Stronghold Crusader FAQs

General

Q. What are the cheat codes for Stronghold Crusader?

Q. I want to download the music in Stronghold Crusader, is this possible?

Q. I need help with Stronghold Crusader, is there a walkthrough available?

Q. Looking to buy in the USA.

Q. Looking for the 3 bonus AI opponents.

Q. Is a strategy guide available for Stronghold Crusader?

Gameplay

Q. In multiplayer, what are the crowns which appear in the stats screen once you have completed your game?

Q. If you're struggling with the Crusader trail (50 Linked Missions)

Map Editor

Q. I need some help with my editor and map creation.

Installation

Q. I cannot uninstall or play Stronghold Crusader, what can I do?

Q. I cannot install the game in Windows Vista.

Q. When I try to install the game I get the message 'Please login with administrator privileges and try again'.

Problems

Q. In multiplayer a 'connection lost' message box appears quite often:

Q. My disk is damaged, can I get a replacement?

Q. I get a feature: is_string_not_defined. Component: meshes. file: d:\disk1\data2.cab. error: data error (cyclic redundancy check)

Q. My settings are not saving and I cannot make save games or new maps?

Multiplayer

Q. I cannot connect in multiplayer.

Q. Unable to play over a LAN.

 


General

Q. What are the cheat codes for Stronghold Crusader?

A. To enable cheat mode hold [ctrl] TRIBLADE2002 at the main menu. Enter one of the codes below during gameplay to achieve the desired effect:

All missions unlocked [alt] + C
No resources required to build [alt] + K
100 popularity and gold [alt] + X

Q. I want to downloading the music in Stronghold Crusader, is this possible?

A. You can download the Stronghold Crusader music in MP3 format from here.

Q. I need help with Stronghold Crusader, is there a walkthrough available?

A. This fan site may help to solve your problems it contains loads of walkthroughs: http://www.stronghold-knights.com/ (then click on Walkthroughs)

Q. Looking to buy in the USA.

A. You can purchase Stronghold Crusader from our publisher's online store found here; they ship all round the world.

Alternatively, you can buy and download the game online here.

Q. Looking for the 3 bonus AI opponents.

A. You can download them separately from the from the following links:

The Sheriff - http://files.filefront.com/Stronghold+Crusader+The+Sheriff/;9551482;/fileinfo.html

Philip - http://files.filefront.com/Stronghold+Crusader+Phillip/;9551470;/fileinfo.html

Frederick - http://files.filefront.com/Stronghold+Crusader+Frederick/;9551449;/fileinfo.html

Otherwise you can download them all from Stronghold Knights by click on here.

Q. Is a strategy guide available for Stronghold Crusader?

A. Yes. This was created by Bradygames; unfortunately they no longer list this on their website. But you can purchase it from Amazon from the following locations:

United Kingdom - www.amazon.co.uk
United States - www.amazon.com
Japan - www.amazon.co.jp
Germany - www.amazon.de
France - www.amazon.fr
Canada - www.amazon.ca

 

Gameplay

Q. In multiplayer, what are the crowns which appear in the stats screen once you have completed your game?

A. The crowns represent your rank and how well you have done and the stars represent the number of lords you have killed.

Q. If you're struggling with the Crusader trail (50 Linked Missions).

A. The following walkthrough from our fan site (www.stronghold-knights.com) may help you with the 50 skirmish mission trail in Stronghold Crusader.

Map Editor

Q. I need some help with my editor and map creation.

A. You can find help with map editing at the following user created website, sometimes they have guides already created to help you, otherwise visit the forums, if you have a question:

Stronghold Knights - http://www.stronghold-knights.com/

Heavengames - http://stronghold.heavengames.com/

Installation

Q. I cannot uninstall or play Stronghold Crusader, what can I do?

A. If you follow the instructions below, they should help you:

Removing Stronghold Crusader:

A. First try locating the setup.exe within the Disk1 folder of the CD. Once you click on this, the installation should continue as normal. If this does not work, please proceeded to step B.

B. Follow the instructions below to step 4, if you wish to remove Stronghold Crusader or to step 5 if you wish to reinstall and then play the game.

1). Click on the Start button, now All programs, then accessories and then load Windows explorer. Now click on My Computer (Computer) then your C: drive, click on the ‘tools’ menu (top menu bar) and select ‘folder options’, ‘View’ (under advanced settings), ‘Hidden Files and Folders’ and finally, ‘Show hidden files and folders’ (make sure you have placed a dot next to this and press OK).

2). Using Windows explorer click on the C: drive and ‘Program Files’ folder and locate the ‘Installshield Installation Information’ folder, within this folder you will find another named {8C3727F2-8E37-49E4-820C-03CB1677F53B6}. Delete the folder containing the long key (In the left panel) and confirm the deletion by pressing yes.

3). This assumes you have installed Stronghold Crusader to the default location.  Click on the ‘Program Files’ folder and locate the ‘Firefly Studios’ folder, within this folder you will find another named ‘Stronghold Crusader’. Please delete this folder.

4). If you wish to remove the Start menu shortcut.  Click on Start, All programs, Stronghold Crusader and right click and select delete.

 To install Stronghold Crusader.  Click on Start, Computer select the CD/DVD drive.  Run the installer by clicking on the setup.exe located within the disk1 folder and you should be able to install and run as normal.

Q. I cannot install the game in Windows Vista.

A. To install the game in Windows Vista, you will need to be running Windows Vista in an account with Administrator permissions. When playing the game, it must also be played from an account of this type, or else some game information will not save correctly.

Q. When I try to install the game I get the message 'Please login with administrator privileges and try again'.

A. Stronghold Crusader needs to be installed in an account with administrator privileges. A useful guide to managing windows user accounts can be found here.

Problems

Q. In multiplayer a 'connection lost' message box appears quite often.

A. Install the latest patch, which is version 1.1. This should resolve the problem.

Q. My disk is damaged, can I get a replacement? (Note: Stronghold Crusader ONLY, n/a for Stronghold Crusader Extreme)

A. If you contact our publisher (Take 2), they should be able supply you with a replacement disc.

It seems Take 2 support, must be contacted by completing an online form, here is a direct link to this.

Q. I get a feature: is_string_not_defined. error: data error (cyclic redundancy check)

A. This error is usually caused by a damaged disk; you may want to try cleaning the disk first and then try to reinstall Stronghold Crusader. If this fails you could attempt to copy the disk to the hard drive. Using a program, such as this one to attempt to get the data from the damaged area of the disk: http://www.kvipu.com/CDCheck/

If all else fails return the game and get a replacement or contact Take 2 for a replacement: Click here.

You can get more information on this problem from here: http://www.softwarepatch.com/tips/cyclic-redundancy.html

Q. My settings are not saving and I cannot make save games or new maps?

A. Older versions of the game need to be played using an account with administrator privileges. Check this article to find out more about windows user accounts.

Multiplayer

Q. I cannot connect in multiplayer.

A. Stronghold Crusader may be blocked from getting online. Dueto your firewall not having ports opened. Some ports are required toplay the Stronghold Crusader online.

If you need help on how to configure your router, click on this link: http://www.portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/routerindex.htm.

If you need help on configuring your firewall, take a look at this link: http://www.gamespyarcade.com/support/firewalls.shtml or http://www.gamespyarcade.com/helpers/workshop/firewalls/

TCP: 2300 to 2400
TCP: 47624
UDP: 2300 to 2400

For more help a fan site, has created this handy guide.

You may want to try using an application called GameRanger, this application may make things simpler when trying to connect to multiplayer games, you can download it from the following location: http://www.gameranger.com/

Q. I am unable to play over a LAN.

A. 1. Stronghold Crusader may be blocked from getting online. Due to your firewall not having ports opened. Some ports are required to play the Stronghold Crusader online.

If you need help on how to configure your router, click on this link: http://www.portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/routerindex.htm

If you need help on configuring your firewall, take a look at this link: http://www.gamespyarcade.com/support/firewalls.shtml or http://www.gamespyarcade.com/helpers/workshop/firewalls/

TCP: 2300 to 2400
TCP: 47624
UDP: 2300 to 2400

2.
Try using Gameranger, although it's mainly created for internet gaming it may solve LAN based problems. http://www.gameranger.com/

3. Try this fansite created guide: http://www.stronghold-knights.com/site/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=2582

 

 

 
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