Legacy of the North

Misc. => Technical Support => Topic started by: Kattze on October 03, 2009, 01:35:31 AM

Title: NWN Sound Problems
Post by: Kattze on October 03, 2009, 01:35:31 AM
I installed NWN yesterday and it appears to crash whenever a soundset is used.  So I can't finish creating a character or whenever someone does a battlecry I crash...

Tried different compatability modes and starting the program as administrator.
I have done two critical rebuilds to no avail :(

I have only been able to fix it by disabling sounds altogether.
Title: NWN Sound Problems
Post by: Jocularity on October 03, 2009, 02:05:44 AM
Issue with the sound drivers?
Title: NWN Sound Problems
Post by: Kattze on October 03, 2009, 02:23:33 AM
You're probably right.  I don't know what to do though..  I am running windows 7 realtek drivers.
Title: NWN Sound Problems
Post by: Kattze on October 03, 2009, 04:02:22 AM
Getting random crashes during gameplay too :( I think I may try just re-installing.
Title: NWN Sound Problems
Post by: Jocularity on October 03, 2009, 04:12:06 AM
Perhaps. If that doesn't work, follow these instructions.

1: Find out who the closest microsoft employee is
2: Go to the shop and buy all neccessary ingredients for a cake
3: Negotiate transpot to his/her house
4: Throw the eggs at them.
Title: NWN Sound Problems
Post by: Talie on October 03, 2009, 05:37:57 AM
Critical Rebuilds dont usually work, try reinstalling alltogether.
Title: NWN Sound Problems
Post by: Pathseeker on October 03, 2009, 08:44:52 AM
Joc don't forget to follow up the eggs with the flour for maximum aggravation relief.
Title: NWN Sound Problems
Post by: Tails1879_ on October 03, 2009, 05:16:44 PM
Yeah, Critical Rebuilds are usually only used to patch up a game to the latest version than to do a full fixing (Thanks, Talie). The ingame files you're having a problem with wouldn't really be patched by it.

Do the reinstall, then tell us if it fixed anything or not.

Also, does the crash come up with an error? Access violation? Memory could not be read?
Title: NWN Sound Problems
Post by: NWoutcast on October 03, 2009, 08:07:42 PM
Did you run all of the installers in computability mode? I got diablo 2 working and if I could get that to run I know NWN should.
Title: NWN Sound Problems
Post by: Kattze on October 04, 2009, 01:06:51 AM
Don't get any real errors.  Windows 7 just says its looking for resolutions but can't find any.  I mentioned the critical rebuild because when I tried to update it originally it told me there was files messed up and I needed to rebuild.

I'm going to try installing with an iso as I'm worried it may be the cracks I have in the original CDs.  Silly bioware.
Title: NWN Sound Problems
Post by: tsunami282 on October 04, 2009, 03:50:26 PM
I had weird stuff with my audio in NWN. It's always been a problem for me, actually. I went into Sound Options, turned off all the checkboxes, then went to Advanced Sound Options and chose Miles Fast 2D Positional Audio. That makes it all work great for me.
Title: NWN Sound Problems
Post by: Kattze on October 06, 2009, 01:30:13 AM
A re-install worked fine :) Looks like something went terrible wrong.  When I tried to uninstall it said it was a bad install.. had to delete the registry manually.