Rome Total War

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by klaus, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. klaus

    klaus

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    I installed parallels, and then Rome Total War. Installation went fine, but when I start the game, it displays the following error message:

    Please insert the correct CD-ROM, select OK and restart the application

    Except of course that the correct CD-ROM is already in the drive.

    Any ideas? Thanks!
     
  2. jfrancis999

    jfrancis999

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    Regardless of whether it installs or not, it won't run since it requires DirectX. Parallels doesn't support DirectX yet. No DirectX, no 3d graphics.
     
  3. pogi

    pogi

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    jfrancis999, parallels supports the directx software renderer. it works very slow(and limited I guess), but regardless, it still "works"... at least for me.
     
  4. DotNetGuy

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    Likely, the CD-ROM contains copy protection which isn't supported by the virtual Parallels CD-ROM drive.
     
  5. perle

    perle

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    You can rip the CD to your XP's drive, and then use a program called Daemon Tools (free) to mount the image with copy protection support. Then it should work.
     
  6. mster142

    mster142

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    just wanted to check up with the directX deal.. I read somewhere about a way to get it to work but I can no longer find the thread any ideas or does someone have the link to the thread with the information ???
     
  7. darkone

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    http://www.gamecopyworld.com

    you can get the EXE for games there, that have ahd the protection removed so you dont need the CD inserted.

    Rome Total War uses Safedisk that doesnt work through the emulated cd drive.
     
  8. mster142

    mster142

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    the issue I have with the game is that when I try playing the game I'm told that it can't locate directX..

    I dont have a problem reading the cd just that it cant find directX.. now I know that parallel doesnt work with directx yet but I read somewhere in here that there was a way to get it to work...
     

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