1. #11
    Anykeyer's Avatar Senior Member
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    Please add remaining AC games to the list: AC 1, Brotherhood and Revelations.



    Regarding AC 3 DLCs
    All problems come from the fact that before AC 4 all unlockables had to be registered in a separate database/server. For this all games had "extras > activate content" in their main menu. Later games manage all extras through Uplay. In this case a single activation grants both download and usage rights.
    But in old games those rights are separate. Its because originally Uplay didnt have DLC download capability. Activating keys within an old game grants usage rights but doesnt affect Uplay's download manager in any way, you'll still see "buy now" in Uplay. To complicate things game and Uplay often want different keys. For example AC 3 accepts "bundle keys" like season pass correctly giving usage access to all associated content. But Uplay doesnt, it only accepts separate DLC keys. It works if you get AC 3, its Deluxe or season pass directly from Uplay shop because it automatically attaches separate keys for each DLC, never using bundle keys Uplay doesnt support. But Ubisoft in all their glory distributed bundle keys to 3rd party retailers, and their own Uplay doesnt even accept them.
    Years later this problems is still not fixed. In fact the move to the updated download tech only complicated things.
    Because before you could download game's installer from Uplay, DLC installers from 3rd party shop, install all this manually and activate keys in game. Now separate DLC installers dont work with AC3 downloaded from Uplay. They cant find AC3 installation or its version number unless user manually edits windows registry.
    Oh, and another destructive change made some time ago - Benedict Arnold DLC is currently disabled in Uplay. before it didnt ever appear in DLC tab but it was possible to activate it in Uplay and have it listed in "account information" section. And new download tech would recognise it and download automatically. Now its not the case, BA doesnt exist for Uplay.
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    Any chance of an update on the whole external installer situation?
    I just got the gold/deluxe editions of AC revelations and AC III. The Lost Archive and Benedict Arnold DLCs come as separate installers which simply do not work without messing with the registry. Why not just integrate them into the Uplay download?
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    Hawx 2?

    Hi,

    Just wanted to know when/if HAWX 2 will be added. uPlay doesn't detect the game files and when I launch the game directly from the exe file it just starts downloading. The game files are there, hello???
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    Assassin's Creed III ?
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    More Ubi Soft Legacy titles, please

    Dear Uplay PC Developer,

    I wish some classic Ubi Soft games were made available once again, such as Tonic Trouble, Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow, Tom Clancy's Cell Ghost Recon 2, Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2, Call of Juarez: The Cartel, Wheelman, Toy Soldiers: War Chest, etc. In addition some of the titles mentioned by Ubi Cain such as Petz Catz, Petz Dogz, Hawx 1 & 2, Shaun White Skateboarding or Shaun White Snowboarding are not available for purchase on Uplay. It is a shame because Ubi Soft has such a broad back catalog of amazing titles but many are just missing from the UPlay platform.

    I understand that for some of these titles, there is no multiplayer and the servers are no longer available. It is ok if the multiplayer no longer works, some of us are just happy to play in single player mode. If you just put a disclaimer in the store page that the multiplayer mode no longer works, then customers are made aware of this and at least they can still choose to buy the title if they just want the single player mode. Would really love to be able to pick up more of the UbiSoft classics.

    Thank you!
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    Looks like this list is out of date. Recently Ubi converted heroes of might and magic 5 but left the job half-completed.

    Original game - converted
    1st expansion - not
    2nd (standalone) expansion converted

    Since 1st expansion is not standalone this causes a major problem - you can no longer install it on top of the converted original. The installer closes with "original game not found" error.

    After some digging I found a temproral solution. You need to add some stuff in your windows registry

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{20071984-5EB1-4881-8EDB-082532ACEC6D}]
    "InstallLocation"="C:/GAMES/Heroes of Might and Magic V"
    (change InstallLocation if needed)
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    Hey Anykeyer,

    Thanks for reporting and the workaround, I'll be sure to pass this along.
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    Hello everyone!

    Hope this list isn't too old and you will respond I found out that Assassin's Creed III + DLCs wasn't converted for Russian version of the game and those who download the game may face various problems updating it manually to the latest version.

    One more addition, Heroes of Might and Magic V was converted, but first DLC Hammers of Fate still not converted. That's a bit strange.
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