Kuma / War game downloading problem

By ~Ace~
Mar 16, 2008
  1. For those of you who don't know what Kuma / War is, it is a free online war game based on the wars in the Middle East and can be found at

    Here is my post from the KumaWar forums:


    I have downloaded a few maps on Kuma War 2.
    The only 2 that have worked were Canadian CS and Sadr City.
    All the rest didn't work.

    There are 2 problems.

    1. After clicking "PLAY" on the JOIN MISSION list, my screen goes black. The desktop appears with the colors distorted and everything is much bigger than usual. After a few seconds, the monitor goes black, and the entire computer restarts. When I log back into my account, a Windows Error box appears saying that the system has experienced a severe error and asks me if I want to send an error report to Windows. I click yes and a HELP section of the Windows website appears. It tells me that my computer has experienced a STOP ERROR. I researched stop error on Google and it said something about drivers not working correctly. When I go to C:/Program Files/Kuma War and enter the Maps folder, it says I've downloaded a few maps but they still don't work.

    2. Almost the same as #1, except that sometimes on some map downloads, the download works. After the download completes, the screen goes black and the same thing happens as in problem 1.

    Although this problem is driving me crazy, I messed around with the Task Manager and by going into Processes and closing Kuma.exe, I can make my desktop return to normal, but the map still doesn't run.

    If anyone knows how to fix this, or has any ideas/comments, please post here.

    I would really appreciate returning to my gaming experience!

    Thank you,

  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Please check c:\windows\Minidumps folder
    For any Minidump(s) that you can attach here (dated at time of crash)

    You may also want to check your event viewer
    Start --> Control Panel --> Administrative Tools --> Event Viewer
    Also around the time of the crash.

    Off the top of my head, it sounds like either your Video or Audio drivers require updating (from your manufactures website)

    Please put your System Specs in your Profile

    If you have a proprietory computer like Dell; HP; Acer etc, please manually write this in the mobo field (ie Dell Dimension 3100 - as an example)
  3. ~Ace~

    ~Ace~ TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Minidumps Files

    Thanks for the quick response. I checked the Minidump folder and found:


    there are 10 more that look about the same
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524


    Using the paperclip pic (in a new reply to me) please zip up the last 5 (approx!) Minidumps, and the attach them to a new reply

    Also, what happened to the System Specs?

    Just in case:

    Please click on Yes in your Profile To this question:
  5. ~Ace~

    ~Ace~ TS Rookie Topic Starter

  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Inside the 5 Minidumps

    vtdisp.dll: VIA/S3G Graphics Driver
    Please update your Via video drivers. Or consider a better video gaming card.
  7. ~Ace~

    ~Ace~ TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Didn't really work...

    I went to a few websites and found an update for my video card. After downloading and installing the update, the color distortion and messed up desktop image didn't happen. Instead of the distorted picture, there was a black screen. After about 15 seconds of black screen the computer restarted. At least something worked.

    Any other ideas?
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Yes try HERE first

    Auto detect your computer and update all your drivers.
  9. ~Ace~

    ~Ace~ TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Problem Found

    I recieved a reply on the KumaWar forum saying that the maps I was able to use were the first KumaWar version, while the maps I wasn't able to use were the second. After doing some research I discovered that about 128MB of Approx. Memory was needed for KumaWar 2 and 64MB was needed for KumaWar 1. The Approx. Memory on my computer is 64MB, so I guess I can only play KumaWar 1 maps.

    Thanks for all the help Kimsland!
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Yes my earlier thought.
    You need a better graphics card
  11. ~Ace~

    ~Ace~ TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How much would that cost?

    How much would a new video card cost?
    Where would I get one?
    Any ideas which one to get?

    If you have any answers, please post. :)
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