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Battlefield 2 demo not working

Q: Battlefield 2 demo not working


Just wondered if anyone else was having a problem getting the Battlefield 2 demo to work? I have installed it and all drivers are up to date, but when I double click the icon the screen goes black for about 4 seconds, then I am left with Windows. No error or anything, it just doesnt work. My PC meets the spec (P4 3ghz, 512mb ram, Win XP SP2). Not so sure I want to buy the game now :S


A: Battlefield 2 demo not working

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I downloaded and installed BF2 Demo. Once I tried to play, the screen goes to full screen (black of course) then clicks back to the desktop. I have been told that my Nvidia 440 does not support Direct X 9 and something about pixel shading 2.0 ...or something along these lines. Could someone help me get this working, even at a lower graphics quality. I want to buy the game and will probably get a better video card later, but I want to see if I like it first. Thanks for any suggestions.

A:Battlefield 2 demo

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Hi I just want to say that i'm surprised battlefield 2 worked on my pc cause "AMD Athlon" isn't even in the supported list i didn't touch any settings and loaded the sp part and walk about there was no shadows or decals but the frames were surprising i didn't see them but it must have been 60 or more.
I have just changed my Geforce 3 for this card.

A:Battlefield 2 Demo

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i am trying to play BF2 on my pc but its is somewhat choppy. how can i make it smooth? i am running an AMD Duron 1.3 ghz pc with an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro. 512 ram. sound blaster audigy 2 zs platinum.

A:Battlefield 2 Demo

i have not tried to play single player, but it is choppy online.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L305 Series Laptop
2 GB of RAM
Intel Celeron
Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

About 6-8 months ago, my laptop was Windows Vista, and I had installed Battlefield 2 demo and it worked perfectly fine. Now, My laptop is Windows 7, it is the exact same computer but different Operating System. And now, when I try to run Battlefield 2 demo, the screen just goes black, it doesn't crash to desktop or anything like that, it just stays black and I have to shut down the laptop and restart.

How do I fix this? I have tried re installing this twice from multiple locations.

Thanks, Help is appreciated.

A:Battlefield 2 Demo help - Please Help!

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I have downloaded the Battlefield 2 Demo from about 6 different places and each one does the same thing. When I double-click the executable demo file, it opens the splash screen and then the first window of the installation. Before you can hit the "next" button, the installation closes down.

I have tried closing all running apps, have turned off my software and hardware firewalls, checked for viruses and spyware and nothing has helped.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

I have a P4 2.8
1 GB ram
Radeon 9600


A:Battlefield 2 Demo will not Install

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Cant get Battlefield 2 demo to run, it freezes in game at multiplayer browser any where i have newest drivers, all my drivers are up to date. any ideas?

A:Battlefield 2 demo crashs

The demo crashes on my system too, usually when a big explosion happens. I have a 9800se and have experienced the problem with half life 2 as well. It goes into an infinite loop. Both the 9600 and 9800se seem to be plagued with these problems. I've been told, even though its a graphics problem turning off directx sound acceleration could help. I didn't work for me but it might work on your 9600.

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I am having problems with the Battle Field 2142 Demo. When I am playing it will just randomly quit and say, "BattleField2142.exe has encountered an error and must close". I don't know exactly why I am getting this. I did go to and I didn't meet minimum requirements because it said the 6600 GPU wasn't supported. Could that be the culprit? It said for the recommended 5800 or above.

I am lost... Please help.

Minimum Requirements:
Recommended Requirements:

A:BattleField 2142 Demo

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I have seen the previous thread about this matter but instead of compl;icating it, i have started another one!
I have exactly the same problem; i double click on the icon but sceren goes black for 4-5 secs then back to desktop.
I have a brand new gaming computer with:
Windows XP SP2
ATI Raedon 9700 (supported)
128mb video card thingy
A supported sound card (Creative ......)
I am also virus and spyware free.

Does anyone have a solution to this problem?

A:Battlefield 2 demo does run after double-clicking

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Hey my friend downloaded the BF2 Demo and when he starts the game it goes to a black screen and crashes back to the desktop. I tried changing the resolution from the video file to 1024x768 and set full screen to 0 and I still got the same error dynamic something 800x600. I changed 'software' to 'hardware' from the audio file.

VGA is an 8600M GT and the game is being run on a vista 32 bit OS

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hello after the map has loaded on the battlefield 1942 MP demo i spawn but then about 2 seconds later the game stops and it goes back to desktop without displaying any errors or anything this also happens just after the single player version loads and with a few other demos (i like playing demos b4 i buy the game)

EDIT: i have downloaded the BF secret weopons of ww2 demo and that works fine and runs really smooth

A:battlefield 1942 multiplayer demo

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I've been playing the Battlefield 2 Demo for a while until recently. Lately, every time I connect to a Battlefield 2 server, I connect fine and appear in the game, but then about 5 seconds later I lose my connection to the server and cannot attempt to connect again unless I restart the game. This however only happens on certain servers; there are servers I can connect to just fine. Also, sometimes I can connect and play on servers that I usually can't play on, but as soon as the map changes, I lose connection to that server. I tried with a firewall, without a firewall, being directly connected to my cable modem, uninstalling and reinstalling the game, changing game settings, but nothing seems to work. Any ideas?

A:Battlefield 2 Demo Connectivity Problem

I would doubt that if your able to play on some and not the others its a firewall issue. If your playing a demo maybe some servers block playing demos in there server. Just a guess. Check this website out you would probably find the answer there.

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after dl the demo twice ~ (my internet froze at 91% )

it doesnt work. Wen i load the game the screen goes blank then nothing happens.
i think this is because i only have a 64mb graphics card. ( im prob gunna get new
one soon)
I was wondering will battlefield 2 still run?? sumhow
the rest of my comp is fine ~ amd64 3400
512mb ram xp

A:battlefield 2 demo ~ 64mb graphics card

Found this on their site....

Demo System Requirements

Windows XP (32-bit) with Admin rights
1.7 GHz Pentium 4 / Athlon XP or greater
512 MB or more
460MB of HD Space
DirectX 9.0c compatible (*video)
DirectX 9.0c compatible (sound)
Video card must have 128 MB or more memory and one of the following chipsets:
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 or greater
ATI Radeon 8500 or greater

Hope that helps ya.


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I recently dowloaded the demo onto my brand new Dell desktop. This desktop is top-of-the-line with 3 giga hertz 120 giga bytes 512 ram GeForce 4 and so on. When I start the program its fine but once the level loads, and I am about to start fighting the program just stops and crashes to the desktop. Ive lowered all the graphics. I don't know what to do!

A:Battlefield 1942 Single player demo

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ok ive gotten tired of the demo but now that i try uninstalling it i get this error message about install shield:

the installshield engine(iKernel.exe)could not be launched
Library not registered.

A:Question about battlefield 1942 secret weaps of war demo

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OK NOW, everytime I go to switch the controls for everything It works ok until I go to switch a few certain ones, then it decides to just automaticly just make the control right ctrl, I goto switch it-NO! it decided for me that it MUST BE RIGHT CTRL.

SO NOW when i try to switch any other control ITS RIGHT CTRL AS WELL!, and if i already had alot changed and i get this error I CANT SAVE THE OTHER CONTROLS, cause it has too many of the same key for the diffrent control.

Someone help me out.

A:BattleField 1942 Multiplayer demo is driving me CRAZY!!!

er, now that im not angry maybe i can add more to it so i can get a reply.

It usually says define key right when i click the spot to change it, but when the error occurs it shows define key for one second then says "There is a conflict"

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I have been playing this game for a few years now with my 1.4ghz cpu, Gforce440mx nvidia video card and around 512mb ram. I have another pc that has 700 mhz using the same ram and video and when I try to run the game, it does nothing. Absolutely nothing. I can click the shortcut icon, go straight in to the file and try to run it and nothing. No hour glass...nothing. Computer just sits there like nothing happend. All the other games on the pc works fine. I have re-installed the game many times, updated all the drivers, and have updated the directx as well. Still......nothing. Anyone have any ideas?

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I have got Battlefield 1942 multiplayer demo version 1.0 and on most listed game servers it gives me an error "Wrong version, do you want to update?". But on clicking either Yes or No thereafter it again lists the same game servers and nothing seems to be updated.

What shall I do?


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why does my battlefield 2 demo not working it install and every thing goes well and then ofter i try to play it the screen flash to black about 3-4 second and goes back to window can some one help me please

A:battlefied 2 demo not working

What are your pc specs? It's quite possible that your current PC is too slow and won't be able to run it.

If your PC can run it, your graphics card's drivers may need updating, and this may be causing the game not to be able to run.

Sorry if this didn't help

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I installed Battlefield 1942 on my computer , but didn't work on win98!!
Do i need an update file or patch ??

It woeked on the same computer with Win XP..

I have P4 1.7Ghz
512 sdram
ATI All in wonder 64mb DDR Card

A:Battlefield 1942 is not working on 98...

yes you need to get updates. Visit the following link to get the correct updates:

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when i open the BF2 icon it says BF2.exe has stopped working,
i've searched everywhere but i dint find anyone with this same problem
it does not even load or gives a black screen it just gives this error
i've tried running it as adminstrator and also tried running it in windows xp compatibility mode but it dint work....soo can any one help me with this?? ty

A:Solved: Battlefield 2 not working

Did the game work before or is this a fresh install?
Did you try to reinstall?

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Any multiplayer map I try to join says, "This server only allows unmodifeid content to join. Revert your version of battlefield 2 to the current official version to join."

Now, in the beginning I have installed the original disc; And then 2 days ago I downloaded and installed off a website patch 1.4 and then patch 1.5 which took 2 hrs to download the setup and installation for both.

So what the heck do I do? Can someone help me. I just want to play either on what Ive got, or what the battlefield thingy is saying. Please HELP!

P.S. Of course Single player maps are always open to play. LOL

A:Battlefield 2 multiplayer NOT WORKING!!!

What website did you get the patches from, was it the official site?

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Hi, Today i installed Windows7 ultimate, and when i want to start playing Battlefield bad company 2 is crashing : Battlefield bad company 2 has stopped working
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: BFBC2Game.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 4b70966a
Fault Module Name: BFBC2Game.exe
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 4b70966a
Exception Code: 80000003
Exception Offset: 01913907
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1063
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

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Well, here's yet another version of the classic Bf2 crash. Today, I started playing Battlefield 2 online and after about 3 minutes it crashed. It was working great since I got my computer several months ago. It kept on crashing randomly, in multiplayer, so I steeled myself for the dreadfully long reinstall process. After reinstalling it worked! But only for 9 minutes or so.

I looked all over the Internet but still could not figure out what the Hell is wrong.

I have Windows 7 64-bit with Intel core i3 processor 530, 6Gb DDR3 memory, ATI Radeon HD 4350, 512 Mb video card, and a HD of 1Tb.

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BF3 can't log into server. just times out. League of Legends gives a patcher has stopped working error, and starcraft 2 crashes before the first screen loads up and gives this error report provided below to send.

I updated windows with about a years worth of updates and now none of my games will work. Can't do a system restore because I didn't realize it was creating a restore point every single time I would try to uninstall or install LoL and now all the restore points are post windows updates.

Any help would be appreciated. I've tried everything short of a re-install of windows I can think of, and I really don't want to have to do that.

Specs on my rig are:

Win 7 64 bit
Nvidia GTX 460 SE
8 GB ddr3 ram
AMD Phenom II x4 AMD processor at 3.7GHz

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K this is really ****ing gay I have the full version of battlefield 2 (bf2) and i have been playing for a few weeks and ive gone all the way up in ranks up to lance corporal or ::1966:: as my global score and it just stopped going up, im sure im going to ranked servers i meen im filtering ranked...but like i dont know what the **** is going wrong am i the only one expierenceing this problem??????

A:Battlefield 2 Ranking And Global Score Stopped Working!!!!

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I've made threads asking for help in the past and went back over them before posting here, but I'm kind of stuck again.

I ran furmark without my gpu overheating/crashing, and I ran prime95 again without overheating/crashing. I haven't done any overclocking, and I ran 9 passes of memtest overnight/through morning classes. I just got finished uninstalling amd catalyst 13.9 driver package and installing 13.11 beta driver package this afternoon. Just ran sfc /scannow 10 minutes ago with nothing found.

Any help you could give me will be greatly appreciated.

A:BSOD playing battlefield 3/battlefield 4 beta

BugCheck 50, {fffff8a0144f0be8, 1, fffff88010bd061b, 0}

Probably caused by : dxgmms1.sys ( dxgmms1!VIDMM_GLOBAL::CloseOneAllocation+17f )

2: kd> lmvm atikmdag

start end module name
fffff880`0fe41000 fffff880`10ac1000 atikmdag T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: atikmdag.sys
Image path: atikmdag.sys
Image name: atikmdag.sys
Timestamp: Thu Sep 26 21:43:16 2013 (52449C64)
CheckSum: 00C38880
ImageSize: 00C80000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
I would suggest rolling back to the latest WHQL drivers, since the Beta drivers haven't been fully tested for bugs and stability, and therefore are more crash prone.

Release Date: September 18th 2013
Version: 13.9
In Device Manager: 13.152

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hello im new to this forum so first of all hello.

im getting a wierd problem with my bf2 recentally where it loads up fine and when i go to connect to a server the image of the map comes up it loads to about 5-6% then it restarts my whole system . no blue screen. ? ? ?? ? ? ?

intel core 2 duo @ 2.13
Nvidia 6800GS 512mb
Crucial Ballistix 1gb DDR2
gigabite GA-VM900M mobo

Nvidia Drivers:
Forceware Release 162 Vers. 162.18

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This is considered an unwanted file but it says it cannot be removed! If it is considered a threat,Why can't I remove it. Help--I am confused. I am using windows XP and McAfee security center which states that all of the file cannot be removed.


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I ended up with this virus on my pc. I ran microsoft security essentials and malware bytes and got rid of the virus, sort of. Now when I open internet explorer I get internet exploer cannot display the webpage. I have also ran Ad-Aware, IEfix and IE8-rereg. I have to search for alot of files for IEfix and it still can not complete. I have also deleted and reinstalled internet explorer. The computer loads slowly and opens pages slowly also. I have run hijack this and here is the report. Thanks for any help.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:34:45 PM, on 12/1/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 SP3 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
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A:swp 09 demo


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Hi, I have xp, and Mcafee, all updated, I use adware and spybot tooThis VBS/Demo-GFI is showing up in my Mcafee, I don't think it's a bad thing; but I don't know how to get rid of it. Mcafee says (in the program) it can't get rid of it) and their on line help was useless!would anybody know how to get rid of this? thanks so much!! Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal


Run The Windows OneCare Free Scan (on-line scan)To run the Windows One Care Free ScanGo to Windows Live Onecare Free Scan site using Internet Explorer. It will say "Get a free PC safety scan" sure you click "Full Service Scan" in the middle of the page and not the "Try It Now Free" offer on the right side.Allow the download of an Active X component.Choose "Complete Scan" in the window that opensClick "Next"Do not click on anything else that offers you a free trial or to sign up if you live in the US.Allow it to scan - it may take quite a while, possibly two hours or so depending on the size of your hard drive is and how fragmented your registry and drive may be.After completing the Windows OneCare Free Scan run both Adaware and Spybot Search and Destroy from safe mode, updating each program?s malware definitions before you reboot into safe mode to scan and allowing both to fix what they find.If you do not already have these freeware aps installed on your computer, you can get them at the following sites:*AdAware SE:*Spybot S&D: that that I suggest you post a ?HijackThis? log in the ?Hijack This? Logs and Analysis Forum for expert assistance with your malware infection.Read the pinned post in our ?HijackThis Logs and Analysis? forum, here Read more

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I ended up with this virus on my pc. I ran microsoft security essentials and malware bytes and got rid of the virus, sort of. Now when I open internet explorer I get internet exploer cannot display the webpage. I have also ran Ad-Aware, IEfix and IE8-rereg. I have to search for alot of files for IEfix and it still can not complete. I have also deleted and reinstalled internet explorer. The computer loads slowly and opens pages slowly also. I have run hijack this and here is the report. Thanks for any help.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:34:45 PM, on 12/1/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 SP3 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exec:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.ex... Read more

A:SWP 09 Demo


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i was just wonderin if there's a way to expend a demo trail for a software?because i tried deleting it from the registry but it still wont work,there is noway in hell i'm going to pay $19.95 for a audio enhancement software for Winamp by the name DFX.

A:expending a demo..........

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I downloaded both free demo's from; Blackhawk Down and Deltaforce:xtreme, however when joining the multiplayer online I get an error message -4. Does anyone know what the error code means or even if the online part is still available to play? I used to play the xtreme online a few years ago. Great game.

thx to anyone who can enlighten.

A:used to play this demo

Welcome to TSG.
Not familiar with them, but at a guess, I would say that it is limited in services by being demos.
Demos are just to try for a short period and have limited functions.

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hi,,, Can you download PSP demo games, If so how and where from, Do you need software. Thanks for your time >> doj <<

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I understand that this post may be deleted because I am asking for a way around a password. I have had my posts delete on support websites already, but i thought it was worth another try.

I was wondering if there is anyway of bypassing passwords on windows vista? I just bought an ex-display PC, but for some reason, PC World hadnt reformatted so it was a clean start for me to use. So now im stuck with a PC that has a pc world demo account, that is passworded. I basically have no way to get onto the PC.

I tried pressing F8 on start up, and selecting the repair PC option, but I still need the password for the PC world account. I have contacted the support guys, but they are telling me to take it back to the store. I would like to find another way around it if I could before I have to take it back. (Its pretty hard for me to get there cos i cant drive)

Any help would be appreciated. The PC is a Dell XPS.

A:Ex-demo password

Hi there protocoldroid

Welcome to TSF

As with other forums that you have mentioned - it is also against the rules of this forum to help with any illegal activities.

I would advise that you take it back to PC World and let them deal with it as it is basically their error/problem.

Expect this post to be locked soon by a passing moderator.

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Bioshock has received many great reviews - the trailers/TV ads looks quite good... and its using the new Unreal3 Engine....

So far, I am not impressed with a game that can't even start.

First, I have downloaded two different versions of an Offical Demo from reputable websites... Each version is 1.9GB in size! For such a well funded game and lots of TV marketing (Unreal has never been on TV) - the first DEMO creates a crappy game setup folder like this:

<drive>:\BioShock_PC_Demo_FF\raid10\temp\manager\nfdekpwgaj\BioShock PC Demo

WHAT IS THIS GARBAGE?! Unprofessional... Anyways, near the end of the install, the Windows Installer window POPS up, showing various optional instructions you could choose - for the Installer - means nothing.... only OKAY button is available anyways. The game says its installed. Click on the ICON and wow, an error pops up saying:

''This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstall the application may fix this problem''

I redownloaded a version from the offical site, the installer is not 5 sub-folders deep, but the game still refuses to run.... a lot of people are having this same problem.

So after 4GB of Downloads, 4 installs... this "cool" game is useless.

Next... This game has severe DRM... you are allowed ONLY 2 installs of the game. After that, your disc that you paid $50 is dead. Well, you can UNINSTALL the game and regain your "credit" - b... Read more

A:Bioshock - Bad demo and bad DRM

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Is it just me or is call of duty 4 the shortest ever demo ... seriously?

A small firefight, take out a few tanks, take out some resistance, blow up an AA gun and call for air support and it's over.

One and a half gig download for 15 mins ....if.

I played through it once...didn't really like it.....played it once more and thought maybe I was a bit hard on it and it was OK.... and then uninstalled it.

What is even worse for this game is that there was no multiplayer at all and when you compare this to other demoes that came out recently..ET:QW and world in conflict .. well I was disappointed.

I was looking forward to this game and now probably won't buy it ... roll on brothers in arms and UT3.

A:COD 4 the shortest demo ever?

ET QW is the great game i played

Give activision a feedback whether call of duty 4 demo will be on a multiplayer.

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Looks promising for a demo soon , theres no way im commiting to this one before ive played a demo , heard too many bad things

Arma 2 demo expected soon! -

A:ArmA 2 Demo

I've read a few reviews about this and Operation Flashpoint 2 and both look quite good, but at the moment I've leaning towards OF2. Will see how the demo is for this, though.

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Hi, I downloaded the Area 51 Demo, and installed it, and everything went fine, except it won't run. I double click the icon on the desktop (and I tried directly from the game folder) and nothing happens, my PC thinks for about a second, then nothing, I don't even see anything new in the process list. I've uninstalled it, redownloaded it, reinstalled it, to the same problem. Any ideas? Everything else runs absolutely fine on my PC. Thanks guys.

A:Area 51 Demo Won't Run

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hi i downloaded a demo of family feud party online i tryed to play it for an hour and could not get into a game. then my free trial was up . i tryed downloading it again but it wont let me play, is there any way of deleting all the data so that i can try again thx

A:downloaded demo

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hey guys just a quick one . .

Where is the option to put in the serial in on the demo . . it must be possible ?

A:wavelab 5.00a demo

bump . .

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Hi, I downloaded a Battle for Middle-Earth II demo. I liked it so much I bought the full game. The thing is, the file I downloaded to be able to install the demo version won't delete. It keeps saying its in use by another program. Can someone please help me?

A:BFM2 Demo help

This will tell you what program is using the file:

Then just end that program and delete the file.

Alternatively, you can boot into safe mode to delete it.

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This is the only place I can think of to put this, but I downloaded the demo (73) constantly at between 250 and 275kb/s. Now, this i believe it impossible considering i have a 512KB/s modem. The average I get to is 60-70.

I thought that there would be an error with the game, but it works perfectly.

I got it from just after i had downlaoded their file swarm.

Is it possible to harnis that speed and apply it to all downloads, or was it a flook? sortry for terrible spelling there..

A:Nhl Demo 2004

the probably just have the file on a server that doesnt get much use

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Hello, my computer has been infected with malware. It started off with Google redirecting sites about a week ago. That has subsided, but when I woke up this morning, a program called SWP2009 demo was running, just like a rouge malware.
It pretends to find infected files that are not really there, and if I put the window box in the corner, I can use the computer. I tried running Malwarebytes, but a Windows Security alert pops up at the bottom of my screen saying "Application cannot be executed. The file mbam.exe is infected. Do you want to activate your antivirus software now?" Currently the message says the file wuauclt.exe is infected.
I cannot access the task manager long enough to do anything. When I press Ctrl + Alt + Delete, the window flashes for a second, and then disappears. The same security message appears saying taskmgr.exe is infected.
Little yellow shields with exclaimation points collect on the bottom of the screen, whenever i scroll over them, they disappear. The shields then begin to recollect.
I'm new here and I would appreciate any help on this issue. Thanks!

I downloaded hijack this, but my computer will not let me run the program long enough for it to log anything.

A:SWP2009 Demo

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.

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Just installed my new TV which is "HD Ready" and unfortunately HD channels are not due to be broadcast until after Xmas in the UK.
What I want is a HD demo DVD or a file download from somewhere to get some idea of how clear its going to be. I've seen these on TV's in stores but have been unable to get my hands on one. Any ideas?

A:High Def TV demo

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Hey all!

My friend just got the halo 2 demo at best buy....but when i went it wasnt there anymore (it was free), since it was free ...could any1 post it on here? or is that illegal?


A:Halo 2 Demo for PC

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Hi guys,

I got a few problems with the demo F.E.A.R. The first is that I have to disable sound for it to work. The other thing is when I am able to play the game, In the very beggining after the car drops me off in that little alley way, I seems to be dropped off behind the car? and I have no way of getting around the car and I can't seem to find anyway into the building? Any info??


A:F.E.A.R Demo stuck??

F.E.A.R. ** spoiler alert **

First, playing this game without sound is removing a big part of what makes it so good. They did a tremendous job using sound (and silence) to set a mood that gets you so on edge while playing that its hard to stay in your skin. My phone ringing (real one not one in game) has made me almost pi** myself while playing it.

**spoiler time**
After you are dropped off in the ally, move forward and go right to find a boarded over doorway. To get through, you need to break the three small boards that are over it. The other boards won't break. (use your melee instead of wasting ammo on them) Go through the door, look around until you find the unlocked door that's near a flaming barrel. Move up to it and open it with the use key (unless you changed the defaults its F), then head inside to find yourself in a dim storage area. Get used to breaking things in the enviroment, F.E.A.R. uses the havoc engine and a lot of things you aren't used to are interactive and can be moved or broken. In fact you will frequently have to break ventilation grates, windows, boards and so on to find a way out of a level ... or even to flank a big group of badies before they break up and flank you.

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Just downloading now

Crysis by Electronic Arts

Be warned its 1.77GB, so my take upto 15mins to download

A:Crysis Demo is out!!

Nice one. Downloading now...

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You need a 8800 and windows vista, enjoy.

I request that you post some screenshots of teh beauty though

A:DirectX 10 Demo

F1N3ST said:

You need a 8800 and windows vista, enjoy.Click to expand...

You know, I really hate these statements. You need a *DX10* card, doesn't have to be a 8800. Well, at least soon it won't need to be a 8800.

Also, "teh beauty"? One, you can use DX10 features in OpenGL through extensions. Two, how does DX10 make it more beautiful? For example, Crysis will run on DX10 AND DX9, and in whichever mode you run it you will have access to ALL the eyecandy.

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I've downloaded the Crysis demo about 4 times from different places.

Each time it finishes downloading I go through the installation process. Once the installation process is done and it says it was successful, I go to play the game but there is no shortcut. In fact there's no files on my hard drive (other than the download file). I've tried rebooting, with no luck. I can view the Add/Remove Programs list, and it's in there, but the game is nowhere to be found.

Is this a problem with Vista? Or was I just really unlucky and dl'ed 4 corrupt files in a row?

Thanks for any help!

A:Crysis Demo

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hi guys, its me krissie aka byrdbabe, i've had to get a new email addy as it seems someone has hacked into my old one an its no longer of use to me...

anyways, i have another user on my comp who seems to be in the bad habbit of picking up new malware and viruses on a daily basis, the latest one is Loverspy demo..

any help on ditchin this bug would be great..also if you could take a peek thru the hijackthis log an see what else may be sitting there, would be greatly appreciated..

thnx again, krissie

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 7:44:08 AM, on 3/20/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell AIO Printer A940\dlbabmgr.... Read more

A:Loverspy demo

You have an outdated version of HijackThis. Click here to get the latest version of HijackThis and run it.

Before you give us a new log here, if we gave you instructions for a fix, please do the fixes first and then post the new log with this updated version.

1. If it gives you an intro screen, just choose 'Do a system scan and save a logfile'.
2. If you don't get the intro screen, just hit Scan and then click on Save log.
3. Get HijackThis Analyzer and save it to the same folder as the hijackthis.log file. Run HijackThis Analyzer and type in y if you agree. The result.txt file will open up in Notepad. Copy the whole result.txt log and post it in the forum. We do not need the original hijackthis.log (unless we ask for it). Do not fix anything in HijackThis since they may be harmless.

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that 'Display the contents of system folders' is checked. Windows XP's search feature is a little different. When you click on 'All files and folders' on the left pane, click on the 'More advanced options'... Read more

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my uncle downloaded this program and now you cant run a scan or install software and it has lots of pop ups

A:swp 2009 demo

Click here to download HJTInstall.exe

Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
Doubleclick on the HJTInstall.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
Click on Install.
It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

Download ATF Cleaner by Atribune.
Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.

Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.

Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here.

Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.
The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
Make sure that everything is chec... Read more

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Hi all..

I just downloaded the FEAR SP demo and it installed properly, but when I try to play it it crashes to the desktop before it even gets to the first screen. I disabled the "Sound" and it seems like that was the problem. I updated my drivers (SB Audigy Platinum) and also disabled Hardware acc in DX and still same problem? If I go into the config and disable sound I can play, but not with the sound on. So not sure what else to check..any info can appreciated!


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Here's one for you guys,

I downloaded the FEAR demo from the VUGames site the other day, updated all the drivers on my system (which meets minimum requirements), and still the game will not run. I went into the configuration utility and set the game on 640x480, just to see if it would run correctly on my system. Everytime I click on the icon I am directed to this website, and even that site will not load. I'm trying to run the demo because I plan on going to get FEAR by the end of the week. Any suggestions, something I may have overlooked?

Thanks, John

A:FEAR Demo Will Not Run

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Hello guys,

I downloaded Spilt Second demo the other week. It loads up and after the logos etc it crashes back to my desktop and with an error saying that windows has closed this program. My graphics card is a ATI X1200 which has the latest drivers.

A:Split Second demo help

Hello Love Vista,

Try the following:

Uninstall the game.

Before re-installing, do the following:

Press the Windows key + R

Type in the Run Command: msconfig

Click "OK"

Click the "Services" tab.

Check the box entitled "Hide All Microsoft Services"

Click "Disable all"

Click "Apply"

Click "OK"

Restart your computer, and re-install the game.

Enable all the services using the same process.

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im having a problem with the juiced demo. when i go to the juiced config screen and click on ok, it gives me an error: "Unable to validate your selection. Please select a smaller resolution." plz help me

A:juiced demo

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I loved the original demo of the first one so much! Just wondering... Are ppl still playing it? Was thinking about downloading It again if I can find it.

A:Halo Demo?

Dang, just found it and downloaded... Servers are offline...

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Ok, I just downloaded Crysis SP demo and it split it self into two diff files. one that is zero bytes called Crysis_SP_Demo.exe , and one that is 1.77gigs called Crysis_SP_Demo.exe.part. My question is how do i link them together so i can play it?

A:Crysis SP demo help

ok so i got it running and this might sound like a contradictory question but...... How do i split into two equal parts so i can send it to my laptop. (i have an outdated cpu with a low grade video card)

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Okay, I just downloaded BF2 Demo. I Installed and everything, I start the game, everthing is fine , i recive the EA Games logo and music n krap. Than.. it freeze's on the theme song and the main screen of BF2, and i get the blue screen of death.. i know lol the blue screen says:

The problem seems to be caused by the following fileati2dvag.


The driver got stuck in an infinate loop

"hint": i have a ATI Radeon 9200 SE PCI 128mb DDR
thnx much

A:BF2 Demo Error Message...

could it be just the driver? or is it just due to youre ****** card?
get a decent pc if you know what's good for you!

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I have downloaded battlefield 2142 multilayer demo.

here's my problem.

as I enter the log in screen asking for a user name and password, I clicked the create new account button as I do not yet have an account.

But everytime I try to contact the b2142 master sever, it gets timed out.

My internet speed is at a fair rate, I do not have any third party firewall and my system specs are more the the minimum requirements what seems to be the problem?

I presume the account is to be free because it is a demo.

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I wanted to try Homefront error to know if I could run the game, but I keep getting this error. I have posted on this forum multiple times but no one helped me with my problems. So before you ask, no I dont have latest drivers, because they cause my PC to freeze so I had to downgrade to march 2009. Why is my PC freezing from new drivers? No idea, no one here helped me when I asked.

Anyways here is the error:

System Spec:
Intel Core Duo E7300 @2,66Ghz
Ati HD radeon 4670

Thanks in advance, hopefully.

A:Homefront Demo Error

Bumpity bump.

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i just downloaded and installed the demo for shadow ops red murcury, from game spot. when i try to start it i get this message... RM.exe unable to locate dll the dynamic link library d3d9.dll could not be found in the specified path c:\program files\atari\shadow ops red murcury sp demo\system\;.;c:\
WINNT\system32;c:\WINNT\system;c:\WINNT;c:\WINNT\system32;c:\WINNT;c:\WINNT\system32\Wbem. any ideas???

A:cant start demo...error msg

Install the latest version of DirectX, 9C, and make sure your other drivers are up to date.

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I just started to get this fake antivirus popup to force me into purchasing it, then since I didn't give into it, now it redirects my Internet Explorer all the.
I need help removing this nasty infection.


Thanks in advance!!

Sorry, I'm running XP Pro


As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.

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I just dont get it! How does a demo just end after a set amount of days? Ok I got a demo and I liked it but not the price.

Is this safe to ask what makes them work?

I want to make it work again but cant until I know what makes it stop. Is this ok to ask? I wont ask no more until approved.

A:What makes a demo kick?

Just like an alarm clock.

The program has encoded a date after which it's not supposed to function anymore.

I guess you could wait a period of time, and try a fresh trial download, but is
that honest?

If one likes a program, one buys it, or finds a free alternative.

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I have a program, that offers a free demo for like 50 min. And even though i reinstall, and delete all the files, it still remembers that i used it already. Does anyone know, if theres a secret file it loads to somewhere or sumtin?

Pleaseee please help

A:How do i Extend a Free Demo...

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Can anyone tell me why need for speed underground(demo) won't work when i click on it. The screen just turns black and go back to the desktop.

please help me!!!!!!!!!


A:need for speed underground (demo)

First make sure you meet the Minimum System Req.. If so then check out the tech support topics provided by EA:

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Thanks for looking. I have been searching for other posts with this problem. But could not see the fix.

There is a program in the system tray that wants me to buy. Antivirus System Pro
A demo program that wants to scan the compter. It shows all kinds of fake viruses. Even though I tried not to run it. I could not find it in the remove program list of add and remove

This program is not in the task bar of all users on this compter.
And only that user can not view most websites in internet explorer.

Can you help me remove the demo program. Norton found some kind of trogen fake
file but it could not delete it.
Thank You,

Here is what Norton Antivirus said:
Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5
Click for more information about this threat:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:10:56 PM, on 6/22/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Virtual Token\vtserver.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
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A:Antivirus System Pro demo

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Ok I've looked around and couldn't find anthing to tell me what to do in this Demo,

I'm just walking around aimless, thx all.

A:Half Life 2 Demo

Haven't played the demo in a while; are you in the city where people are walking around?

If so, go to the right, you will notice a dumpster I believe, get on top of that, jump over a fence, and there should be a ladder somewhere near the other side of the fence.

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I am looking for a screen recorder program to record step by step How-to demo for my products. I would appreciate if someone could suggest a good and inexpensive screen recorder software?

A:How to record a demo for my products

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For some reason I've tried installing it on a few machines and it just error message; it just crashes. I'm still doing some troubleshooting but I'm wondering if anyone else has had problems with the demo. I downloaded it from here and I'm starting to wonder if it's just a bad file. The machines I'm installing on aren't exactly gaming rigs. One's a stock Dell Dimension 4600C and ones an Optiplex GX240. The minimum requirements are a 2.0 GHz single processor + 512 MB of ram which both machines have. I don't believe the demo requires a DirectX 10 card either...any suggestions?

edit: I got the file to work on a different machine, but I'm still open to suggestions on this PC.

A:Unreal Tournament 3 Demo

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Hello, everybody. My Vista version is Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1 32 bit and today I downloaded a Black & White 2 Demo from the Lionhead Studios website and while I ran the set-up to the program I received the error:

An error (-5009 : 0x8002802b) has occurred while running the setup.

Please make sure you have finished any previous setup and closed other applications. If the error still occurs, please contact your vendor: Lionhead Studios.

This happens each time I start the installation and I have no other applications running, and I have not setup any other computer games at this time. If I press OK it stops the installation and the same problem repeats each time I tr I installed another game a few days ago and no error like this occurred. I'm not sure what the problem is, since I'm not the best with computers, and I would like some help.

A:Problem Installing a Demo

Make sure everything is updated including Vista to SP2.

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hello having trouble getting rid of nero 7 demo on my brothers computer. It points to the file mfc71u.dll which i have found to be in another burning program named Sonic and from searching online its in Roxio software as well. I have run some clean tools off of nero's site but to no avail. running xphome sp2. Please let me know if any other info is needed. thanks

A:Cannot get rid of Nero 7 demo for the life of me

You'll probably have to get rid of Sonic. I'll take Nero over Sonic anytime.

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Hi there i am cleaning up my computer and getting rid of files i dont need and came across a game demo i installed around 6 months ago and have tried to remove it from the add/remove section and i am getting an error of"An installation support file could not be installed the system cannot find the file specified"I have been to the search section and typed in my game title and deleted it from there and also been in to programs and been to a file folder that was in there and deleted it from there also. But its stuck in add/remove.I am wondering if anyone knows how to delete it from the add and remove section.Regards Grassy

A:cant uninstall a demo game

Have you thought of trying REVO Uninstaller free version

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i'm looking for a fairly high-end demo, eg, crysis 2, black ops, etc. the crysis 2 demo isn't working, metro 2033 is a possibility; please let me know title, website if you know of any; thanks

A:High-end demo wanted

You already have a thread going here:

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downloaded the benchmark, installed it, and when i try to launch it it gives me an error shown in the pic below
p.s. i have the newest red faction , and section 8 games they run perfectly normal on highest settings... my video card is ati radeon 4600 series v9.9
O/S win xp pro, sp3
dx 9c is up to date
seeing how most of others have no problems with the demo i cannot understand whats wrong

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In anticipation of my upcoming (or so I thought) purchase of Doom 3, I downloaded the demo to give it a test run. Boy, am I glad I did! Here's my problem: I run the program and it goes through the loading screen with the Mars background. Then, the screen goes black. Almost 30 seconds later, a pointer appears in the upper left, and the music starts. About 30 seconds after that, the Doom 3 logo appears with a series of buttons at the bottom. About 30 seconds later, a picture of Mars appears behind the logo, and every 30 seconds after that, the picture of Mars rotates a little bit. I am unable to move the pointer at all unless I happen to be moving the mouse when the picture of Mars rotates. When I enter the Task Manager to shut Doom 3 down, it shows Doom 3 alternating between a status of "running" (for a couple of seconds) and "not responding" (for about 30 seconds.)

Here are my system specs:

Intel P4 3.2Ghz
Intel D865PERL Motherboard
eVGA Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 (128 MB Ram)
1 Gig ddr 333Mhz RAM (2 DIMMS of 512 Mb each)
Sound Blaster Audigy 2
Win 2000

Since this problem, I have updated my BIOS, video card, and sound blaster with the latest versions (clean installs of the video card and sound card.) I have uninstalled and reinstalled the demo after each, I cleaned out my registry, and I have tried Activision's suggestion of setting my desktop to 800x600 with 32-bit color. I have no CD-burning or copying software other than Roxio on my system at a... Read more

A:Doom 3 Demo won't start

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I downloaded the UT2004 demo for Mac and went to open it when I got this message;
"Unable to unarchive "UT2004-MAC-Demo3334.dmg.bz2" into "Desktop". (Error 2 - No such file or directorv.)
Any ideas how to run it guys?

A:Problem with UT2004 demo

Perhaps redownload... and ask this question in the MAC section - REASON why I say this is because there not many Mac users come to the gaming section and the error may not be game issue, but a general software problem.

Good luck! UT04 is still a pretty good game for its age - but the BIG problem I see that it appears that the full version is not supported or never came out. There are no patches available for Mac. Which means it will not connect to current online servers.

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im currently creating a screen saver typed......thingy...for my clan.
my question is, ive just found out that half-life game's will record demo's of you game's, i was wundering how\what to use, to render and view these recorded demo files.
Thanx for any help given
Sorry if none of this makes any sense

A:Half-life demo's

u can view the demos ingame just type play demonamehere,dem (u may or may not need the .dem dont remember)

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Does anyone know where i can get a ulead video studio 9 demo from. I've just about given up!

A:Ulead VideoStudio 9 Demo

Is it safe to assume that you are specifically avoiding the ulead video studio 10, and ONLY want 9?

If so, I can't help. Just wanted to confirm you knew there was a 10 out.

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windows demo download like the one if you go to best buy or sams club computers they have something called windows demo it on the main screen its like a windows tour kinda like windows xp tour thats already in windows xp though but i want it could you please help.

A:windows demo download

hi hope this is what your looking for

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looking for a fairly high-end game demo to download to test a gaming computer i'm thinking of buying; crysis 2 takes too long to download: do you know of a fairly high-end game demo out there that won't take too long to download ? thanks

A:Game demo: High-end ?

Best graphical stress test/benchmarks currently are Unigine Heaven (229MB), Furmark(3.7MB) & 3DMark Vantage(free version, 384MB).
Heaven and Furmark in particular are geared as much toward stressing the system as benchmarking, so be prepared for a bit of heat off the GPU.

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I wanted to make sure this game would run on my system (my system supposedly exceeds requirements). System info is listed in the signature.

After I installed I tried to run and I got a message saying

"modified code not allowed. Please reinstall the game"

I have no clue what caused that error.

A:Solved: UT3 demo won't start

You need get an update (which is no longer hosted by the Unreal Tournament folks).


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Ubisoft has released a playable demo of Anno 1404, giving you the chance to try out the PC version of this game where players will get to know the culture and technology of the ancient Orient while learning the tricks of local trade, diplomacy and economy in order to build their own metropolis. Known in North America as Dawn of Discovery, Anno 1404 will be available on June 26th, for PC, Wii and DS.

Anno 1404 US Demo (1.68GB)
Anno 1404 UK Demo (1.68GB)
Anno 1404 German Demo (1.66GB)
Anno 1404 French Demo (1.67GB)

**** YE!!!!!!!

A:Anno 1404 Demo
Strategy Informer

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Hey there,

I like collecting store demos of products, and one that's caught my attention is the one for Windows 8. It plays a little "here's what your computer can do" video over and over, and lets you use all the features.

I notice it has a sample Microsoft account called Allison Brown.

I've tried copying all the hard drive contents off one of those demos to a flash drive, but it won't run on my regular computers. I also notice that if I use the "reset your PC" option on the kiosk demos, it'll turn into a regular Windows 8 without the demo stuff.

Is there some special installation disc/flash drive for retailers? I'm just curious - it's OK if nobody's allowed to distribute it due to legal reasons, but I was just curious how that demo was installed... obviously just copying the executables and trying to run them does not work.

I've even seen Windows RT demos with the Allison Brown account!

On that note, there used to be a "Windows Demo Experience" for Windows 7 that would show your computer's specs in a nifty little screen - same thing applies to that, I tried copying the files (I even used clonezilla and made a complete clone of a kiosk demo) and it doesn't run on anything. I'd love to know how to get a copy just for informational and collection purposes.

A:Windows 8 Kiosk Demo?

store demos ,wouldn't they just be a DVD and play in and DVD player or computer dvd player with the right software.
win8 doesn't have a dvd playing software by default some of us VLT player free on the net

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I've been trying to run a Mass Effect 2 demo I got off Steam, and when I do, it gives me the following error message:

"Mass Effect 2 demo has stopped working.

Windows can check online for a solution to the problem."

I hit the details tab, and recieved the following:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: MassEffect2.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 4bfcd1b3
Fault Module Name: MassEffect2.exe
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 4bfcd1b3
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00a042fa
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

All help is appreciated very much.

A:Mass Effect 2 demo

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Pasting in contextual information from another post. ~ OBwell i got hit by the SWP2009 demo virus today, and im having difficulties removing it since i no longer have a valid regrun which would normally take care of all my virus needs. i really noticed a problem when in firefox google is redirected to scam websites when i click on hyperlinks. if i type the actual url into the browser the site works which how im posting this.. i tried installing a new firewall as well as a notifier listed on this site but it caused me not to be able to use my internet. speaking of my internet lately its being pretty slow as in taking 10 min to load a 40 second video (i have DSL and can normally download files at 180kps) lastly when i click on files, or folders it gives me a error saying "This file does not have a program associated with it for preforming this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel." if i click okay then the file or folder opens.End of added material. ~ OBDDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Games at 18:06:13.54 on Sat 03/14/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1023.427 [GMT -4:00]AV: Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)AV: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 3.0 *On-access scanning disabled* (Outdated)FW: ZoneAlarm Firewall *disabled*============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\... Read more

A:SWP2009 demo and possible other problems?

i believe i fixed the problem. i downloaded avast, ran the scan during the boot process and it removed 12 infected files mostly in the system files. the swp2009 demo is no longer no the system, and when i click a google search it takes me to the correct site.

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I am running an eMachines with MS XP Home with SP2. My PC recently froze and when I rebooted I was unable to access any devices attached to USB drives or access the Internet. The taskbar won't appear and when I click the Start button nothing happens. Drag and drop functionality is completely disabled, but I am able to copy files using the CMD prompt and the xcopy command. By using this I am able to access devices attached to USB ports.

When I open Task Manager the CPU is running at 100% and there is one application running (SWP2009 Demo).

I'm guessing this is a virus which has gained control of my system.

I tried downloading Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, but when I attempt to install it I get the following error message:


Run=time error '372':

Failed to load control 'vbalGrid' from vbalsgrid6.ocx. Your version of vbalsgrid6.ocx may be outdated. Make sure you are using the version of thecontrol that
was provided with your application.


A:SWP2009 Demo Virus

Before we start fixing anything you should print out these instructions or copy them to a NotePad file so they will be accessible. Some steps will require you to disconnect from the Internet or use Safe Mode and you will not have access to this page.Please download DrWeb-CureIt and save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan yet.Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".Scan with Dr.Web CureIt as follows:Double-click on drweb-cureit.exe to open the program and click Start. (There is no need to update if you just downloaded the most current versionRead the Virus check by DrWeb scanner prompt and click Ok where asked to Start scan now? Allow the setup.exe to load if asked by any of your security programs.The Express scan will automatically begin.
(This is a short scan of files currently running in memory, boot sectors, and targeted folders).If prompted to dowload the Full version Free Trial, ignore and click the X to close the window.If an infected object is found, you will be prompted to move anything that cannot be cured. Click Yes to All.When complete, click Select All, then choose Cure > Move incurable.
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A:Infected with SWP2009 Demo

Hello, cflanders.My name is aommaster and I will be helping you with your log.I apologize for the delay in response we get overwhelmed at times but we are trying our best to keep up.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, I would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following below so I can have a look at the current condition of your machine.ThanksPlease note that I am in the process of my training so it may take a while for me to get back to you, as each of my fixes need to be checked by a coach first.We need to run RSITDownload random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)In your next reply, please include the following:Log.txtinfo.txt

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