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#1 8 years ago

Just like in title above: The game is locking up after character creation on the loading bar and sometimes I'm getting a black-screen. This is completely unusual to me, as this is like my bilionth time installing it (and everything worked). I also had no problem with the first kotor, which I've installed about 2 weeks ago (and from my point of view The Sith Lords is better than original thats why I'm trying to run it again, but thats not the case).

Since the last time I've played kotorII, the configuration of my PC didn't change at all, so I don't think its hardware issue, however I can give you a brief system configuration (configuration scan said that its compatibile but anyway): - Asus Radeon HD 3850 - Athlon2 x3 - 4GB ram - Windows XP (home edition)

PS: I'm new on the forum, so HELLO EVERYBODY!




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#2 8 years ago

Did you update the game? Did you install any new mods? What version of the catalyst drivers are you using?




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#3 8 years ago

No mods, no updates, just clean 2.00 version.

Catalyst version: Driver Packaging Version 8.43-071016a-054857C-Asus Provider ATI Technologies Inc. 2D Driver Version 6.14.10.6734 2D Driver File Path System/CurrentControlSet/Control/Video/{CBECDBFF-0452-4281-9C98-E6893EBE474B}/0000 Direct3D Version 6.14.10.0540 OpenGL Version 6.14.10.7055 Catalyst® Control Center Version 2007.1102.1206.19723

Another question- Can patch 1.0b be installed without 1.0a (I mean, is it required to first update to a version, or is b compatible backwards like directX)?




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#4 8 years ago

Yes, the 1.0a patch must be installed prior to 1.0b, according to some posts I've read. I installed it prior to that as well anyway, so I suggest you try the same as see if that might fix it. The patches, after all, do fix some crashing issues (though not the one you have mentioned).

Are you sure your chipset is up-to-date?


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#5 8 years ago

By chipset you mean motherboard (sorry if this question is stupid, English is not my first language)? So far I've updated my graphic card display driver and it didn't help.

Here is a link, which describes my problem more accurately: LucasArts.com | Yoda's Help Desk The problem why it actually does not work for me, is that my pc DOES NOT HAVE THE FILE I HAVE TO CHANGE (and Lucas Arts doesn't provide any information what to do in that case- I've emailed them but it will take time)!

So thats it for now, really. If you need any more information just tell me, Im not very good in this and therefore I might be missing something. Im just not getting one thing- why the original kotor works fine, when its on the same engine?




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#6 8 years ago

The chipset is the 'collection', said in a simple way. This includes but isn't limited to the motherboard, yes.

I've taken a look at the link you have provided. If you don't have the required file to re-name, then there is no reason that the error is related to it in a direct way, as there is no said *.DLL file to cause the issue in the first place.

The engine isn't related to whether one game using the engine would work fine, while the other does not.

Ultimately, I suggest you await a response from the support desk and see what they have to say.


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#7 8 years ago

He spent 1-2 years working on it, FYI. ;)




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#8 8 years ago

Thanks for all the information.

In case of that file, I didn't exactly meant to find it, I just related my problem to it, because this is exactly the same, except for the missing file. At the bottom of the link I've provided, there is information that 'they are already looking for another way to solve this problem', however when I think how long time ago 'they were looking' it makes me sick (If they would find any solution, they would provide some info, right?).

I just received a response from the support desk, which says that I should upgrade my processor. Anybody could tell me how do I do it (I've already downloaded a zip file designed for my processor family, which was on the AMD website)?