SpellForce: Platinum Edition

SpellForce: Platinum Edition

Wormic Jun 17, 2018 @ 8:52pm
How I managed to get the SpellForce Platinum Editor to work on windows 10 x64!
I just thought I'd share how I got the SpellForce Platinum Editor to work for me.

I'm running it on windows 10 x64

I couldn't manage to get it to work 'till yesterday, always getting the error that something isn't right with the version of the game, that it should be 1.52 or above etc etc.
After I couldn't do it with the steam version (patch 1.54) I tried with the GOG version (patch 1.54) and I got the same result.

Apparently there was a minor patch or update that did something to make the editor not work with those version of the game.

In the end, I got told that I should buy the retail version of the game because that version surely doesn't have that patch, but I could't buy it because my PC doesn't have an optical drive.
I ended up fixing it and getting the editor to work by copying a friends game files and putting them on my PC (She has the files from the retail version that we installed on her PC in 2012/2013). I copied the files to my Disk (C:) (steam is on disk D:, didn't wanna put them on the same drive), ran the editor setup you can find with a quick google search (SpellForce Editor v152) and installed it.

The retail version for me also had patch 1.54 (same as the steam and GOG version, don't let that make you think it won't work)

IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO MENTION THAT MY SYSTEM IS FULLY AMD BASED, BOTH CPU AND GPU. I've heard that the editor doesn't work with intel CPUs, keep that in mind before spending money on a retail version!

TLDR:
Make sure you have an AMD CPU,
get a version of the game that was last updated in 2013 (would recommend retail, Steam and GOG didn't work for me),
Put the game on a different drive than the current SpellForce folder is on if possible (not sure if that make any difference but that's what I did)
Install the editor (SpellForce editor v152)

Hope this works for at least some people!
Last edited by Wormic; Jun 17, 2018 @ 8:57pm
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Cunin Jun 18, 2018 @ 12:44am 
This isn't the first time that a Steam version of an old game doesn't work right. I had to do something like that for another game (I think it was Sacred Gold). Had to find the retail version, patch it up with retail patches, then replace the steam exe with that one and it finally worked, so I posted it for other users which got it working then.
It fortunately doesn't happen so often, but it's quite odd.
Hinsonator Aug 9, 2018 @ 8:47pm 
Pretty ironic that a game that was at one point bundled with Intel logic cores (the version branded Pentium edition, with the possibility of Pentium being replaced by Platinum at one one point) has a map editor that doesn't work on intel logic cores.
William JCM Jul 22, 2019 @ 1:24am 
Sorry for the necro, but I have some info to share.

A quick search on GOG's forums showed that a registry value the editor's setup checks is missing on the GOG version. Adding the value manually allowed me to install the editor without issues.

However, since I only have access to Intel hardware, I still can't run the editor. :/
Farlon Jul 22, 2019 @ 7:36am 
Originally posted by William JCM:
Sorry for the necro, but I have some info to share.

A quick search on GOG's forums showed that a registry value the editor's setup checks is missing on the GOG version. Adding the value manually allowed me to install the editor without issues.

However, since I only have access to Intel hardware, I still can't run the editor. :/
Theres a working editor made by the community that works on intel processors
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Date Posted: Jun 17, 2018 @ 8:52pm
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