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Old Nov 06, 2006, 09:21 PM // 21:21   #21
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After installing the music to my direct song directory, the button "Listen" apears.

I click it, and a new window opens, saying i need to aquire licenses.

It enters a page and asks me to put my email adress and password in order to aquire the licences.

I put them both, and after pressing enter, in order to progress, it goes to a white page, saying "Problem, page no found"

Im using Firefox, and my Internet explorer is messed up due to some virus long time ago (not like id use it anyway, Ie is CRAP)

Help apreciated.

I payed for this crap ( when i bought CE ) , and it doesnt work.
The WMP license aquisition needs Internet Explorer. I know, that sucks. But Microsoft tied components use IE exclusively.

Maybe you can try upgrading to IE7 and see if it restores IE back to normal.
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Old Nov 06, 2006, 09:30 PM // 21:30   #22
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The WMP license aquisition needs Internet Explorer. I know, that sucks. But Microsoft tied components use IE exclusively.

Maybe you can try upgrading to IE7 and see if it restores IE back to normal.
Damm...

Doesnt Upgrading/downloading to Ie 7 require Microsoft to check the authenticy of my Windows Version?

Guess that means some people wont be geting it because they are using ilegal copies.

Hypothetically speaking that is.

Thanks for the quick support nevertheless.
At least i know what the problem is.

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Old Nov 06, 2006, 09:36 PM // 21:36   #23
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After installing the music to my direct song directory, the button "Listen" apears.

I click it, and a new window opens, saying i need to aquire licenses.

It enters a page and asks me to put my email adress and password in order to aquire the licences.

I put them both, and after pressing enter, in order to progress, it goes to a white page, saying "Problem, page no found"

Im using Firefox, and my Internet explorer is messed up due to some virus long time ago (not like id use it anyway, Ie is CRAP)

Help apreciated.

I payed for this crap ( when i bought CE ) , and it doesnt work.
that happened to me too. i just had to retry a couple times for the two packs i got. it'll eventually work. just keep trying to acquire those licenses.

oh, and i had ie7 installed (wanted to try it... ie still sucks... heh) and it worked. dunno about ie6, but i don't see why it wouldn't work.
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Old Nov 06, 2006, 10:17 PM // 22:17   #24
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Damm...

Doesnt Upgrading/downloading to Ie 7 require Microsoft to check the authenticy of my Windows Version?

Guess that means some people wont be geting it because they are using ilegal copies.

Hypothetically speaking that is.
People with illegal copies get around that junk everyday.

But if you have a legal version of windows, its no trouble.
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Old Nov 11, 2006, 11:10 PM // 23:10   #25
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Hmm when I thought it was time to get that bonus soundtrack, I entered the key on the site, but it's telling me that its invalid. Its like the first part of the key is missing 2 digits since the field for it is big for 7 digits but the key that i have has 5. Anyone know what i can do?

EDIT - NVM got it working... I wrote the O in it as a 0... lol

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Old Nov 12, 2006, 05:55 PM // 17:55   #26
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I find it pretty lame that some music tracks can be unlocked only by buying certain version of the Guild Wars campaigns.

Trading Outpost (Bonus)
Divinity Coast (Bonus)
Tears of the Fallen (Bonus)
The Great Raid (Bonus)

Veteran players have to buy Prophecies AGAIN (special edition?) to get these tracks.

They miss potential customers. I would buy ALL new tracks if they ever come to directsong. However, im not going to buy another copy of the game just because of 4 new tracks.
...I'd pay $2 or so for a code to access these songs. They should offer them in the online store for those that already own Chap. 1 (maybe region-limited to NA, so EU people still have to buy the SE), or DirectSong should be allowed to sell them on the site (as in, without purchasing the SE) since the game's over a year old now, and four songs are hardly an incentive to buy a game for the people that already own it. :P
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Old Dec 16, 2006, 06:00 AM // 06:00   #27
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Update - and some minor confusion...

DirectSong has re-released the Original GuildWars (and SE version), and Gw Battlepack from 128kb to 320kb quality.

Something things I noticed

Credits are now Jeremy & Julian Soule (instead of just Jeremy) which is in line with the latter music packs artist information.

Actually cd-cover art for GW Battlepack 1... and still do no cd-burning rights for it

Removal of the older WMP DRM Track "99" License file.

Some of the files, at least according to windows media player 11 .. are missing media "usage" rights data when checking if drm permissions

They have also removed license back up ability on a lot of them... which is nothing if you have Windows Media Player 11... it removed the ability completely.

Updated Trigger / Que (guildwars.ds) sheet. Didn't notice any new new changes but better organization / groupings.


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...I'd pay $2 or so for a code to access these songs. They should offer them in the online store for those that already own Chap. 1 (maybe region-limited to NA, so EU people still have to buy the SE), or DirectSong should be allowed to sell them on the site (as in, without purchasing the SE) since the game's over a year old now, and four songs are hardly an incentive to buy a game for the people that already own it. :P
Exclusive tracks are:

Journey to Lions Arch - Personal Rating 3/5
Divinity Coast - Personal Rating 4/5
Tears of The Fallen - Personal Rating 3/5
The Great Raid - Personal Rating 2/5

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Old Dec 16, 2006, 02:15 PM // 14:15   #28
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So when updating both Paks, which one should I update first? (Battle Pak 1 or Special Soundtrack) so I can keep my guildwars.ds file updated correctly?
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Old Dec 17, 2006, 01:05 AM // 01:05   #29
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So when updating both Paks, which one should I update first? (Battle Pak 1 or Special Soundtrack) so I can keep my guildwars.ds file updated correctly?
The oldest one should be installed first so you get the latest guildwars.ds file. You can always got to DirectSong's web site and check Troubleshooting for the latest file anyway if you have problems.
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Old Dec 17, 2006, 01:18 AM // 01:18   #30
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I've just installed the Nightfall Soundtrack and it locks my system up completely when I change areas. I have to hard reset my computer :-(
I've had the Sorrow's free mini-pak since its' release and had no problems. I can play the Nightfall tracks on WMP11 without any problems. I've checked everything recommended on their support site and there is little I can do. I have a fresh install of XP SP2, IE7 and WMP11. It's only US$10 but is it really that hard just to get some music to play on queue without effecting the whole game? I've deleted the DirectSong registry entry so I can play again minus the music paks.

Oh and I don't have much faith in companies that don't keep their own troubleshooting pages up to date or accurate. It sure makes fixing things hard. The paths they list from the guildwars.ds file are incorrect saying it should have \DirectSong but it doesn't have that at all. They have a link to WMP10 as the latest version, V11 is the latest (some people wouldn't be aware of this and waste their time installing the wrong version).

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Old Dec 17, 2006, 01:26 AM // 01:26   #31
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I've just installed the Nightfall Soundtrack and it locks my system up completely when I change areas. I have to hard reset my computer :-(
I've had the Sorrow's free mini-pak since its' release and had no problems. I can play the Nightfall tracks on WMP11 without any problems. I've checked everything recommended on their support site and there is little I can do. I have a fresh install of XP SP2, IE7 and WMP11. It's only US$10 but is it really that hard just to get some music to play on queue without effecting the whole game? I've deleted the DirectSong registry entry so I can play again minus the music paks.

Oh and I don't have much faith in companies that don't keep their own troubleshooting pages up to date or accurate. It sure makes fixing things hard. The paths they list from the guildwars.ds file are incorrect saying it should have \DirectSong but it doesn't have that at all. They have a link to WMP10 as the latest version, V11 is the latest (some people wouldn't be aware of this and waste their time installing the wrong version).
Did you try asking Guild Wars Support for help on the issue?
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Old Dec 17, 2006, 08:17 AM // 08:17   #32
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Did you try asking Guild Wars Support for help on the issue?
Not Guild Wars, DirectSong, it's there responsibilty not ArenaNet's. I was referred to the Troubleshooter. It is a known issue and you don't have to look very far to see it's been a problem for years. It's only a bit of music so I'll just put it down to experience and move on. I can always listen to the music via WMP whenever I like while playing GW anyway so there is a kind of alternative in any case. I was nearly tempted to get the Battle Pack as well, I'm glad I didn't.
I just did a search of the Guild Wars Knowledge Base but there is no help on this matter there as I suspected.
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Old Dec 19, 2006, 10:56 PM // 22:56   #33
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The oldest one should be installed first so you get the latest guildwars.ds file. You can always got to DirectSong's web site and check Troubleshooting for the latest file anyway if you have problems.
The order doesn't seem to matter anymore. I updated all my packs yesterday (Sorrow's Furnace, Prophecies SE, Nightfall CE), and it installed the same guildwars.ds file for each one.
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Old Dec 20, 2006, 12:24 AM // 00:24   #34
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The order doesn't seem to matter anymore. I updated all my packs yesterday (Sorrow's Furnace, Prophecies SE, Nightfall CE), and it installed the same guildwars.ds file for each one.
I was quoting info from their troubleshooter and this is just another example of their site not being kept up to date. DirectSong support contacted me and gave me another ds_GuildWars.dll to try but my system still locks up completely.

EDIT: They gave me a refund :-)

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Old Dec 20, 2006, 01:03 AM // 01:03   #35
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I have GW installed on 2 computers. One I have all my DS files on, the other none.

I prefer not to use up a precious license for my 2nd comp. Can I directly copy all the files from one computer to the other, or do I need to go through the whole process?

If I can just copy and paste them over, are they all conveniently located in 1 folder, or is it a little more complicated than that?

thanks in advance
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Old Dec 20, 2006, 04:29 AM // 04:29   #36
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...I prefer not to use up a precious license for my 2nd comp. Can I directly copy all the files from one computer to the other, or do I need to go through the whole process? ...
If you run out of licenses they will renew them if you ask. You can't just copy files over as they have to be registered on that PC. This is the whole point of the license to stop people just copying to another PC. Also once the files are in a certain location you cannot move them as there is a registry entry pointing to them. This is all explained on their support web site.
http://www.directsong.com/support/helpdesk/
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Old Dec 20, 2006, 06:10 AM // 06:10   #37
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I see, I'm glad you stated the facts, and I'm glad to know I can get more licenses if needed (though this seems kinda silly)
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Old Dec 20, 2006, 10:32 AM // 10:32   #38
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well i jumped through all the hurles..downloaded them all, upgraded wmp to 11, acquired all the licenses, now my DS icon in the option page no longer has the yellow !, but now it always says 'DirectSong is not currently playing additional music', which is odd because I'm hanging out in areas that have the same name as the music (such as Pogahn Passage, Wilderness of Bahdza, and a few Factions ones).

I can play the files in WMP, but it seems in-game they won't go, though there's no obvious errors

edit:::::::::: ahhhhhhhhhhh nevermind sometimes it just takes a while before it starts playing bonus music

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Old Jan 26, 2007, 04:53 PM // 16:53   #39
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From a fluke... I found that you can buy the Harry Potter video game sound tracks he's done via itunes.
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Troll somewhere else please.


@ Generik

There is no known Lossless version. If they ever do go lossless, they will want a DRM scheme that works with WMP.
I dont see how hes trolling. He brings up a good point. Why would you spend money on this? Clearly it was designed as a money pit. What kind of goon would listen to the music anyway? You dont have winamp or your radio on at the time? You would rather listen to gregorian chants than real music? No ones trolling. Trolling is an easy excuse out of not seeing this situation for face value and exactly what it is. Keep strongly in your mind that if you ask people to spend their money and they refuse, then you call them trolls so you can label them as not being intelligent, so, I could guess, everyone else could continue spending, and imo wasting, their money... than the only troll here is you and I openly question your intentions. Who else but a DirtectSong undercover would push a product as useless as this so heavily? Hmmm... Well you cant very well put a commercial up on the Superbowl can ya?

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