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« on: March 30, 2006, 05:44:24 PM »

So as my punishment for picking up oblivion which I prolly shouldnt have done, as I just got Kingdom hearts II.  My copy doesnt work.  CD isnt recognized in the drive.  Nice.  And Figures as well....

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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2006, 05:48:13 PM »

I've heard of some rare instances where the Oblivion DVD is a bad copy.  If you bought it locally you should be able to exchange it for a new one without a problem.
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2006, 06:27:57 PM »

Yea, I know.  I have to work today though, and wanted to get some in before work..frown  Oh well, back it goes tomorrow.  It happens.  I had a bad copy of CIV IV when i got home too.  Thems the breaks.

Back to KHII for me..smile
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2006, 07:35:47 PM »

There's a very, very low probability to get two bad discs in a row from two totally seperate game publishers.  In other words, are you sure your CD/DVD-drive isn't dying?
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2006, 07:42:25 PM »

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There's a very, very low probability to get two bad discs in a row from two totally seperate game publishers.  In other words, are you sure your CD/DVD-drive isn't dying?


I would agree with this.  May be time to check the drive.  Do you have any other machines you could test the DVD in?
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2006, 07:42:50 PM »

I agree with -Lord Ebonstone-.  I've been buying computer games since they shipped on 5 1/4" floppy disks, and I can count the number of times I've had a legitimate media failure on one hand.  This sounds a lot more like a failing DVD drive...or perhaps even one of those StarForce-related drive problems...? :shock:

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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2006, 07:51:00 PM »

Hm, Dont think, seems to work fine for everything else I put in there. CD's, Dawn of War, both Editions, Star Wars, Empire at War.  Diablo II and Exspansion.  Ummm, Warcraft III and the exspansion.

I mean I suppose it could be, but I have only had the PC for like a year and half, or so.  Maybe 2.

I have the GF's pc I can test it in, will do that later.
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2006, 08:03:21 PM »

How old is the DVD player? It could be it can't reccognize the newest copy protection on the DVD disc.

This was a problem for me several years ago when I had DVD discs that would work fine on some DVD-ROMs but not others. It was due to the copy protection.

So if it isn't a bad disc you might try picking up a new DVD-ROM. One good thing is they're dirt cheap.
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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2006, 08:04:00 PM »

Just to be sure, your drive is a DVD drive, right?  If it's only a CD drive then it won't recognize the Oblivion DVD.
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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2006, 08:32:13 PM »

that would be the problem then.

I didnt notice that it said DVDPC on the box.  But that would be the problem I bet....frown

Now I am sad...frown
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« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2006, 09:23:12 PM »

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that would be the problem then.

I didnt notice that it said DVDPC on the box.  But that would be the problem I bet....frown

Now I am sad...frown
Hahaha!  Yeah, helps to have a DVD drive for those DVDs.   Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2006, 10:45:34 PM »

Thought that might be it.  I have 2 drives at work and I stick DVDs in the wrong one from time to time.

You can solve that problem for a mere $20.
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« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2006, 09:16:19 AM »

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How old is the DVD player? It could be it can't reccognize the newest copy protection on the DVD disc.

This was a problem for me several years ago when I had DVD discs that would work fine on some DVD-ROMs but not others. It was due to the copy protection.

So if it isn't a bad disc you might try picking up a new DVD-ROM. One good thing is they're dirt cheap.


Not being able to read the latest protection would definitely be an issue - if there were any protection on the Oblivion CD.

That's right.  No copy protection used on Oblivion.
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« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2006, 07:12:28 PM »

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Not being able to read the latest protection would definitely be an issue - if there were any protection on the Oblivion CD.

That's right. No copy protection used on Oblivion.


You forgot to add "SO THERE SUCKA!!!" at the end of your post.
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« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2006, 09:08:20 PM »

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Not being able to read the latest protection would definitely be an issue - if there were any protection on the Oblivion CD.

That's right. No copy protection used on Oblivion.


You forgot to add "SO THERE SUCKA!!!" at the end of your post.


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« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2006, 11:27:40 PM »

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How old is the DVD player? It could be it can't reccognize the newest copy protection on the DVD disc.

This was a problem for me several years ago when I had DVD discs that would work fine on some DVD-ROMs but not others. It was due to the copy protection.

So if it isn't a bad disc you might try picking up a new DVD-ROM. One good thing is they're dirt cheap.


Not being able to read the latest protection would definitely be an issue - if there were any protection on the Oblivion CD.

That's right.  No copy protection used on Oblivion.


Wow.  While I greatly appreciate being able to back up my precious Oblivion DVD, I hope there isn't excessive piracy due to that.

Does this mean the game doesn't read the voices and such off of the DVD in game, and that I don't need to have the DVD in the drive while playing?
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« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2006, 02:27:19 AM »

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How old is the DVD player? It could be it can't reccognize the newest copy protection on the DVD disc.

This was a problem for me several years ago when I had DVD discs that would work fine on some DVD-ROMs but not others. It was due to the copy protection.

So if it isn't a bad disc you might try picking up a new DVD-ROM. One good thing is they're dirt cheap.


Not being able to read the latest protection would definitely be an issue - if there were any protection on the Oblivion CD.

That's right.  No copy protection used on Oblivion.


Wow.  While I greatly appreciate being able to back up my precious Oblivion DVD, I hope there isn't excessive piracy due to that.

Does this mean the game doesn't read the voices and such off of the DVD in game, and that I don't need to have the DVD in the drive while playing?


It still does a CD check, so you need to keep the DVD in the drive.

As for reading the voices and such off the DVD, no, it installs everything to your HD.
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« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2006, 12:00:57 PM »

Afer installing in a rush and playing for an hour I realized that I didn't have to enter a cd key.

Huge kudos to Bethesda for this, they are obviously taking a chance, but when the sales numbers roll in I bet they will be more than happy.
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