hey there! i got some serious probs down here! first my configuration: AMD 1800+ 650 MB DDR-RAM RADEON 9800PRO Liteon CDROM now here's the problem: everytime when i want to start a singleplayer game it proceeds to the load screen and then at about 80% of loading it suddenly stops! the music continues but there's no loading. i have to shut it down via task manager and then there remains a bad rrrrrrrhrhrhrhrhrrrrr from my speakers. the same happens, when i try to start a multiplayer game. when i press the LAN or Internet button the game crashes (sound continues but nothing else works) and i have to shut it down via task manager. what the fuck is this? my friend has exactly the same motherboard, GPU, CPU and on his computer it works fine!...so what is it?? please can anyone help yours 20:21 p.m.
Hmmm.. Have you updated your Radeon Drivers to the newest set? It sould like it might be a driver problem. As your friend what driver set he is using. Also there has been some reports of bad compatibility with Radeon GPU's and BFV, although that has been most graphic corruption. Found on EA help site:
Question After launching either a single or multiplayer mission there are severe graphical corruptions, missing objects, or strange colors. Answer Battlefield Vietnam does not support some of the hardware features of the ATI 9800. If you experience strange graphical anomalies with this card, exit Battlefield Vietnam and bring up the display properties on your desktop. Click on Settings -> Advanced -> 3D. In the 3D settings for Direct3D make sure the "Use custom settings" box is not checked. If it is, make sure the "Application Preference" checkboxes for anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering are turned on.
Also I might try this:
Question Why does the game lock up the computer at random moments during play? Answer The first thing to check would be to ensure that you meet all of the games minimum requirements. To find out information about your computer use the DirectX Diagnostic Tool. To open this tool, Go to Start and select Run and type dxdiag and press Ok.
If the computer is meeting the requirements make sure that the most recent drivers are installed for both the sound and video cards. Check the card manufacturer's web site for the latest updates or contact your computer manufacturer for assistance.
When playing make sure that any background applications are closed. Disable or exit any processes in the System Tray (lower right where the clock is). Next use CTRL, ALT, DEL to shut down all of the remaining background processes except for Explorer.
Lock ups can often be sound related. Make sure that the correct device is selected for Audio Playback: Make sure your sound card is configured properly: 1) Go to the control panel and double click on the Multimedia icon. 2) Click on the Audio tab. Change the Playback Preferred Device to . 3) Click on the MIDI tab. Change the highlighted item to either FM Synth, MIDI Synth, or Music Synth (whichever is available). 4) Click on Apply, the OK or Close. After this try lowering sound acceleration on the computer. To lower sound acceleration follow these steps: 1) Left Click on START 2) Left Click on RUN 3) Type "dxdiag" in the box 4) Left Click on OK - This will launch the directX diagnostic tool. 5) Left Click on the SOUND tab 6) Locate "Hardware Sound Acceleration Level" under directX features. 7) Move slider to the second notch from the left. It should read "basic acceleration" after doing so. 8) Left Click on EXIT to return to the desktop
If the trouble continues, adjust the graphic options in the game to reduce the demand on the computer hardware. Also, lowering the number of Bots and CPU Time given to Bots will help as well.
See what happens ;)
hey noodle! thank you soooooo much:bows: i've set that DX-sound thing to the 2nd notch from the left and it WORKS!:naughty: man, i'm so happy...i didn't dare to hope it would work out fine but it did... so thx again. bye, 20:21 p.m.
well, i found out that it wasn't the sound thing that caused the crash it was a trouble with Zone Alarm Pro. when i turned it off BFV loaded to the end,and i could play online also. greetz, 20:21 p.m.:fistpunch:
NP, glad I could help!