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Steel Panthers World At War: Mech.EXE Crashing - 1/8/2017 4:30:59 PM   
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I have diagnosed some problems why MECH.EXE is crashing on windows 7. Here is my findings: When there is many tanks on map it usually crashes middle of battle. I think all those flaming hulks crashes the .exe.

When it crashes to desktop my event viewer log says: Application Error code 1000.
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RE: Steel Panthers World At War: Mech.EXE Crashing - 1/9/2017 8:33:15 AM   
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Have you tried running the game through Dxwnd? It fixed the random crashes I was having on my Win7 system.

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RE: Steel Panthers World At War: Mech.EXE Crashing - 1/15/2017 9:55:42 PM   
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I tried but it crashes all the time. What I can do? I tried to kill all procesesses but it still crashes. Dang.

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RE: Steel Panthers World At War: Mech.EXE Crashing - 1/16/2017 4:59:16 PM   
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Update your OS to Win 10


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RE: Steel Panthers World At War: Mech.EXE Crashing - 1/17/2017 12:37:19 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Horse40

I tried but it crashes all the time. What I can do? I tried to kill all procesesses but it still crashes. Dang.

With Dxwnd the game should no longer crash. Did you use the pre configured dxwnd all in one fix that I posted here:
http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4060116&mpage=1&key=�
After extracting the fix to the game folder the game should start from "_Start_SPWAW_Dxwnd+ArtyFix.cmd". It is also importat to make sure no compatibility modes are set for mech.exe.

It is also possible that the crashes you are experiencing are caused by a broken Windows7 installation or a hardware fault.

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RE: Steel Panthers World At War: Mech.EXE Crashing - 1/21/2017 8:14:01 PM   
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Win ten. blahh. I don't upgrade to that mess. I try to play with DXwnd and see what happens.

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RE: Steel Panthers World At War: Mech.EXE Crashing - 1/21/2017 8:21:25 PM   
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I post back when I find some good DXwnd settings.

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RE: Steel Panthers World At War: Mech.EXE Crashing - 1/22/2017 12:35:09 AM   
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Horse40

Give this thread a read, take a look Here


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RE: Steel Panthers World At War: Mech.EXE Crashing - 1/22/2017 5:39:00 PM   
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Hi Guys,

I recently got a new Desktop with Windows 10 and have just installed SPWAWGE. Upon trying to start the game it comes up with an error screen saying mech.exe has stopped working. Any ideas?

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RE: Steel Panthers World At War: Mech.EXE Crashing - 1/22/2017 6:19:36 PM   
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I don't know about the Generals Edition ............... it should work. AFAIK it's the same mech.exe.
SPWaW was made for a single processor machine, you got a new Win10 box, I betcha it's a multi-core.
Take a look at two posts above, try DxWnd before you start ranting at Mr McNeil.

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RE: Steel Panthers World At War: Mech.EXE Crashing - 2/8/2017 6:03:46 PM   
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Thanks.I clicked on the above and tried registering for the forum but it would not get me past the registration screen. It kept saying I hadn't entered the confirmation code correctly which was blatantly not true. I tried 15 times but it would not let me register. Ah well. Guess SPWAWGE goes back on the shelf

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RE: Steel Panthers World At War: Mech.EXE Crashing - 2/8/2017 6:15:54 PM   
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Holy shoot. I figured I'd try a few last things and voila by renaming the SND folder to 'SND-off' it loaded fine!

It's much better playing with sound mind you. Any ideas what I could do to try and fix this so I can play with sound?

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RE: Steel Panthers World At War: Mech.EXE Crashing - 7/15/2017 4:59:09 AM   
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Large battles have always crashed, especially with large custom maps, even in the SSI days. I just save often and keep fighting.

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RE: Steel Panthers World At War: Mech.EXE Crashing - 6/27/2018 7:10:34 PM   
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FREAKING awesome news . I just got it running normally without that crash: 1) I disconnected my internet because SPWAW don't need it, 2) I closed my world community grid program, 3) Then I ran the game with dxwnd command and it worked. YAY !

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