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Pro Cycling Manager 2006

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Sports
Publisher: Focus
Developer: Cyanide Studio

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'Pro Cycling Manager 2006' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 16, 2006 @ 5:30 a.m. PDT

Pro Cycling Manager 2006 offers you the chance to take part in the most important international races at the head of a professional cycling team. In this latest version of the game, such well-known teams as T-Mobile complete an already impressive peloton of almost 50 official teams. <br><br>Pro Cycling Manager 2006 has, for the first time, secured the prestigious Tour de France licence, meaning that players can now compete for the legendary "Yellow Jersey" as well as the green (points) jersey and polka dot (King of the Mountains) jersey. Winning, or failing to win, such jerseys can make or break a season for a top team.

Get the Pro Cycling Manager 2006 demo off WP (390mb)

1) FIRST OF ALL

a) Close all background applications such as Norton, eMule, etc..

b) Close or uninstall all copy or cd emulation applications such as Daemon tools, Alcohol 120% or Virtual CD.

c) Cancel all overclocking modifications.

d) Deactivate any application that forces the refresh rate.

2) UPDATE DIRECTX

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0a9b6820-bfbb-4799-9908-d418cdeac197&displaylang=en

3) UPDATE YOUR PC'S DRIVERS

a) Graphic card:
if it is an nvidia : http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp
if it is an ati : https://support.ati.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=894&task=knowledge&folderID=27

b) Motherboard:
intel chipset driver http://www.intel.com/design/software/drivers/platform/inf.htm
VIA hyperion http://www.viaarena.com/?PageID=300
sis http://download.sis.com
nvidia http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp

If you dont know what is inside your PC, you can install Everest:
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/everest.html

4) INSTALL THE MOST RECENT PATCH

http://www.cyanide-studio.com/?rub=node&nid=529

5) IN CASE OF CD PROBLEMS

Game installation stops and a NSIS error message is displayed.

a) Wipe the game CD with a soft, damp cloth. Use circular movements from the centre towards the outside edge.

b) Try with another CD drive

c) Copy all data from the CD to the hard disk of the PC, using the "ctrl + c" and "ctrl + v" keyboard shortcuts. It's best to create a specific directory on the hard disk for the purpose. Run the exe file from this directory.

6) HOW TO GENERATE A DXDIAG.TXT

In the Windows Start menu, use the run command.

In the new window, type dxdiag and click on the "OK" button.

In the new window, click on save the system information and and make sure you note the location of the resulting dxdiag.txt file.

7) GAMECENTER PROBLEM

Install if necessary Internet Explorer version 6:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.mspx

Update the xml parser of Internet Explorer 6
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/results.aspx?displaylang=en&freeText=msxml
First "Microsoft XML Parser (MSXML) 3.0 Service Pack 5 (SP5)"
Then "MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 2 (Microsoft XML Core Services)"

Authorize JavaScript in IE6 :
Tools/Internet options.../Security tab/customize the level.../
Click on Activate in Script/Active Scripting

You may also have to authorize JavaScript in your antivirus

8) ROUTER CONFIGURATION

You must configure your router with the following ports:

Cycling Manager
in TCP : 17851 et 17852
in UDP : 3033 et 3034

The following link explains how to open (forward) the ports of your router:
http://www.portforward.com/routers.htm

9) WINDOWS XP FIREWALL

The latest version of Windows XP (Service Pack 2) includes a firewall. It protects your computer against Internet attacks.

Games must be registered in the firewall to access the Internet. Otherwise online play is impossible.

In Start/Configuration Panel/Windows Firewall
In the Exceptions tab the game must appear in the list. If not click on Add a programm.. and choose the game in the list. If the game does not appear either on this list click on Browse.. and select the .exe of the game.

10) STARFORCE PROTECTION

1. Close or uninstall all copy or cd emulation applications such as Daemon tools, Alcohol 120% or Virtual CD.

2. Get the latest patch of your game:
http://www.cyanide-studio.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=41594

3. Check that the CD of the game is inside the CR-Rom drive.

4. If the CD check takes a long time, place the CD in another CD drive or CD burner drive.

5. Lower the speed of your CD-Rom drive
you can use a tool such as Nero-Tool Drive-Speed:
http://www.cdspeed2000.com/go.php3?link=download.html
In Drive Speed set a 12x speed or lower.

6. Update the Starforce driver:
http://www.star-force.com/protection.phtml?c=91

7. If the CD check fails (with the CD inside the CD drive): you will obtain a Starforce error message.

Click on the Information button in the Starforce window and then on Display the report. Save the generated .txt file and send to the technical support of your game.

With the error report a special key can be generated to solve your problem.

If it is not a genuine game CD, this won't work.

To enter the key sent by the technical support, restart the process to generate a Starforce error report (Information button). Then click on the Back button to return to the main menu. Click on Retry to enter the new code.
Enter the new code and click on OK.

You can now launch the game properly.

8. If the CD check is very slow but the game launches finally. In this case you won't get a Starforce error message. To force an error, eject the CD during the CD check. You will get a Starforce error message
Click on the Information button in the Starforce window and then on Display the report. Save the generated .txt file and send to the technical support of your game.

With the error report a special key can be generated to solve your problem.

To enter the key sent by the technical support, restart the process to generate a Starforce error report (Information button). Then click on the Back button to return to the main menu. Click on Retry to enter the new code.
Enter the new code and click on OK.

The game will launch faster now.


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