Report abuse Proper Windows 7 Fix for Act of War
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Mar 16th, 2013
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Proper Windows 7 Fix for Act of War Made by tomsons26


Proper Windows 7 Fix for Act of War

Paste d3d9.dll in THE GAME's folder
Set the game exe's in compatibility to Run program as administrator and EugLoadingBar.exe in EugLoadingBar folder's compatibility to Windows XP SP2 to fix the movies and loadscreens.

Unlike the previous proxy this one does not crash when changing resolution, in fact it did not crash at all for me, and works for the expansion too.

Tested only on Retail AoW 1.06 and Retail HT 1.01, but should work for all version's.

Made by tomsons26
Moddb.com
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Proper Windows 7 Fix for Act of War
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natz868
natz868 Mar 19 2013, 2:30pm says:

tomson you are GREAT!
I hope this will work, i have faith!
Ehmm... only one thing: the link doesn't work| ;)

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natz868
natz868 Mar 19 2013, 2:37pm says:

anyway... i will test it on windows 7 64 bit!

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tomsons26
tomsons26 Mar 19 2013, 7:47pm says:

Works fine here Gamefront.com
Please report the results asp, if it does not work on 64 bit i can build a 64 bit version of the fix.

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tomsons26
tomsons26 Mar 19 2013, 7:56pm replied:

Here is a mirror just in case
Dl.dropbox.com
@Moddb gamefront sux
lolz

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natz868
natz868 Mar 20 2013, 1:47pm says:

YEAH! HELL YEAH! HOLY YEAH!
You are GREAT! it WORKS, even on a 64 bit version of windows 7!
When i launch it, i see a pop up "you need a 64 bit version bla bla bla" but when i cancell that message (press OK) it WORKS! It's amazing.
Only one thing: you MUST SET the file "EugLoadingBar.exe" as Run as administrator and not only run in compatibility with windows xp sp2.
BUT now it works. (the first time i launch it whitout compatibility, it doesn't work).
Thanks tomson26. 3 years of searching and now I can play it again! We must spread the voice! Even on steam!
P.s.: excuse my english. I'm italian!

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tomsons26
tomsons26 Mar 20 2013, 2:56pm replied:

Great, i know about EugLoadingBar it's mentioned in the readme.txt

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tomsons26
tomsons26 Mar 24 2013, 8:27am replied:

The compatibility mode disables and enables specific Windows features, for 98/ME most notably force emulates a slow cpu, some DirectInput and DirectDraw stuff

Probably the slow cpu emulation did the trick.
You can experiment with those settings with the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit
Microsoft.com

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natz868
natz868 Mar 25 2013, 6:44pm says:

holy----
Whait. Man, act of war direct action works. And Works fine. I have just finished the main campaign.
BUT: high treason doesn't works. damn. I have tried everything. Every patch (1.0, 1.1, 1.1b). Every combination (compatibility and run as admin).
Nothing! HT doesn't works. Could you... ehm (i'm sorry to ask) try make that proxy 64 bit compatibile? maybe is that. But i don't undestand why it works with aod DA and not the expansion!

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tomsons26
tomsons26 Mar 25 2013, 8:48pm replied:

wtf?? HT worked for me
Done, but i have no idea if it will work course i have 32-bit W7
Dl.dropbox.com
Try it and report back ASAP

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natz868
natz868 Mar 26 2013, 10:51am says:

Thanx Tomson26! I'll report as soon as possible.

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natz868
natz868 Mar 27 2013, 12:49pm says:

Hell...
It doesn't work with High Treason. It says : Aowht has stop working, than another window says "error 217 blabla". As always.
I cannot undestand it. It's strange. Why direct action works, and the expansion not?
Tonight i'll try another solution (i'll change the exe with another one "unprotected"). Maybe it's the protection of the game.
Anyway: Thanx a lot Tomson86.

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natz868
natz868 Mar 27 2013, 6:38pm says:

YES!
As i think: it was the protection of the expansion: with an "unprotected" exe NOW IT WORKS!
YEZ YEZ YEZ!

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thebeastinside
thebeastinside Nov 16 2013, 5:46pm replied:

can you tell me where or how to get an "unprotected" exe?
i really wanna play high treason again but only direct action works for me :(.
and i'm not sure if i really have the 1.1b patch (i have the editor though) but i can't find that one online.
thanks.

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zakkuri
zakkuri Apr 13 2013, 12:29pm says:

Hey, I can´t find EugLoadingBar and i have no folders in my act of war folder =/

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John_N447
John_N447 Apr 29 2013, 8:07pm replied:

you have to patch the game in Order to get those files.

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natz868
natz868 Apr 16 2013, 2:15pm says:

first of all: for the expansion you need to patch to the version 1.1b.
Then you will find the eugloading bar folder (it doesn't exist before patching). Set the compatibility mode for xp sp2 and run as administrator for both the exe (aow.exe and eugloadingbar.exe)

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Atraii
Atraii Apr 20 2013, 7:21pm says:

This is AWESOME! it actually works! Waited for so long for someone to get this to work properly.

Thanks so much to the maker of this patch, quick and effective.

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zakkuri
zakkuri Apr 24 2013, 11:14am says:

Thank you natz868, Direct Action is now working very well. But High Treason don´t starts. There´s no error, no loading bar/screen, nothing. I set the eugloadingbar in HT on xp2 + admin, and the exe. too. What should I do now?

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Strawberry_Lisa
Strawberry_Lisa Apr 25 2013, 4:36pm replied:

Had the same error.
(Maybe it as something to do with too much ram?)

What I did what
After I had set both the eugloadingbar.exe and the game's main exe to
compatibility to Windows XP

THEN I did this
1 - Download CFF Explorer (http://www.ntcore.com/exsuite.php)
2 - Install CFF Explorer
3 - Right click on ActofWar_HighTreason.exe and click on Open with CCF explorer
4 - go to Nt Headers -> File Header
6 - You will now get the file headers of ActofWar_HighTreason.exe. In there, search for 'Characteristics' (at the bottom) and click where it says 'Click here'
7 - A new window will pop up and all you have to do is make sure that "App can handle >2gb address space is CHECKED
8 - Apply the changes, then go to File -> Save
9 - Enjoy the game in 64bits!

and now HT works :)

//Lisa

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zakkuri
zakkuri Apr 26 2013, 2:46pm says:

Thank you for this tip, but it isn´t working. It won´t start.
Maybe i got the wrong patch?
Gamefront.com

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John_N447
John_N447 Jun 29 2013, 9:46am replied:

As far as I know right now the EugeneLoadingBar was added to the game Act of War : Direct Action. Your patch however, is for the Expansion pack.
I don't know whether there is a EugeneLoadingBar.exe for the Expansion or not but if not, you won't have to give it the compatibility mode.

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natz868
natz868 May 6 2013, 4:43am says:

Use the path 1.1 b.
Then download an "unprotected" exe. And it will start!
I have the original disk of both games, but HT won't start whit this workaround. Maybe it's a problem related to the protection.

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Ehd420
Ehd420 May 14 2013, 11:28pm replied:

Thanks, how do I patch to 1.1b on the Steam version?

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Ehd420
Ehd420 May 14 2013, 11:27pm says:

Hey 2 quick questions - I have the Steam version of Act of War High Treason.

1. The Steam version comes prepatched (with 1.1 I believe). According to the comments I may have to update to patch 1.1b. How do I do this with the Steam version.

2. I want to install the "AI Special Forces Mod" for High Treason on the Steam version (the mod improves the Skirmish AI, and allows the player and AI to use ships in single player Skirmish). Last year when I tried to install this mod on the Steam version, I could never get it to work, can anyone tell me how to run mods on the Steam version?

Thanks.

PS, here's a link to the improved AI/Naval units mod that I was talking about for anyone who's interested.

Moddb.com

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Ehd420
Ehd420 May 17 2013, 2:15am says:

I got High Treason working for a short time, and was able to try a skirmish.

Then after I tried to change the game's resolution, it crashed - and has not loaded again no matter what settings I alter.

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Ehd420
Ehd420 May 17 2013, 2:34pm replied:

Nevermind - I was using an outdated version of the patch. I downloaded the current one here on Moddb and High Treason runs pretty much perfectly.

The only bug I noticed is that every now and then the sound will get stuck in a loop (then if you exit the match the sound will just stop altogether). You'll have to exit and restart the game to get the sound working again.

Though this seems like it only occurs in naval matches (I have the AI Special Force Mod installed, so ships can be used by the AI and the player even in single player skirmish).

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natz868
natz868 May 21 2013, 6:24am replied:

great! I use also Battle of Alamo official mod, and i have downloaded a tons of custom map! Try them!

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Unmar
Unmar Jun 10 2013, 10:52am says:

Yes, this dont work on win 7 64 bit.

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dennoishu
dennoishu Jun 21 2013, 7:36am says:

do i need every patch? or is 1.06 enough?

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KuroiChocolate
KuroiChocolate Jul 16 2013, 12:06pm says:

This patch can fix sound problem in win 7 when battleship howitzer or DDX howitzer fire ?

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AdeptusMechanicus Aug 14 2013, 11:40am says:

work with steam version?

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