This is a clarification. I purchased a bad copy of T2: Pirate Cove. The copy that I purchased was boxed and, with the following exceptions, appeared to be a legitimate copy:
1) There was no T2 manual in the sealed box.
2) Both of the included discs 1 and 2 had "MADE in Canada" stamped in BOLD letters on the center right section of each.
I found that this copy that I purchased would not allow me to load the V1.2 patch. The two most common errors that I went through trying to do this were-"can't find the disc" and "bink32 error". These discs are faulty.
I also found out that the copy I bought was part of a bunch of these games that were sold at one time through Sam's Club. These copies can now be found in all manner of used book and used comp stores here in the US. They appear to be ligit copies of T2 but are not. Your first clue to this is no manual. The second is that it says in bold letters "MADE in CANADA" on the front of the discs themselves. A ligit copy will have "made in usa" in the fine print around the edge of the discs. Buying a legit copy was how I solved my problem. If you are unable to get it through FC, you may be able to find it at a game store in their used section. You will notice marked changes for the better by doing so, as T2 is a very fun sim game. The V1.2 patch makes it more so, clearing up a few minor problems that the original had handily. It is well worth the price. I DO NOT WISH for anyone to believe that CANADA bootlegged T2. If anyone in Canada were making T2 legitimately, the disc would probably work just fine. There is a strong possibility that the words "Made in Canada" were stamped on the discs to mask where they really came from. As I am not privey to that particular information, I could not tell you whether these bootlegs were really made there or not. All I know is that the copy I purchased was stamped that way. I hope this clears up any confusion that may have arisen from my earlier posts. Thank you for your interest.