Running Black & White 2 on Windows 10

Ilyu

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If you're on windows try not to unpack the .rar and using windows built in iso mounting utility, if you did not already try it. If it doesn't work i'm afraid i don't see what it could be.
 

TheRealHechi

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Hey guys! I'm currently trying to get BW2 running on Win10 but the game just doesn't start. I got a fresh install of the game, with patches 1.1, 1.2, and unofficial 1.42 (in that order).
BotG Addon (incl. fan patch) works fine without any noticed issues so far.

What I already tried:
  • Several reinstalls (also with a different ISO file, mounting as well as unpacking the ISO)
  • Run without admin privilege (results in 0xc0000005 error)
  • Switched out white.exe to a cracked version from myabandonware (then it starts, but I get the population not aging issue)
  • Several compability modes
I also tried to install it on my laptop, however, then the game crashes as soon as I hit the play button.
 

Lupes 420

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Hey I downloaded all the patches and got the base game to work fine (it ran great, good job).

I can't seem to get BOTG to run though. It will start up and then crash before it has a chance to load anything.
 

voltaire

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Hey so I got everything working, but Im having an issue with the game on start up. I have the menu music playing and stuff, but I'm having a similar issue I had with trying to run KOTOR where the game will not show up on my screen. If I hover over the application as its running, I can see it in a smaller window on the left corner, but trying to click it makes the screen go black and flash, but the game doesn't show up. The exact same thing happened with KOTOR and it was a full screen issue. Is there any way around this for Black and White 2?
 

MrMuffins96

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Hey yall. Giving this a go, I'll come back and update my results afterwards. I'm running a Ryzen 5 5600x with a ROGSTRIX B350F and a ZOTAC RTX 2070 super mini edition.

Currently downloading the ISO file from myabandonware, will mount the ISO and install normally, and then patch in order, 1.1,1.2, then 1.42.

Polling rate -> 125hz
Nvidia control panel -> limit to 60 fps (old games base their clock calculations off frames per second, kinda like games that run on dolphin emulator)
NOT REPLACING THE EXE WITH A CRACKED ONE, read previous pages someone else posted a good reply on page 5 or 6 about myabandonware's outdated guide.
 
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