Saturday, February 9, 2008

Request-a-Guide!

If you have a game you bought recently that you can't get to work, just leave a post here and I'll see if I can track it down and get it working.

49 comments:

Matias said...

I haven't been able to get KOTOR (I or II) to run on my laptop with an X3100. I'm not 100% sure but I think it's a GPU related problem. The game exe doesn't even start unless I run it in win95/98/me compatibility mode and even then it crashes when I try to play. Any ideas?

freestuffyeah said...

hm, well it seems that many Intel cards are listed on the incompatible list,
but your card doesn't seem to be listed there. A driver update may help, as may installing a patch. This guide (http://www.tweakguides.com/KOTOR2_3.html)
could also offer some assistance. The game actually runs fine on my graphics card, but it does have a different design, and therefore may suffer different bugs. Your card is actually more powerful than the gm945 I use, so the problem's most likely a compatability error. Just for the record, what OS are you running? and hopefully new drivers/tweak guide will help.

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KakashiSensai121 said...

I have a integrated 945gm and I was able to get Portal working perfectly beacuse it runs on the new source engine,but counter strike source runs bad on every map other than "gg_" and "fy_" ones. Is there some kind of way to make Counter Strike Source run on the new source engine?

freestuffyeah said...

okay, there isn't a way to make cs run on the new engine (at least not until valve releases an update), and i'm assuming you've added +mat_forcehardwaresync 0 -dxlevel 70 +mat_bumpmap 0 +mat_specular 0 +map_background none -autoconfig to the launch commands in cs? Well, under this CS runs fine on my computer with the same 945gm, better than portal in fact. Because of this, I really can't help you because my experience with the same game and card was so different to yours under apparently similar circumstances. So yes, a steam update to CS Source could make it run on the newer engine, but other than that I'm not sure how to fix this.

hustheman739 said...

hey do you know how to get World in Conflict working?
it worked really well on my 945 chipset before the patches came out and now they crash to desktop after around 30secs to 3 minutes after i start the game

If you could help I ouwld really appreciate it

ps My laptop stats

MS Vistapremium
Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 AT 1.6 GHz
945 chipset
110 gb harddrive
2 gigs of RAM

freestuffyeah said...

After looking around other sites/forums, the patch seems to be the problem. The game's official requirements do not support integrated graphics, but other people have said the game worked before the patch. the game should work as before the patch if you reinstall it from the disc(s), but I assume you need the latest patch to play online. I have the game and it works fine, but I don't have the patch, so my best advice would be just to reinstall.

hustheman739 said...

thank you for trying!
too bad you couldnt find a way

hustheman739 said...

hey freestuffyeah new patch for WIC did u try it out to see if it works?

freestuffyeah said...

yeah, i'm having the same errors as you. I reinstalled and it's fine though, so i guess you should too. (minus patch, obviously)

Reese said...

How do u play halo at full settings with an integrated card? i have been playin it lately cuz i get bored and i saw your comment on youtube.

Reese said...

Oh btw Im using an 865G
3d analyze doesnt work with the patch
Dxtweaker didnt seem to do anything
Im just using the intel extreme driver, which still gets very poor graphics

Reese said...

Sorry for another post, but i forgot to ask, is there a way to get rid of the patch to use 3d analyze? cuz i reinstalled it a ton, but it still wont work..

freestuffyeah said...

okay, to get halo running (well), 3d analyze is useful. Are you using vista? if you are, sorry but 3d analyze will not work for you. at all. if not, the only way to remove the patch is reinstalling halo. What are the other specs of you computer? because my PC is core 2 duo 2ghz, 2gb ram. THe fact that these components are quite good may mean that slower parts will cause lag. also, what FPS are you getting at the moment? I'll probably be able to find the solution if I know this.

jason said...

Im just wondering. I have a 965 graphics card. Is it the same as a 965GM? If it is, can you tell me how to get KOTOR 2 to run? Thanks

Reese said...

Ok well i reinstalled it twice and it still wont work... I even installed patch 1.04 or sumthing :( Umm i have 2.4ghz only 512mb ram tho, I dont want to update yet lol, but i will eventually. Umm my FPS i dont know, The error im getting is...

"Error: CreateProcess(C:\Docume~1\REESEB~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\~f1d055.tmp)
The operation completed successfully."

freestuffyeah said...

Jason, sorry but KOTOR 2 doesn't seem to run without crashes at the moment. As for you reese, your computer's other spec seem too low to run the game. It does run alight on similar specced rigs if they do have a graphics card, but intel graphics means puts alot more demand on the processor and ram.

KakashiSensai121 said...

Freestuffyeah is there some kind of way to make Crysis work on the 945gm? According to this video "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cb1dm6s-r4"
you can but I've tried unsuccessfully. (The only way I got it to work was through the reference rasterizer and you can guess how that ended up.) PLZ help.

freestuffyeah said...

Well there aren't any specific fixes, but http://tinyurl.com/365qgf is a program that lets you tweak the game specifically for your hardware. Hopefully this will increase the FPS in the game. But: have you got the game to work at all? I kind of need to know whether it's a slow FPS or the game completely not working.

KakashiSensai121 said...

Sry bout the unclearity, but the Crysis demo doesent work at all on my computer.

freestuffyeah said...

okay then, its probably simply impossible. Given how badly the game runs on hardware much more powerful than integrated, it's probably a scam.

hustheman739 said...
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hustheman739 said...

can you try call of duty 4?

freestuffyeah said...

i already did, and, sadly, even under 3d-analyze, it says they're an incompatability error on startup of the game and crashes immediately. sorry.

CHECO said...

hey could u tell me how could i run kane and lynch in a lap with this characteristics 1gb rma windows vista
1.8ghz dual core and of course intel gma 965 graphics with latest drivers runnigna t 320 mb note: i will uprgade to 4 gb ram

but psl ill apreciate so much if ut ell em hwo coudl i run it

CHECO said...

how could i run kane and lynch in an intel with gma 965 graphcis and 1gb rma in widnwos vista

CHECO said...

hey could u tell me how to play kane and lynch in a lap. with 1gb ram, prcoesor dual core 1.8ghz , intel gma 965 at 320 mb with altest drivers , windows vitsta

note: ill upgrade to 4gb ram but i dont know if it will be useful

tahnk you very much

KakashiSensai121 said...

Freestuffyeah, do think that 3d analyze would help make counterstrike source work better on my 945gm if so how do u make it work with steam?

0m3g4Muff1n987 said...

Hey, I just downloaded HL2: Episode 2, and since it's a source 2007 game, it has higher requirements. So I was prepared to put all the settings to low and force it to DX8.1, but it started loading for a while and then crashed. Do you have any idea how to get it to start up at least to the beginning screen without crashing so I can put down all the settings and hopefully play it ok?

Also, portal is crashing for no reason now, and when I modified TF2, it crashed the first time, so I tried it again and actually spawned, but I had like 1FPS and I shot 2 grenades and it crashed again. I tried forcing DX8.1 on all of these as well, just so you know.

Jason said...

Hi, Im wondering if battlefield 2 would work with intel 82865g and 3d analyzer, or just intel 82865g alone. If it can, can you tell me the settings?

tigertail2004 said...

i just got pirates of the burning sea and keep getting a "cant open main game page" message.....i have a dell inspiron 530.....any thoughts, questions, ideas?

tigertail2004 said...

i just got pirates of the burning sea and keep getting a "cant open main game page" message.....i have a dell inspiron 530.....any thoughts, questions, ideas?

tigertail2004 said...

after running dxdiag i found that i am running the intel g33/g31 express chipset family.....is this compatible with potbs?

Amanda said...

I have a GM965 Intel card, and I recently upgraded to the newest video drivers, ver. 14.34. I'm trying to run KotOR (original) with AA and Frame Buffer effects, but it doesn't work. Will 3DMark help these work, or is there another way, or is it impossible?

Michael said...
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Michael said...

Hello, I have GMA 3100 and I cannot get any source games to work properly, I tried HL2 it plays for a while then crashes, portal crashed as soon as I see a portal, and TF2 plays until I try to join a server, it loads but as soon as its done connecting it crashes. i set all thes games to lowest graphic settings, and tried forcing DX 7 and 8, to no avail. Any Ideas?

rollsroyce40404 said...

I can't get Second Life to run on my 855GM/GME graphics controller. Says the driver is out-of-date or unsupported. Though I have gotten this to run in the past with minimal frame rates but still got it to run. If you could help me out that would be fantastic. =3

Fallom said...

The Witcher! I'd love to get that working on my GMA 950.

aniket said...

hi i recently bought call of duty 2.whenever i start the game a message "DirectX(R) encountered an unrecoverable error. Check the DirectX(R) FAQ for possible solutions." please help
my system specifics are
intel core 2 duo E7200 @ 2.53Ghz
2 gb ram
intel gma 3100 integrated graphics
500 gb hard disk
windows vista and windows xp (running on same machine)

Shlomo said...

I have 82865G graphic card with 6.14.10.4396 driver.
I try to play Portal (from Valve). I keep getting the message:

This game has a minimum requirement of DirectX 8.0 to run properly

(although I have DirectX 9 installed).

Any ideas?

Hitec dude said...

well actuallly it isn't asking for sofware directX version. It is telling abt ur 82865G directX support actually ur integrated card is directX 7. so thats y game isn't workin. i wonder if battle field 1942 will work on 82865G?

Iren said...

TF2 seems to be working almost perfectly for me on the 965, the only thing is that it slows down like hell, to about 10-15 fps, during firefights, and it's really terrible. I've basically tried to follow the guide best as I can, but the list of preferred autoexec commands is missing. Could you do another rundown, maybe?

hitec said...

well batlle field 1942 works fine with 82865g but i guess u will have to use swiftshader along with it

Jamester said...

Any ideas how to get Fallout 3 working on an Intel 965 chipset. Fails after loading screen. Is there anything that can be done? Got new drivers and everything.

crimmson said...

I have the g33/g31 express chipset and my game has an error which says i need a chip set that supports directx 9 and shader 2.0
can i get this to work with my graphics card?

devang said...

plz help me

i just want to know if pop- the sands of time can be played on intel 865g (94mb)????????????

i have pentium d (2.66ghz)

srinath said...

hey guys..i jus saw one of my frnds game...rallisport challenge...n it wont work on ma comp coz it doesnt hav harware t n l...

my comp specs..
512mb ram
96mb intel extreme graphics 2
2.66ghz
winxp sp2


plzz help guyz


when i uze 3d analyzer i get smthin
like reese said

qoute
"Error: CreateProcess(C:\Docume~1\REESEB~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\~f1d055.tmp)
The operation completed successfully."


pleaaaaseeeee help guyzzz

មឿន វណ្ណា said...

Sorry please help me....
I have intel pentium 4 2.8GH 1G ram
intel865G graphic controler.
in window XP 2002 sp3.
before i can play half life2 expixode 1 but when i play halfe life2 expixode 2 it show need DirectX8. to run it..
I try update this and all driver but i can't play it..please help me

Corrupt said...

I have dell latitude d610 .i bought prince of persia sands of time .but my graphic card does not seem supported. Them i used 3d analyze but when i click run it say 'game cannot launched operation completed successfully'.please help me