For Company of Heroes: tales of Valor, you can sequentially patch it until 2.602.0 and then apply the no-CD/DVD exe image fix (if you have lost the original retail CD/DVD or backed-and-packed up your CD/DVD).: This far we have already got to know about the stringent policies imposed by the publishers of this game series in terms of CD key verification incorporated with usable media verification system in order to successfully install and/or run the game.The publishers have stringently protected this game series via CD key verification as well as usable media verification system in order to ensure that ONLY legitimate owners can get access to the purchased retail CD/DVD.However, the publishers simply left out of consideration the legitimate owners of retail CD/DVD who wanted to backup their game in image formats (. FLT, etc.) or who, in severe circumstances, lost the source media of game (CD/DVD), they won't ever be able to successfully install/run their game again for which they have really dearly paid.The resultant issue of "Could not verify media" will be discussed following the resolution of this issue.First, we are going to overcome the problems of manually patching the game from Company of Heroes Opposing Fronts expansion pack onwards. FLT, etc.) one more time either via virtual drive emulator or using a burnt CD/DVD and let the "Autoplay" dialog box appear and instead of doing anything else just explore the contents of the game image or CD/DVD by clicking on "Open folders to view files".NOTE: Only one expansion pack can be incorporated with the base pack (original Co H).
A warning message will display before installation that a previous version copy of Company of Heroes exists and it will delete in the process of installing the expansion pack; however, be ready with the CD key of original Co H if you want the missions of original version too. However, in custom settings of game installation you can better remove the check mark for launching the game automatically after installation finishes.Similarly, vice-a-versa, Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts cannot be installed with the base pack if Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor already exists on your hard drive.Step 1: First, install the Company of Heroes: Original on your hard drive without any need to upgrade it with manual patching if you intend to incorporate the original Co H with any of the available expansion packs since once expansion pack is installed it will upgrade the original Co H to the higher version what the expansion pack was released with.However, in Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor there is no such requirement for the base pack to be installed in order to play all the four factions in multiplayer mode but of course you still will be devoid of playing the original missions of base pack here too if you don't have original Co H.In any case, this problem can be avoided not with any hit-and-trial method but simply following the sequence of game installation of this series.In this article I'm going to discuss some of the major and common issues pertaining to installation/running of one of the most renown RTS (Real-Time Strategy) WWII-based game series - Company of Heroes (often abbreviated as Co H).The game was released by Relic Entertainment in collaboration with THQ in 2006 and later its standalone expansion pack "Opposing Fronts" was released in 2007 (abbreviated as Co H: OF) followed by second standalone expansion pack "Tales of Valor" in 2009 (abbreviated as Co H: To V).The knowledge of retail version of each game in this series is really essential when one wants to know from what point of patch version they should begin manually patching it otherwise one would simply get stuck on the messages from installation wizard displaying Step 1: Install the standalone expansion pack either Company of Heroes - Opposing Fronts or Company of Heroes - Tales of Valor using the game image (. FLT, etc.) you own via virtual drive emulator (such as Daemon Tools, Alcohol, etc.) or using a burnt CD/DVD containing the game image. Step 3: Go to "Data" folder and extract a copy of "Relic Co H.exe_NEW_FILE_xxxxxxxxxxxxx" (where xxxxxxxxxxx is denoted as some alphanumerical value in the file), and paste it somewhere on your hard drive.NOTE: For Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, you can sequentially patch it until 2.301.0 and then apply the no-CD/DVD exe image fix (if you have lost the original retail CD/DVD or backed-and-packed up your CD/DVD).Therefore, not to mention, the standalone expansion packs of this game series will already contain this effect whether or not one tries to avoid patch upgrade to them.Yet, it is always essential to upgrade the game through patching because these patches contain bugs/texture/glitches fix and sometimes add-ons in missions and so on.