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Brian Stewart Aug 05, 2004, 02:05am EDT Report Abuse
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Into a burning ring of fire...

MSI K8N Neo 2 Platinum
1 GB DDR 400
Athlon 64 4600+
6800 GT
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Mohawk Aug 05, 2004, 05:23am EDT Report Abuse
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wow thats an intesne fight over a RTS game lol i thought this was usually a fight between ATi and nVidia or CS and non CS lol. i think we all know that this game is sporadic.

Systems specs:

Intel Core 2 QUAD LGA775 Q6600 G0 @ 2.80GHz
Gigabyte P35-DQ6
2GB Corsair XMS2-6400C4 DDR2 Dual Channel
BFG 8800 GTX OC 768mb Ram - (600MHz Core Clock) (1800MHz Memory Clock) (1400MHz Shader Clock)
Vista 32bit
John Coombs Aug 06, 2004, 07:56am EDT Report Abuse
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I noticed in earlier exchanges that you were adjusting the game speed, can you tell me how this is achieved?

DAN CAVE Aug 07, 2004, 05:23pm EDT Report Abuse
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Yes just select solo player in main menu, then select skirmish, then click on select map you will be in the map selection screen, the game speed selector is half way up on the left of this screen!

j m Aug 07, 2004, 06:15pm EDT Report Abuse
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I found adjusting the game speed helped a little bit for jumpy ness but not overly effected the stability of it. I mean under really long or clustered games it crashed.. i've had 2 in the last mont or so.. But thats from the winamp i had playing in the background i think.. my ram was running pretty high.

And if you could get your hands on me it would be your last day.. I don't know why people try to starts**t on here.. Who here has a real problem with my trying to help or voice opinons or possible fixes? I bet no one raised there hand. Seriously. And just to prove a point, i work in a machien shop as a heavy oil rig repair mechanic. I can bench about 280 and regularly i dead lift around 350.. so if you can get off the ground from me shattering your neck with my hands.. go for it. Cuz im sick of people saying they could kick my ass... you don't knows**t. and you can take it too your grave bitch. Maybe you should come work on the rigs once or do there repair.. and all you little highschool kiddies who think the wrestling squad was something to be proud of cuz you could bench 220 or squat 500 doesn't means**t.. cuz i've seen guys twice my size fall like a squashed bug doing what i do.

So my point is don't talks**t. No one knows anything, cuz you sure as hell haven't met me nor has anyone else on this forum. And as far as i was concerned i was just here to help.. BUt if you wanna start a fight and im serious if you don't quit i'll get you banneed off this site.. I've done it before and i've already had to have a few forums locked because of this.. i will. So just quit while your f**king behind.

j m Aug 07, 2004, 06:16pm EDT Report Abuse
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Now who here agrees talkings**t like that really is childish.. It doesn't get anything anywhere nor is anything proved out of it.... well anyone got a realy problem to fix?

Snake Pliskan Aug 08, 2004, 08:22am EDT Report Abuse
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I REST MY CASE....................little boy..............took you 2 days to copy some crap out of a comic book............they have oil rigs in your back yard?????????hahahahahahhaaa.......you're on here every other f**king day......when do you work?????..........BIG GUY.............lol...........idiot

Snake Pliskan Aug 08, 2004, 08:26am EDT Report Abuse
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and you're gonna get me banned off of this site............help me up............hahahahahaaaa.........so I won't get to read your G.I.James biography..............hahahahahahaaa................it will never be the same...........

Joe PE Aug 08, 2004, 11:42am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: CNC Generals Zero Hour Crashes to desktop with "serious error message"
er.... So does anyone want to talk about Zero Hour anymore?

I cant remember if I posted this before but, have any of you tried the progen mod by deezire? It makes my one (problem pc) run a little faster. Seems like it makes the ai a little smarter about avoiding bottlenecks on the map. It also seems that the computer doesnt "stock pile" as many units inside its base. Its really easy to set up and has its own launch prog. Might be worth a shot.

Rich Eiboff Aug 08, 2004, 12:52pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: CNC Generals Zero Hour Crashes to desktop with "serious error message"
NVIDIA USERS READ THIS!
Zero Hour was crash happy on my machine but I solved the problem.
I run XP Pro and have a Geforce4 Ti 4600. Not the best but still pretty good.
Game would crash after playing a few minutes every time so I ran some benchmarks with 3dmark2001se using pretty much every driver nvidia has released. The best 3dmark results were with 44.03 driver which is over a year old. Each succesive driver up to the very latest gave me a decrease in scores.
44.03=10150 45.23=9750 52.16=9400 53.03=9000 61.76(latest)=8900

Lo and behold, Zero Hour is completely stable with 44.03 I tried 61.76 again and its crash city. Back to 44.03 and its stable again. Nvidia's driver is obviously not as unified as they boast. 61.76 is probably necessary to run Doom3 but doesn't work for me with Zero Hour. Nvidia should go back to the drawing board starting at 44.03.

I hope this works for others as this game's a blast.

logic mustbe Aug 17, 2004, 10:38am EDT Report Abuse
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Snake Pliskan Aug 17, 2004, 12:08pm EDT Report Abuse
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Oh how sweet it is.........................

Brian Belt Sep 11, 2004, 04:24pm EDT Report Abuse
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My problem started after I changed from Geforce to ATI 9600XT. I reinstalled the game and tried just about everything I could think of, Changed VPU Recover/Fastwrite/AGP and PCI read/write settings and nothing helped. I started Zero Hour and it just displayed the splash screen and then crashed. I got the Serious Error thingie.

I finally extracted all the cab files from the CD's to my game directory and now it runs great. Have tested it several times and no more crashes.

Hope this may help some of you..

mae day Sep 13, 2004, 11:01pm EDT Report Abuse
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Ok here it is i have a solution for all of you who have it freeze and require a restart if you own an ATI card what you need to do is go into the display properties -> settings -> advanced -> then on one of the tabs i think it was called smart something change fastwrite from on to off restart and then generals should be fine.

mae day Sep 13, 2004, 11:05pm EDT Report Abuse
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OK the solution for all you people that have the machine crash in the middle of the game or whenever particularly the ones that crash and require a machine restart, who own an ATI videocard. you need to go to display properties -> settings -> advanced -> then on one of the tabs i think it was called smart something change fastwrite from on to off restart and then generals should be fine.

mae day Sep 13, 2004, 11:07pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: CNC Generals Zero Hour Crashes to desktop with "serious error message"
OK the solution for all you people that have the machine crash in the middle of the game or whenever particularly the ones that crash and require a machine restart, who own an ATI videocard. you need to go to display properties -> settings -> advanced -> then on one of the tabs i think it was called smart something change fastwrite from on to off restart and then generals should be fine.

Brian Belt Sep 15, 2004, 07:16am EDT Report Abuse
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Why do people insist on posting replies without reading the thread. This solution of yours has been suggested several times in the thread.

Mike Pearson Sep 16, 2004, 06:53pm EDT Report Abuse
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and it didnt work

David Cid Oct 27, 2004, 12:03am EDT Report Abuse
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Hi, I'm here to save you all. I ran into this problem three days ago, and finally found the solution. First know that EA is right, the problem is the refresh rate of your monitor. The reason beind the failure might be a combination of a flaw in Windows Xp that resets the refresh rate to 60hz no matter what settings you've established. Secondly, the game might be trying to convince XP to set the refresh rate back to say 75hz, but instead tricks XP into going higher, resulting in a system failure & crash.

You can confirm this yourselves by hitting ctrl alt del as soon as the game is starting to crash, you'll probably see the monitor screen stating the frequency is too high, or just a distortion of colors and lines on the screen, meanwhile the system is still operational.

Solution: First uninstall your video drivers and reinstall them, if you have ATI, this is a must. uninstall the zerohour & generals. Reinstall them. Here's the good stuff. Go here: http://www.enemydown.co.uk/article.php?id=75
Read the article and download the program. This program basically locks down your refresh rate, and nothing will change it. Trust me it works!!!!!!! make sure to establish your refresh rate before running it. Also go here and read this: http://www.tweakguides.com/ATICAT_7.html
This also helps alot. I'll be in for 2 more days to follow-up with you guys.
Remember I'm David Cid, and I'm your Zero Hour Savior

Michael A. Oct 27, 2004, 09:31pm EDT Report Abuse
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Thanks for posting this solution, David. Hopefully it will be able to help someone.

Michael A.
Website: http://itnode.net

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