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dartangen

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#21 15 years ago

If this is a step in the right direction, I'd like to find out what EA plans to do about the patch that has apparently caused this Serious Error on high end machines. I was able to play the game both in Single and Multiplayer modes for months until the new 1.4 patch was released, and that's when the serious errors occured. Which tells me that EA has defaulted on its advertised claim that CnC Generals will provide hours of fun, entertaining, game play.

I'd like a full refund please.




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#22 15 years ago

Hi,

I'v been searching through what causes this error, i'v posted before about this only occurring on giant maps.

Here is what i found in the error log:

===================================================================== Release Crash at Fri Jul 04 09:12:28 2003 ; Reason Uncaught Exception in GameEngine::update

Last error: Exception is access violation WinMain at 4017e0 Error code: EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION Description: The thread tried to read from or write to a virtual address for which it does not have the appropriate access. Access address:0000002C was read from.

Stack Dump: (-1) : 0x0053FFD6 (-1) : 0x0250C2AC

Details: Register dump... Eip:0053FFD6 Esp:0012F8A8 Ebp:07AF0150 Eax:00000000 Ebx:0B92C160 Ecx:00000000 Edx:00000000 Esi:0B92C158 Edi:00000000 EFlags:00010202 CS:001b SS:0023 DS:0023 ES:0023 FS:0038 GS:0000 EIP bytes dump...

Bytes at CS:EIP (0053FFD6) : 8B 47 2C 8B D0 C1 EA 05 F6 C2 01 75 4E 8B C8 C1 E9 04 F6 C1 01 75 44 F6 C2 01 8B 6C 24 10 8B 4D

Current stack: =====================================================================

Its always the same error message, access violation. This means its a problem with the game.

DON'T let EA bullshit you abot it being your hardware.

Also has anybody noticed how it happens at the peak of a game, when there are lots of units?

I think the RAM gets filled up with all the info, and the comp starts using virtual memory in the page file, and due to some shitty programming, it causes an access violation.

Other things i have noticed are everybody with the problem seems to have a reasonably high spec. It seems the highe the CPU speed, the more chance of the error occurring.

I am getting very frustrated with this issue, and EA's antagonistic behavious, trying to make us think its our own computer's fault, is only making things all the more unbearable.

What i think is, the issue is so deep, that it cannot fixed with a simple patch. It will thus probably be fixed in the expansion. Ofcourse EA has always been ery quiet about this, as it seems to fix minor defects in every patch released, but fail to address this most serious problem. Perhaps they think it will be a big selling point for the expansion, fueled by the inevitable posts "i got the expansion, no more serious error".

Keniving sons of biatches.

--RAGEdemon




ThePr|nc3

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#23 15 years ago

I've heard that the "serious error" was a problem of the VIA chipset based Motherboards. Not true. I've heard that the "serious error" was a problem of RAM. False.

I've always had serious errors. Until...

I opened my case.

My game doesn't crash anymore.

XP2000+ Giagabyte GA7VRX 256DDR@333 nVidia GeForce4 Ti4600 w128 DDR

No more problems at all.

I think it is a problem of temperature. Processors, ram, and first of all, powerful graphics card.

No problems with the intel, no problems with the AMD, no problems with 256 / 512 Mb ram DDR and not DDR, any frequency and latency.

No problem with large lan games too.

Open your case if you haven't a powerful cooling kit for GPU, CPU, RAM, chipset.

Hope this help. Bye, Pr|nc3




Shadowz

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#24 15 years ago

RageDemon i agree with you totally. I havent had the error with CNC Generals yet, but ive had a VERY simliar error with Many other games...( Diablo 2, Unreal Tourney )...and a few others. I think ur right about it taken up to much memory and using the Vitual in place. Im also having a error when trying to play online, When i put in all my info, click create Accnt. It says "Cant connect to generals online" Whats this all about?

Ur prolly right to Prince, Thats probally why i havent had a error with CnC yet, because my case has been open like forever. Im also running a AMD 1800, One Stick of 256 DDR, Geforce 2, and i have only one fan in my comp. (Except my Geforce 2 has a small cooling fan )

The game Recommends 1.8 GHz Intel Pentium IV or AMD Athlon or faster PCU, 256 RAM, Nvidia GeForce 3.




dartangen

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#25 15 years ago

I had the serious error come up and crash my CnC games, and then I went through a house move and just brought up my computer last week trying to play planetside and the comp crashed again, about the same place it used to with CnC. After trouble shooting and paying $15 for Tech24 which by the way is a pretty good service, we determined that it was the (and this is where my technical know how ends) graphics card, not the entire card, just the part that reads the 3D stuff, video works fine, its when it has to start rendering 3D objects heavily is when it crashes. Luckily, my card is under warranty still and Alienware is sending me another one. I should recieve it today sometime and I'll write back if this fixes my serious error problem.




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#26 15 years ago

seems funny that a lot of people are having prob , i havent installed any patches and the game runs fine. i have amd2400xp (2.0gig) 512meg ddr ram and run xp home . even when playing (lan) against 2 others and 5cpu's system temp only gets to 43c . could it be that the patch is causing the problem?




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#27 15 years ago

well for one thing, i had the same vid card and it wont work with cnc because IT DOESN'T HAVE A TNL ENGINE YOU DIPSHIT :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack:




Kristud

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#28 15 years ago

well for one thing, i had the same vid card and it wont work with cnc because IT DOESN'T HAVE A TNL ENGINE YOU DIPSHIT :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack:




Kristud

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#29 15 years ago

well for one thing, i had the same vid card and it wont work with cnc because IT DOESN'T HAVE A TNL ENGINE YOU DIPSHIT :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack:




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#30 15 years ago

runt9,

That has to be one of the top 10 most annoying posts I've ever seen. All the way down to your sig. which shows how delequent you really are.