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Game crashed with nvidia 8800 GT. Any ideas?
« on: May 24, 2009, 05:23:06 AM »
Hello everyone. Long time no see I guess...

After a long break from Neverwinter Nights due to work, time in the army and such I have decided to give Ravenloft and Neverwinter Nights another try as I remember how fun it used to be. Though it seems like I've ran into trouble already...

I got a nVidia 8800 GT graphic card and I use Windows XP, and when I try to start Neverwinter Nights it just crashes, before any intro videos or anything comes to life. It appears as if the newer nVidia driviers doesn't support Neverwinter Nights with my graphic card and it appears to be a well known issue... Though I can't seem to find any solution to it, where to find old drivers and such?

Do anyone know anything about this? I hope someone can help me on this as I'd love to get back roleplaying in Ravenloft.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Game crashed with nvidia 8800 GT. Any ideas?
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2009, 05:41:14 AM »
I have a similar card (Nvidia 8800 GTX) and running the latest Nvidia drivers, and no issues, in XP, Vista or Linux.  I did however, have an issue with NWN a few years ago, similar to what you describe, and it turned out to be a sound card/driver issue instead of GPU issue.

Post more detailed specs here.  Including what build of XP, and the version number of the drivers, I think I can help.

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Re: Game crashed with nvidia 8800 GT. Any ideas?
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2009, 06:18:36 AM »
You could try NDubyaConfig version 0.95, found here:http://www.dungeonplanet.com/2009/04/nwn-ndubyaconfig-version-095

It will allow the bypassing of the opening movies, which sometimes crash me as well, as well as a few other modifications that may help.

Back up your config file before making any changes though, just in case.

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Re: Game crashed with nvidia 8800 GT. Any ideas?
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2009, 07:05:06 AM »
Thanks for helping me out TreMiki99. Alright... Here's my specs, as detailed as I can get them right now using AIDA32.

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Computer   
Operating System   Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack   Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer   7.0.5730.13
Computer Name   HEATHGROVE (Patriks Dator)
User Name   Lars Patrik Hedlund
Logon Domain   HEATHGROVE
   
Motherboard   
CPU Type   Unknown, 2800 MHz (3.5 x 800)
Motherboard Name   Dell Inc. Dell DXP051
Motherboard Chipset   Unknown
System Memory   3584 MB
BIOS Type   Phoenix (01/03/06)
   
Display   
Video Adapter   NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT  (512 MB)
Monitor   Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB]  (FC99862E0T0S)
   
Multimedia   
Audio Adapter   SigmaTel Audio

The driver for the graphic card is 185.85... I don't know how to check drivers for the others. I'm realy bad at comptuers, but I hope you guys can help me! So please bear with me that I'm "n00b" on computers :P

I am confused that the only name that came up on my sound card thingy was: SigmaTel Audio.... Shouldn't there be something more?

And I tried using  NDubyaConfig version 0.95 aswell, thanks for the top mate but it didn't work!
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Re: Game crashed with nvidia 8800 GT. Any ideas?
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2009, 02:27:41 AM »
Try downgrading to 181.22 drivers.
Those date back to january and are the absolute last drivers my 7800 can and will support. Beyond that the card is ignored.
If i can find the link i will edit/post it.

Also, check the bioware forums and see if this hasn't been fixed already.

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Re: Game crashed with nvidia 8800 GT. Any ideas?
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2009, 08:18:21 AM »
Tried some older drivers... Like 181.22 and 167.26 that came with my Graphic card but no luck... Going to contact the company that I bought my computer from so many years ago and see what kind of sound card I realy got!
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Re: Game crashed with nvidia 8800 GT. Any ideas?
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2009, 10:38:56 PM »
i have the same video card and when i start the game my screen become black, so i click with the cursos many times in the options atleast i can enter in the new game mode so the screen appears back. =/
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Re: Game crashed with nvidia 8800 GT. Any ideas?
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2009, 10:47:49 PM »
Laptop?  If so, the version that shipped with your PC is out of date, and so is the one available for download from your manufacturer's website.

And, you cannot download the latest one from nvidia.com because the laptop video chips do not have a matching entry in the INF file.

The solution is to go to here http://laptopvideo2go.com/ and download the latest Nvidia driver with a modified INF file that will support laptop video chips.

If you have a desktop card, ignore the above.  Go directly to www.nvidia.com and download the latest driver.

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Re: Game crashed with nvidia 8800 GT. Any ideas?
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2009, 05:46:36 PM »
make sure you're not using Realtek audio drivers. I had to go buy a soundblaster and completely remove the realtek drivers to stop the crashes on my computer.

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Re: Game crashed with nvidia 8800 GT. Any ideas?
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2009, 07:10:54 PM »
I use realtek audio drivers and don't seem to have the problem.

But then again I have a different  nvidia card.

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Re: Game crashed with nvidia 8800 GT. Any ideas?
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2009, 04:09:12 AM »
I have a nVidia 8800GT and a Realtek soundcard, and the game runs for me.

However - it DOES crash on startup often. Usually I just need to start it again and it will work. It's always been a weird bug, but that's just how it works I guess.

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Re: Game crashed with nvidia 8800 GT. Any ideas?
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2009, 11:30:18 AM »
Ah that problem I know and have the same, I got used to it and just start again.

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Re: Game crashed with nvidia 8800 GT. Any ideas?
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2009, 12:48:16 PM »
It actually crashes if you click buttons too quickly at start-up.  :lol:

Spamming enter and left mouse clicking is a sure way to kill it.

Hilarious those Bioware programmers..

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Re: Game crashed with nvidia 8800 GT. Any ideas?
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2009, 03:28:20 PM »
Realtek is crap. Utter, utter crap. If it's not causing NWN to crash, it's most likely behind other crashes on your computer.

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Re: Game crashed with nvidia 8800 GT. Any ideas?
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2009, 06:27:54 PM »
NWN appears to dislike the 8800.  There are tons of posts about it on the Bioware forums.  I have better luck running the game using nwmain.exe rather than using nwn.exe, although my problem may be related to the dual/quad core processor, which it also doesn't like.