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Offline pmt22

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Crashing while playing first mission
I have installend TBP in a laptop with the
intel 915GM chipset. If I use directx, then
the game crashes while playing the first
mission of Earth-Minbari War or Raiders Wars,
although not always at the same point. If
I use opengl, it crashes before completely
loading any mission. The contents of the
errorlog.txt are, when using directx:

fs2_open_r caused an Access Violation in module d3d8.dll at 001b:6ded93e8.
Exception handler called in Freespace 2 Main Thread.
Error occurred at 10/4/2005 15:26:40.
C:\Archivos de programa\The Babylon Project\fs2_open_r.exe, run by pau.
1 processor(s), type 586.
1014 MBytes physical memory.
Write to location 1e773000 caused an access violation.

Registers:
EAX=1e772ffc CS=001b EIP=6ded93e8 EFLGS=00210293
EBX=614c6578 SS=0023 ESP=0012f2c0 EBP=0012f2f0
ECX=1e772ffc DS=0023 ESI=1e772ffc FS=003b
EDX=00000000 ES=0023 EDI=614c6578 GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
c7 40 04 00 00 00 00 c3 cc cc cc cc cc cc cc cc

and, when using opengl,

fs2_open_r caused an Access Violation in module ialmgdev.dll at 001b:0d75380d.
Exception handler called in Freespace 2 Main Thread.
Error occurred at 10/4/2005 15:32:24.
C:\Archivos de programa\The Babylon Project\fs2_open_r.exe, run by pau.
1 processor(s), type 586.
1014 MBytes physical memory.
Read from location 0a5d1000 caused an access violation.

Registers:
EAX=1b005e00 CS=001b EIP=0d75380d EFLGS=00010202
EBX=00000100 SS=0023 ESP=0012f6fc EBP=0a5d0f58
ECX=00000016 DS=0023 ESI=0a5d1000 FS=003b
EDX=00000100 ES=0023 EDI=1b005ea8 GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
f3 a5 8b ca 8b 54 24 10 83 e1 03 f3 a4 8b 4c 24

Could you please help me?

 

Offline Fury

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Crashing while playing first mission
Since you mentioned 915GM chipset, I assume you're running Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 as your graphics card. This integrated graphics cards sports DirectX9 hardware pixel shader support, but no vertex shaders. It does not support Hardware Transformation & Lightning either. FS2_Open does not use pixel or vertex shaders at all, but it does use T&L. Graphics cards that do not support T&L might not work with FS2_Open, there's still a possibility you might get it to work.

Naturally, the first thing you have to do is to update your graphics card drivers. Since notebook hardware manufacturers most of the time have outdated drivers on their site, you have to get the drivers from Intel's site. However, keep in mind that the notebook manufacturer won't take any responsibility in using other drivers than what are available in their driver downloads. The worst case scenario with unsupported notebook drivers is that it will mess your Windows installation to the point where reinstalling Windows is required. Even we cannot guarantee these drivers will work, it's up to you if you want to try.

Intel drivers.

Since you have a notebook with this recent chipset in it, I assume you already have Windows XP with Service Pack 2 installed. In which case you already also have DirectX9.
« Last Edit: October 03, 2005, 10:26:20 am by 173 »

 

Offline pmt22

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Crashing while playing first mission
Yes, I do have directx9, but I am not sure
if the drivers of the graphics card are the
latest. I will try with the ones at Intel.

 

Offline pmt22

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Crashing while playing first mission
I have installed the latest drivers from
Intel, but the game still crashes while
playing the first mission. Is there any
chance to get it working with the 915GM
chipset?

 

Offline karajorma

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    • Karajorma's Freespace FAQ
Crashing while playing first mission
The coders have said that they plan to get software mode back up and running at some point but it's unlikely to work at the moment.

It's in the troubleshooting section of the launcher if you do want to try it. You'll have to turn the detail way down even if it does work (Turning off everything in the graphics section of the launcher apart from enable jpg,tga textures will probably help too. )

Unfortunately at the moment you're using an unsupported graphics card so if that doesn't work there isn't much you can do.
Karajorma's Freespace FAQ. It's almost like asking me yourself.

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