lord of the rings battle for middle earth 2 probs

  Captain Marvel 16:37 06 Jul 2007
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well i have a major problem with my lord of the rings battle for middle earth 2 game. The problem is that the game installs fine and plays fine until i click on the first level or a skirmish then it loads about 97% of the level and then it comesup saying ' play.dat has encountered an error and will need to close the program, sorry fopr any inconvience caused' and i cannot seem to sort out the problem. If any of you have had the same problem and solved it our know anything that might help me i will be very grateful.

Thanks

  User-312386 16:53 06 Jul 2007

Full system specs please

  Captain Marvel 16:55 06 Jul 2007

Ok i shall get you my system specs asap

  umbongo(uk) 17:25 06 Jul 2007

these are the minimum specs to run it on a pc
check them against what you have

Minimum Requirements
Microsoft Windows XP
PC with 1.6 Ghz equivalent or higher processor
256 MB of system RAM
512 MB of system RAM for online play with 3 or more players
6 GB available hard disk space
8x speed or faster CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive
64 MB GeForce3-class video card. The game only officially supports cards with ATI (Radeon 8500 or greater) and Nvidia chipsets, and the Intel GMA 900 and GMA 950 products. The GeForce 4 MX is not supported.
Sound card with speakers or headphones
Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device
56.6 Kbps or better modem for 1v1 online play
Broadband connection for online play with 3 or more players
DirectX 9.0c or above

also have you downloaded and installed any game patches these somtimes correct issues with certain setups
link to the latest lotr2 patche 1.06
click here

  Captain Marvel 17:35 06 Jul 2007

Thanks umbongo i will try the patch download later and see if that helps the matter

  Captain Marvel 15:47 07 Jul 2007

I have:

Microsoft Windows XP
Intel Pentium D820 Dual Core Processor 2.8 GHz with 64 bit support
800MHz FSB
16x DVD-ROM 48xCD-ROM
1024MB DDR2 SDRAM
200GB hard disk
S3 Graphics Unichrome PRO IGP
Direct X 9.0
Broadband Connection
SOund Card with Speakers
More than 56.6kbps modem

  User-312386 16:17 07 Jul 2007

You have integrated graphics and i feel that is the problem

YOu will need to get a dedicated Graphics card

  kakellie 17:16 07 Jul 2007

i had same problem leadtek 8800gts.Try this driver it cured my game crashes click here

  umbongo(uk) 17:19 07 Jul 2007

as mad boy said above if your using onboard it wont play but the rest of your system components are fine for playing the game

do you have a graphics card installed !

to find out if you have follow these instructions
right click on the desktop screen
click properties
click settings
click advanced
click adapter if it say S3 Graphics Unichrome PRO IGP as in your read out its a no go
if it say ati or nvidia card:: update from their site the new drivers

you will have to consider buying an add in graphics card to play games
you post us a budget your willing to pay and we,ll
help you find one
also we need to know if your mother board has agp or pci-e socket for cards
find out what it is usualy on the board itself

  Captain Marvel 16:54 13 Jul 2007

O right thanks guys i will try that pc crashes thing and i will see how much spare money i have to possibly invest in a new graphics add on and i will post back on here to tell u thanks all!

  Captain Marvel 16:57 13 Jul 2007

yes when i right clicked on the desktop screen and did all that it did come up with S3 Graphics Unichrome PRO IGP so thanks that will mean that i will have to invest some money into a graphics card

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