27th Sep 04, 2:31 AM
My specs are..
Msi k8n neo2 platnium mainboard.
Maxtor 300g sata2 7200/16cache
Ocz EL Gold pc4000 2x512
UltraXconnect 500w psu.
Ive posted my warning logs and sent countless system diags via there nifty crash log each time it crashes.
It crashes 5-30min into EVERY single skirmish ive played since the day of purchase.
I cannot play Multi due to the online browser not responding after a min or two once logged in, its like it hicups then responds then it stops responding and back again etc.
There are many of us who forked out the $50 clams for this game and frankly im a little torqued there is no patch for it yet, at this point i feel like sending this box back to THQ and inserting it up there arse.
How bout an official response folks?..
Why being so gentle?
I know a lot more satisfying methods for showing them how I feel.
(BTW I not take any responsibility for lost body parts!)
27th Sep 04, 4:25 AM
Im sure there are some people looking at this seriously, at least I hope so....
At least Nutter and Uberjumper have been helping us out here on the forums, but you are right, the fact that crash bugs like this that are affecting such a wide sample of people exist in the first place isnt good.
27th Sep 04, 5:40 AM
Maybe DOW could have spent a bit more time in the development oven.
27th Sep 04, 6:53 AM
I actually agree on this..
This should have last for a day top before they solved it with a patch for us.
AND why dont come out with a statement so we KNOW they are working 100% of their time on this bug that affects so many of us, making us angry.. :)
Please respond atleast and tell us whats going on.
We have gathered some nice information for you to walk on.
27th Sep 04, 7:05 AM
What I was getting at is that the PC is not anywhere near a single platform.
A small example...
Win98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003.
ATI 9000,9200,9700,9800,X800 Nvidia GeForce/2/2mx/3/4/4mx/5xxx/6xxx
Soundblaster Sound Cards, AC97 compatible cards, fortisimo cards
Pentium IV CPU, AMD CPU.
Intel Motherboard Chipset, Via Motherboard Chipset, Nvidia Motherboard Chipset, SiS Motherboard Chipset.
Now combine those in every possible way and tell me that the PC is a single homogeneous platform. Wait, before you do that, consider the obscure bits of software a user might install, or the bajillion possible video card drivers for a start, how about viruses, or other corrupt system files?
So we can see right away that PC QA could be BRUTAL to configure. This is the main reason why a developer would hate to develop games for the PC, simply because there's so much that can go wrong.
What QA labs logically would do is test the most common hardware configurations out there, and gradually, as time (and especially money) permits, test down on the less and less common hardware configuations. Sadly, that testing usually ends up well before every possible combination would result in being thoroughly tested.
Hardware Compatibility Labs therefore have to pick their battles. If say 5% of PC users are using a specific hardware combination, while 50% are using another combination, where would you devote your time?
I agree compatibility testing should be more thorough, but realistically, I know it can't be. Until there's more solid standardization between hardware, we'll always see incompatibilities.
That's from me, in this thread:
Note that Nutter has said he's going to be looking at this today when he gets in the office. Relic does have AMD+ATI systems in their office, but did not see any problems with them. THQ proper was responsible for Hardware Compatibility testing. If Relic and/or THQ can find a system that's having the problem in their office or if someone local to Vancouver has a system that's got these problems, they can get that system in, and pick it apart to find out what's going on.
Until then, we wait... I will post a sticky at the top of these forums as soon as I hear anything that I can talk about re: AMD+ATI issues.
Locked for now.
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