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dunkelza

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Newer versions of Windows may have trouble with the base install of Conquest: Frontier Wars.

 

If the version you purchased is not already working under newer versions, this guide will help you.

 

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  1. Make sure your Windows is fully up-to-date using Windows Update.
  2. Patch your install of C:FW to 1.07.
  3. Right-click your launch icon and select Properties.
    1. Click the Compatibility tab.
    2. Check the Compatibility Mode box and set the dropdown to "Windows XP (Service Pack 3)".
    3. Click OK.
  4. Open Notepad as an Administrator by right-clicking on Notepad.
  5. Use this admin Notepad to open the file "conquest.ini" in the main C:FW directory (different places on different install types).
    1. Change "LimitResolutions = on" to "LimitResolutions = off". This allows for screens larger than 1024x768.
    2. Change "IRenderPipeline = RendSft" to "IRenderPipeline = Rend0". This allows newer video cards to work.
    3. Save conquest.ini and close Notepad.
  6. Run C:FW.
  7. Open the Options menu. Your screen may "split"- if so, work in the half of the screen that is controllable. This goes away when you exit the game and only appears to happen in Options.
    1. Select the Graphics tab.
    2. Make sure your video card is shown, then select your resolution from the list.
    3. Click OK.
  8. Quit C:FW.
  9. Run C:FW and try to play a single-player quick battle. Your menus and UI elements will be a bit grainy, but the ships should be nice and sharp in keeping with your new resolution.


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JosheM

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I'm getting the game when it comes out on steam in the day or so. (super excited!) will I need to do any of the patching/modding per these topics to run the main game optimally? Or will steam be fine on windows 7?
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It should be fine on Windows 7, but it is Microsoft, so you never know, you might have to do some patching.

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Did you guys get access to the source code ?

 

Did it support OpenGL or Directx9c ?

 

Any news on updated client for windows and Linux ?


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Steam version comes by default at 1.05. I tried to get the 1.07 per the numbered instructions, Dunk, but that link you have gives me a permission error. The game launches, but does not recognize changes to resolution (at least in the menus) and the briefing skips all story and jumps to objectives as far as I can tell. Hoping the new patch and/or running a community mod will correct those issues. Let me know if there's something differently I should be doing with that link.

 

Also, the ini file has those edits in it in the steam version, so no changes necessary in my case.


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Steam version comes in 1.07, but it says it's 1.05, easiest way of seeing if it's 1.07 or not is going to a singleplayer battle and seeing if you can go up to 300 Command Points, if you can, then that means that you have 1.07. 


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Ah, good to know. Then perhaps I'm good here. I did get he briefings working and played the first mission last night using the C:FWF mod. So far so good. Been a long time since I played a good space rts... Starcraft many years ago and a little bit of Wings of Liberty more recently... I was also a big fan of Supreme commander 1, with some of the unique nuances of rate resources, so I bet this innovative supply mechanic will be neat to learn.
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People might find this video useful in solving issues:

 


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Listen, I am at my wits end with this. I have tried everything that the internet has to offer and I cannot get past the "cannot run on this graphics card" error. I have the steam version with windows 7 64-bit. I have tried making all the suggested changes in the conquest.ini, all the compatability modes, etc.  Why is this not working? I have a AMD Radeon r9 200/HD 7900 Series Graphics card, running on a intel core i5-4670k 3.40GHz processor.  Any help would be great, otherwise i think i will have to get a refund.  I love this game so much and I was so looking forward to playing it again... :(


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One last thing you could try is creating a shortcut of the Conquest.exe file and then go to its properties and under the Shortcut tab add /skipmovies after the path.

 

Should look something like this

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Conquest Frontier Wars\Conquest.Exe" /skipmovies 

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Just installed Conquest but the game doesn't seem to work with my mouse and crashes the instant i attempt multiplayer. any suggestions?


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Just installed Conquest but the game doesn't seem to work with my mouse and crashes the instant i attempt multiplayer. any suggestions?

 

Have you tried the fixes in Escodrion's video above? Those help a lot of users.


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I'm running Windows 10 64 bit with i5-6200 CPU, integrated graphics Intel HD 520 and discrete graphics AMD Radeon R5 M330. I've installed CFW ver 1.07(build 2012). After which the above patch is installed exactly in the previously installed folder. The conquest.ini file is also modified but on trying to launch the game I'm constantly getting the error message " Conquest cannot run on this graphic card". Please help out.
I've also provided my dxdiag report for reference.


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System Information

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      Time of this report: 8/25/2017, 13:15:47

             Machine name: PARTHA-HP

               Machine Id: {8D7D5110-3506-469B-96FD-B02ED3693B5D}

         Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (10.0, Build 15063) (15063.rs2_release.170317-1834)

                 Language: English (Regional Setting: English)

      System Manufacturer: HP

             System Model: HP Notebook

                     BIOS: F.23

                Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-6200U CPU @ 2.30GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz

                   Memory: 4096MB RAM

      Available OS Memory: 3994MB RAM

                Page File: 2262MB used, 3127MB available

              Windows Dir: C:\Windows

          DirectX Version: DirectX 12

      DX Setup Parameters: Not found

         User DPI Setting: 101 DPI (105 percent)

       System DPI Setting: 120 DPI (125 percent)

          DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled

                 Miracast: Available, with HDCP

Microsoft Graphics Hybrid: Supported

           DxDiag Version: 10.00.15063.0000 64bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes

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      Display Tab 1: No problems found.

      Display Tab 2: No problems found.

        Sound Tab 1: No problems found.

          Input Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels

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Direct3D:    0/4 (retail)

DirectDraw:  0/4 (retail)

DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)

DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)

DirectPlay:  0/9 (retail)

DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)

DirectShow:  0/6 (retail)

 

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Display Devices

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          Card name: Intel® HD Graphics 520

       Manufacturer: Intel Corporation

          Chip type: Intel® HD Graphics Family

           DAC type: Internal

        Device Type: Full Device

         Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1916&SUBSYS_8136103C&REV_07

      Device Status: 0180200A [DN_DRIVER_LOADED|DN_STARTED|DN_DISABLEABLE|DN_NT_ENUMERATOR|DN_NT_DRIVER]

Device Problem Code: No Problem

Driver Problem Code: Unknown

     Display Memory: 2125 MB

   Dedicated Memory: 128 MB

      Shared Memory: 1997 MB

       Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)

       Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor

      Monitor Model: unknown

         Monitor Id: AUO38ED

        Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.056Hz)

        Output Type: Internal

        Driver Name: igdumdim64.dll,igd10iumd64.dll,igd10iumd64.dll,igd12umd64.dll

Driver File Version: 20.19.0015.4360 (English)

     Driver Version: 20.19.15.4360

        DDI Version: 12

     Feature Levels: 11_1,11_0,10_1,10_0,9_3,9_2,9_1

       Driver Model: WDDM 2.0

Graphics Preemption: Triangle

Compute Preemption: Thread

           Miracast: Supported

Hybrid Graphics GPU: Integrated

     Power P-states: Not Supported

  Driver Attributes: Final Retail

   Driver Date/Size: 21-12-2015 05:30:00, 32130848 bytes

        WHQL Logo'd: Yes

    WHQL Date Stamp: Unknown

  Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-5A56-11CF-8462-39A1BBC2D935}

          Vendor ID: 0x8086

          Device ID: 0x1916

          SubSys ID: 0x8136103C

        Revision ID: 0x0007

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