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JABiA Demo loads Company Graphics, no game[message #303956] Fri, 27 April 2012 02:54 Go to next message
OneMug

 
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Registered:February 2005
Location: Salem OR USA
I'm a long-time JA/BE5/7.62 w/Blue Sun Mods nut. After waiting until they got some of the 1st round bugs out, I just now d/l the BiA Demo from Steam. When I start the game, I see the company graphics but then get a black screen with a mouse hour glass symbol around the outside of the screen and a mouse arrow cursor in a middle "window". So there's something there but it's also black and pixel clicking does nothing. So I'm in the dark here. (That works on so many levels!) Smile)

When I get out of the black hole with task Mgr, I see that an MS error report has been generated and the "more info" link tells me that there's fddshow.exe issue. There's a link to fddshow & I d/l & save the latest version of fddshow, run it, and it sez my "file" is corrupted, so nothing happens.

I have a 3-year old quad 2.66mhz with 4gigs RAM and a GE Force 9600 card. I run all the Half-Life, Modern Warfare, Fallout 3 & New Vegas games without any problems.

I'm posting to steam support too but they take a while. Any suggestions? TIA.
OneMug
Re: JABiA Demo loads Company Graphics, no game[message #303986] Fri, 27 April 2012 22:15 Go to previous message
OneMug

 
Messages:14
Registered:February 2005
Location: Salem OR USA
FWIW, I got a solution from another source: (I quote)

"Sounds like there might be a problem playing the video's, despite seeing the first one.

You can go to steam/steamapps/common/jabia/bin_win32/videos folder and move these video's out of it temporarily.

1) coreplay_intro.wmv
2) kalypso_intro.wmv
3) amd.wmv
4) bitcomposer_intro.wmv
5) story_intro.wmv
..." (end quote)

So I cut & pasted those files to a backup folder and was able to get the JABiA main options page when I loaded the demo. It may have something to do with how my current Kodec installation or my default video viewer interacts with JABiA. The tutorial works just fine now.

Maybe someone more knowledgeable could explain it better. Anyway, I'm good to go with the demo and will be most interested in patches & Blue Moon Mods when I buy JABiA game. The BSM for 7.62 was awesome!
OneMug

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