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.
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
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
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