Call of Duty 2 Single Player not starting


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home 15063.540
       #1

    Call of Duty 2 Single Player not starting


    I recently bought a CD copy of COD2 from goodwill and installed it on my Windows 10 computer. After install, I tried to run the single player, but once I clicked the Desktop shortcut, nothing would happen. No error message, just a UAC prompt. Multiplayer works just fine with Windows XP sp 3 compatibility mode settings, so I don't understand why Single Player won't even start.

    Things I've already tried:
    Every compatibility mode setting available.
    Going to the file location and changing the settings there.
    Installing old versions of DirectX.
    Running as Admin.
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  2. TairikuOkami's Avatar
    Posts : 4,652
    Windows Home Dev 21H1 x64
       #2

    You could try to disable DEP, but then you would also have to disable secure boot in BIOS, etc.

    Google: "call of duty 2 no-cd crack", that might help (Gameburnworld). Steam uses those as well.
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  3. SoFine409's Avatar
    Posts : 1,283
    Win10 Pro
       #3

    Ryab said:
    I recently bought a CD copy of COD2 from goodwill and installed it on my Windows 10 computer. After install, I tried to run the single player, but once I clicked the Desktop shortcut, nothing would happen. No error message, just a UAC prompt. Multiplayer works just fine with Windows XP sp 3 compatibility mode settings, so I don't understand why Single Player won't even start.

    Things I've already tried:
    Every compatibility mode setting available.
    Going to the file location and changing the settings there.
    Installing old versions of DirectX.
    Running as Admin.
    Hi Ryan, the only way I've been able to play it on Win10 is to purchase it from Steam. Steam circumvents the SecureROM copy protection. If you have a Win7 PC you use Tairiku Okami's advice about the "No CD" thing. It circumvents SecureROM and is legit as long as you purchased the game.
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  4. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home 15063.540
    Thread Starter
       #4

    TairikuOkami said:
    You could try to disable DEP, but then you would also have to disable secure boot in BIOS, etc.

    Google: "call of duty 2 no-cd crack", that might help (Gameburnworld). Steam uses those as well.
    Thanks! I downloaded a fixed exe and now the game runs!
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  5. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #5

    Ryab said:
    Thanks! I downloaded a fixed exe and now the game runs!
    Hi Ryan, I'm typing this after a long time, but I need help. I have the same problem as you do. I downloaded a fixed exe file, but honestly don't know what to do now. Where should I extract it, or should I do something else?

    Thank you.
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  6. Dude's Avatar
    Posts : 15,066
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #6

    overwrite the .exe file in the game folder with it
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  7. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #7

    Dude said:
    overwrite the .exe file in the game folder with it
    Sorry for bothering you, but how do I do that? Can you tell me in more detail? I don't understand much about these things. Thank you.
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  8. Dude's Avatar
    Posts : 15,066
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #8

    Extract the file. Then go to the game folder and move the other .exe file to a backup location. Place the new .exe file in the game folder and launch it from there
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  9. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #9

    Dude said:
    Extract the file. Then go to the game folder and move the other .exe file to a backup location. Place the new .exe file in the game folder and launch it from there
    I did that, but now when I launch the game, it opens the console and says:
    Error during initialization:
    Failed to initialize renderer: version mismatch.

    I tried to run with recommended settings, but it still pops up.
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  10. Dude's Avatar
    Posts : 15,066
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #10

    go to gameburnworld and get version 1.4
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