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The Doctor
04-06-2007, 09:35 AM
I'm trying to re-play KotOR, but always end up shutting it down after two minutes because of the intense lag. I'm trying to find these so-called 'Non-Windows Generic OpenGL 1.4.0 drivers', but Google doesn't get me anywhere, because I simply don't know exactly where to go. I do a Google search (http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=Non-Windows+Generic+OpenGL+1.4.0+drivers&btnG=Google+Search&meta=), and get plenty of links, but they're all to solutions for Nvidia cards, or lead me to an impossible-to-navigate site that is supposed to be able to get me the drivers I need. Here are my system specs:

[SWKotOR]
ReportDateTime=4/6/2007 9:17:21 AM
SysInfoVersion=v1.00.60
GameExists=1
GameVersion=v1.03.514077
GameInstallLocation=C:\Program Files\LucasArts\SWKotOR\

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

[SwapFiles]
C:\pagefile.sys=756

[CPU]
CPUCount=1
CPUSpeed=2393
CPUFamily=15
CPUModel=3
CPUStepping=4
CPUVendor=Intel
CPUName= Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.40GHz
Status=Pass

[Memory]
RAM=504
Status=Warning

[Disk Free Space]
C: (NTFS), UNICODE=42.20GB
Status=Pass

[CD-ROMs]
DriveLetters=E:\
Drives=HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8527B

[Video]
Video Card Name=Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
Video Memory=64
Desktop Resolution=1024x768x32 @ 85Hz
DirectX=DirectX (9.0+) (4.09.00.0904)
OpenGL Version=1.3.0 - Build 4.14.10.4342
OpenGL Vendor=Intel
OpenGL Renderer=Intel 845G
Vid Card Status=Fail
Vid Card Driver Status=Pass
GL Status=Fail
DX Status=Pass

[Audio]
Sound Card Name=C-Media AC97 Audio Device
Status=Pass


;Game Options from swkotor.ini

[Sound Options]
Sound Init=0
Music Volume=85
Voiceover Volume=85
Sound Effects Volume=85
Movie Volume=100
Force Software=0
EAX=0
Disable Sound=0
Number 3D Voices=16
Number 2D Voices=24
Environment Effects Level=0.60
2D3D Bias=1.50
Environment Effects=1
Environment Effects Nonstreaming=1
Environment Effects Streaming=1

[Game Options]
GUIsInScreenShot=1
EnableScreenShot=0
Reverse Mouse Buttons=0
Hide InGame GUI=0
Use Small Fonts=0
Keyboard Camera Deceleration=2000.000000
Keyboard Camera Acceleration=500.000000
Keyboard Camera DPS=200.000000
Hide Unequippable=0
Tutorial Popups=1
Subtitles=1
Mini Map=1
Floating Numbers=1
Status Summary=1
Enable Mouse Teleporting To Buttons=1
Mouse Sensitivity=33
Auto Level Up NPCs=0
Mouse Look=0
AutoSave=1
Reverse Minigame YAxis=0
Combat Movement=1
Enable Tooltips=1
Difficulty Level=1
TooltipDelay Sec=1.000000
Memory Access=1
Memory Level=1

[Movies Shown]
Movie 0=16
Movie 1=0
Movie 2=0
Movie 3=0
Movie 4=0
Movie 5=0
Movie 6=0
Movie 7=0
Movie 8=0
Movie 9=0
Movie10=0

[Alias]
HD0=.\
OVERRIDE=.\Override
TEMP=.\Temp
MODULES=.\Modules
LOGS=.\Logs
LOCALVAULT=.\LocalVault
DMVAULT=.\DMVault
SERVERVAULT=.\ServerVault
STREAMMUSIC=.\StreamMusic
TEMPCLIENT=.\Tempclient
SAVES=.\saves
CURRENTGAME=.\currentgame
TEXTUREPACKS=.\texturepacks
STREAMWAVES=.\StreamWaves

[Graphics Options]
V-Sync=1
Anisotropy=1
Frame Buffer=0
Anti Aliasing=0
Texture Quality=1
Emitters=1
Grass=0
Soft Shadows=0
Shadows=0
Brightness=57
EnableHardwareMouse=1
FullScreen=1

[Autopause Options]
Mine Sighted=1
End Of Combat Round=0
Enemy Sighted=1
Party Killed=1
Action Menu=0
New Target Selected=1

[config]
firstrun=0

[Keymapping]
Action286B=8
Action286A=7
Action285B=10
Action285A=9
Action284B=54
Action284A=51
Action283B=54
Action283A=51
Action282B=69
Action282A=73
Action281B=53
Action281A=76
Action280B=69
Action280A=73
Action265=52
Action264=57
Action263=43
Action262=85
Action261=84
Action260=83
Action259=82
Action258=81
Action257=80
Action256=79
Action255=78
Action254=77
Action253=31
Action245=75
Action244=55
Action243=67
Action242=74
Action241=87
Action240=56
Action239=68
Action238=82
Action236=83
Action234=81
Action232=80
Action230=79
Action228=78
Action226=77
Action225=70
Action224=90
Action223=31
Action222=25
Action221=24
Action220=29
Action219=28
Action218=42
Action217=87
Action216=65
Action215=63
Action214=62
Action213=60
Action212=61
Action211=66
Action210=59
Action209=71
Action208=89
Action207=72
Action206=30
Action205=55
Action204=67

I know that my Graphics Card isn't up to snuff, but that's never been a problem before. I don't know why my computer suddenly isn't up to specs for the game - this time last year, it ran fine. I haven't upgraded/updated my hardware in that time - and I'm reasonably sure my Dad and Brother haven't been messing with it. If I need to, I'll upgrade my card, but I don't see why I'd have to all of a sudden.

A little help would be greatly appreciated - preferably a direct link to a download, not another link to a site that I won't be able to navigate. :xp:

The Doctor
06-19-2007, 03:15 PM
Ok, I think I've waited long enough for an answer to validate bringing the issue up again. Anyone able or willing to help? At all?

stoffe
06-20-2007, 08:10 AM
I'm trying to re-play KotOR, but always end up shutting it down after two minutes because of the intense lag.

I know that my Graphics Card isn't up to snuff, but that's never been a problem before. I don't know why my computer suddenly isn't up to specs for the game - this time last year, it ran fine.

If your computer did run the game decently before without any different hardware it might be a driver issue. KOTOR is an old game which doesn't seem to be very "forward compatible" all the time. I noticed that I had to use older versions of the OpenGL drivers for my ATI Radeon card for KOTOR 1 to play at all without crashing every 5 minutes, like it did with the latest drivers. Fortunately it was enough to drop the OpenGL DLL file in the KOTOR game folder to make the game use it.

I haven't used any Intel graphics cards so I'm not sure if the same applies there.

Are you using the drivers found here (http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/intel845g/)?


If I need to, I'll upgrade my card, but I don't see why I'd have to all of a sudden.

If you want to use your computer to play games that might be a good idea regardless, most games only tend to have decent support for nVidia and ATI/AMD graphics cards nowadays. And it would probably make the games look a lot prettier. If you don't need state of the art graphics cards you won't have to sell your soul to be able to afford them either. :)

stingerhs
06-20-2007, 11:49 AM
If you want to use your computer to play games that might be a good idea regardless, most games only tend to have decent support for nVidia and ATI/AMD graphics cards nowadays. And it would probably make the games look a lot prettier. If you don't need state of the art graphics cards you won't have to sell your soul to be able to afford them either. :)i agree. if you have an open PCI-Express x16 slot on your motherboard, this card (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127286[/url) is a great solution that will give you a huge performance increase while letting you use DirectX 10 effects (if you upgrade to Vista down the road, at least). that is one heck of a good price, too.

if you don't have a PCI-E x16 slot, my guess is that you should at least have an AGP 8x slot. for that, i can recommend this card (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143069) or this card (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103017). and either of those cards will give you a huge performance increase without breaking the bank.

hope that helps. ;)

Arátoeldar
06-20-2007, 01:15 PM
Try adding

Disable Vertex Buffer Objects=1

under Graphics Options