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Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58593
27/10/03 04:31 PM
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but i doubt it will run well on a 350 mhz


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Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58594
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Hey everybody...

Just bough this game recently and although it mostly runs fine... after a while it just stops loading up.

Running in WinXP (which is my first cause for concearn) and the program just fails constantly. I can re-install it and it'll work fine for a while, then it will start crashing again. Unfortunately it would be very difficult for me to get a patch and tech support is a problem too... so I'm wondering if anyone knows of any likely reason why this would be happening and if a patch is likely to fix it.

Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58595
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It would depend on exactly what the problem was on whether the patch would fix it. It may help to install it, and couldn't hurt. There are also other benefits to patch, such as multiple (2 by default) quick saves.

Check out the Freeze and freeze and more freeze topic. While not exactly the same situation, it is also a case of the game working for awhile, and then not, which a re-install temporarily fixes. Maybe some of the suggestion there will be useful?

Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58596
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Actually it seems to have resolved itself... so it'll remain a mystery as to why it did it in the first place...

Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58597
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Hey i am having troubles with a game called LED wars. I am not sure if any of you have played or even heard of it before but if you have hopefully you can help me out. The problem is that i cant get it to run. i believe that this has something to do with the fact that i am running Windows xp. I have tried to find a patch but have been unsuccessful. If anyone knows anything about this or where i can get a patch from please tell me.
Thanks
bruce

Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58598
03/12/03 10:36 AM
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Hi Bruce,

Please email support@larian.com - we'll try to help you out.

Lynn

Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58599
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Well i was wandering troughout these post finding tech solving post.. and for my surprise i found a GREAT GERMAN TUTORIAL !!!!!

Lol now im learning German as well lol !
Now thats a Forum!


Thank you!

I can't even start the game at all! #58600
28/02/04 11:19 AM
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When I start the game it will load at the beginning.But it crashed when it load.

Re: I can't even start the game at all! #58601
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Does it crash at the end of loading the game (sounds like it), or does the game itself start, but loading a save game crashes? If the latter, can you start a new game, save and load?
If the game itself will not load, backup any saved games you may have and do a clean re-install + patch, as described in the topic;

Troubleshooting Tips (& manual install procedure)


PS were there and CRC errors during the install, or any other problems? Did you shut down all non essential programs (anti-virus, etc) running in the background first?

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Re: I can't even start the game at all! #58602
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I've got an serious problem with the game (Divine Divinity).
I install the game it works great.
I installed the patch (version 1.33)
I try to play the game and what does it?
It crashes over and over again.
This is getting really frustrating can someone give me any tips.How I can solve this problem?
Thank you.


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Re: I can't even start the game at all! #58603
05/03/04 07:29 PM
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The latest patch is 1.34 (game version 1.0034A). If you have Windows XP, did you install the patch from an account with administrative privileges (it sounds like it, if you used the same account you installed the game from)?
Also, check the link I posted just above your post (if reading in flat mode).

Re: I can't even start the game at all! #58604
06/03/04 07:01 PM
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are you running in winxp?
then it's quite possible that the patch didn't installed itself completely.
try installing the patch again with adminitrator rights


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Re: I can't even start the game at all! #58605
06/03/04 10:30 PM
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or reinstall the game, but dont install the patch if it worked before.



Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58606
26/03/04 10:49 PM
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So, is still filled with bugs?

I quit playing over a year ago when it failed (for the bazillionth time) to load my saved game.

Just thought I'd drop in and say HI.


Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58607
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The latest patch was released a little less than a year ago.

From the list of fixes;
"-Loading of items is now more robust. This was the major reason for corrupted savegames."



Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58608
29/03/04 07:09 PM
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Raze,
Would you happen to have a link to where I could download the latest patch? I think I got pretty far into the game before it quit working. I was almost to the next area, the wastelands? Thanks

Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58609
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Here is the link to the patch.

Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58610
17/04/04 01:34 PM
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Just bought the game & love it - but...

Crashes 1 in 4 times on trying to save the game.
when I buy item's from the Shop? on the first level the game crashes.
before applying the *NEW* Patch - the game Crashed often to the desktop?

My System: Hardware-

768mb DDR PC333 (2700)
AMD Athlon XP 2.4 CPU
2 x 80gb HDD 7200rpm(Western Digital's)
ATI Radeon 9200 256mb DDR 8xAGP Graphics Card
Creative Labs Audigy Sound
ASUS A7N8X-X Motherboard

My System: Software-

MS WinXP Pro - SP1 intergrated
DirectX 9.0b
ATI Catalyst Drivers v6.14.10.6436 (Newest Drivers)
Creative Drivers

- Running Processes:

Norton Internet Security 2004
Norton Antivirus 2004
Epson Status Monitor
BPS Spyware Adware Remover
WinXP

The Game is patched with the latest patch available from www.divinedivinity.com
so what should I try next?

desktop resolution = 1024x768 @ 32bit
ATI Card set to 8x with Graphics Acceleration enabled...

Hope some of U peep's can help

ThanX

GorY

Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58611
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It sounds like it is probably an I/O issue. I would scan the harddrive and then update the motherboard bios to the latest revision first(I didn't see any known issues on the Asus web site but they have always been sparse on comments.. You may want to try nforcershq.com to see if anyone has had any I/O issues though Asus is a nice company.. They would have to be. They manufacture motherboards for Intel.). I don't know of any I/O issues with the nForce2 chipset but check nVidia for the latest I/O driver too.

If that doesn't work, these are some things the FAQ suggests:
Make sure the color depth of your desktop is set to 16 bits.
Make sure the integrity of your files is not compromised by executing a scandisk.
Make sure you have no other applications running in the background
Turn down the windows hardware acceleration of the sound driver down by one notch.
Make sure you have enough free hard disc space
Make sure you have full read/write access to the folder where you installed Divine Divinity (which means you probably need to run as Admin though it is not stated which is kind of low security)

Good luck..
I would love to help more but I no longer have a multi-boot system with WinXP installed. I am assuming that you are not using software RAID. That could do it if the software isn't working correctly with the game. You could set up a nice mirrored set and gain speed but lose half your capacity or stripe and gain speed and keep capacity but without the data protection guaranteed by mirroring. Overclocking could hurt too but I think other things would start crashing first before Divine Divinity. Still.. you can monitor the heat on your motherboard with software to check that out. Asus has some nice utils.

And if everything else fails, it might be a good idea to consider dual booting unless you have a spare old computer. Running a old copy of a Win9x operating system for games is not a bad idea though I recommend a separate partition to keep your other data from being corrupted. It is also not a bad idea to have your other partitions NTFS so the Win9x O.S. can't read them. It is more likely to keep your valuable data on WinXP safe. NTFS is better anyway in many ways. It has higher security and scales better to larger disk sizes in part because of its small cluster size. The Win9x family of O.S.s is architectually different from the WinNT family of operating systems which forms the basis of WinXP, Win2003, and Longhorn(eta. 2006?). WinNT is usually much more stable and better suited to keep running when one application crashes. I have run both Win2000 and Win2003 Server for weeks on end stabley. They are however much pickier about things like memory leaks, protection faults, and other errors which Win9x ignores. It increases overall system stability but it often means old software doesn't run as well or doesn't run at all.

Um.. too technical but I have Dissasociative Identity Disorder, I may be different tomorrow..

Have fun..

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Re: Technical problems, help us to help you #58612
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Honestly....... sounds like a Norton issue to me......


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