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Old 06-25-2003, 03:02 PM   #1
DIJOANNE
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Default EF2 Won\'t Play

I just bought EF2 today and I have the same crashing problem as CRONEO posted on another post thread. When it gets ready to load it goes to a grey screen and flashes. Have a 1.6ghz PC with 512 ram and a Nvida GF2 card. Have got the new drivers for the card and have the DirectX9 and now trying 9a. Would really like to hear from anyone else who had this problem and got it working.
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Old 06-25-2003, 03:46 PM   #2
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Default Re: EF2 WON\'T PLAY

Run DX-DIAG. Post your DX-DIAG .txt file here or link it. We will look it over. There are plenty of people out using your card and it works fine so i'm sure we can figure it out for you.
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Old 06-25-2003, 03:58 PM   #3
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Default Re: EF2 WON\'T PLAY

Here ya go...
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System Information
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Time of this report: 6/25/2003, 13:53:08
Machine name: dell
Operating System: Windows Me (4.90, Build 3000)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Computer Corporation
System Model: Dimension 4300
BIOS: IBM
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1600MHz
Memory: 510MB RAM
Page File: 169MB used, 1367MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0a (4.09.0000.0901)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 4.09.0000.0901 32bit

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DxDiag Notes
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DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: The file nvdisp.drv is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). You may be able to get a WHQL logo'd driver from the hardware manufacturer.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type:
DAC type:
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0110&SUBSYS_009110DE &REV_B2\000800
Display Memory: 31.5 MB
Current Mode: 800 x 600 (32 bit)(optimal refresh rate)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: nvdisp.drv
Driver Version: 4.14.0010.4403 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 5/2/2003 15:19:00, 107296 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: No
WHQL Date Stamp: None
VDD: *vdd
Mini VDD: nvmini.vxd
Mini VDD Date: , 0 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4250-11CF-5D62-9B2013C2C935}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x0110
SubSys ID: 0x009110DE
Revision ID: 0x00B2
Revision ID: 0x00B2
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_B ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D
Deinterlace Caps: {212DC723-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_MedianFiltering
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{212DC723-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_MedianFiltering
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{212DC723-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_MedianFiltering
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled
DDraw Test Result: Not run
D3D7 Test Result: Not run
D3D8 Test Result: Not run
D3D9 Test Result: Not run

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Sound Devices
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Description: SoundMAX Digital Audio
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2445&SUBSYS_01101028& REV_12\BUS_00&DEV_1F&FUNC_05
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: smwdm.sys
Driver Version: 5.12.0001.3019 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
Date and Size: 3/20/2001 15:31:10, 412968 bytes
Other Files: smwdm.sys
Driver Provider: Analog Devices
HW Accel Level: Full
Cap Flags: 0xB5B
Min/Max Sample Rate: 8000, 48000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
Registry: OK
Sound Test Result: Not run

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Sound Capture Devices
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Description: SoundMAX Digital Audio
Default Sound Capture: Yes
Default Voice Capture: Yes
Driver Name: smwdm.sys
Driver Version: 5.12.0001.3019 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Date and Size: 3/20/2001 15:31:10, 412968 bytes
Cap Flags: 0x41
Format Flags: 0xCCC

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DirectMusic
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DLS Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\gm.dls
DLS Version: 1.00.0016.0002
Acceleration: n/a
Ports: Microsoft Synthesizer, Software (Not Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal, Default Port
SoundMAX Digital Audio, Software (Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal
MIDI Mapper, Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth, Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
Registry: OK
Test Result: Not run

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DirectInput Devices
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Device Name: Mouse
Attached: 1
Controller ID: n/a
Vendor/Product ID: n/a
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: Keyboard
Attached: 1
Controller ID: n/a
Vendor/Product ID: n/a
FF Driver: n/a

Poll w/ Interrupt: Yes
Registry: OK

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USB Devices
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Gameport Devices
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PS/2 Devices
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DirectPlay Service Providers
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DirectPlay8 IPX Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (4.09.0000.0900)
DirectPlay8 TCP/IP Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (4.09.0000.0900)
DirectPlay8 Modem Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (4.09.0000.0900)
DirectPlay8 Serial Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (4.09.0000.0900)
Serial Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpmodemx.dll (4.09.0000.0900)
Modem Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpmodemx.dll (4.09.0000.0900)
Internet TCP/IP Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpwsockx.dll (4.09.0000.0900)
IPX Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpwsockx.dll (4.09.0000.0900)

DirectPlay Voice Wizard Tests: Full Duplex: Not run, Half Duplex: Not run, Mic: Not run
DirectPlay Test Result: Not run
Registry: OK

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DirectPlay Adapters
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DirectPlay8 TCP/IP Service Provider: Linksys LNE100TX Fast Ethernet Adapter -
DirectPlay8 TCP/IP Service Provider: ICSHARE Adapter. -
DirectPlay8 Modem Service Provider: Conexant HCF V90 56K Data Fax PCI Modem
DirectPlay8 Serial Service Provider: COM1
DirectPlay8 Serial Service Provider: COM3

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DirectPlay Voice Codecs
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Voxware VR12 1.4kbit/s
Voxware SC06 6.4kbit/s
Voxware SC03 3.2kbit/s
MS-PCM 64 kbit/s
MS-ADPCM 32.8 kbit/s
Microsoft GSM 6.10 13 kbit/s
TrueSpeech(TM) 8.6 kbit/s

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DirectPlay Lobbyable Apps
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Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives
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Drive: C:
Free Space: 5.1 GB
Total Space: 38.1 GB
File System: FAT32
Model: T040H4

Drive: D:
Model: Lite-On LTN486 48x Max

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DirectX Components
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ddraw.dll: 4.09.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 358400 bytes
ddraw16.dll: 4.07.0000.0700 English Final Retail 6/8/2000 17:00:00 28496 bytes
ddrawex.dll: 4.87.0000.0700 English Final Retail 6/8/2000 17:00:00 36864 bytes
ddraw.vxd: 4.07.0000.0700 English Final Retail 6/8/2000 17:00:00 30469 bytes
ddhelp.exe: 4.09.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 32768 bytes
dxapi.sys: 4.87.0000.0700 English Final Retail 6/8/2000 17:00:00 2416 bytes
d3d8.dll: 4.09.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 1188864 bytes
d3dref8.dll: 4.08.0000.0400 English Final Retail 11/7/2000 15:16:46 236544 bytes
d3d9.dll: 4.09.0000.0901 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 1629696 bytes
d3dim.dll: 4.07.0000.0700 English Final Retail 6/8/2000 17:00:00 638976 bytes
d3dim700.dll: 4.09.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 892416 bytes
d3dref.dll: 4.08.0000.0400 English Final Retail 11/7/2000 15:16:46 140800 bytes
d3dramp.dll: 4.07.0000.0700 English Final Retail 6/8/2000 17:00:00 606208 bytes
d3drm.dll: 4.06.0002.0436 English Final Retail 6/8/2000 17:00:00 446464 bytes
d3dxof.dll: 4.06.0002.0436 English Final Retail 6/8/2000 17:00:00 118784 bytes
d3dpmesh.dll: 4.06.0002.0436 English Final Retail 6/8/2000 17:00:00 102400 bytes
dplay.dll: 4.03.0000.1096 English Final Retail 6/8/2000 17:00:00 57344 bytes
dplayx.dll: 4.09.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 229376 bytes
dpmodemx.dll: 4.09.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 36864 bytes
dpwsock.dll: 4.03.0000.1096 English Final Retail 6/8/2000 17:00:00 40960 bytes
dpwsockx.dll: 4.09.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 65536 bytes
dplaysvr.exe: 4.09.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 40960 bytes
dpnsvr.exe: 4.09.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 28672 bytes
dpnet.dll: 4.09.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 376832 bytes
dpnlobby.dll: 4.09.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 16384 bytes
dpnaddr.dll: 4.09.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 16384 bytes
dpvoice.dll: 4.09.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 208896 bytes
dpvsetup.exe: 4.09.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 86016 bytes
dpvvox.dll: 4.09.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 122880 bytes
dpvacm.dll: 4.09.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 32768 bytes
dpnhpast.dll: 4.09.0000.0901 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 45056 bytes
dpnhupnp.dll: 4.09.0000.0901 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 73728 bytes
dpvhelp.exe: 4.08.0001.0881 English Final Retail 5/1/2002 18:51:36 45056 bytes
dpserial.dll: 4.03.0000.1096 English Final Retail 6/8/2000 17:00:00 49152 bytes
dinput.dll: 4.08.0001.0901 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 172032 bytes
dinput8.dll: 4.08.0001.0901 English Final Retail 10/30/2001 08:10:00 192512 bytes
dinput.vxd: 4.08.0001.0881 English Final Retail 5/1/2002 18:51:36 10874 bytes
dimap.dll: 4.08.0001.0881 English Final Retail 5/1/2002 18:51:36 94208 bytes
diactfrm.dll: 4.08.0001.0881 English Final Retail 5/1/2002 18:51:36 466944 bytes
vjoyd.vxd: 4.08.0001.0881 English Final Retail 5/1/2002 18:51:36 33882 bytes
joyhid.vxd: 4.88.0001.0881 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 13067 bytes
joy.cpl: 4.08.0001.0881 English Final Retail 5/1/2002 18:51:36 442368 bytes
gcdef.dll: 4.08.0001.0881 English Final Retail 5/1/2002 18:51:36 491520 bytes
gchand.dll: 4.08.0001.0881 English Final Retail 5/1/2002 18:51:36 6656 bytes
pid.dll: 4.08.0001.0881 English Final Retail 5/1/2002 18:51:36 40960 bytes
gameenum.sys: 4.07.0001.3000 English Final Retail 6/8/2000 17:00:00 10608 bytes
hidgame.sys: 4.07.0001.3000 English Final Retail 6/8/2000 17:00:00 8912 bytes
msanalog.vxd: 4.08.0001.0881 English Final Retail 5/1/2002 18:51:36 12745 bytes
msjstick.drv: 4.08.0001.0881 English Final Retail 5/1/2002 18:51:36 2352 bytes
dsound.dll: 4.09.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 457728 bytes
dsound3d.dll: 4.09.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 1331200 bytes
dsound.vxd: 4.09.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 47664 bytes
dswave.dll: 4.09.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 17920 bytes
dsdmo.dll: 4.09.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 186880 bytes
dsdmoprp.dll: 4.09.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 68096 bytes
dmusic.dll: 4.09.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 98304 bytes
dmusic16.dll: 4.09.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 10992 bytes
dmusic32.dll: 4.09.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 28672 bytes
dmband.dll: 4.09.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 26624 bytes
dmcompos.dll: 4.09.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 57856 bytes
dmime.dll: 4.09.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 171008 bytes
dmloader.dll: 4.09.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 32768 bytes
dmstyle.dll: 4.09.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 98304 bytes
dmsynth.dll: 4.09.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 100352 bytes
dmscript.dll: 4.09.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 76288 bytes
dx7vb.dll: 4.09.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 602112 bytes
dx8vb.dll: 4.09.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 1189888 bytes
dxdiagn.dll: 4.09.0000.0901 English Final Retail 3/12/2003 08:59:02 1638400 bytes
mfc40.dll: 4.01.0000.6140 English Final Retail 6/8/2000 17:00:00 933888 bytes
mfc42.dll: 6.00.8665.0000 English Beta Retail 6/8/2000 17:00:00 995383 bytes
wsock32.dll: 4.90.0000.3000 English Final Retail 8/23/2000 10:46:40 36864 bytes
amstream.dll: 6.05.0001.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 65024 bytes
devenum.dll: 6.05.0001.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 54784 bytes
dxmasf.dll: 6.04.0007.1121 English Final Retail 9/21/2001 14:44:32 498448 bytes
mciqtz.drv: 4.00.0096.0729 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 11776 bytes
mciqtz32.dll: 6.05.0001.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 34304 bytes
mpg2splt.ax: 6.05.0001.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 135168 bytes
msdmo.dll: 6.05.0001.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 12800 bytes
encapi.dll: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 18944 bytes
qasf.dll: 9.00.0000.2980 English Final Retail 12/11/2002 17:34:40 241664 bytes
qcap.dll: 6.05.0001.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 177152 bytes
qdv.dll: 6.05.0001.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 268800 bytes
qdvd.dll: 6.05.0001.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 352768 bytes
qedit.dll: 6.05.0001.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 522240 bytes
qedwipes.dll: 6.05.0001.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 733184 bytes
quartz.dll: 6.05.0001.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 1128960 bytes
quartz.vxd: 4.00.0000.0501 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 5672 bytes
strmdll.dll: 4.01.0000.3925 English Final Retail 4/20/2001 12:14:22 251904 bytes
vidx16.dll: 0.00.0000.0000 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 10240 bytes
iac25_32.ax: 2.00.0005.0054 English Final Retail 6/23/2000 14:06:08 192000 bytes
ir41_32.ax: 4.51.0016.0003 English Final Retail 6/22/2000 13:49:24 842240 bytes
ir41_qc.dll: 4.30.0062.0001 English Final Retail 7/10/2002 19:22:40 120320 bytes
ir41_qcx.dll: 4.30.0064.0001 English Final Retail 7/10/2002 19:22:40 338432 bytes
ir50_32.dll: 5.2819.0015.0056 English Final Retail 6/23/2000 10:36:48 745984 bytes
ir50_qc.dll: 5.00.0063.0038 English Final Retail 1/23/1998 05:05:26 198144 bytes
ir50_qcx.dll: 5.00.0064.0038 English Final Retail 1/23/1998 05:05:26 181760 bytes
ivfsrc.ax: 5.11.0015.0056 English Final Retail 6/22/2000 18:11:56 145408 bytes
mswebdvd.dll: 6.05.0001.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 195072 bytes
msdvdopt.dll: 4.90.3000.0000 English Final Retail 6/8/2000 17:00:00 74512 bytes
ks.sys: 4.90.3010.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 126976 bytes
ksproxy.ax: 4.90.3010.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 117760 bytes
ksuser.dll: 4.90.3010.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 4096 bytes
stream.sys: 4.90.3010.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 46080 bytes
mspclock.sys: 4.90.3010.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 5248 bytes
mspqm.sys: 4.90.3000.0000 English Final Retail 6/8/2000 17:00:00 4848 bytes
mskssrv.sys: 4.90.3010.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 7424 bytes
swenum.sys: 4.90.3010.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 4096 bytes
mstee.sys: 4.90.3010.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 5504 bytes
bdaplgin.ax: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 2/17/2003 09:14:36 16896 bytes
bdasup.sys: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 2/17/2003 09:14:36 11392 bytes
msdvbnp.ax: 6.05.0001.0900 English Final Retail 2/17/2003 09:14:42 52224 bytes
psisdecd.dll: 6.05.0001.0900 English Final Retail 2/17/2003 09:14:50 354816 bytes
psisrndr.ax: 6.05.0001.0900 English Final Retail 2/17/2003 09:14:52 30208 bytes
ipsink.ax: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 2/17/2003 09:14:38 14848 bytes
mpeg2data.ax: 6.05.0001.0900 English Final Retail 2/17/2003 09:14:40 56832 bytes
ndisip.sys: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 2/17/2003 09:14:48 8448 bytes
mpe.sys: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 2/17/2003 09:14:40 15104 bytes
streamip.sys: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 2/17/2003 09:14:54 14464 bytes
msvidctl.dll: 6.05.0001.0900 English Final Retail 2/17/2003 09:14:44 481792 bytes
slip.sys: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 2/17/2003 09:14:54 10880 bytes
nabtsfec.sys: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 2/17/2003 09:14:48 83968 bytes
ccdecode.sys: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 2/17/2003 09:14:36 16384 bytes
vbisurf.ax: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 2/17/2003 09:14:54 27648 bytes
msyuv.dll: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 2/17/2003 09:14:46 16896 bytes
kstvtune.ax: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 2/17/2003 09:15:04 274432 bytes
ksxbar.ax: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 2/17/2003 09:14:40 39936 bytes
kswdmcap.ax: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 2/17/2003 09:15:04 226304 bytes
vfwwdm32.dll: 4.90.0000.3000 English Final Retail 6/8/2000 17:00:00 69632 bytes
wstcodec.sys: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 2/17/2003 09:14:56 18688 bytes
wstdecod.dll: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 2/17/2003 09:14:56 47104 bytes
msdv.sys: 4.90.3010.0900 English Final Retail 2/17/2003 09:14:42 46080 bytes

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Inactive Display Entries in Registry
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Card name:

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Inactive Sound Entries in Registry
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Card name: JVC USB Microphone
Driver: wdmaud.drv

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DirectShow Filters
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DirectShow Filters:
WMAudio Decoder DMO,0x00800800,1,1,,
WMSpeech Decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
Mpeg4 Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
WMV Screen decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
Mpeg4s Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
Mpeg43 Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
WMVideo Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
Indeo(R) audio software,0x00500000,1,1,IAC25_32.AX,2.00.0005.0054
XML Graphbuilder,0x00400000,0,0,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0 900
XTL Loader,0x00400000,0,0,QEDIT.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
ACELP.net Sipro Lab Audio Decoder,0x00800001,1,1,ACELPDEC.AX,1.04.0000.0000
ClearVideoŽ Decompression Filter,0x00800000,1,1,CLRAMD.AX,2.00.0000.0001
VIVO Audio Decoder Filter,0x00800002,1,1,VVAUDFLT.AX,3.00.0000.0001
VIVO Video Decoder Filter,0x00600001,1,1,VVVIDFLT.AX,3.00.0000.0000
Internal LMRT Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,LMRTREND.DLL,6.01.0005.012 4
URL StreamRenderer,0x00600000,1,0,LMRTREND.DLL,6.01.00 05.0124
ShotBoundaryDet,0x00200000,1,1,WMMFILT.DLL,1.00.13 76.0000
Windows Media Pad VU Data Grabber,0x00600000,1,0,WMMFILT.DLL,1.00.1376.0000
Cutlist File Source,0x00200000,0,1,QCUT.DLL,6.02.0011.0608
IndeoŽ audio software,0x00500000,1,1,IAC25_32.AX,2.00.0005.0054
TrueMotion 2.0 Decompressor,0x00600001,1,1,TM20DEC.AX,2.00.0006.0 006
IVF source filter,0x00600000,0,1,IVFSRC.AX,5.11.0015.0056
Microsoft Screen Video Decompressor,0x00800000,1,1,MSSCDS32.AX,7.01.0000. 3055
Windows Media Video Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,WMVDS32.AX,7.01.0000.3055
Windows Media Video Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,WMV8DS32.AX,8.00.0000.0371
Windows Media Audio Decoder,0x00800001,1,1,MSADDS32.AX,7.00.0000.1954
Audible Words Codec,0x00500000,1,1,AWRDSCDC.AX,1.01.0000.0004
WMplug,0x009001f4,1,1,WTWMPLUG.AX,
Lyric Parser,0x00400000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Windows Media source filter,0x00600000,0,2,WMPASF.DLL,9.00.0000.2980
ASF DIB Handler,0x00600000,1,1,WMPASF.DLL,9.00.0000.2980
ASF ACM Handler,0x00600000,1,1,WMPASF.DLL,9.00.0000.2980
ASF ICM Handler,0x00600000,1,1,WMPASF.DLL,9.00.0000.2980
ASF URL Handler,0x00600000,1,1,WMPASF.DLL,9.00.0000.2980
ASF JPEG Handler,0x00600000,1,1,WMPASF.DLL,9.00.0000.2980
ASF DJPEG Handler,0x00600000,1,1,WMPASF.DLL,9.00.0000.2980
ASF embedded stuff Handler,0x00600000,1,1,WMPASF.DLL,9.00.0000.2980
ASX file Parser,0x00600000,1,1,WMPASF.DLL,9.00.0000.2980
ASX v.2 file Parser,0x00600000,1,0,WMPASF.DLL,9.00.0000.2980
XML Playlist,0x00400000,1,0,WMPASF.DLL,9.00.0000.2980
.RAM file Parser,0x00600000,1,0,WMPASF.DLL,9.00.0000.2980
NSC file Parser,0x00600000,1,1,WMPASF.DLL,9.00.0000.2980
Windows Media Multiplexer,0x00600000,1,1,WMPASF.DLL,9.00.0000.29 80
File Source (Netshow URL),0x00400000,0,1,WMPASF.DLL,9.00.0000.2980
Windows Media Update Filter,0x00400000,1,0,WMPASF.DLL,9.00.0000.2980
IndeoŽ Video 5.11 Decompression Filter,0x00640000,1,1,IR50_32.DLL,5.2819.0015.0056
IndeoŽ Video 5.11 Compression Filter,0x00200000,1,1,IR50_32.DLL,5.2819.0015.0056
DivX for Blizzard Decoder Filter,0x00800000,1,1,BLIZZARD.AX,
MPEG2 Splitter PIXELA,0x00400000,1,2,MPG2SPPX.AX,1.00.0000.0000
Sharp G.726 Audio Codec,0x00800001,1,1,SC726DEC.AX,1.01.0000.0001
DV Video Source Filter,0x00400000,0,1,DVSF.AX,1.00.0000.0000
DV V/A Source Filter,0x00400000,0,1,DVSF.AX,1.00.0000.0000
Ulead Audio Effect,0x00200000,1,1,AUDIOEFF.AX,1.00.0000.0000
Ulead Color Source,0x00200000,0,1,CLRSF.AX,1.00.0000.0000
Ulead FIO Source Filter,0x00200000,0,1,FIOSF.AX,
Ulead VIO Source Filter,0x00200000,0,2,VIOSF.AX,
UleadCGMSCaptureDump,0x00200000,1,0,ULCGMSDUMP.AX, 1.00.0000.0000
BMPCapture,0x00200000,1,1,BMPCAPTURE.AX,
DivX Decoder Filter,0x00800000,1,1,DIVXDEC.AX,5.00.0005.0830
DivX Decoder Filter,0x00800000,1,1,DIVXDEC.AX,5.00.0005.0830
XviD MPEG-4 Video Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,XVID.AX,
Microsoft MPEG-4 Video Decompressor,0x00800000,1,1,MPG4DS32.AX,7.01.0000. 3055
WM ASF Reader,0x00400000,0,0,QASF.DLL,9.00.0000.2980
WM ASF Writer,0x00400000,0,0,QASF.DLL,9.00.0000.2980
AVI Mux,0x00200000,1,0,QCAP.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
File writer,0x00200000,1,0,QCAP.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Infinite Pin Tee Filter,0x00200000,1,1,QCAP.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Smart Tee,0x00200000,1,2,QCAP.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
DV Video Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,QDV.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
DV Muxer,0x00400000,0,0,QDV.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
DV Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,QDV.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Overlay Mixer,0x00200000,0,0,QDVD.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Overlay Mixer2,0x00400000,1,1,QDVD.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Line 21 Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,QDVD.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
DVD Navigator,0x00200000,0,2,QDVD.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
SampleGrabber,0x00200000,1,1,QEDIT.DLL,6.05.0001.0 900
Null Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,QEDIT.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
AVI/WAV File Source,0x00400000,0,2,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
AVI Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0 900
AVI Draw,0x00600064,9,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Color Space Converter,0x00400001,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
VGA 16 Color Ditherer,0x00400000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Full Screen Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Video Renderer,0x00800000,1,0,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Video Mixing Renderer 9,0x00200000,1,0,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
MPEG Audio Decoder,0x03680001,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
MPEG Video Decoder,0x40000001,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
MPEG-I Stream Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
File Source (Async.),0x00400000,0,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
QuickTime Movie Parser,0x00600000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
QT Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0 900
AVI Splitter,0x00600000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Wave Parser,0x00400000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
ACM Wrapper,0x00600000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
MIDI Parser,0x00400000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
SAMI (CC) Parser,0x00400000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Internal Script Command Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Multi-file Parser,0x00400000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
File stream renderer,0x00400000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
File Source (URL),0x00400000,0,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
MJPEG Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0 900
Line 21 Decoder 2,0x00600002,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
MPEG Layer-3 Decoder,0x00810000,1,1,L3CODECX.AX,1.09.0000.0311
BDA MPEG2 Transport Information Filter,0x00200000,1,0,PSISRNDR.AX,6.05.0001.0900
VBI Surface Allocator,0x00600000,1,1,VBISURF.AX,5.03.0000.0900
MPEG-2 Demultiplexer,0x00600000,1,1,MPG2SPLT.AX,6.05.0001 .0900
MPEG-2 Splitter,0x005fffff,1,0,MPG2SPLT.AX,6.05.0001.0900
AC3 Parser Filter,0x00600000,1,1,MPG2SPLT.AX,6.05.0001.0900
MPEG-2 Sections and Tables,0x005fffff,1,0,MPEG2DATA.AX,6.05.0001.0900
WST Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,WSTDECOD.DLL,5.03.0000.0900
IndeoŽ video 4.3 Decompression Filter,0x00640000,1,1,IR41_32.AX,4.51.0016.0003
IndeoŽ video 4.3 Compression Filter,0x00200000,1,1,IR41_32.AX,4.51.0016.0003
Voxware MetaSound Audio Decoder,0x00999999,1,1,VOXMSDEC.AX,1.00.0000.0012
Voxware MetaVoice Audio Decoder,0x00999998,1,1,VOXMVDEC.AX,1.00.0000.0011

Video Compressors:
WMVideo Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
MSScreen encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
WMVideo8 Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
MSScreen 9 encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
WMVideo9 Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
MJPEG Compressor,0x00200000,0,0,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.090 0
DV Video Encoder,0x00200000,0,0,QDV.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
IndeoŽ video 5.04 Compression Filter,0x00100000,1,1,IR50_32.DLL,5.2819.0015.0056
IndeoŽ video 5.06 Compression Filter,0x00100000,1,1,IR50_32.DLL,5.2819.0015.0056
IndeoŽ Video 5.11 Compression Filter,0x00100000,1,1,IR50_32.DLL,5.2819.0015.0056
VDOnet VDOWave,0x00200000,1,1,QCAP.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Cinepak Codec by Radius,0x00200000,1,1,QCAP.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Ligos IndeoŽ Video 3.2,0x00200000,1,1,QCAP.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Microsoft Video 1,0x00200000,1,1,QCAP.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Microsoft RLE,0x00200000,1,1,QCAP.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Microsoft H.263 Video Codec,0x00200000,1,1,QCAP.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Microsoft H.261 Video Codec,0x00200000,1,1,QCAP.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Ligos IndeoŽ Video 5.11,0x00200000,1,1,QCAP.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Ligos IndeoŽ Video 4.5,0x00200000,1,1,QCAP.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
DivX 5.0.5 Codec,0x00200000,1,1,QCAP.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Microcrap MPEG-4 Video Codec V3,0x00200000,1,1,QCAP.DLL,6.05.0001.0900

Audio Capture Sources:
SoundMAX Digital Audio,0x00200000,0,0,QCAP.DLL,6.05.0001.0900

Audio Compressors:
WMAudio Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
WM Speech Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
IndeoŽ audio software,0x00500000,1,1,IAC25_32.AX,2.00.0005.0054
Lernout & Hauspie CELP 4.8kbit/s,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Lernout & Hauspie SBC 8kbit/s,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Lernout & Hauspie SBC 12kbit/s,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Lernout & Hauspie SBC 16kbit/s,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
PCM,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Windows Media Audio V1,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Windows Media Audio V2,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
ACELP.net,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
IMA ADPCM,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Microsoft ADPCM,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
GSM 6.10,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
CCITT A-Law,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
CCITT u-Law,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
DSP Group TrueSpeech(TM),0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001 .0900
Microsoft G.723.1,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
IAC2,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
MPEG Layer-3,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Voxware MetaSound,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Voxware MetaVoice,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Voxware v1.1.6/1.1.8 File-Mode Codecs,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Voxware v1.1.8 Bitstream-Mode Codecs,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
SHARP G.726,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
DV Audio -- NTSC,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
DV Audio -- PAL,0x00200000,1,1,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900

Audio Renderers:
SoundMAX Digital Audio,0x00200000,1,0,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Default WaveOut Device,0x00200000,1,0,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
DirectSound: SoundMAX Digital Audio,0x00200000,1,0,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Default DirectSound Device,0x00800000,1,0,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900

Midi Renderers:
Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth,0x00200000,1,0,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900
Default MidiOut Device,0x00800000,1,0,QUARTZ.DLL,6.05.0001.0900

WDM Streaming Capture Devices:
SoundMAX Digital Audio,0x00200000,2,2,,4.90.3010.0900

WDM Streaming Communication Transforms:
Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter,0x00200000,1,1,,4.90.3010.0900

WDM Streaming Data Transforms:
Microsoft Kernel DRM Descrambler Filter,0x00200000,1,1,,4.90.3010.0900
Microsoft Kernel GS Wavetable Synthesizer,0x00200000,1,1,,4.90.3010.0900
Microsoft Kernel DLS Synthesizer,0x00200000,1,1,,4.90.3010.0900

WDM Streaming Mixer Devices:
Microsoft Kernel Audio Mixer,0x00200000,2,2,,4.90.3010.0900

WDM Streaming Rendering Devices:
SoundMAX Digital Audio,0x00200000,2,2,,4.90.3010.0900

WDM Streaming Tee/Splitter Devices:
Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter,0x00200000,1,1,,4.90.3010.0900

WDM Streaming System Audio Devices:
SoundMAX Digital Audio,0x00200000,12,2,,4.90.3010.0900

WDM Streaming VBI Codecs:
CC Decoder,0x00200000,2,1,,4.90.3010.0900
NABTS/FEC VBI Codec,0x00200000,2,1,,4.90.3010.0900
WST Codec,0x00200000,1,1,,4.90.3010.0900

BDA Receiver Component:
BDA MPE Filter,0x00600000,1,1,,4.90.3010.0900
BDA Slip De-Framer,0x00600000,1,1,,4.90.3010.0900

BDA Rendering Filters:
BDA IP Sink,0x00200000,1,1,,4.90.3010.0900

BDA Network Providers:
Microsoft ATSC Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDVBNP.AX,6.05.0001.0900
Microsoft DVBS Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDVBNP.AX,6.05.0001.0900
Microsoft DVBT Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDVBNP.AX,6.05.0001.0900
Microsoft DVBC Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDVBNP.AX,6.05.0001.0900

BDA Transport Information Renderers:
BDA MPEG2 Transport Information Filter,0x00600000,1,0,PSISRNDR.AX,6.05.0001.0900
MPEG-2 Sections and Tables,0x00600000,1,0,MPEG2DATA.AX,6.05.0001.0900

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Old 06-25-2003, 04:56 PM   #4
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Hi,

I had the same problem (see my other post) but for the moment I have it fixed. But I don´t know exactly how I did it.
When you uninstall the game be sure to remove the folder afterwards. Then I just reinstalled and to my surprise it works now. However it already crashed once but without consequence seemingly. I saw you also have a Dell and are running Windows Me. these are our 2 common points. maybe it has something to do with this. it cannot be our graphics card since I have ATI and you NVidia. I already had dx9.0a and still I had the problem you describe so I doubt that installing 9.0a will fix it.
anyway, good luck!
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Old 06-25-2003, 05:04 PM   #5
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One other thing I just remember. Originally I didn´t install the game in the default folder. Now I did and it works. Maybe it is coincidence but maybe not.
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Old 06-25-2003, 05:22 PM   #6
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No success yet on that. I just finished up uninstalling and deleting the folder and reinstalling, but it didn't work. BTW, unlike some others I have heard... it doesn't get anywhere. Once the blue console thing loads it just goes to the flickering. I don't get any type of error screen. Or anything. but when I hit escape, it goes to a black screen and stops flickering. Still I can't do anything though.
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Old 06-25-2003, 05:24 PM   #7
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I installed it on the old E-Machine computer with 98 on it and a voodoo card and it worked. So it isn't the disc.
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Old 06-25-2003, 06:24 PM   #8
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A couple questions for you.

1.) Can you get into the shell (i.e. spinning Voyager)

2.) Have you changed your advanced video option at all in the game?

3.) Did you install the game to the default directory?

4.) What is your machine name? I'm not seeing this as a problem, but I wanted to see if you use any non-standard characters or symbols in your machine name.

5.) Are you running an old .cfg from another game with your preferred settings?

6.) Have you checked the Dell site to see if you have the latest machine Bios and also the latest version of the SoundMax driver for your built-in sound system?

7.) Have you tried uninstalling your video driver, rebooting, then reinstalling your video driver? Sometimes if you install drivers over older driver without uninstalling them they leave residual drivers and that gives you a mismatched driver set (which will crash).

8.) There are newer video drivers then what you have, but the ones you have should work fine. They work fine on the same card I was testing on here (same as you have).
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Old 06-25-2003, 10:16 PM   #9
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It loads the blue console (q3 thingy) and after that it goes to the flickering screen. It doesn't load any star trek menus or paramount logo at all.

Have you changed your advanced video option at all in the game?

Nope, can't get to it.

Did you install the game to the default directory

yes

What is your machine name? I'm not seeing this as a problem, but I wanted to see if you use any non-standard characters or symbols in your machine name.
dimension 43000

Are you running an old .cfg from another game with your preferred settings?
Nope, haven't changed any settings or cfgs.

Have you checked the Dell site to see if you have the latest machine Bios and also the latest version of the SoundMax driver for your built-in sound system?
Nope, but demo worked on it fine.

I have installed the new drives. Haven't uninstalled them yet and reinstalled them yet though.
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Old 06-26-2003, 12:22 AM   #10
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Alright. So go ahead and uninstall your video drivers, reboot, then reinstall them.
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Old 06-26-2003, 12:49 AM   #11
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Thanks Ping, will do it in the morning. My son is on Everquest on the Dell....lol...he seems to be on it most of the night and I have it in the day. Will post and let you know what hapeens after I do it. I am on my E-machine right now.
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Old 06-26-2003, 02:28 AM   #12
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Hi,

This is getting weird. Originally I had exactly the same problem as DIJOANNE but then I uninstalled and reinstalled and it worked. I could load the game and play it (looks great!). But now I again cannot load it anymore and even reinstalling it doesn´t help. It blocks at a flickering grey screen before the intro movies.
The weird thing is that between the period that it worked and now is that I played some soldier of fortune 2 and this game also crashed once. that´s the only important thing which happened.
A question for PingEnvy: During install I always get the question if I want to install directx 9.0 but I have 9.0a installed. Isn´t this automatically detected or could it be that directx is not installed well? I did the tests in dxdiag and they are fine.
I tried cats 3.4 and 3.5. no change.
I have P4 1.7 GHz, 384 MB RDRAM, Radeon 9800pro and windowsMe
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Old 06-26-2003, 04:39 AM   #13
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The game comes with DX9.0 rather then 9.0a as it came out at the very end of the games testing (in a distribution form). You shouldn't need to reinstall DirectX as long as you have either 9.0 or 9.0a it should work fine.

A couple recommendations. During your re-install did you disable you virus checker? Prior to installation did you run scandisk and defrag your hard drive? I always recommend that for installing a game. It puts the assets for the game all together (faster loads) when you play the game. It also insures that there are no drive surface errors or crosslinked files from the installation which could cause problems. Beyond that having the latest video, sound, bios, and chipset drivers is always a good thing. Along with the latest DX.
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Old 06-26-2003, 06:00 AM   #14
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Thanks for the advice. I will try them but I have to leave now on a trip for 2 days but I´ll certainly try them on saturday.
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Old 06-26-2003, 06:29 AM   #15
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I quickly ran scandisk and installed again without Norton in the background but no difference. damn.
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Old 06-26-2003, 01:35 PM   #16
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Well got this morning and EF2 is working now on My Dell!!!. Don't know what happened because my son was on Everquest all night so we didn't get to do anything new to the computer. Thanks for all the help and hopefully it will stay working.
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Old 06-26-2003, 01:36 PM   #17
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Please tell me what you have done !!!
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Old 06-26-2003, 02:39 PM   #18
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Quote:
Please tell me what you have done !!!
I wish I could tell you but I have no idea what happened. The only thing that was done to the computer after we did everything with the new drivers and reinstalling the game (and that didn't work) was my son played Everquest all night. We woke up and tried to play EF2 and it worked! I just hope it stays that way. Sorry but don't know what we did or happened. Hope that you all find what to do.
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Old 06-29-2003, 05:14 AM   #19
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DIJOANNE,

I might have found a solution. I don´t know if you are still having the problem or not but till today the game didn´t start most of the time and exceptionally it did but I never understood why. This I still don´t understand but I have found a way so that it starts every time (at least the ten times or so that I tried it already). I don´t know if it is a permanent solution or not but I´m reasonably confident.

The cause of our problems are the intro movies. There are 4 movies in total: paramount, activision, ritual and the game intro. I had the suspicion these were the cause for some time but I didn´t know how to bypass them. Now I can do it. Probably there is an easier way (like adding a command to the shorcut for the game) but this will do. Here is the procedure:
1) in the base directory of the game you will find some *.pk3 files. you have to open the one called "pak0.pk3". I use Winrar, I don´t know if it is also possible with the more common WinZip.
2) once opened you will see a subdirectory "global". Open that one and find the file "game.cfg". extract it to a directory of your choice.
3) open the file with wordpad and you will see the following line:
setd introCommand "defaultSoundTrack none; cinematic paramount.roq; cinematic activision.roq; cinematic ritual.roq; cinematic intro.roq; afterCinematic defaultSoundTrack music/intro; afterCinematic pushmenu main \n"

modify it to:
setd introCommand "defaultSoundTrack none; afterCinematic defaultSoundTrack music/intro; afterCinematic pushmenu main \n"
in this way you bypass the intro movies. save the file.

4) now you have to get this file back into the .pk3 file. Open the pak0.pk3 file and go again to the "global" directory. now you can add the modified game.cfg file and overwrite the old one.

5) start the game et voila. hopefully it works. it does for me (till now) but iům still some anxious everytime it starts.

I will send this message also by mail to PingEnvy and hopefully they can find the real reason and put it in a patch.

greets,

Plip
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Old 06-29-2003, 07:35 AM   #20
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I dont know if this is a problem but when I edited that game.cfg certain servers rejected me saying unpure pk3. Seeing as I didnt take a back up (doh) meant I had to uninstall then reinstall. Maybe somebody from the game will advise us on this.
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Old 06-29-2003, 07:58 AM   #21
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that´s good to know but for the moment I have no choice. With the ´pure´ pk3 the game is not running so I have to modify it. For the moment I´m already more than happy to have the single player up and running. hopefull there will be a patch that addresses this issue and then I can go back to the pure files.
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Old 06-29-2003, 12:42 PM   #22
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you should be able to add...

+introCommand "defaultSoundTrack none; afterCinematic defaultSoundTrack music/intro; afterCinematic pushmenu main \n"

to the end of your ef2 cmd line (windows shortcut)

also in other q3 games, the .pk3`s seem to be loaded in alpha-numerical order, and we can override default files in the official .pk3`s by adding new .pk3`s of our own so they load up after the official ones.

I haven`t tried this in ef2 but in theory, if you extracted from the official .pk3 any files you want to alter, like the global .cfg ...edited them and zipped them into a new .zip using the same paths the official pk3 used (winzip work fines if we rename the new .zip to .pk3 afterwards) and call the new .pk3 something like pak99.pk3

this should then work, unless ritual have ef2 loading in the .pk3`s different from other q3 games.

also I`m not sure if you`d get mp servers saying your game is unpure after this, but it would be easier in that case to move the new .pk3`s into a temp folder while you played online, and then moved them into the ef2 base folder to play sp... again this is just theory, so sorry if it doesn`t help anyone.
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Old 06-29-2003, 05:21 PM   #23
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thanks ratty_redemption. interesting stuff.
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Old 06-29-2003, 05:38 PM   #24
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plip, glad I was a help to someone [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] ...as opposed to just annoying the ritual staff with most of my posts [img]/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 06-30-2003, 06:17 AM   #25
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By the way, your first idea of adding the command to the shortcut works. So now I´m using the original pk3 file and everything is working. thanks a lot! I also thought of doing it that way but I didn´t know how to do it. much easier this way.
Some people were also having the same problem on the eliteforce.com forum. I copied your words there mentioning of course your name.
Seemingly it is a problem common to Dell. sounds a bit weird but that´s the common stuff.
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