ORIGINAL: Erik Rutins
I don't see anything blatantly wrong in your DxDiag, but videos causing a system reboot definitely means something is very wrong in your system. Let's remove the videos from the equation and see if that helps.
First, go to your Panzer Command Kharkov installation directory and try double clicking on panzercommandintro.wmv to see if it runs for you outside the game. Second, try renaming it to panzercommandintro.bak or something like that so that the game can't find it and try running the game again.
In the resolution configuration that comes up, set everything down to its minimum level and see if that helps too.
I first of all tried playing the video by itself. Perfect. It went fine in Windows media player. I next tried to start the game normally, with all settings down. System crash.
Next up, I renamed the into video, put the settings back on high, crossed my fingers...and it works. Without the video it works fine, same as CC:TLD. If I only knew why this was happening. It only happens with these two games so far, and it seems to have something to do with the intro video and...something else.
I bought Kharkov Disaster on the Donetz (got some extra cash as a birthday present, so there is another matrix purchase coming up, just haven't decided on which game yet) so I will try that out next. It would fall within the same time frame.
This mystery is getting on my nerves.
Edit: I tried K:DotD and it worked fine, but there is no intro video for this game.
< Message edited by sapper_astro -- 6/13/2009 4:05:41 PM >