View Full Version : Help! The game keeps freezing!

03-07-2003, 04:52 PM
I have no idea why. I just got this game today, I just started playing it (as in, right after the beginning cutsecene) and I try to look in the inventory. It freezes. I have to restart my computer. I tried changing my resolution, but that didn't do anything.

So I go to this forum, hoping to find something. I downloaded the patch, and I reinstalled DirectX v.6, but those didn't help either.

Any ideas?! :confused:

Tall Guy
03-10-2003, 03:18 PM
what are your system specs?

try running it in 16 bit color depth

03-10-2003, 04:28 PM
I'm running an almost-new, home built computer at 1.7 ghz, with about 500 meg of RAM.

However, I think I discovered the problem, yesterday. Examining the disk, I found a large scratch (No, wait, a gouge)
in the middle of it. This made me particularly mad, as it's brand new. Amazon.com will feel my wrath!!! :mad:

03-10-2003, 04:57 PM
Yes. Amazon do indeed suck. I ordered a CD and a Maths text book. They sent me a scratched CD and a Physics text book.

Tall Guy
03-10-2003, 05:28 PM
yeah the scratch is probably the cause, let us know how you get on :)

04-01-2003, 11:14 PM
Recently I have installed GF again on winXP SP1 Eng, GeFOrce2MX, DX9.0 and having a freezing problem. I haven't applied a 1.01 patch yet, and I wonder it helps. This games had worked a few years ago on Win98 machine.

Does GF run on WindowsXP ?

04-03-2003, 01:29 AM
GF does indeed run on XP (I would install the patch if I was you), and CPU Killer helped me through my troubles. Hooray.

04-04-2003, 08:31 AM
Burge - what do you mean "CPU Killer" ? Thanx.

04-04-2003, 08:57 AM
He means this (http://www.cpukiller.com/products/cpukiller/).

04-04-2003, 02:03 PM
Thanx ! I will try .... BTW, I really like Tentacles, and I hope I can play again on a newer platform.

01-06-2006, 10:55 PM
Hi, my game also froze up when I went to the inventory, only I don't have a gouge in my CD. I tried downloading the patch, but that didn't seem to solve anything, so now I'm stuck with a saved frozen game. Any ideas?


01-07-2006, 04:35 AM
The easiest thing to do is to start another game or load another saved game. I'ver never been able to unfreeze a frozen game.

02-05-2006, 02:34 PM
im runing xp sp2 direct x 9 installed the patch played through the first disc fine but wheni wint to play the second it crashs all the time

03-07-2006, 12:38 AM
Hi Laura, have a look at this:


HT problem.

It fixed my problem on constant game hanging, I couldn't even get out of the room properly without this, or at times couldn't even move.