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#1 14-10-2008 05:28:55

CrazyOne
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Registered: 14-10-2008

Computer locks up when starting Prelude

It loads up the first screen with main menu, and locks up with the the first sound in a loop.

running on XP 64-bit

tried -novid, no joy... about to try -windowed, but if it doesn't work, I want to get this posted before I go

I can try provide more information if needed

thanks in advance

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#2 14-10-2008 05:36:23

Abahbob
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Registered: 14-10-2008

Re: Computer locks up when starting Prelude

Please post your graphics card info

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#3 14-10-2008 14:00:28

CrazyOne
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Registered: 14-10-2008

Re: Computer locks up when starting Prelude

Nvidia 8800GTS 320MB
2 of them in SLi
Driver: 6.14.0011.7813

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#4 14-10-2008 23:12:09

foop
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Registered: 14-10-2008

Re: Computer locks up when starting Prelude

I'm having a similar problem...sort of.  I don't actually get to the first menus or to a sound.  My machine totally locks up when the BG for the menu comes up and the "loading" text is displayed. I have also tried "-Windowed" and "-novid" with no luck. 

Machine info is as follows:
Intel E4300
MSI P35 Neo2 FR
2x1 Gigs Super Talent DDR2 667
EVGA 8800 GTS 512  Driver version 6.14.11.7813
Running Windows Xp Pro 32 Bit

I am using on board sound from my mobo.  Is it possible that it's a audio driver issue?  CrazyOne, are you using onboard sound or a separate card?  Running the same Mobo as me by some off chance?

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#5 15-10-2008 01:59:03

Abahbob
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Registered: 14-10-2008

Re: Computer locks up when starting Prelude

CrazyOne wrote:

Nvidia 8800GTS 320MB
2 of them in SLi
Driver: 6.14.0011.7813

Try setting launch options to:

+mat_forcehardwaresync 0 -dxlevel 90 +mat_bumpmap 0 +mat_specular 0 +map_background none -autoconfig -novid -windowed

Last edited by Abahbob (15-10-2008 01:59:22)

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#6 15-10-2008 02:02:13

NykO18
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Registered: 29-08-2008
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Re: Computer locks up when starting Prelude

Now that's what I call a badass launch option.
big_smile

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#7 15-10-2008 02:06:08

Abahbob
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Registered: 14-10-2008

Re: Computer locks up when starting Prelude

It stops me from getting a BSoD on start up (I still cant actually get past lvl 2 because my graphics card), AND I can play around in portal playground shooting zombies with rockets smile

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#8 18-10-2008 14:57:06

NykO18
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From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 29-08-2008
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Re: Computer locks up when starting Prelude

No news, good news?
Archived.

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