I'm having a problem playing WarCraft III for several minutes. I can only play the game for about 30 minutes and then it starts to crash ! It sends me back to Windows. When I attempt to load the game again where I left off, it crashes back to Windows again. I have to switch off the computer for about 1 hour before I can resume playing again. But only to crash again after about 30 minutes of play !! What is the problem here ? I can play other games like Half-Life and Counter-Strike without any problems. I've tried installing the latest WarCraft III patch but the problem remains ! Will there be any more patches in the future to rectify this problem ?
My System specs:
AMD Athlon XP 1800+ processor
ECS K7VTA3 Socket A rev3.1 mainboard
INNO3D GeForce 2 MX 400 64 MB AGP graphics adapter
128MB DDR-SDRAM Crucial brand
Creative Vibra 128 PCI
8.01 GB HDD
300Watts Power Supply Unit
Yes, I have been trying to get wc3 to work without crashing out to windows for about a week now. I have tried it with win98, me and 2000 and removed all non essential hardware/software, etc....Still working on it. Max payne works real good though....
I've noticed it'll crash out on my system with an Asus V7100 Deluxe Combo (GeForce2 MX), yet I have no problems with it on my system with a Radeon 8500 128MB in it. Could it be pure co-incidence that the problems are occuring on your system which has a GeForce2 MX as well?
Maybe so. But I kinda doubt it. Did your GeForce2 MX uses nVidia's lastest Detonator XP drivers or its manufacturer's drivers ? I wouldn't know if the Detonator XP drivers could solve both our problems !
Well ... mine has no TV-tuner features. But I need to know if the nVidia's Detonator XP drivers will work with my Inno3D GeForce 2 MX 400 graphics card ? Is it compatible ? Should I try ? Will there be any risks of damaging my card ?
Anyway, any news of Blizzard coming up with any new patches for WarCraft III anytime soon ?
hmm ... maybe morphious is right. Though I'm not quite sure.
Here's my pc temp taken from my pc health monitor:
System temp: 47 degrees celsius
CPU temp : 50 - 53 degrees celsius
CPU fan speed : 5300 - 5600 rpm
Can my Athlon XP 1800+ cpu work well under these temps ? My cpu fan is a Master-Cooler brand and supports up to 2 GHz processors. What's your opinion ?
Now I have a new problem ! I couldn't get to the chapter on "The
Culling" of the Human campaign in WC3 ! Each time my pc tries to
load that mission, it throws me back to Windows without any error messages or any blue screens ! Is this happening to anyone
with about the same pc config'n as mine ??
And I don't have any cd emulators like what Nukfutz is saying.
i dont know about that, but check out your video card temp if you can. you can also try to play a different game when it crashes and see if you have any problems, if you do its most likely that something is overheating. also email blizzard about you problem they might know about it and have a fix.
Well, that I already have Nukfutz ! My DIY pc case comes with a built-in casing exhaust fan at the back. I've checked to see if it's working properly and it does ! Warm air comes out of the fan at the back of my casing. But well ... my system temp remains the same.
Is there anything else I could do to improve this ?
And as morphious suggested, I've been playing online games like Counter-Strike and Half-Life on my pc and they haven't given me any crashes or errors, basically no problems !
When I asked my friends abt WC3, they also experienced the same crashes like mine ! But the funny thing is, one of my friends
who has a Pentium 1 pc and it is quite aged, and bought a pirated WC3 copy, doesn't experience any lock-ups or crashes during gameplay !!! Hmm ... Whatcha fellas think ??