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Crashing - 3/2/2008 6:24:38 AM   
jureidinim


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Well I'm worried here.. All these years playing this game, designing missions and having fun - upgrade my machine - now the game crashes constantly.
I tried install from my original CD + patch and even tried the free download - same thing. Game just crashes in the middle of a battle to desktop.
I can load the autosave.. maybe get one or two more commands in, then it crashes again.
It doesn't crash anywhere else (not yet anyway) - just in battles and seems random, but doesn't let me get very far.
I guess it doesn't like something on my new PC, but i can't figure out what.

I have a:
Intel Core 2 Duo * new
2 GB Ram
Soundblaster XiFI (with updated drivers) <--- same as old system
nVidia GeForce 8600 GT (updated drivers) * new

Does anyone have this running on a Core 2 Duo? I'm wondering if the cores are the problem?? Or it doesn't like this video card?

Any ideas? I really want to play this still.

Thanks
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RE: Crashing - 3/2/2008 10:21:14 AM   
LarkinVB

 

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To make sure it isn't related to CPU switching in multicore environment, please bind the tos_ws process to just one CPU.

Start the game and switch to windowed mode. Call up the windows task manager with ctrl-alt-del. Check the process tab and locate the process tos_ws.exe. Right click this process and choose the bottom 'set affinity' option to bind the process to a single CPU. Just check a single CPU, unchecking the rest. Do this before entering the battle module. Return to fullscreen mode and play. Please report.




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RE: Crashing - 3/2/2008 11:26:38 AM   
Niedziak

 

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Yup! Problem seems to be related to CPU. I have Core 2 Duo and just done what Larkin says. I made one battle for the test and finished it without a problem. Thanks Larkin :) I will post here if encounter any other problems. And I apologized about post subject above, been in beat of a ruch then :)

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RE: Crashing - 3/2/2008 12:51:13 PM   
LarkinVB

 

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Great. You can use a tool called WinlaunchXP to launch tos_ws.exe and bind to just one CPU. Create a profile, select tos_ws.exe and tick one CPU. Will make life easier instead of binding while already running the game.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/WinLauncherXP_d870.html


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RE: Crashing - 3/3/2008 4:07:30 AM   
jureidinim


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quote:

ORIGINAL: LarkinVB

To make sure it isn't related to CPU switching in multicore environment, please bind the tos_ws process to just one CPU.

Start the game and switch to windowed mode. Call up the windows task manager with ctrl-alt-del. Check the process tab and locate the process tos_ws.exe. Right click this process and choose the bottom 'set affinity' option to bind the process to a single CPU. Just check a single CPU, unchecking the rest. Do this before entering the battle module. Return to fullscreen mode and play. Please report.



You the man!

That worked. Thanks!

I'll try out the tool in your link.

Now I get to relearn tactics as my entire rookie squad just got beaten badly..

Thanks again Larkin!

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