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pinkluce
3rd Jul 2002, 18:45
OK I am having a problem with this, I can install the game fine and it starts OK, I see the FMV but then when it gets to the title screen the menu ring doesn't appear and the game crashes and I have to restart my machine. When I click to play the game it always takes me to the setup window, it doesn't seem to remember my settings. Please help, this is not good!! :)

wriggle
3rd Jul 2002, 18:52
Hi pinkluce!
I don't know what's going on but I can give you a good tips to enjoy the games without much trouble! It works for me, so.....
- install the lastest directx;
- install the lastest video and sound driver;
- grab the lastest patch for the game that you'll play.

For TR I know there's a patch, you can get it from Eidos site but I'll put the link for you here! PATCH (http://ftp.eidos.com/pub/patches/tomb_raider_3/tr3p1.exe)
Hope that helps!! :)

Aquarius
3rd Jul 2002, 18:59
I have Windows ME too, but TR3 has always run fine for me. I have that same problem though for Chronicles.

pinkluce
3rd Jul 2002, 19:16
Thanks guys! I'll try the patch and see what happens :)

pinkluce
3rd Jul 2002, 22:28
OK, I downloaded the patch and did as it said but TR3 still won't work. Any other ideas? How would I know if I have the up to date drivers and directx? I have run Chronicles on my PC, will the version of directx used for that be working with my TR3?? Also where would I find sound and graphics drivers? Any help is much appreciated. :)

Aquarius
4th Jul 2002, 15:45
Just wondering, is there a patch like that for Chronicles??

pinkluce
4th Jul 2002, 18:13
Thank you for the link to the patch, i tried it again and it worked, I'd done the wrong thing with it first time around, doh! :)

wriggle
4th Jul 2002, 18:40
Originally posted by pinkluce
OK, I downloaded the patch and did as it said but TR3 still won't work. Any other ideas? How would I know if I have the up to date drivers and directx? I have run Chronicles on my PC, will the version of directx used for that be working with my TR3?? Also where would I find sound and graphics drivers? Any help is much appreciated. :)

Hey Pink! Happy that you can play your game but if you still wanna update your system I can help you!
- Here you can download DirectX 8.1! [HERE (http://download.microsoft.com/download/win98/Install/8.1/W98Me/EN-US/DX81eng.exe)]

For help with sound and video driver I need to know what's your card! Voodoo, nVidia, ATi, ... , SoundBlaster, ... and please the model is important ok!!
If you don't wanna and it's working nice that ok!! Enjoy your game!!!
See you around....... ;)




Originally posted by Aquarius
Just wondering, is there a patch like that for Chronicles??
I don't think so dude!!!

pinkluce
4th Jul 2002, 18:54
Thanks wriggle, I think it might be useful to know where to get drivers in the future just in case, even though TR3 seems to be OK. I have a Rage Fury Pro graphics card and Creative Soundblaster PCI 128 sound card. Thanks :)

wriggle
4th Jul 2002, 19:36
@pinkluce:
Just go to the site of the company!
SoundBlaster (www.soundblaster.com) - Go to download section in the left and select Drivers then your card! It's easy!
I get the direct link for you too! [HERE (http://www.americas.creative.com/support/files/download.asp?Centric=17&OS=11)]

ATi (www.ati.com) - Go to find a driver in the left, select your OS and your card. It's easy too!
I get the direct link again for you! [HERE (http://mirror2.ati.com/drivers/wmer1284137192.exe)]

That's it!!!

pinkluce
5th Jul 2002, 18:33
Thanks a lot wriggle, I will add those to my favourites list just in case :D