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Thread: T2 campaign - The Black Frog (13-03-2012)

  1. #51
    Desperately Dodgy Moderator
    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: Fields of bluegrass
    The "fix" is probably for players who have the crash to install the appropriate codec and/or upgrade their WMP. Gat, what codec did you use for the videos?

  2. #52
    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: Great. Now I can't get back in
    I'm using:-
    WinXP Pro SP3
    WMP 11.0.5271.5250 (b20.avi plays fine on this)
    Indeo 5.11
    XVid 'Final Release'

    Don't know which version of K-lite Codec Pack I last installed, but since first installing it maybe 4 years ago, I've never had a problem with an in-mission movie before.

    Oh, forgot to say - Thank-You for The Black Frog, gaetane

  3. #53
    Registered: Mar 2005
    Location: Maw Of Chaos
    Thank you so much, downloading now.

  4. #54
    Registered: Aug 2004
    Location: Joliette, Canada
    Enfin !

    Just when I was playing The Korrigans and causing turmoil with them and the guards in the city. Now it's there !

    Félicitations !

  5. #55
    Registered: Mar 2011
    Location: northwest u.k.


    Yeah this crashed for me so I just removed the movies and it runs fine.Thanx for this I cant wait to get stuck in .Congratulations on the release

  6. #56
    Registered: Dec 2006
    Location: Western Australia
    Thanks Gaetane,

    Congratulations on the release, downloading now and can wait to play.

  7. #57
    Registered: Aug 2001

    Congrats on the release gaetane!

  8. #58
    Registered: Mar 2008
    Location: Praha

  9. #59
    Registered: Jun 2003
    Location: Laval, France
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    The "fix" is probably for players who have the crash to install the appropriate codec and/or upgrade their WMP. Gat, what codec did you use for the videos?
    hummm... I don't know
    I transferred the wmv videos in Mediacoder and i applied to them the video settings for Thief. That all
    I'll look for if there is a mean for to know what codecs Mediacoder is using.
    I'm sorry but I'm very ignorant about video encoding techniques
    Last edited by gaetane; 14th Mar 2012 at 15:19.

  10. #60
    Registered: Jun 2003
    Location: Laval, France
    Thank you again
    Aside from the videos issue, I hope you'll have a good time to play the missions

  11. #61
    Registered: Sep 2002
    Location: Texas
    I have the indeo 5 driver install for the Theif games. I'm not savy enough either to know what else I need. WMP is windows media player right? I didnt know the game used that. Just let me know what I need and where to get it. Thanks!

  12. #62
    Registered: Apr 2003
    Location: Wales
    Congratulations Gat! So pleased for you. And yes, the movie thing is a huge surprise. But it's very common.

  13. #63
    Registered: Apr 2011
    Location: Montpellier, France
    Yup the first mission crashes for me unless I remove the briefing movie, but it's not a big deal.
    I thought I did everything in the first mission but I missed a lot of secrets and stuff, wow. Currently ghosting the second mission and I gotta say I like it a lot.

  14. #64
    Registered: Feb 2007
    Location: South Coast,England uk
    Crash happened for me too so I just removed the .avi file and it worked fine...

  15. #65
    Registered: Mar 2005
    Location: Kent, UK

    DL link

    link for this campaign on taffers paradise

  16. #66
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Rockwell, NC
    This is sweet. I like this so far. I just started mission 2. I really like the textures and music.

  17. #67
    Registered: Nov 2009
    kudos ... thanks

  18. #68
    WOOHOO!!! It's been years since I played your l'Arsene series, Gaetane, but I really enjoyed it and have been looking forward to Black Frog for a long time! I was going to do some work tonight, but maybe that'll have to wait!

  19. #69
    New Member
    Registered: Dec 2010
    Location: pagan Woods
    Wou! Terrific!! ... Congrats' you made the release Gaetane! I did look forward enjoying this baby since years. Thanks for all time and efforts that got into that huge endeavor!!

  20. #70
    Registered: Sep 2002
    Location: Texas
    Well I finished the first mission by using the renaming file trick. I thought I found everything but missed a bunch of secrets. Awesomeness so far. On to mission 2 tonight when I get home from work. Your still tops with me!

    Edit: Just saw I'm your biggest! Any eta on Black Frog 2? lol

    Edit2: I was able to watch the opening video in windows media player but had to remane it to be able to play the missions. I'm guess I will have to do the same with the other movie unless a fix comes out before right?
    Last edited by Stingm; 15th Mar 2012 at 04:11.

  21. #71
    Registered: Sep 2002
    Location: swirling in the night wind
    Merci beaucoup! C'est magnifique!

  22. #72
    If you are having crashes due to codec problems try the Open Source LAV Filters. No crashing here.

  23. #73
    Sneaky Upgrader
    Registered: May 2007
    Fantastic news, congratulations on the release! I'm going to take tomorrow off, remove the battery from my phone, and roll down the blinds...

  24. #74
    Registered: May 2008
    Location: Poland
    Huh, ok, so it seems I have a peculiar non-codec related crashing problem.

    Second mission, the library (although I'm not sure the place is relevant) - quicksaved there. Went up, got into the secret office, read some stuff and accidentally made too much noise, so I quickloaded. Now it loads (the first "frame", I suppose, I can't move) and after about a second crashes to the desktop with the standard Windows error, every time.

    The first mission works fine, as do other fanmissions. Running Win 7 64 bit, latest ddfix and widescreen patch. Any ideas?
    Last edited by Pemptus; 15th Mar 2012 at 12:05.

  25. #75
    Registered: Dec 2004
    Location: Germany
    Concerning the movie playback problem:

    The movies use an XviD or DivX codec for video and an MP3 codec for the audio part. Most Windows versions will already have an MP3 decompression codec installed, but many need at least a DivX codec (version 5.21 was sufficient for ancient Win98SE here) to play the movies.

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