I am losing the will to live .................
10 hours after purchase .... still not had a sniff of this game yet.
So after discovering that Simware had forgotten to provide one of the files (no hard feelings) and after hours of finally downloading (no moans there, all good games & sims take some d/load time), I finally run the EXE to be told that the "SecuROM" has found a 'security issue' with my PC and will not run the program, "probably because I have a virus".
After swapping emails with "SecuROM" (who the heck am I dealing with here??) it seems I don't have a virus and should try installing again.
So.......... I install again and this time I don't get the 'security error' and all seems to go well with the activation .... yippeeee!!
So I run the program and this time I get this error message:-
"Data file too short 'addons/air_us_h.pbo'. Expected 277163363 B, got 85772928 B".
....and the program closes.
I'm trying to stay positive here, 10 hours after purchase, but I've really not experienced anything like this, after handing over my cash. I suspect all these problems are caused by having seperate .BIN files that are referenced by the EXE. If everything was packaged into the EXE I reckon I'd be flying by now.
So..... what to do now I wonder? .... another 6 hours of downloading the files from Simware to see if it works next time ........
I'm not a flamer, nor a troll, and I have nothing against Simware, having spent £0,000s on hardware with them, but until this mess is resolved I would advise against anyone buying this pre-order from them, as this experience has been PAIN and not a lot of fun!