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Prisoner of War PC


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#1 Precarious Dude

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 10:39 AM

I just got this game for the PC released back in 2002. The game loads up just fine but during the load screen, when the game is loading up its resources, it crashes to the desktop with this error message:

Colditz.EXE has encountered a problem and needs to close.

NOW, don't get me wrong! The game started before, after I changed the compatibility settings for Colditz.EXE to a former version of windows, but that one time only. It also works on a far weaker computer in my home. Ever since, the aforementioned problem has persisted on my stronger comp..

Here are my system specs:

Processor
Model : IntelŪ PentiumŪ 4 CPU 2.66GHz
Speed : 2.66GHz
Cores per Processor : 1 Unit(s)
Threads per Core : 1 Unit(s)
Internal Data Cache : 8kB, Synchronous, Write-Thru, 4-way, 64 byte line size, 2 lines per sector
L2 On-board Cache : 512kB, ECC, Synchronous, ATC, 8-way, 64 byte line size, 2 lines per sector

System
System : Dell Computer Corporation Dimension 2400
Mainboard : Dell Computer Corp. 0C2425
Bus(es) : X-Bus PCI IMB USB i2c/SMBus
Multi-Processor (MP) Support : No
Multi-Processor Advanced PIC (APIC) : Yes
System BIOS : Dell Computer Corporation A05
Total Memory : 1GB DDR

Chipset
Model : Dell 82845G/GL/GV Brookdale Host-Hub Interface Bridge (A1-step)
Front Side Bus Speed : 4x 133MHz (532MHz)
Total Memory : 1GB DDR
Shared Memory : 1MB
Memory Bus Speed : 2x 166MHz (332MHz)

Video System
Adapter : IntelŪ 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller (PCI)

Physical Storage Devices
WDC WD400BB-75DEA0 40GB (ATA100, 2MB Cache) : 37GB (C:)
_NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A (ATAPI33, DVD+-RW, CD-RW, 2MB Cache) : N/A (E:)
Lite-On LTN486S 48x Max (ATAPI33, CD-R, 120kB Cache) : N/A (F:)
ELBY CLONEDRIVE (SCSI, SCSI-2, BD-R, DVD-R, CD-R, 256kB Cache) : N/A (G:)
EA4944A HTQ209R (SCSI, SCSI-2, DVD+-R-DL, CD-R, 512kB Cache) : N/A (D:)

Logical Storage Devices
Local Drive (C:) : 37GB (NTFS) @ WDC WD400BB-75DEA0 40GB (ATA100, 2MB Cache)
CD-ROM/DVD (E:) : N/A @ _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A (ATAPI33, DVD+-RW, CD-RW, 2MB Cache)
CD-ROM/DVD (F:) : N/A @ Lite-On LTN486S 48x Max (ATAPI33, CD-R, 120kB Cache)
CD-ROM/DVD (G:) : N/A @ ELBY CLONEDRIVE (SCSI, SCSI-2, BD-R, DVD-R, CD-R, 256kB Cache)
CD-ROM/DVD (D:) : N/A @ EA4944A HTQ209R (SCSI, SCSI-2, DVD+-R-DL, CD-R, 512kB Cache)
3.5" 1.44MB (A:) : N/A

Peripherals
LPC Hub Controller 1 : Intel 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Interface Bridge
LPC Hub Controller 2 : Dell 82801DB/DBL SMBus Controller (ICH4/ICH4-L A1 step)
LPC Legacy Controller 1 : SMSC LPC v1
Audio Device : Dell 82801DB/DBL AC'97 Audio Controller (ICH4/ICH4-L A1 step)
Audio Codec : Analog Devices ??? (0074)
Serial Port(s) : 1
Parallel Port(s) : 1
USB Controller 1 : Dell 82801DB/DBL USB UHCI Controller #1 (ICH4/ICH4-L A1 step)
USB Controller 2 : Dell 82801DB/DBL USB UHCI Controller #2 (ICH4/ICH4-L A1 step)
USB Controller 3 : Dell 82801DB/DBL USB UHCI Controller #3 (ICH4/ICH4-L A1 step)
USB Controller 4 : Dell 82801DB/DBL USB 2.0 EHCI Controller (ICH4/ICH4-L A1 step)
System SMBus Controller 1 : Intel 801xx/63xx SMBus

Printers and Faxes
Printer : hp psc 1200 series (USB, Colour)


Power Management
Mains (AC) Line Status : On-Line

Operating System(s)
Windows System : Microsoft Windows XP (2002) Home 5.01.2600 (Service Pack 3)
Platform Compliance : x86

Here is Prisoner of War's System Requirements:

System Requirements
System Type: PC
Required OS: Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Microsoft Windows XP
Other Requirements: 8x CD-ROM, 3D accelerator card with 16MB of memory, 16 bit sound card, DirectX 8.1 compatible graphics card

Here are things I tried but didn't work:

Shutting down antispyware programs
Upgrading my graphics and Sound Driver
Disabling DEP




Any suggestions and help would be much appreciated. :thumbsup:

Edited by Precarious Dude, 27 December 2008 - 10:39 AM.


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#2 Sterling14

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 01:28 PM

Have you tried updating your graphics drivers? http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Product_Fi...x?ProductID=865 .

I know the game is old, but you don't have a dedicated graphics card. The integrated Intel graphics are usually very basic, and don't play games well at all. I'm curious as to what graphics card the other computer is using that is playing the game.
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#3 Precarious Dude

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 10:10 PM

Its some 32 mb Nvidia graphics card (an old one)... The game works on it though.

Edited by Precarious Dude, 27 December 2008 - 10:10 PM.


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Posted 28 December 2008 - 11:36 AM

Even though it is old, it is a discrete graphics card, and probably has more power than your Intel integrated graphics.
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