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Offline CaptJosh

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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
I know its been a while since this thread was posted in, however, I wanted to add to the issue of OpenAL corruption. I think it most often occurs when someone installs new sound drivers, or replaces a sound card, even if it uses the same drivers as before, e.g., going from one SB Live! card to another that will actually work with the Live! Drive IR you just got. When you switch sound hardware or drivers under windows, please reinstall OpenAL before attempting to run anything that uses it.
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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
@coders / troubleshooters: ...should I tag that onto the first post?

 

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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
Many drivers install old versions of OpenAL. It might be worth warning people to expect the possibility that changing drivers might result in the install of v1.0.
Karajorma's Freespace FAQ. It's almost like asking me yourself.

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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
4) If you have an Intel-based on-board graphics card, you might have to try Direct 3D, even though it's currently unsupported; which means if you get graphical problems using this option, don't cry about it... you were warned!  ;)
I can confirm that FreeSpace SCP runs in OpenGL on an Intel G33/G31 Express Chipset Family graphics card.
<Achillion> I mean, it's not like he's shoving the brain-goo in a usb slot and praying to kurzweil to bring the singularity

<dsockwell> idk about you guys but the reason i follow God's law is so I can get my rocks off in the afterlife

 

Offline Androgeos Exeunt

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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
jr2, you should also add that users with Intel graphics cards should get their graphics adapters updated to the latest version. All the solutions listed in the first post of this thread did not work for me until I updated my graphics cards.
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
If quazwsk/someone else with an Intel card can confirm this and if jr2 shows no signs of activity during the next few days, I think I can edit the stickied thread on the Support board (it's the same set of instructions written by jr2, except that no one has replied to that thread).
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

15:41 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
15:53 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has quit [Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client]

18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

11:46 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
11:51 < Kobrar> ...
11:51 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has left #hard-light []

 

Offline Androgeos Exeunt

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Quote: Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 1845hrs UTC, #gaming
The_E
behold the power of this fully armed and operational recluse

z64555
but does it destroy planets with a turbo laser

 

Offline qazwsx

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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
I'll do a screen capture and stick it on a file hosting site.
<Achillion> I mean, it's not like he's shoving the brain-goo in a usb slot and praying to kurzweil to bring the singularity

<dsockwell> idk about you guys but the reason i follow God's law is so I can get my rocks off in the afterlife

 

Offline jr2

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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
If quazwsk/someone else with an Intel card can confirm this and if jr2 shows no signs of activity during the next few days, I think I can edit the stickied thread on the Support board (it's the same set of instructions written by jr2, except that no one has replied to that thread).

Update it, and give me a link, I'll update this one with that info... orrrr, something.  ;)  EDIT: better?

From karajorma's BtRL Tech Help and FAQ Thread:

About 90% of the time this sort of error is related to one of three sound errors or a graphics one.

1) You didn't install OpenAL; found at www.openal.org ). If you didn't run this before running the game, run it now and see if that cures the problem.
2) Your OpenAL install is corrupt (Windows users check Windows\System32 for either ct_oal.dll or nvopenal.dll. These are the OpenAL 1.0 .dlls and they are causing the screwup. Delete them and run the OpenAL installer again). If that doesn't work try deleting OpenAL32.dll and wrap_oal.dll and then running the OpenAL installer again.  NOTE: Re-installing drivers for your sound card, or installing drivers for a different sound card might install OpenAL 1.0 over your current OpenAL.
3) You (windows users only) selected something other than Generic Software from the Launcher's Audio tab. Switch it back.

[img]http://homepage.ntlworld.com/karajorma/Misc-Pics/BtRL/Tech%20Help/Launcher-Audio.jpg[/img]

4) If you have an Intel-based on-board graphics card, you might have to try Direct 3D. FIRST, TRY UPDATING YOUR DRIVERS FROM INTEL! (direct link to download center here, works as of 6/17/08, select your GFX product from the left panel).  If this doesn't work, and you must use Direct3D, keep in mind that it's currently unsupported; which means if you get graphical problems using this option, don't cry about it... you were warned!  ;)

[img]http://homepage.ntlworld.com/karajorma/Misc-Pics/BtRL/Tech%20Help/Launcher-Video.jpg[/img]
« Last Edit: June 16, 2008, 11:34:48 pm by jr2 »

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
Update it, and give me a link, I'll update this one with that info... orrrr, something.  ;)
:wtf: Um, I just copied your stuff to that other thread. K? For I has a power.
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

15:41 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
15:53 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has quit [Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client]

18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

11:46 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
11:51 < Kobrar> ...
11:51 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has left #hard-light []

 

Offline jr2

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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
Oh, noes, ph34r h1m!!11oneoneeleven  xD  Ya, IK that.  Hmm, I forgot that I posted in that other thread, I thought it was someone else for some reason.  :rolleyes:

 

Offline qazwsx

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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
mediafire is being a pain, anyone know any decent free hosting sites?
<Achillion> I mean, it's not like he's shoving the brain-goo in a usb slot and praying to kurzweil to bring the singularity

<dsockwell> idk about you guys but the reason i follow God's law is so I can get my rocks off in the afterlife

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
How big a file were we talking about? You could attach it to a post where people, such as myself, could download it and then find a hosting solution.
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

15:41 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
15:53 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has quit [Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client]

18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

11:46 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
11:51 < Kobrar> ...
11:51 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has left #hard-light []

 

Offline Androgeos Exeunt

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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
mediafire is being a pain, anyone know any decent free hosting sites?

...Windows Live SkyDrive? :nervous:
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Quote: Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 1845hrs UTC, #gaming
The_E
behold the power of this fully armed and operational recluse

z64555
but does it destroy planets with a turbo laser

 

Offline Turey

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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
mediafire is being a pain, anyone know any decent free hosting sites?

MegaUpload and RapidShare are the big ones. MegaUpload is better than RapidShare though.
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Offline qazwsx

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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
It's on Megaupload:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=HYEGVZI9 (wmv, sorry!)
Don't mind the epic fail of my piloting skills, or the Windows Live Messenger popup thingys
<Achillion> I mean, it's not like he's shoving the brain-goo in a usb slot and praying to kurzweil to bring the singularity

<dsockwell> idk about you guys but the reason i follow God's law is so I can get my rocks off in the afterlife

 

Offline qazwsx

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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
4) If you have an Intel-based on-board graphics card, you might have to try Direct 3D. FIRST, TRY UPDATING YOUR DRIVERS FROM INTEL! (direct link to download center here, works as of 6/17/08, select your GFX product from the left panel).  If this doesn't work, and you must use Direct3D, keep in mind that it's currently unsupported; which means if you get graphical problems using this option, don't cry about it... you were warned!  ;)
Woo! I helped!
*goes back to lurking and mucking about on blender*
<Achillion> I mean, it's not like he's shoving the brain-goo in a usb slot and praying to kurzweil to bring the singularity

<dsockwell> idk about you guys but the reason i follow God's law is so I can get my rocks off in the afterlife

 

Offline jr2

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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
Woo! I helped!

I was going to fry you for that, but unfortunately, Lobo already did, so I can't fry you again or Goobler will get upset.  xD  Consider yourself fried once more.

 

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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
Hey, guys!  I recently got the 3.6.10 SCP Beta and got it installed, but I'm having a problem.  When I clicked on the ready room, my game crashed during the loading.  I've had this happen to me before on the earlier builds, but that would happen after about five to ten missions were done.  That I could handle, but this is different.  I'm not sure what to make of it. :confused:  I'm just curious if this has happened to anyone else.

AND BEFORE ANYONE ASKS, YES, I TRIED REPORTING THIS BUG, BUT THE CONFRAMATION E-MAIL WON'T SHOW IN MY INBOX!!!  Can anyone help me?  I may try to trobleshoot this problem my self, but I may need help.


Never mind.  I think I found the problem.  I think I missed a few 3.6.9 VP files.
« Last Edit: July 09, 2008, 05:49:16 pm by NFSRacer »
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
Never mind.  I think I found the problem.  I think I missed a few 3.6.9 VP files.
No such things. Get a 3.6.10 build and either the 3.6.8 or 3.6.10 MediaVPs.
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

15:41 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
15:53 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has quit [Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client]

18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

11:46 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
11:51 < Kobrar> ...
11:51 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has left #hard-light []