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Clint_johnston2
04-15-2008, 02:25 PM
The problem is with my video card. It is fully up to date and has the proper drivers. But here's what happens:
I boot up the game, it allows me to open one of my saves. I can tell if it will do this on the main menu because if I can, the animation will be working properly. If it is jerky and sped up, I know the game won't work.

In game the symptoms are: after about 5 minutes of gameplay (if I'm lucky) the highlights go black. then my character is frozen place, perhaps allowed some jerky movement before I have to force close the program.

If the main menu is jerky (as I mentioned above) I can load the save, but am given a black screen and am have to use Force close.

The scan hardware feature says my video specs do not meet recommended marks. Not bloody likely. Any ideas, anyone?

My specs:
[SWKotOR]
ReportDateTime=4/15/2008 2:07:18 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=2046

[CPU]
CPUCount=2
CPUSpeed=3015
CPUFamily=15
CPUModel=3
CPUStepping=3
CPUVendor=AMD
CPUName=AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+
Status=Pass

[Memory]
RAM=2048
Status=Pass

[Disk Free Space]
C: (NTFS), UNICODE=343.12GB
Status=Pass

[CD-ROMs]
DriveLetters=D:\
Drives=TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S202G

[Video]
Video Card Name=NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS
Video Memory=256
Desktop Resolution=1024x768x32 @ 60Hz
DirectX=DirectX 9.0c (4.09.00.0904)
OpenGL Version=2.1.2
OpenGL Vendor=NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL Renderer=GeForce 8600 GTS/PCI/SSE2/3DNOW!
NVidia Driver=6.14.11.6921
Vid Card Status=Warning
Vid Card Driver Status=Pass
GL Status=Pass
DX Status=Pass

[Audio]
Sound Card Name=Realtek HD Audio output
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]
Music Volume=85
Voiceover Volume=85
Sound Effects Volume=85
Movie Volume=85
Number 3D Voices=30
Number 2D Voices=64
2D3D Bias=1.50
EAX=2
Sound Init=0
Disable Sound=0
Force Software=0

[Graphics Options]
Grass=1
Shadows=0
EnableHardwareMouse=1
FullScreen=1
RefreshRate=60
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

[Game Options]
Enable Tooltips=1
Keyboard Camera Deceleration=2000.000000
Keyboard Camera Acceleration=500.000000
Keyboard Camera DPS=200.000000
TextureVariation=9
BodyVariation=0
AppearanceType=127
PCGender=1
GameCompleted=0
CurSithLord=0
Hide InGame GUI=0
Use Small Fonts=0
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=44
Difficulty Level=1
Auto Level Up NPCs=0
Mouse Look=0
AutoSave=1
EnableScreenShot=0
Reverse Mouse Buttons=0
Reverse Ingame YAxis=0
Reverse Minigame YAxis=0
Combat Movement=1
UnlockedPlanetSongs=3
TooltipDelay Sec=1
Disable Movies=0
EnableCheats=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
Action268=52
Action265=58
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=60
Action213=62
Action212=61
Action211=66
Action210=59
Action209=71
Action208=89
Action207=72
Action206=30
Action205=55
Action204=67

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

[Movies Shown]
Movie10=1
Movie 9=1
Movie 8=1
Movie 7=1
Movie 6=1
Movie 5=1
Movie 4=1
Movie 3=1
Movie 2=1
Movie 1=1
Movie 0=13

jonathan7
04-15-2008, 02:45 PM
Its a curious one, have you tryed the tips Jae listed in the other thread? I would suspect it most be a software issue if it happening on two computers. Have you tryed updating your version of Direct X? (Not that I've ever had any problems with your version on mine).

The game doesn't recognize my graphics card either, tho I have had no problems (with every setting maxed). Laptop or PC?

Clint_johnston2
04-15-2008, 08:13 PM
9.0c is the newest out, right? I also added updated component this afternoon that didn't work when I tried the game again, but I didn't reboot.

I also did all that stuff. (resolution, shadows, grass) I'll try it again from step one. Maybe it will work.

Jae Onasi
04-15-2008, 09:29 PM
I would reboot for sure--the new settings on your directX may not kick in til you do.
Turn every graphics setting to its lowest point and then add them back in one by one. If you're overclocking you might need to dial back to normal settings.

Clint_johnston2
04-16-2008, 12:31 AM
K. Did what you said. Only thing I left on was 2 AA (anti-aliasing).

12:18 AM - Started Game, everything appears normal.

12:21 AM - after having conducted several brief "computer adjustments" on droids, one of the menus for conducting such is glitchy and hesitates before allowing me to return to gameplay.

12:23 AM - Black highlights in cutscene with kreia, which is also a bit glitchy.
I used the mouse to conduct a quick scan of the room. When I was in position facing the door to Atton's holding cell, the back of my PC was now black.

12:24 AM - Attempted to open said holding cell door, and in process of the animation my character and the game froze. I had to use force close.

Clint_johnston2
04-16-2008, 10:06 AM
Many thanks to all for their suggestions and assistance.

I FINALLY got somewhere. both my KOTOR and KOTOR 2 TSL games are now working. Video wise anyhow. I found the answer on Lucasarts tech support forum. A user named Emkay1001 suggested to someone else with the same problem that they upgrade their processor drivers. He provided links (see below) and now the video on my game is working properly. Now if I could just learn how to be more evil some way, My dark side characters always suck!

AMD Athlon(TM) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor Driver Version 1.3.2.0053 for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 (x86 and x64) (http://www.amd.com/us-en/assets/content_type/utilities/amdcpusetup.exe)

AMD Dual-Core Optimizer (http://www.amd.com/us-en/assets/content_type/utilities/Setup.exe)