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adc2000974

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#1 10 years ago

This is a two part problem so sorry if its off topic a little.

I was playing with some odf's and tga's on Armada 2: Art of War III: basically changing the excelsior hull ships cause they were god awful. ex Curry, Centuer, Excelsior.

All I did with the odf's is change scale like >0.85 <1.20 on those excelsior hulls. With the tga's I just reskinned them in photoshop and saved them back as tga's.

For personal use obviously, practising.

Anywhoo after an hour of gameplay I got a Blue Screen of Death!

Faulting application armada2.exe, version 43.0.0.0, faulting module armada2.exe, version 43.0.0.0, fault address 0x00029584.

If I was messing around with the armada directory it should only cause application crashes right? (remembering I only changed odf's and tga's) ------- What I actually think is its a software combatability problem.. possibly hardware. The only change to my system recently is software. Re-installed my audigy 4 drivers after a malfunctioning Creative Audio Console. And switched to using my digital output on my soundcard.

Other software running; had winamp playing music in background. spybot running, daemon tools lite, magic iso avast virus recovery logitech setpoint & game panel software

Im a little out of touch with keeping the computer clean and stable so I think I need to brush up. The computer is on 24/7 and runs movies for hours fine. Also runs other games like eve for hours fine aswell. (though sound is off in that)

Other software related problems ive had are spring.exe, c&c95, homeworld.exe (all programs had modifications and essentially beta's)

My Hardware/Software specs:

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600 OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation System Name System Manufacturer System manufacturer System Model P5K-E System Type X86-based PC Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11 GenuineIntel ~3005 Mhz Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11 GenuineIntel ~3005 Mhz *note: intel core duo: dual processor, at the time had armada 2 running with default affinity options. (this shouldnt have any effect right?) /note* BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 0603, 01/09/2007 SMBIOS Version 2.4 Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32 Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1 Locale United Kingdom Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)" User Name Time Zone GMT Standard Time Total Physical Memory 2,048.00 MB Available Physical Memory 1.24 GB Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB Page File Space 3.85 GB Page File D:\pagefile.sys * note: d:\ is my storage hd. does that have any effect on pagefiling. /note* Other system notes: Audigy 4 soundcard running *not signed Nvidia 8800gt running file version: 6.14.11.6921

Damn my curious nature. I know i've got alot of work ahead of me to clean up my machine. Cross-referencing, benchmarking etc.. :bawl:

I would be so grateful

for any tips & advice.

Thanks Adam




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#2 10 years ago

that crash is actually not related to your changes to the odf, tga or sod files, atleast not directly. i got reports from other people using mods and i am still trying to find out what causes it, but till now i was not able to reproduce the issue. the crash occours while armada processes the map for the AI.




adc2000974

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#3 10 years ago

thank you for that input, it makes me feel better, im quite prideful of how stable my comp is normally.




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#4 10 years ago

BSOD's are most often caused by Instability. And whether that be related to overclocking, Memory settings (or bad memory) a currupt or outdated driver or overheating is the question more than anything else.

Its probably a good idea to keep the OS installation fresh as well, I reformat and reinstall at least every 6 months.

If this BSOD is a single instance and NOT repeating, I wouldn't worry about it.




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#5 10 years ago

i think he didn't meant a ctd as he could provide a detailed error report. this internal armada crash is not "bsod worthy" at all