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Lord of the Rings Battle for Middle Earth (first one not the second!)

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Old 19-03-2007
Jerodequin
 
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Lord of the Rings Battle for Middle Earth (first one not the second!)

Hi,

Has anyone been able to launch and play this game sucessfully on Vista?

Whenever I try the launching splash screen appears (and CPU usage spikes up
to 100%) and after around 20 seconds an error screen with an exception
message appears (seems to be a game specific error rather than a standard
vista 'check for solutions' box).

I've tried each patch and all the different compatibility modes but without
any success.

System specs:

CPU: Core2Duo 2.93GHz
Mobo: D975XBX2
Mem: 4 GB
Vid: Radeon X1800XT

Thanks,

J


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Old 20-03-2007
Lee
 
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Re: Lord of the Rings Battle for Middle Earth (first one not thesecond!)

Can't help you with the problem but I can confirm that BFME1 with the
latest patch works fine on 64bit Vista (so presumably it should be fine
on 32bit too).

My specs are along the same lines as yours (Core2Duo E6600 & Radeon
X1950Pro) but I only have 2Gb RAM installed.

It's a bit of a long shot but....
Other Vista newgroups are reporting some random issues with larger
memory. I wonder if its worth trying with 2GB installed rather than 4GB
- just so you can at least eliminate that as the cause?
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Old 23-03-2007
Jerodequin
 
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Re: Lord of the Rings Battle for Middle Earth (first one not the second!)

Thanks for the reply - the error box that comes up does mention something
about memory allocation so you could be right there.... can't be bothered to
open everything up at the moment though!
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Old 23-03-2007
Dale M. White -LV32
 
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Re: Lord of the Rings Battle for Middle Earth (first one not the second!)

you don't have to open your box to test a lower memory setting. You can run
the Max memory option that's been around forever with windows.

Under Vista you run msconfig and then go to Advanced and then check the
option for how much memory you want Vista to offer out on boot.

http://images1.filecloud.com/395728/advance_config.jpg
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Old 24-03-2007
Jerodequin
 
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Re: Lord of the Rings Battle for Middle Earth (first one not the second!)

Brilliant, thanks, I will give that a go on my next reboot!
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Old 03-11-2008
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Re: Lord of the Rings Battle for Middle Earth (first one not the second!)

I'm having problems with BFME 2 on Windows Vista. The game runs fine until I get to the last screen and want to quit and go to the desktop. It freezes and shows "not responding" in the task manager.

Model: Asus
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2200 @2.20 GHz
Memory: 4 GB
System type: 64 bit Operating System
Graphics Card: Intel G35 Express Chipset Family (256 MB I believe)

I have installed the patch for BFME 2 as well. Any ideas?

I can provide any other system specs you need to help diagnose the problem.

Thanks a bunch
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