capnstimac wrote:Regarding CFS2 running on my Windows 7 computer - unfortunately still no joy.
The situation has changed slightly - prior to downloading and unzipping the files you suggested to my CFS2 root directory I kept getting a "CFS2 has stopped working" notice.
Now I get a message that says "scenery.cfg is missing or damaged"
I had installed the game directly from my Microsoft factory discs so I'm confused how I could have a missing or damaged file.
I tried replacing the scenery.cfg file from a backup copy that I had made a few years ago and that didn't work either.
Really at a loss as to what's going on here! Is it possible my discs could have been corrupted? The game installed and ran fine on my old Vista machine.
Thanks again for you help!
That seems odd but yours is not a unique problem so I don't think your disks are corrupted. I've seen it reported on several different forums but have never experienced the problem myself on any of my various PCs & operating systems. That No-CD patch from my link usually does the trick.
It's difficult to suggest anything so I can only throw a few ideas your way to see if they work.
It might depend on your version of Windows 7. Mine is the Home Premium 64-bit edition. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7_editions
You mention a backup copy of CFS2. Have you tried running the copy itself from wherever it's located by clicking on CFS2.exe? I discovered by accident some years ago that a backup copy of CFS2 will run perfectly from a remote HDD & even a flash drive. I should point out that my backup copy already has the No-CD patch installed so doesn't need the CD in the drive to run.
If all else fails you could try the Reinstall option from the CFS2 CD.
(This is copied from my CFS2 Tips page)Select Add/Remove from the CD.
Then select Reinstall & check the Recopy existing files from media? button.
Note: I think you should be able to copy files direct from the CFS2 install disks. I can't find mine right now so can't check this out.