Homeworld 2 continues the epic struggle of the Hiigarans and their leader Karan S'jet. Many thought their hardships would end when they returned to Hiigara, yet fate has not been so kind to the Exiles. Now the Hiigarans face a new and bitter enemy, a renegade clan from the eastern fringes of the galaxy, who wield the power of the ancients. Homeworld 2 chronicles the valiant journey of the Mothership and its crew into the oldest regions of the galaxy to confront their new foe and discover the truth behind their exile.

Game won't run!!!! Need help getting HW2 to run on new Laptop

Posted by kelanth on Aug 14th, 2013
Basic Other.

Anyone know how to get game to run on windows 8 HP Laptop ?
Laptop Sytem Spec:
1.3 GHZ
64 bit x64 operating system

Installs okay but when I click  nothing happens. Indicator spins then stops. When I go to Task Manager game doesn't show as runnig. no error msg's or anything.

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sunkenin Aug 15 2013, 2:28am says:

try to apply a German crack from gamecopyworld


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Nathanius Aug 15 2013, 2:48am says:

1- Install the game
2- Update to 1.1
3- Open a command prompt (Windows key > type "cmd" > run as admin)
4- Copy/paste the following line of text (you can right click to access the paste option)

bcdedit.exe /set {current} nx AlwaysOff

5- If "Operation Completed Sucessfully" appears then restart your computer
6- When your computer comes back on right click on your Homeworld 2 shortcut and set it to ''Run as Administrator''
7- Press Allow and ENJOY!!!

P.S. You will need to allow the game to run as administrator every time you play

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kelanth Aug 18 2013, 10:49pm replied:

all I get is:

"The boot configuration data store could not be opened.
Access is denied"

Can't figure out what I'm doing wrong

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Raygoza Aug 15 2013, 2:21pm says:

Please tell us if it did work.

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z741 Aug 17 2013, 4:55pm says:

it has worked for me on win xp, vista, 7, and 8 with no problems. the User Action Control allows you to do things as an admin automatically if you set it right. its under control panel.

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kelanth Sep 3 2013, 6:00pm replied:

how did yopu set it I can't get it to work???????!!!!!

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kelanth Aug 18 2013, 3:28pm says:

Thanx gonna try later today will let u know hope it works

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kelanth Aug 20 2013, 10:44pm says:

Can't get it to work!!!!

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kelanth Aug 31 2013, 3:03pm says:

This is what I get when I try w/ run as admin

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
(c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit.exe /set {current} nx AlwaysOff
An error has occurred setting the element data.
The value is protected by Secure Boot policy and cannot be modified or deleted.

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ordernoise Oct 14 2013, 6:50pm says:

Download the german no-cd crack, worked for me.

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DaRk_DeLtA Mar 9 2014, 1:32am says:

Hey im having the same problems, can anyone help??????
followed everything step by step but still no go. Please help

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