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Macrog

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#1 15 years ago

Ok so i Bought BF1942 on friday, it is now sunday and I still have yet to play more then 30 mins without crashing to desktop. I can get it to play for about 20 mins if I join a game hosted by my brothers machine, but when I try to make a single player match it will kick me to desktop within 5 mins, I got it to last about 10 mins once but was with lowest sound settings. Ok I've tryed turning down the sound acceleration in DXdiag, and i've turned down video acceleration, with minimal if any effects, the problem is my brother has almost exact same system and his doesn't screw up at all.

System specs: Gigabyte GA-7DXR+ motherboard (suspect hardware) AMD 1700+ XP CPU 768 DDR-Ram PC 2100 I belive ATI Radeon 9500 pro (used 3.4 cat and 3.0 neither helps) onboard sound chip (SB PCI 128) ((Also Suspect)) Maxtor 40 GB HDD Windows 98 SE (updated to latest using windows upadte) DirectX 9.0a

Now my brother has exact same but he has a newer motherboard (GA-7VA), 2000+ xp CPU and a SB audigy gamer. I also just reformatted hardrive and have only one other game on computer at moment. I have searched through forums all weekend, and tryed everything revelant but to no avail. ANY help would be appreciated, heres hopeing you guys/gals know something I dont =\ -Macrog




Hellgramite_IV

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#2 15 years ago

Uninstall, restart, and re-install.




Macrog

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#3 15 years ago

i've been working on this for last few days...if it was just an install problem it wouldn't of lasted through my reformating of my hard drive...ill try it though because i have totally run out of ideas..one guy even told me to start yanking sticks of RAM to get it to work, said it was cause windows can't handle that amount of ram, course my brothers also running win 98 se with 768 megs ram with no problems....anyways ill try that, thanks for the reply

-Edit: I've reinstalled bf1942 and repatched, this time it crashed as i was clicking on a spawn location, didn't crash entire computer though, just crashed back to desktop.




bandit

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#4 15 years ago

Are you using a no-cd fix? and if so which one because the one from overkill didn't worked(same prolems you described) and when i tried the one from fairlight everything was solved! Maybe a solution for you, i hope!:confused:




Vulcan_X2

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#5 15 years ago
Originally posted by bandit Are you using a no-cd fix? and if so which one because the one from overkill didn't worked(same prolems you described) and when i tried the one from fairlight everything was solved! Maybe a solution for you, i hope!:confused:

MY GOD! dont u learn, no-cd cracks and other warez crap is illegal here, you might get banned for it.




Macrog

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#6 15 years ago

No I am afraid that I have the retail version, paid for and all. I contacted the tech support a few days ago and they said they had no idea what was going on. I found a way past it though, the game doesn't crash near as much if I join a game on the internet or with my brother on a LAN, someone said it could possiable be that my power supply isn't able to keep up with the demand, I have a 300W power supply and my bro has a 350 and his game doesn't crash. Thanks for the suggestion though I'm always open to new ideas =)




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#7 15 years ago

Hi Macrog,

Sounds like it could possibly be a problem related to your memory. Win98 doesn't usually support memory of 768Mb or above. Some programs run ok but others tend to crash. When you play single player with bots etc you are pushing your memory limits much more than when you play on a LAN or the Internet. Your 300W PSU should be ok for what you have (although I always put 400W plus in my machines just to be safe). I would suggest removing one stick of memory and taking it down to 512 and test it.

Good luck

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Macrog

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#8 15 years ago

Aye I already tryed that, didn't help, I forgot to mention that I upgraded to Win XP shortly after writeing that post. And the problem persists, so my guess would be its most likely the PS seems to happen when the computer gets pushed too hard, I.E. Too many players on map or a especially lagy map (noticed alot of those in Desert combat) and one thing I just noticed is that it rarely ever happens on a map that doesn't have airplanes. Thanks for trying though, I certinly won't refuse any suggestions you guys have so keep 'em comming.

P.S. Thanks for continuing to try to help guys, this post is already a week old and I still have people putting in suggestions. I just wanted to say thank you to all those who have helped me so far and perhaps those who have yet to do so.

Thanks.




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#9 15 years ago

here's a known not too often mentioned reason why it would crash back to desktop... overheating. i had that problem with my ti4600 because i forgot to clean the dust out of my computer every few months, so it kept crashing all the time to the desktop, i was lucky to play for an hour or more. another example of this is my brothers laptop has the power to handle the game(p4 2.6, 512 ram, 32 mb video) but, it starts to overheat and restarts. don't know if that will help, but it's worth a try. good luck.




Macrog

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#10 15 years ago

Aye overheating, the Overclockers worst nightmare. Course I don't overclock my computer and I always have the case open, but perhaps I'll clean out the dust from my vid cards GPU fan. I think its more likely its my CPU thats overheating though, because when I play RTCW:ET it doesn't crash and that game can use ALOT of Graphics power, but from what I understand not so much CPU. I may not be an expert but my guess is that BF1942 uses alot of CPU power, especially when I try to play a game on my own. Those bots can really suck the juice out of a CPU. Thanks for the suggestion, I'll try cleaning out my computer from top to bottom and see if that makes a diffrence. Thanks for yet another exellant suggestion, heres hopeing it works :)




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