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Win 8 - 1.13 freezes after some time of gameplay[message #332224] Wed, 07 May 2014 00:30 Go to next message
Nickfighter

 
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Registered:December 2007
Location: Poland
My computer's motherboard got obliterated during the spring cleaning at my house and today I've decided to install JA 2 1.13 on the Acer brand laptop that came equipped with Windows 8.1.

I've installed the latest SCI and after doing the WineD3D file copyover to make the game run properly at all, I got some sort of nasty bug to show up that makes the game freeze after playing for a couple of minutes.

The functionality remains, I can press buttons in the UI (unless I try to turn off the laptop screen, then everything becomes unresponsive) and can give orders on the tactical screen, but the mercs' frames don't seem to change and nothing is happening. It's like if my game got periodically stuck in a wormhole and had to be turned off via SHIFT+ESCAPE.

Does anybody have any idea how to fix it? I'm itching to play, but it's kind of impossible right now.

All that the error report gives to me is:
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While gamelog shows:
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Though I think those two things are quite irrelevant.

[Updated on: Wed, 07 May 2014 00:32] by Moderator

Re: Win 8 - 1.13 freezes after some time of gameplay[message #336271] Sun, 28 September 2014 13:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Nickfighter

 
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Registered:December 2007
Location: Poland
So, nearly half a year passed. I've recently switched from a crappy laptop to a beast of a desktop and reinstalled JA2 a few days ago. And, uh, I still have the exact same problem as I did in May, on an entirely different configuration, but running under the same OS.

The difference is that I can actually play the game for a while, since it doesn't freeze on the Tactical Screen, during turns or anything like that. No, it freezes when in menus - the laptop, strategical screen inventory browsing, etc. It's still kind of a bother when you spend 15 minutes managing your inventory and the game locks up, forcing you to use CTRL+SHIFT+ESCAPE to open the task manager and close it through the icon at the bottom, since alt-tabbing doesn't work.

Nearly half a year passed, I got an entirely different setup running JA2, and I still can't play. Is there really no solution, lest I reinstall my system under Windows 7 (which I no longer even own after buying Win 8.1)?
Re: Win 8 - 1.13 freezes after some time of gameplay[message #341434 is a reply to message #336271] Mon, 15 June 2015 14:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Phantom3D

 
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Registered:June 2015
I have the same problem on 3 different windows 8 devices. From what I have heard, only older (4870) version work on win 8.1.
The problem can by my understanding be bypassed by disabling sound on the new version.
Re: Win 8 - 1.13 freezes after some time of gameplay[message #341533 is a reply to message #341434] Sun, 28 June 2015 10:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Karbo

 
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Registered:April 2011
Hi,
After some good times on XCOM EW a few months ago, I thought I'd try to reinstall the good old JA2. I grabbed the latest 1.13 SCI (rev 7890). But I'm stuck with the same issue. The game freezes before I can't even drop my mercs in Arulco.

Is there any fix for that?
(I'm using W8.1, USB/Soundcard headset and an overall modern rig)

[Updated on: Sun, 28 June 2015 23:22]

Re: Win 8 - 1.13 freezes after some time of gameplay[message #341538 is a reply to message #341533] Sun, 28 June 2015 16:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Buggler

 
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Have you all tried the Windows 8 Fix.zip in '<Ja2 folder>\Docs\Windows Compatibility Fixes' folder?
Feedback will be very much appreciated (more importantly) on which method fixes your particular Win8/8.1 issue or that all methods failed spectacularly. happy

P.S. Will do some Ja2 test runs when Win10 reaches RTM.



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Re: Win 8 - 1.13 freezes after some time of gameplay[message #341540 is a reply to message #341538] Sun, 28 June 2015 20:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Karbo

 
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Registered:April 2011
Yes, I've used the files packed in the Windows 8 Fix.zip from the SCI archive. I also followed the instructions about the compatibility settings (ReadMe for Win8.txt).
Out of curiosity I started a very old build (4792 HAM 5 modded with AIMNAS 21), and it does not seem to freeze (I didn't play long though).

Thanks for dropping by ;)

UPDATE: The only thing I changed (since) is the display mode (ja2.ini / fullscreen (720p) instead of windowed mode), and for whatever reason it did not freeze during a short playtime (I reached the first sector after recruiting Ira). No idea how stable it is.
I'll report back if it freezes again.

UPDATE 2: Still freezing during the merc creation process (fullscreen).

[Updated on: Mon, 29 June 2015 15:03]

Re: Win 8 - 1.13 freezes after some time of gameplay[message #341900 is a reply to message #332224] Thu, 30 July 2015 00:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Phantom3D

 
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Registered:June 2015
Anyone have any idea on how 1.13 will work on windows 10?
Re: Win 8 - 1.13 freezes after some time of gameplay[message #341905 is a reply to message #341900] Thu, 30 July 2015 04:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
igodi

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Registered:June 2015
It does not. At least not for me. The game starts and i can hear the background music playing but the screen stays black.. =/
Re: Win 8 - 1.13 freezes after some time of gameplay[message #341921 is a reply to message #332224] Sat, 01 August 2015 15:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Phantom3D

 
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Registered:June 2015
Ok, I think I bring good news towards Windows 10 with 7435 and update. I have played for a bit over 2 hours with no faults now.
I have talked to Miguel, Carlos, Ira, taken over the airport. Talked to several AIM members through the website.
I also loaded an old save from my windows 7 machine, and continued from there a bit, talking to NPC's and a few battles. No problems.

Here is how I got it running:

First I also got a black screen i fullscreen mode. Then I changed to windowed mode, and i changed the compability of ja2.exe:
Run in XP sp3 mode.
Reduced color 16 bit
Run as admin.

I also set win 98 compabitly mode to true in the INI editor. (Might not be needed).

Now I got in the game, but I kept getting "Assertion error" or something similar.
Then I added the three DLL files from the "win8 fix".
ddraw.dll, libwine.dll and wined3d.dll and put them in my JA2 directory.

Now it runs perfectly, both in windowed mode and in fullscreen.
Re: Win 8 - 1.13 freezes after some time of gameplay[message #343430 is a reply to message #341921] Thu, 10 December 2015 01:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
The above fix does not work.
Re: Win 8 - 1.13 freezes after some time of gameplay[message #343431 is a reply to message #343430] Thu, 10 December 2015 13:47 Go to previous message
vinniec

 
Messages:17
Registered:November 2015
I play stable 1.13 in win8.1 without fix simpy setting windowed mode and 16bit color.
The game freeze frequently but I save often cheeky



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