Hello, everyone! I've got some JA problems and I thought I'd see if you kind people here might be able to help me out.
About a week ago JA Multiplayer (long since patched to 1.01) started showing some major hiccups (both in video and sound...these hiccups also start right at the Lucasarts logo cutscene), despite the fact that I had not changed any settings (that I'm aware of, though I suppose it could be possible) or hardware.
Incidentally, I decided to see if it was effecting anything else while running, so I played some music on iTunes and loaded up the game. The iTunes music played perfectly, but the JA sounds were skipping around good deal.
For some reason, however, on the main server list, almost all of the servers show a ping of 1 (the others show a ping of well over 1000).
These problems only occurs with JAmp. They do not occur with JAsp or other games.
First thing I decided to do was empty out all of my skins, models, maps, and mods, but that didn't do anything so I decided to take it up a notch and tried to reinstall the game. Sadly, that only made the game madder, so it started crashing as soon as I started up. This time, I uninstalled, deleted the folder, and reinstalled and now it doesn't crash, but the old problem's back. Oh and it won't let me update to 1.01.
I currently have a nVidia 7600GS, 4gigs of RAM, and a slow (but good enough) 2.8 GHz processor if that helps at all.
Sorry about the wall of text, but I've been addicted to this game since launch (technically before if you count JO), and I'd really like to be able to play again...can anyone help me? :(
Hello there! Nice to see a new name on the forum. Let`s see if I can help you. First , what OS do you have? XP or Vista? If it`s Vista , then I`m not surprised that you have this problem. But , I think you have XP , right? Have you tried reinstalling and / or updating your graphic and sound drivers? When you uninstalled JA , did you remove it`s Registry entry too? If that entry remained , it could prevent installation of the patch. One more thing. 4 GB of RAM? On XP? That`s a bit of an overkill , don`t you think? XP can only use 3 - 3.5 GB , so it`s a kinda waste of money. Also , your CPU is too weak for your computer to make good use of such large amount of RAM. Maybe it`s that RAM overkill that`s causing your problem. Try taking some RAM modules out to see if it makes any difference.
Thank you for your advice.
I do indeed have XP, and I realize that I went a bit overboard with the memory, but there was a bit of a discount at 4gig, so I figured I might as well, since I'll need it eventually (I was sort of planning to get Vista at the time...then I heard about how poor Vista is when it comes to gaming).
I was able to solve the hiccups by turning on that EAX sound thing (seems so obvious now), however my inability to patch remains. I have tried to remove its Registry Entry, but that did not work either. Is there a way to manually install the patch?
None that I know of. And you are not the only one with that problem. Someone else on this forum (can`t remmember who) also couldn`t install that patch. I suggested him to download it again in case that the one he already has somehow got corrupted. Try doing the same thing. Who knows , maybe it will work. Ofcourse , you can always formatt the hard drive and do clean OS reinstall. That`s the only way I know that eliminates all problems. Unless , ofcourse , the problem lies in some piece of your hardware. If you decide to do OS reinstall , make sure to use newest avaible drivers for your hardware and OS. As for the Vista , well yeah , it sucks when it comes to gaming. But , according to the Microsoft , that famous first Service Pack will solve all problems. Can`t wait to see... :lol:
Ugh lol. The thought of an OS reinstall makes my head feel like it's about to explode. :P
Anyway, I have tried downloading the patch multiple times, from multiple locations, and none have worked.
I think the real root of the problem may be the fact that due to a weird install error (it wants me to insert disc 0), it doesn't install the uninstaller, so I've just been deleting the folder and the regedit entries. I'm just going to see if I can find JA in the bargain bin at some stores, and that should solve some of my problems. I'm probably also going to have to go through the backup base folder I made and see if the culprit is there.
As for the Vista server pack, yeah that should be interesting to see :P
Anyway, this forum seems to be a really great resource! I'll have to post here more often! :D
Also, do you happen to play on the (JAWA) server, Sabrina? Because someone of that same name plays there, and that's the server I usually play on (under the name Pepsi).
I don`t think that getting a new copy of the game will solve your problem. Is the one you have now legal? I`m asking this because I read somwhere that someone (can`t remmember where and who) had the same "insert disc 0" problem. It turned out that his copy of the game was illegal (pirated) and the problem dissapeared once he bought legal copy. If your game is legal , then the only thing you can do is reinstall OS. It solves all problems in 99% of the cases (hope you`r not among that 1% , lol). Maybe Kouen knows something I don`t know and he can help you. Kouen , if you read this , jump in with some suggestions. Yes , that`s me! I play on (JAWA) server. I remmember seeing you there couple of times. You probably saw me talking to someone (most likely HI or Helena or Reiko). That "Jedi" thing in my name here is just because I like Star Wars. And since I mostly post here in Jedi Academy section , it`s somehow appropriate. Have you noticed my avatars and signatures on this and (JAWA) forum?
Ok, so I have no idea what I did, but the whole lag problem went away...I'm very glad that I can play JA unhindered by problems again, but this is really going to annoy me until I figure out what was wrong. :p