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Perhaps a little strange. [Launching NOLF2 1.3 on Win7]


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The game is installed successfully, patched to 1.3 and has the map packs installed. The problem is that when running the game - or at least the launcher initially, it shows as an active process in the task manager but doesn't fully load. Once that process is manually ended and the launcher is ran a second time then it works and it is possible to play the game.

Has anyone else encountered this on Win7 and have a way around needing to run once and kill the process before successfully starting the game on a second launch?

I thought maybe using a batch file could do it though I'm unsure of the process to launch *then* end a process and then launch the game a second time to access it all within a batch file.

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The game is installed successfully, patched to 1.3 and has the map packs installed. The problem is that when running the game - or at least the launcher initially, it shows as an active process in the task manager but doesn't fully load. Once that process is manually ended and the launcher is ran a second time then it works and it is possible to play the game.

 

Has anyone else encountered this on Win7 and have a way around needing to run once and kill the process before successfully starting the game on a second launch?

 

I thought maybe using a batch file could do it though I'm unsure of the process to launch *then* end a process and then launch the game a second time to access it all within a batch file.

 

Are you running it as administrator? (Right-click, select the run as administrator option)

Other thing is some have to run it in compatibility mode.

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Same result when using compatibility modes or running with Admin command on an Admin layer user account.

I tried them before just to be sure.

To be honest I'm more curious if other people have had the same issue? It works, just a little bit more fiddly than it needs to be.

The interesting thing I guess is that it is the second title that does this I've found. Close Combat 3 The Russian Front from 1998 does the same thing.

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Same result when using compatibility modes or running with Admin command on an Admin layer user account.

 

I tried them before just to be sure.

 

To be honest I'm more curious if other people have had the same issue? It works, just a little bit more fiddly than it needs to be.

 

The interesting thing I guess is that it is the second title that does this I've found. Close Combat 3 The Russian Front from 1998 does the same thing.

 

Others have commented that it is picky on newer versions of Windows.

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I found that the first time that I try to load a savegame it tends to crash with a Client MFC error but the second time I try to load - then it works successfully. Similar in how it takes the two attempts to get the game to launch initially.

I've just been having a poke around in the game's unpacked files to see if it's possible to do anything about the screen overlays to add in support for 16:9 resolutions.

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I found that the first time that I try to load a savegame it tends to crash with a Client MFC error but the second time I try to load - then it works successfully. Similar in how it takes the two attempts to get the game to launch initially.

 

I've just been having a poke around in the game's unpacked files to see if it's possible to do anything about the screen overlays to add in support for 16:9 resolutions.

I believe URA addressed 16.9 resolutions in the NOLF 2 Launcher he made that we have in the downloads section.

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