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Dark Laith
18th Mar 2003, 21:00
When I get into the first battle of the game, with the two Ex-Soldiers, the second one of them tries to attack me, the game crashes with an error saying memory at a certain location could not be read. Help?:confused:

Jonexe
21st Mar 2003, 05:01
Reinstall the game, and make sure you do a full install. That should help the problem. If not... then I'd say you're screwed O_O';;

TiadaghtonDude
22nd Mar 2003, 17:59
What version of Windows are you running? That's a known issue in Win2k that can (sometimes) be addressed.

Actually, if you could post all your specs (Processor type & speed, Video Card, Sound card, etc.), that'd be nice. If you're not sure, then go to 'run' on the start menu, and type in "dxdiag" (no quotes) When the window comes up, click on the 'Save All information . . .' button. This will allow you to save your configuration in a text file. I think the default is DxDiag.txt. Save it on the desktop or somewhere you'll remember. Then just open that file in notepad, select all, copy, and paste it into your post.

Rengar
25th Mar 2003, 04:47
http://www.eidosinteractive.com/support/faqinfo.html?fqid=296&gmid=44

You can try that....

Hmm....those are my instructions, from way back....for getting the movies to work....maybe it works for the guards, too.

Did the opening play?

You can also try putting your direct Sound into basic mode.

Type: dxdiag
in the run menu of windows
Go to the sound tab and move the slider.
Try basic first, and then try the others.

Dark Laith
29th Mar 2003, 21:54
Here it is.

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System Information
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Time of this report: 3/29/2003, 13:51:26
Machine name: LAP-KHADGAR38
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional (5.0, Build 2195)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
Processor: Intel Pentium III
Memory: 128MB RAM
Page File: 82MB used, 220MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 7.0 (4.07.00.0700)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.00.2134.0001

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DirectX Components
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ddraw.dll: 5.00.2180.0001 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 266512 bytes
ddrawex.dll: 5.00.2134.0001 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 24336 bytes
dxapi.sys: 5.00.2180.0001 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 10064 bytes
d3dim.dll: 5.00.2180.0001 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 446224 bytes
d3dim700.dll: 5.00.2180.0001 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 584976 bytes
d3dref.dll: 5.00.2180.0001 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 93456 bytes
d3dramp.dll: 5.00.2180.0001 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 591120 bytes
d3drm.dll: 5.00.2134.0001 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 364816 bytes
d3dxof.dll: 5.00.2135.0001 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 49424 bytes
d3dpmesh.dll: 5.00.2134.0001 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 37648 bytes
dplayx.dll: 5.00.2169.0001 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 218384 bytes
dpmodemx.dll: 5.00.2169.0001 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 22288 bytes
dpwsockx.dll: 5.00.2169.0001 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 44304 bytes
dplaysvr.exe: 5.00.2169.0001 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 29968 bytes
dsound.dll: 5.00.2165.0001 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 298256 bytes
dsound3d.dll: 5.00.2134.0001 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 1296144 bytes
dinput.dll: 5.00.2172.0001 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 134416 bytes
joy.cpl: 5.00.2134.0001 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 60688 bytes
gcdef.dll: 5.00.2134.0001 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 59664 bytes
gameenum.sys: 5.00.2134.0001 English Final Retail 9/25/1999 02:35:58 9552 bytes
dmusic.dll: 5.00.2160.0001 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 68880 bytes
dmband.dll: 5.00.2134.0001 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 26896 bytes
dmcompos.dll: 5.00.2158.0001 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 49936 bytes
dmime.dll: 5.00.2134.0001 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 82704 bytes
dmloader.dll: 5.00.2134.0001 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 21264 bytes
dmstyle.dll: 5.00.2158.0001 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 78608 bytes
dmsynth.dll: 5.00.2145.0001 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 53008 bytes
dx7vb.dll: 5.00.2134.0001 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 605456 bytes

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DirectX Media Files
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actmovie.exe: 6.01.09.0726 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 26384 bytes
amstream.dll: 6.01.09.0726 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 64784 bytes
danim.dll: 6.01.09.0727 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 1133840 bytes
devenum.dll: 6.01.09.0726 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 48912 bytes
dxmasf.dll: 6.04.09.1109 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 498448 bytes
dxtmsft.dll: 6.01.09.0727 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 325904 bytes
dxtmsft3.dll: 6.01.09.0727 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 380688 bytes
dxtrans.dll: 6.01.09.0727 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 150288 bytes
lmrt.dll: 6.01.09.0727 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 337680 bytes
mciqtz.drv: 4.00.96.0729 English Final Retail 11/17/1997 17:13:16 11776 bytes
mciqtz32.dll: 6.01.09.0726 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 34576 bytes
mpg2splt.ax: 6.01.09.0726 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 63760 bytes
mplayer2.exe: 6.04.09.1109 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 4880 bytes
msdxm.ocx: 6.04.09.1109 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 842000 bytes
qcap.dll: 6.01.09.0726 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 166672 bytes
qcut.dll: 6.01.09.0726 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 176400 bytes
qdv.dll: 6.01.09.0726 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 214288 bytes
qdvd.dll: 6.01.09.0726 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 271632 bytes
quartz.dll: 6.01.09.0726 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 830224 bytes
quartz.vxd: Final Retail 11/17/1997 17:13:16 5672 bytes
strmdll.dll: 4.01.00.3917 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 242960 bytes
vidx16.dll: 0.00.00.0000 English Final Retail 11/17/1997 17:13:16 10240 bytes
iac25_32.ax: 2.00.05.0053 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 199680 bytes
ir41_32.ax: 4.51.16.0003 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 848384 bytes
ir41_qc.dll: 4.30.62.0002 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 120320 bytes
ir41_qcx.dll: 0.00.00.0000 English Final Retail 1/23/1998 05:05:24 338432 bytes
ir50_32.dll: 5.2562.15.0055 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 755200 bytes
ir50_qc.dll: 5.00.63.0048 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 200192 bytes
ir50_qcx.dll: 5.00.64.0048 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 183808 bytes
ivfsrc.ax: 5.10.02.0051 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 154624 bytes
tm20dec.ax: 1.00.00.0001 English Final Retail 7/17/1998 13:36:16 140800 bytes
atl.dll: 3.00.8449.0000 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 58938 bytes
comcat.dll: 5.00.2181.0001 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 3856 bytes
msvcrt.dll: 6.01.8637.0000 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 295000 bytes
oleaut32.dll: 2.40.4512.0001 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 614672 bytes
olepro32.dll: 5.00.4512.0001 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 164112 bytes
urlmon.dll: 5.00.2920.0000 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 437008 bytes
wininet.dll: 5.00.2920.0000 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 467728 bytes

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DirectX Drivers
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framebuf.dll: 5.00.2180.0001 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 8752 bytes Certified
tsd32.dll: 1.03.03.0007 Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 16144 bytes Certified
vga.drv: 3.10.00.0103 English Final Retail 12/7/1999 04:00:00 2176 bytes Certified

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Display Devices
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Card name: ATI Technologies Inc. RAGE P/M Mobility AGP 2X
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI RAGE Mobility P/M AGP 2X (A21/2)
DAC type: ATI Internal DAC
Device ID: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4C4D&SUBSYS_00AA1028&REV_64
Display Memory: 8.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (16 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Generic Television
Monitor Max Res: 640,480
Driver Name: atidrab.dll
Driver Version: 5.00.2180.0001 (English)
DDI Version: 7 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 12/7/1999 08:43:28, 135184 bytes
Driver Certified: Yes
VDD:
Mini VDD: atimpab.sys
Registry: OK
DDraw Test Result:
D3D Test Result:


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Sound Devices
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Description: ESS Maestro
Device ID: PCI\VEN_125D&DEV_1978&SUBSYS_00AA1028&REV_10
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: maestro.sys
Driver Version: 5.00.2187.0001 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Certified: Yes
Date and Size: 11/22/1999 08:01:42, 48368 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: Microsoft
HW Accel Level: Standard
Registry: OK
Sound Test Result:


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DirectMusic
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DLS Path: C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\drivers\GM.DLS
Version: 1.00.16.0002
Ports:
Microsoft Synthesizer, Software (Not Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal, Default Port
Microsoft MPU-401 (WDM), Hardware (Kernel Mode), Input, No DLS, External
Microsoft MPU-401 (WDM), Hardware (Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, External
Microsoft Synthesizer (WDM), Software (Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal
Registry: OK
Music Test Result:

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Input Devices
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Registry: OK

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Input Drivers
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DirectPlay Service Providers
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Internet TCP/IP Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: Internet TCP/IP Connection For DirectPlay (Internet TCP/IP Connection For DirectPlay)
IPX Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: IPX Connection For DirectPlay (IPX Connection For DirectPlay)
Modem Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: Modem Connection For DirectPlay (Modem Connection For DirectPlay)
Serial Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: Serial Connection For DirectPlay (Serial Connection For DirectPlay)
DirectPlay Test Result:

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DirectPlay Lobbyable Apps
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TiadaghtonDude
30th Mar 2003, 23:21
alright. First of all, you'll have to follow all the instructions outlined on this page (http://www.joikkeli.org/janne/ff7.html). That'll fix the crash you're experiencing. (That crash actually seems to occur when entering ANY battle, or leaving the menu screen.)

Next thing: When you pick 'new game' does the opening movie play (Starts out with starts, switches to Aeris walking through an alley, etc.)? If not, download and install this patch (http://ftp.eidos.com/pub/patches/final_fantasy7/ff7betap1.exe), it'll get the movies up and running for you.

Then you'll need to get this patch (http://www.qhimm.com/ff7_chocobo_patch.zip) to fix a crash that always happens at a later point in the game under Win2k or XP.

After doing all of this, the game usually runs just fine under Win2K.

Dark Laith
31st Mar 2003, 17:19
OKay, i did that. It seems to work, but... two things. One, there's no sound. Two, when it comes time to enter cloud's name, I'm supposed to hit the "Start" key (which has been set to the Ins key) to go to the little menu at the side of the list of letters and numbers to finish the name entry, but it won't respond. Also, the arrow keys do nothing. ALl I can do is type letters and delete them.

Rengar
1st Apr 2003, 19:15
No sound?
Did you set it to Basic or emulated....Basic is the lowest you should go with FF7.

Are you sure you have the volume up....the wave volume, or the MIDI volume if it's the music your hearing.....

Did you reinstall the audio codec....in the ADD/remove programs, under Windows SEtup, inside the multimedia section...Think it's Audio compression, it should be checked.

Are you using a laptop?
There's a patch for laptops and the name selection problem...

A joystick can cause problems, too.....if it's not a gamepad, disconnect your joystick.

Dark Laith
1st Apr 2003, 19:37
I'll go through these point by point...

1) Let me put it this way... set what, now?
2) THe volume is up, to about the middle. Midi volume is up too.
3) don't see anything labeled "windows setup" in the add/remove programs thing...
4) I am using a laptop. What patch might you be reffering to?
5) no joystik, just a keyboard.

Rengar
2nd Apr 2003, 19:12
Inside dxdiag....
type dxdiag in the "run" thingy of windows
Then go to Sound Tab and move the slider to basic acceleration.
This helps sound related crashes.

Inside Add/Remove Programs, there should be a tab called Window's Setup....then a small icon called multimedia, Inside that should be a thing called audio Compression. That needs to be checked or you'll have no sound effects...sometime you have to uncheck it reboot, and recheck it, to shock it into working.

The patch is in support. Laptop keyboard patch...or something.
http://www.eidosinteractive.com/support/search.html?gmid=44

Doesn't work for all laptops, though.

And this is Eidos' cure for the kick soldier crash.
http://www.eidosinteractive.com/support/faqinfo.html?fqid=296&gmid=44

Which is basicly the same as the Audio Compression I said above, they suggest to uninstall and then reinstall Audo Compression...but they suggest a manual remove of the Audio Codecs, as well...which is a good idea if your having major crashes with this game. I would do the manual remove as a last resort....but, they do come back on their own....as a matter of fact, I'm sure that, that part of the FAQ is mine, I've suggested doing that on this forum in the past. It cured my problems of choppie FMV's, once upon a time.

Dark Laith
2nd Apr 2003, 19:37
Originally posted by Rengar
Inside Add/Remove Programs, there should be a tab called Window's Setup....then a small icon called multimedia, Inside that should be a thing called audio Compression. That needs to be checked or you'll have no sound effects...sometime you have to uncheck it reboot, and recheck it, to shock it into working.
I'm telling you, I see no tab called Windows Setup. I see Change or Remove Programs, Add New Programs, and Add/Remove Windows Components. No "Windows Setup."

Also, as for the laptop patch... already downloaded it. I was using that particular ff7input.cfg file at the time.

Nightstalker
2nd Apr 2003, 21:19
Add/Remove Windows Components aka. Windows Setup.

Try to connect a normal keyboard to your laptop...if you have connected a mouse to that port...Well disconnect it, you'll not need a mouse while playing FF7.

As for the sounds, did de sound test in the FF7 config program play alright.

Good Luck.

Nightstalker.

Rengar
3rd Apr 2003, 17:49
Well, in Win98 it's called Window's setup.

Can't really help you with the keyboard thing, I don't own a laptop.

It may be easier, just buying a preowned Playstation and the Greatest hit version of the game.....should set you back about 50 dollars. That's probably the easiest solution.

Dark Laith
20th Apr 2003, 22:23
OKay, forget the keyboard problem, I fixed that. (Seems the laptop patch is what was screwing it up...) Anyways, I still need help with the sound. I see nothing under Add/Remove Windows components that has anything to do with sound, including "Audio compression."

Rengar
21st Apr 2003, 02:32
??? In windows 98, it under multimedia. It's the first check box.


http://www.eidosinteractive.com/support/faqinfo.html?fqid=55&gmid=44

Dark Laith
23rd Apr 2003, 13:48
I don't see anything labeled "Multimedia" either. (I'm running win2k, maybe that has something to do with it.)

Rengar
23rd Apr 2003, 15:28
I don't know very much about Win2000 or XP. Maybe you should go to a newer DirectX version. Maybe DX8.1. I would try that one before moving to DX9. I'm running 8.1, I'm not going to 9 until a game I own forces me to.

You could try Qhimm's forum, there are a few people there that know a few tricks in getting Win2000 to work with FF7.

http://forums.qhimm.com/