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Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58573
04/08/03 11:52 PM
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Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58574
05/08/03 06:24 AM
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SO this is what im hearing:

1) Download the English and German patch
2) Mess around in the registry to make it match yours
3) replace the files, maybe go back and forth in the de/en versions, taking files from each.
4) play the game

I got the files on hotmail just fine...hmmm...so i was stubborn and tried to do it by just placing the English text files in the Thai folder, replacing those already there. Start the game and i actually get english text: those little messages like "Go to www.larian.com and join the forum to find out more about Divine Divinity". Woohoo . However, the game crashed when it the loading bar is finished. So I believe the problem lies in the menu somwhere. So do i have to do all those steps? Am I missing something?


Last edited by Dragonfire; 05/08/03 09:19 AM.

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Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58575
05/08/03 11:35 AM
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I am sorry to say mate, but I don't think it's a good idea to manually translate the game in another language. I am not an expert in this but I am sure you will always miss something important. Sadly I am unable to find a solution but don't give up hope: i might be wrong after all.

Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58576
05/08/03 11:55 AM
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Hey, so what if everything screws up and the game is completely unplayable. After all, I still have the install CDs. Besides, whats the point of having it if you don't even try using it or getting rid of the problems. They're half the fun.

Assuming that everything works perfectly, which it does, and assuming all the text in the game for the gamers is one folder, it should be no problem at all to replace the said text files(note: Effecient programming would do this).



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Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58577
05/08/03 12:35 PM
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A bit late but still:

Did you remember to patch the game before messing arround ?

Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58578
05/08/03 03:43 PM
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THe first time I did it I did not install the patch. Just replaced the files. This didn't work, so i reinstalled the game, got the English patch tried installing it( going into the registry and everything) however it said I did not have Divine Divinity installed. So now its full game, original text...yada yada yada.

And like I've said a couple of times, its a Thai version, and I didn't find any patches in that language. If you want to verify that it IS Thai, go here. I can even give you some screenshots with the Thai writing on them. Looks neat.

Just a thought: is there some kind of file verification on the CD's? That might be stopping the change from Thai to English. Beats me...


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Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58579
05/08/03 07:42 PM
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i checkes the gamesite were you can order
Barcode : 9780806823775
Type : RPG
Supplier : New Era
Studio : CDV
Language : Thai
Number of Disc : 3

find something wrong?
i did
so i sent a mail to them to change CDV into Larian studios


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Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58580
05/08/03 07:50 PM
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I missed the language correction you posted while I was typing my reply to your first message.

I PMed Lynn, and unfortunately there are many differences between the english and thai versions due to Unicode. It may be worth a shot, but she suspects it will just cause crashes.

Lynn's reply to someone in Thailand looking for the latest patch;

Quote:

...Please contact the support line in Bangkok (612-1143).
Two nice people - Dan and Niti - will gladly help you out.

Lynn




Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58581
05/08/03 08:16 PM
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Quote:

find something wrong?
i did
so i sent a mail to them to change CDV into Larian studios




Thanks Bean!
I did notice it as well, but not only at this website.

Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58582
05/08/03 08:18 PM
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Quote:


Lynn's reply to someone in Thailand looking for the latest patch;

Quote:

...Please contact the support line in Bangkok (612-1143).
Two nice people - Dan and Niti - will gladly help you out.

Lynn







@Dragonfire: you can try this, but I fear they can't help you either.
I had somebody else recently with the very same problem, and he told me he contacted New Era and got a negative reply after he asked for an English version. But trying doesn't harm.
Sorry that we can't help you with this...

Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58583
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Oh well, what to do...

I took your suggestion Raze and emailed CDV. I just got their answer which is as follows:

Quote:

Dear Sir,

please excuse but this is not possible, we make seperate language
versions for each country and therefore it is not possible to change
the ingame language.

-> only way to solve this problem is to give back the game and to
purchase a uk/us version of it

Regards,
CDV Support




I guess that options out...won't even replace it...


Moonlight flitters in night dark, the unheard sound of elven feet. Firelight flickers in bar bright, the sloshing of Dwarven brew. No light but that of eye, the dragon warden endures.
Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58584
08/08/03 07:59 PM
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So reply to the email and tell them you already figured out the first paragraph, and you are attempting the second. Tell them it is not possible to return the game to the place of purchase.

I contacted CDV awhile ago for a gamer who ran into a bug which required the hotfix for him to be able to play, but the updated copy protection in the hotfix conflicted with his optical drive. CDV's first response was 'did you install the hotfix?'. It took a second email before they actually comprehended the situation. Unfortunately, their response was 'wait for the patch' (which they have yet to officially release).

Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58585
11/08/03 04:47 PM
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Quote:

Dear Sir,

please excuse, but I'm advised not to do so, we can't take back the
game because you did not purchase it from us directly.

Please ask developers under support@larian.com maybe they will
help you, but I'm not allowed to take back games, that were not
purchased from us.

Regards,
CDV Support





....enough said


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Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58586
11/08/03 07:32 PM
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If the patch V 1.34 is English Language Specific, I do not see how this may help Dragonfire.
He needs a non-language-specific patch that allows unicode and does not address dialog bugs.
In simple words, There is a need for a patch that addresses all bugs excluding those that are language specific.



Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58587
14/10/03 02:16 PM
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First, I would like to apologize for any mistakes I might make. My English is a little rusty!
I had a problem during the installation of Divine Divinity. When I tried to install it (maximum installation) the install shield wizard was reporting a ”decompression error” when the 60% of the installation was complete. The problem was that the wizard wasn’t telling me that is should enter the next cd, so I entered the next cd by myself and the installation was continued normally. (during the minimum installation this wasn’t a problem)
I’m not sure if all the above have any connection with the real problem but I wanted to make sure you have the whole picture! What’s the real problem? Well, I tried to play but the game stops loading after I choose character! To be specific, after I choose a hero to play with, the game asks for the 2nd cd. I enter the cd and…nothing! If I reenter the cd, the game starts loading but always stops after 67104220 bytes have been loaded!

My info: Pentium 4 2.53GHz
Windows XP with all the latest updates
256 K RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX/MX 400, NVIDIA 4.4.03 driver
Norton Antivirus 2003, Zone Alarm, Pop up Stopper Professional (I always disable them before I play)
Swap file 384-768 Mb
40 G hard disk (partitioned in 2 parts C: 15G (8 G free space) and D: 25G (7G free space)The game files are in D)
Direct X 9.00
Color 32bit


I have downloaded and installed the patch for the game.

That’s all…!!Thanks for your time!


Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58588
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just return it....sounds like you've got a bad cd

Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58589
14/10/03 07:15 PM
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Make sure you shut down any programs running in the background (anti-virus, etc) before installing the game. If choosing characters causes a prompt for the 2nd CD, the game thinks you did a minimum install (or maybe can not find the character data).

see Troubleshooting Tips (& manual install procedure)


Welcome to the forum.

Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58590
14/10/03 08:35 PM
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You're right Raze!I manually install the game and there was a problem in the last rar file on the second cd.It didn't extract the data for the male and female wizards.I continued the installation though,and the game was playing normally,but i couldn't select any of the wizards!So,it was definetely a cd problem and tomorrow I am going to return it to the shop i bought it from!
Thanks A LOT!You guys are great,and very fast!You helped me immediately!Thanks again!
Byez!

Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58591
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i have a problem
You can read it in technical problems Topic by mactox

My system is

Pentium2 350Mhz
3D Prophet2Mx 400
Areal soundcard
320 MB RAM
120GB

Do you know how to solve my problem?

Ooh When does riftrunner comes out in Belgium
I am very happy that there is coming another game that I can run on pc.


Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58592
26/10/03 10:07 AM
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RR should be out by the end of Februari.


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