Running Black & White 2 on Windows 10

baerenserbe

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Thank you for your response. It seems like the saves in the playground level are ok, only in skirmish mode the most of my saves are broken.
 

oyyo

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Hello,

I'm back again! Now with greater need in quarantine. Black and White 2 works fine, but not Battle of The Gods. Do I have to install all the fan patches into Battle of The Gods folder, or only the one that it specifically calls for?

Basically, I'll click on the shortcut, and it'll launch for less than a second and have a window before crashing. Same if I run as admin.

Specs:
Windows 10
Processor: Intel (R) Core(TM)  i-7300HQ CPU @ 2.50GHz  2.50Ghz
RAM: 8.00 GB (7.87 usable)
System type: 64-bit OS

Any help? Thank you!
 

Zeltron3030

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Hi there,

I recently found my old copy of Black & White 2 and I was super jazzed to play it, but I'm having a major issue. I've downloaded patches 1.1, 1.2, and the 1.4 fan patch, and that got the game to run on my Windows 10 machine, but I can't get past a few cutscenes without the game crashing my whole computer. I've tried it a few times now with different settings but the furthest I've gotten is choosing the creature before my computer just restarts itself. This is super annoying for many reasons, so if someone knows how to fix this, I'd be grateful.

Specs:
Windows 10
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4440 CPU @ 3.10GHz  3.10 GHz
RAM: 8.00 GB
System type: 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor
 

Egerion

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Crashing your computer indicates that this issue comes from your computer rather than game itself, I suggest you to check your temps and see If its overheats.
 

Dractaros

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I hope someone can help me with this problem, it doesn't seem like a common one (any time I've seen something like it it has been rare and no one seems to fix it) I've had no real issues with getting the game to run (patches and no cd patch have worked fine to run on Windows 10) but i have 2 massive problems making my game unplayable (just B&W2, haven't tried BoTG) as well as 1 annoyance. I have the physical copy and have tryed uninstalling and reinstalling several times as well as trying a download of the game but have had these same problems each and every time (including the aonnying one).
First off I can't save, i go to save, make a file and click save, there's no file, no load option available (it's there but i can't select it) meaning every time i end my game there's nothing to load back on, i can "save" 100 times and no matter what i can't load up or continue a game
Problem 2, this ties into why it's unplayable for me, i can play and get as far as the end of the tutorial (the first island where you get how to win and tutorialed on creatures) but it crashes every time when it's loading into the next island meaning I'm stuck at what feels like a demo's end (most save problems i see are on island 4, can't even get that far), and as for the minor annoyance, no mater what creature i select it doesn't stick, unless i select the lion, I've selected the wolf, had the wolf on that tutorial island where you select it, see the wolf on the altar of the intro (the saving the greek from the aztec) but as soon as I get the the next island my creature is a lion, not the wolf i selected.
Plz help i love this game and have been badly wanting to play it again
Edit: ok i fixed the saving bug, idk how, but the crash to the next island and my creature defaulting to lion are still there.
 

oyyo

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alright, I got it running! Sort of. I've got everything in the same folder and it's working, at least with regards to the BW2 - I've got the tiger, which wasn't a thing before. So the thing seems to be communicating. But I tried to actually play Battle of the Gods, and it gets about 5 seconds in before the application crashes. I have the fan patch for it, and I've tried messing with the BoTG.exee file and going to properties, then running it in various compatibility modes, which doesn't change anything. I don't have any knowledge on how to change what graphics processor it uses, and the whole thing is a bit daunting tbh.

Any ideas? Thank you!
 

david123443212000

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ive installed patch 1.1 and 1.2 , i got to land 7 (1 before the last land, maybe be 6) and then after several minutes into the game. its crashes to the desktop. i tried patch 1.4 same thing. tried reinstalling it on a laptop and another pc. reinstalled drivers, every version of compatibility mode. cant under stand how i played all way though game then its un playable. if i replay the land it does not crash, but once i get to the same stage before capturing the land aztec town it starts to crash again. seems like i will never get to the last land
 

david123443212000

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btw
ryzen 3700 cpu,no overlock, 32 gb 3200mhz ram, msi wifi ac carbon mobo b450. windows 10 64bit, 5700xt

also tried
on nividia 650, 5650 xeon chip, 12 gb 1600 mhz ram

and laptop with 3rd gen graphics, i5 25xx cpu.

no dice.

is it the version of windows 10???? version 2004 . 20180.1000
 

frolof

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(Posted a thread here: https://www.bwfiles.com/forum/index.php?topic=8315.0 )

I hate to be that guy.
Coming here with a question like this. But I don't know here else to look.
I recently created an account here for this question alone as I believe this is my only hope. I have posted this question elsewhere too, but I noticed this might be my only option. It seems that the community here is slow, and I can expect to wait weeks for answers. But I take my chances.

So, Black and White 2 is considered abandon-ware and can be downloaded on the net for free on myabandonware.com.
I have no CD reader on my rig and as such I need to get things digitally.

I got Black and White 2 and I ran into issues. First, during installation, Land 5 is skipped, so when loading into Land 5 transition it crashes utterly and I can not proceed. Second, Speech.lug error occurs during installation. No idea what it is or what happens if you don't have it.

I run on a Windows 10 64-bit system. Not sure what else to add.
I have installed it on multiple locations, in D drive, C drive original path or on the desktop. No dice.
I tried installing in compatibility mode XP SP3 with administration privileges. No dice.

Anyone can help? I have noticed people have similar issues here, so I hope I might be there one who get's it to work.
 

alex87

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Good evening,

I'm new to the forum. I would have a problem. I have installed the game on Windows 10 and it gives me a problem when I try to start it. It tells me that I should log in with administrator privileges, I tried to do it by pressing the right mouse button (log in as administrator) but it still doesn't work. I went into the game properties, clicked on Compatibility and clicked choosing Windows 7 but it still doesn't work. Finally I installed the 3 patches you indicated but nothing does not start the game. I don't know how to do it, can you help me? Thanks in advance

Sorry for my english
 

BlackReaper2435

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Hello!

I have a problem in black and white 2. i played 3 levels without my population growing. That's because I feed an average of 300-400 children at each level, who of course don't work for their food. Unfortunately, the children don't like growing up and working, so they prefer to stay one year old for a lifetime.

i have the cd version but it does not work on windows 10. so i try to find a working version without having to buy the game again. so i found a working version of the game but i think it's cracked or edited in some other way. it starts anyway without a cd, which is why the no cd fix does not work. the patches given on page 1 of this forum don't give you an option to choose the file path, which is why the installer can't find the game. I want to finally be able to play bw2 again! i only doubt i will pass all levels by 50 adults.
 
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