May 12th, 2001, 06:26 PM
Get kicked to desktop in Q3
When my wife plays Q3, no matter what server she's in, after about 20 minutes or so all of a sudden the game quits and she's back at her desktop. This has been happening for a few weeks. She formatted a couple days ago and put a nice fresh install of Win2k on and it still happens. She has the same lan card I do and we're both hooked to the cable modem through a hub. I also run Win2k and we both have Geforce 2's. We both have Q3 patched to 127h yet she's the only one having this problem. Any ideas?
May 12th, 2001, 08:48 PM
do you have anything overclocked? sounds like a overheating problem.
May 13th, 2001, 04:39 AM
no sleevo, nothings overclocked on her machine. It did it with the old V3/2000 and now with the Asus V7100. She even formatted after installing the Asus (due to other bugs) and did a fresh install of the OS and Q3.
May 13th, 2001, 11:42 AM
Have you tried removing all background tasks (except Systray and Explorer) using Ctrl-Alt-Del?
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May 13th, 2001, 12:13 PM
You can't remove all background tasks in Win2000. Besides, she has the same services running that I do.
May 13th, 2001, 04:12 PM
maybe you should try running Q3 in win98. i had many problems with UT running in win2k (VERY slow framerates with gts2, 500+ping, couldn't connect to servers, general protection faults), but my friend didn't. we have almost the same setup, but his ran flawlessly. however, when i switched back down to win98, all the problems disappeared and i ran 60+fps framerates with all the servers working. i dunno, just must be bad luck or something, but try dualbooting 98se and if the problems still isn't fixed, then screw 98se and i have no idea.
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May 14th, 2001, 02:52 AM
Thanks for the suggestion but we just got rid of the dual setup. It's no big deal. It'll work itself out sooner or later
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