View Full Version : starfury demo crashing
November 2nd, 2003, 08:33 PM
with fond memories of star raiders on the atari2600, i eagerly downloaded the demo. but i can only get as far as creating the campaign...it tries to load the sound effects, and crashes with a "floating point division by zero" error. gleaning what info i could off the website, it looks like a problem with my soundcard (an audigy 1). so i reinstalled the latest drivers...but the demo still crashes! my other specs:
amd winxp 1600+ chip
geforce4 ti4200 w/128 (45.23 drivers)
i'm also running norton anti-virus as well...will try running the demo without it loaded, just in case. will post here when i i get results from that attempt at trouble shooting http://forum.shrapnelgames.com/images/icons/icon7.gif any help would be much appreciated!
November 2nd, 2003, 08:38 PM
just a post-script...
disabled norton anti-virus, just in case that was my problem. still crashes. i'm trying to run the demo with hardware t&l enabled, using default display driver, at 1024x768x32 (which is what my desktop is at), with everything set at high. i did try monkeying around with these settings, but still get the CTD.
November 2nd, 2003, 11:12 PM
I'm not so good at troubleshooting, but a few ideas:
-Try putting the Video Memory Usage to 'Safe' mode.
-I'm not sure if you can, but try turning off the sound effects before you start a campaign.
-Try making sure you have the latest drivers installed for your video card.
Some of these don't have anything to do with the sound effects, but I don't know anything else to suggest. From the problems other people have had, I'd say those may be your best bet. Hope this helps.
November 3rd, 2003, 12:03 AM
Try upgrading your sound drivers. For some reason, SF has issues with older sound drivers (well, more like SF's implementation of the DirectSound API, but whatever)
November 3rd, 2003, 12:42 AM
Originally posted by srennick:
hi all.gleaning what info i could off the website, it looks like a problem with my soundcard (an audigy 1). so i reinstalled the latest drivers...but the demo still crashes! <font size="2" face="sans-serif, arial, verdana">
November 3rd, 2003, 03:33 AM
Aaron will be doing a patch soon for the demo
November 3rd, 2003, 05:31 AM
thanks guys for your tips...
tried upgrading my sound drivers. still crashes
to renegade 13:
tried putting video memory usage to safe...still crashes
can't find a place to turn off the sound
i have the latest video drivers (45.23)
guess this one goes in my list of "not to buy" games... *SIGH*
November 3rd, 2003, 08:49 AM
Your video drivers are not the latest with Version 45.xx. The latest are 50.xx or something. To get the latest sound driver you have to download them from www.creative.com. (http://www.creative.com.) Don't use the ones that come with Windows nor these that are available from windowsupdate.
November 3rd, 2003, 02:51 PM
actually mephisto the 45.23 ARE the latest "official" drivers from nvidia...i guess i could always go beta, but i try not to (especially since i'm still using win98se). as for the sound driver issue, i am using the latest ones for the audigy (dated jan21/02) off creative's website. so i'm kinda at a loss here as to what to do...
November 3rd, 2003, 03:07 PM
This may sound strange, but you want to try backing up one Version on your video drivers (to 44.03, I believe). I had to do that to make Disney's Toontown (no snide remarks, please http://forum.shrapnelgames.com/images/icons/icon12.gif ) stable on my system. According to their tech support, the newest nVidia drivers have some issues.
November 3rd, 2003, 04:32 PM
We misunderstood each other. We are both right. The 45.23 are the latest drivers, for Win98. The latest drivers for W2k/XP are 52.16. http://forum.shrapnelgames.com/images/icons/icon7.gif
[ November 03, 2003, 15:32: Message edited by: Mephisto ]
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