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#1 13 years ago

I've been lurking on this forum for at least six months now and have enjoyed reading up on the latest regarding my favorite mod for my favorite game. Recently I purchased a laptop (Dell Inspiron 9300) which has a widescreen monitor with a standard 16:9 aspect ratio. Since bf1942 can only render at a 4:3 aspect ratio, I've set my nvidia configuration (i've to an nvidia 6800go with the latest 80.40 drivers from latptopvideo2go.com) to utilize a fixed aspect ratio for applications. Here is my issue: when running FH, I appear to almost complete the loading of any given map (the typical status bar shows approx 80% completion) before CTD. Note: this doesn't happen on any vanilla bf1942 maps. Not sure what the problem could be -- any ideas? some other information regarding my setup: winXP sp2 Pentium M 1.6mhz 1.28gb ddr2 533mhz memory 40gb 5400rpm hdd thanks in advance and to the moderators - sorry if i'm posting this in the wrong section but the 'help' forum looked like a ghost town and i didn't think i'd get any response if posting there.




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#2 13 years ago

Hi, Welcome aboard. Try this: Q:My FH crashes to desktop when I try to load a mapA:a.) You didn't install all essential files or you installed them in the wrong order: a- install FH0.65 1of3 b- install FH0.65 2of3 c- install FH0.65 3of3 d- install FH0.67 b.) You havent deleted 0.6 (or any other previous version of FH) before installing 0.65.: try to delete the whole "FH" folder in bfroot/mods and then install 0.65 again in the right order (A1) c.) The server has a different FH version than you have. check the version. d.) (thanks to DuoGodofDeath): Every BF1942 game i've played crashed to desktop constantly. So an easy answer was discovered. In the sounds option 2nd page theres a 'Hardware Acceleration' button. The fix was to turn this off. So far I played FH for 2 hrs straight (new record) and was extremely happy with it. e.) (thanks to Coopa): We finally got it sorted it by updating the graphics card driver (its a little older graphics card) It's all from the Forgotten Hope homepage, it might help. Cheers! -edit- Oh yeah, it should be in the HELP-section :)




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#3 13 years ago

im running fh on my wide-screen notebook without any problems. didnt change any aspect ratio - nothing. only thing that pisses me of is that my internal sound card does not seem able to provide me proper 32 channel soudn without bringing down my fps terribly




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#4 13 years ago

i forced the game to render 1280x1024 (5:4) by editing the .con-files, and making them read-only (courtesy of various howto's out there). I don't know whether it actually renders 5:4, or it renders 4:3, but with higher vertical resolution. I /think/ it's rendering 5:4 :p

Try it out. I don't think it'll help your CTD, but the posts above might. Also note: some maps might crash on some computer setups regardless of reinstalls. For instance breakthrough on this particular machine.




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#5 13 years ago
Arisakai forced the game to render 1280x1024 (5:4) by editing the .con-files, and making them read-only (courtesy of various howto's out there). I don't know whether it actually renders 5:4, or it renders 4:3, but with higher vertical resolution. I /think/ it's rendering 5:4 yeltongue.gif Try it out. I don't think it'll help your CTD, but the posts above might. Also note: some maps might crash on some computer setups regardless of reinstalls. For instance breakthrough on this particular machine.

I have the same laptop mentioned in 1st post. I have it set to 4:3. This gives me normal aspect ratio with black bars on top and sides. I dont really mind it. But Arisaka, does anything look skewed with your setup? And could you link me or tell me how to edit the .con files in the way that you did? Thanks dude, and I will look the other way the next time I spot you... well, once anyways.




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#6 13 years ago
stylieI have the same laptop mentioned in 1st post. I have it set to 4:3. This gives me normal aspect ratio with black bars on top and sides. I dont really mind it. But Arisaka, does anything look skewed with your setup? And could you link me or tell me how to edit the .con files in the way that you did?

try this. read the entire thread. I didn't delete the profiles, as stated here, but i did change every video.con i could find :lol: Remember read-only. I haven't noticed anything skewed, so i'm fairly sure that it's rendered as a 5:4 image in 5:4 resolution, but the difference is so small, i can't really tell.

Thanks dude, and I will look the other way the next time I spot you... well, once anyways.

somehow i believe you won't..... because i use about as many different nicknames, as there are words in the Oxford advanced learner's dictionary.... :D




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#7 13 years ago

dot ;)




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#8 13 years ago

Thanks all for your responses. Kind of dumb of me not to try to re-install FH first before posting so my apologies. This is/was a fresh install on a new rig so the notion that remnants of an old version are hosing me is irrelevant. I'll make sure i uninstall completely and delete the ../FH directory before re-installing. hopefully that will do it....




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#9 13 years ago

Widescreen? 6800?, FH on a notebook?

Wow these things must have come a long way since I bought my last notebook. I thought I was "uberl33t mobile computer" for being able to read these forums on the toilet :/

If I was to blow a wad on one of these soon, what's the hottest between Dell and Alienware?. I have a business account with Dell, but those alien ones look so damn kool. Plus I can get it to match my bathroom decor :P




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#10 13 years ago
Rad-FHIf I was to blow a wad on one of these soon, what's the hottest between Dell and Alienware?. I have a business account with Dell, but those alien ones look so damn kool. Plus I can get it to match my bathroom decor :P

i think the most common reply is "anything but dell". Don't know which advantages you get with a business account, though.




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