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Discussion in 'Technical Help' started by Keith, Nov 26, 2003.

  1. Keith

    Keith Guest

    OK fellas im just going to do this on the fly, help out if you can and ill update it as i go. We should have done this a while ago ;):

    1) Where is the Patch??
    There is no patch, there never was one and probably never will, however there are 2 Russian patches. These will ruin the english game if you attempt to apply them.

    2) I'm having the game crash lots with a Radeon Card..
    Well there are 2 ways to help this;
    1. change the AGP speed to x4 and turn fast writing off ( through the smart gear tab in advanced display properties in windows )
    2. From Radeon9700: For all you Radeon owners if the game crashes here is a 80% sure way that the crashes will be much little or maybe even removed:

    a.Download drivers for your video card at this site http://www.omegacorner.com/index_ati.html

    b.Install the drivers and reinstall PotC just to be sure that there aren't any left bug with the other drivers(the old ones)

    After that the game should run better and the crashes will probably be history.


    3) I have an Nvidia card and the water looks white.

    FILE DOWNLOAD HERE
    Extract that to your POTC directory and overwrite.
    That fixes the nvidia shader problems.
    From the Russian patch.
     
  2. William

    William PA! Admin Administrator

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    Err, VAW this shows up being names POTBS Tech Faq, and not POTC ... ;)
     
  3. Keith

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    ahh yeah..umm should fix that shouldnt I ;)
     
  4. sonyeclipse707

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    Em, Build 9.1 dont work, like not that the game wont `startup-but` that the :) mod doesent even exist...yes i started a new game.....help...lol ;):
     
  5. skull

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    Try install file path from 9.1 installer extract to/ go to control panel/program files/Bethseda/click on yellow program file folder/click install.That should work for ya.It would not load for me when I used the existing file path when you open up the installer. ;):
     
  6. Keith

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    yea, sounds like a path problem
     
  7. Mihail

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    id suggest you post info about the Nvidia cards too, about the white water problem
     
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  9. Keith

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    ohh ill add that one ;)
     
  10. Chaos

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    that link doesn't work.

    could someone give me a link to the GFX fix that works?

    or mail it to me chaos<at>`chaos-realm`.org
     
  11. eFonzi

    eFonzi Landlubber

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    Yes, same problem, link comes up broken. :cheers:
     
  12. Keith

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    Sorry fellas, i wish someone would have told me about this earlier :cheers

    gimme 5 min and ill have a better link for yas
     
  13. Keith

    Keith Guest

    OK updated the FAQ but just download it HERE
     
  14. draupner

    draupner Landlubber

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    Doesn't the build v11 supports DX9? It says while loading, Initializing Direct x 8.
     
  15. Keith

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    Yeah, the game uses DX8 but it supports DX9 no problems <img src="http://www.piratesahoy.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />
     
  16. draupner

    draupner Landlubber

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    Maybe I should clarify me self <img src="http://www.piratesahoy.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> Before I installed v11 the game used DX9 but after it only uses DX8. Strange....
     
  17. CaptainCon

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    can you select language in the options menu?
     
  18. NathanKell

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    Nope.
    That's pretty much set by which version of POTC you bought.
    And reset to English anyway on installing the Build.
     
  19. Zebu

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    Lots of crashes (either back to desktop or bluescreen).

    Build 11 with ATI 9200SE, every driver is up to date. When I set the card as suggested ( agp 4x and `fast-write` off), POTC won't start <img src="http://www.piratesahoy.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" />

    [ edit ] Well, it's working great, now , don't understand why it wouldn't start the other day...
     
  20. Cpt. StarEye

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    I have a problem with the build 12 installation. I startet it before I went to sleep, and when I came back to check on it, it had stopped at the very end of the installation and gave an error message (Could not open file F:/GAMES/POTC/.../building.xx).

    Starting this whole installatsion again? Is there really no such thing as downloading the whole thing before you install so that you have it on your computer?
     

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