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Buzku
9th Jun 2006, 11:55
The reason is either AA or Post Filter or using them together.


If I play with only either AA or Post Filter on the game stops crashing. If I use both at the same time game crashes.

I played till 3rd level and game works without crashes.

I have nVidia Geforce 6800le-vga card. As you may know, nVidias cards can't handle HDR effects and AA at the same time. Post Filter at least looks like HDR, might have similiar technique.

Before this I tried:

Reinstall
Patch
Playing without patch
Updated vga, sound card and chipset drivers

So now I can play without having to worry about crashes.

Buzku
10th Jun 2006, 15:01
Has anyone tried this yet?

grunjee3
11th Jun 2006, 13:33
Here's my input...

Just as background, in my case, I've had numerous CTDs playing HMBM... in fact I can't remember a single time I've been able to play for more than an hour without it CTD'ing.

I did try disabling AA, AF, and post filtering - one at a time and all 3 at the same time. However this did not stop the CTDs.

What has seemed to fix it for me is disabling EAX. I'm not 100% sure the CTDs have stopped, but after disabling EAX last night I was able to play for a couple of hours, and I think I finished 2 missions without a CTD. Without a doubt, this is the longest stable run of HMBM I've had so far.

I'll post later with an update, whether or not it CTDs anymore.

stegman
12th Jun 2006, 14:16
So guys, what would you recomend; nVidia or ATI for my next card?

Quillan
12th Jun 2006, 15:12
That depends on what type of card you can fit in your motherboard and how much money you're willing to spend. If you have an AGP slot and want an AGP video card, I'd go nVidia. You have more choices there and will get better performance. If you have PCI Express and are willing to spend over $500, go ATI. The X1900XTX card is just incredible, but the 7900GTX is no slouch either. If you have PCI-E and are going midrange, I'm not certain. I haven't kept up with those benchmarks, so I'd have to look at performance numbers on the 7600GT and the X1600 cards to see how they compare.

jimnms
13th Jun 2006, 01:21
So guys, what would you recomend; nVidia or ATI for my next card?
I can only offer my personal opinion. I had no preference either way. I had owned nvidia cards from the TNT up to the Geforce line, never any trouble that I can remember.

Then when I built my last system 2 years ago, I went with an ATI 9700 Pro after seing a friends card perform. I never had any issues with it, and loved the monthly driver updates.

When I built my current system, I went back to nvidia's side, and deeply regret it. I bought a MB with an NF4-SLI chipset and a single Geforce 7800GT PCI-E with the idea of possibly buing another one as a cheap upgrade later down the road when the system starts showing its age. Several games woudn't work, MS Flight Sim and Rainbow 6: Raven Shield are two that I can name right off. It took nvidia 2 months to release a beta driver to fix MS Flight Sim, and to this day I still can not run Raven Shield. :mad: I'm not alone, I searched the Raven Shield forums and found that everyone with a GF7x00 series card was unable to run Raven Shield.

UBI was no help, so I opened a support ticket with nvidia. I got the standard cut-n-paste reply, then I repied with more details, and they set the status of the ticket to "researching." It stayed that way for several months, then they just deleted my support ticket.

yaleblor
13th Jun 2006, 01:31
also turn off eax, and turn audio acceleration down one notch ,in windows system info

grunjee3
13th Jun 2006, 02:30
As an update to my situation, I feel that disabling EAX has helped greatly. However it has not completely cured the game crashing. But I can say that over the 4+ hours I played since disabling EAX, I have had only one CTD. Previously, I would have up to 4+ CTDs in an hour.

So, I personally believe many people's stability problems are related to audio.

yaleblor
13th Jun 2006, 02:54
As an update to my situation, I feel that disabling EAX has helped greatly. However it has not completely cured the game crashing. But I can say that over the 4+ hours I played since disabling EAX, I have had only one CTD. Previously, I would have up to 4+ CTDs in an hour.

So, I personally believe many people's stability problems are related to audio.
it really works ,if you turn down adio acceleration one notch in the windows system you wont crash anymore (along with turning off eax in the game)

ltolman
13th Jun 2006, 04:42
Hate me if you all want but I am nearing the end of the game; I just completed the Las Vegas Casino mission and I have never had the game crash

Here are my specs:
AMD Athalon XP 2100 ~1.7gig
GeForce 7800 GS AGP 256mb
Sound Blaster Audigy 4
1024mb System RAM
Direct X 9.0c

Anything else you need on Specs??

Here is my Hitman Setup:

Sound
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Volume 100 x5 of em
EAX-Yes

Video
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Show Blood-Yes
Subtitles-No
Pipcam-Yes

Advanced Video
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Render-Custom
Drop Shadows-All Characters
Self Shadowing-Checked
Drop Shadow Quality-Hard
Post Filters-High (Depth Blur Enabled)
Level of Detail-Medium
Gamma-1.0
Antisotropic-Disabled
Texture Resolution-Max
Verticle Sync-Checked
Antialiasing-Disabled
Screen Resolution-1024x768 (4.3)

ltolman
19th Jun 2006, 00:36
Guess I spoke too soon. I'm on the final mission started the game at around 3pm, played it til around 510pm, used up my final save for that level 7/7 was on the last guy to kill then to escape when all of a sudden my PC reboots, I wasnt happy cause apparently if you quit the game all your saves are lost so I wouldlve had to start over from scratch

SO I guess I wont be playing that again tonight, maybe tomorrow but that really really sucks that I was but 1 target away and escaping from defeating the game and after 1.5hrs of gameplay on that mission :(