I own the original CD of OPFP (may be a stupid guy) and i cannot upgrade to 1.30 from 1.20, neither 1.28 nor 1.29 betas !!! I tried every thing, uinstalling completely the game and doing everything step by step :
1 - Installation of the game 1.00, works fine
2 - Patching to 1.20 also works fine, and playing the game with the original CD works fine with this patch.
3 - Trying to apply 1.30 patch and do nothing. Apears OPFP banner and sometimes the program closes itself with no error messages and other times apeas an error one.
Sorry for starting this new thread, but i want to introduce a new thing i have notice. The only one thing diferent in my computer since i was playing with 1.20 version is the damm directx drivers. When i was with the 1.20 version of the game i was using Directx 8.0 but 2 weeks ago i upgraded then to Directx 8.1
I seens to be the patch doesn't work with Directx 8.1, but the game actualy patches ok up to version 1.20 even with de Directx 8.1 drivers installed.
This is a mess of versions sorry, but is a bigger s**t what Codemasters have done with this last and buggy update f**king all of us who have wasted our money buying this "supersupersuper protected" game.
Thanks every one
It's not DX 8.1 that is causing the problem, I ran into the same issue when trying to upgrade to V1.30. The installer would start up and display the splash screen, access my CD-ROM drive, and just exit with no indication as to what was wrong.
To tell you the truth, I was never able to work around it, and wound up installing a NoCD hack.
One thing I did that has saved me a lot of time was to make backups of the various OFP versions on CD-R media before I tried upgrading to a new version.
It's cheap, and allowed me to get back to a specific version within minutes without any uninstall/reinstall from scratch & apply a bunch of patches hassles.