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Help please - 2/14/2008 12:29:41 AM   
Titanwarrior89


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My machine can run the larger strategic battles but not the indivdual flying(tactical). Wondering why.

Dell Laptop with a P2.2 gig
Ram 2 gig
geforce go 6800(with up dated drivers for it)
DX 9.0C




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RE: Help please - 2/14/2008 12:45:19 AM   
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I don't see the problem based on your posted specs - could you post a DxDiag file for us please?

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RE: Help please - 2/14/2008 1:12:56 AM   
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Thanks Erik will do.
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I don't see the problem based on your posted specs - could you post a DxDiag file for us please?



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RE: Help please - 2/14/2008 1:46:28 AM   
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Hello Titan,

Since you can run the tactical side of things it might be worth playing with the resoultion in settings and also try lowijng the graphic settings.

Performance biggest savers in BOBII

horizon distance = medium (saves 15%) or low
weather = medium or low
particle density = Medium or low
Object Density = medium or low
Water = medium or low

As with any simulation this side of the game will just require you to try a few settings to find the sweet spot for your individual system.

Cheers,

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RE: Help please - 2/14/2008 1:52:19 AM   
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Thanks for the response. I Can't run the tactical but larger strategic game. When I go into fly all that happens in a "Still Screen" but goes no where from there. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Hello Titan,

Since you can run the tactical side of things it might be worth playing with the resoultion in settings and also try lowijng the graphic settings.

Performance biggest savers in BOBII

horizon distance = medium (saves 15%) or low
weather = medium or low
particle density = Medium or low
Object Density = medium or low
Water = medium or low

As with any simulation this side of the game will just require you to try a few settings to find the sweet spot for your individual system.

Cheers,

Lewis



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RE: Help please - 2/14/2008 2:00:32 AM   
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Erik sent the file to the support E-mail that you showed. Thanks.
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I don't see the problem based on your posted specs - could you post a DxDiag file for us please?



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RE: Help please - 2/14/2008 4:31:56 AM   
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Check your OPTIONS / 3D resolution settings.  Turn off the USE DESKTOP RESOLUTION and manually select a resolution you know your monitor supports.

Also, check here for all known issues:
www.shockwaveproductions.com/bob/troubleshoot

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RE: Help please - 2/14/2008 6:11:50 AM   
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I purchased the game last night but am afraid I have encountered the same exact problem. Specs should handle this game and I have tried several of the suggestions here.

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RE: Help please - 2/14/2008 3:09:13 PM   
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Battle of Britain II requires a video card to play.

The post above with the GeForce 6800 card is an odd one, which is why I suggested he check his resolution settings.  Sometimes the auto-res picks up an odd resolution.

Be sure to check the www.shockwaveproductions.com/bob/troubleshoot link.  BOB2 is quite mature and there are few unknown issues with the game.  I'll keep watching this thread to help out and answer any questions.

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RE: Help please - 2/15/2008 1:07:40 AM   
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Thanks I am checking all that and see if I can get it too work in the tactical mode.
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Battle of Britain II requires a video card to play.

The post above with the GeForce 6800 card is an odd one, which is why I suggested he check his resolution settings.  Sometimes the auto-res picks up an odd resolution.

Be sure to check the www.shockwaveproductions.com/bob/troubleshoot link.  BOB2 is quite mature and there are few unknown issues with the game.  I'll keep watching this thread to help out and answer any questions.

Scott.



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RE: Help please - 2/15/2008 1:09:15 AM   
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Hey Bennett if you come up with something let me no. Please-Same here if I do.
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I purchased the game last night but am afraid I have encountered the same exact problem. Specs should handle this game and I have tried several of the suggestions here.



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RE: Help please - 2/15/2008 2:17:07 AM   
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Will do Titanwarrior89. I will probably come back to it this weekend to try and make it work. I had the original BoB and enjoyed it warts and all.

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RE: Help please - 2/15/2008 2:48:36 AM   
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Erik sent the file to the support E-mail that you showed. Thanks.


Could you also post it here please? I'm going to move this thread to the support sub-forum as well.


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RE: Help please - 2/15/2008 4:00:39 AM   
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Okie doe. I am going down the support site, troubling shooting checks and so far nothing. Can get it to work right. Oh well!
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Will do Titanwarrior89. I will probably come back to it this weekend to try and make it work. I had the original BoB and enjoyed it warts and all.



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RE: Help please - 2/15/2008 4:37:40 AM   
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Bennett. I finally got it to run. Had to turn off/low on just about everything and waited for about a minute for it too load from the stile screen(sky with planes or clouds background).

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RE: Help please - 2/15/2008 5:01:44 AM   
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I'll try that. Updated drivers and latest direct x, added mod v. 2.07 and still no luck.

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RE: Help please - 2/15/2008 3:35:46 PM   
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Bennett,

Could you also post a DxDiag here please?

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RE: Help please - 2/16/2008 1:04:48 AM   
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Well guys I was wrong.  I can get the allied to run in tactical but not the Germans.

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RE: Help please - 2/16/2008 3:37:14 AM   
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I tried reducing all visuals to minimal levels. I managed to get the single Bf 109 German take off training mission after waiting ten minutes. Still haven't got any other tactical missions to load.

The Dxdiag print out below:

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System Information
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Time of this report: 2/15/2008, 19:28:35
Machine name: BEAR-UFQDN6FSFV
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: GBT___
System Model: AWRDACPI
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Memory: 1024MB RAM
Page File: 433MB used, 2030MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: The registry information for the DirectPlay application 'East Front' is missing or damaged. You should reinstall that application. The registry information for the DirectPlay application 'West Front' is missing or damaged. You should reinstall that application.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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Card name: RADEON 9800 PRO
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI Radeon Graphics Processor AGP (0x4E48)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4E48&SUBSYS_00021002&REV_00
Display Memory: 128.0 MB
Current Mode: 1152 x 864 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Default Monitor
Monitor Max Res:
Driver Name: ati2dvag.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.6764 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 1/22/2008 14:43:41, 272384 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: ati2mtag.sys
Mini VDD Date: 1/22/2008 15:38:03, 2845696 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-0D08-11CF-DE69-0820A1C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x1002
Device ID: 0x4E48
SubSys ID: 0x00021002
Revision ID: 0x0000
Revision ID: 0x0000
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D ModeWMV8_B ModeWMV8_A

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RE: Help please - 2/16/2008 4:40:56 AM   
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Now I can't run anything again.   I think I'll uninstall and give up.   Maybe I can run one scenario  as the brits but not the germans.  But if I get out of the convoy scenario -still goes to a stile frame picture.  

< Message edited by Titanwarrior89 -- 2/16/2008 10:12:05 PM >


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RE: Help please - 2/16/2008 5:39:07 AM   
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Ok got ready too uninstall and decided to try one more time.  This time I played the scenarios that I couldn't get to run(so convoy was running as allied).   I let it set in the stile screen for about 12-to 15 minutes and it finally started loading.  When it did finally load and run(in tactical mode) it ran good.

So it is up and running but takes a long time to load in the Non-convoy scenarios.

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RE: Help please - 2/16/2008 6:11:13 AM   
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What are you both running in terms of other background software? Have you tried killing all extraneous processes to see if that helps the game at all?

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RE: Help please - 2/16/2008 3:29:12 PM   
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Ill go back look. Just to be sure.
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What are you both running in terms of other background software? Have you tried killing all extraneous processes to see if that helps the game at all?



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RE: Help please - 2/16/2008 3:53:15 PM   
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Yes. Disabled the Norton anti virus and all other programs running in the background.

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RE: Help please - 2/16/2008 6:40:23 PM   
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I now have it running great.  All campaigns load in about 2 minutes.  I closed out or set to low all setting in the game and closed "completely" out my Norton anti-virus.  Working great now.  Thanks for the help guys.

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RE: Help please - 2/16/2008 7:39:16 PM   
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Ok, great to hear Titan.

Bennett, unfortunately I'm going to have to ask the Shockwave folks for some more help in your case. Feel free to also post your issue at the dev forum, I'll be in touch with them on Monday morning to see if they have any other suggestions.

Regards,

- Erik

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RE: Help please - 2/16/2008 10:50:21 PM   
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Problem fixed. I disabled the Norton anti-virus but, with Titanwarrior's advice, I shut down every functionin Norton. That did the trick. Thank you for the usual fine support and patience on this issue.

Titanwarrior - I have started to upgrade some of the settings from off or low and am having some good results.

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RE: Help please - 2/17/2008 5:52:00 AM   
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Thanks, ill see if I can boost them up some.
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Problem fixed. I disabled the Norton anti-virus but, with Titanwarrior's advice, I shut down every functionin Norton. That did the trick. Thank you for the usual fine support and patience on this issue.

Titanwarrior - I have started to upgrade some of the settings from off or low and am having some good results.



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RE: Help please - 2/17/2008 3:01:46 PM   
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In all honesty, you guys should ditch Norton series products completely and switch to less intrusive security software. Norton is known for causing all kind of problems with other software, especially games.

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RE: Help please - 2/17/2008 5:38:08 PM   
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In all honesty, you guys should ditch Norton series products completely and switch to less intrusive security software. Norton is known for causing all kind of problems with other software, especially games.


I have used Norton and McAfee and they are both horribly intrusive. I now use AVG and I leave it on with all games with no problems. It has also caught many viruses and Trojans in the year I have had it. Here is the link:

www.grisoft.com

Hope that can help someone.

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