Just tried it and got exactly the same problem, and I also found that you need to download an .exe which more than likely fucks up things for the normal game.
Doesnt even work, pink bar doesnt load fully. Some guy on the boards says you need to download a file to replace the exe, im not sure thats 100% legal
That's such a pain in the ass though and I don't think it's fair users should be forced to download this crack/patch or whatever it is, I can't understand why it would be so hard to make it work on a legal copy of the game.
If you are having problems getting started get that .exe fix and replace it whenever you want to play VCMP, that's what I do...
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