Coh tales of valor validating media
The knowledge of retail version of each game in this series is really essential when one wants to know from what point of patch version they should begin manually patching it otherwise one would simply get stuck on the messages from installation wizard displaying Step 1: Install the standalone expansion pack either Company of Heroes - Opposing Fronts or Company of Heroes - Tales of Valor using the game image (. FLT, etc.) you own via virtual drive emulator (such as Daemon Tools, Alcohol, etc.) or using a burnt CD/DVD containing the game image. Step 3: Go to "Data" folder and extract a copy of "Relic Co H.exe_NEW_FILE_xxxxxxxxxxxxx" (where xxxxxxxxxxx is denoted as some alphanumerical value in the file), and paste it somewhere on your hard drive.
NOTE: For Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, you can sequentially patch it until 2.301.0 and then apply the no-CD/DVD exe image fix (if you have lost the original retail CD/DVD or backed-and-packed up your CD/DVD).
Or you can simply get it checked if your system is compatible enough to accommodate this game by visiting this website As I have mentioned above the publishers have well protected this game series pretty stringently that only the owners of retail CD/DVD have the only privileges to get hands on their owned games in terms of installation/running the game on their systems.
This tight protection method of CD/DVD key verification incorporated with usable media verification system comes into effect via the patching upgrade beyond patch version of 1.71.0 to Company of Heroes Original game.
Therefore, not to mention, the standalone expansion packs of this game series will already contain this effect whether or not one tries to avoid patch upgrade to them.
If this verification system won't get satisfied with the CD/DVD quality or any other media loading source is detected being in use such as virtual drive emulators, you will immediately get a small menu-like dialog box popped up with a message "Could not verify media" along with few more options offered so that user may be able to rectify their mistake either taking you to the publishers' server if you opt for Retail Version or redirecting you to the Steam server for Direct2Drive option.If your problem is concerning your GG account, payment, downloading, installing etc Gamers Gate Support is probably the correct way to go.Before opening a support ticket we also recommend to first take a look at the FAQ section.The publishers have stringently protected this game series via CD key verification as well as usable media verification system in order to ensure that ONLY legitimate owners can get access to the purchased retail CD/DVD.However, the publishers simply left out of consideration the legitimate owners of retail CD/DVD who wanted to backup their game in image formats (. FLT, etc.) or who, in severe circumstances, lost the source media of game (CD/DVD), they won't ever be able to successfully install/run their game again for which they have really dearly paid.