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Old 08-25-2009, 04:29 PM   #1
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Crash when opening character sheet in KOTOR

Currently I am consistently getting crashes to desktop with an illegal function when I open up the character sheet for my main character or Zaalbar in KOTOR. Occasionally I get crashes at other times at combat or talking to an NPC, but the character sheet is the main source of crashes. The game is patched to version 1.03.

edit: I just *once* managed to enter the character sheets in question without crash after changing all graphics settings to lowest possible. Unfortunately it didn't work after that, so that might have just been a fluke that actually had nothing to do with the graphics settings.

Processor: AMD 3,5 GHz
Memory: 2 gigabytes
Sound card: Sound Blaster Live 5.1
Graphics card: GeForce 8600 with latest drivers
Operating system: Windows XP with Service Pack 3

And here's what the game's system scan reports:
Quote:
[SWKotOR]
ReportDateTime=25.8.2009 23:20:59
SysInfoVersion=v1.00.60
GameExists=1
GameVersion=v1.03.514077
GameInstallLocation=D:\Program Files\LucasArts\SWKotOR\

[OS]
Name=WinXP
Version=Windows XP v5.1 build 2600 Service Pack 3
Service Pack=Service Pack 3
Status=Pass

[SwapFiles]
D:\pagefile.sys=1536

[CPU]
CPUCount=1
CPUSpeed=2210
CPUFamily=15
CPUModel=15
CPUStepping=2
CPUVendor=AMD
CPUName=AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+
Status=Pass

[Memory]
RAM=2048
Status=Pass

[Disk Free Space]
D: (NTFS), UNICODE=91.40GB
Status=Pass

[CD-ROMs]
DriveLetters=E:\,F:\
Drives=DVDRW DRW-6S160P,LITE-ON DVDRW SHW-160P6S

[Video]
Video Card Name=NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
Video Memory=512
Desktop Resolution=1280x960x32 @ 60Hz
DirectX=DirectX (9.0+) (4.09.00.0904)
OpenGL Version=3.1.0
OpenGL Vendor=NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL Renderer=GeForce 8600 GT/PCI/SSE2/3DNOW!
NVidia Driver=6.14.11.9062
Vid Card Status=Warning
Vid Card Driver Status=Pass
GL Status=Pass
DX Status=Pass

[Audio]
Sound Card Name=Creative SB Live! (WDM)
Status=Pass
I don't understand why it gives a warning about video card status.

I found mention of one other unfortunate soul suffering from what sounds like the exact same problem: http://www.gamespot.com/pc/rpg/starw...006&pid=516675

Last edited by Crowley; 08-25-2009 at 04:38 PM.
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:44 PM   #2
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Thank you for listing your specs.

You should give the Dantooine Lag Fix a try, as I believe that all DX10 hardware requires it:
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  • First, figure out where the .ini is installed. Default is "C:\Program Files\Lucasarts\swkotor2\swkotor2.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(2).ini), add "Disable Vertex Buffer Objects=1", without the quotes.
  • Goto File, then Save.


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Old 08-25-2009, 06:07 PM   #3
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Some further experimentation shows that these crashes seem to happen most often when I have Zaalbar in the party, while viewing the character sheets while in the Ebon Hawk is fairly safe.

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You should give the Dantooine Lag Fix a try, as I believe that all DX10 hardware requires it:
Uh, all right. The instructions seem to be directed towards TSL, but I'll see if it can be applied to KOTOR.

edit: Well, color me flabbergasted! That seems to have fixed the issue neatly. Thank you!
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Old 08-25-2009, 06:59 PM   #4
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It's actually for both games, and you're welcome.

It's a classic fix from back when KotOR 1 came out to get it to run on ATI cards. Please do us a favor and spread it around.


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