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  • Running Civ 2 in XP

    hi Folks.

    I am having problems running Ciiv 2 on XP.

    The game installs OK but when you try to run it you get the message "cannot find commctrl.dll" followed by "cannot find dciman.dll"

    Anyone any idea as to how I fix this. I'm not sure if there is a patch available somewhere or wot!

    Thanks in anticipation

    R

  • #2
    i run civ2 under XP with no problems such as you describe... did you do a full install ?
    GM of MAFIA #40 ,#41, #43, #45,#47,#49-#51,#53-#58,#61,#68,#70, #71

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    • #3
      yep.

      the strange thing is up until a few weeks ago it ran fine now, all of a sudden it's all turned to custard - very strange!

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      • #4
        no one been palying with comp ?? maybe a virus or something ?
        GM of MAFIA #40 ,#41, #43, #45,#47,#49-#51,#53-#58,#61,#68,#70, #71

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        • #5
          Likely you have uninstalled soemthing lately which uses those files and they were uninstalled along with it. Just do a google search for the files and download them. Most likely they go in your Windows\system\ folder
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          • #6
            Yup - Cedric's got it right...
            "Our words are backed by empty wine bottles! - SG(2)
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            • #7
              I too have tried to get Civ2 running on XP, specifically Test of Time. It installs fine, but when I try to play the splash screen comes up, then goes, then nothing. Any thoughts?
              Up the Irons!
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              • #8
                No idea. I've both Civ2 MGE and Civ2 TOT working perfectly on my Windows XP.
                Trying to rehabilitateh and contribuing again to the civ-community

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                • #9
                  Have you installed WinG? i remember it came in the CD and that the game did not work without it, though it's been a long time since i've had to istall it...
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                  • #10
                    Only for speaking, I've started to suffer a problem.

                    my civ2 isn't working anymore. The cities doesn't open!!!! Reinstalling don't solve the problem...

                    Any ideas? Please, help me
                    Trying to rehabilitateh and contribuing again to the civ-community

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                    • #11
                      More information here:

                      http://forums.civfanatics.com/showth...threadid=68522
                      Trying to rehabilitateh and contribuing again to the civ-community

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by zulu9812
                        I too have tried to get Civ2 running on XP, specifically Test of Time. It installs fine, but when I try to play the splash screen comes up, then goes, then nothing. Any thoughts?
                        I don't know about Civ2 under XP, but i had your same problem with Test of Time on XP, luckily i was able to solve it running the game into Win2000 compatibility mode:

                        Right–click the civ2.exe in Tot folder.
                        Click "Properties".
                        Click "Compatibility" tab.
                        Check "Run this program in compatibility mode" and select "Windows 2000" from the combo box.

                        Leave unchecked other options and Tot should work well (at least this is what it did for me), hope this helps.

                        Greetings,
                        Angelo
                        "If it works, it's obsolete."
                        -- Marshall McLuhan

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                        • #13
                          Problem solved. After disabling one by one all the applications that load at the start and all the services (run msconfig and go to services) I discover that the problem was caused by the service "themes". Disabling this service, although makes Windows XP looks uglier, is an effective solution.

                          I'll search more solutions, however.
                          Trying to rehabilitateh and contribuing again to the civ-community

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                          • #14
                            Have you downloaded all the latest Windows updates?
                            ...people like to cry a lot... - Pekka
                            ...we just argue without evidence, secure in our own superiority. - Snotty

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