Chess Titans Issue on startup

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by Chris, May 5, 2007.

  1. Chris

    Chris Guest

    I've seen this posted here, but nobody ever had an answer, so I'll ask it
    again. When I first installed Vista, Chess Titans worked fine, recently,
    however, I get the following message on startup:

    could not find texture
    (Media/TableWood.dds)

    the d3d device has a non-zero reference count, meaning some objects were not
    released.

    failed creating direct3d device objects

    Each is repeated twice, then on the final click, the app closes.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
    Chris, May 5, 2007
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  2. Chris

    Brock Guest

    Fairly easy solution;

    1) You need to enable "Show hidden files and folders" from the view tab of
    the Folder Options. (Instructions to do this are available from "Help and
    Support" search for "hidden files")

    2) Open Explorer and navigate to;

    C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Microsoft Games\Chess Titans

    %USERNAME% is obviously your own windows username

    3) Edit ChessTitans.xml; (Right Click the file and select Edit)
    Change <Rendering>X</Rendering> (X will be any number other then 0) to
    <Rendering>0</Rendering>

    Save and close the file start chess titans from the program menu.

    it seems this error happens when you set the Graphics quality to the highest
    setting enabling the "Smooth edges" option.
     
    Brock, Jun 16, 2007
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  3. Chris

    Chris Guest

    Hi Brock,

    Thanks for replying, but unfortunately, that didn't work. I even tried
    uninstalling Chess Titans after trying this, renaming the xml file and
    reinstalling. I still got the same error.

    Chris
     
    Chris, Jun 21, 2007
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    blegaspi Guest

    I got Brock's solution to work. I made a couple of added changes

    ** <PieceStyle>*0*</PieceStyle>

    ** <BoardStyle>*0*</BoardStyle>

    II don't know if that had anything to do with it actually working. Bu
    after I closed down the program and tried again, it started working
    It's not in the style I like, but now I'm afraid to change anything :

    Benj
     
    blegaspi, Jul 4, 2008
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