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TES IV: Oblivion crashing

By Johansenn
Nov 5, 2010
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  1. Hello, I just recent got Oblivion for the PC and want to play, however when I hit new game and yes, nothing happened.

    So I downloaded a save file from planet elder scrolls. Now when I open Oblivion and hit Continue or Load Game, the screen switches to the loading screen and then crashes, is there any fix for this?
     
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,452   +227

    If you haven't already, install the game patch and see if it helps.

    If that doesn't work, what operating system are you using? If Vista or Windows 7, try changing the compatibility mode.
     
  3. Johansenn

    Johansenn TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'm using Windows Vista, and I got the GOTY edition, I was told i didn't have to patch, is there a later patch available?

    Is there a recommended compatability mode?
     
  4. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,128

  5. Johansenn

    Johansenn TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I installed the Unofficial Patch, it kept crashing at the beggining, where the Bethesda logo comes on :/ Was getting further than that without it. So I uninstalled it.

    Also I just fooled around with other stuff in Oblivion, I can change options watch credit and anything else on the opening menu just might, it only crashes when I actually try to play the game
     
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,452   +227

    Try Windows XP.
     
  7. Johansenn

    Johansenn TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the advice so far, but I can't seem to get any to work. :(
    The compatability for XP did the same thing, and most of the other versions opened the Oblivion, but wasn't showing anything, except when i got the the menu, and the it only chow thw background
     
  8. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    It seems your having difficulty loading the world, have you updated your card to the latest drivers? The game is old but still requires a minimum of a 128MB card with DX 9 compatible drivers.
     
  9. Johansenn

    Johansenn TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How would I check for to see if I do have the latest drivers?
    and if not, how to I update?
     
  10. Ural_

    Ural_ TS Enthusiast Posts: 114

    What sort of video card are you running?
     
  11. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,452   +227

    If you have to ask how to check for the latest graphic drivers, I can guarantee you that you don't have the latest. You would have remembered installing it. New graphic drivers are published on a regular basis. For example, ATI/AMD publishes new graphic drivers each month.

    To expand on what Ural asked what are the rest of your system specs? Perhaps they don't meet the minimum system requirements of the game.
     
     
  12. Johansenn

    Johansenn TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1
    Memory: 4062MB RAM
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P7450 @ 2.13GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.1GHz
    DirectX Version: DirectX 10
    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
    Driver Name: nvd3dum,nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2um, nvwgf2umx.dll
     
  13. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,128

  14. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    You do meet the minimum & even recommended requirement for the game, hopefully an update will resolve any issues you're encountering.
     


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