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Eliteone    1,521

Are you using the GOTY version of NOLF or the original? 

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Max80    1
On 9/12/2017 at 1:51 AM, bigbilly50 said:

NOLF 2 - works !

Contract Jack - works ! (But only by using the Project-M mod, and editing ini to 640x480 before playing everytime, then changing res in game)

Alien Vs Predator 2 - does not work, Client MFC Application has stopped working

Windows error log  -

Faulting application name: lithtech.exe, version: 1.0.0.1, time stamp: 0x3ae746d9
Faulting module name: apphelp.dll, version: 10.0.15063.447, time stamp: 0x63786941
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0001e493
Faulting process ID: 0x36d8
Faulting application start time: 0x01d32b133241885f
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Fox\No One Lives Forever\lithtech.exe
Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\apphelp.dll
Report ID: 0419f9c5-d229-4ac1-9517-a8a276704529
Faulting package full name: 
Faulting package-relative application ID: 

 

Okey dokey, here's what I got:

Fully resolved my NOLF 1 problem. In my case it was a USB transmitter/receiver for wireless headphones that brought on the Client MFC error. If the USB was plugged in,  NOLF 1 would not launch and give the error. If I removed the USB transmitter/receiver, the game starts up perfectly. I'm on Win 7, the above quoted user is on Win 10 but I would say operating system likely doesn't matter. The issue above is very likely same as mine, everything matches up. It's looking like some legacy Windows components are causing this particular problem and the legacy components are likely the same in both operating systems. That's why this same problem could occur on both Win 7 and Win 10 along with other operating systems like Win 8.

So...if you have a start up problem similar to what is discussed here, simply unplug ALL devices to your PC except your mouse so you can actually launch the game. If you have a corded mouse you can use for testing use it. Any USB transmitters/receivers for wireless devices MUST be removed from your computer USB ports. In my case I found simply disabling the headphones via Device Manager doesn't work, the USB transmitter/receiver had to be physically removed. A computer restart after you have unplugged everything would be a good idea and then try and launch NOLF.

I've found this problem can affect more than just NOLF. It appears games released in the 2000-2003 range appear to share a similar architecture which can lead to the same issue. Poster above mentions Alien Vs Predator 2 giving the same error as NOLF and it's a very high possibility the cause of AvP2 not working is the same as it is for NOLF. Release date for AvP2 is also in the correct time period.

If you find it is a device that has caused your problem, please do post exactly what device it is! With more hardware information it may be possible to accurately track down and understand what and why it is occurring. At this point without some other hardware samples from people it's not worth it for me to waste any more time on.

Hope this helps people out! NOLF 1 is a crazy great game and should be played by all!

Edit: I should also mention I'm not confident this is the solution for the original OP but I would certainly still try it. Original OP managed to get the game semi started by messing with screen resolutions etc. I have found when it's a device problem the game is dead, won't do even a partial startup under any circumstances. However, this may not be accurate so certainly worth it for everyone with NOLF startup issues to unplug their stuff and see what happens!

Edited by Max80

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Eliteone    1,521

Glad you sorted it out. Were you using Windows compatibility mode as well? Curious since I used a Logitech wireless mouse and keyboard without any issues. I however run the game in compatibility mode. 

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Max80    1
Just now, Eliteone said:

Glad you sorted it out. Were you using Windows compatibility mode as well? Curious since I used a Logitech wireless mouse and keyboard without any issues. I however run the game in compatibility mode. 

No, no need, game runs flawlessly start to finish without doing anything special. I have a bunch of devices plugged in, Logitech keyboard and mouse as well but it was after I bought headphones I hit the problem. I didn't relate the issue to the headphones immediately as I had them for quite a while before I launched NOLF. I noticed other games weren't working either at that point and went off error logs to track things down to a few legacy areas of Windows. Put it all together and came back to the headphones.

Looking at other problem games and their forums found many instances where the same problem might be occurring to certain users. I'm quite confident this isn't a "one off" situation only occurring on my system. I'd expect it will be quite widespread.

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Max80    1

Oh, Eliteone, just realized you are also running Win 10 I believe where as I am running Win 7 so that may be why you need to use the compatibility modes. Win 7 runs great with AA and AF also applied. NOLF 2 stability is another story, still playing through it, gave me issues in the first couple of levels so put it on an old XP machine then later transferred back to my Win 7 machine after I finished Siberia. Messing a little with NOLF 2 as well to see if some of the crash and texture issues can be resolved. Got to play it first and for me it's not in the same class as NOLF 1 so I'm playing other games and I'll get back to it when I feel the need. lol

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bigbilly50    0

MAX - thanks for the suggestions , will give this a try and report back when my hangover lets up (at a gig last night), Ive got loads of USB devices I can try unplugging (including XBOX ONE wireless receiver)

 

 

 

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Max80    1
56 minutes ago, bigbilly50 said:

MAX - thanks for the suggestions , will give this a try and report back when my hangover lets up (at a gig last night), Ive got loads of USB devices I can try unplugging (including XBOX ONE wireless receiver)

 

 

 

That'd be great, I'd be very interested. Make sure everything is unplugged and you don't miss anything. Looking forward to the results.

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