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Please Please Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Hardware, Software & Troubleshooting' started by kowalski, Mar 24, 2000.

  1. kowalski

    kowalski New Member

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    Please help me some1!!!!!!!

    I cant get Unreal to run at all. When i try to start the game, it crashes an gives me an error message usaully of the 'General Protection Fault' or 'Assertion Failed' type.
    The furthest i've got is, is picking your character then, when i try to begin the game, it crashes.

    In total there are at least 5 different error messages that i get!

    I've tried lots of things, but none of them have been successful. I have all the latest drivers for my hardware. I have checked using DirectX diagnostic tool, the only thing it comes up with is that my Soundcard drivers aren't certified.

    My hardware is as follows:
    AMD K6-2 333Mhz
    Gigabyte GA-5SG100 mainboard
    STB Velocity 4400 16mb TNT
    128mb Ram
    SoundBlaster PCI64
    8Gb hard drive
    56k modem (ISA)

    Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated. If necessary i could mail screen dumps of error messages.
     
  2. Thar T'Pak [=AA=]

    Thar T'Pak [=AA=] New Member

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    Have you tried going into safe mode?

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  3. kowalski

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    Yes i have, but it can be tempremental aswell, it usualy runs ok - so i am led to think that it could be a possible sound card compatability issue as SafeMode runs without sound?
     
  4. [BuF]Wacky

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    Have you tried reinstalling UT and/or Windows?
    I had a similar problem for a while and reinstalling windows did the trick /~unreal/ubb/html/smile.gif


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  5. kowalski

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    Cheers, i'll try that, but my install of windowsis not that old so i dont know if that'll work. I was told that dodgy memory could be to blame, but i think it could be a compatability problem between my soundcard and rest of system?
     
  6. Little-Zen

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    that's possible. do you have the most recent drivers for your sound.vid card and all that?

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  7. kowalski

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    yeah, i've got all the latest drivers from the manufacturers. The only thing, as i said before, is that the SoundBlaster driver isn't Microsoft DirectX certified.
    Would this make such a drastic difference???

    I thought about a motherboard bios update - i'm willing to try anything! It seems that there is nothing that'll get it to work /~unreal/ubb/html/frown.gif

    I did hear that u can get a OpenGL wrapper for Glide though and i thought about trying that.
     
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    Having the driver certified doesn't really make much of a difference.

    If you haven't tried using the new 5.08 detonator drivers, I'd suggest those, even though they're beta, or maybe the 3.68 ones.

    Also, yeah, if there's a BIOS update available, do it. It's not as drastica measure as you'd think, and updating the BIOS can help solve lots of weird compatibility issues.

    Don't mess with any of those wrappers. They're useful, but a lot of them put useless overhead on your system that can slow down performance. I wouldn't recommend using them at all.


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  9. kowalski

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    thanx for the help. I'll get the bios update asap.
    I'll try those new detonator drivers aswell.
    thanx again - its much appreciated /~unreal/ubb/html/smile.gif
     
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    I hope it works for you. I forgot to mention, you can get those 5.08 drivers from http://www.reactorcritical.com/

    ;-)

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    cheers again for all your help! /~unreal/ubb/html/smile.gif
    hopefully that'll get it sorted and i can actualy play the dang game!!!!!

    thanx /~unreal/ubb/html/smile.gif
     
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    aaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...........well guess what! it still doesn't work /~unreal/ubb/html/frown.gif sob sob
    i'm actualy pulling my hair out.

    The detonator drivers didn't make a difference and there doesn't seem to be abios update for my motherboard, although i did notice something rather strange going on.
    I have a gigabyte GA-5SG100 motherboard, but on boot up, it says that its a GA-586SG motherboard! what the hell?????

    i'm convinced that there's some sort of conflict going on, either in software or hardware.

    I read tonight that Visual Basic runtime files could affect UnrealEditor to the point that it wouldn't load or it was caused to crash - perhaps i have a similar problem as i do have VB6 Proffessional edition installed on my machine.

    I just dont know whats left to try /~unreal/ubb/html/frown.gif
     
  13. Casper

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    I got a lot of errors too, including that assertion error. Evidently on some CDROMS the install reads a lot of copy protection intentional errors (grr. $#@$ copy prot!). How I got it to work was copying the whole CD to my hard drive and installing off that. Worked perfect.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    VB could be causing an issue, but if you have 225f of unreal, I wouldn't think so.

    Your motherboard, however, well, that does sound like a problem. If the board is one thing but the BIOS identifies it as another, you might want to get in touch with gigabyte's technical support, it could be a BIOS problem or something like that - they would know how to fix it.

    Sorry I couldn't give you better news on that one.

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    Thanx Casper, i'll give it ago and get back to u. sounds like it might just work

    i think i will also try to contact gigabyte over this one, but i think that might be a dead end anyway cause its a discontinued model? /~unreal/ubb/html/frown.gif

    thanx once again guys
     
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    thats it, i'm gonna give up. /~unreal/ubb/html/frown.gif

    Thanx casper for the idea of copying the CD to hard disk first but it hasn't solved the problem. It actualy did start up fine but when i tried to change the resolution it crashed with an error message - which ahs always been the case if it didn't crash on loading
     
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    You know, if you are really desperate to get UT running you could just try wiping out your entire machine and do a clean reboot.
    If have a problem I just can't get around I'll do this........ but it's reserved for extreme cases only.

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    its the original Unreal, NOT UnrealTourament that i'm having problems with
     
  20. Little-Zen

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    try that new 226A patch, see if that helps?

    otherwise, sorry I couldn't help. ;-(

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