KOTOR crashed to desktop during a level load.

Andvari

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I've never really had problems with games before, so I don't understand why this would happen. It could have just been a one-time thing, some off-the-wall computer screw up that wasn't even related to the game.

But in case it wasn't, I was wondering if crashing to the dekstop was a common occurance in KOTOR. I haven't followed the game much, and haven't read any message boards about it. In fact, I haven't played past the opening ship level. It was my friend who was playing a few levels past that the other day on my computer, when he crashed to desktop during the loading of a new level.

Playing it after Doom 3, the graphics were a bit on the hard-to-stomach side. Now I'm not a graphix wh0re, and being a Star Wars fan I'd still play this game even if it had 16-bit graphics. But since I have the hardware, and since graphics always help a good game be even better, I turned them up all the way. I have the AA/AF on all the way, the resolution at 1280, and all the special effects on. Sound all the way too, I think.

So I was just wondering what might have caused this? Any ideas?
 

viivo

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What Catalyst version are you using? It crashed 50% of the time with the 4.6 and 4.7 cats. 4.2 was the only version that was stable on my 9800 pro.
 

skace

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I think I crashed a few times playing KOTOR on my PC. If I recall correctly, I enjoyed the game so much that I didn't mind restarting it and reloading. This may have happened every few levels. It is hard to recall exactly though.
 

Andvari

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Originally posted by: viivo
What Catalyst version are you using? It crashed 50% of the time with the 4.6 and 4.7 cats. 4.2 was the only version that was stable on my 9800 pro.

4.7. I guess that explains it then.
 

Fern

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Didn't see you mention having installed the patches. I found those nesseccary to prevent freezes/crashing.

It was a different kind of game for me, but I really enjoyed it.
 

PricklyPete

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Originally posted by: Andvari
Originally posted by: viivo
What Catalyst version are you using? It crashed 50% of the time with the 4.6 and 4.7 cats. 4.2 was the only version that was stable on my 9800 pro.

4.7. I guess that explains it then.

I have this same problem playing with 4.7 on my Radeon PRO. It specifically happens when I quickly load a level and then immediately go back to the previous level. Anyway, the game is fun enough that I can overlook these problems.

Unfortunately I have not been able to get back to it because I have been preoccupied with work, Rallisport Challege 2, and Doom 3.