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29th Sep 02, 4:06 PM
Hey I have reinstalled hw and it goes fine until after two movies then crashes to desktop i looked at the mtsl and it said i needed to change the command line to </disableavi> i think and it said it was in properties but i still can find any thing that says comand line
help would be great thanks :rage:
30th Sep 02, 7:46 AM
Please post a full system spec (format in MTL).
1st Oct 02, 5:00 PM
heres a quick one as im short on time ill try a full spec later
win xp pro on a p3
96 MB RAM
1st Oct 02, 11:01 PM
Right click on the Homeworld shortcut, go to properties, then Compatibility, and select Windows NT 4.0 SP5. Let us know if that works or not.
3rd Oct 02, 8:21 PM
yeah tryed that and it lets the game run but as i said it goes throught the 2 movies then crashes to desktop
3rd Oct 02, 9:44 PM
Post more of your system specs please... like your video card for example.
Try the /sw command line switch and see if that gets you into the game.
5th Oct 02, 11:48 AM
i think its a NVIDIA RIVA TNT
where is this command line thing
6th Oct 02, 1:50 AM
Add the following
6th Oct 02, 11:33 AM
ok now when i run the game the screen blinks black a couple of times then goes to my desktop nd all the icons are large then the screen blinks black a few more times and returns to desktop with regular icons
there is NO error message
what say you now?
6th Oct 02, 11:42 AM
try the /sw command in conjunction with compatibility mode
6th Oct 02, 2:22 PM
nope unless what compatibility mode? im on Windows NT 4.0 (service pack 5)
my target window says: C:Sierra\Homeworld\homeworld.exe /disableAVI /sw
6th Oct 02, 9:47 PM
Okay, when the movies play, do they have sound?
Can you play every other game?
7th Oct 02, 2:05 PM
yes there is sound
i can play warcraft3 but i can't play my hegemonia demo(it seems to be the same crash)
where would i update the drivers?
7th Oct 02, 2:22 PM
well first thing first visit windowsupdate
grab the latest drivers from nvidia.com
see if that helps at all
PS in case you're wondering Uber is in Italy LtIceCreamDan is on honeymoon
7th Oct 02, 5:00 PM
k did the windows update
i think i got the drivers from nvidia but i didn't know what ones i needed
still no go
7th Oct 02, 7:54 PM
Try /nofastfe for switch too
7th Oct 02, 7:58 PM
K... try downloading this... http://www.3ddownloads.com/?file_id=105530
It's the HW Video Tweaker...
Now... this program needs an entry for your video card in the devstats.dat file to work properly. So, open devstats.dat in notepad, and scroll down to the last line. Open HWVideotweaker.exe then hit the device info button. Note the string it gives you. Go back to the devstats.dat file, and replace the first number in that file (4D592BF4) with the string you wrote down. Now, after the last number (000000C0), put a single space, then write the name of your vid card in there. Save the file.
8th Oct 02, 9:01 AM
ok installed the new driver=no effect(although nvidia does run a top class web site)
umm where is the devstats.dat file
*nope never mind i foundeded it)
but how do i write the name of mt vid card (do caps matter) hmmmm
8th Oct 02, 1:13 PM
write nVidia Riva TNT
9th Oct 02, 11:56 AM
ok my sierra folder has two devstats one opend under windows information the the other opens uder unknown application
9th Oct 02, 7:23 PM
Do them both
9th Oct 02, 8:46 PM
9th Oct 02, 9:26 PM
have you tried reinstalling? Have you updated to SP1?
10th Oct 02, 5:07 PM
sp1? yeah let me try reinstalling
15th Oct 02, 1:24 AM
If you are willing to take the risk, you can install DirectX 9 beta 3
This expires by Christmas but by then there'll be another revision or even a final available for download.
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