Help with Medieval total war 2 gold

By razor990 ยท 5 replies
Jun 21, 2008
  1. i bought Medieval 2 total war gold edition yesterday and installed it but when i try to play it goes into an endless black screen with a timer spining, also when i click on the shortcut on the desktop an error message appears saying

    "An unhandled exception has occured in your application. If you click Continue, the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue. If you click Quit, the application will be shut down immediatly. Object reference not set to an instance of an object."

    If anyone could tell me what's wrong and how to fix it in words i can understand that would be a big help

    also my systems information is
    operating system: Microsoft Windows Xp Professional (5.1, Build 2600)
    processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20 GHZ (2 CPUs)
    memory: 512MB RAM
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904

  2. Gaztech

    Gaztech TS Rookie

    I have to agree with you, that is happening to me, however it works fine, but whenever I load something it does the problem like yours, check my topic
  3. razor990

    razor990 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Details on the error message that pop up when i click the desktop icon are

    See the end of this message for details on invoking
    just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

    ************** Exception Text **************
    Error in the application.
    -2147220906 (VFW_E_NO_AUDIO_HARDWARE)
    at Microsoft.DirectX.AudioVideoPlayback.Audio.Open(String fileName, Boolean autoRun)
    at Microsoft.DirectX.AudioVideoPlayback.Audio..ctor(String fileName, Boolean autoRun)
    at Launcher.LauncherMainForm.ApplySkins()
    at Launcher.LauncherMainForm.LoadSkins()
    at Launcher.LauncherMainForm.LoadLauncher()
    at Launcher.LauncherMainForm.LauncherMainForm_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnLoad(EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnCreateControl()
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl(Boolean fIgnoreVisible)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl()
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ContainerControl.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

    ************** Loaded Assemblies **************
    Assembly Version: 1.0.5000.0
    Win32 Version: 1.1.4322.2407
    CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/
    Assembly Version: 1.0.2669.20298
    Win32 Version: 1.0.2669.20298
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/SEGA/Medieval%20II%20Total%20War/Launcher.exe
    Assembly Version: 1.0.5000.0
    Win32 Version: 1.1.4322.2032
    CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/
    Assembly Version: 1.0.5000.0
    Win32 Version: 1.1.4322.2407
    CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/system/1.0.5000.0__b77a5c561934e089/system.dll
    Assembly Version: 1.0.2669.20298
    Win32 Version: 1.0.2669.20298
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/SEGA/Medieval%20II%20Total%20War/CoreLib.DLL
    Assembly Version: 1.0.5000.0
    Win32 Version: 1.1.4322.2032
    CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/system.drawing/1.0.5000.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/system.drawing.dll
    Assembly Version: 1.0.2669.20298
    Win32 Version: 1.0.2669.20298
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/SEGA/Medieval%20II%20Total%20War/SkinLib.DLL
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version:
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/SEGA/Medieval%20II%20Total%20War/AxInterop.SHDocVw.DLL
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version:
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/SEGA/Medieval%20II%20Total%20War/Interop.SHDocVw.DLL
    Assembly Version: 1.0.5000.0
    Win32 Version: 1.1.4322.573
    CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/accessibility/1.0.5000.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/accessibility.dll
    Assembly Version: 1.0.2669.20298
    Win32 Version: 1.0.2669.20298
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/SEGA/Medieval%20II%20Total%20War/UpdateLib.DLL
    Assembly Version: 1.0.5000.0
    Win32 Version: 1.1.4322.2032
    CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/system.xml/1.0.5000.0__b77a5c561934e089/system.xml.dll
    Assembly Version: 1.0.2902.0
    Win32 Version:
    CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/microsoft.directx.audiovideoplayback/1.0.2902.0__31bf3856ad364e35/microsoft.directx.audiovideoplayback.dll
    Assembly Version: 1.0.2902.0
    Win32 Version:
    CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/microsoft.directx/1.0.2902.0__31bf3856ad364e35/microsoft.directx.dll

    ************** JIT Debugging **************
    To enable just in time (JIT) debugging, the config file for this
    application or machine (machine.config) must have the
    jitDebugging value set in the section.
    The application must also be compiled with debugging

    For example:

    < jitDebugging="true" />

    When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
    will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the machine
    rather than being handled by this dialog.

    thanks again any help is appreciated
  4. pluribus unum

    pluribus unum TS Rookie

    so, buying a new disc will not help?
  5. bruce9001

    bruce9001 TS Rookie

    did u ever fix it because i have the exact same problem and dont know how to fix it
  6. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    That would seem to indicate a problem with sound hardware.

    I couldn't say what, but try borrowing a sound card from a friend or another PC if possible. Slap it into a PCI slot, install drivers for it, and see where that gets you.

    It could also be a problem with DirectX. Try updating/reinstalling DirectX.
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