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Game crashes on opening after 0.40 update - 3/24/2020 3:42:50 PM   
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Downloaded OAWIV update v4.1.0.40 today. Game won't open. It hangs up after the emblem with the green NATO soldiers/tanks intro page. Then goes nowhere.
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RE: Game crashes on opening after 0.40 update - 3/24/2020 4:46:02 PM   
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quote:

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Downloaded OAWIV update v4.1.0.40 today. Game won't open. It hangs up after the emblem with the green NATO soldiers/tanks intro page. Then goes nowhere.


Suggest doing a fresh install of version .20 and then upgrade to .40. I tried upgrading from the .11 version to .40 and it doesn't work.

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RE: Game crashes on opening after 0.40 update - 3/24/2020 5:14:41 PM   
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Thanks, I think my install of OAW is an "old original" (2006!)version that may or may not accept a new update.
I'm waiting for staff to respond, because I do not believe I can uninstall the update, so the game has become inoperable.
Maybe they can give me a code to install a newer (compatible) download game itself as this crash has made my game (paid for with hard-earned money) inoperable. I have the original disc(!) and serial number.
I had a good game going too, 'East Front' or whatever.

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RE: Game crashes on opening after 0.40 update - 3/24/2020 9:19:14 PM   
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What???
This is TOAWIV, if you don't have you have to buy it. Not sure how you got the idea that any other games make use of patches for TOAWIV but they don't, TOAWIV patches are for TOAWIV.

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RE: Game crashes on opening after 0.40 update - 3/24/2020 9:35:34 PM   
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As per above it sounds like you may have TOAW III and you downloaded the patch for TOAW IV. That won’t work, they are two (2) separate games. You’ll need to purchase TOAW IV if you want the latest and greatest. You’ll have to reinstall TOAW III since you botched it up.

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RE: Game crashes on opening after 0.40 update - 3/25/2020 11:17:23 AM   
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That's why a warning should have been issued. Who woulda thought?

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RE: Game crashes on opening after 0.40 update - 3/25/2020 11:54:41 AM   
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ORIGINAL: RPKUPK

That's why a warning should have been issued. Who woulda thought?


Because this is TOAWIV forum not TOAWIII?

The latest patch is v4.1.0.40 not v3.4.0.40?

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RE: Game crashes on opening after 0.40 update - 3/25/2020 1:28:15 PM   
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Thanks for the snide remarks from "tech support," -- lobster and bigduke66, HA!

Thank you Zovs for a informative response1

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RE: Game crashes on opening after 0.40 update - 3/25/2020 3:28:56 PM   
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Off the top of my head there is only a few games that have the same name or are identified by a specific version (hence TOAW I, II, III and IV are all different and not compatible games as far as patches and upgrades go).

I think the same confusion could be found with the WitP and WitP-AE games, both are completely different games.

So the moral of the story is just to be extra careful when you go to the your games section when your downloading the game(s) and their patches.

I know there is some hard feelings about this but the one thing that Steam does that is nice is that once you purchase and activate a game, it gets automatically updated and no confusion will happen.

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RE: Game crashes on opening after 0.40 update - 3/25/2020 4:36:58 PM   
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Thanks for the snide remarks from "tech support," -- lobster and bigduke66, HA!

Thank you Zovs for a informative response1


They are not snide remarks. They are factual data. Just trying to give you some direction since it's obvious you have mistaken one for the other.

For you elucidation there is still a TOAWIII forum if you would like to go there.

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RE: Game crashes on opening after 0.40 update - 3/25/2020 8:15:38 PM   
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Few games? There are many out there sharing the same names and having just minor differences indication a new game.
Think of all the EA sports stuff that only changes the year in the title. And even there nobody would get the idea to apply patches for EA Dick-Fencing 2020 to an EA Dick-Fencing 2019.

Why is it what since the release of TOAWIV we get people there that do not seem to get the easiest things done?
Remember all the cry babys shouting" I only have a few scenarios!", because they are unable to push a HUGE button to change the directory?
I just don't get how these people want to play the game if they already fail to recognize there environment...

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RE: Game crashes on opening after 0.40 update - 3/25/2020 8:31:21 PM   
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Geez guys you could show a little more grace.

I mean really we were all newbies at one time, if you berate folks do you honestly think they will want to come and play war games with you?

You actually should be encouraging folks and try to help them, but honstely DigDuke66 and Lobster (Jack) you guys are being a bit abrasive.

There is an old verse from the Bible "a soft answer turns away wrath..." and another saying "a little honey to sweeten the pot.."

I also think Jimi Hendrix once sung:

There must be some kind of way outta here
Said the joker to the thief
There's too much confusion
I can't get no relief
Business men, they drink my wine
Plowman dig my earth
None were level on the mind
Nobody up at his word
Hey, hey
No reason to get excited
The thief he kindly spoke
There are many here among us
Who feel that life is but a joke
But, uh, but you and I, we've been through that
And this is not our fate
So let us stop talkin' falsely now
The hour's getting late, hey…

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RE: Game crashes on opening after 0.40 update - 3/25/2020 10:27:51 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Zovs

Geez guys you could show a little more grace.

I mean really we were all newbies at one time, if you berate folks do you honestly think they will want to come and play war games with you?

You actually should be encouraging folks and try to help them, but honstely DigDuke66 and Lobster (Jack) you guys are being a bit abrasive.

There is an old verse from the Bible "a soft answer turns away wrath..." and another saying "a little honey to sweeten the pot.."

I also think Jimi Hendrix once sung:

There must be some kind of way outta here
Said the joker to the thief
There's too much confusion
I can't get no relief
Business men, they drink my wine
Plowman dig my earth
None were level on the mind
Nobody up at his word
Hey, hey
No reason to get excited
The thief he kindly spoke
There are many here among us
Who feel that life is but a joke
But, uh, but you and I, we've been through that
And this is not our fate
So let us stop talkin' falsely now
The hour's getting late, hey…


No one is being abrasive. The guy had been thoroughly confused and on my part I pointed out the differences because he obviously had no idea. If I were being abrasive I would have posted a lame poem.
(see now that's abrasive )

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RE: Game crashes on opening after 0.40 update - 3/25/2020 11:08:50 PM   
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Jesus was entertaining a crowd in the town square answering questions and so on when some religious leaders brought before him a woman who was allegedly caught in the act of adultery and asked Jesus if they should stone her like the scriptures call for. If he says yeah, go ahead and stone her he would be ignoring his message of forgiveness and love and if he says don't stone her he would be negating the law of Moses. So what should he say? He squatted down and started writing in the dirt with his finger and after a short minute he stood up and said: "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone." And then he squatted down and continued writing in the dirt. The people in the crowd were struck in their conscience that they weren't without sin and one by one they peeled off and walked away. All of a sudden a rock sailed out of the smaller crowd that was left and it struck the adulterous young woman in the forehead and knocked her down. A nasty bruise was forming and her forehead was bleeding. Jesus stood up and said" "Sometimes you really tick me off Mom."

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RE: Game crashes on opening after 0.40 update - 3/25/2020 11:41:25 PM   
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