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jafo
16th Sep 2005, 07:50
I have a 1.2ghz CPU with 512meg of RAM with a geforce 5500 aeolus graphics card using the latest drivers under windows XP.
The machine is a clean install and has directX 9c
The game has been patched to 1.1

The problem occurs when I attempt to start a quick game. Depending on which map I select for the battle, the 'loading' taskbar will creep across the screen and if I am lucky I will get a frame of the map and then a Blue Screen Of Death and the computer reboots.

For example - Quick game on easy, me as defender with English vs Russians and both sides 'autobuy' - If I select the English map - BSOD
If I select the Cyrenacia map - Fine.

I know the knee jerk response here is likely to be to blame the graphics card drivers but if this is the case, it's a clash unique to Imperial Glory as all my other games are just peachy - Rome:Total War, Combat Mission II + III, IL-2, NWN etc.

Anyone else had similar?

ytareh
16th Sep 2005, 18:17
Ive had these symptoms.Two cures include updating graphics driver (ATi early 5 series bad -5.7 fine-I know you are Nvidia but update anyway)and installing Macromedia Flash if you dont have it.

jafo
17th Sep 2005, 09:55
Have used the NVidia live update on my drivers, so all up to date and have installed flash and shockwave off the macromedia site.
Still does exactly the same thing.
Several of my friends use similar cards and are delaying buying the game as a result.

Damn.

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Here's the dumpfile
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Windows XP Kernel Version 2600 (Service Pack 2) UP Free x86 compatible
Kernel base = 0x804d7000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x8055ab20
Debug session time: Sat Sep 17 10:43:20 2005
System Uptime: 0 days 0:08:30
start end module name
804d7000 806eb780 nt Checksum: 002160C9 Timestamp: Wed Aug 04 07:19:48 2004 (41108004)

Unloaded modules:
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Finished dump check

jafo
19th Sep 2005, 09:19
So far I have tested about a dozen of the maps.
Of the 8 land maps, five will run and three will reboot my machine
All 4 of the sea maps will run.

England, Scotland and Ireland all crash.

jaywalker2309
20th Sep 2005, 18:21
So far I have tested about a dozen of the maps.
Of the 8 land maps, five will run and three will reboot my machine
All 4 of the sea maps will run.

England, Scotland and Ireland all crash.

How good is the ventilation on your pc. Most common causes of blue screen of deaths is over heating. Try taking the case off and having a clear out of dust from the fans and the like :)

jafo
21st Sep 2005, 07:18
How good is the ventilation on your pc. Most common causes of blue screen of deaths is over heating. Try taking the case off and having a clear out of dust from the fans and the like

You could eat your dinner off the inside of my computer case it's that clean, seriously.
I've had the same problem with the case on or off. Whilst there's no temp sensor on the graphics card, my mobo temp sensors are all down in a nice comfy range (around 30 odd).
Also, it's the SAME maps each time. The maps that work, always work. The maps that crash, always crash.
The fan on the graphics card is whirling around quite merrily.

I've also tried loading the game as the very first thing the computer runs after being left to cool down overnight. Exactly the same results.

The machine functions perfectly on every other game I run.
Occams razor points to the game rather than the platform.

Anyone want a nearly new copy of IG?