Therefore, not to mention, the standalone expansion packs of this game series will already contain this effect whether or not one tries to avoid patch upgrade to them.Yet, it is always essential to upgrade the game through patching because these patches contain bugs/texture/glitches fix and sometimes add-ons in missions and so on.For Company of Heroes: tales of Valor, you can sequentially patch it until 2.602.0 and then apply the no-CD/DVD exe image fix (if you have lost the original retail CD/DVD or backed-and-packed up your CD/DVD).: This far we have already got to know about the stringent policies imposed by the publishers of this game series in terms of CD key verification incorporated with usable media verification system in order to successfully install and/or run the game.The resultant issue of "Could not verify media" will be discussed following the resolution of this issue.
Ensure that your system meets the minimum requirements for Company of Heroes.Step 2: If you're using more than one optical drives in any case then you got to disable one of those drives; let's say you have a CD drive separate than a DVD drive then you may want to disable the CD optical drive in the following manner leaving the DVD optical drive intact. Go to "My Computer" and Right-click on the said CD optical drive and select "Properties". Click the "Hardware" tab on the opened dialog box and again highlight the appropriate name of optical drive (in this case, CD optical drive) and then click on "Properties" tab at the bottom of this dialog box. A relative dialog box for this optical drive will open and you got to click on "Change Settings" tab at the bottom of this very dialog box. A replicate of this dialog box will reappear but this time simply click the "Driver" tab and under this section seek for "Disable" (Disables the selected device..) and click on this and then hit "OK" at the bottom of this box and accept the changes. Now, while leaving one optical drive intact (in this case DVD optical drive), you can now load the retail copy of DVD in the respective tray and play the game without any frustrating message display of "Could not verify media". For these owners, there's no other way for them than relying on no-CD/DVD exe image fix in order to run the game smoothly and with no hassle.NOTE: Using retail DVD copy for playing the game of this series, you ought to repeat all the steps mentioned above in order to play this game without any problem if you roll back to the settings for making the disabled optical drive active again Segment-II: This segment aids the owners of the legitimate retail copy of CD/DVD who might have lost or misplaced their copy and are left with game image in formats like . Step 1: After having installed the game from this series on your hard drive, you need to upgrade the respective game with manual patching system until the point of no-CD/DVD exe image fix version you're available with.Or you can simply get it checked if your system is compatible enough to accommodate this game by visiting this website As I have mentioned above the publishers have well protected this game series pretty stringently that only the owners of retail CD/DVD have the only privileges to get hands on their owned games in terms of installation/running the game on their systems.This tight protection method of CD/DVD key verification incorporated with usable media verification system comes into effect via the patching upgrade beyond patch version of 1.71.0 to Company of Heroes Original game.This means if you've initially successfully passed the CD key verification system you'll be put on another test where the usable media verification system will check whether you have loaded a legitimate retail copy of CD/DVD or not.If this verification system won't get satisfied with the CD/DVD quality or any other media loading source is detected being in use such as virtual drive emulators, you will immediately get a small menu-like dialog box popped up with a message "Could not verify media" along with few more options offered so that user may be able to rectify their mistake either taking you to the publishers' server if you opt for Retail Version or redirecting you to the Steam server for Direct2Drive option.If you're using a laptop, you won't have a plug-in graphics card, you'll be using onboard graphics (a chip on the motherboard).What's the full name of the entry that you disabled in Device Manager?Verify that Direct X is properly installed and that you have the latest drivers for your system." now I know i have more than the minimum requirements on my laptop and I have the latest version of Directx and i have ensured that it works I've tried lowering down the video sittings and even tried installing the game in different locations still the same error message at last i tried to disable the video card from the device manager and it worked!but after one hour the was in a state of overheat and it shutdown. If, after running through each of the above steps, you are still having the problem, then post your issue in the appropriate section, along with your full system specs (see the link below for info on posting system specs) and a list of the games which have the problem, and indicate that you have run through these steps.