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Offline Nyarlathotep

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Re: Lockup issues! Post here please
« Reply #1500 on: April 16, 2002, 02:46:00 pm »
Hey Cylor, I would suggest to check some stats and tests that have been done on several cards. Go to:
www.tomshardware.com

Asking someone else what they would buy is getting that persons opinion.. On the site you will find several tests and you will be able to make up your own mind  :)

If It is opinions you want, I would recommend Nvidia chipset anyway. Best you can buy from that would be the GeForce 4. A competitor would be the ATI readon 8500, but I have heard (not officially seen anywhere) that it has several problems with It is drivers..

I hope the above helped you a little bit..

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Re: Lockup issues! Post here please
« Reply #1501 on: April 16, 2002, 09:15:30 am »
To all..

Gob has taken the time to setup an tech forum at Fed2k. If you wish to continue your support, or want to contribute, please visit the following site:
http://www.dune2k.com/forum/YaBB.pl?board=general-tech

"Doc" Nyar...

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Re: Lockup issues! Post here please
« Reply #1502 on: April 17, 2002, 05:48:00 am »
Hi Nyarlathotep,

I have not visited the Emperor site in a while and I see your thread is even larger. Not only that, but you mention Toms Hardware, a favorite website of mine.

Another good source for hardware reviews is www.anandtech.com. I usually read reviews from both Toms hardware and Anandtech before making a purchase. It is suprising to see how their reviews differ on the same piece of hardware. If you consult either of those sites you will be well informed in your hardware purchases. I am thinking about buying a new motherboard, the ABIT KR7A-RAID. Here is a link on the Anandtech site if you are interested:

http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.html?i=1578&p=4

I have priced this board and can pick it up for $130 US locally. I think it is a good deal.

Keep up the great thread and good luck with your business venture.


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« Reply #1503 on: April 17, 2002, 09:20:00 am »
Number6.. always good to see that you still drop by ! Be sure to drop by the new tech forum (link posted in the reply above yours). Thanks for the link you have provided !!

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Re: Lockup issues! Post here please
« Reply #1504 on: April 23, 2002, 08:59:57 pm »
Ok good to go! :D
All the times are in AM and posters are marked as guests but everything else seems to be working.

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« Reply #1505 on: April 24, 2002, 01:20:27 am »
wel nyarlothep is in his eliment here (walks silently away)

nyar : slave ken!!!!!
ken  : yes master i wil obey to your command.

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« Reply #1506 on: April 24, 2002, 02:51:45 am »
i just have to post here and say tnx to Gob for working to get this moved and and tnx to Nyar for all is work here!
3 cheers!
"Ya Hya Chouhada"
"Ya Hya Chouhada"
"Ya Hya Chouhada"
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Ok Doc you can have thread back i wont hyjack again ;D

what if the hokeie pokeie IS what its all about? ;D

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Re: Lockup issues! Post here please
« Reply #1507 on: April 24, 2002, 12:04:05 pm »
Thanks for the effortt Gob !!

Im glad you were able to save this thread.

Oh and Ken, I do not like slaves so consider yourself set free  ;D

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Re: Lockup issues! Post here please
« Reply #1508 on: May 23, 2002, 04:55:28 pm »
Platform: Windows 2000 sp 2
Hardware: IBM Thinkpad T23 2647-6JG PIII 866MHz 512MB
Game: Emperor

Problems: Two types of crashes.
  1: Campaign locks up if I have gotten involved! (40 mins)
  2: Occasionaly exits to the desktop

I get really involved in a campaign then BAM frozen screen, music plays, but the caps lock does not respond (my ultimate test before rebooting).

I do not have this level of difficultly running Unreal Torney!


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« Reply #1509 on: May 23, 2002, 05:01:27 pm »
I will also attach my dxdiag report.

Oh forgot to say...

Im running with +w (disable CDROM caching), and 1024x768. Windows desktop 1024x768 true colour (32bit)

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Re: Lockup issues! Post here please
« Reply #1510 on: May 24, 2002, 06:46:25 am »
One weird thing in your output:
"Monitor: Generic Television
  Monitor Max Res: 640,480
"

Anyway, I would try to set the ingame graphical setting to 800x600. Make sure you set the detail level to low and turn off shadows. Next to that, one onbvious thing is to make sure you have the latest drivers, especially for the S3 chipset.

Another question, do you also encounter lockups in skirmish mode ?

Byw, for Lockup troubleshooting tips, I refer you to my website in my signature.

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Re: Lockup issues! Post here please
« Reply #1511 on: May 24, 2002, 10:38:21 am »
The weird things you see are problems with DXDIAG as you can clearly see the current mode was

1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)

My machine is a laptop and It is natural resolution is 1024x768 - anything else has to be emulated and the aliasing is terrible. Actually, I only discovered you could change the ingame resolution AFTER Emporer kept crashing at 800x600.

I will try the detail and shadows tip.

S3 drivers: got them already

Skirmish mode: hmmm - Im assuming that either
a) skirmish does not crash but campaign does
or
b) skirmish crashes just like campaign

Both outcomes do not help me play campaign mode.

I have been to xs4all...It is very 98/me-centric and just says 'download latest video drivers'.

It would be helpful if I could find a list of program modifiers like +w

My biggest gripe is that it takes so long before the machine crashes. Makes it very difficult reproduce a crash situation.

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« Reply #1512 on: May 25, 2002, 10:52:10 am »
Well, if it does not crash in skirmish mode, then I have seen the problem before. Only difference with you si that they had a different video card.

About other options to put behind the shortcut, It is all in the manual.

Btw, how long does it take beofr it crashes and is that time frame always the same (give or take) ?

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« Reply #1513 on: June 07, 2002, 06:08:48 am »
skirmish mode - if I can not play a campaign then I would not play the game (moneys worth and all that)

Full list of options - My copy of Emperor came in a DVD style case; I think it may be a cut-down re-release. Therefore the manual appears lacking (certainly lacks pictures).

How long before it crashes - I do not think its time related. I think it is related to the time it takes to build up a big enough battle group. It crashes when I manage several large-ish groups. (about 40 mins)

I spoke with EA and they indicated that my 16meg video card may lack enough memory.

I have tuned down all the graphics options and I have not crashed for some time. (I also restarted the game as HK rather than AT and It is much easier; except my Mentat is a bit slow to realise that my Telaxui allies are fighting for my enemies).

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« Reply #1514 on: June 07, 2002, 04:01:13 pm »
so the game works now ? If so, happy gaming ;D

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« Reply #1515 on: September 13, 2002, 05:21:14 pm »
happy gaming ryan :)

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« Reply #1516 on: September 14, 2002, 01:39:49 am »
Jesus Christ, this an old thread!  Please do not do that.

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« Reply #1517 on: September 14, 2002, 09:35:32 pm »
Jesus Christ, this an old thread!  Please do not do that.
yeah, really.

ken, please re-read the rules. i think you might get banned if you keep digging up old threads like this one.

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Re: Lockup issues! Post here please
« Reply #1518 on: September 15, 2002, 03:56:12 am »
You guys seem to forget that this is a special thread, it breaths history ;)

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« Reply #1519 on: September 21, 2002, 04:22:53 pm »
Yes, and It is also the longest individual thread on FED2k.

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« Reply #1520 on: September 22, 2002, 03:46:10 am »
Not just here, also the largest on any Westwood forum (where this thread originally started)..

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« Reply #1521 on: October 21, 2002, 05:59:45 pm »
This thread is not just an ordinary thread, it had helped people with their problems, prevented expensive advice from erm... mechanics? oh wel.

This thread also enabled nyarlothep to become an moderator of HIS OWN BOARD, now how many people have the honour of having an own forum just because of 1 thread? NOT MANY!

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« Reply #1522 on: December 03, 2002, 10:00:18 am »
Cool!Dr Nyr become a doctor here

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« Reply #1523 on: December 05, 2002, 01:21:06 am »

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Re: Lockup issues! Post here please
« Reply #1524 on: December 05, 2002, 07:19:24 am »
Duke, do me a favor and open a new thread if you will please. No need to repost your dxdiag, I will look into it anyway :)