KOTOR2 won't start
Whenever I start press GAME on the launcher nothing happens. The launcher closes and in the task manager I can see that the memory usage of swkotor2.exe is always around 9,000 K. Also, the first time I tried to start the game, it did a hardware scan, and opened the configuration screen, and created two .ini files in my install dir. This only happened the first time after each install I have tried reinstalling the game several times and that didn't work.
I can run kotor 1 perfectly fine on my pc, so the system requirements aren't a problem. I am using Windows XP Service Pack 3.
And now for the obligatory canned response.
Try using the game's configuration utility to post your system specs:
That report is from KotOR 1. I need the one from TSL. Just paste it into the above post above, replacing the one from KotOR 1.
Ok, I did it.
My god. That's, like, a pre-GMA Intel GPU. It's a miracle that KotOR can run on that in any capacity. Seriously.
1) You need to go into your graphics driver control panel and set the flipping policy to blit under 3D options.
2) Set Fullscreen and the Width and Height to the same values under both [Display Options] and [Graphics Options].
I did what you said, but it still does the same thing. Menory usage goes up to about 9000 K and nothing happens.
Is the optical drive with the game disk in it spinning up when you try to start the game?
I think my graphics card may be incompatible with the game, though I have no idea why. Are the system requirements for Kotor 1 and Kotor 2 the same?
Yes, they use the same engine.
Your GPU lacks hardware transform and lighting and has no shaders. It's a minor miracle that it'll run KotOR 1 at all. Try using 3D-Analyze to emulate hardware T&L in the game.
I'm having a similar problem with my KoTOR2. The launcher starts up, but when I click on Game, the disk spins, then stops and nothing happens, and in task manager swkotor2.exe is always around 12,000 K. When I first got the game (In 2006) It ran fine and I played it regularly, then I didn't touch it until about 2010 , and this problem started. I was following what you said and here is my Scan hardware report. (I can run KoTOR 1 on my computer as well)
ReportDateTime=30/05/2012 7:12:51 PM
Version=Windows XP v5.1 build 2600 Service Pack 3
Service Pack=Service Pack 3
CPUName= Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
[Disk Free Space]
C: (NTFS), UNICODE=72.61GB
Drives=HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B,HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B,SONY DVD-ROM DDU1615
Video Card Name=RADEON X300 SE 128MB HyperMemory
Desktop Resolution=1024x768x32 @ 60Hz
DirectX=DirectX 9.0c (4.09.00.0904)
OpenGL Version=2.0.5279 WinXP Release
OpenGL Vendor=ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL Renderer=RADEON X300 x86/SSE2
Vid Card Status=Pass
Vid Card Driver Status=Pass
Sound Card Name=HD Webcam C615
;Game Options from swkotor2.ini
Disable Intro Movies=0
1) Your game isn't patched.
2) You should try the Dantooine lag fix:
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