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Wolvish1
09-07-2005, 02:13 AM
Or, for that matter, Neverwinter Nights. I've had this problem since I installed service pack 2 for XP (Yeah, I know...).

Every time I click on "game" it crashes to desktop and sends microsoft an error report. I can update fine, I can change the configuration fine. I've even tried upgrading my video card, but even brand-new drivers don't help. It's the exact same thing for all three games, and what I want to know is, does anyone know of this problem? Is there a work-around? I'm going through withdrawl here... :)

Prime
09-07-2005, 10:00 AM
Make sure you have the firewall turned off.

stingerhs
09-07-2005, 10:06 AM
not to be rude or anything, but......
http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/623/compspecs4la.jpg
;)

Wolvish1
09-07-2005, 12:17 PM
Yeah, sorry about that. Comp specs:

[SWKotOR]
ReportDateTime=9/7/2005 12:13:04 PM
SysInfoVersion=v1.00.60
GameExists=1
GameVersion=v2.10.427
GameInstallLocation=C:\Program Files\LucasArts\SWKotOR2\

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

[SwapFiles]
C:\pagefile.sys=0

[CPU]
CPUCount=1
CPUSpeed=2000
CPUFamily=6
CPUModel=8
CPUStepping=1
CPUVendor=AMD
CPUName=AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2400+
Status=Pass

[Memory]
RAM=1024
Status=Pass

[Disk Free Space]
C: (NTFS), UNICODE=31.68GB
E: (FAT32), UNICODE=2.05GB
Status=Pass

[CD-ROMs]
DriveLetters=D:\
Drives=ARTEC WSM-52X,MITSUMI CR-487ETE,MITSUMI CR-487ETE,MITSUMI CR-48XGTE

[Video]
Video Card Name=RADEON X700 Series
Video Memory=512
Desktop Resolution=1280x1024x32 @ 85Hz
DirectX=DirectX 9.0c (4.09.00.0904)
OpenGL Version=2.0.5279 WinXP Release
OpenGL Vendor=ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL Renderer=RADEON X700 PRO x86/MMX/3DNow!/SSE
ATI Driver=6.14.10.6561
Vid Card Status=Pass
Vid Card Driver Status=Pass
GL Status=Pass
DX Status=Pass

[Audio]
Sound Card Name=Vinyl AC'97 Codec Combo Driver (WDM)
Status=Pass


;Game Options from swkotor2.ini

[Display Options]
FullScreen=1
Disable Movies=0
Disable Intro Movies=0
Sort Modules=1
Width=640
Height=480
BitsPerPixels=32
RefreshRate=60

[Sound Options]
Sound Init=1
Disable Sound=0
Force Software=0

[Graphics Options]
EnableHardwareMouse=1
FullScreen=1
RefreshRate=75
Width=1024
Height=768
Emitters=1
Anisotropy=1
Frame Buffer=1
Soft Shadows=0
Brightness=57
V-Sync=0
Texture Quality=2
Anti Aliasing=0
AllowSoftShadows=1

[Game Options]
Disable Movies=0

[config]
firstrun=0

Error message: (straight from the microsoft error reporting function)

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16"?>
<DATABASE>
<EXE NAME="swkotor2.exe" FILTER="GRABMI_FILTER_PRIVACY">
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="binkw32.dll" SIZE="347136" CHECKSUM="0x468E384D" BIN_FILE_VERSION="1.5.21.0" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="1.5.21.0" PRODUCT_VERSION="1.6b" FILE_DESCRIPTION="RAD Video Tools" COMPANY_NAME="RAD Game Tools, Inc." PRODUCT_NAME="Bink and Smacker" FILE_VERSION="1.6b" LEGAL_COPYRIGHT="Copyright (C) 1994-2003, RAD Game Tools, Inc." VERFILEDATEHI="0x0" VERFILEDATELO="0x0" VERFILEOS="0x0" VERFILETYPE="0x1" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" UPTO_BIN_FILE_VERSION="1.5.21.0" UPTO_BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="1.5.21.0" LINK_DATE="12/10/2003 03:57:42" UPTO_LINK_DATE="12/10/2003 03:57:42" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="launcher.exe" SIZE="477696" CHECKSUM="0x8775BAFD" BIN_FILE_VERSION="2.0.0.0" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="2.0.0.0" PRODUCT_VERSION="2.0.0.0" FILE_DESCRIPTION="Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords" COMPANY_NAME="Obsidian Entertainment, Inc." PRODUCT_NAME="Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords" FILE_VERSION="2.0.0.0" ORIGINAL_FILENAME="" INTERNAL_NAME="Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords" LEGAL_COPYRIGHT="© 2004 Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. or Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. BioWare Odyssey Engine © 2001 - 2004 BioWare Corp. All rights reserved." VERFILEDATEHI="0x0" VERFILEDATELO="0x0" VERFILEOS="0x4" VERFILETYPE="0x1" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" UPTO_BIN_FILE_VERSION="2.0.0.0" UPTO_BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="2.0.0.0" LINK_DATE="01/18/2005 02:10:33" UPTO_LINK_DATE="01/18/2005 02:10:33" VER_LANGUAGE="English (United States) [0x409]" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="Mss32.dll" SIZE="374272" CHECKSUM="0x6C7E9BC3" BIN_FILE_VERSION="6.6.7.0" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="6.6.7.0" PRODUCT_VERSION="6.6g" FILE_DESCRIPTION="Miles Sound System" COMPANY_NAME="RAD Game Tools, Inc." PRODUCT_NAME="Miles Sound System" FILE_VERSION="6.6g" LEGAL_COPYRIGHT="Copyright (C) 1991-2004, RAD Game Tools, Inc." VERFILEDATEHI="0x0" VERFILEDATELO="0x0" VERFILEOS="0x0" VERFILETYPE="0x1" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" UPTO_BIN_FILE_VERSION="6.6.7.0" UPTO_BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="6.6.7.0" LINK_DATE="12/11/2004 06:35:28" UPTO_LINK_DATE="12/11/2004 06:35:28" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="Patchw32.dll" SIZE="205312" CHECKSUM="0xE654B2E" BIN_FILE_VERSION="8.0.0.0" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="8.0.0.0" PRODUCT_VERSION="8.00" FILE_DESCRIPTION="RTPatch Executable" COMPANY_NAME="Pocket Soft, Inc." PRODUCT_NAME="RTPatch" FILE_VERSION="8.00" INTERNAL_NAME="" LEGAL_COPYRIGHT="(C) Copyright Pocket Soft, Inc., 2003. All Rights Reserved." VERFILEDATEHI="0x0" VERFILEDATELO="0x0" VERFILEOS="0x4" VERFILETYPE="0x2" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" UPTO_BIN_FILE_VERSION="8.0.0.0" UPTO_BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="8.0.0.0" LINK_DATE="10/24/2003 17:52:06" UPTO_LINK_DATE="10/24/2003 17:52:06" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="swconfig.exe" SIZE="897536" CHECKSUM="0x623C0BFE" BIN_FILE_VERSION="1.0.0.6" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="1.0.0.6" PRODUCT_VERSION="1.0.0.0" FILE_DESCRIPTION="" COMPANY_NAME="" PRODUCT_NAME="" FILE_VERSION="1.0.0.6" ORIGINAL_FILENAME="" INTERNAL_NAME="" LEGAL_COPYRIGHT="" VERFILEDATEHI="0x0" VERFILEDATELO="0x0" VERFILEOS="0x4" VERFILETYPE="0x1" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" UPTO_BIN_FILE_VERSION="1.0.0.6" UPTO_BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="1.0.0.6" LINK_DATE="02/26/2005 02:01:20" UPTO_LINK_DATE="02/26/2005 02:01:20" VER_LANGUAGE="English (United States) [0x409]" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="swkotor2.exe" SIZE="13807616" CHECKSUM="0x5F260F3C" BIN_FILE_VERSION="2.1.0.0" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="2.1.0.0" PRODUCT_VERSION="2.1.0.0" FILE_DESCRIPTION="Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords" COMPANY_NAME="Obsidian Entertainment, Inc." PRODUCT_NAME="Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords" FILE_VERSION="2.1.0.0" ORIGINAL_FILENAME="swkotor2.exe" INTERNAL_NAME="Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords" LEGAL_COPYRIGHT="© 2004 Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. or Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. BioWare Odyssey Engine © 2001 - 2004 BioWare Corp. All rights reserved." VERFILEDATEHI="0x0" VERFILEDATELO="0x0" VERFILEOS="0x40004" VERFILETYPE="0x1" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" UPTO_BIN_FILE_VERSION="2.1.0.0" UPTO_BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="2.1.0.0" LINK_DATE="04/07/2005 19:23:38" UPTO_LINK_DATE="04/07/2005 19:23:38" VER_LANGUAGE="English (United States) [0x409]" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="swupdate.exe" SIZE="1515520" CHECKSUM="0x62B34D4C" BIN_FILE_VERSION="2.0.1.0" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="2.0.1.0" PRODUCT_VERSION="2.01" FILE_DESCRIPTION="Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords Update Program" COMPANY_NAME="Obsidian Entertainment, Inc." PRODUCT_NAME="swupdate" FILE_VERSION="2.01" ORIGINAL_FILENAME="swupdate.exe" LEGAL_COPYRIGHT="Used under license by Obsidian Entertainment, Inc. Original Copyright 2003 BioWare Corp." VERFILEDATEHI="0x0" VERFILEDATELO="0x0" VERFILEOS="0x4" VERFILETYPE="0x1" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" UPTO_BIN_FILE_VERSION="2.0.1.0" UPTO_BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="2.0.1.0" LINK_DATE="04/11/2005 19:54:50" UPTO_LINK_DATE="04/11/2005 19:54:50" VER_LANGUAGE="English (United States) [0x409]" />
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="utils\swstub.exe" SIZE="33280" CHECKSUM="0x21D34B47" BIN_FILE_VERSION="2.0.0.0" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="2.0.0.0" PRODUCT_VERSION="2.00" FILE_DESCRIPTION="Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords Patch Program" COMPANY_NAME="Obsidian Entertainment, Inc." PRODUCT_NAME="swstub" FILE_VERSION="2.00" ORIGINAL_FILENAME="swstub.exe" LEGAL_COPYRIGHT="Used under license by Obsidian Entertainment, Inc. Original Copyright 2003 BioWare Corp." VERFILEDATEHI="0x0" VERFILEDATELO="0x0" VERFILEOS="0x40004" VERFILETYPE="0x1" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x0" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" UPTO_BIN_FILE_VERSION="2.0.0.0" UPTO_BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="2.0.0.0" LINK_DATE="01/13/2005 02:18:28" UPTO_LINK_DATE="01/13/2005 02:18:28" VER_LANGUAGE="English (United States) [0x409]" />
</EXE>
<EXE NAME="a3d.dll" FILTER="GRABMI_FILTER_THISFILEONLY">
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="a3d.dll" SIZE="98304" CHECKSUM="0xCE3814C1" BIN_FILE_VERSION="2.9.0.0" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="2.9.0.0" PRODUCT_VERSION="2.09" FILE_DESCRIPTION="Aureal A3D 1.x DLL" COMPANY_NAME="Aureal Semiconductor" PRODUCT_NAME="A3D Interactive DLL" FILE_VERSION="2.09" ORIGINAL_FILENAME="a3d.dll" INTERNAL_NAME="A3D" LEGAL_COPYRIGHT="Copyright © 1996-1999 Aureal Semiconductor" VERFILEDATEHI="0x0" VERFILEDATELO="0x0" VERFILEOS="0x4" VERFILETYPE="0x2" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x238AB" LINKER_VERSION="0x0" UPTO_BIN_FILE_VERSION="2.9.0.0" UPTO_BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="2.9.0.0" LINK_DATE="08/18/2001 05:33:38" UPTO_LINK_DATE="08/18/2001 05:33:38" VER_LANGUAGE="English (United States) [0x409]" />
</EXE>
<EXE NAME="kernel32.dll" FILTER="GRABMI_FILTER_THISFILEONLY">
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="kernel32.dll" SIZE="983552" CHECKSUM="0x4CE79457" BIN_FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.2180" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.2180" PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.2180" FILE_DESCRIPTION="Windows NT BASE API Client DLL" COMPANY_NAME="Microsoft Corporation" PRODUCT_NAME="Microsoft® Windows® Operating System" FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)" ORIGINAL_FILENAME="kernel32" INTERNAL_NAME="kernel32" LEGAL_COPYRIGHT="© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved." VERFILEDATEHI="0x0" VERFILEDATELO="0x0" VERFILEOS="0x40004" VERFILETYPE="0x2" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0xFF848" LINKER_VERSION="0x50001" UPTO_BIN_FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.2180" UPTO_BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.2180" LINK_DATE="08/04/2004 07:56:36" UPTO_LINK_DATE="08/04/2004 07:56:36" VER_LANGUAGE="English (United States) [0x409]" />
</EXE>
</DATABASE>

stingerhs
09-08-2005, 12:28 AM
ahh, gotcha. the main problem lies with the drivers for the Bink movie player. you'll need two things: WinZip and the latest video drivers from ATI.

now, open the driver .exe file in WinZip. scroll down until you find the "binkw32.dl_" file. double-click on it. a new window should open up, allowing you to extract "binkw32.dll". extract it to your NWN, swkotor, and swkotor2 directories. if it asks you to overwrite an existing file, go right ahead.

that should fix the problem. if it doesn't, try disabling movies in your 'Configuration' settings.

hope that helps. :)

Wolvish1
09-08-2005, 01:06 AM
Well, winzip wouldn't let me open the newest driver files from ATI, it's a self-extracting .exe but neither winzip nor winrar could access it. So I tried copying some of the other binkw32.dll's from games that DO work, and those all cause the exact same error as what was already there.

All the .dll download sites I've found online have older versions of the file as well. Sigh, will try turning off movies, but that's a little ridiculous...

Thanks for the help!

stingerhs
09-08-2005, 01:08 AM
edit: open WinZip first. then open the file straight from WinZip. this should work as i've done this countless times in the past.

Wolvish1
09-08-2005, 01:15 AM
tried that, I might need to update my winzip version. Also, disabling the movies doesn't help - still generates the exact same error message.

What bakes my noodle is, I had this problem with my old nVidea GeForce FX 5200 as well, updating my video card didn't seem to help. And these three games are the ONLY ones that don't work. Civ3 still works, Vampire: Bloodlines works fine, everything with a binkw32.dll works fine except all the ones built on the NWN engine...

I'll try updating winzip (I'm still using 8.0), and try extracting that file again.

Thanks!

TheOssusKeeper
09-08-2005, 08:18 AM
it should've worked with your GeForce FX 5200, that's what I'm using to play the games and it works fine...

you may need to remove the games then make sure you have all the vid. updates in place, then re-install the games... I had a similar problem and thats what LA tech told me to do and it worked... may work for you too...

Wolvish1
09-13-2005, 10:36 AM
I haven't actually tried completely uninstalling and reinstalling the games yet, though I did try everything else suggested here. So far nothing seems to help. I did try reinstalling Neverwinter Nights at one point (didn't test until I'd installed the second expansion though), and that didn't help any.

I'm wondering if something else I put in caused it to mess up? It didn't begin right after the XP service pack 2 install (I know I played KOTOR2 after that), so does anyone know of anything else that causes conflicts? Media players, other games, etc?

Thanks again!

Det. Bart Lasiter
09-13-2005, 07:06 PM
Were there any other programs installed around the time of the crashes?

SITHSLAYER133
09-26-2005, 02:51 AM
i had this problem i did a drive scan fix and it fixed it