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#136034 - 08/12/04 06:36 PM "Aura" crashes constantly
tolk42 Offline
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Registered: 08/12/04
Posts: 5
Loc: Berlin
hi! i have a Toshiba-notebook Pentium4 with 2.6 GHz with an nvidia "Geforce 4 420 go"-graphic-card and not sure about the sound-card, might be "Avance AC97 Audio". Windows XP. everything seems to be installed correctly, the game begins to run smoothly, but after a minute or whenever i try to use an item (like read the book on the table) the game crashes completely within a second and i´m back to the windows-explorer. it´s the german version of the game. the cpu seems to be active, but not too much. it changes from within a range of 15 - 70 % while playing. i´ve played games that used it harder. do you have any hints what i could do? thanks a lot!

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#136035 - 08/12/04 06:54 PM Re: "Aura" crashes constantly
Jenny100 Offline
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Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 35395
Loc: southeast USA
Try reducing the audio acceleration and see if that helps at all.

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#136036 - 08/12/04 07:21 PM Re: "Aura" crashes constantly
tolk42 Offline
Junior Boomer

Registered: 08/12/04
Posts: 5
Loc: Berlin
first- thanks!
ok, i did that, but didn´t do no good.. mhm, do u have any other ideas?
thanks!
i just updated the display-driver, but this didn´t help either...

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#136037 - 08/12/04 09:33 PM Re: "Aura" crashes constantly
Jenny100 Offline
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Check the bottom of this webpage for instructions on how to reduce audio and video acceleration in Windows XP.
http://home.earthlink.net/~eddie1231/general_drill.htm

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#136038 - 08/13/04 03:29 AM Re: "Aura" crashes constantly
tolk42 Offline
Junior Boomer

Registered: 08/12/04
Posts: 5
Loc: Berlin
yes, ok, i did both. when i go down with video-accelleration the game won´t even start, and to lower sound-acceleration doesn´t help. but u´re right - it´s sth with the sound. today i heard at some place in the game a really naughty beeeeeeeep, before it crashed, and then, when i put the whole music and sounds and sourroundings on lowest level i got a bit further, could open the book and the box on the table and such. but then it quit again after a while. deactivating the soundcard prevents the game from running. any idea how i can prevent the game to force the soundcard to play sounds it doesn´t want to play?

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#136039 - 08/13/04 01:19 PM Re: "Aura" crashes constantly
Jenny100 Offline
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Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 35395
Loc: southeast USA
No I don't know how to do that.
If you're turning down the acceleration all the way, that might not be best for this game. It might be better to be one notch up from no acceleration. Or two notches. You don't have to turn it down all the way to see the result.

AC97 Audio is sound that is built into the motherboard. Sometimes it works OK and sometimes you find a game that doesn't work right with it. If you know what motherboard your computer has, you might find drivers on the website of the motherboard manufacturer. Or if your computer is a name brand like Dell or Compaq, you could look for drivers on the website of that brand.

If you're sure the problem is the sound card, another thing you might consider is buying a separate sound card for your computer. The sound cards made by Creative are usually what's recommended for games.

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#136040 - 08/14/04 04:53 AM Re: "Aura" crashes constantly
tolk42 Offline
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Registered: 08/12/04
Posts: 5
Loc: Berlin
ok, i

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#136041 - 08/14/04 01:17 PM Re: "Aura" crashes constantly
Jenny100 Offline
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Registered: 10/24/00
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Loc: southeast USA
Is this a laptop computer?

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#136042 - 08/15/04 06:26 AM Re: "Aura" crashes constantly
tolk42 Offline
Junior Boomer

Registered: 08/12/04
Posts: 5
Loc: Berlin
yes, toshiba satellite 2430-301.. why?

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#136043 - 08/15/04 01:27 PM Re: "Aura" crashes constantly
Jenny100 Offline
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Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 35395
Loc: southeast USA
I don't think it's possible to get a separate internal sound card for a laptop. There isn't enough room. I know there are external sound cards that can plug into a USB port, but I don't know how well they work with games.

I'm not sure the problem is with the sound card anyway. If it's a laptop, the Geforce 4 is probably on onboard chipset instead of a separate card. And some games don't like that.

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#136044 - 09/10/04 12:35 PM Re: "Aura" crashes constantly
Anonymous
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ACE MEGA CODECS PACK 6.01 Pro
you need only that to start AURA

Now I want a beer smile

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#136045 - 09/10/04 06:01 PM Re: "Aura" crashes constantly
Milee10 Offline
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Registered: 06/30/04
Posts: 650
Loc: Billings, Montana
Kanara_1912,

Please explain. Are these codecs for any operating system?? Where do you find them?? I haven't loaded AURA yet and don't plan to until I know things are fixable. TAC strikes again mad !!

Thank you.

**Milee10**
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#136046 - 09/10/04 06:07 PM Re: "Aura" crashes constantly
Jenny100 Offline
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Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 35395
Loc: southeast USA

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#136047 - 09/10/04 06:29 PM Re: "Aura" crashes constantly
Milee10 Offline
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Registered: 06/30/04
Posts: 650
Loc: Billings, Montana
Thanks Jenny. Guess I'll just wait for the patch. I don't need anything else messing up my PC and going from the frying pan into the fire. frown frown frown frown

**Milee10**
_________________________
Everyone has a photographic memory...some just don't have any film. Mine was over exposed.

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#136048 - 09/14/04 06:27 AM Re: "Aura" crashes constantly
Anonymous
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Bingo!!! It worked great. Thanks for the tip.

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