Hi! My game sw kotor crashes after I kill a terentatek in Naga Sadow's tomb. I've read the conversation above but I never made a mod or something like that (I know nothing about pc games or settings. I installled this game and that suddenly happened!)
I don't have this game, so I'm not sure how much I'll be able to help you, but I'll give it a try. :)
What operating system do you have? Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7? Any chance you know what graphic card you have? NVIDIA, ATI, Intel, etc. ?
[COLOR=SeaGreen]Windows 7 is likely the root cause of this. Installing the Windows Vista fix (might) fix some of the issues, but the issue is still that the game was made for XP. Another question:[/COLOR][COLOR=SeaGreen] [/COLOR][COLOR=SeaGreen] What version of Windows 7 do you have? 7 Home Premium: Download VMWare Player.[/COLOR][COLOR=SeaGreen] [/COLOR][COLOR=SeaGreen] 7 Ultimate: Already has Virtual PC installed.[/COLOR][COLOR=SeaGreen] [/COLOR][COLOR=SeaGreen] The point is that you can have a program that perfectly simulates a fully-functional XP computer. It is there where you will install your XP-era games (KOTOR, JKA, etc). You can even go onto the internet from within that program, so you can download the mods directly to the virtual XP environment. Problem solved.[/COLOR][COLOR=SeaGreen] [/COLOR][COLOR=SeaGreen] I have to add from experience, this is a great way of playing XP games on Windows 7! I recommend it entirely![/COLOR][COLOR=SeaGreen] [/COLOR][COLOR=SeaGreen] For more info, read about [/COLOR][COLOR=SeaGreen] [/COLOR][COLOR=SeaGreen]VMWare Player, and Virtual PC.[/COLOR]
That is amazing, Lindale. I had no idea you could do that. Tell me, does that also solve the ridiculous widescreen problem that KotOR has?
[COLOR=SeaGreen]Problems? I have not encountered any such problems. Everything worked perfectly fine for me. Maybe it is just because it has been so long since I have used a non-widescreen monitor, that I do not know what to look for. :clueless: Also, you can manually set the screen resolution, just like you could on any other XP system. Just set it to whatever is comfortable for you. [/COLOR]
Would running the game in compatibility mode for Windows XP + disabled visual themes + disabled desktop composition + administrative privilege level enabled also work? :wiener:
[COLOR=SeaGreen]I have never tried that. Running in a virtual XP environment lets you run the game in the way it is supposed to have been run in the first place. I greatly enjoy the capabilities of virtual environments. :nodding: [/COLOR]
It might be worth a try.
Doris, go to the folder where you installed the game. It should be something like C:\Program Files\LucasArts\SWKotOR or C:\Program Files(x86)\LucasArts\SWKotOR (depends where you installed it). Find swkotor.exe file.
Now, right-click on the file and choose Properties. Go to Compatibility tab. Enable Compatibility mode and set it for Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or 3). From the fields below, opt to disable visual themes and desktop composition. At the bottom, enable the option that says "Run this program as an administrator". Click OK to save the changes.
Now, run the game directly from that file. Don't use a shortcut or a launcher. Let's see if that does the trick. :)
[COLOR=SeaGreen]If you choose not to use a virtual environment, Tricorder's method indeed is the best chance for making this work. It is a method that will work most of the time, not always, but most of the time. It still is not fail-proof by any means, but it is definitely worth a try. [/COLOR][COLOR=SeaGreen]Despite it being Windows 7, you should also add the Windows Vista Fix in addition to the above method. It might make things easier for you.[/COLOR][/edit][COLOR=SeaGreen] I wish you the best of luck with that. May the Force be with you. [/COLOR]