ok, i popped the play disk into my bro-in-laws XP and i get a warning saying 'please insert thief 2 play disk'. the disk is in there, i check for major scratches, and the computer is reading the cd, but not properly somehow. so i go to ttlg.com and load a patch which is supposed to fix that particular problem. so i wait a fricken hour and 45 minutes - it doesn't work then i find out he did some XP updates which is irritating the cd. copy protection is the problem i think... i try to do a re-installation and i get the same warning. naturally, though i tried, it won't let me make another copy