Hi. I just bought Jedi Outcast and the installation process freezes at about 40%. I have tried to install the game 4 times but it always freezes when the installation process reaches the file assets0.pk3, between 30 and 45%. I have Windows XP and meet all the requirements, also downloaded the demo and worked fine. Thanks.
Are you absolutely sure it freezes here, and that it is not just taking a long time. The assets files in both JKO and JKA are really massive files and it can look when you are installing that your machine appears to freeze. This is particularly apparent if you are installing on a slower machine. What is the spec on your machine and what is the RAM?
I'm not sure it freezes, but I have a HP Pavilion with a Pentium 4 at 2.0 GHz, 13 GB of free disk space, 256 MB RAM. The installation process begins well, but after a couple of minutes it freezes at around 40% and it stays there after more than 2 and a half hours, after that I just end the application. Is it normal that a game takes that long during installation? Thank you.
Well you should have no probs installing or running JKO with what you hav got. When I bought it, when it first came out, I had a Mesh PIII500 MHz which I had upgraded to a Celeron 1200HMHz. This machine has a GeForce 2 Ultra, and it now has 512Mb Ram but then had 256. No probs whatsoever running JKO. I do recall however, that it did indeed seem to stop or apparently freeze at this point in the installation, but in actual fact it did not; it is just that the assets files are very large and that it seems very slow here..
Try cleaning the disc with the kind of impregnated cloths that are used for cleaning spectacles or camera lenses. The other things to think of, and I am sure you probably have, are that your disc is actually damaged in some way and so your machine is always finding it difficult to read from the disc at the same point. If you bought this new, you could take it back and insist on a replacement. I am sure any shop would give you the benefit of the doubt if you wanted to try another disc.
Do you have any colleagues who may have an original disc that you could try to see if the fault repeats itself at the same point in the installation? If it does, then it would suggest to me that there is something wrong with your CD/DVD drive. You could try to cleaning the drive with one of those CDs that have the mini brushes on them for cleaning the CD laser lens. One final thing, you are trying to install the game from a bona fide original CD aren't you?
Thanks for the help TrentAbru. I think your'e right and it's probably the CD (which is original by the way) because I recently installed 2 other games and there was no problem with the CD drive. I already cleaned the CD but still didn't work. Since I bought the game in a respectable shop I'm going to ask for a replacement. Thanks again.
hey can just rip it off the internet, he DID buy the game after all, or simply return it, it may be scratched
Hey i have XP and mine downloaded fine. Yeah, it might just take a little while around the 40-50%.