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Old 03-12-2007, 12:13 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Problems running Kotor or TSL in Vista....

if you're having problems running either game on Windows Vista, then please use this thread to post your problem. i can't guarantee that every problem will be solved, but we can use this to document solutions that we uncover for various problems.

this first post will be used to reference fixes that have been discovered.

Kotor issues:
(n/a)

TSL issues:
Out of date Miles Sound System .dll file. Solution: download new .dll file

Also: thread #2 re: mss32.dll


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Old 03-13-2007, 03:06 PM   #2
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KOTOR doesn't run on VISTA

When launching KOTOR (from the Star Wars Best of PC box) I just get the spinning icon and a black field. Other times, the game just crashes back to the desktop. Never reaches the first menu...

Running NVidia GForce 6600 with latest drivers...
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Old 03-13-2007, 04:22 PM   #3
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When launching KOTOR (from the Star Wars Best of PC box) I just get the spinning icon and a black field. Other times, the game just crashes back to the desktop. Never reaches the first menu...

Running NVidia GForce 6600 with latest drivers...
By chance are those the new "Forceware" drivers, 93.71? If so then you probably will not be able to get it to run. Also is your card integrated or dedicated? If it is integrated that can be a big problem as well. KotOR doesn't play nice with integrated cards from what I have been told.


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Old 05-05-2007, 07:36 PM   #4
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I can get some crackling in the sound. Toggling VSync did the trick with World of Warcraft, but I'm not sure if that was enough here.

Also, this probably isn't related to Vista, since it also happened in my old machine, but the game can be very quirky when changing planets or doing anything that will trigger a cinematic. It takes an abnormally long time for them to load, and sometimes the game will lock up for no good reason. I doubt this is a system specs problem, since this machine is brand new.


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Old 05-15-2007, 05:49 PM   #5
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Well, I've pinpointed the origin of that inability to start KOTOR II. *sigh* Sound card compatibility or some other crap. This thing will only start with no sound. I've got a Realtek High Definition Audio sound card, with the latest drivers. Is there any way around this? Playing without sound sucks.

EDIT: The version of mss32.dll indicated in another thread here seems to have done the trick. I'm testing now to see if the solution is permanent or if the game will just crash again next time I try to open it.


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Old 05-16-2007, 08:55 AM   #6
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Wink running vista

i have a hp pavilion dv9330us laptop with intel centino duo 1.73 with 2gigs of ram and a geforce go 7600 video card with 256 mg ram.
the program runs but unable to load or run any mods or use cheat console.
i am useing windows vista home premuim.
also on swkotor config, scan it failed the graphics card with the error
detonator 45.83 error
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Old 05-16-2007, 09:02 AM   #7
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Well, the graphics card detection error is quite common in new machines, but I've never heard of Vista preventing mods from running. Are you sure you installed the mods according to the instructions?


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Old 05-16-2007, 09:11 AM   #8
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yes i have tried to reinstall all the mods tried to open the cheats console. double checked my .ini file. i have been tring to in holowan plug in 2. i tried to redownload the file and nothing.
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Old 05-16-2007, 07:16 PM   #9
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do a search for the ini file. in the search folder, add the enable line from there. my cousin had the same problem and now he is enjoying the world of mods on his vista.


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Old 05-16-2007, 09:24 PM   #10
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do a search for the ini file. in the search folder, add the enable line from there. my cousin had the same problem and now he is enjoying the world of mods on his vista.
the .ini file you use is swkotor.ini file.
i have tried
EnableCheats=1 and also Enable Console=1
both together in the [game option] section
the same .ini file i use on my desktop, which i running great.so i no idea what is wrong?
it is also true about TSL also!!!
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Old 05-16-2007, 09:31 PM   #11
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I've never heard of anything like it, but either way using KSE to edit a saved game is much simpler than using the accursed console.


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Old 05-16-2007, 11:03 PM   #12
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I've never heard of anything like it, but either way using KSE to edit a saved game is much simpler than using the accursed console.
now you know what i have been going nuts trying to fiqure out and thnak you for tring to help. i have tried using KSE and its is ok but no invulnerability, how do you include new items like the new mask and lightsabers. what is funny is not only the console don't work but none of the mods like holowan plug in 2, or any spell mods and etc. don't work either.
both swkotor and TSL dont' work and so far only other one game the code don't work on in call of duty 2. the rest of the games i have on my laptop works just fine.
thanks again
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Old 05-19-2007, 10:30 PM   #13
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I doubt you'd need the invincibility code. Just get RedHawke's Exile Item Pack. :P

But anyway, I think there was some variable that could be altered with KSE to produce the same effect. Something that never lets a character's VP drop below 1, if I recall. Never tried it myself, but it should be in the character properties section on KSE.


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Old 05-22-2007, 11:52 PM   #14
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were can you find redhawke's exile item pack, i can not find it.
thank you
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Old 05-23-2007, 01:21 AM   #15
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were can you find redhawke's exile item pack, i can not find it.
thank you
On Redhawke's website.
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Old 05-30-2007, 08:19 PM   #16
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im new and I use Vista

when i play i get to a point in the game where i can play for literally 5 seconds and the itll close it saying it stopped responding

Edit: Ok i know my last post is unclear

when i enter the lower city in KOTOR1 if I enter the apartments or move on to the undercity or get any further than that it stops responding

any help or known patches cuz i downloaded 1.03 patch

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Old 06-25-2007, 12:39 AM   #17
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Black screen then error message with vista and kotor1

when i try to start K1 i get a black screen and then an error message saying something about and error, and that Microsoft is searching for a solution.

i have a vista home premeum,
with 2gig ddr mem,
AMD 64 Live! processor
an ATI Radeon X1300 512 MB DDR2 memory video card.

i really REALYY RALLLLLYYY want to play K1
but i can't..... sniff...... please help?
(with very simple a easy to understand directions. AS IN VVEERRYY simple, Step by step directions.)
please?
you'd make a fellow gamer very happy.
Tnx!
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Old 06-25-2007, 03:47 PM   #18
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it wont even let me run kotor. it says in the scan that i dontr have the right OS. then it wont even load. Hmph...very frustrating.


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Old 06-30-2007, 02:57 AM   #19
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Well, I've pinpointed the origin of that inability to start KOTOR II. *sigh* Sound card compatibility or some other crap. This thing will only start with no sound. I've got a Realtek High Definition Audio sound card, with the latest drivers. Is there any way around this? Playing without sound sucks.

EDIT: The version of mss32.dll indicated in another thread here seems to have done the trick. I'm testing now to see if the solution is permanent or if the game will just crash again next time I try to open it.
I'm not sure if this has already been covered. Vista, (in Microsofts unlimited wisdom )does not support 3d sound or sound hardware or whatever, either way it is annoying. It forces everything to be software. Right now only one sound card maker has found a way around it. Sound Blaster cards, the new ones, can make use of Creative Alchemy. here is the link to the site.

http://connect.creativelabs.com/alchemy/default.aspx

I apologize if this is already known and hence I'm acting like an idiot.

This is not drivers for the Sound Blaster cards, it is software that enables the Sound Blaster cards to somehow use their hardware. The more newer ones that will work with Vista, they have a list or a link to a list of which ones are compatible. My sound card is a Sound Blaster X-Fi xtream gammer I think. I don't have the box anymore and Vista only tells me its a Sound Blaster X-Fi but I know something was after that on the box. With this program you will need the current drivers of sound blaster for vista installed.

I had a Realtek High Definition Sound card too. I was very mad when I found out what Microsoft had done. They are using a new sound whatever. They took the support for 3d sound or hardware sound, or whatever it was, out of the coding of the operating system completely! They now use OpenAL. So unhappy as I was about it I went and bought a new sound card after I found the alchemy web page and it works. But Not every game works with it yet. I think creative or whoever is working on it has to do something for each game they want to make work. Hence Empire at War will work with that, but not Forces of Corruption. You'd think they would work since they use the same sound engine, but I don't know for sure if they do. NeverWinterNights 2 wouldn't support anything but software either. And the game's programmers put in EAX capability. I think the Alchemy project may have added support for NWN2 by now.

mss32.dll will probably get your sound working as far as software, but I think you will need a sound blaster card and the alchemy software to get the EAX and superior sound capabilities that the Realtek High Definition sound card would supply with XP. Unless Realtek has actually decided to do something with their cards like creative did.

I also sent a file the securom thingy generated to those people because my game cd kept saying to insert the original game disc. I had to wait a single day! Can you believe it. I got an email with a link to a modified exe file and downloaded it. I did what they told me to do and I havn't had any more problems. I am pasting the text of the email. I just downloaded from the link again and it downloaded the ziped file. I received the reply to my email in March. Just paste the link in the address bar and it should ask if you want to download the file.

Email:
Originally sent:
sent the following support request on 03/18/2007---------------------


I bought Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2 today. When I try to run after installing it a message comes up and says take the disc out of the drive and put the original one in. I am using the original disc. I am attaching the zip file with the luanch anaylasis in it. Please fix this. Best Buy won't take games back that have been opened. Thanks for your time.


From them:
Hello.

Thank you for your e-mail. Please rename your original 'SWKOTOR2.EXE', (located here C:/PROGRAM FILES/LUCASARTS/SWKOTOR2/SWKOTOR2.EXE),
to 'SWKOTOR2.OLD'. Then click on the link below or copy and paste it into your web browser. From the 'File Download' window click 'Open' and extract the new 'SWKOTOR2.EXE' into the same folder and re-start the application.

The link for the new file is:
http://www.securom.com/support/custo...2/swkotor2.zip

If the problem persists, please send another analysis file of the latest executable to us.

If you have any further questions feel free to contact us.


Best regards,

SecuROM Support Team
SecuROM on the web: http://www.securom.com
or via e-mail: support@securom.com

End email*****

***(IF YOU SPECIFIED A DIFFERENT DIRECTORY DURING INSTALLATION THEN LOOK THERE FOR THE 'SWKOTOR2.EXE')***

I'm the type that needs everything spelled out so just in case someone is in the same boat as I am I have probably used to much information.

Anyway......I hope that my post has been at least somewhat useful.

Here is a link to a website about Vista and why it no longer supports "hardware acceleration of DirectSound™ 3D". I knew I wasn't saying it right.

http://www.openal.org/openal_vista.html
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Old 06-30-2007, 05:52 PM   #20
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Originally, the machine I've been using came with Vista Home Premium. Even though is has a crappy 6150SE (integrated) video solution, it played KotOR without a hitch. No video, or sound problems for that matter.

After learning to hate Vista, I installed XP Pro and now I'm noticing flicker, lighting problems (as though the lights were all shining behind the characters with none in front of them) which ultimately lead to crashing within 5-10 minutes. This isn't a gaming PC by any means, but it DID play the game before. I'm assuming it's a driver issue, since I wasn't using "official" nVidia drivers with Vista.

(update) Ok, not a Vista problem I guess (fixed it). Still, it ran fine in Vista without having to fix anything.

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Old 07-05-2007, 02:52 PM   #21
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On TSL it ran brilliantly until I got to the Exile's room on the Harbinger. Now everytime I load it I can play for 3mins max and then it says "this program is not responding."

Any ideas?

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Old 07-06-2007, 02:09 AM   #22
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are you running the game in "XP Compatibility Mode"??


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Old 07-08-2007, 05:05 AM   #23
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Is there a patch for KOTOR? Would love to play that one too, and thanks to you 'blowmyface' I am now able to play TSL thank you ever so much for this one

edit: wheres the launcher thingie for kotor located?


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Old 07-11-2007, 06:55 AM   #24
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important bump for anyone who wants to play KOTOR on their vista.

With a lot of patience and help from stingerhs I was able to do what blowmyface had done and got a patch that allows for one to play KOTOR

Anyways hope this works for everyone else the link ish here: http://www.securom.com/support/custo...81/swkotor.zip

Below ish copy of email with the instructions as well as the link itself just in case it didn't work earlier:

Subject : SecuROM Support Response: Ticket Number [52448]

Hello,

Please rename your original 'SWKOTOR.EXE', which is located in your installation directory on the hard disc, to 'SWKOTOR.OLD'. Then click on the link below or copy and paste it into your web browser. From the 'File Download' window click 'Open' and extract the new 'SWKOTOR.EXE' into the same folder and re-start the application.

The link for the new file is:
http://www.securom.com/support/custo...81/swkotor.zip

If the problem persists, please send another analysis file of the latest executable to us.

If you have any further questions feel free to contact us.


Best regards,

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Old 08-18-2007, 08:37 PM   #25
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I am not completely certain that this problem is Vista related. Looking through old threads, though, I can't seem to find anyone else with this problem. That seems to indicate that the problem is a new one caused by Vista. Let me start by saying that most of the time the game works fine. I have had a few graphics issues, but only with funny effects in the skies of Dantooine or the Kasshyk Shadowlands.

That said, my problem has to do with mods. Specifically, mods that modify dialog seem to work fine. Also, mods that manipulate things already in the game work fine -- I have the "Deadeye Duncan Appears on Manaan" mod installed and it worked without a hitch. It is the graphics in mods that are giving me problems. When I try to install Weapons of the Old Republic, for example, many of the weapons show up as blank white shapes. The blaster-fire effects are often surrounded by weird "static," and the little icons that show the items in inventory are replaced by seemingly random kaleidoscope colors. Other examples are the Revan's mask+ 2.0 or the Good/Evil Bastila Clothes mods. With the Mask mod installed I can get the mask and wear it, and the item itself works. In other words, I get the bonuses and abilities granted by the mask. However, the mask's appearance...



As you can see, the shape of the mask is correct -- it wraps around my head like it should. But it is blank white. Things get even odder when I enter conversation with this mask equipped:



Look at the part of the mask closest to my ear. Part of the missing texture has appeared, yet the rest of the mask is still blank white!?

This problem isn't limited to this mod:

[img=http://aycu28.webshots.com/image/22667/2005162741364717835_th.jpg]

This is the Good/Evil Bastila Mod. Again, during conversation pieces of the textures show up. Outside of conversation Bastila is completely covered in a blank white:



...although occasionally during combat bits and pieces of what she should look like peek through, just like how the mask mod had a few bits show up alright during conversation.

Having installed/uninstalled these mods extensively, I am quite certain that this problem is not caused by a mod vs. mod conflict. I've also uninstalled and reinstalled KOTOR itself, with no apparent effect.

I have tried every combination of graphics setting, low or high, that the game options allow. Running in XP compatibility doesn't help. My computer meets the minimum requirements, but not the recommended requirements. I have the latest drivers installed. This is my save file from the KOTOR hardware scan utility in the configuration tool that comes with the game:

[SWKotOR]
ReportDateTime=8/17/2007 6:29:03 PM
SysInfoVersion=v1.00.60
GameExists=1
GameVersion=v1.03.514077
GameInstallLocation=C:\Program Files\LucasArts\SWKotOR\

[OS]
Name=WinXP
Version=Windows XP v5.1 build 2600 Service Pack 2
Service Pack=Service Pack 2
Status=Pass

[SwapFiles]
?:\pagefile.sys=0

[CPU]
CPUCount=1
CPUSpeed=1861
CPUFamily=6
CPUModel=14
CPUStepping=12
CPUVendor=Intel
CPUName=Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo CPU T2350 @ 1.86GHz
Status=Pass

[Memory]
RAM=1024
Status=Pass

[Disk Free Space]
C: (NTFS), UNICODE=39.89GB
Status=Pass

[CD-ROMs]
DriveLetters=D:\
Drives=PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K17LF ATA Device

[Video]
Video Card Name=
Video Memory=256
Desktop Resolution=1280x800x32 @ 60Hz
DirectX=DirectX (9.0+) (4.09.00.0904)
OpenGL Version=1.4.0 - Build 7.14.10.1295
OpenGL Vendor=Intel
OpenGL Renderer=Intel 945GM
Vid Card Status=Warning
Vid Card Driver Status=Pass
GL Status=Pass
DX Status=Pass

[Audio]
Sound Card Name=@wdma_usb.inf,%usb\class_01.devicedesc%;USB Audio Device
Status=Pass


;Game Options from swkotor.ini

[Sound Options]
Sound Init=0
Music Volume=19
Voiceover Volume=25
Sound Effects Volume=25
Movie Volume=35
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]
GUIsInScreenShot=1
EnableScreenShot=1
Reverse Mouse Buttons=0
EnableCheats=1
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=1
Tutorial Popups=0
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=1
AutoSave=1
Reverse Minigame YAxis=0
Combat Movement=1
Enable Tooltips=0
Difficulty Level=2
TooltipDelay Sec=1.000000
Memory Access=1
Memory Level=1
Disable Movies=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=1
Anisotropy=4
Frame Buffer=0
Anti Aliasing=0
Texture Quality=2
Emitters=1
Grass=1
Soft Shadows=0
Shadows=1
Brightness=57
EnableHardwareMouse=1
FullScreen=1
RefreshRate=60
Width=800
Height=600


Mods I have tried that work fine:

Bendak Starkiller Rework
Deadeye Duncan on Manaan
EZ Swoop (When I started my latest new game I didn't want to have to beat the same old records AGAIN)
Lightsaber Forms for KOTOR1
Manaan Door "Security Zone" Warning Removal
Yuka Laka/HK-47 Conflict Mod

Mods I have tried that have this graphical issue:

Revan's Longsaber
Good/Evil Bastila Clothes mod
Light of the Force Mask mod
Revan's Mask + v.2.0 mod
Weapons of the Old Republic

As I said, this problem seems to only exist in the mods. The only place I have found in-game where a similar problem occurs when no mods are installed is at the Manaan Sub Dock and here:

[img=http://aycu33.webshots.com/image/24112/2004320149470049704_th.jpg]

...but the two problems look different enough visually that I suspect they are separate issues. I could always be wrong on that, though.

The files in the override folder and the files I downloaded are the same sizes, so data isn't being lost at that point. My best guesses as to what is going wrong is that something about Vista is making the game fail to read the files in the override folder correctly.

Thanks ahead of time!


EDIT: I previously suspected that downloads might be being corrupted by a firewall, resulting in this error. In order to determine whether or not downloads were being corrupted I followed Achille's walkthrough on how to create a custom lightsaber. I finished the saber and put the files into the override folder as instructed, then used the cheat console to get the custom saber in-game. It suffered from the same glitch described above. In this case the blade appeared as a very thin white line. As I swung it around I noticed that occasionally flashes of color would show up. I managed to capture one of these on pause and here it is:


Shot at 2007-08-18

Look towards the lower part of the blade. See how that part of the blade suddenly has the right coloration and is randomly surrounded with a black background? This seems to confirm that whatever is causing the problem is something to do with my computer, not how I'm downloading files or anything similar.


UPDATE: I've now pinned the problem down to the .mdl and .mdx files. For some reason the game doesn't read those files from the override folder correctly.

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Old 09-02-2007, 11:44 AM   #26
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i just got finished building a computer about a week ago. I installed kotor 2 and at first everything seemed fine until i got to Peragus, then it shuts the game down and says"program has stopped" I had a video card error and it said i need "detonator 54,23 or sumthing like that. i have a 8500 gt graphics card so i used the disc that came with that and installed the drives again. I also went to nvidia's site and got the lastest patches for the g cards. That didn't fix the problem so i uninstalled the game and attempted to reinstall it but now it wont work. I put the disc in and nothing happens, it's almost as if there is no info on the disc. my computer has: windows vista business, an AMD Athlon 64 x2 dual core processor 4800 + 2.51 GHz, 2046MB of ram. my jedi academy,outcast games work as well as jedi knight and mots. If anyone can help that be great!!!
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Old 09-14-2007, 02:40 AM   #27
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I have only had this computer for 13 days and I am thinking of returning it simply because I dont wanna use Vista, oh thank the dumb-dumbs for such a great idea. You'd think after the time it takes to make something run you'd do it right the first time or at least be in the process of fixing it ok sry about the ranting but i had to get it out.

I am trying to play KotorII but it doesnt like to run once I take the disc out and watch a movie and the only thing that fixes it is reinstalling the game and updating it to v2.10. I have it set to 'xp sp2 comp. mode' and am running it under 'administrator'. But still it works for a couple of runs but after that it flips me off again. I am about to throw this thing outta a window.

Heres my system specs:
Compaq Presario F572US
Windows Vista Premium (32-bit)
AMD Athlon 64 (x2) TK-53 - 1.70 GHz
NVidia GeForce Go 6100
960 MB Total Memory
287 MB Graphics Memory

Component Details Subscore Base score
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor TK-53 4.6 2.4
Memory (RAM) 960 MB 4.5
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100 3.0
Gaming graphics 287 MB Total available graphics memory 2.4
Primary hard disk 35GB Free (66GB Total) 4.9
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium

System
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Model Presario F500
Total amount of system memory 960.00 MB RAM
System type 32-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 2
64-bit capable Yes

Storage
Total size of hard disk(s) 75 GB
Disk partition (C 35 GB Free (66 GB Total)
Disk partition (D 2 GB Free (8 GB Total)
Media drive (E CD/DVD

Graphics
Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100
Total available graphics memory 287 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 64 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 223 MB
Display adapter driver version 7.15.10.9815
Primary monitor resolution 1280x800
DirectX version DirectX 9.0 or better

Network
Network Adapter NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Network Adapter Microsoft Tun Miniport Adapter
Network Adapter Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN
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Old 09-15-2007, 11:08 PM   #28
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TSL

i just installed TSL on mine, vista ultimate, the game doesn't seem to recognize my nvidia beta driver,8600GTSx2, when i scan hardware it says i fail video. when i press play it "stopped responding"
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Old 09-16-2007, 09:48 AM   #29
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whenever i use the save modifier on my lap top it dosent work on KOTOR. And when Iuse it on KOTOR 2 the game starts up, but it hangs on the load screen right before it finishes
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Old 09-21-2007, 01:32 AM   #30
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i have a Geforce 8500 gt and i got the same error, fail video. now when i try to install the game again it won't even do that!! @#$^ u vista! haha.
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Old 09-22-2007, 05:19 PM   #31
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I have a problem with kotor1, after the game changes from a "movie" scene to an in-game scene I can't see anything, just a black screen. I can still hear the sounds, and if I can do anything I can also see my mouse and do anything I want (as far as I know), the problem being that I can only see my mouse pointer. Restarting the game makes it fine, until the next time it hapens. So, anyone got an idea how to fix this? I have mannaged to get to the blast-the-fighters bit when leaving taris, but there being unable to save screws me over (try to ble that part with your eyes closed). So if no fix is known, any way to skip from when you are about to enter the ebon hawk to when you can quicksave next will be greatly apreciated. I can post my specs if neede, though someone will have to tel me how.
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Old 09-30-2007, 03:33 PM   #32
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@JMartin25: What patch version of Kotor were you using? The game ran fine for me out of the box (even with the scan complaining about the video drivers and OS version); when I used the updater, I started getting a SecuROM error about "emulation"... I don't have any disc emulators installed, so I'm baffled about why it would think I do.
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Old 10-03-2007, 03:38 PM   #33
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Hey, I'm new here and I have a problem with TSL:
Whenever I board the Ebon Hawk on Peragus, I fight the turret scene, then the game either freezes at the next loading screen, or the screen after the Ebon Hawk leaves the hanger. This happens in new games and old, PLEASE HELP!


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Old 10-14-2007, 12:19 AM   #34
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i just installed TSL on mine, vista ultimate, the game doesn't seem to recognize my nvidia beta driver,8600GTSx2, when i scan hardware it says i fail video. when i press play it "stopped responding"
heres my config report

[SWKotOR]
ReportDateTime=10/13/2007 9:17:48 PM
SysInfoVersion=v1.00.60
GameExists=1
GameVersion=v2.10.427
GameInstallLocation=C:\Program Files\LucasArts\SWKotOR2\

[OS] i dont know why it says its xp but its vista ultimate
Name=WinXp
Version=Windows XP v5.1 build 2600 Service Pack 2
Service Pack=None
Status=Pass

[SwapFiles]
?:\pagefile.sys=0

[CPU]
CPUCount=1
CPUSpeed=2399
CPUFamily=6
CPUModel=15
CPUStepping=11
CPUVendor=Intel
CPUName=Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
Status=Pass

[Memory]
RAM=2048
Status=Pass

[Disk Free Space]
C: (NTFS), UNICODE=113.58GB
Status=Pass

[CD-ROMs]
DriveLetters=D:\
Drives=SONY DVD RW AW-Q170A ATA Device

[Video]
Video Card Name=
Video Memory=1024
Desktop Resolution=0x0x0
DirectX=DirectX 9.0c (4.09.00.0904)
OpenGL Version=2.1.1
OpenGL Vendor=NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL Renderer=GeForce 8600 GTS/PCI/SSE2
NVidia Driver=(null) im using the latest driver
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 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]
Sound Init=1
Disable Sound=0
Force Software=0

[Graphics Options]
EnableHardwareMouse=1
FullScreen=0
RefreshRate=60
Width=1280
Height=960
V-Sync=1
Texture Quality=1
Anti Aliasing=0
Emitters=1
Anisotropy=1
Frame Buffer=1
Soft Shadows=1
Brightness=57

[Game Options]
Disable Movies=0

[config]
firstrun=0

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Old 10-14-2007, 03:24 PM   #35
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I'm having the same problem for TSL as manoface, same graphic card too. Well actually I think mine is an 8600m GT.

EDIT: Ok I did some snooping around the swkotor2.ini and found something. I opened it and found that there was a blank area at the very top, just above [display options]. I removed the blank area, saved the file, and attempted to run TSL. It ran the game.

EDIT: EDIT: Well it seems to be a more random occurrence if the game works or not. Sometimes I get it to work other times it doesn't. I think there is still a bigger answer here.



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Old 10-17-2007, 11:54 AM   #36
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Ok I have a HP Pavilion Laptop. It has a NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 graphics card. It has Windows Vista Home Premium. Right now I do not have Kotor 1 installed becasue it didnt work. But when I did have it installed I could install it perfectly. I could hear sound. I could get it open to the Main Menu where Malak is standing. The graphics seem to be a little fuzzy and the smoke and Malak move slowly. I can click on Options and Movies. And everything works perfectly there. But when I go to New Game the screen goes black. I will mostly be able to hear the music that goes with Character creation. Also for some reason I cant enable cheats in the .ini file. That may be because of something I am doing wrong but I cant save.
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Old 11-18-2007, 04:57 AM   #37
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I've just upgraded to Vista Home Premium, but can't get KOTOR 2 to run. It fails on the video check, then crashes when loading up. The error message says that I need the latest NVidia drivers. Funny thing is I'm running an ATI Radeon 1900-XT

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Ok I have a HP Pavilion Laptop. It has a NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 graphics card. It has Windows Vista Home Premium. Right now I do not have Kotor 1 installed becasue it didnt work. But when I did have it installed I could install it perfectly. I could hear sound. I could get it open to the Main Menu where Malak is standing. The graphics seem to be a little fuzzy and the smoke and Malak move slowly. I can click on Options and Movies. And everything works perfectly there. But when I go to New Game the screen goes black. I will mostly be able to hear the music that goes with Character creation. Also for some reason I cant enable cheats in the .ini file. That may be because of something I am doing wrong but I cant save.
Thanks in advance to those who can help.
This may not be a Vista related problem. I had similar problems back on my old XP machine (running an Intel Integrated chip). My solution was to heavily turn down the graphics, things like soft shadows. Didn't look pretty, but meant that I could now load game areas...

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Old 11-27-2007, 11:43 PM   #38
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Have you installed the latest graphics drivers and the Vista Hotfixes?

http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/windo...tfixes_uk.html


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Old 12-11-2007, 12:41 PM   #39
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Hey there, I'm new to this site and I apologise if this question has already been asked.

I have both KotOR's and they both run perfectly fine on my Vista and everything. I have already finished both and would like to play them again but I wanna play them with cheats. Here's the problem: Vista will not allow me to save changes made to the swkotor.ini file which made me wonder if I need to change certain settings (I tried looking up all sorts of stuff on the Vista site).

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 12-24-2007, 03:52 AM   #40
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For the cheats enabling thing. I fixed it for me as I was right it was me not the computer. It was set under read only. GO into the .ini properties and set it to writable.


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