Disciples Reincarnation

Installing under Win8?

By brasfild posted 2nd Nov 2013

I am trying to install Disciples Reincarnation under Win 8. ActControl (DRM) is acting up and generating an error code when I attempt to run the game for the first time. Specifically: 5.70.33.0; E2003053; ES: 63, 0

I'm running Win8, 64bit. DEP is turned off for all but essential windows services, the game & actcontrol are allowed through my firewall, and everything ought to run swimmingly. Any thoughts?

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By eToiAqui posted 2nd Nov 2013

You can activate the game from their webpage:

http://activate.actcontrol.net/

Or with ACPC.EXE, located in the installation folder. Try running it with "windows compatibility" option checked as Windows 7 if the above doesn't work on its own in Windows 8.

By brasfild posted 2nd Nov 2013

How do I generate a "hardware code"? I need one for the website.

Unfortunately, acpc.exe and acpct.exe still give the same error code when I try to run them (I get as far as clicking on 'activate product' before the crash... when I try to load disciples directly, the crash occurs before anything else gets displayed. Compatibility for 7 and xp both failed.

Thanks for taking a stab at it though!

By eToiAqui posted 2nd Nov 2013

I can't think on anything else but to contact Actcontrol through its support page and explain your problem to them:
http://actcontrol.net/support/

These custom DRMs can be really annoying at times.

By Andreasqiao posted 4th Nov 2013

If you can't get the answer in this gametutor, you can try Kalypso forum also , here the link :
http://forum.kalypsomedia.com/forumdisplay.php?fid=38&page=2

By Gatts13 posted 6th Nov 2013

I installed it without problems on Win 8, now I got an error on Win 8.1, but after I reinstalled it (using Steam) it works all perfect!
Make sure your antivirus and/or firewall programms are off.

By brasfild posted 6th Nov 2013

@Gatts13 -- what did you do under 8.1? Turned off antivirus and firewall (I am really uncomfortable with any software that requires this)... what else? I installed steam under \games instead of program files to eliminate other security conflicts.

You are the first person I've heard of who has gotten actcontrol to run under 8.1, please let us know what you did!

By brasfild posted 6th Nov 2013

@Gatts13 -- what did you do under 8.1? Turned off antivirus and firewall (I am really uncomfortable with any software that requires this)... what else? I installed steam under \games instead of program files to eliminate other security conflicts.

You are the first person I've heard of who has gotten actcontrol to run under 8.1, please let us know what you did!

By Gatts13 posted 20th Nov 2013

Actually I did nothing special, but I know I turned off all security already in Win8 (and Win8.1 could use the same settings. I hated it when Windows was always asking me if I am sure to run what I want to run... of course I am sure, I don't need to confirm it 1000 time again and again)
I also am not using any antivirus ... but I have the embedded firewall on though.

By Gatts13 posted 20th Nov 2013

Otherwise I can't figure out what I could do/set differently. I even did not change the destination folder. I only know that I first unistalled the game, rebooted, deleted all remaining files (saves, settings.. moved it into backup folder) and installed anew. I was able to run the game, I got to the main menu, version 1.09, started a game, played.. all works fine.

By saipawan posted 21st Nov 2013

Generally the latest version of windows i.e, windows 8 will not somewhat support the new games . As it supports touch featured desktops it is not good as windows 7 ultimate,which is the optimum choice of operating system for microsoft users.

By Gatts13 posted 21st Nov 2013

My alienware notebook crashed (video card died) as soon it gets fixed, I will double check all my settings and if the Disciples will still work I will share all possible settings here.

By Phoebvs posted 22nd Nov 2013

ActControl support reply:
"This application is protected with protection system version which does not support Windows 8.1. The problem was solved in version 046.004 and higher.
You should contact your product customer support service and ask them to make a patch, which will either update protection system version.
Unfortunately, we can't build such patch on our side since we neither have legal authority to produce any patches nor original application files required for that."

Akella support reply:
"This problem will be solved by next patch".

Thus we have to wait >.<

By Phoebvs posted 27th Nov 2013

The patch on Steam is out today.

Dunno whether they have patched it or completely removed DRM ('cause it no longer asks for activation), but now I'm able to play it on my Win 8.1 without any troubles :-)

By brasfild posted 28th Nov 2013

I can confirm that it works for me as well. This is one of many examples of why publishers ought not use DRM.

By gamersgate posted 28th Nov 2013

Marked as solved!

By gamersgate posted 27th Jan

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