Jump to content

lock during load

Recommended Posts

No problem installing NOLF2 on my system (Vista 32 Home, Athlon 2.2 dual, 2gig, HD5670, X-Fi Fatal1ty) and have played all the way through once, no graphics problems, no sound problems. But... about half the time:


I start the game, get to the menu screen, select either "continue" or "single player", get to the game loading screen and... it locks up. Give the three finger salute, select task manager, and I'm back at a low-res desktop with the error message "the instruction at <memory address> referenced data at <memory address>... click OK to terminate". Occasionally this message isn't there and I must shut down the game via task manager. The game may load fine the next time or I may curse through half a dozen instances of this before it loads.


Have tried all compatibility modes; 2000 and XP make no difference, game wont start with anything older. "Desktop composition" etc. are disabled; UAC and DEP are disabled on this system, DX isn't the issue.


I feel this has something to do with the vid card/drivers and/or resolution switching for the menu screens. When I'm at the low-res desktop I can right-click the desktop, select "personalize>display settings" and that shows the screen resolution of 800x600x32, but if I go to the "AMD Vision Control Center" it shows the resolution still 1680x1050x32 (default).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

The vid card? about four years. Have tried drivers from 8.5 to 11.5 with no effect.


FTR, this borderline ancient system has handled all the older games I've thrown at it except NOLF2 and Thief3 (NOLF1, Thief 1 and 2, System Shock 2, etc.). Once i get NOLF2 to start it runs fine, it's just irritating that it sometimes takes three or four cycles of starting then having to shut it down via task manager before it runs.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Guidelines Privacy Policy.