Okay, this is the second time I've posted to this forum with the same problem and It's now REALLY annoying me. I know UT isn't the most stable of games but I thought it would be more stable than this.
At random intervals, UT will lock up on me, not even allowing Ctrl+Alt+Del. Sometimes it will do this after a couple of minutes, other times it won't do it for ages. When It does lock up, the music keeps playing but the game sfx loop continuously. I have installed the Inoxx pack, the Bonus Pack and I'm using the 432 patch, but it still does it. I was wondering if there's a debugging console command that could help me or a command line param maybe ?!?!?
PLEASE HELP ME !!!
Here's my spec:
Genuine Intel P2 350
NVIDIA GeForce DDR 32Mb
Creative SoundBlaster Live Value
Maxtor Diamond Max 5400Rpm
4x4x36x IDE CDR-RW
RockWell Internal 56K V.90 ISA Modem
not sure but I have the EXACT same problems. And my system is totally different from yours.
MSI K7 Pro mobo
ATI Radeon 64 DDR
I used to have a GeForce DDR and experienced lockups. The probs went away after I installed the latest nVidia drivers (v5.31 at the time) that throttled the AGP speed down to 1X.
The prob has since returned with the Radeon card, but after I went through the registry and cleaned out all references to the nVidia card, I haven't noticed any lockups - though I haven't really put in a marathon UT session since then, so I can't say it worked 100% yet.
Have you tried different drivers for your geforce. http://www.3dchipset.com/beta/nvidia/list.html
Check for more recent mobo drivers (chipset)
Make sure you have DX7a installed
Remove your sound card.(check for driver updates)
Move your memory modules around.
Check agp aperture size.(64M - 256M)
Check that Vid cacheable, shadowing etc... are all DISABLED.
That geforce has its own IRQ, not shared.
Try different agp speeds (AGPX1, AGPX2)
Try under-clocking your vid card slightly, using the CoolBits reg tweak.
Let us know if anything works or what youve tried, of if you need help about any of the above.
Well, I've installed the 436 Patch for UT and, touch wood it seems to have mysteriously solved my problem. I played a Deathmatch game with about 4 other bots in the old DM-Morbias map and I played to about 100 frags without even a flinch...