Exigence Oct 13, 2012 @ 2:53pm
So ridiculous.
I've tried the demo off and on for over a year hoping that a patch will come down eventually for the poor performance of this game on "high-end" video cards.

Quite a laughable issue for a video game to have... however it is a crippling one. Modern rigs don't work with this game - or at the very least mine doesn't. I have tried to adjust my maximum RAM however that does absolutely nothing - and changing a global rule specifically for a single application is a piss-poor solution.

None of the user mods / patches are compatible with steam, and I do not want to buy the game unless through Amazon and have another physical game box and disc.

.... why is this even listed on Steam if it doesn't work on a modern PC - or at least, a modern gaming PC?
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Nox Nov 11, 2012 @ 8:06pm 
It used to not work for me, but now it works fine. I did not adjust my RAM and I have 4GB. I just downloaded clean and it works.
Exigence Nov 14, 2012 @ 7:30pm 
Originally posted by Nox:
It used to not work for me, but now it works fine. I did not adjust my RAM and I have 4GB. I just downloaded clean and it works.


Thank you for at least replying. I will try a re-install again, see if that helps the demo. If it doesn't help the demo to work than I will just act like this game never existed I guess - or at least that is essentially what Steam told me to do.
EternalMagus Feb 3 @ 12:55am 
If the game doesn't work you can get your money back - provided you buy it from gog.com. It is on sale right now DRM free and with a money back 30 day compatiblility guarantee on gog.com for 70% off at $ 2.99; there is only 20 hours left on the sale. There are other wargames on sale as well. Steam supported OS Windows 2000/XP ; gog.com supported OS Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8). URL:

http://www.gog.com/promo/1c_gsc_nival_1c_online_weekend_promo_310114
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Exigence Feb 28 @ 2:53pm 
Awesome - thank you for the information. Unfortunately I just got it now :(

I appreciate your efforts to help. I will definitely keep an eye on GoG.com regarding this title.
Thariorn Apr 15 @ 12:35am 
Well,somehow the GoG.Com had no rpoblems working on my windows 7 64bit ssystem.
But I'm running an AMD graphic chip,no Nvidia (This seems to be important, as Nvidia drivers do not work well with HoAE).
Exigence Apr 21 @ 8:44pm 
Originally posted by Thariorn:
Well,somehow the GoG.Com had no rpoblems working on my windows 7 64bit ssystem.
But I'm running an AMD graphic chip,no Nvidia (This seems to be important, as Nvidia drivers do not work well with HoAE).

Thank you for letting me know that they had an issue with Nvidia. My rig has been updated since this post, so I may try again with my new AMD.
eggofthebeholder Apr 22 @ 2:31am 
Work fine on my PC
Keyee Jun 17 @ 11:24am 
I have found that the Demo of the game is much, much worse on the bugs and random problems front. After I bought the normal version it ran smooth as silk. Still had to deal with the "missing Steam.dll" bug but that was a really easy fix.
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