Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
0. What is the password for link protector ! i can’t find the password for rar ?
in every game post you will find the password for link protector and for rar, the password is the same for both.
1. i get an error like “CRC failed in the encrypted file, checksum errors (wrong password ?)” ?
first, make sure that you selected the password without adding a space or try to write the password manually. if you still see the error that’s mean that the file is corrupted because RAR cannot distinguish a corrupt file and wrong password. We test all games before publishing, so such message indicates 99% a corrupted file. sometimes it happens for those who have bad internet connection quality and especially who download from mega. to solve it, first download the last Winrar version 5.xx if you don’t have it, then delete the corrupted part or file (Winrar will show you the number of corrupted file part.xx) delete the corrupted completely (empty recycle bin) and you have to redownload it, we recommend you to change your current browser to redownload the file, try Firefox or Chrome or use a software like jdownloader. you can also download the corrupted part from a different host because all links are interchangeable (you can for example download part1 from mega part2 from uptobox part3 from uploaded)
3. How to download with MegaDownloader ?
1. Download the .image (right-click > save image as…)
2. Run Megadownloader
3. Options > Steganography > Retrieve Links from an image
4. Browse > Add the image > Put the Password > Load
screenshot for more details here
NOTE: how to know if the links are dead or not. screenshot here
4. i installed the game but when i click on the game .exe or the shortcut, it opens “STEAM” or “ORIGIN” ?
Probably you haven’t copied correctly the crack or your antivirus has removed the crack files or block them.
if you haven’t copy the crack, read the tutorial here
if you copied it. add those crack files to the white/exclusion list on your antivirus or disable your antivirus and reinstall the game and recopy the crack (here a tutorial how to add an exception for a blocked application for some antivirus AVAST | AVIRA | NORTON | KASPERSKY | AVG | ESET | BITDEFENDER | F-SECURE | PANDA
5. i have an Error message when I run the game: could not initialize STEAM
6. i have an Error message when I run the game: 0xc00007b error or missing dll d3dx9_xx or XINPUT1_3 or xinput1_2.dll or xinput1_3.dll…?
install DirectX and all software essential in this tutorial after that restart your PC.
Install the latest DirectX:
7. i have an Error message when I run the game: Runtime errors or missing MSVCR100 or MSVCR120, MSVCP110.dll, MSVCR130, MSVCR140, VCOMP140, MSVCRxxx…?
install all Visual C++ and all software essential in this tutorial after that restart your PC, and please make sure you install vc_redist x86 and x64 (Visual C++) even if you have a 64 bit system install both of them.
Visual C++ Redistributable: (x86)
Visual C++ Redistributable: (x64)
8. i have an Error message when I run the game: mfc100u.dll missing or api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing or mfc11xx.dll or API-MS-Win-CRTxxx error…?
install Visual C++ and all software essential in this tutorial after that restart your PC, and please make sure you install vc_redist x86 and x64 (Visual C++) even if you have a 64 bit system install both of them.
Visual C++ Redistributable: (x86)
Visual C++ Redistributable: (x64)
9. I installed all the essential software, restart my PC, but i still have a missing .dll error ?
if the game needs other software in addition to standard software, you will find it in a folder called “CommonRedist”. you can find this folder inside the iso or in the game directory
10. i made all steps in question 3 and 4, but i still get an error ?
Download and run install “All in One Runtimes”, it will install all software automatically download
if you have missing dll, i suggest you to download the .dll manually.
NOTE: all .dll packed together. don’t copy all .dll ! only the missing .dll
links: avcodec | bink | d3dx | dinput | icudt | msvc | physx | xinput | xlive
11. i have no sound in game ?
it’s probably a directx problem, install this download and don’t forget to install all software essential in this tutorial, after that restart your PC.
12. i have a graphic problems ?
if this doesn’t solve your problem, read the question 10 or 12.
13. The game detect my Intel integrated graphic card not my Nvidia/AMD Card (you don’t have enough ram on the GPU ! Not enough VRAM detected, the game is running slowly, low fps…) ?
Note: for NVIDIA card you can add this option to the Desktop Context Menu which will allow for any application to be run in Integrated or Discrete mode via the right click Contest menu. Add this functionality via the NVIDIA Control Panel, tutorial here
14. i want to change the game language. but i can’t save the .ini file (i’m getting this message: You don’t have permissions to save in this folder)
This is due to UAC (User Access/Account Control) on Windows
the easiest way for beginners, is to copy the file to another place, for example to desktop or documents, edit and save it. finally recopy it to the game folder and replace the old ini file.
15. How to know if i can run the game (System Requirements) ?
in every game post, you will find the minimum System Requirements to run the game
or you can also use CanYouRunIt This site provides a One-Click solution that looks at your computer’s hardware and system software to determine whether or not your current system can run a game
16. How to run old game with the compatibility mode ?
– go to the game folder, – right click on the .exe, – selecting Properties from the menu, – select the Compatibility tab, – check the box “run this program in compatibility mode for”
17. i get Games for Windows LIVE (GFWL) screen when i run the game, how to bypass this ?
Some old games need Games for Windows LIVE (GFWL) to save your progress in-game, you need just to create an offline account, tutorial here
18. the game doesn’t save any of my progress, i can’t save my game ?
run the game as administrator
1. right-click in the game .exe 2. run as administrator
19. the game start in windowed mode, how to run the game in fullscreen ?
use ALT + ENTER or change it the options menu / Graphic options / launcher
20. the game doesn’t detect my gamepad / controller / joystick ?
download xbox 360 gamepad emulator, link
21. What is the difference between a repack game and a Full game ?
Repack it’s similar to a full game but with a reduced size, this reduction is due to:
– high compression (the installation is longer than a full game) – sometimes a lowest audio or video quality (HD instead of full HD) – the game is ENGLISH only, all other languages are removed to reduce the size – the repack release are precracked so you need just to install and play
22. Can i play online/multiplayer with a cracked game ?
No ! you can’t play on official servers with a cracked game but you can play on unofficial servers using some software like Tunngle, Hamachi or Gameranger.
We don’t support them here, for more information, visit their respective websites or forums.