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Brian Piscitelli Sep 13, 2005, 05:48am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: CNC Generals Zero Hour Crashes to desktop with "serious error message"
thx for the update.... if anyone could email me that lawsuit i will sign it! Dam EA and there 1/2 programming!! If you have played BF2 you will especially know what i am talking about.

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Suspended User Sep 13, 2005, 05:54am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: CNC Generals Zero Hour Crashes to desktop with "serious error message"
longest thread EVER

D D Oct 03, 2005, 06:52am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: CNC Generals Zero Hour Crashes to desktop with "serious error message"
WOW!
This is UNBELIEVEABLE! You know I bought Generals shortly after it came out. Loved it. Thought it was a little short but enjoyed the game very much. I set the game up on my laptop which was a 2.8GHz Toshiba Satellite 2450. Not a single problem. Ran flawlessly. I then bought ZH right after it was released as I thought it could only be better than Generals. Well I got the same bullshit error message that everyone else did and never got past the splash screen. After trying a million different settings I gave up, boxed up the game and let it collect dust. I recently bought a new Toshiba laptop. I thought I would play a game or two since I haven't done so in a long time. Generals came to mind and then I remembered that I never actually got to play Zero Hour. I set it up and crossed my fingers. Same "serious error message" as before. I thought well, since it's been so long I'm sure EA has a patch somewhere so I'll download it and I'll get to play ZH. I can't find any patch that works, but what I did find was THIS forum 26 pages in length that for roughly 2 years has never received a single solution from EA. I am just beside myself with EA and their reckless conduct. These people remind me of FEMA after Katrina. Hmmm... take the F and the M out of FEMA and what do you get? Co-incidence? I think not! My apologies. I don't mean to belittle, make fun of, or compare, a terrible disaster with the conduct of EA, but you get my drift. I'm pretty sure that this issue is most certainly EA code related and I'm quite sure that virtually everyone agrees with me. Being an electronics engineer, I feel quite firm in my belief of it being a software issue.

Now I read something in this forum about a lawsuit. This is an excellent idea. I'm sure than when EA gets wind of their software getting disassembled and reverse engineered by a computer forensic specialist to determine whether it is actually an EA code problem, I'm sure they'll be very quick to listen then won't they? Anyone else onboard with this? I'm pretty sick of this bullshit. Now please disregard my ranting and raving if there is a patch out there that I'm not aware of, but if there isn't, who's onboard to stick it to EA!

Brian Piscitelli Oct 03, 2005, 07:22am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: CNC Generals Zero Hour Crashes to desktop with "serious error message"
Wow, i thought this thread was dead... :) well if anyone wants to start one, i am with them! EA obviously does 1/2 a$$ programming, just look at bf2, and their wonderful 1.01 patch.... LMAO. NEVER ever head of a patch being recalled for a memory leak! thats EA for ya! EA need beta testers!!!

gareth williams Oct 23, 2005, 03:42pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: CNC Generals Zero Hour Crashes to desktop with "serious error message"
hi :) ,I have same probles i think its a zero hour overheat auto shut down .my pc AMD barton mobile overclocked to 2524MHZs water cooled , 2Gb of corsair cas 2 ram 2X 1GB sticks, ASUS motherboard A7N8X-E & ASUS X800 XT PE 256 ram GFX card, Antec 550W truepower ,Chieftec case , the over heat shut down is motherboard is 28oc underload,cpu 53oc underload ,ive tryed turning off all motherboard overheat protection, and allso in windows itself windows XP sp2 ,just no go .EAgames will not answer my email when i ask the question !!

FordGT90Concept Oct 23, 2005, 04:11pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: CNC Generals Zero Hour Crashes to desktop with "serious error message"
I'm sure someone said this before but the game tends to crash when running at a refresh rate lower than 85 Hz. You can change the refresh rate by going to Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Display -> Settings tab -> Advanced button -> Monitor tab and change Screen "refresh rate" to 85 Hertz. I had problems with the game crashing, especially in videos, while running at 60 Hertz.

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gareth williams Oct 24, 2005, 11:40am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: CNC Generals Zero Hour Crashes to desktop with "serious error message"
my iiyama runs at 100hz my friend ,the game runs fine with 6 player free for all but 7 or 8 it crashes

jackie chan Oct 24, 2005, 03:52pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: CNC Generals Zero Hour Crashes to desktop with "serious error message"
I use to get serious lag and that serious error bull crap when i skirmish 8 AI's. I found that after a crash, if you delete the a file "_tmpChunk.dat" in Generals/Data, my games now run stable. Just wanted to report good news.

gareth williams Oct 24, 2005, 04:49pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: CNC Generals Zero Hour Crashes to desktop with "serious error message"
:) thanks m8, shall try delete the file after a crash

vs4562f Oct 24, 2005, 05:30pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: CNC Generals Zero Hour Crashes to desktop with "serious error message"
this is one of the world's longest threads!!!

Mick Dundee Oct 27, 2005, 12:13am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: CNC Generals Zero Hour Crashes to desktop with "serious error message"
Hrmmm after reading this ENTIRE thread I am left wondering a few things ....

I picked up a copy of Zero Hour a couple of years ago and NEVER had a single problem playing.
And thats with 8 Hard armies on the Twilight map.
At a LAN recently I was playing Zero Hour with a mod against AI/PC and a few guys commented as to how I could play without it crashing.
I had no idea these problems existed.
They explained how Zero Hour crashes with "Serious Error" messages on their PCs and that the Net was FULL of people with the same problems.

Anywayz they asked if they could rip a copy of my disk and see if it would work on their PCs.
Someone made the comment that they would also need a copy of C&C Generals aswell and was going to ask around if anyone had a copy.
This is where things start getting REALLY wierd .....

I told them they DO NOT need to have C&C Generals installed on their PCs for Zero Hour to work.
At first they didnt believe me, until I asked them to do a search for it on my PC, as I didnt have a copy of C&C Generals.
They couldnt believe I was using Zero Hour WITHOUT a copy of C&C Generals installed on my PC.

After an .iso was burnt, they went, and to their utter surprise, installed Zero Hour (without C&C Generals) into their PCs.
One by one they played Zero Hour against 8 hard armies continuously CRASH FREE!

This leaves me wondering what the hell is going on?

Did I get some "different" copy of Zero Hour when released?

I've never needed to install C&C Generals to play Zero Hour and I've NEVER had a "Serious Error" message from the game either.

Why is this so?

Could someone with a bit of understanding explain why my copy of Zero Hour is different to anyone elses?



FordGT90Concept Oct 27, 2005, 12:49am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: CNC Generals Zero Hour Crashes to desktop with "serious error message"
I never had problems with either except the refresh rate. What versions are you people using?

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Brian Piscitelli Oct 27, 2005, 02:41pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: CNC Generals Zero Hour Crashes to desktop with "serious error message"
very odd mick! I will have to try that sometime.

Nathan Moinvaziri Dec 28, 2005, 10:48pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: CNC Generals Zero Hour Crashes to desktop with "serious error message"
I get the following error I found it in My Documents\C&C Zero Hour Data\ReleaseCrashInfo.txt

Release Crash at Sun Dec 28 20:55:01 2003
; Reason Error parsing INI file 'Data\INI\GameData.ini' (Line: 'GameData ')
Last error:
Current stack:

I checked and 'Data\INI\GameData.ini' doesn't exist in my C&C Generals Zero Hour folder. The first time I installed Zero Hour tried to play online and it made me update. Then I got this problem. I then attempted to create an empty GameData.ini file and it gave me the following error.

Release Crash at Wed Dec 28 21:11:18 2005
; Reason Uncaught Exception during initialization.
Last error:
Current stack:

Predator Dec 28, 2005, 10:53pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: CNC Generals Zero Hour Crashes to desktop with "serious error message"
I think you guys have crap RAM. I had this problem with a Centon 256MB DDR333.

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice
DFI LanParty UT nForce4 Ultra-D

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Nathan Moinvaziri Dec 28, 2005, 11:04pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: CNC Generals Zero Hour Crashes to desktop with "serious error message"
Even if that is the case, that we do have bad RAM the game should work regardless just like the normal Generals does.

Nathan Moinvaziri Dec 28, 2005, 11:18pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: CNC Generals Zero Hour Crashes to desktop with "serious error message"
I uninstalled Zero Hour and then reinstalled Zero Hour. The first time I installed Zero Hour I changed the resolution then installed the patch. This time I left the resolution at default and installed the patch. This is really ghetto.

Afshin C Jan 08, 2006, 01:10am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: CNC Generals Zero Hour Crashes to desktop with "serious error message"
I remember this same problem occurring with my old computer soon after the game first came out. Just last week I dug this game back out of my closet and installed it on my current computer: P4 3.0 800 FSB w/1024 MB RAM, Asus board, XP, and a 256 mb X800 Radeon card with current drivers. Even with the game patched, the crash occurred during a large skirmish game soon enough. Now I remember why I uninstalled this game from my old computer. The notion that this problem stems from anything other than faulty code within the game is absolute garbage.

aisonburnley Jan 15, 2006, 03:41pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: CNC Generals Zero Hour Crashes to desktop with "serious error message"
hi hope this would help you about this serious error, i'm not sure if it will works for other PCs.....

just disable the hyperthreading in your bios (to the user of intel processor HT)

use this cd key UN7P-G6SA-YAG4-4YL4-SG2W

i think enabling the hyperthreading cause the serious error message to appear because it always say

Description: The thread tried to read from or write to a virtual address for which it does not have the appropriate access.

so i think it was the hyperthread, after disabling the hyperthread to my PC the game works fine..
i hope this would help you people..... sorry for my bad english....

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Lloyd LeBlanc Jan 16, 2006, 02:03pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: CNC Generals Zero Hour Crashes to desktop with "serious error message"
My God, it is true!!!!! Yes, Zero Hour (once installed) WILL run without Generals files on the computer. And this has stopped ALL the freezes/crashes we were constantly having with both Generals and the Zero Hour addon installed/patched as required. So -- the people above who suggest this works -- you are CORRECT!!!! At least for some users. Save your energy in not reinstalling video cards, drivers, Windows files, the whole damned system. Instead:

(1) Install Generals as usual.
(2) Install Zero Hour as usual..
(3) Patch Zero Hour.
(4) Uninstall ONLY Generals.

Run from Zero Hour as you normally would after addon.

Why in the world this hasn't been tested/proven/disproven by EA is beyond me. How hard would it be to test this? Look at all the trouble people have had with these games. Very poor customer relations. What a poor excuse for a commercial game developer.


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