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  1. Right, I'm sure you are using consumer grade SSD's in your SAN device right? I'm also not sure where are you getting this "quite capable in primetime" statement from because they have yet to be widely adopted in high availability environments. Anyone that puts consumer grade equipment in high availability servers, or that doesn't know the difference between the two, is a fool.
  2. Congratulations, you've just proven that the Intel 320 was stable the day it came out. I'm sure it had an "amazing" failure rate for 24 hours, but since most people intend to use their ssd more than a day, why don't you "Google it" again. Reviews are generally worthless at determining reliability because nobody is writing a review months and months down the road--much less years when all the relevant statistical data has been compiled. http://serverfault.com/questions/14189/reliability-of-ssd-drives (Calculating reliability) http://communities.intel.com/message/132168 (Intel 320 Firmware Thread) You'll never guess what brand the 3 SSD's my buddy owned that died in a month were... or maybe its just that obvious, Intel 320's.
  3. To the OP: -A stock cooler is just fine for stock speeds. -8GB+ of memory is complete overkill for this game. I have 6gb, and, multitasking several other things, I don't even approach 50% usage while playing the game. -An Intel 320 SSD is a death sentence. I highly suggest you Google "Intel 320 failure rates". There is a known bug which causes very high failure rates. Bottom line: you don't need a killer rig to play a game on an engine that is 10 years old. If you have other reasons to have a better computer, then sure, upgrade to the limit of technology, but if its just to play this game then save your money.
  4. Almost all connections will default to a hard wired connection, if it detects one is plugged in, because they are faster, more stable and more secure. However, if you are still concerned whether or not you are still using the wireless connection, you can just disable the wireless on your laptop whenever you go back to your dorm. If the wireless is disabled and you are on the internet, problem solved. As for the blue screen you're going to need to provide a whole lot more information that just "Played for about five minutes and then blue screen of death"
  5. I disagree. First, your power supply is the most important thing you'll purchase. Without quality, clean power, your entire investment is at risk. Not to mention, if you underpower your computer it may fail under load. Second, I highly advise against using an SSD--especially if you just want a computer to play this game. SSD's are extremely unreliable (at least at the consumer grade that you will likely be purchasing--unless you plan on spending $1000+ on an HD). Using an SSD is overkill for this game and puts all the data on your computer at a much higher risk for catastrophic failure. If you MUST buy one, because you just have to be cutting edge, use the SSD for your OS only and save all your data onto a completely separate drive. This way, *when* your SSD does crash, you'll only have to reload the OS making your life much easier. As far as SSD recommendations, I would stay clear of intel altogether and go with an OCZ Vertex 3. FYI, I have a Kingston SSD that ate it with less than a years use, and my buddy had 3 intels that all failed in less than 2 months--including the replacements. SSD for this game is worthless. If all you want to do is play this game, you don't need a very impressive computer to get great results. Get an inexpensive i5 or i7 quad (to stay semi-current) and then get something like an Nvidia 240gtx (to stay semi current as well), the 240's can be had new for dirt cheap now.
  6. Just saw your post . You were correct, I remember looking at the resolution line and I think the string value was referencing a memory location instead of an actual value. So yes, that was probably the offending line. In any case, regenerating the file worked.
  7. Solved: The solution was to delete the wwiiol.xml file (backup first just in case) and allow settings.exe to recreate it. I assume that settings.exe, the first time it crashed, created a bad file which caused subsequent errors. Also, if anyone is getting side-by-side configuration errors, PM me, I was getting those earlier and had to repair a VC90 policy file.
  8. Disclaimer: if you are going to hop on and suggest something mundane like reinstalling the game, or reformatting my HD, please don't bother. Reformatting isn't a real solution, and I've obviously already done the former. Relevant System Specs: Windows 7, x64 As the topic suggests, my settings.exe is crashing (I've previously ran the game just fine on this computer). This is preventing me from setting important things like game resolution (which is currently stuck at 800x600), and a myriad of other things. A quick look at Windows Event Viewer shows this error: - System - Provider [ Name] Application Error - EventID 1000 [ Qualifiers] 0 Level 2 Task 100 Keywords 0x80000000000000 - TimeCreated [ SystemTime] 2011-08-14T23:28:32.000000000Z EventRecordID 3997 Channel Application Computer phillip-main Security - EventData Settings.exe 1.0.0.3 4b0abcff Settings.exe 1.0.0.3 4b0abcff c0000005 0000300d 134c 01cc5ad9e1058f7f D:\Program Files (x86)\CRS\Battleground Europe\Settings.exe D:\Program Files (x86)\CRS\Battleground Europe\Settings.exe 1ef5eac6-c6cd-11e0-9a63-e0cb4e26ab75 I have tried running it as administrator (no I won't disable UAC), and running it in compatibility mode, but still no dice. Is there a known bug? Possible alternative: the game itself actually works and since settings.exe just generates an XML file, if someone could help me manually create that with the appropriate values then we could just skip fixing settings.exe and just try that approach. Its not a real fix, but an acceptable workaround.