I am also having problems with The Witcher EE. When I go to start the game, it just tells me that I need to put the original disk in the drive, when in fact it is. Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this problem? Anyone else having the same issues?
This is the exact issue I am having with this game. It seems to install fine, but once I try to run the game it prompts me for the 'original DVD' which is being used. The game still plays fine under Vista. Any known fixes out there?
Hmmm, I also played that game (EE version) in Vista for a couple of days (uninstalled it due to too many crashes and black screens for my taste...) and haven't still tried it in W7. Nevertheless, since you say it plays fine for you in Vista, you could try running it in "Vista Compatibility Mode" (right-click on the game executable -> properties -> compatibility) and see if it works.
It's a very nice game but I hate when games are bugged and black screen/crash your PC But Ulduar is taking all my time atm anyway so not much of a problem
Tried the compatibity mode, results are the same. Still asks for 'original dvd'. Also uninstalled and reinstalled with no luck. For now I'll play the game on Vista.
I've been messing around with this for a few days now. Looks like the reason I'm getting the error is due to the TagÃƒÂ¨s driver not installing properly or at all. So I went to TagÃƒÂ¨s' website and downloaded their latest drivers. It seems that those are incompatible with Windows 7 as well. Windows blocks the installation of these drivers. For those who don't know, TagÃƒÂ¨s is a type of CD/DVD protection solution. The drivers load during game launch to detect the CD/DVD in drive and ensure it is original. Hope this is fixed soon.
I just installed last evening and tried to run. Got the same "Insert Original Disk" message. I tired run as Admin and Compatibility Mode to no avail.
I broke down and started looking for a No DVD hack. Downloaded it but went to bed before I installed it. I will try it this evening and report back. I'm not in favor of these software "tools", but I have nonetheless been forced to use them from time to time when I ran into similar problems on other games/computers.
Not sure why a designated Games for Windows game would be having such difficulty running on a Windows platform...not good for marketing.
I actually went this route and it does work for me. With the hack it doesn't look for the disc, therefore by-passing the entire driver issue. Seeing as how I paid for this game I have no problem using this 'tool'. You are right, being a 'game for windows' it should work and it does work. What doesn't work are the protection drivers from TagÃƒÂ¨s. As soon as some that are compatible with Windows 7 become available this issue will disappear.
I installed and played The Witcher EE with ZERO problems...... I installed the original game CD and then Patched to TWEE .... Everything went without a hitch and plays very very well so far....No cracks no compatabilty mode...No problem with Tages...