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LDIF7

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#1 11 years ago

I got Windows Vista, and my Kotor 2 won't start... It shows "Application stoped" error message.

Any help?




sirdaniel1975

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#2 11 years ago

LDIF7;3447385I got Windows Vista, and my Kotor 2 won't start... It shows "Application stoped" error message.

Any help?

That's bound to happen to loads of various programs. Infact, it's expected. If I were you, I would contact Obsidian and/or LucasArts via e-mail and bug them about updated drivers/patches to allow the application to work on Windows Vista.

A good software method to live by is: Wait six months to a year when something like a new OS comes out. This way, your existing software is more likely to be compatable with the new OS. You know, time to create new OS drivers and patches...




Reekris

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#3 11 years ago

If they actually made the software work before releasing it, we wouldn't have this problem (talking about like.. everything Microsoft has made, not Obsidian).

I'd kill Microsoft and buy a Mac if more games were made for it.




LDIF7

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#4 11 years ago

They said "We here, at technical support, do not have any information about future releases" <_




bignutjob

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#5 11 years ago

Wait for microshaft to release a service pack.

Untill then, oh well.




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#6 11 years ago

If Vista has some of XP's backward compatibility capabilities, you could try running the application in Compatibility mode for XP or an earlier Windows OS.

(This is a veeeery long shot, almost certain not to work)

In XP, Compatibility mode can be found by right-clicking on the .exe file, selecting 'properties', and then the compatibility tab.




egjason

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#7 11 years ago

Hey you Guys I posted this link on Bioware Forums, BUT you must have an nVidia Graphic card this helped my KOTOR Work on Vista and this should work with KOTOR 2 as well!!!;);););););););):D:D:D:D:D:D:cya:

http://www.nvidia.com/page/technology_vista_downloads.html

ENJOY!! egjason

BTW Don't bother using Compatibility mode it does crud




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#8 11 years ago

so you say, playing Kotor and TSL on vista is not compatible with ATI card?




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#9 11 years ago

First off, hey guys, I'm new to the forums and just wanted to say its nice to be a part of the community. Now down to business. Yes KOTOR will run on Vista and yes it will Run on ATI cards. There's a catch though. Here's the specs I'm running it on:

Pentium D 920 on Asus P5WD2-E Premium Board ATI X1600XT Graphiscs Card with latest Vista beta RTM drivers Windows Vista RC2 x64

Install, update, the first run and everything goes fine, sound everything works. Close it and try to rerun it. I get the error message the first poseter recieved. Tried different compatablity modes. No go. So then I went into the options in the launcher and disabled sound. Runs Perfectly fine now. Strange. I'm using the sound from the Realtek audio chip built into my mainboard so I don't know if the game doesn't like this driver or Vista's new driver model in general. But Disabling sound is worth a try. yea I know it sucks, but it runs. Hope that helps.Oh and its the same thing even if you don't patch the game.




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#10 11 years ago

From what I hear, disabling sound works, but after having to run through the entirety of Freelancer without sound (since my sound card broke) I sort of vowed never to do it again. KOTOR and KOTOR2 will work with sound along with ATI Graphics cards, but it's really kinda iffy. Just keep clicking on the program and cancelling the warning message. Eventually, the game will run. Compatability mode does not affect anything. Just keep trying, it make take a few dozen times or it'll start on the first try.