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About peegee77

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  1. I would be surprised if Avast! was the problem. I've used it for many years and installed it on many people's machines, and never known an issue with it. In fact, one of the good things about it is that it is very non-intrusive of other applications. I haven't tested the paid version, so it would be good if anyone using that could report their experiences. If you go to Avast! user interface > settings > silent / gaming mode you can change its behaviour for gaming, although I have always found the default settings fine for WWIIOL.
  2. Some weeks ago I was getting this on about 75% of logins, although it never seemed to affect play. (I don't mean this to be nasty, but the game for me is currently full of bugs whether I see this error on start up or not). It gradually got better until I never see it now. However, I installed WWIIOL on a 2nd machine, and that one gets the error most times. So, it may well be a client side issue. Both machines are XP SP3, but with very different specs. I can post them if it helps.
  3. It was an older machine, so W7 was not an option. I did a manual install of SP3 that I downloaded from M$, but the updater didn't seem to see it, so it was choking and blocking further updates. Turns out there was a corrupted file in XP Office Pro, and the updater needed to replace that from the original disk. Once that was done it was happy and carried on with all the other updates.
  4. Absolutely correct. But if I do that I get terrible problems with sound. It only works if I select my SB X-Fi card as the sound device in Windows, then primary sound driver in the game settings.
  5. Since looking at this thread I have been taking more notice of it in game, and it seems there may be a problem - client side or game side I don't know. I always locate sound direction by turning left and right to "centre in" on the audio. When I do this now I seem to get different locations for the same sound. I'll check some more and see if there is a bug report for it. @ thewench XP Start > Run > dxdiag W7 Type dxdiag in the search box and hit enter Click "save all information" From the text file it generates, copy and paste just these bits (they are in system information, display devices and sound devices), eg. from my machine: Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.111025-1629) Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Processor, MMX, 3DNow (4 CPUs), ~3.2GHz Memory: 3072MB RAM DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904) Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT Manufacturer: NVIDIA Chip type: GeForce 9800 GT Current Mode: 1920 x 1200 (32 bit) (60Hz) Driver Version: 6.14.0012.8558 (English) Description: SB X-Fi Audio [EC00] Driver Version: 5.12.0001.1201 (English)
  6. I've got a computer running XP 32 bit home, and it has SP3 installed. However, automatic update isn't recognising it, so it keeps trying to install it and of course failing. It's not just annoying, but it also blocks any subsequent updates that are dependent on SP3. I know I had this issue on a machine a couple of years ago and it was quite an easy fix, but I can't for the life of me remember what it was. Can anyone help?
  7. At the moment, I think the answer is that they aren't. It's a big loss. I wanted to test a lot of stuff where things have changed and the guides are out of date, but that's impossible now.
  8. From DOC: Sounds pretty final to me. Shame, I used to do loads of testing on it, not sure what will replace it. If anything.
  9. The sound in WWIIOL is brilliant when it works, but it does seem a bit buggy. If I set my sound device as SB X-Fi it gives all sorts of problems, but with the default primary sound driver it is usually ok, so have a look at that in settings. Also in Windows check that the type of output is correct - 5.1 speakers, headphones or whatever you are using. If that is incorrect it will give you problems. Check your directional sound against a friendly vehicle that is marked on the map. I was listening to a Crusader last night, and looking at the map I realised the directional sound was about 20 degrees out. I turned around a few times and it was then spot on. I am starting to think that this may all be part of data just not updating properly from the server. You may want to post up your specs and sound settings.
  10. Bless you guys! In an urgent situation, I can now send a message for help that doesn't come out as "oPEL adiou Lixembarg FB need hwlp[ $MiSS"
  11. True, I could use autohotkeys to generate a few generic ones, but I would rather avoid having to run anything in the background if possible.
  12. Does anyone know how to paste text into the chat bar? It would be useful when I am guarding a FB or CP so I can have my screams for help prepared in advance.
  13. I doubt if your antivirus is the culprit, but as a general point I never recommend Norton for home PCs. Symantec have a great reputation in the field and it is a good product, but it is too heavy handed. It seems to think that the sole purpose of your machine is to run Norton. Plus you have to pay for it, when there are plenty of free alternatives available. Next time you give your machine a tidy up, consider replacing Norton.
  14. Sorry to rez an old thread, but just to say a big "Thank You" to indo and badger. All three machines up and flying. Massive performance gains all round. Thanks for being great community wizards.
  15. **UPDATE** I can't edit my original post, so I will just give a brief update with reference to the above. These notes apply to all current 1.30.x.x live and all 1.31.x.x beta versions. The same advice should apply to all versions. If you are running both the live and beta versions, you will have two directories. Using the logic above, your beta directory will be "C:\Program Files (x86)\CRS\Battleground Europe TEST". Follow the instructions for the files in both directories. I am assured by several reliable sources in the WWIIOL community that it is NOT necessary to run any of the WWIIOL .exe programs as administrator. In that case, for reasons of security, IGNORE this instruction unless you find it is needed. If you upgrade to W7 from an earlier OS it is possible that you can follow all the advice here, but still get a problem because some of your hardware has issues with W7. It may even be the case that these only become apparent with WWIOL even though everything works fine in other games. If that is the case, post a new thread with details of your hardware and the problem you are getting - the chances are one of the experten in the community will be able to help you solve it.