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Crash after loading.
« on: August 04, 2011, 06:15:35 pm »
Hey guys, I used the ISO version to install machines on my Win7 machine and everything went relatively smoothly. After running the game I was presented with the loading screen and the bar would get right to the end and then nothing. Nothing would happen no matter how long I left it. Alt Tabbing out would only grant the flickering image of my cursor behind the game and task killing Machines would leave me with a large black square in the corner of my screen. I have tried running it in a virtual windows 98 environment, but doing this doesn't support directx so the game will not run. I have set the compatibility of the Machines.exe to 98, xp, admin not admin, I've installed the patch, put in the .dll, tried every solution I could find on these forums and others, but no one seems to be having the same problem. Is there any hope for me? 

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Re: Crash after loading.
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2011, 06:24:04 pm »
keep in mind that not all computers can work machines. use the d3drm.dll thing too
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Re: Crash after loading.
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2011, 06:34:10 pm »
This happens to me at times. It's about 75% loaded, and it stops. I don't know exactly how to fix it, but I think something to do with using shortcuts to the .exe file might work, because I clicked it from the start menu and it loaded just fine  :-o
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Re: Crash after loading.
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2011, 06:38:39 pm »
Thanks for the replies guys. I used the d3drm.dll and I have tried using the start menu shortcut but to no avail. I could try it again but every time I try to run it and it fails I have to completely restart my computer.

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Re: Crash after loading.
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2011, 06:53:30 pm »
Some computers are not Direct3D compatible. Make sure yours is.
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Re: Crash after loading.
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2011, 07:07:13 pm »
I don't think that's the issue, but what model graphics card do you have, or do you not have a gfx card?
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Re: Crash after loading.
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2011, 08:44:05 pm »
Try older graphic drivers(!). Exclude machines from DEP (Data Execution Prevention) - you can find an instruction 'how to?' in the GameRanger thread :)

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Re: Crash after loading.
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2011, 08:53:41 pm »
Or help us in making Machines  :cowbell:
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Re: Crash after loading.
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2011, 10:00:51 pm »
That's always welcome   :squidly:
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Re: Crash after loading.
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2011, 12:28:34 am »
Sure is  :cowbell:
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Re: Crash after loading.
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2011, 12:42:34 am »
I have an HD4850 so running directx shouldn't be a problem. I'll try the DEP method and if that fails I'll give rolling back my drivers a shot. Thanks for the help guys!

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Re: Crash after loading.
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2011, 12:53:45 am »
Don't forget the .dll file that needs to be pasted on windows. Do you want to help???
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Re: Crash after loading.
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2011, 02:54:25 am »
lol stop nagging him. Just chill out, be cool  8-)
with a card that new, can the drivers get old enough?
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Re: Crash after loading.
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2011, 04:02:15 pm »
Do I want to help with what sorry?

I managed to finally get the game running, not even sure how, I just removed anything that even looked like it might have something to do with Machines from my PC and then did another install. Here's to another sleepless night, only this time I'll be playing it instead of trying to get it to work.  :wink: Thanks for all your help!

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Re: Crash after loading.
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2011, 05:46:16 pm »
With the Machines remake.
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