I know you are suppose to disconnect from the net if you want to play COH without going online, but whenever I disconnect my ethernet cord from my PC and startup the game I get the validation BS. I press 'retail store' then put in my disc and click validate, but it then says cannot validate media. I have tried this several times and its still not working.
I also tried blocking the game in firewall, didnt help. Tried a ToV crack(couldnt find a 2.501 vanilla game crack), didnt work. Tried launching by inserting the disc then clicking PLAY and it still did the same BS.
Disc validation isn't really BS considering it's a very very simple method to confirm a game is actually in the possession of the user >_> It's just the price you pay for lacking the convenience of online verification.
Either way, it's a very strange problem. Try having your account to sign in automatically if you don't already.
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It is set to auto. And I am not saying disc validation is BS... I am saying its BS that it wont recognize a wal-mart-bought disc when its in the tray.
I launch the game WITH the disc in, no net, and hit retail and ok it shows it 'cant validate' immediately. If I leave the disc out, launch the game and hit retail, then insert the disc and hit ok it takes like 15 seconds before it says it cant validate.