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#1 11 years ago

I cannot seem to run ST:A2 at al. Install was fully successful, but every time I start the game, I get the splash screen, and a few seconds later, it's gone. It leaves no error message nor warnings, so I have no clue what's going on.

Any assistance would be helpful




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#2 11 years ago

What are your system specs? Also, have you installed the patch which is located [COLOR=SeaGreen]here[/COLOR].




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#3 11 years ago

I have installed the patch.

2GHz Dual Core, Core Duo 2GB RAM Intel GMA 950 (64 MB GPU Card)

This is a laptop, by the way.




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#4 11 years ago

There have been cases where your computer may be too advanced to play A2. However, there was a way to fix it. I just don't seem to remember, sorry. All I can think of is the compatibility mode if you haven't already tried it yet. GO to A2, right-click to bring up the properties window. Go to the "Compatibility" tab and select Windows 2000 or lower. Hope this helps.




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#5 11 years ago

That's not it, I guess. Does someone else know this fix?




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#6 11 years ago

I think you may have to turn down hardware acceleration, at least I think I remember soemething about that.




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#7 11 years ago
AdmarilRyan;3527621I think you may have to turn down hardware acceleration, at least I think I remember soemething about that.

no, please not :) that shouldn't help in any way. only if someone has armada 1 sound stuttering.

we have tracked down that problem recently, as i had the exact same problem on my computer too - the yet unreleased fleet operations will include a fix for that armada issue :)

you have two ways of fixing it yourself. either create a new user account and try to start armada from there or temporary rename the user variable or shorten it. you can review your user PATH variable under Control Panel -> System -> Advanced tab -> Environment Variables Button

you should now see this dialog 02102007101425sl4.png

the upper section shows the user variables. if you have a Path variable defined here you can temporary disable it by renaming it. to do so just click edit and rename it to Path2 for example. you shouldn't rename the path variable in the "system variables" section of the dialog! edit the system variable only if editing the user path variable didn't help - but this time not the name but the value by killing out some unused or superfluous directories. 02102007101613fi4.png

try to start armada 2 now. good luck :)




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#8 11 years ago

That doesn't seem to be *quite* it, but it's getting there. Right now it'll change the screen resolution before reverting and quitting again. It didn't do that before.

I should mention that I do have an "enhanced" system path defined. Should I try to parse it?




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#9 11 years ago

i am note sure yet, i think your entire path variable (system wide and per user) should not be longer than ~600 chars for armada 2 to work. btw the bug was already existent in armada 1




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#10 11 years ago
DOCa Cola;3528346no, please not :) that shouldn't help in any way. only if someone has armada 1 sound stuttering.

Lol well at least it helps with something, now I know where I heard it.




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