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Old 02-13-2005, 09:17 PM   #1
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Unhappy characters get stuck, help me please!!

Hi,

I just installed KOTOR 2 and am running into the same problem I had with KOTOR 1, but it is now much worse. The problem is that my characters will often get stuck in one place and refuse to move for a few moments (30 sec or so). I cheated my way around it by switching from one party member to another before, but now I want to play the prologue and my droid is being very stubborn. My technical specs are bad and I'm surprised it even runs. The problem seems to be in my graphics card and Open GL drivers. The problem is, I don't know where or how to download anything more recent than what I already have (release date 2002, yuck), which is from my manufacturer, Toshiba, since I am on a laptop. Does anyone know how to get the right drivers or know another way to fix the problem?? Thanks a lot for any help!!

Here are my specs:

[SWKotOR]
ReportDateTime=2/13/2005 10:38:45 PM
SysInfoVersion=v1.00.60
GameExists=1
GameVersion=v2.00.424
GameInstallLocation=C:\Program Files\LucasArts\SWKotOR2\

[OS]
Name=WinXP
Version=Windows XP v5.1 build 2600 Service Pack 1
Service Pack=Service Pack 1
Status=Pass

[SwapFiles]
C:\pagefile.sys=768

[CPU]
CPUCount=1
CPUSpeed=1096
CPUFamily=6
CPUModel=8
CPUStepping=10
CPUVendor=Intel
CPUName=Intel Pentium IIIXC 1096MHz
Status=Warning

[Memory]
RAM=512
Status=Pass

[Disk Free Space]
C: (NTFS), UNICODE=637MB
Status=Pass

[CD-ROMs]
DriveLetters=E:\
Drives=MAT****A UJDA720 DVD/CDRW,MAT****A UJDA720 DVD/CDRW,TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-R2102

[Video]
Video Card Name=NVIDIA GeForce4 440 Go (Toshiba)
Video Memory=32
Desktop Resolution=1024x768x32 @ 60Hz
DirectX=DirectX 9.0c (4.09.00.0904)
OpenGL Version=1.3.1
OpenGL Vendor=NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL Renderer=GeForce4 440 Go/AGP/SSE
NVidia Driver=6.13.10.2846
Vid Card Status=Warning
Vid Card Driver Status=Fail
GL Status=Fail
DX Status=Pass

[Audio]
Sound Card Name=YAMAHA AC-XG Audio Device
Status=Pass


;Game Options from swkotor2.ini

[Display Options]
FullScreen=1
Disable Movies=0
Disable Intro Movies=0
Sort Modules=1
Width=640
Height=480
BitsPerPixels=32
RefreshRate=60

[Sound Options]
Music Volume=85
Voiceover Volume=85
Sound Effects Volume=85
Movie Volume=85
Number 3D Voices=32
Number 2D Voices=32
2D3D Bias=1.00
EAX=0
Sound Init=0
Disable Sound=0
Force Software=1

[Graphics Options]
Grass=0
Shadows=0
EnableHardwareMouse=1
FullScreen=1
RefreshRate=60
Width=800
Height=600
Emitters=1
Anisotropy=1
Frame Buffer=0
Soft Shadows=0
Brightness=57
V-Sync=0
Texture Quality=0
Anti Aliasing=0

[Game Options]
UnlockedPlanetSongs=1
Enable Tooltips=1
Keyboard Camera Deceleration=2000.000000
Keyboard Camera Acceleration=500.000000
Keyboard Camera DPS=200.000000
TextureVariation=0
BodyVariation=0
AppearanceType=0
PCGender=0
GameCompleted=0
CurSithLord=0
Hide InGame GUI=0
Use Small Fonts=0
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=44
Difficulty Level=0
Auto Level Up NPCs=0
Mouse Look=0
AutoSave=1
EnableScreenShot=0
Reverse Mouse Buttons=0
Reverse Ingame YAxis=0
Reverse Minigame YAxis=0
Combat Movement=1
TooltipDelay Sec=1
Disable Movies=0

[config]
firstrun=0

[Keymapping]
Action286B=8
Action286A=7
Action285B=10
Action285A=9
Action284B=54
Action284A=51
Action283B=54
Action283A=51
Action282B=69
Action282A=73
Action281B=53
Action281A=76
Action280B=69
Action280A=73
Action268=52
Action265=58
Action264=57
Action263=43
Action262=85
Action261=84
Action260=83
Action259=82
Action258=81
Action257=80
Action256=79
Action255=78
Action254=77
Action253=31
Action245=75
Action244=55
Action243=67
Action242=74
Action241=87
Action240=56
Action239=68
Action238=82
Action236=83
Action234=81
Action232=80
Action230=79
Action228=78
Action226=77
Action225=70
Action224=90
Action223=31
Action222=25
Action221=24
Action220=29
Action219=28
Action218=42
Action217=87
Action216=65
Action215=63
Action214=60
Action213=62
Action212=61
Action211=66
Action210=59
Action209=71
Action208=89
Action207=72
Action206=30
Action205=55
Action204=67

[Autopause Options]
End Of Combat Round=0
Mine Sighted=1
Enemy Sighted=0
Party Killed=1
Action Menu=0
New Target Selected=0

[Movies Shown]
Movie10=0
Movie 9=0
Movie 8=0
Movie 7=0
Movie 6=0
Movie 5=0
Movie 4=0
Movie 3=0
Movie 2=0
Movie 1=0
Movie 0=4
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Old 02-14-2005, 09:03 AM   #2
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actually, if you download the latest video drivers from nvidia, you'll get the latest openGL drivers for your GPU at the same time. this should solve most problems that you're having with kotor & kotor 2.

the link: http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_66.93

also, i noticed that your running windows sp1. you might want to update your computer to sp 2. this will make directx 9.0c work much better with your computer in general (9.0c was designed for sp 2).

hope that helps.


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Old 02-15-2005, 11:26 AM   #3
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I agree your GF4 440 is an issue. Check here http://support.lucasarts.com/tsg/SWK...MXChipsets.htm

Also your cpu and ram (I assume it's PC-133 given the vintage) might be a tad overtaxed, try opening task manager and shutting down anything that isn't vital to the OS to free up some cycles. Failing that, turn off anisotropy and set everything to the lowest you can.

And get SP2 for sure.

Better yet, win the lotto and buy a new supercomputer. We can all dream can't we?

Good luck.


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Old 02-16-2005, 11:52 AM   #4
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ok thanks guys. again, I can't use that standard driver because I'm on a laptop, and have to get my drivers directly from Toshiba, who seem to never update them. I'll try SP2 once I can do a proper backup (the warnings scared me about losing all my stuff). But thanks again anyway.
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