After a while of playing SS2, it freezes up and I have to close it by force. I have the latest patch. Can someone help?
OS: Windows XP
Chip: Pentium 4 2.8 ghz
Video: Radeon 9800
Audio: Audigy 2
P.S: Forgive the bluntness.. I'm really tired. I've been up all night trying to figure this out.
Last edited by Violet; 16th Sep 2003 at 08:49.
Come on people. Show a little bit of compasion.
I had the same problem with SS2 and my P4 2.4 _HT_ !
I solved the problem by disabling hyper-threading in
the BIOS setup before playing (needs 2 reboot)...
Don't forget to re-enable it after playing SS2.
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If he has HT, then any of the following can be done:
When you run SS2, hit ctrl+alt+delete, right click on its process, and "Set Affinity" to a single processor.
Don't want to do that every time? Someone made a patch. I don't know where you can find it by itself, but if you download my SS2 Companion (www.digitalnugget.com>programs>SS2 companion CD) it contains it (along with other usefull patches and the like)
Off to Tech where the lovely David and the fairly sexy jer will give this the attention it deserves.
(Well, it's more likely to be David, so a reply may be a few hours coming... damned English, living in the future like that)
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The guys are onto the right track here, the Hyperthreading of your fine Pentium 4 is likely to be causing the freezing as it can make the CPU appear as two to Windows, which the Dark Engine does not support.
MOre often than not you can simply skip into the BIOS and disable it, which is nice
Yep, the hyperthreading was the problem. Thanks guys.
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