Dragon Wolf Enterprises
Posted - 2004.02.10 23:21:00 - [1
Edited by: Knight Wyvern on 10/02/2004 23:59:01
I run my computer in a dual boot mode, with Windows 98 on one drive, and Windows XP on another. I installled EVE on my Windows XP but it won't run! When I start it a popup comes up that says that my sound card cannot handle 12 channels of sound and it will only use software channels. Here it remains stuck. You can click the "OK" button but nothing happens. The program doesnt stop responding, but there is now way to get rid of it unless I close down the program via the Task Manager.
I installed EVE on my Windows 98 and it runs fine, except that it will sometimes stop responding the first time u start it, then if you end the task and start it up again it runs fine.
I have DirectX 9.0b drivers installed, and a compatible video card and drivers (Radeon 9800 PRO). Whats going on here? Not a desparate problem because I can still play under Windows 98 but I'd still like to get it working under XP...
Eye of God
Posted - 2004.02.10 23:58:00 - [2
Hmm I may have found the answer. I didn't find it in my original search of the "Support" page, but upon going back and trying a couple other searches I found this:
Client hangs when trying to log in
The splash image appears but the client freezes when the EULA should appear.
This can be caused by problems with sound cards see the article on sound issues.
That is when after pressing the connect button it says connecting and the screen goes black, getting characters, characters images not loading; but there is no activity after that.
This is where different solutions apply to different computers.
#1. Delete the cache. Note ALL FILES, including the prefs.ini
#2. Reinstall to a different location on the harddrive.
#3. Taking steps to fix soundcard issues.
#4. Updating drivers for all hardware and the windows. DirectX 9.0b is highly recommended.
#5. For some users the game halts after installing Cumulative Patch for Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 (Q823559). Uninstalling it might be worth a try. (Control panel -> Add/remove programs)
#6. Typing a wrong password, hit connect, get denied to access, type the correct password and hit connect has worked for some users.
#7. Some have been able to run Eve in Windows98 compatabilty mode (for those who are running Win2k or WinXP). That is done like this: To enable compatibility mode in W2K or XP, when logged in as an administrator:
cd %systemroot%\AppPatch regsvr32 slayerui.dll
When you press Enter, a successful installation generates the message: DllRegisterServer in c:\winnt\appatch\slayerui.dll succeeded
To disable compatibility mode:
Type cmd cd %systemroot%\AppPatch regsvr32 /u slayerui.dll
I'm going to give this a shot and see if it works.