Don't get alarmed, but hmm I have discovered this weird result (merely weird though, doesn't harm running the game).
I load the game, straight off of my dvd copy (home made), where the folder is transferred straight from the dvd (folder contains a full copy of the game folder in its fully set up look) to the hard drive, with no install routine (remember I burned the folder AFTER the game is fully set up), the folder is exactly as it was on the computer hard drive properly set up with all the MCs the patches the whole schlameal.
I simply copy it to the hard drive eh.
And it reads v9.5 in all the places where the version number normally is shown
Hmm is there something I should know about here? :)
I get an indeo video codec error window during game start up no matter which of the known (or less known) ways to start the game.
It only means I don't get to see Matrix Games logos and SSI start up logos and all that other stuff which doesn't mean anything to anyone after a point.
The game mode select options list appears and I am off to the races, no more delay than always.
The game functions properly, all with the exception of this odd ball v9.5 read out.
Any else actually see this?
Or am I the only one odd enough tot hink to burn the game to a dvd so that I can just dump the folder onto the drive and side step the entire install routine?
The game by the way, all 4 Mega Campaigns and all primary updates up to 8.3, is a 1.43 gig folder (according to my folder at least).
For those prone to fiddling with the game for things like H2H and all that, I found being able to dump multiple copies of a full game onto the computer without all the fuss of an install, handy.
Anyone else try this idea other than me?