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Episode 3 : Error access violation

posted by Welshy on - last edited - Viewed by 2K users

God no :eek: its happening all over again!!!!!

Well...i've got the same access violation error that kept popping up in eposide 2

Is this just my pc :S if so then why doesnt episode 1 crash constantly as well?

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  • [quote]If i wait, will there eventualy be a fix (without having to install SP2)? SP2 has conflicts with some software I run so it's not an option for me to install it.[/quote]

    Probably not, but you can at least try episode 4 and see if the problem still occurs. It might not, due to other tweaks we're making.

    I resisted installing SP2 for a long, long time (until last week when Kevin started messing with my machine!) I didn't do it because of some problems with the service pack when it first came out, but it's a lot more stable now.

  • @Emily said: Probably not, but you can at least try episode 4 and see if the problem still occurs. It might not, due to other tweaks we're making.

    I resisted installing SP2 for a long, long time (until last week when Kevin started messing with my machine!) I didn't do it because of some problems with the service pack when it first came out, but it's a lot more stable now.

    It's a PeeCee running a MicroShaft operating system, right...? That means it's about as stable as a house of cards in a light breeze...:D

    Guess what my main system is...? Hint, it doesn't run *******...

    The phrase 'stable M$ OS' is an oxymoron.

    Sarah

  • @Emily said: Win2k is not a supported operating system for these games, so if you're using win2k and are getting the access violation error right after the credits, there's nothing we can do at this time.


    If Win2k is no supported OS for this game why does the "Find my order" - Page show Win2k as a supported OS? (see attached screenshot) :confused:

  • Yeah, I was wondering about that, too.

    But for the record, upgrading my Inspiron 8200 laptop powered by an NVidia GeForce2Go graphics chip from Win2k with latest patches to WinXP with SP2 turned me from a person having this problem to a person not having this problem. Also for the record, Episode 1 worked fine on Win2k for me on both my machines, the other one being my much more powerful desktop where I, ironically, uninstalled XP because Episode 1 showed very weird texture bugs (not Telltale's fault, other games were affected as well) that were absent in 2K. Add me to the list of people who would appreciate a real fix, I'd really prefer to use the other machine :)

  • That's because when these products were originally set up, someone chose the wrong entry for them in Digital River's system. It's completely our fault, and I'm going to fix it so anyone who buys them moving forward sees the correct OS, but it won't change the settings for anyone who already placed an order.

    [quote]But for the record, upgrading my Inspiron 8200 laptop powered by an NVidia GeForce2Go graphics chip from Win2k with latest patches to WinXP with SP2 turned me from a person having this problem to a person not having this problem.[/quote]

    My computer (the one that we upgraded to SP2) also has an Nvidia Geforce2 card.

    [quote]Also for the record, Episode 1 worked fine on Win2k for me on both my machines, the other one being my much more powerful desktop where I, ironically, uninstalled XP because Episode 1 showed very weird texture bugs (not Telltale's fault, other games were affected as well) that were absent in 2K.[/quote]

    The games have always seemed to run fine on Win2k. The problem is that we're not set up to support Win2k, so we have no way to test it. I'm not saying there might not be a fix for this problem on Win2k, but Telltale just doesn't have the resources right now to figure out what it would be.

  • I understand that :) I'm putting my hopes on you fixing the crash for XP SP1 machines at least for future episodes and that this solves the Win2k problem automatically. What are the chances that a freak crash at the same position is caused by two different things? But don't worry about me; I can't get my desktop machine to support 1280x960 (the NVidia driver refuses to) which would be the best resolution for my monitor, but my laptop supports it, so after all, Episode 3 actually looks better now running on my laptop than Episode 1 and 2 ever did running on my desktop PC.

  • fandangobr - I think the new version of Software Passport that we used for episode 4 has resolved the problem you were having. (I heard from another Brazilian who had the same problem with episodes 2 and 3 that it doesn't occur in episode 4.)

  • I also get the access violation error message after the intro (credits).
    Episode 1 and 2 run fine.
    System: geforce 6800, XP SP1

  • Hi Danny - updating to SP2 might fix the problem for you.

  • Thanks Emily, but for various reasons I can't upgrade to SP2.

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