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Keyoke
07-16-2011, 06:18 PM
Game runs fine (as far as I know) as long as movies are disabled. I just, uh, want to be able to watch them. If movies are enabled, I can't even get to the main menu. Just get the Lucasarts logo, then flashes back to my desktop with the Ebon Hawk splashscreen for a couple seconds (which then disappears). KOTOR continues to run, but alt-tabbing back to it does nothing.

Yes, I installed according to the second post with the blah blah, step by step from a clean install.

No, it's not cracked or anything. Legit copy, the 4-disk PC version.

Using Windows 7 in Boot Camp on a 2011 Macbook Pro, running the thing in XP SP2 compatibility mode as an administrator. Also did the Dantooine lag fix.

Here's my specs.

[SWKotOR]
ReportDateTime=7/16/2011 4:14:05 PM
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]
?:\pagefile.sys=0

[CPU]
CPUCount=8
CPUSpeed=2195
CPUFamily=6
CPUModel=10
CPUStepping=7
CPUVendor=Intel
CPUName= Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.20GHz
Status=Pass

[Memory]
RAM=1024
Status=Pass

[Disk Free Space]
C: (NTFS), UNICODE=90.84GB
E: (HFS)=75.40GB
Status=Pass

[CD-ROMs]
DriveLetters=D:\,F:\
Drives=OPTIARC DVD RW AD-5970H ATA Device

[Video]
Video Card Name=RDPDD Chained DD
Video Memory=4096
Desktop Resolution=1440x900x32 @ 60Hz
DirectX=DirectX (9.0+) (4.09.00.0904)
OpenGL Version=4.1.10428 Compatibility Profile Context
OpenGL Vendor=ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL Renderer=AMD Radeon HD 6750M
Vid Card Status=Warning
Vid Card Driver Status=Pass
GL Status=Pass
DX Status=Pass

[Audio]
Sound Card Name=Speakers (Cirrus Logic CS4206A (AB 29))
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]
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
Disable Movies=0

[Movies Shown]
Movie 0=0
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=1
Anti Aliasing=0
Texture Quality=2
Emitters=1
Grass=1
Soft Shadows=0
Shadows=1
Brightness=57
EnableHardwareMouse=1
FullScreen=1
AllowSoftShadows=1
RefreshRate=60
Width=1024
Height=768
Disable Vertex Buffer Objects=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

Q
07-17-2011, 04:55 PM
Modern AMD/ATI drivers don't support the KotOR games well, if at all, so you'll need to make them compatible. Download Catalyst 9.12 (http://www.oldapps.com/ati.php) and extracting it using 7-Zip. After extraction find the "atioglxx.dll" file and put it in your game folder (the one where the swkotor.exe is located).

You can also try downloading and installing ATI Tray Tools, and use them to create a game profile in which you set the Direct3d and OpenGL settings to "Auto Balanced".


It's also possible that the movie problem may be solved as simply as by adding support for 640x480 by setting up a custom resolution in your graphics driver control panel if it's not already supported.

Keyoke
07-17-2011, 06:27 PM
Modern AMD/ATI drivers don't support the KotOR games well, if at all, so you'll need to make them compatible. Download Catalyst 9.12 (http://www.oldapps.com/ati.php) and extracting it using 7-Zip. After extraction find the "atioglxx.dll" file and put it in your game folder (the one where the swkotor.exe is located).

You can also try downloading and installing ATI Tray Tools, and use them to create a game profile in which you set the Direct3d and OpenGL settings to "Auto Balanced".


It's also possible that the movie problem may be solved as simply as by adding support for 640x480 by setting up a custom resolution in your graphics driver control panel if it's not already supported.
Getting that file out of the Windows XP version of Catalyst 9.12 (the file extension was .dl_ rather than .dll) worked. I tried the Windows 7 x64 one first and that did not. I did also install ATI Tray Tools, but haven't done any fiddling with it. One of those two things worked, though, so I can now actually make it to the main menu. I'll start playing and see if any further problems arise.

Thanks for the help.