Oblivion Question


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Maureen

I'm fairly new to video games, and was just wondering if Oblivion - The
Elder Scrolls IV, does it have to be run from the dvd?

Or have I somehow installed it wrong. I did install it with Administrative
rights to begin with, but when I click on the game in Vista's game file, it
says to insert the dvd. It does run from the dvd, but it would be better if
I could run it from the harddrive like COH.

I notice that the website doesn't support Vista, so I guess I'm lucky it
play at all.

Thanks for the help.
 
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Maureen said:
I'm fairly new to video games, and was just wondering if Oblivion - The
Elder Scrolls IV, does it have to be run from the dvd?

Or have I somehow installed it wrong. I did install it with
Administrative rights to begin with, but when I click on the game in
Vista's game file, it says to insert the dvd. It does run from the dvd,
but it would be better if I could run it from the harddrive like COH.

I notice that the website doesn't support Vista, so I guess I'm lucky it
play at all.
You need the DVD in the drive to play it, unless you have a no cd patch
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VRG Scotty©

www.vistareadygames.com
Register (it's free) and Use the Search for solution button to find the
answer.
 
M

Maureen

VRG Scotty© said:
You need the DVD in the drive to play it, unless you have a no cd patch
--
VRG Scotty©

www.vistareadygames.com
Register (it's free) and Use the Search for solution button to find the
answer.

Thanks for the quick response! What is the no cd patch, and is it worth
installing for a dvd, or is it more trouble than it's worth.
 
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Maureen said:
Thanks for the quick response! What is the no cd patch, and is it worth
installing for a dvd, or is it more trouble than it's worth.
Depends...is it such a problem to have the DVD in the drive when you play?
Because on certain games a no cd patch can cause online gaming problems
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M

Maureen

VRG Scotty© said:
Depends...is it such a problem to have the DVD in the drive when you play?
Because on certain games a no cd patch can cause online gaming problems
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answer.
No, I guess not. Just didn't want to carry around the disc since I have a
laptop. Thanks for your help.
 
F

Fish

No, I guess not. Just didn't want to carry around the disc since I have a
laptop. Thanks for your help.
They have the Oblivion cracks here.

www.gamecopyworld.com

You have to get the crack for the version of the game you have installed.
Read the .nfo file to see instructions on how to crack it. .nfo opens with
notepad. Usually it's as simple as replacing the game .exe file with the
cracked version. Always rename the original game exe file though instead
of overwriting it so you can always go back to that version if need be. I
always just add the extension .old to the original file then put the
cracked version in that folder.
 
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Andy [YaYa]

Fish said:
They have the Oblivion cracks here.

www.gamecopyworld.com

You have to get the crack for the version of the game you have installed.
Read the .nfo file to see instructions on how to crack it. .nfo opens with
notepad. Usually it's as simple as replacing the game .exe file with the
cracked version. Always rename the original game exe file though instead
of overwriting it so you can always go back to that version if need be. I
always just add the extension .old to the original file then put the
cracked version in that folder.
Oblivion is a great game, please don't pirate it. Cracking is OK if you
bought the game and don't plan to resell it leaving the original installed.

Support good software people.
 
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Andy [YaYa]

You need the DVD in the drive to play it, unless you have a no cd patch
Yeah, game just checks to see if you have an Oblivion DVD in the drive, it
doesn't use anti-copying protection, but like most games you have to leave
the disc in the drive when you startup. If you really want to you can remove
the disc once the game starts.

Oblivion has some issues with Vista, let us know if you have problems.

-A.
 
M

Maureen

Andy said:
Yeah, game just checks to see if you have an Oblivion DVD in the drive, it
doesn't use anti-copying protection, but like most games you have to leave
the disc in the drive when you startup. If you really want to you can
remove the disc once the game starts.

Oblivion has some issues with Vista, let us know if you have problems.

-A.

Hi, thanks for the responses everyone.....I'm going to go with the dvd in
the drive instead of putting it on the hard drive. I don't have a huge
amount of space on my hard drive anyway :) I just wanted to make sure that
was how it was supposed to be.

It seemed to have some problems at first, I was getting an error code when I
clicked on it in the games program, but I did a disc scan and defragmented
and it seems okay now. I don't really know how it's supposed to look, but
the graphics are pretty amazing! I haven't had any crashes so far. I'm
running it on a laptop with 2 g. RAM and a 7950GTX nvidia card.

I noticed on some websites that they say the program can't run with an Intel
chip, or something, but everything seems to be working okay. When I first
installed I had to "run" as Administrator though.
 
J

Juarez

Oblivion is a great game, please don't pirate it. Cracking is OK if you
bought the game and don't plan to resell it leaving the original installed.

Support good software people.
Did I say anything about pirating it? I just gave instructions on how to
crack the game .exe so you can play it without the DVD in the drive.
 
J

Juarez

Hi, thanks for the responses everyone.....I'm going to go with the dvd in
the drive instead of putting it on the hard drive.
It's still running off the hard drive even though you are putting the DVD
in the optical drive. Some games allow you to install some to the HDD and
leave some on the DVD/CDROM, like sound files, but it's always best to run
the full game off the HDD to avoid pauses when it needs to access new data.
Forcing you to put the DVD in the drive is just a measure to try and
thwart piracy.
 
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Andy [YaYa]

Juarez said:
Did I say anything about pirating it? I just gave instructions on how to
crack the game .exe so you can play it without the DVD in the drive.
Did I SAY you were pirating it? No.

Chill dude. PSA, Public Service Announcement... ****.
 
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Gary J. Saul

But it doesn't "thwart piracy" - the pirates crack the game - the legit
purchasers are the ones constantly inconvenienced. I have an 11 year old
daughter who (if I let have the original game disc) would render it
scratched & useless in a couple of months (as nothing gets put back in it's
case despite constant badgering). Simple solution is to use a virtual CD
drive and leave the original media pristine & intact.

Regards

DM
 
D

Dustin Harper

And depending on your organization skills, or the amount of games, you
don't want to shuffle through a lot of stuff just to get the cd of the
game you own... Or lost it... Piracy still exists, cracks still exist.
Most recent copy protection is a major inconvenience to the legitimate
end user, not to the thieves. That is my opinion, and everyone is
welcome to theirs.
 
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Andy [YaYa]

Gary J. Saul said:
But it doesn't "thwart piracy" - the pirates crack the game - the legit
purchasers are the ones constantly inconvenienced. I have an 11 year old
daughter who (if I let have the original game disc) would render it
scratched & useless in a couple of months (as nothing gets put back in
it's case despite constant badgering). Simple solution is to use a virtual
CD drive and leave the original media pristine & intact.

Regards

DM
This is how you teach kids the "Value" of personal property. Let your
daughter scratch the hell out of it then take the money out of her lawn
cutting jar to pay for a replacement (most software companies will replace
CDs if you send them in for the cost of postage and handling, so what $12.95
at most, but no idea in euro's, probably like 2 now a days)

Doesn't seem like a hard lesson to teach, and hey no need to resort to
piracy.
 

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