Game keeps shutting down

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chris23
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Game keeps shutting down

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When a tank or a pillbox get shoot at the game crashes and I get thrown back to the desktop![:@] Any ideas? I run it on Windows XP.
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Do a very simple thing. Go to the save directory, delete the steel.prf file. Don't worry, it reconstitutes itself when you start up again.

If that does not work, I recommend removing the game using Control Panel, Add-Delete Programs, and the reinstalling it. Could be a corrupted file somewhere.

Do them in that order. Many times the steel.prf file can be the culprit of sudden crashes.

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ORIGINAL: chris23

When a tank or a pillbox get shoot at the game crashes and I get thrown back to the desktop![:@] Any ideas? I run it on Windows XP.
also if the unit you are using has apcr ammo, but no apcr penetration listed in the weapons tables then that can cause a crash

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ORIGINAL: Alby

ORIGINAL: chris23

When a tank or a pillbox get shoot at the game crashes and I get thrown back to the desktop![:@] Any ideas? I run it on Windows XP.
also if the unit you are using has apcr ammo, but no apcr penetration listed in the weapons tables then that can cause a crash

That's a good catch, Alby. While most problems with SPWaW are hardware-related, this was a database glitch that can be easily fixed.
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Thanks very much for the tips I will try it:) It is very annoying especially when on a defend or delay mission.
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