Medieval Total War II - Kingdoms

Discussion in 'GameJackal' started by Tak, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. Tak

    Tak Member

    1. What version of Game Jackal are you running?
    attemped with v2.9.18.574 - beta and v2.9.18.570 - release
    currently .574 beta
    2. What is the title of the game you're trying to run?
    Medieval Total War II - Kingdoms
    3. What is the version of the game?
    1.3
    4. Is it cd or dvd version?
    DVD retail standard edition - two discs, attempted with both discs
    5. What region or country is the original disc from?
    US
    6. What protection does your game use?
    Scanning -> C:\Program Files\Games\Medieval2\kingdoms.exe
    File Type : Exe, Size : 25341952 (0182B000h) Bytes
    -> Suspicious MZ Header..
    [!] SecuROM Detected - Version 7.xx
    [!] Possible CD/DVD-Key or Serial Check -> CDKey
    - Scan Took : 0.125 Seconds
    7. What Operating system are you using? 64 bit? service pack?
    XP Pro SP2 32 bit
    8. What cpu are you using?
    Intel Core 2 duo e6600
    9. Provide the full error messages you received when attempting to run the game.
    the SecuROM - gamejackal blacklisting error. I will edit this post for the exact error number when I'm able to run the game again, but other users have encountered it according to some recent posts.
    10. What brand and model optical disc drive did you use to read the disc? What firmware version did you use?
    Lite-On DVDRW LH-20a1P MS driver version 5.1.2535.0, only drive on the system.

    I do not have nor have I had Daemon Tools or some of the other usual suspects on the system. I have no problems with Medieval Total War II (base game) itself, just with these expansions. It also has created those lovely Securom 7 registry entries (insert anger and raging here).

    Thanks for taking a look!
     
  2. matthew

    matthew SlySoft Team Member

    Please try the beta http://sandbox.slysoft.com/gj/SetupGameJackal.exe
     
  3. Tak

    Tak Member

  4. matthew

    matthew SlySoft Team Member

    Hmmm how odd. Can you check your GJ version (it should be v2.9.18.574)
    Also, can you start the game with the dvd in the drive and leave GJ running?
     
  5. Tak

    Tak Member

    That is the main version. Driver version shows as .573


    I see that a new beta is out, i will try it when I have the time. I apologize for the long delay in replying!
     
  6. matthew

    matthew SlySoft Team Member

    If the latest beta fails, can you please try the test as detailed in this post http://forum.slysoft.com/showpost.php?p=49178&postcount=27
     
  7. Anakha56

    Anakha56 Well-Known Member

    matthew I will give this game a go as well but I am pretty sure I was able to make a working profile, in fact this was the first profile I made since the re-install but will double check when I get home.:)
     
  8. Tak

    Tak Member

    DRM is a pain in the !#!@. I paid for the game, let me use it in a way that doesn't unnecessarily risk damaging the disc!

    Mathew, I followed your instructions and I can run the game with GJ running with the newest beta. However I still cannot create a profile, given the GameJackal blacklist error. Thank you for looking into this :)
     
  9. Targon

    Targon Well-Known Member

    I just tested Kingdoms with the beta 577 build of Game Jackal. I too am seeing the "Conflict with Emulation Software" error on trying to even make the profile(it tries to launch the game as a part of making the profile, and the error pops up without launching).
     
  10. Targon

    Targon Well-Known Member

    Copy protection isn't exactly the same as DRM. DRM checks to see if you have permission to play(online checks and such). Copy protection just makes sure you don't make a copy to give to your friends and such.

    With Game Jackal, it would be easy to make a profile, then give your original CD/DVD to a friend, which would then let both of you play the same paid copy at the same time. That isn't legal, so while it is annoying, I can understand WHY they don't want to allow emulation software to work. Keep in mind that while I understand it, and even agree with that concept, since I don't copy or distribute to my friends, I want Game Jackal to work with all the games I own.

    Anyway, let's stay on topic here. If you want to complain about copy protection or DRM or anything like that, please open a different thread on the issue since this one is about Medieval 2: TW - Kingdoms not working with Game Jackal.
     
  11. Anakha56

    Anakha56 Well-Known Member

    i was able to get it working fine, but I have no patches installed. are you guys patched?
     
  12. Tak

    Tak Member

    Patches to the game or GJ?

    GJ is the latest beta version. Medieval Total War II base game was auto-patched when I installed Kingdoms expansion. The base game, however, works fine. It's only the Kingdoms expansion that is causing the problems, and that is version 1.0 from the DVD.

    Did you use any special mode or the likes? If you would please recreate the steps you took to create the profile I would greatly appreciate it :)
     
  13. Anakha56

    Anakha56 Well-Known Member

    sorry I mis-read the title used wrong version. My humble apologies...
     
  14. Anakha56

    Anakha56 Well-Known Member

    "G:\Medieval II Total War\kingdoms.exe" --features.mod=mods/Teutonic

    I dont know if this would make a difference but maybe because of the way the game works we have a problem? I have tried creating a profile with the desktop shortcut and by using my own specifying the part in bold. All come back with conflict with enumaration software. If I allow the profile to be created even though it has a problem the game will still refuse to load.

    The new securom appears to detect the profile engine when trying to create?

    http://forum.slysoft.com/showpost.php?p=49178&postcount=27

    Following those steps did not appear to help, Securom still appears to detect GJ as the profile engine gets launched.

    http://www.securom.com/message.asp?m=emu&c=9000

    Get that lovely error message, appears sony has given GJ its own error message Well Done! lol.
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2007
  15. evlncrn8

    evlncrn8 Well-Known Member

    that message has been there since day 1 i think
     
  16. matthew

    matthew SlySoft Team Member

    What version of GJ are you running?
     
  17. Anakha56

    Anakha56 Well-Known Member

    i am using the latest beta, 577 i think it is.
     
  18. Anakha56

    Anakha56 Well-Known Member

    would just like to say that the latest beta works wonders with this game.

    Many Thanks Matthew and the GJ Team! :p