Doom3 Crashes after clicking doom3 icon, console doesn't even load. -1 reply

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Green4728

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#1 14 years ago

Hello all, I just bought Doom3 today from the store. installed it, went to run it and NO!!!!!! after double clicking the doom3 Icon, I see the doom3 picture, then it goes away and get an illegal operation (Doom 3 has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience) I was instantly near tears at this point, I knew something like this would happen on the day Doom3 came out :(

My comp specs are : MS Windows XP Pro (installed from a microsoft CD, not a restore disk) AMD Athlon XP 2400+ MSI K7N2 Nforce2 motherboard 512 megs PC3200 ram Nvidia Geforce 4 TI 4200 128 megs ram Sound Blaster Live 5.1 Platinum

At first I was thinking perhaps it's graphics card drivers, so I reinstalled the latest 61.77 from Nvidia's Website. Same problem

Reinstalled DirectX 9.0b off the Doom3 CD. Same problem.

Reinstalled Doom3, Same problem..

Formatted Hard drive, reinstalled Windows XP pro, installed MSI's 4in1 mainboard drivers,Nvidias 61.77 graphics drivers, DirectX 9.0b, Soundcard drivers. Same problem occuring.

Found DirectX 9.0c from Ms's website, installed it, same problem.

Curiously, I installed Doom3 on my old PC (AMD 800 MHZ, 512 PC133 ram, Geforce2 MX 400 w/ 32 megs ram) and ran Doom3. It got farther than my main PC. The Doom3 console actually loaded up on this PC and then gave an error stating the graphics chipset is not supported (expected).

I then took the GF2 MX 32 meg out of my old pc and put in my new pc to see if it would do same thing, and it didn't load the console.. Same problem as before : doom3 screen would show then BAM!!! crashes out.

I've tried tweaking screen resolution and color settings, removed my sound card from the machine to see if that would make a difference. No luck! Tried running Doom3 in compatibility mode for win2k, win98, 640X480 and didn't help any..

I noticed on my old PC, when I run doom3, it shows the doom3 loading screen, then the monitor flickers and then the console shows up. my good computer doesn't have the monitor flicker, it just errors out at that point.

Does anyone have any ideas? or anyone having same problem who know how to fix this?

I'm dying here, with the Doom3 CDs and not being able to play it! It's like having a nice brand new porsche with no gas!!!

Also, if you know any similar posts, can you link em here please? I'm trying to search all over for similar problems, but there aren't too many posts as the game just came out :(

Thank you! Green




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#2 13 years ago

oh really




Sapphire

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#3 13 years ago

lol its the vid card drivers they dont work with doom 3smilie.gif




Gift

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#4 13 years ago

that's no advice. what should he use then??




Green4728

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#5 13 years ago

Hey guys, the problem wasn't my graphics card drivers, it was my CD rom. Swapped CDroms and voila!




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#6 11 years ago

hellow. Can anyone helpme with this problem the game wonth start and the exact error is (error during initializatio).I was on dealta labs sector 4 the last time I played doom and now I canth do anything. when i put the cd in it gives all the different area where to go and then i press play the screen goes dark and then that hateful page comes up error.




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#7 11 years ago

You could have created your own thread :lookaround: It's easier then.




Dafama2k7

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#8 11 years ago

First all people, update Doom 3 to latest v1.3.0 or v1.3.1 patch and make sure you have the latest gfx card drivers and directx v9.0c, and to play the game whitout lag at least have to be 1Gb. of ram.

Also if you have upgraded Doom 3 or use any mod the old savegames doesn't work and will crash the game, remove the old savegames and restart the level from the console with this...:

map game/delta4.map




Master Bob

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#9 11 years ago

John Ferguson, can you post a screeny of your error please?




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#10 11 years ago

i also have that problem with one of the Delta labs, it can neither be loaded directly nor loaded up on me finishing the map prior