Knights of the Old Republic 2 stops running...

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by Hydra, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. Hydra

    Hydra Guest

    Hi, all. I have a problem starting KOTOR2 on Vista. There's a error message
    each time starting up that the program has stopped running and needs to close
    (I've managed to get past the first cutscene several times in the beginning
    before the error shows). The error has been reported, but no solutions.

    I know my computer isn't especially designed for gaming, but it still is
    able to run Halo CE fairly well. Which is strange if it's the hardware
    causing it. I would think that Halo is more demanding than KOTOR, and KOTOR's
    graphics and gameplay are relatively simple.

    When I looked at the system requirement information, I have green in all
    categories except two that are not met at the recommended level (yellow). A
    red indicator won't allow it to run, and I have no red indications.

    The yellows are the CPU, which is at 1.60GHz. KOTOR's recommended IS at
    1.6GHz (Pentium 4 or Athlon XP Class) with a minimal 1.0GHz required for
    Pentium 3 and Athlon. I'm using a Intel Dual Core.

    The second yellow is the Video graphics. KOTOR recommends ATI Radeon 9200 or
    better, or NVIDIA GeForce 4 Ti or better with 128MB video RAM. On the DxDiag
    utility, I have a Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family that was factory
    built in with 358MB memory, and 32-bit/60Hz display. Direct Draw, Direct 3D,
    and AGP Texture Acceleration are all enabled. Minimally on the back of KOTOR
    2 is a 32MB OpenGL 1.4 compliant AGP or PCX 3D Graphics Card with T&L
    Capability.

    And the Problem Reports and Solutons Windows Utility, it said that the fault
    was a APPCRASH. Sorry for the technical jargon, but is it crashing because of
    a hardware requirement issue or something else?
     
    Hydra, Apr 21, 2008
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  2. Hydra

    Andy [YaYa] Guest

    Intel Core 2 Duo at 1.6Ghz is (often) faster than an older P4/XP 1.6Ghz
    CPU, you should be OK. Programs that are multi-threaded aware will run
    faster on a Dual Core because they you both "Cores" or CPUs at the same
    time. I don't think KOTOR2 is Multicore aware, but shouldn't matter.
    You're fine with this integrated chipset.
    Could be heat, could be you're using old drivers.

    You can get the latest drivers for your video from:

    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=N&ProductID=2583
    &DwnldID=15829&strOSs=153&OSFullName=Windows%20Vista*%20Home%20Premium,%
    2032-bit%20version&lang=eng

    You can get the latest Chipset drivers for your system from:

    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=N&ProductID=2529
    &DwnldID=14528&strOSs=153&OSFullName=Windows%20Vista*%20Home%20Premium,%
    2032-bit%20version&lang=eng

    Download and run these two files, reboot and try the game again.

    If that does not help, it could be heat, try taking the side panel off
    your computer to allow more airflow into the system. See if that helps.

    Close other programs running on your system (use task-manager), simply
    right click on some of the icons near your clock and choose quit or exit
    if the option is there. Don't worry, they'll come back when you reboot.
     
    Andy [YaYa], Apr 21, 2008
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  3. Hydra

    Hydra Guest

    Thank you. Your advice will be considered...

     
    Hydra, Apr 22, 2008
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  4. Hydra

    sahaiel Guest

    Hi,

    I have the same problem with KOTOR 2

    I have the most recent drivers, I have Vista Business SP2, my laptop is
    a Satellite Pro A120.

    Processor Genuine Intel CPU dual core 1.60 GHZ 1.60 GHZ

    32 bit operating system

    Memory (RAM) 3.00 GB

    Video Card:

    Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for Mobile Report


    Report Date: 02/14/2010
    Report Time[hr:mm:ss]: 20:08:07
    Driver Version: 7.14.10.1504
    Operating System: Windows Vista (TM) Business* , Service Pack 2
    (6.0.6002)
    Default Language: English
    DirectX* Version: 10.0
    Physical Memory: 3062 MB
    Minimum Graphics Memory: 8 MB
    Maximum Graphics Memory: 256 MB
    Graphics Memory in Use: 103 MB
    Processor: x86 family 6 Model 14 Stepping 12
    Processor Speed: 1596 MHZ
    Vendor ID: 8086
    Device ID: 27A2
    Device Revision: 03


    When I start the game the initial videos and the game setup works fine,
    but when I click start new game it crashes all the time. I even
    downloaded a saved game to load that instead of starting a new one, the
    result is the same, it crashes again. Theres nothing wrong with the
    game, it works fine on my friends computer, he is running XP though. I
    also downloaded the most recent updates for KOTOR 2, so its definately
    not the game.

    When I click check hardware (KOTOR2's system check for compatibility)
    it says "there was an error receiving your system configuration" and
    when I click check details it gives the following result:

    [OS]
    Name=WinXP
    Version=Windows XP v5.1 build 2600 Service Pack 2
    Service Pack=Service Pack 2
    Status=Pass

    [SwapFiles]
    ?:\pagefile.sys=0

    [CPU]
    CPUCount=1
    CPUSpeed=1596
    CPUFamily=6
    CPUModel=14
    CPUStepping=12
    CPUVendor=Intel
    CPUName=Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2060 @ 1.60GHz
    Status=Warning

    [Memory]
    RAM=2048
    Status=Pass

    [Disk Free Space]
    C: (NTFS), UNICODE=8.38GB
    Status=Pass

    [CD-ROMs]
    DriveLetters=D:\,E:\
    Drives=MAT****A DVD/CDRW UJDA770 ATA Device

    [Video]
    Video Card Name=
    Video Memory=256
    Desktop Resolution=1280x800x32 @ 60Hz
    DirectX=DirectX 9.0c (4.09.00.0904)
    OpenGL Version=1.4.0 - Build 7.14.10.1504
    OpenGL Vendor=Intel
    OpenGL Renderer=Intel 945GM
    Vid Card Status=Warning
    Vid Card Driver Status=Pass
    GL Status=Pass
    DX Status=Pass

    [Audio]
    Sound Card Name=Speakers (High Definition Audio Device)
    Status=Pass

    While the CPU and the video card is in the yellow warning category it
    means that does not meet the recommended categoty, but it does meet the
    minimum system requirements.

    So if I pass from everything how comes the game crashes? Also I have
    Vista service pack 2, and my drivers all updated to the most recent
    versions...

    I do not understand why is it crashing all the time...
     
    sahaiel, Feb 14, 2010
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