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Hi today I felt like playing TOCA RD2 so I installed it to my Windows 7 computer. The installation ran smoothly and then a message popped up saying Installation complete restart computer to play. I restarted my PC and the same message came while trying to boot the game up. I tried again and again and again but to no success. Is it just Windows 7 or what? Answer would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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Hi today I felt like playing TOCA RD2 so I installed it to my Windows 7 computer. The installation ran smoothly and then a message popped up saying Installation complete restart computer to play. I restarted my PC and the same message came while trying to boot the game up. I tried again and again and again but to no success. Is it just Windows 7 or what? Answer would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
unfortunately the game isn't really compatible with Windows 7

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Yep Starforce. I'll be looking at this one in the near future. It's a case of installing the game, removing Starforce, then using a no-CD version to play. I can't be more specific as Codemasters don't like it :-(

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But any idea why it comes up with this message?

unfortunately no but I think it's due to the security programming it uses.
Starforce?

yeah that's the name I had the games but threw them out as I couldn't find any answers for fixing them.

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Yep Starforce. I'll be looking at this one in the near future. It's a case of installing the game, removing Starforce, then using a no-CD version to play. I can't be more specific as Codemasters don't like it :-(

Okay thanks mate for looking into this. Are you on any other forums?

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But any idea why it comes up with this message?

unfortunately no but I think it's due to the security programming it uses.
Starforce?

yeah that's the name I had the games but threw them out as I couldn't find any answers for fixing them.
Okay thanks for your help. :smile: 

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Yeah I'm on a few forums, VOGONS, WSGF, AssemblerGames. I'll be trying to find the simplest and least offensive to Codemasters route to getting them working, as they don't like outright guides to dodging copy protection!

I have heard you can update the Starforce protection and that might work, with the updater here: http://www.star-force.com/support/drivers/ but I don't trust that, as Starforce can kill Win 8!

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Yeah I'm on a few forums, VOGONS, WSGF, AssemblerGames. I'll be trying to find the simplest and least offensive to Codemasters route to getting them working, as they don't like outright guides to dodging copy protection!

I have heard you can update the Starforce protection and that might work, with the updater here: http://www.star-force.com/support/drivers/ but I don't trust that, as Starforce can kill Win 8!
I may try this when I get a new computer (trying it on the old one so I don't mess up the new one)

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My actual approach will be installing it, then using the official Starforce removal tool (also on the link above), then replacing the game executable with a no-CD version.

There's a much more complicated way, involving identifying and removing the bits of Starforce, but I'm hoping that uninstaller will make life easier.

Just got 25 other games to install first, as reinstalling on my new PC in a specific order!

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I'm only a few games away from getting to the ToCA series! I've been researching this already, and the following is true, apparently:

Out of the box ToCA RD2 1.0 uses Starforce 3.3.35.02
With patch 1.1 and patch 1.2 it uses Starforce 
3.3.36.01

You can see on Starforce's site which OS will support each version of Starforce 
http://www.star-force.com/support/users/

If you're using Win7 it may be possible to run their SFUPDATE utility (from http://www.star-force.com/support/drivers/) to update the drivers and the game may work. However if you're on Win8 or 8.1 (like me) then nothing will work at all, so you'll need to resort to uninstalling Starforce (http://www.star-force.com/support/drivers/) then using a No CD version of the game (which I can't help you find, if you find one, make sure it virus checks okay first!).

ToCA Race Driver 3 is more problematic, as it comes with Starforce 3.7.13.00 out of the box version 1.0, but the (much needed) 1.1 patch moves it up to 3.7.16.4, however this is still too low to be updated on Win8/8.1. The only No CD versions out there are just for version 1.0, so if you do want to run it on Win8/8.1 you'll have to put up with missing all the 1.1 bugfixes (which means missing things like 12 player races for all race types, pro-sim options being saved, cheat severity tweaks and IIRC more tracks for each championship).

I still wish Codemasters might just release updated non-Starforce .exe files for each game, but as they no longer have the license for ToCA or anything related, they probably can't :-(

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I'm only a few games away from getting to the ToCA series! I've been researching this already, and the following is true, apparently:

Out of the box ToCA RD2 1.0 uses Starforce 3.3.35.02
With patch 1.1 and patch 1.2 it uses Starforce 3.3.36.01

You can see on Starforce's site which OS will support each version of Starforce http://www.star-force.com/support/users/

If you're using Win7 it may be possible to run their SFUPDATE utility (from http://www.star-force.com/support/drivers/) to update the drivers and the game may work. However if you're on Win8 or 8.1 (like me) then nothing will work at all, so you'll need to resort to uninstalling Starforce (http://www.star-force.com/support/drivers/) then using a No CD version of the game (which I can't help you find, if you find one, make sure it virus checks okay first!).

ToCA Race Driver 3 is more problematic, as it comes with Starforce 3.7.13.00 out of the box version 1.0, but the (much needed) 1.1 patch moves it up to 3.7.16.4, however this is still too low to be updated on Win8/8.1. The only No CD versions out there are just for version 1.0, so if you do want to run it on Win8/8.1 you'll have to put up with missing all the 1.1 bugfixes (which means missing things like 12 player races for all race types, pro-sim options being saved, cheat severity tweaks and IIRC more tracks for each championship).

I still wish Codemasters might just release updated non-Starforce .exe files for each game, but as they no longer have the license for ToCA or anything related, they probably can't :-(
I use Win 7. So I will try sometime. 

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ToCA Race Driver 2 is my next target to get working, so expect feedback soon. I got ToCA Race Driver 1 working last night (the installer fails on Win8.1 64bit) and I'll share how later on!

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ToCA Race Driver 2 is my next target to get working, so expect feedback soon. I got ToCA Race Driver 1 working last night (the installer fails on Win8.1 64bit) and I'll share how later on!
Thanks you have been a brilliant help :smile: 

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Go here: http://forums.codemasters.com/discussion/5008/toca-race-driver-2-how-to-get-it-running-on-win7-win8-win8-1-without-breaking-your-pc

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