pwphil wrote:So how important is Patch 4.0?
I had the game a couple of years back and recently reinstalled on a new PC using the Amazon download - patch 4.0 hasn't ever worked and I get the same error message as everyone else.
I've been able to install the mods and get the game to work without it - so how essential is 4.0?
It's mostly important for online play. I'm not exactly sure which files it updates, but if you can get it, you should. Did you try the "patch_ead.exe" version? I believe that's for the download version. If that doesn't work, try the other version. If both don't work, there's a post on this forum where the files were uploaded as a zip, but I can't recall where. You'd have to search for it.