At the end of my tether. COD4 SP/MP startup problems. -1 reply

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#1 10 years ago

Vista x32 Home AMD Athlon X2 4400+ 3GB RAM RealTek High Definition Sound [OnBoard] GeForce 8800GT

It most likely is my sound card that's the problem.

For me, multiplayer and singleplayer just won't load at all (as is the case for me in COD2 as well) spewing up the "such and such.exe has stopped working" excuse. I've tried every solution, from updating the driver software, to renaming the miles file, to disabling the sound card, to letting Windows install its own drivers and so on. The only one which worked somewhat was totally disabling the RealTek High Def. When I did this the error stopped coming up but instead I was treated to a new problem:

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i.e. I can't play without my sound card, no?

So what's there to do? D: Will buying a new card be necessary/will it help?




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#2 10 years ago

I beleive it may help, but I'm not an expert with sound cards, heck I barely know about them. But, you should make sure you have DX9.0c installed too, and check for somthing in the Miles folder that might help, that's all I can offer, I've never seen this error in my life so I hope it helps.




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#3 10 years ago

To add, I tried it in compatibility mode [XP SP2] and it just asks me for the DVD-ROM to be inserted when it is in.

It's strange, isn't it? I'll be trying out a new sound card soon so I'll get back to you on that.




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#4 10 years ago

Nah, I have a CD/DVD drive, and I've played DVDs and BF2 on it. Thanks for the help anyway. :D




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#5 10 years ago

im assuming you got this fixed, but just incase you didn't i had a problem on a low spec machine with this ( the sound prob not dvd drive ) and this worked for me. go to C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare\miles (assuming C: in your default hard disc ) in there you should have a file called "mssmp3.asi" rename this to "mssmp3.bak" (if your worried about renaming this file back it up on desktop or something before you rename it) your game should launch no probs did for me anyways.

Hope this helped alittle with the sound prob




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#6 10 years ago

WOW!

wyle-c;4239208im assuming you got this fixed, but just incase you didn't i had a problem on a low spec machine with this ( the sound prob not dvd drive ) and this worked for me. go to C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare\miles (assuming C: in your default hard disc ) in there you should have a file called "mssmp3.asi" rename this to "mssmp3.bak" (if your worried about renaming this file back it up on desktop or something before you rename it) your game should launch no probs did for me anyways. Hope this helped alittle with the sound prob

This solution fixed my running problem as well. Check out my system running COD4: Compaq SP750(1997 design) Dual P3 1Ghz, 2gig RDRAM(40ns), Ati X1650pro 512mb, SBLive! platinum(dos compatible) and it runs COD4 reasonably well at 1024x768. The min. specs call for a DX 9.0c sound card. So I also beleive that a new $300 Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro will fix this problem or at least improve video performance because it comes with 64mb of X-ram dedicated to sound data, leaving the bus free for video data. Otherwise it rocks!