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Old 01-29-05, 06:59 AM   #1
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Default Finally got to play Vampire Bloodlines after months of constant crashing...

I bought this game when it hit the shelves. I have not been able to play this game until today because it would always crash during the intro cutscene. I have done many things to get this game running. But there was one thing I didn't think about, my motherboard. I had the MSI K7N2 NForce 2 motherboard. In fact it seems that games that have come out recently have been crashing, but vampires was the worse. I could play the other games for a while before a crash. So I bought a Giga-Byte KVT600-P-RZ motherboard. I have now played Bloodlines for 5 hours today with no crashes at all. Also the game performs great. I also no longer get crashes in HL2, MOH:PA, and Chronicles of Riddick. I wonder why my Nforce 2 board was not stable, it still played games that came out before those games listed above just fine with no crashes, then all of the sudden it crashes on the new games, except for Doom 3, kinda strange.
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Old 01-29-05, 07:04 AM   #2
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I don't think people give the KT600 enough credit. It's not a bad chipset at all for the money. I just put together a system for a friend of mine whose old machine burned out. Put in the MSI KT600 board, an AXP 3200+ and Radeon 9600 Pro and he's loving it. He can finally play HL2 now.

Glad to see everything worked out and that you're enjoying the game. There's nothing more frustrating than putting together a system and finding out something is causing you trouble.
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Old 01-30-05, 07:10 AM   #3
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Do you have Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault, Chronicles of Riddick, or HL2? Vampires and those games were the only games that were crashing. Vampires was the most extreme. HL2 was anywhere from 30 minuts to 2 hours before a crash but mostly around 2 hours. Riddick would crash very spuradically, sometime I could play for 3 hours with no crash, and other times I could play for 10 minutes and get a crash, never in the same spot. Medal of Honor Pacific assualt would usually crash evey 45minutes to 1 hour of playing. Everyother game I have including Doom 3 and Far Cry would not crash at all, but only those 4 games I stated. But now none of my games crash. Vampires would always crash during the first cutscene, 100% of the time. But now I can play for hours and I still have not had a crash. There was something about my motherboard that didn't like those 4 games, don't know if it is my motherboards fault or if the developers who made the game didn't do good enough testing.
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Old 01-31-05, 07:07 AM   #4
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Default Re: Finally got to play Vampire Bloodlines after months of constant crashing...

so how is the game then?
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Old 02-06-05, 04:18 AM   #5
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The game is awesome. Really immersive. Bloodlines would be a good canidate for RPG of the Year. I don't know why people would compare this game to Dues Ex, these games are competely different. Deus Ex is a FPS where you get to level up your character, where as Bloodlines is a RPG.
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Old 02-06-05, 10:33 AM   #6
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The game itself is good, but it has so many embarrassing technical flaws, which is why it gets so many poor reviews.
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Old 02-06-05, 10:39 AM   #7
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Sounds like a bad board. I just sold my NF2 to a friend who plays it like its going out of style.
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Old 02-06-05, 11:15 AM   #8
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Can we say Source Engine?
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Default Re: Finally got to play Vampire Bloodlines after months of constant crashing...

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my mobo is a MSI K7N2 NForce 2... i dont have bloodlines but i havent experienced any game crash on other games...
I also have an MSI K7N2Delta ILSR with an XP2500 and I am utterly amazed at the rock solid (were talking granite, not limestone) stability of this system. HL2 is the only game to give me issues, but it seems the devs have finally worked most of it out.

Don't know why yours wasn't. Defective, possible.

Anyway, enjoy your setup!
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Old 02-06-05, 07:39 PM   #10
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Can we say Source Engine?
Umm. No.

The blame should be placed on the ones who created the game rather than the engine. We didn't have the same problems in HL2, so it's obviously not the engine.

Bloodlines gets my vote for worst introduction ever. Looked like an 8th grader made it in an hour.
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Umm. No.

The blame should be placed on the ones who created the game rather than the engine. We didn't have the same problems in HL2, so it's obviously not the engine.

Bloodlines gets my vote for worst introduction ever. Looked like an 8th grader made it in an hour.
Umm...no, actually the thing with bloodlines is that it has many of the same bugs as HL2.
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Vampire crashed all the time for me but HL2 never crashed at all for me...
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