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Posted - 2010.10.16 15:53:00 - [1]

hi everyone,
I wanted to put EVE on my laptop and to avoid a 7 hour download i just zipped my EVE folder on my computer and unzipped it onto my laptop in a /CCP/EVE folder.
i ran the repair.exe file and it completed successfully.
I run EVE.exe and the loading screen pops up, but when it disappears the client window doesnt show. I open task manager, it doesnt show in applications but it does in processes.
I'm running Vista.
Is there something I've missed? should i put something in my enviroment variables?
or can someone point me to a page that will help that I've missed?
Thanks for any help you can give

Noun Verber
Posted - 2010.10.16 23:50:00 - [2]

Is a firewall popup not showing, which is hanging the program?

I think that there is also a DirectX step that you need to do when copying an install

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2010.10.17 00:11:00 - [3]

Edited by: Akita T on 17/10/2010 00:17:17

Make sure you have 3D-acceleration drivers installed, NOT those "windows default" ones.
If you don't, many games (not just EVE) won't run.
Check of 3D acceleration availability by running "dxdiag", going to the "display" tab and checking which DirectX features are enabled.

Make sure your video card supports "Shader Model 2". If it doesn't, EVE won't run.
EDIT - from the summer of 2011, you'll need a vidcard that supports "Shader Model 3".

Make sure you have the newest version of DirectX installed.
Vista installs come with some older version of DirectX10, but you need some of the newer DirectX9 parts for EVE.
Use the "redist" package, NOT the web-installer - that one doesn't always update what you need properly.

Then run the repair tool once more if something is still fishy, and find the older EVE settings and kill'em (or alternatively, change the folder name where you unzipped EVE, it should create different settings from scratch for different folder names).


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