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Daveyjones 08-03-2006 03:39 PM

This Is nuts
First it was half life episode 1 now it this Sin Episode 1.
Ive never had any problems loading ANY games but these 2.
It will not load,the auto-load and the "explore" will not do it.
I can see the disk light for about 2 seconds then nothing But If I go to my older computer I-Machine they both load.
I am with steam but I dont want to download their game when i brought one.
So now what?
System Information
Time of this report: 7/10/2006, 09:28:05
Machine name: D24YKD61
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Computer Corporation
System Model: Dimension 3000
Monitor Dell E196FP
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A02
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.53GHz
Memory: 510MB RAM
Page File: 275MB used, 971MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS XP
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
Graphic card.nividia geforce fx5500

Sarkie 08-03-2006 04:04 PM

Re: This Is nuts
Sorry I do not get what the problem is?

You can't load savegames or "explore" ?

Michael_Russell 08-03-2006 04:36 PM

Re: This Is nuts
I could be wrong, but it sounds like the Steam installation problem where the installer hangs while installing Steam.

Is that it?

Daveyjones 08-03-2006 07:05 PM

Re: This Is nuts
Maybe I didnt word it right...lol

I brought the game sin emergence episode 1...

Put it in the disk drive and nothing happens....
nothing on the screen...nothing.
Any other games I load there is no problems loading and playing.

The exact same thing happens with half life episode one.

BUT all the other half life games work.

Quason 08-03-2006 11:05 PM

Re: This Is nuts
Okay, so it's not autoplaying and bringing up the installation screen automatically?

Can you go to Start Menu - Run - Browse and manually select the installer?

Forumalist 08-04-2006 12:04 AM

Re: This Is nuts
HL2: Episode 1 and Sin: Episode 1 both can't be "explored" you say?

That's easy: you don't have a DVD drive.

Both games are distributed (via retail) on DVDs. THAT's why the drive lights up briefly but fails to continue as it can't understand what kind of disc it is! CD drives exibit such behavour when confronted with DVDs.

I guess all those little messages and sys requirements on game boxes are for decoration.

EDIT: For what it's worth, you can still use the discs if you do not wish to keep up to date with optical technology. Just enter the DVD-KEY you get with the game in Steam, and you can download the data instead of getting from the disc (assuming you're not on dial-up).

Jin 08-04-2006 12:19 AM

Re: This Is nuts
I have to agree with Forumalist the game is on a DVD and if you hacve a CD/R/RW, It would not work you need a DvD Drive in order to get the game going. Other wise return the game for a refund or go postal and do what this kid done... http://www.ebaumsworld.com/2006/07/hissyfit.html. I would Recomend a sledge hammer for the computer If you plan to go APE :D!!

Quason 08-04-2006 12:39 AM

Re: This Is nuts
Or you could just buy a DVD drive on eBay. You can get them cheap. In fact, there's a nifty little combo drive (CD-RW/DVD) that's selling for 12 bucks (including shipping) right now.

Sarkie 08-04-2006 01:32 AM

Re: This Is nuts
If it is the problem, well done guys for helping out. :)

Daveyjones 08-04-2006 05:01 PM

Re: This Is nuts
OH my GOD!!! that never occured to me..DVD....DUH...thanks a bunch guys

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