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code65 05-20-2007 05:50 PM

I seem to be having a problem with freezing. When I leave the starting room (after reading the mail) and go down the elevator it plays a small cut scene. After the cut scene has finished it freezes, sound stops and I cant move but I can still go in the menu. Does anyone know why this happens and how I can fix it? I have the 1.01 patch installed.


Thrik 05-20-2007 07:47 PM

Not really sure without knowing more.

Have you tried enabling 3D acceleration in the options menu? Or disabling it, if it's already enabled. That's the only setting you can really modify that's likely to have any effect.

It's also possible although unlikely that your CD has been damaged. The easy way to test this is to try and copy the contents of your Grim Fandango CD to your hard drive; if it throws up a CRC error while copying, you can be sure the files on it have somehow become corrupted and you'll need to obtain a replacement for that file.

Weirdly, I had this problem years ago when I started the second disc, although the sound stuttered rather than froze. The weird part is that about a year ago it fixed itself, and the file was no longer corrupt.

code65 05-20-2007 08:46 PM

3D acceleration is on. When I very first started the game, right after the first cutscene I had a problem with the game and asked my friend who has it. He told me to turn it on and it fixed it. As for copying it to the hard drive I will try that and see what happens.

Edit: It didnt give a error when I put it on the hard drive.

Just incase it would make a difference I added my computer specs

Windoes XP Home
Intel Pentium 4 3.20 GHz
1GB ram
Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT
Direct X 9.0c

urluckyday 05-20-2007 10:22 PM

All I can tell you is all I can tell everyone else b/c personally, I haven't had too much wrong w/ my game (ever really). Try downloading the patch or running in compatability mode...if that doesn't what Thrik, sorry brah.

code65 05-21-2007 01:05 AM

"...or running in compatability mode" how would I do that? and I have the patch installed. I just did it without 3D acceleration but I seem to have a problem where the person you are playing gets duplicated and makes the game wierd. When 3D acceleration that problem is fixed but not the freezing problem.

urluckyday 05-21-2007 03:39 PM's what you are going to do...
Find the icon that you would click on (to start the game) in the start menu...right click and select "properties"...
From there, go to the "compatibility" tab...then select the box that says "Run this program in compatibility mode for:"
Then you can select whichever you want, but I recommend Windows 98...purely because the game was pretty much built for it...

code65 05-21-2007 06:24 PM

Ok the freezing problem seems to be fixed, thank you. I seem to have run into another problem though. After I change the boss answering thing I go back and talk to the lady to sign the work order. when I do the screen goes black forcing me to reboot. How would I fix that?

urluckyday 05-21-2007 07:48 PM

Like I said, that's all I can really is starting to sound like the disc has been corrupted...I'm really sorry, but I am truly out of ideas...anyone help this guy out?

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