM
Do these download versions have a limited number of times you can reinstall them? I seem to recall somebody had a problem with that. If you are confined to a certain number of installations before being locked out, then a download version isnt't such a great deal. I'd make certain what policies are in effect before downloading and paying for it.

02-19-2008, 03:02 PM
Foehammer, you can order a replacement disc from Ubisoft for $10 US:


Or get a complete new copy of the game on eBay for around $9 CA (you're in Canada, if I remember right?):

http://search.ebay.ca/search/search.dll?from=R40&_trksi...+hunter+3&category0= (http://search.ebay.ca/search/search.dll?from=R40&_trksid=m37&satitle=silent+hunter+3&category0=)

02-19-2008, 04:12 PM
Thanks, VG! Will look into that!

02-19-2008, 07:45 PM
Can't help you with the scratch, but I downloaded STALKER from Drive2Drive and Kaleun1961 when I got it, it was downloaded in the form of a zip file onto my computer. I imagine you could install it as many times as you want once you get the key for it from them. Email them with the purchase and they give you an activation key. I guess then it's yours to do with what you want. And, no, I don't work for them http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

02-19-2008, 10:57 PM

Welcome to the forum! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

..........And thanks for the Info!!!


02-20-2008, 03:07 AM
Most newly purchased SH3 copies (DVD or DD) do not contain Starforce. So if you can find a new copy, lucky you.

You can always do what I do. After a clean install of SH3 1.4b, copy the SH3 program folder to another location. That way, you only have to copy & paste when you need to reinstall. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif I currently have backup copies of SH3 1.0, 1.4b, GW 1.0, GW 1.1a, GWX 1.0, 1.03 & GWX 2.0 ready to be used if I ever need to. Mind you, an external HDD is advisable.