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Technical problems, help us to help you #58553
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If you encounter technical problems with Divinity, please give us this information:

Which operating system, which service packs, additions, with/without Admin rights?
Size of RAM
Graphics card and driver version
additional hardware - driver versions
additional software running in the background (e.g. virtual drives? Anti virus programs, Internet, Firewall etc?)
Size of swap file (regulated by OS or by fix value you put in?)
Game version and patch (e. g. clean install 1.029 + 1.033 or 1.029 + 1.032 + 1.033 later on?)
size of partition/hard drive, free space left
DirectX version
colour depth 16 bit or 32 bit?
additionals: have you used a fix download before (Raze's zip files eg.), used the hex editor, No-CD-Crack, Zakaron's game editor etc?
exact description of the problem you are encountering

Thank you for undergoing this procedure
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Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58554
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Okay, I just bought the game today and got the patch (1.34) and installed before I ever started the game. Now, the game crashes when I try to equip a shield or if I die and try to reload. Here's my info:

Dell Dimension 4550 - Pentium 4 - 2.4 GHz
Windows XP home w/latest updates
256k RAM
Indeo Video 5.03, Indeo i.263 driver
Analog Devices Soundmax driver version 5.1.2535.0
MaCafee Virus scan
Swap file (my own) 750M-1G
30G drive/12.2G open space
Direct X 9.00
Color 16 bit (changed to this after initial problems)
Clean install, so no other downloads besides the patch

I tried everything that was recommended at larian.com, but nothing works. Thanks for any help.

Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58555
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maybe time to check...ur, chuck the macafee virus scan.....

was it disabled before install ?


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Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58556
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Did you see the topic Troubleshooting and Manual Install Procedure?

If you re-install, does the unpatched game have a problem equipping a shield, or reloading after dying?

Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58557
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Thanks for the help. I'll try this when I get a chance later today. First time posting here and it's nice to see how helpful and friendly it seems here.

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Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58559
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Well, I started a new character, saved him and let him die. I restarted the game and it fired right back up. I let him die and tried starting up my original guy and it crashed. I'll have to see if I can equip a shield when I get a little farther. Thanks again!

Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58560
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hope it works, welcome to the forum.



Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58561
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I ended up and reinstalled the game, but everything is working fine. I'm about to cure Mardaneus, so I've made decent progress in my limited time playing. Thanks for the help and the welcome.

Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58562
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Hey

Ok, here's the deal. What i have isn't exactly a tech. problem, its more of a lingual one. I was just in Europe and foolishly bought Divine Divinity without bothering to check what language it was, being so excited and all. All happy, i get home , put in the disk: installs in English. Start the game: ..German...
So... I was wondering if there might be some mod or file that would allow me to play this game in English without having to buy it again...

HELP

...Me...


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Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58563
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By the way, I just remembered.
I bought the game in Thailand...and hey ...guess what...its in Thai. Which would explain why I couldn't remember anything German about it.


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Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58564
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Contact CDV, they may be willing/able to exchange it. Don't expect a fast response... Check with someplace locally you might be able to replace it; maybe they could work something out with their distributor or directly with CDV.

If not, most of the contents of the '..\Divine Divinity\Run\localizations\english' folder are small enough to email, though not the voice.cmp file (153MB). Mixing files may give you text in english and voices in german, or it could crash the game. Another person did the same thing, but I never heard back if/how they resolved the situation or if they tried mixing files.

As a last resort, see German for Beginners.

Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58565
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Hey

1) ok...well...about contacting CDV...big problem. AS you might have noticed my loc is Nepal. Almost impossible to get anything at all here, including that kind of service.

2) Local shops...yeah right...everything is pirated and the day they buy something from me is the day i learn to speak Thai!


But you know...i think the audio is for some reason in English, so if you could mail that Text folder or something you'd be a great help.

Even if the audio IS in thai...there are still subtitles in English right? I mean, im hoping they dont have thai bird chirping or anything.

If it DOES work i could kiss your digital self. But i won't...for sanity
reasons.

If you can, mail it to lord_darg@hotmail.com

thanks a bunch


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Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58566
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PS: First time this kind of forum and I love it already. expect the return of me


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Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58567
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one small problem tho....hotmail will never accept a file of 153mb


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Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58568
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Are you talking about the sound files? ill have to live without. however, the rest of the file shouldn't be too big. Unless im mistaken, whatshisname said that the sound file was that big, nothing about the rest of the language stuff. If it is that big...oh well...ill just go bang my head on a wall instead. Im starting to get a favorite spot too...


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your right the total size without the voice.cmp is approx 4.6mb



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Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58570
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I emailed you the 'english' folders (minus the voice file; you can set the voice volume to zero, if you want), with the files in the corresponding folder structure. The dlg.v2 folder is from the patch. You may have to play with it a bit to get it working.

The registry entry I have for Divinity follows. This is needed so the patch can find the install path. The english release corresponds to the first german patch, though, so you may need to install one or both of the german patches before swapping any files. It might work installing the first german patch, swapping files, editing the registry to try to trick the english patch into installing.

Quote:

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CDV Software Entertainment AG\Divine Divinity\English]
"target folder"="e:\\games\\Divine Divinity"
"group folder"="C:\\WINDOWS\\Start Menu\\Programs\\Divine Divinity"
"language"="English"
"version"="1.0"




The file verification method in Troubleshooting and Manual Install Procedure might help identify problems, depending on how closely the latest patch brings the english and german version into alignment (if at all).


PS the email bounced, so I will try splitting the 1MB zip in two.
PPS I've tried both addresses.

Last edited by Raze; 04/08/03 09:37 PM.
Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58571
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What im saying is: the text files themselves, the ones with the subtitles and whatnot, menu items, basically the text in the game, cant be all that big. Not more than 2MB for sure. And Hotmail should accept that, if grudingly. Actually, forget hotmail.
Another address that should work fine is gravity@wlink.com.np
Itll be slow as the second coming of christ, but itll get through.


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Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58572
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