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May 18th, 2011, 05:39
Fantastic. Just great. I picked up my boxed copy of TW2 on the way home from work. Tied up with other stuff and so just now tried to install it. Barely get into the install and I get a "Cyclic redundancy check." Tried installing with different ROM drive, still the same, in the same spot in the install. Apparently my game shipped with a coaster for an install disc, and the store I purchased from is already closed.
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May 18th, 2011, 06:42
Ah, the further benefits of DD now become apparent!! Sorry to hear about that. I remember buying a game from OS from a supplier I had used several times before. Opened the box and the install CD was missing, called the supplier and was told the game had sold out there and they had no further copies. I could return my copy for a credit was the best they could offer. I never used them again!!
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May 18th, 2011, 10:24
GoG is your friend.
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May 18th, 2011, 13:16
Download the torrent and use your legit key for activation.

Anyone arguing the "morality" issue of this, can piss off. I mean that in the nicest possible way of course

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May 18th, 2011, 14:18
I am probably known as the crazy moral preacher here…. but… I don't have a problem with doing what DArt suggest if you bought a legal none working copy….
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May 18th, 2011, 14:47
The theoretical issue is that you might not want to seed the game. You can either disable seeding or minimise the bandwidth dedicated to it - so you're not actively supporting distribution of the data files.

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May 18th, 2011, 15:58
Originally Posted by DArtagnan View Post
Download the torrent and use your legit key for activation.

Anyone arguing the "morality" issue of this, can piss off. I mean that in the nicest possible way of course
I believe there is noone who'll argue with you about this.
He bought the game, media contains erroneous data, he gets the correct data, case closed.
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May 18th, 2011, 17:09
Originally Posted by DArtagnan View Post
Download the torrent and use your legit key for activation.

Anyone arguing the "morality" issue of this, can piss off. I mean that in the nicest possible way of course
I should have done the same , it took 7 freaking hours to download the game (i have not even instal it yet!!!!) from gamersgate , next time rapidshare account will be put in use.
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May 18th, 2011, 17:11
Did you try GoG? I got really good download speeds from there.
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May 18th, 2011, 17:19
I am a loyal gamersgate customer and i got a discount because of loyalty credits ( -2.5€)
Also pirated games are up at day 1 and i am getting capacity speed from ftp sites.
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May 19th, 2011, 05:46
UPDATE: I took the game back to Gamestop today to exchange it. Got a new copy with no hassle. Problem still exists even with new disc!!

Now that the game has been out for a day there is some feedback getting posted on the web and guess what? - This error I'm getting is happening across the country… I don't know the technicalities over what causing the issue, but there are a lot of pissed off customers including myself. The problem is specific to the data2.cab file on disc 1. Some people are having success copying the files to their hard drive and then running the install straight from the hard drive. I don't know what the difference would be, but I'm trying it right now.
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May 19th, 2011, 12:39
You can use programs like IsoBuster to copy the disk (they can skip bad sectors) and then try install it from the hard drive.

Not sure if its going to work but fingers crossed for you.
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May 19th, 2011, 14:43
Well I managed to successfully copy the files to my hard drive (at least it didn't give me an error), but now the problem is that the data was on two discs. After copying both discs to the hard drive and starting the install, it doesn't want to continue installing past the first disc's data. Once it runs through the first disc, it just 'quits', there is no prompt to insert the next disc, or even browse to the copied contents. I tried putting all the data in one single folder, but it doesn't make a difference.

So after installing the first disc, there is now a launch icon for the game on the desktop, but it won't work of course. Activating the install launcher again only prompts you to uninstall the game.

This blows. I've spent two nights in a row just to get the game installed, and still failing.
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May 19th, 2011, 14:55
you can't return the game and buy to from gog? after all its faulty disk.
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May 19th, 2011, 14:55
Originally Posted by Jabberwocky View Post
Well I managed to successfully copy the files to my hard drive (at least it didn't give me an error), but now the problem is that the data was on two discs. After copying both discs to the hard drive and starting the install, it doesn't want to continue installing past the first disc's data. Once it runs through the first disc, it just 'quits', there is no prompt to insert the next disc, or even browse to the copied contents. I tried putting all the data in one single folder, but it doesn't make a difference.

So after installing the first disc, there is now a launch icon for the game on the desktop, but it won't work of course. Activating the install launcher again only prompts you to uninstall the game.

This blows. I've spent two nights in a row just to get the game installed, and still failing.
Why don't you download the clone off the net?

It's pretty easy and would save you a lot of pain.

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May 19th, 2011, 16:22
Why don't you make an ISO of the discs, and mount these as required with DaemonTools?
That can't go wrong…
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May 19th, 2011, 17:20
Everything can go wrong
I have still not played the game i bought 2 days ago

someting100.dll not found problem , visual basic and netframe kits are installed and validated ….

Jabberwocky you are not the only one cursed here
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May 19th, 2011, 17:46
Originally Posted by Tragos View Post
Everything can go wrong
I have still not played the game i bought 2 days ago

someting100.dll not found problem , visual basic and netframe kits are installed and validated ….

Jabberwocky you are not the only one cursed here
You need the latest Visual C++ dll i think (100 is the version number of the latest MS c++ compiler)… there is an FAQ about it on the main site

here is the FAQ,

http://www.en.thewitcher.com/support/faq/#t12
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May 19th, 2011, 17:50
Jabberwocky,

the FAQ talks about CRC erros as well,

http://www.en.thewitcher.com/support/faq/#t11
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May 20th, 2011, 05:02
Well thanks for the help guys. Finally got it running, and honestly don't know what I did differently that actually worked! Game is a performance hog, trying to tweak settings now to get it playable.
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