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Re: Inventory graphic placement bug [Re: Raze] #346237
26/09/07 03:59 AM
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Because I can now run Beyond Divinity on my computer in Vista without framerate problems, I have only just come across this one, and it is quite a show-stopper unless you know how to fix it before you start a new game.

Yes, I did get the corrupt items and switching to Win98 / ME still kept generating corrupt items with my save game until I started a new one.


Re: Inventory graphic placement bug [Re: Undesirable] #346238
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I have windows Vista and I changed the compatability mode to windows 98/ME however, the game will not load. Do you happen to know how to make it load properly??

Re: Inventory graphic placement bug [Re: proximo] #346239
08/10/07 06:45 AM
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Did the game start before you switched it to Win 98/ME compatibility mode?

Have you installed the 1.49 patch?

Do you get an error message or does the game simply fail to load (or crash)?
There may be files called debug.lst or error.txt in the Beyond Divinity folder, containing error messages.


If the above doesn't help, more detail on your situation could narrow down the problem. Until then, there are some general troubleshooting tips in the following topics. Some of the problems are similar, though not specifically for Vista (you can ignore copy protection issues, since the 1.49 patch removes the Starforce copy protection).

yet another "Game simply won't start!"-thread and BattleFields N00b ?

Re: Inventory graphic placement bug [Re: Raze] #346240
09/10/07 05:19 AM
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yes the game started before switching to windows 98/ME.

The game just does not load. I get to the opening screen where the game loads about half way and then just sits there and does not load.

I did not find any files in the beyond divinity folder.

The additional troubleshooting tips did not work.

any other ideas??

Re: Inventory graphic placement bug [Re: proximo] #346241
09/10/07 08:40 AM
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If you switch off the compatibility more, does it load again?

What about running the configuration program and hitting the reset button?

Had you run into this corrupt item bug, or were you just switching to 98/ME mode to be safe?


Try deleting the files within the dynamic folders (not the folders themselves, though);
'..\Beyond Divinity\Acts\Act1\Dynamic', '..\Beyond Divinity\Acts\Act2\Dynamic', etc.
These folders are used as a cache for the game. Files are created / copied there from the save game folder when you load, and written / copied to those folders when you save a game. The files will be re-created as required the next time you start Beyond Divinity. If there was a corrupt file in those folders, deleting the files should fix the problem.

Depending on where you installed the game and how user profiles are setup under Vista, the dynamic folder may be mapped to:
C:\Users\{account name}\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\Larian Studios\Beyond Divinity\Acts\{Act Number}\Dynamic\

The saved game folder is similarly mapped. I assume this path is where you checked for the error.txt file; one may have been created in the Program Files folder (default install path is 'C:\Program Files\Larian Studios\Beyond Divinity'), but since the game is freezing rather than crashing, an error message may not get generated.

Re: Inventory graphic placement bug [Re: Raze] #346242
10/10/07 04:24 AM
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Yes when i take off the compatability mode it runs again. The reason why i switched the compatability was because i got the corrupt inventory screen as mentioned in the above string of messages.

I am going to reinstall the game and see what happens.

I will let you know if it works.

Re: Inventory graphic placement bug [Re: proximo] #346243
10/10/07 05:51 AM
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I reinstalled the game and changed the compatibility to windows 98/me and the same thing happened. The intro would work but the game would not load. I tried loading it without the compatibility changed and it did load. However, i dont want the same inventory error to occur if i play the game in vista and not in windows 98/ME.

Do you have any other suggestions??

Has larian come up with a patch for this inventory error??

Re: Inventory graphic placement bug [Re: proximo] #346244
11/10/07 02:01 AM
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Do you have any other DirectX games you can switch to 98/ME mode, to see if Vista itself has an issue with this?

Did you go directly to the div.exe file in the 'Beyond Divinity' folder to set the compatibility mode, or from the desktop shortcut? If the latter, try the former. It shouldn't make a difference, AFAIK, but it can't hurt to try it.

Did you try checking the option to run the program as an administrator? You must be logged in as an administrator to get that option.

Did you check off the boxes to disable visual themes and desktop composition, assuming they are not disabled by default?


Larian has not been able to reproduce this bug, so there is no fix or patch for it.

Re: Inventory graphic placement bug [Re: Raze] #346245
12/10/07 02:41 AM
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No i dont have any other games to try this on.

Yes i tried it both ways and the same thing happend.

Yes i am an administrator and i did check the disable visual themes and desktop composition boxes.

I did find a text file in the beyond divinity folder labeled error that said:
LCDebug.Error at Tue Oct 09 22:45:10.646 2007

Bad Version : instead of MagicV1.0 16-03-2004

But I dont think this has anything to do with why it does not load.

Any other suggestions???

Re: Inventory graphic placement bug [Re: proximo] #346246
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Can you try different compatibility modes, to see if the game will start?


Maybe ask about this in a Vista related forum or newsgroup. Someone else may have run into a similar problem and have some suggestions. I haven't used Vista at all and have not needed to do any troubleshooting with compatibility modes in XP (my home system is still running Win98).

Re: Inventory graphic placement bug [Re: Raze] #346247
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The game did load in windows 2000, however I came accross the same inventory problem in the first dungeon when I killed the 3 guards. I picked up a sash and it was corrupt. when i place the sash it gets put in the wrong area of the inventory (goes where the arrows should go).

Re: Inventory graphic placement bug [Re: proximo] #346248
15/10/07 10:15 PM
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Can you borrow another game to see if it will run in 98/ME compatibility mode? There are lots of lists online of what older game will run on Vista. If another game that is known to work in Vista locks up in 98/ME compatibility mode, then that would likely be the problem. If not, then there is either a problem with your game (though re-installing should have fixed that), or it is experiencing some kind of conflict with your system.

You could try downloading a freeware Win 9x / DirectX game, but it wouldn't be as resource intensive, so even if the issue is with 98/ME compatibility mode on your system, it might not lock up. Also, at least with a quick search at gamehippo.com, the highest requirement I could find was DirectX 8 (the problem may be with a specific DirectX 9 function, for example).

I know you said the other troubleshooting tips didn't help, but in case you skipped some...
Have you check the Windows update site for drivers or patches? Do you have the latest version of DirectX? Are you shutting down all non-essential programs before trying to start the program, etc?


You could try moving, or re-installing, the game to c:\games (or something) rather than the default program files install path. AFAIK Vista doesn't re-map the saved game or dynamic folders if the game isn't installed in the program files folder; perhaps if Vista is doing less stuff in the background with the game it could possibly avoid the problem with the compatibility mode.


I tried a quick search for Vista compatibility mode problems, but that just turns up pages of results about solving problems using compatibility mode...



EDIT
Maybe if you install the program to start with in compatibility mode it may help:
How to troubleshoot issues that may prevent a program from being installed correctly on a Windows Vista-based computer


How to troubleshoot a program that does not run as expected after it is installed on Windows Vista


There are a couple of updates that, at least a month ago, someone said in a post online were not installed by Windows Update:

An update is available that improves the compatibility and reliability of Windows Vista

An update is available that improves the performance and reliability of Windows Vista (compatibility mode lockups are not listed in the problems this addresses, though)

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Re: Inventory graphic placement bug [Re: Ruskicowboy] #356660
24/09/08 11:06 AM
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I am having this same issue with Beyond Divinity, patched to 1.49, and Windows Vista Ultimate. Inventory displays just as described. Items are in the wrong places. At one point I had two sets of armor, one where it belonged and one underneath where leggings are supposed to go. when I removed both, the armor will now only go where the leggings are supposed to go. I tried compatibility mode as well, but it didn't fix this.

Anyone know of a fix?


Bunni

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Did you switch to 98/ME compatibility mode? Did you start a new game after that?
Switching to compatibility mode should prevent the problem from occurring in a new game, but unfortunately once items start becoming corrupt they will continue to do so in that save.

Re: Inventory graphic placement bug [Re: Raze] #356691
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I uninstalled, reinstalled, applied patch, and am now running it again in win 98/me compatibility mode. So far I'm just in the act 1 dungeons, and inventory is ok. There is some graphic degredation at the bottom of the screen though, but it's not too annoying. I'll let you know if the inventory corrupts again. Thanks.

Bunni

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What kind of graphic degradation? Have you tried playing at a different resolution, to see if that would make a difference?


A belated welcome to the forum.

Re: Inventory graphic placement bug [Re: Raze] #361191
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In view of Divinity II, I recently started over to play DD & BD. But unfortunatly with the latter I discovered the problem stated above. I tried out to resolve the problem with all suggestions made in the forum, but alas.

Any more ideas?

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Did you start a new game after switching to 98/ME compatibility mode? That should prevent the problem from happening again, but will not correct it once it happens in a save.

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Yes Raze, but on my first equipment it started over again

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Did you set the compatibility mode on the div.exe file in the BD folder or from a shortcut? AFAIK that shouldn't make a difference, though...

Do you have access to another computer, that you could use to start a new game, and then try moving the save to your Vista system to play?

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