I first bought BoA2:WiA back in Oct 2013 and never really got around to playing it. I can't remember if way back then I even had troubles running the game (maybe it was why I don't even have memory of playing the game), but as of now, I found the game was still installed on my PC but it fails to run.
I decided to just uninstall the game and re-install it. I then ran the BirthofAmerica2-SetupRelease-V101bDR.exe install file but when I tried to run the game it loads to about 25% then hangs and I get this message:
Followed by this:
Why is this even in French?
I then realised maybe I need to patch the game. Install Patch_WIA_v1.10e.exe.
Now when I try to run the game I get this popping up twice instead immediately.
I install Patch_WIA_1.10e_QF2.exe and the same thing happens.
Something really not right here. Oddly enough, I have also installed and tried to run the AACW demo (Demo105b_AACW.exe) and it too doesn't run at all, though I see a copy of the AACW.exe process is created in Task Manager each time I try.