Call of Duty 2 game error

Wooky Jack
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I run the Call of Duty 2 .exe after I updated from v1.0 and patched it with 1.3 from callofduty.com/patch and this is the error I get...what happend, how do I fix it so I can continue playing?

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CoD2 1.0 build win-x86 Oct  6 2005
----- FS_Startup -----
Current language: english
Current search path:
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 2\main\iw_15.iwd (85 files)
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 2\main\iw_14.iwd (4038 files)
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 2\main\iw_13.iwd (22624 files)
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 2\main\iw_12.iwd (1016 files)
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 2\main\iw_11.iwd (1462 files)
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 2\main\iw_10.iwd (1936 files)
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 2\main\iw_09.iwd (2142 files)
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 2\main\iw_08.iwd (2723 files)
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 2\main\iw_07.iwd (3384 files)
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 2\main\iw_06.iwd (990 files)
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 2\main\iw_05.iwd (928 files)
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 2\main\iw_04.iwd (698 files)
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 2\main\iw_03.iwd (26 files)
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 2\main\iw_02.iwd (40 files)
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 2\main\iw_01.iwd (16 files)
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 2\main\iw_00.iwd (102 files)
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 2/main
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 2/raw
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 2/raw_shared
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 2/devraw
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 2/devraw_shared
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 2\main\localized_english_iw11.iwd (1 files)
    localized assets iwd file for english
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 2\main\localized_english_iw10.iwd (414 files)
    localized assets iwd file for english
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 2\main\localized_english_iw09.iwd (98 files)
    localized assets iwd file for english
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 2\main\localized_english_iw08.iwd (8 files)
    localized assets iwd file for english
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 2\main\localized_english_iw07.iwd (1014 files)
    localized assets iwd file for english
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 2\main\localized_english_iw06.iwd (3110 files)
    localized assets iwd file for english
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 2\main\localized_english_iw05.iwd (5310 files)
    localized assets iwd file for english
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 2\main\localized_english_iw04.iwd (6240 files)
    localized assets iwd file for english
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 2\main\localized_english_iw03.iwd (6580 files)
    localized assets iwd file for english
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 2\main\localized_english_iw02.iwd (6404 files)
    localized assets iwd file for english
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 2\main\localized_english_iw01.iwd (5510 files)
    localized assets iwd file for english
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 2\main\localized_english_iw00.iwd (4764 files)
    localized assets iwd file for english

File Handles:
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81663 files in iwd files
execing default.cfg
couldn't exec language.cfg
execing players/ks/config.cfg
Measured CPU speed is 3.21 GHz
System memory is 1024 MB (capped at 1 GB)
Video card is "NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT"
Streaming SIMD Extensions (SSE) supported

----- Client Initialization -----
----- Initializing Renderer ----
Mismatched REF_API_VERSION: expected 60, got 59
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Error during initialization:
Failed to initialize renderer: version mismatch.
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http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=98173     call of duty 2 renderer mismatch expected 59 got 60 - Geeks to Go!
FreddieKrugerGuy Feb 16 2006: Uninstall the game. (Make sure you delete all the COD 2 files & folders.) Re-install. See if that works.
chrisdyas1  Feb 16 2006: thanx it works now. i tried reinstalling before but forgot to delete the activision folder CHEERS

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I have saved games/profiles and do not want to re-install.  Is that my only option or are there other solutions to this?  Why would the update do this to my game if its an "update" lol?
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What are the version numbers of DirectX and your graphics drivers?
Looks like the patch is expecting a more recent version than the one it found.
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maybe after you reinstall you can just copy and replace the saved games folder to the new reinstalled one

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I just recently downloaded the full installation of Direct X v C for my sister.  I'll grab it from her computer and see how that goes.  Hopefully re-installation isn't the last choice because that would seriously be a pain in the arse to do the 6 cds again!
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(not to rain on anyone's parade, but doesn't that seem incredibly stupid that updating the game should cause this so often?  What are those people at Activision thinking!?!)

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(btw, Multiplayer runs fine.  I try to run in Single player safe mode, same error)
SHIBBY!!! Check this out guys/girls:

The game error log says this right?
"CoD2 1.0 build win-x86 Oct  6 2005"
So I searched around a bit in the game folder and noticed that if I popped in the cd 1 of COD2 and explored the CD.  I found the file "gfx_d3d_x86_s.dll" and replaced the same file in the Program Files/Activision/Call of Duty 2/gfx_d3d_x86_s.dll

I ran the game and I can now play it again!  Its version 1.0, but oh well, I don't plan to update the patch until I complete the game now ha ha!

Thanks for recommendations

Running Direct X 9.0c :)

Darn patch!

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Since this worked I'll ask the moderators to close this and keep it as a solution on the site for other COD2 players :)

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I have no idea what Ihave MASQUERAID, but I did update with the patch, I'm just using that one file from the original installation, so who knows!

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