Starting Guide for New Players

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Re: Starting Guide for New Players

Postby RevanFan » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:15 am

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Neal M wrote:The link for madden 4.0 patch is dead. Any idea where I can get it? I just bought the game off Amazon DL and it is 1.0.

No its not. It's working perfectly fine. It takes you to EA's FTP server. I just tested it now.


That is odd. I have tried numerous times, including just now, and I always get "can't reach page" Msg after it tries for a while.

Since I have you, So if I try to run calhoupe's script using Amazon DL will it mess anything up if it doesn't work?

Also McAfee is giving me a virus warning for Calhoupe's 1.58. (disregard, I re-read this:
This file will sometimes trigger a virus detection. You may need to disable your virus protection to download the file and/or add an exception to your antivirus program. Cheat Engine trainers hook into memory similar to some malware so if your antivirus gets excited consider it a false positive and move on.


So I guess what I am asking is: If I try to run the script is it just a matter of it won't work or it will, or by running it and it doesn't work will my game be messed up?

No, it won't mess anything up... but it won't work. You have to do something... extra... to get it to work with the download version. We can't discuss it on the forum, but you can reach out to people via PM.
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Re: Starting Guide for New Players

Postby Neal M » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:20 am

Thanks Revan!

I PM'd Calhoupe, so hopefully he can help me with that.

If I don't hear from him should I pm you?

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Re: Starting Guide for New Players

Postby RevanFan » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:36 am

Neal M wrote:Thanks Revan!

I PM'd Calhoupe, so hopefully he can help me with that.

If I don't hear from him should I pm you?

You could. I don't actively have what you'd need, but I could get it for you if no one else can.
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Re: Starting Guide for New Players

Postby Gustin » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:20 am

You recommend to update the game to the 4.0 patch, and you provide the link.
I had no problem downloading the patch files, but when I tried to install those patches to the game, I got an error message:

"Old File not found. However, a file of the same name was found. No update done since file contents do not match."

What went wrong here?


I also notice that the game version says 0.0. That can't be right.
I've played the vanilla game as franchise, but admit I hadn't noticed the version before.
Do I need to reinstall the game?
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Re: Starting Guide for New Players

Postby RevanFan » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:37 pm

Gustin wrote:You recommend to update the game to the 4.0 patch, and you provide the link.
I had no problem downloading the patch files, but when I tried to install those patches to the game, I got an error message:

"Old File not found. However, a file of the same name was found. No update done since file contents do not match."

What went wrong here?


I also notice that the game version says 0.0. That can't be right.
I've played the vanilla game as franchise, but admit I hadn't noticed the version before.
Do I need to reinstall the game?

Did you install the 4.0 patch BEFORE the mod? You need to install it before the mod.

Also, the version will say 0.0 if the mod is installed.
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Re: Starting Guide for New Players

Postby Gustin » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:14 pm

Well, I have not installed ANY mods yet. I've only played vanilla so far.
I also was unable to install the patches as per above, so my Madden is still at vanilla.

In that case, my version should NOT say 0.0.
And I am still not able to install the patches.
I was able to download them, but not install them.

Maybe I need to reinstall the game, but I wanted to get your take on it.
And also your take on the problem with the patches.

Thanks!!
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Re: Starting Guide for New Players

Postby RevanFan » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:18 pm

Gustin wrote:Well, I have not installed ANY mods yet. I've only played vanilla so far.
I also was unable to install the patches as per above, so my Madden is still at vanilla.

In that case, my version should NOT say 0.0.
And I am still not able to install the patches.
I was able to download them, but not install them.

Maybe I need to reinstall, but I wanted to get your take on it.
And also your take on the problem with the patches.

Thanks!!

Generally, the game only says 0.0 if you have a modified .dat file somewhere, and the patch only gives that error if you have a modified .dat. I suggest completely uninstalling the game, removing all leftover files from both Documents and Program Files for Madden, and then reinstalling. Then, before doing anything else, install the patch. That should work.
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Re: Starting Guide for New Players

Postby Gustin » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:49 pm

Okay, thanks Revan, much appreciated.

An off-topic question if I may.....

As the game is (re)installing, it gives me a an Insert Disk window message. Huh??
I downloaded again direct from Amazon, there is no disk. What to do here?
It wouldn't let me continue with the install.
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Re: Starting Guide for New Players

Postby RevanFan » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:35 pm

Gustin wrote:Okay, thanks Revan, much appreciated.

An off-topic question if I may.....

As the game is (re)installing, it gives me a an Insert Disk window message. Huh??
I downloaded again direct from Amazon, there is no disk. What to do here?
It wouldn't let me continue with the install.

I... don't know. I have the disc version. Maybe search the forum, and if you don't find anything, ask in your own thread in the Madden 08 Troubleshooting forum.
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Re: Starting Guide for New Players

Postby pwphil » Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:06 pm

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?


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