WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by Doffman, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. Doffman

    Doffman Guest

    While I'm playing WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne, Vista always restarts on
    me after I'm like 15 mins into the game. Before the restart, it freezes up
    and I get the BSOD (Blue Screen of Death).

    PC Specs -

    Intel® Centrino® Duo mobile technology with interrelated Intel® Core™ Duo
    mobile processor T2250, Intel® 945GM Express chipset, Intel® PRO/Wireless
    3945ABG network connection (802.11a/b/g) and extended battery life capability
    2GB PC4200 DDR2 SDRAM for multitasking power, expandable to 4GB; 533MHz
    frontside bus, 2MB L2 cache and 1.73GHz processor speed
    Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support records up to 8.5GB
    of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media;
    also supports DVD-RAM

    How can I stop this. Does Vista need a patch already? If so, when and where
    can I get it?
     
    Doffman, Apr 23, 2007
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    Paul Smith Guest

    What does the stop error say?

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    Paul Smith, Apr 23, 2007
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  3. 15 mins and a system crash makes me think you either have faulty memory or
    you are overheating.

    You could try downloading 3dmark03 or 3dmark05 and run it on your system and
    see if you get the crash when they run. You can get them for free at
    www.futuremark.com

    Seeing that you are using an Intel Graphics card, that might be your biggest
    problem.
     
    Dale M. White, Apr 23, 2007
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    Franco Guest

     
    Franco, May 17, 2007
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  5. Doffman

    Franco Guest

    oopss sorry for that one....

    i was about to say im having the same problem he's having..... and im using
    a laptop so i dont know if it's possible if i can change graphic cards...but
    if possible.. what kind of graphic card would u suggest? im really getting
    irritated because warcraft(specifically the DotA custom game) is the only
    game that im having this blue screen error... and i think overheat is not the
    issue coz i use to play 4 hours straight on a different game (Ragnarok
    Online, Tales of Pirates) and it doesnt crash on me..
     
    Franco, May 17, 2007
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  6. Normally, you can't change the graphics card. Sometimes you can do some
    minor upgrades. But normally it's whatever you have is what you got.

    Not sure why your game would be crashing, are you also playing on-line ?
    Maybe it's something that is tickling you're network and video card at the
    same time. Maybe it's a flakey memory chip or flaky video driver.

    I see the same weirdness when I overclock my PC. It's not a heat issue, but
    some games will play for hours and hours, while other games will crash in
    about 45 mins. or less. Might tweak around with the different settings as
    well, like running the game with 16bit color instead of 32
     
    Dale M. White, May 18, 2007
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    Franco Guest

    yeah i play online... i think it's fixed now... i just updated my graphic
    driver to the newer one and so far i played one round and i got to finish
    it... normally it only takes 15 mins. playing that game and it'll suddenly
    crash...

    i'll try to keep on testing it to see if updating drivers is the solution
     
    Franco, May 18, 2007
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    hellscreamer Guest

    Give this a shot , I found it worked for me .

    Make sure Warcraft is running in Administration mode ( right click -
    Compatibility - Show settings for all users - check run this program ...
    and pick Windows XP + check on the last box " Run this program as
    administrator )

    Go to your Power Options ( in Control Panel of course ) - click on "
    Change when the computer sleeps " - and then " Change advanced power
    settings . Change the setting of auto " Turn off hard disk after " to 0
    ( or never ) .

    I have been through this problem for a week , and looked for solutions
    online included from MS tech guys , but nothing worked . Somehow that
    silly little trick worked for me , if you watch careful , the game
    starts to have weird graphic problem after 20 mins of playing ... and
    then crashes !
     
    hellscreamer, Feb 28, 2008
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  9. well....
    i used to play DotA on my windows xp computer and then i upgraded and
    want to start playin dota again but im worried i will spend £20 o
    nothin bcos of it just failin and errorin and all tht plus i dont kno i
    i need Reign of Chaos to play on Frozen Throne battle.net cos thts wha
    i basically play and ive heard that there are patches online tht you ca
    download to help u play it on vista please if any1 can help me with an
    of those question please answer me bcos i want to start playin again i
    wos well fun :
     
    Jase Voutsinos, Nov 15, 2008
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    Warcraft_LOL Guest

    Hey, Nothing seems to be working, I had XP on my laptop before, then I
    decided to upgrade to Vista, and this is the error I get everytime I try
    to play Warcraft.
     
    Warcraft_LOL, Nov 28, 2008
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