CtP2 FAQ v3ish
This is a forum project continually growing and expanding in this thread.
I will try to keep up to date, but please bear with me if I do not.
Last Update 15/3/2003
Complete FAQ list
Patch (and mods)
Q06 Why won't my savegame load?
Q09 What is the difference between the patch and a mod?
Q10 Will be there another patch by Activion?
Q24 Help! I get strange messages after installing the patch.
Q55 Help! The patch won't install.
Q6: Why won't my Saved game load?
A6: Probably because you messed with the files, either by swapping (or switching to) mods halfway through a game, or by installing the patch. Games saved before installing the patch cannot be played after installing the patch.
Q9: What is the difference between the patch and a mod?
A9: As we use the term patch here in the CTP2 community, we mean with the patch the official Patch 1.1 or 1.11 made by Activion. For us it must contain a modified ctp2.exe. However the patch is needed to play all the major mods.
For mods see #3.
Q10: Will be there another patch by Activion?
A10: No, Activion dropped CTP2, although after the Patch 1.1 the game looks unfinished and buggy. ...#3.
Q24: After installation of the patch 1.1 the message system is broken. Now I get only weird messages like "noyon". Could this be fixed?
A24: Of course, just open the chat window by typing the apostrophe key and enter /reloadslic
Q55: Help! When i try to install the offical patch it cant find my installation of CTP2 even though its in the right place, and it won't install, what can I do?
A55: There is sometimes a problem with the patch installer and it cant find the installation, most notably on WinXP machines. You can download the patch in zip format and extract the files in the patch manually with winzip or another zip program. The patch for each language can be found in the directory here.