I have been playing Champ Man 0102 for years and have somehow never come up with this problem before. I am using Windows 7 but again it wasn't a problem last week or for the last year, nothing has changed as far as I know.
I have the original game, used the patch cm 3968 and also the eec hack and the September 2008 update. Was playing it fine for months and months.
2 days ago I tried to update the game (for a change!, wish I HADN'T!) to the FINAL SIM UPDATE .
This did not work and the game crashed. Even the compatibility to Windows 98 didn't help. I abandoned this update and went back to my original September 2008. Now it just isn't the same
I have tried everything from using the EEC Hack before the 3968, after it, before and after the september update, everything seems fine it says the file is patched but I STILL have the foreign rule. I have system restored to a previous time, used a previous version , everything. It is really annoying, the hack has not failed before. Everything else is fine but the foreign rule still stands after everything I have tried..any ideas???