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I created this thread for the known problems that MOH has. So do not create a thread for one of these problems. It are very common problems. Problems that are on this page are: - Problem 1: Connection timed out - Problem 2: My custom downloaded maps don't work! - Problem 3: [color=black]Could not find the UK or us version of mohaa installed on your computer. Setup will now exit.....[/color] - Problem 4: I don't know how to install mods!/They don't work! - Problem 5: [color=black]I seem to have a lag in my game is there anything I can do to fix it?[/color] - Problem 6: [color=black]GLW_StartOpenGL() - could not load OpenGL subsystem.[/color] - Problem 7: Uninstall bug: ''[color=black]Modify, Repair, Remove''[/color] - Problem 8: My keyboard doesn't work - Problem 9: How to activate cheats in Single Player.

Problem 1: Connection timed out - To fix: 1. You need the 1.11 patch to play on 1.11 servers. Download it and choose the appropriate patch (or closest to your country) 2. You Forgot to open the appropriate port (firewall) Setting up your Router with Portforward Firewalls essentially place games in the dark -- if you are using a firewall/proxy, the game cannot see itself or its version, and will return a error. First of all when you have XP then you got another firewall build in turn it off (ctrl-alt-del) or open a port. For normal firewalls right click on the icon on the right next to the Internet screens and others Then look for mohaa click on it and select allow or something like that. 3. Server is for low pings only Servers have a tool built in that stops low pings from joining in Mostly when you try 3 times you can get in (type reconnect in the [color=black]console)[/color] When you don't have fast Internet (cable, isdn) It can be that you simply can't join that server try another one A server with less players. Launch Medal of Honor click on the right door for Multiplayer.Click on the locker. In this screen you can choose the skins to use in multiplayer and set your game name. Make sure that the "Net Connection" is set for the connection type you have to the Internet. It could increase multiplayer performance. 4. Server is busy/offline It could be that peoples are working on the server and then you get connection timed out It also can be that they just closed the server while you ware trying to connect.

Problem 2: My custom downloaded maps don't work! - To fix: 1. Be sure you have the map placed in the right folder. [color=black]x:\Program [/color][color=black]Files\EAGAMES\MOHAA\Main <- You should place it there.[/color]

Problem 3: [color=black]Could not find the UK or us version of mohaa installed on your computer. Setup will now exit.....[/color] [color=black]- To fix:[/color] [color=black]1. open regedit - to do this go to run in the start menu and type regedit. 2. find the key: h_key/local machine > software > eagames > medal of honor allied assault 3. there should be a sub folder in that key which is named by a set of numbers 4. rename this folder, changing only the last 3 digits to 200(if no folder is present delete the folder and start the game it will generate a new string adjust it.) 5. this worked for me Now you fixed the bug and you can install the [/color][color=black]Patch[/color][color=black]. From now one you only can play the 1.11 servers! [/color]

Problem 4: I don't know how to install mods! - To fix: 1. Mods are really easy to install. Just place them in your MOHAA/Main folder. As mentioned above.

Problem 5: [color=black]I seem to have a lag in my game is there anything I can do to fix it?[/color] - To fix: Yes, you can adjust your fps (frames per second) in the console: How To - Display Your FPS: 1. Display the console 2. Type "fps 1" without the quotes. 3. Type "fps 0" without the quotes, to turn it off. How To - Cap Your FPS (click for more info): 1. Display the console 2. Type "com_maxfps ##" without the quotes. ## max fps. How To - Display The Lagometer (click for more info) 1. Display the console 2. Type "cg_lagometer 1" without the quotes. 3. Type "cg_lagometer 1" without the quotes, turn to it off. Adjust Your Rate To Avoid Lag: The following is only for DSL, Cable, or higher bandwidth connections. Do not follow these instructions if you are connecting at a lower bandwidth The default rate settings for cable and DSL (20000 or 50000) are much too high for the current client/server setups. How To - Adjust Your Rate: 1. Display the console 2. Type "rate 10000" without the quotes - that's 4 zeros. 3. To monitor network performance dynamically, see using lag meter. How To - Adjust Your Rate(IE removing object,lower settings): Why lower settings?: MOH:AA is using super texture quality so even the medium/low settings in MOH:AA are still more beautiful than the maxed out settings in other games. 1. Run MOH:AA 2. Click on the leftmost radio station (options). 3. Click on the top control panel (advanced). 4. Click on view model. 5. Choose "Gun Only". 6. Force Models (option): Saves computer memory and bandwidth (load times) because it will only show enemy and friendly models the same as those you have chosen for yourself - this way when you play online it will not load any new models, but only those loaded into memory at start up (the ones you choose for yourself). 1. Run MOH:AA 2. Click on the left radio controls (Options). 3. Click on the rightmost Controls (Video). 4. Click on "Texture Detail" - choose "Medium". 5. Click on "Color Depth" - choose "16". 6. Click on "Color Texture Color Depth" - choose "32". 7. Click on "Texture Filter" - choose "Bi-linear". 8. Click on the "Apply" button. 9. Click on the "Back" button. 10. Click on the top controls (Advanced). 11. Click on "Terrain Detail" - choose "Medium/Low". 12. Click on "Model Detail" - choose "Medium". 13. Click on "Effects Detail" - choose "Medium". 14. Click on "Curve Detail" - choose "Medium/Low". 15. Click on the "Shadows" - choose "Simple/None". 16. Click on the "Apply" button. 17. Click on the "Back" button. General Performance Tips: 1. Press ctrl + alt + delete and close all programs except explorer and systray. 2. Update all your drivers, including graphics card, motherboard, etc., regularly. 3. De-frag your hard drive at least once every 2 months (Click on Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Disk Defragmenter). 4. Buy a new computer... If you have the money. How To - Cap Your FPS: The biggest issue with FPS drops and peaks is the inconsistency, which can make your mind think the game is choppy or laggy at times. In order to keep the game consistent is it very important to cap your FPS. A good "rule of thumb" is to never let your FPS exceed 10-15 digits above the lowest common point. Do not base this on the rare and very low drops. If at the lowest common point in the game - multiplayer - you get 30 FPS, you should cap your FPS at 45, and so forth. About The Lagometer: "cg_lagometer Set this to 1 to monitor your connection - The first line is related to your graphics card updating displayed frames in time with received game-world updates from the server. It will be blue if frames are being rendered in time with the world updates. If it has a lot of yellow then game-world updates are not being displayed and are being dropped. In this case reduce your snaps or tweak your visual settings to raise your average frame-rate so it is always above your snaps setting. Another option is to increase cl_time-nudge by a very small value, note that if you are using a negative value for cl_time-nudge the first line of the graph may be mostly yellow. See cl_time-nudge section for more information. The second line is similar to the Quake2 netgraph in that green means packets are being received okay, yellow that capping is causing your client to reject packets and red that the packet was lost. In the case of yellow increase your rate or try lowering your snaps. If you have a lot of red then change ISP or server. If you have to play on the server or use the ISP then make sure that your cl_packetdup is set to 1 and try adjusting snaps and cl_maxpackets to compensate for the lost packets." Adjust Your Rate To Avoid Lag: The following is only for DSL, Cable, or higher bandwidth connections. Do not follow these instructions if you are connecting at a lower bandwidth - instead click on the following link and use the preconfigured network/online settings: The default rate settings for cable and DSL (20000 or 50000) are much too high for the current client/server setups.




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Problem 5: [color=black]I seem to have a lag in my game is there anything I can do to fix it?[/color] - To fix: Yes, you can adjust your fps (frames per second) in the console: How To - Display Your FPS: 1. Display the console 2. Type "fps 1" without the quotes. 3. Type "fps 0" without the quotes, to turn it off. How To - Cap Your FPS: 1. Display the console 2. Type "com_maxfps ##" without the quotes. ## max fps. How To - Display The Lagometer: 1. Display the console 2. Type "cg_lagometer 1" without the quotes. 3. Type "cg_lagometer 1" without the quotes, turn to it off. Adjust Your Rate To Avoid Lag: The following is only for DSL, Cable, or higher bandwidth connections. Do not follow these instructions if you are connecting at a lower bandwidth The default rate settings for cable and DSL (20000 or 50000) are much too high for the current client/server setups. How To - Adjust Your Rate: 1. Display the console 2. Type "rate 10000" without the quotes - that's 4 zeros. 3. To monitor network performance dynamically, see using lag meter. How To - Adjust Your Rate(ie removing object,lower settings): Why lower settings?: MOH:AA is using super texture quality so even the medium/low settings in MOH:AA are still more beautiful than the maxed out settings in other games. 1. Run MOH:AA 2. Click on the leftmost radio station (options). 3. Click on the top control panel (advanced). 4. Click on view model. 5. Choose "Gun Only". 6. Force Models (option): Saves computer memory and bandwidth (load times) because it will only show enemy and friendly models the same as those you have chosen for yourself - this way when you play online it will not load any new models, but only those loaded into memory at startup (the ones you choose for yourself). 1. Run MOH:AA 2. Click on the left radio controls (Options). 3. Click on the rightmost Controls (Video). 4. Click on "Texture Detail" - choose "Medium". 5. Click on "Color Depth" - choose "16". 6. Click on "Color Texture Color Depth" - choose "32". 7. Click on "Texture Filter" - choose "Bilinear". 8. Click on the "Apply" button. 9. Click on the "Back" button. 10. Click on the top controls (Advanced). 11. Click on "Terrain Detail" - choose "Medium/Low". 12. Click on "Model Detail" - choose "Medium". 13. Click on "Effects Detail" - choose "Medium". 14. Click on "Curve Detail" - choose "Medium/Low". 15. Click on the "Shadows" - choose "Simple/None". 16. Click on the "Apply" button. 17. Click on the "Back" button. General Performance Tips: 1. Press crtl + alt + delete and close all programs except explorer and systray. 2. Update all your drivers, including graphics card, motherboard, etc., regulary. 3. Defrag your hard drive at least once every 2 months (Click on Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Disk Defragmenter). 4. Buy a new computer... If you have the money. How To - Cap Your FPS: The biggest issue with FPS drops and peaks is the inconsistency, which can make your mind think the game is choppy or laggy at times. In order to keep the game consistent is it very important to cap your FPS. A good "rule of thumb" is to never let your FPS exceed 10-15 digits above the lowest common point. Do not base this on the rare and very low drops. If at the lowest common point in the game - multiplayer - you get 30 FPS, you should cap your FPS at 45, and so forth. About The Lagometer: "cg_lagometer Set this to 1 to monitor your connection - The first line is related to your graphics card updating displayed frames in time with received gameworld updates from the server. It will be blue if frames are being rendered in time with the world updates. If it has a lot of yellow then gameworld updates are not being displayed and are being dropped. In this case reduce your snaps or tweak your visual settings to raise your average framerate so it is always above your snaps setting. Another option is to increase cl_timenudge by a very small value, note that if you are using a negative value for cl_timenudge the first line of the graph may be mostly yellow. See cl_timenudge section for more information. The second line is similar to the Quake2 netgraph in that green means packets are being received okay, yellow that capping is causing your client to reject packets and red that the packet was lost. In the case of yellow increase your rate or try lowering your snaps. If you have a lot of red then change ISP or server. If you have to play on the server or use the ISP then make sure that your cl_packetdup is set to 1 and try adjusting snaps and cl_maxpackets to compensate for the lost packets." Adjust Your Rate To Avoid Lag: The following is only for DSL, Cable, or higher bandwidth connections. Do not follow these instructions if you are connecting at a lower bandwidth - instead click on the following link and use the preconfigured network/online settings: The default rate settings for cable and DSL (20000 or 50000) are much too high for the current client/server setups.




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Problem 6: [color=black]GLW_StartOpenGL() - could not load OpenGL subsystem.[/color] -To Fix: 1. First for chips: start, control pannel, system then hardware, then device manager look under display adapters,, write down the name and maker of ur card. go on the web and search the maker then download the update example If you have ATI, go to www.ati.com , look under find driver / download drivers, find ur driver and instal, then adjust ur settings and try your game........ should work.....REMEMBER IF UR CARD IS MADE BY A COMPANY U MUST UPDATE IT AT THAT COMPANY IF U DONT IT WONT EVEN WORK. If the game works now you don't need to go to step 2! 2. NOW moniters: start, control pannel, system then hardware, then device manager, look under moniters and see how many are installed, if you have two installed click one one and disable it. (that is how to fix, but not the problem on my computer, my computer has a plug and play moniter because xp installs stuff itself) 3. If u really want to see if your card is at fault of not being able to play go to activisions website (maker of theeses 3d games) and send them ur dxaig test. start,run,type in :dxaig.exe,press save,attach that file in the acitvision support question they r really helpfull.,www.activision.com press support, or just go to links on this site and there is a direct link. 4. *for non xp*Click Start / Run. Type "win.ini" (without quotes) and press OK. Search for a line that says "DVA=0" (without the quotes). Add a semicolon (before the DVA (the line should now look like this: ";DVA=0" (without quotes)) Save and close the file 5. If you find this causes more problems, just take out the semicolon. 6. Check to make sure you have a supported 3D video card to play the game. Return to Castle Wolfenstein requires that you have one of the supported 3D cards to play the game. Your card must have 100% OpenGL support and at least 16 MB of memory. A list of the supported chipset is listed in the minimum system requirements.Make sure you have the latest video and sound card drivers from the manufacturers' websites. If you have a motherboard with an onboard video card you need to disable it in the system BIOS. Refer to your motherboard manual and/or contact your motherboard manufacturer on how to do this. If you are using a video card which supports dual monitors, the secondary monitor must be disabled for OpenGL to initialize correctly. 7. Make sure the 3D hardware acceleration is turned all the way up. 1) Right-click on the My Computer icon on the desktop and select Properties. 2) Select the Performance tab and click the Graphics button. 3) Make sure the acceleration slider is set to Full. 8. For Windows XP and 2000: 1) Click on the Start button > Settings > Control Panel. 2) Double-click the Display icon. 3) Click the Settings tab. 4) Click the Advanced button. 5) Click the Troubleshoot tab. 6) Make sure the acceleration slider is set to Full..

Set your virtual memory to a fixed size. 1) Right-click on My Computer and select Properties. 2) Click the Advanced button, click on Performance settings. 3) Click the Advanced tab, click the Change button. 4) Set the Virtual Memory to a minimum and maximum size of 600MB. 5) Confirm your selections until at the desktop - you may need to reboot. NOTE: These steps are specific to Windows XP, Windows NT and 2000 may differ slightly. This will occur when insufficient Virtual Memory is available for the game. For the best performance and stability under Windows NT, 2000 and XP you should aim for having at least 600MB of virtual memory available. Turn off GL Extensions in the game by changing the configuration file. 1) Click the Start button > Programs > Accessories > Wordpad. 2) Open the wolfconfig.cfg file which is located in the Return to Castle Wolfenstein\Main directory on your machine. 3) Locate the line reading: seta r_allowExtensions "1" 4) Change the 1 to a 0. 5) Click File > Save. 9. If you are not using a 3Dfx video card, disable the WickedGL support in the game. 1) Click the Start button > Programs > Accessories > Wordpad. 2) Open the WOLFCONFIG.CFG file located in the C:\...\Return to Castle Wolfenstein\Main directory. 3) Located a line reading: seta r_glIgnoreWicked3D "0" 4) Change the "0" to a "1". 5) Save the file. It is possible the game is having issues generating the configuration file on it's first run. Try downloading and installing the wolfconfig.cfg file listed below to the game's \MAIN directory. If you are using a 3Dfx video card try copying the custom 3dfx OpenGL files into the System directory. 1) Use My Computer to navigate to the Return to Castle Wolfenstein drive on your hard drive. 2) Double-click the GL folder 3) Click Edit then Select All. 4) Click Edit then Copy. 5) Again using My Computer, go to the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM* folder. 6) Click Edit, then paste. Do not overwrite any existing files. * This directory name will change depending on what version of Windows you have. Windows 95,98,ME: - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM Windows 2000, NT: - C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32 10. Windows XP Users: Please note that the default drivers that come with Windows XP are NOT OpenGL compatible. You will need to go to the video card or video chip manufacturer and obtain the latest Windows XP compatible drivers with OpenGL support. This is especially true for ATi and nVidia based video cards. Make sure you have the latest video and sound card drivers from the manufacturers' websites. Set your desktop to a resolution of 800x600, 32 bit True Color. 1) Right-click on your desktop and select Properties. 2) Click the Settings tab. 3) Set your screen area to 800x600. 4) Set the colors to 32 Bit (True Color). Under Windows NT this will be listed as 65554 colors. 5) Click Apply and OK. All background applications must be shutdown prior to running the game. Make sure the 3D hardware acceleration is turned all the way up. 1) Right-click on the My Computer icon on the desktop and select Properties 2) Select the Performance tab and click the Graphics button. 3) Make sure the acceleration slider is set to Full. For Windows XP and 2000: 1) Click on the Start button > Settings > Control Panel. 2) Double-click the Display icon. 3) Click the Settings tab. 4) Click the Advanced button. 5) Click the Troubleshoot tab. 6) Make sure the acceleration slider is set to Full. Problem 7: Uninstall bug: ''[color=black]Modify, Repair, Remove''[/color] - To fix: In this case a clean install will be desired. You can take the following steps to manually remove the game from your computer, but be warned that if these steps are not followed correctly, there is a possibility that your install of windows can become corrupted. If you do not wish to complete these steps yourself then ask a friend who knows more then you 1. Delete the games directory. By default this will be C:\Program Files\EA Games\Medal Of Honor Allied Assault. Then delete MOHAA from the start menu as well. By default this is Start->Programs->EA Games->Medal Of Honor Allied Assault 2. Now load the registry editor. Go to Start -> Run -> type in "regedit" (without the quotes). 3. There is a registry folder that causes this and must be removed. It is found in: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ You must then select and delete the folder name below found in that above location: {0DEA94ED-915A-4834-A87E-388D012C8E02} Delete this folder, then close the registry editor, and reinstall the game normally. This works for everygame only delete an other number,..duh! Problem 8: My keybord doesn't work - To fix: [color=black]When you are unable to move in the game then you need another patch example: When you installed the [/color][color=black]UK/US[/color][color=black] version and you are unable to move change to another [/color][color=black]patch[/color][color=black].[/color]




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#4 13 years ago

Problem 7: Uninstall bug: ''[color=black]Modify, Repair, Remove''[/color] - To fix: In this case a clean install will be desired. You can take the following steps to manually remove the game from your computer, but be warned that if these steps are not followed correctly, there is a possibility that your install of windows can become corrupted. If you do not wish to complete these steps yourself then ask a friend who knows more then you 1. Delete the games directory. By default this will be C:\Program Files\EA Games\Medal Of Honor Allied Assault. Then delete MOHAA from the start menu as well. By default this is Start->Programs->EA Games->Medal Of Honor Allied Assault 2. Now load the registry editor. Go to Start -> Run -> type in "regedit" (without the quotes). 3. There is a registry folder that causes this and must be removed. It is found in: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ You must then select and delete the folder name below found in that above location: {0DEA94ED-915A-4834-A87E-388D012C8E02} Delete this folder, then close the registry editor, and reinstall the game normally. This works for everygame only delete an other number,..duh! Problem 8: My keybord doesn't work - To fix: [color=black]When you are unable to move in the game then you need another patch example: When you installed the [/color][color=black]UK/US[/color][color=black] version and you are unable to move change to another [/color][color=black]patch[/color][color=black].[/color]




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#5 13 years ago

If your problem isn't on this list, or the fix didn't helped. Feel free to make a new topic in the MOH: Problems, Helps & Errors forum. Make sure to include your system specs with it.




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#6 13 years ago

Problem 9: How to activate cheats in Single Player. Right click shortcut, press properties and you will see this:

"C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\MOHAA\MOHAA.exe"

Add the cheat code parameter, so it will look like this: "C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\MOHAA\MOHAA.exe" +set developer +set ui_console 1 +set cheats 1 +set thereisnomonkey 1 +set cl_playintro 0

then in-game press ~ and type the cheats, et voila.




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#7 11 years ago

If your problem isn't on this list, or the fix didn't helped. Feel free to make a new topic in the MOH: Problems, Helps & Errors forum. Make sure to include your system specs with it.