I’ve finally figured out what was causing the error-on-startup in Scarface, Just Cause, and probably F.E.A.R.: Combat. The cause: Securom 7.
(If you experience a crash after the game actually started, e.g.: after the intro, then it’s probably your sound drivers, update OpenAL and others…)
You see, I don’t know why Securom 7 doesn’t like my computer, but it probably has something to do with Daemon Tools. I don’t know for you, but I for one does not like to swap CDs every hour of the day, so I make images and it’s damn handy.
Yesterday I downloaded a no-cd crack for the game, it was my last hope to get it running. And what’d ya know: it starts… Sigh, this brings back memories of Starforce (anyone else remember that?), if this trend continues, I will be better off pirating all my games because then it’ll at least work!
Anyway, the game itself isn’t that special, the storyline and atmosphere are very GTA: Vice City-like, but that’s a good thing. The controls on the other hand are just terrible, the game suffers from the much-too-common consolitas disease, what a pity.
If you have a console: just buy it for your PS2 or Xbox, you’ll be much better of. If the controls could be patched (make them customizable and more responsive), then I would be happy to give this game another chance (the dialogue with all the swearing is funny as hell).
And then the cars: why do they drive like bricks? This driving reminds me of that other game… (Damn, I can’t remember the name.)
So dear developers: fix controls and driving. Thanks.
Maybe I’ll search for a crack for Just Cause too, which is lying here somewhere still uninstalled…