Dungeon Siege : Crash / Exception problems

By Arris
Apr 24, 2002
  1. Ok running detonators 28.32 (latest from Nvidia) I get exception errors with this game. Keep getting the option to send error reports to Microsoft (keep thinking the game is based on IE technology ;) ). I have tried a set of trusty old 23.11 detonators but I still get the same problem. I managed to play the whole section of the game that is based in the Crypt without any error but as soon as I am back in a forest before Stonebridge the error comes back. I save constantly in worried anticipation of the next exception/crash but this is no solution as its killing the enjoyment value of the game! I also tried turning off fog emulation but still the same error!!!
    Aside from my problems it seems like a real nice game...

    PC Specifications:-
    CPU: AMD Athlon C 1400MHz @ 1503MHz
    Motherboard: ASUS A7M266
    Memory: 256 MB of Hitachi 2100DDR
    Video Card: ASUS V8200 Pure (Nvidia Geforce 3)
    Hard Drive: Maxtor 20.0 GB @ 5400 RPMS
    Monitor: 19" Samsung SM 957DF
    CDROM Manufacturer & Model: Mitsumi
    DVD Manufacturer & Model: Samsung
    Storage Interface: IDE
    Sound Card: Hercules Fortissimo 2
    Operating System: Windows 98SE
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    There are some newer leaked drivers you can try out...

    Other than that, it is the standard issue suggestions.

    1. Use a different video renderer (if possible).
    2. Change every video setting possible.
    3. Reinstall
    4. Try running your desktop at the same resolution and bit depth as the game
    5. Download any patches or updates if available.
    6. Reinstall Direct X
  3. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 4,609   +295

    Yeah, guess I am going to have to try the DirectX reinstall.
    Just have to put a modem into my PC since I am now on 56k again.... :(

    Ta Rick, I just wondered if there was a simple fix to this issue out there ;)
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

  5. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 4,609   +295

    Don't think its these files that were being reported as having problems but I will check out that forum anyway as it may have some other helpful stuff for me,

    Thanks ;)
  6. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 4,609   +295

    1. Ok I checked the forums Mict pointed me to, I've done a fresh windows install, I've played with all the video options and the trouble shooting options from MS (no sound, 640x480, setting parameter for the exe "verify=true" etc.), and no patches or updates are available from Microsoft for Dungeon Siege yet.

      Going to do another fresh windows install tonight and play about with the Via drivers as I couldn't remember which parts were needed for Windows 98SE again (AMD 760 chipset with Via Southbridge on the Asus A7M266 motherboard)... Could be the IRQ driver or AGP (that the AMD driver might not have successfully replaced)... :(
  7. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 4,609   +295

    Just found this over at the PlanetDungeonSiege forums
    Bit annoying having to mess with AGP settings to get the game to run without crashing.....
    There are loads of people saying that they too get crashes on various system setups.
  8. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 4,609   +295

  9. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 4,609   +295

  10. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Have you tryed using with an OS other then 98SE ?

    I know games are supposed to work better on 98SE but you nowadays you never know.

    I heard newer versions of DirectX are developped on 2K/XP first & then ported to 98. Maybe we're seing the first generation of games that actually work on 2K/XP rather then 98/ME.

    As you've guessed, I'm using 2K & the game runs fine on it.

    2K SP2, DX 8.1, Det 29.20 ( with Refresh Rate Fix ), Via 4 in 1s 4.38
  11. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    No sooner had I pointed out the fact that the game was working for me that I opened a savegame to find out that one of my characters has lost his main weapon.:(

    I had to go to a shop & buy a new one. I think it's time they realsed a patch allready.
  12. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,210   +424

    Then I won't tell you guys that I've never had a problem running this game. Nope - I won't say it.

  13. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 4,609   +295

    I would try another OS but then I would have to fight trying to get about a dozen other games to work in that other OS.
    Thanks but no thanks ;)
    Other suggested fixes at PlanetDungeonSiege are to turn of Antialiasing...
    Have a couple of things to try once I get back to the UK.
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