Just tried without the disc in drive and same thing happens, so it doesnt even get as far as to read the disc.
Ive tried every fix i can find, ive done everything but restore my pc to factory settings, would be nice to restore to yesterday but that feature was removed
. I just dont get why when i replace the game.dat with a nocd version the game will run but if i want to play online the original and genuine the game wont even attempt to start.
have the same problem with Generals + expansion. Thought id try them being EA and from the same time. Tried the same fixes everyone else says and nope nothing but works with a crack.... any way i can see if there is something conflicting with these programs?