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Old 07-13-2013, 08:46 PM   #1
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Kotor 1 Video Card Don`t Send Error Problem, Need Help

Greetings.
I decide to play Kotor once again, but this time i get great, great trouble.
Im with Windows XP, and my computer is strong enough to run this game, but video card test failed, and give me a red point. And ofc i cant run the game. Its start and when i create my character and click on start(play) i get dont send error every time.

This is what is write next to failed test: Your current video card drivers are out of date Nvidia cards require Detonator 45.23 Drivers or better.

My Video Card is GeForce 9600 with 512mb, and im with latest drivers. I also try to run the game with old drivers but without success.

I rly love this game and dont know what will do if i can run it.
You are my last hope, and i hope you can help me.
P.P. Just to mention i finished kotor 2 few weeks ago and I had no problems with it.
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Old 07-14-2013, 01:04 AM   #2
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You should be able to run it with the latest drivers. Nvidia cards are the best choice for these games. That configuration utility, while still useful for some things, is ancient and can't ID video cards any newer than the ones that were out 10 years ago when the game was new, so you can safely ignore what it says about your video card.

You'll need to try the Dantooine lag fix:
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Originally Posted by stingerhs View Post
  • First, figure out where the .ini is installed. Default is "C:\Program Files\Lucasarts\swkotor\swkotor.ini". If its not in that location, then your going to have to do some searching around on the hard drive a bit.
  • When you find it, just double-click on the file to open it in Notepad.
  • Scroll down the file until you find the Graphics Options
  • Under the last line ("last line" as in the last line of the list of entries under "Graphics Options", NOT the last line of "swkotor.ini"), add "Disable Vertex Buffer Objects=1", without the quotes.
  • Goto File, then Save.
Also, if you have a multi-core CPU, you'll need to set CPU affinity to a single core. Not doing so will cause the game to randomly crash. Before launching the game, open Task Manager (right-click on the Taskbar at the bottom of Windows' desktop and select "Task Manager") and click on the "Processes" tab. Check the "Show processes for all users" box if it isn't already and then launch the game. Once you get to the game's main menu, hit the Windows key to get back to the desktop and look for the game's executable (swkotor.exe) in the Task Manager under the "Processes" tab. When you find it, right click on it, select "set affinity" and uncheck every box but "CPU 0" and hit "OK". Once you've done that, just hit the game's icon in the Taskbar and you should be good to go. Remember that you'll have to set CPU affinity like this every time you launch the game.


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Fix their home team score on the board to the debt clock, they can win every game 17,000,000,000,000 to 24. Losing team gets taxed by the IRS 100%, then droned."
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:19 AM   #3
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First thanks for the quick answer and that you try to help me.
Second unfortunately same thing again.
I do all that write, and when put Start/play when i creater character it start loading and give me a dont send error.

Ilso when i go to Task Manager and Processes tab, and i click on affinity, all is like you say, so i dont need to do that.

My CPU is this:
Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2200 2.20GHz (2CPUs).

What to do now ?
I Rly want to run this game, and i will do whatever it must do it.
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:48 AM   #4
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Oh, Oh Finally its start to work.
I was put X in Properties - Compabillity and to Run this program in compabillity mode for Windows 98/ Windows Me, and i decide try to not put this and run it normally without X on the Run this program so its default Windows 95 and so far Game decide to start. If i get crashes i will write to fix them.
Thanks a lot again.
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Old 09-05-2013, 07:43 PM   #5
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Hello,

Thank you for the tips to allow for Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic to run on newer systems. I am also having trouble running the game on a new Alienware system I bought just last month with Windows 8 64 bit Professional edition. Here is the system specs from when I ran the Configure check from the game:

[SWKotOR]
ReportDateTime=9/5/2013 7:15:55 PM
SysInfoVersion=v1.00.60
GameExists=1
GameVersion=v1.03.514077
GameInstallLocation=C:\Program Files\LucasArts\SWKotOR\

[OS]
Name=Win9x
Version=Windows 9X v6.2 build 9200
Service Pack=None
Status=Fail

[SwapFiles]
?:\pagefile.sys=0

[CPU]
CPUCount=12
CPUSpeed=3300
CPUFamily=6
CPUModel=13
CPUStepping=7
CPUVendor=Intel
CPUName= Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3960X CPU @ 3.30GHz
Status=Pass

[Memory]
RAM=4096
Status=Pass

[Disk Free Space]
C: (NTFS), UNICODE=373.74GB
D: (NTFS), UNICODE=595.42GB
Status=Pass

[CD-ROMs]
DriveLetters=E:\,F:\
Drives=

[Video]
Video Card Name=Error -- []
Video Memory=4096
Desktop Resolution=0x0x0
DirectX=DirectX (9.0+) (4.09.00.0904)
OpenGL Version=4.3.0
OpenGL Vendor=NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL Renderer=GeForce GTX 690/PCIe/SSE2
NVidia Driver=(null)
Vid Card Status=Warning
Vid Card Driver Status=Fail
GL Status=Pass
DX Status=Pass

[Audio]
Sound Card Name=Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Status=Pass


;Game Options from swkotor.ini

[Sound Options]
Sound Init=0
Music Volume=85
Voiceover Volume=85
Sound Effects Volume=85
Movie Volume=100
Force Software=0
EAX=0
Disable Sound=0
Number 3D Voices=16
Number 2D Voices=24
Environment Effects Level=0.60
2D3D Bias=1.50
Environment Effects=1
Environment Effects Nonstreaming=1
Environment Effects Streaming=1

[Game Options]
Hide InGame GUI=0
Use Small Fonts=0
Keyboard Camera Deceleration=2000.000000
Keyboard Camera Acceleration=500.000000
Keyboard Camera DPS=200.000000
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=33
Auto Level Up NPCs=0
Mouse Look=0
AutoSave=1
Reverse Minigame YAxis=0
Combat Movement=1
Enable Tooltips=1
Difficulty Level=1
TooltipDelay Sec=1.000000
Memory Access=1
Memory Level=1
Disable Movies=0

[Movies Shown]
Movie 0=0
Movie 1=0
Movie 2=0
Movie 3=0
Movie 4=0
Movie 5=0
Movie 6=0
Movie 7=0
Movie 8=0
Movie 9=0
Movie10=0

[Alias]
HD0=.\
OVERRIDE=.\Override
TEMP=.\Temp
MODULES=.\Modules
LOGS=.\Logs
LOCALVAULT=.\LocalVault
DMVAULT=.\DMVault
SERVERVAULT=.\ServerVault
STREAMMUSIC=.\StreamMusic
TEMPCLIENT=.\Tempclient
SAVES=.\saves
CURRENTGAME=.\currentgame
TEXTUREPACKS=.\texturepacks
STREAMWAVES=.\StreamWaves

[Graphics Options]
V-Sync=0
Anisotropy=1
Frame Buffer=1
Anti Aliasing=0
Texture Quality=2
Emitters=1
Grass=1
Soft Shadows=0
Shadows=1
Brightness=57
EnableHardwareMouse=1
FullScreen=1
RefreshRate=60
Width=1280
Height=1024

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

[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
Action265=52
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=62
Action213=60
Action212=61
Action211=66
Action210=59
Action209=71
Action208=89
Action207=72
Action206=30
Action205=55
Action204=67

I have completed the changes you recommended to the swkotor.ini file and when I tried to apply your suggestion for a multi-core CPU, I did not find the "set affinity" option, here is a screen-shot of the Task Manager of my system when I right click on the swkotor.exe listed under "Processes":


In addition, here is the error code I receive when I try running the game:


The help link provided to the nvidia site shown above does not provide any helpful information.

Thanks for any help you may provide on this!


Quote:
Originally Posted by Q View Post
You should be able to run it with the latest drivers. Nvidia cards are the best choice for these games. That configuration utility, while still useful for some things, is ancient and can't ID video cards any newer than the ones that were out 10 years ago when the game was new, so you can safely ignore what it says about your video card.

You'll need to try the Dantooine lag fix:


Also, if you have a multi-core CPU, you'll need to set CPU affinity to a single core. Not doing so will cause the game to randomly crash. Before launching the game, open Task Manager (right-click on the Taskbar at the bottom of Windows' desktop and select "Task Manager") and click on the "Processes" tab. Check the "Show processes for all users" box if it isn't already and then launch the game. Once you get to the game's main menu, hit the Windows key to get back to the desktop and look for the game's executable (swkotor.exe) in the Task Manager under the "Processes" tab. When you find it, right click on it, select "set affinity" and uncheck every box but "CPU 0" and hit "OK". Once you've done that, just hit the game's icon in the Taskbar and you should be good to go. Remember that you'll have to set CPU affinity like this every time you launch the game.

Last edited by Harvey0729; 09-05-2013 at 07:53 PM. Reason: Added OpenGL Error
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:14 PM   #6
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The affinity option is under the Details tab in Windows 8's task manager. Otherwise, it works the same as in Windows 7. Right-click on the .exe and select "set affinity."

As for your video card, it's dual-GPU, so you'll want to set the game to run on a single GPU in your Nvidia control panel under "3D Options". Otherwise, I'm not sure why it's giving you an error when it tries to detect your video card.


"They should rename the team to the Washington Government Sucks. Put Obama on the helmet. Line the entire walls of the stadium with the actual text of the ACA.
Fix their home team score on the board to the debt clock, they can win every game 17,000,000,000,000 to 24. Losing team gets taxed by the IRS 100%, then droned."
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