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Ashley Jenkins Jan 19, 2005, 01:37pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I keep getting defeated after playing 3-5mins into the game anyone got any info that can help
the only thing is i can get to vhapter 2 but when i get to a level where you got to make a
base i go BOOM!!!!!


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test test2 Jan 19, 2005, 08:50pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I also her of alot of other poele with the same thing happening to them. It's EA's buggy software thats for sure. We are all patiently expecting a pacth soon for it which we also expect to fix a 1000 more other problems lol.

Brian Stewart Jan 19, 2005, 09:19pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: LOTR Battle for middle earth _can only last 3min in game before defeat
If by BOOM you mean your base explodes, then reinstall the game.
If it still goes boom, you really should stop pirating.

EA learned this trick from Westwood when they bought them out and sold them off piece by piece.
Basically, the cd-key you use to install has 1 set of algorithms, but the game itself checks on another set of algorithms as well.

If you can install the game, there is no guarantee you'll get to play the game.

A valid key would match both, but keygens would only be able to create keys to get past the installer.
There would be a small chance that generated keys would work in the game too, but there's no guarantee.

What Westwood did was make it so that it lets you play for a while, so you think everything is fine, then your base blows up, and you lose. Kind of a slap in the face.
And changing your cd-key wasn't as easy as opening the registry and slapping a new one in there, hoping you'd eventually find one that worked with your little keygen.
They transcoded the keys when you installed them, and the result was an encrypted version in the registry.
This meant that keygens made for the installer would not do the job.
You would also need a keygen based on the game's internal algorithms, which would take MUCH longer to make, OR, a keygen thatdisplays both the install key and the modified registry key, which were never made.

Why were thye never made? Most likely because the installer modifies the based on some checksum or equation involving your computer hardware, which would explain why major hardware changes often resulted in the need for a reinstall.

If you're NOT talking about everything exploding simultaneously, then I don't know.
The game kinda sucks anyway.

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AZEEM Jan 19, 2005, 10:16pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Get the Piratted Version on DVD as i have got & it runs Fine
I got the same problemo with the Zero Hour

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chris lee Feb 01, 2005, 01:29am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Have the same problem, but i bought my copy legit off the selves at the computer store and i still get the same problem!

jaber . Jul 01, 2006, 09:53am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Its right if this happens when evrything disapears at the same time, becouze i had a lot of c&c games who where doing that after reintalizing my hardware (becouze of windows xp sp2)

This problem is know with:
c&c Red Alert
c&c Red Alert 2
c&c Red Alert 2; Yuri's revenge (<--- that was really my problem...)


Sean Costello Jul 01, 2006, 01:46pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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never had a problem with any C&C, cause mine are all legit adn plus u can get both RA:2's and the TW ones for $10 at Best Buy in a bundle

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Michael A. Jul 01, 2006, 10:17pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I'm a fan of treating people as innocent until proven guilty, but your problem does indeed sound like the result of EA's anti-piracy protection system. If your copy of LOTR: Battle for Middle Earth is legitimate then you should have no problem contacting EA and asking them for a replacement disc. I had a problem with my copy of Battlefield 2, but EA was willing to send me a replacement disc once I assured them that I had indeed purchased the software.

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J H Jul 02, 2006, 01:12pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Ahhh,, Back upp about the part of Westwood being sold out or sold rights 2 etc... What happened to westwood? I lub there stuff.

About my spelling, If you say anything about it im gonna hunt your nerdy english aniel retentive arrrssse down and beat the elcrapo right out of you!!!!
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Sean Costello Jul 02, 2006, 04:06pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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EA bought them like 2-3 years ago J Howie you never noticed? LMAO

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Michael A. Jul 03, 2006, 09:24am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Yeah, that transaction took place quite some time ago. :)

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Samuel witwicky Dec 29, 2009, 03:57am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: LOTR Battle for middle earth i didn't do nothing but says defeat in game
please please help me be:Ocuase is my favorite game and i like so much:O please:(

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