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Hangs during start up ... - 12/29/2011 9:51:29 AM   
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Hello,

I'm unable to load up WITPAE. I get to the flash screen, can load the manual etc but it hangs after I hit play. The cursor's visible and can move. I have the latest DirectX, tried it with firewall and virus program turned off etc. I'm running Vista. Processors are dual at 2GHZ, memory 3Gz. Anyone else have this problem?

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RE: Hangs during start up ... - 12/29/2011 9:53:47 AM   
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ORIGINAL: cochisewolf

Hello,

I'm unable to load up WITPAE. I get to the flash screen, can load the manual etc but it hangs after I hit play. The cursor's visible and can move. I have the latest DirectX, tried it with firewall and virus program turned off etc. I'm running Vista. Processors are dual at 2GHZ, memory 3Gz. Anyone else have this problem?

OK - usual solutions.

Rename the video and sound folders to something else ... Novideo and NoSound.

What switches are you using on your shortcut to the executable ?

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RE: Hangs during start up ... - 12/29/2011 9:56:11 AM   
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Thanks I'll try that. I'm using -w and -dual for windowed and dual processors ...

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RE: Hangs during start up ... - 12/29/2011 10:02:23 AM   
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Thanks I'll try that. I'm using -w and -dual for windowed and dual processors ...

-dual switch no longer exists, you should look at the whatsnew.pdf ...

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RE: Hangs during start up ... - 12/29/2011 10:02:53 AM   
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Damian, you're a genius, that worked! Thanks man. Oh oh, I see you said 'usual solutions',well no matter, thanks for answering switching the VIDEO directory to NOVIDEO did the trick.Strangely I still get an opening video. I can see I got a bit to learn here ... Owe you.


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RE: Hangs during start up ... - 12/29/2011 10:03:13 AM   
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Performance Switches
(Please note that the old –dual switch has been removed in favor of the below combination of
more configurable switches)

-SingleCpuStart : Starts the game in single CPU mode. Switches to multi CPU mode if
available later. We’ve found this to be useful on some multi-core systems, especially AMD
processors.
-SingleCpuOrders : Starts the game in single CPU mode and stays in single CPU for the orders
phase, switches to multi CPU mode for running the turn, then switches back to single mode for
the next orders phase. We’ve found this to be useful on some multi-core systems, especially
AMD processors. Use this or –SingleCpuStart, not both.
If either of the above are used with one of the -cpu# switches noted below, it will use the
specified CPU, otherwise both of these switches default to the first CPU. If a -cpu# switch and
one of these -Single switches are used, the turns will always be processed in multi processor
mode.
-cpu# : (cpu1, cpu2, cpu3, cpu4) Switches set the cpu affinity for multi cpu systems. It will do
nothing for single cores and will default to using all cores if a core is designated which is not
there (for example using -cpu3 on a dual core system). We’ve found this to be very useful on
some multi-core systems, especially Intel processors.
If used alone, the -cpu# switches will keep the game running on the CPU specified all the time. If
used with the -SingleCpuStart switch, it will only use that core when starting the game. If used
with the -SingleCpuOrders switch, it will stay in single CPU mode for starting and the orders
phase, but will run in multicore. If one of the SingleCpu switches is used without a -cpu# switch,
it will default to cpu 1 when it is in single core.
-multiaudio : Invokes a fix that changes audio timing for multicore machines.
-dd_sw : Handles DirectDraw via Software. We’ve found this can make a huge difference on
many systems as far as reducing interface lag and making button clicking in-game more
responsive. On a few newer systems this can cause some visual glitches and slow combat


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RE: Hangs during start up ... - 12/29/2011 10:04:52 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: cochisewolf

Damian, you're a genius, that worked! Thanks man. Oh oh, I see you said 'usual solutions',well no matter, thanks for answering switching the VIDEO directory to NOVIDEO did the trick.Strangely I still get an opening video. I can see I got a bit to learn here ... Owe you.


yeah not really a genius - just parroting others

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RE: Hangs during start up ... - 12/29/2011 10:25:53 AM   
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Thanks Damien, appreciate that. The What's New PDF that ships is v1.00.79 – July 20, 2009 and lists the old protocols. I'll hunt around here and find the new one. (and check to see if it's downloaded with an update or something). Thanks again.


< Message edited by cochisewolf -- 12/29/2011 10:27:57 AM >


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RE: Hangs during start up ... - 12/29/2011 10:27:42 AM   
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ORIGINAL: cochisewolf

Thanks you guys, appreciate that. The What's New PDF that ships is v1.00.79 – July 20, 2009 and lists the old protocols. I'll hunt around here and find the new one. (and check to see if it's downloaded with an update or something). Thanks again.


Yeah - you need to do the 1106i Comprehensive patch first and then go get the beta ...

http://www.matrixgames.com/products/351/downloads/

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=2986235

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=2859420

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RE: Hangs during start up ... - 12/29/2011 10:47:00 AM   
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quote:

yeah not really a genius - just parroting others


Hey, you got me up and running ... I'll stick to 'genius' for now heh heh

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