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StaffSaberist 09-13-2007 10:45 PM

3D Acceleration Crashes Game
I decided to do some retro-gaming today, taking advantage of being home sick, but I ended up doing more debugging than playing. And I still can't get it.

It seems that any time I turn on 3D Accel for 16-bit textures, the game crashes as soon as I try to return to game/load a level. I've tried all resolutions, the "buffer in memory" option, and all that, and none work with 3D on. I need this on for JK to look normal - otherwise, really kick-butt levels like Spiral's "Haven" levels look all fruity and pixelated. I've also tried using Compatibility Mode with no luck. Is my PC too good for retro nowadays?

Everything related to performance:

nVidia e-GeForce 7800
AMD Athlon 64 3700+
3 GB DDR Memory

I'm thinking it may be the GPU, since I upgraded from the 6600 not too long ago. This is a depressing thought: I may not be able to JK anymore! Anyone know of a fix for this?

Hyde_ 09-15-2007 02:03 PM

look, i play JK in a really old comp, so i never even tryed to set things to make it run in a new comp... but i know people who figured out how to make it work in the most modern comps out there (with win vista and all)
so i know it can be done... but idk how... (i'll see if i can get some of these guys to help you out)

Akanwa 09-19-2007 08:44 AM

Hey have you tried disabling the aiming crosshair? I had the exact same prob as you. Modern gear and all. I tried everything I could think of, then I turned off the crosshair and the game runs fine. Problem now is I can't aim well at distant objects! (but that could just be me....)

StaffSaberist 09-19-2007 11:38 PM

That did it! Major props to you for that fix. :D

You are awesome.

Next question, the next logical step and one I don't think anyone can answer: What the HELL does the crosshair have to do with 3D Acceleration

Akanwa 09-20-2007 02:21 AM

Thanks. Stumbled on it by total accident. I'm trying to remember back to when this game first came out. Wasn't the crosshair really clean and defined? Almost like a vector effect rather than being a sprite overlayed on the HUD.... Maybe I'm way off, and it still doesn't explain why it would kill the game...Baffling.

Anyone ???

acdcfanbill 09-20-2007 07:00 PM

I'm no expert, but my guess is, that in 3D Accel mode, they used some call or function in the old version of DirectX to draw the crosshair with transparency, and then in subsequent DirectX versions, what they used was phased out, so now that you have DirectX 9.0c or w/e, it tries to call the old function which throws some exception and the engine quits.

JKLE_Cougar 09-21-2007 01:33 PM

Yo there is a way to fix this

download the latest unoffical patch for JK

I had the same problem this fixes it

StaffSaberist 09-21-2007 07:25 PM

Heck, not only does this fix it, it fixed the problem I was about to post (namely, crash every time I try to load anything. :D

Thanks a lot. :)

JKLE_Cougar 09-22-2007 01:01 AM


Also if you play MP it adds Team Chat which is very usefull in CTF... incase anyone was interested :)

StaffSaberist 09-23-2007 01:48 PM

Wait... loading is still messed up. If I die, I can instantly reload the last save (as it's supposed to), but if I start up the game and go to the SP load menu... the load will crash the game. :(

JKLE_Cougar 09-23-2007 02:35 PM

it could be a bad file maybe?

StaffSaberist 09-23-2007 03:58 PM

Every time?

JKLE_Cougar 09-24-2007 05:43 PM

hmmm not sure maybe you should ask on the hub

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