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Post  Father General on Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:51 am

I have a new computer and a new install of SOW. I'm all patched up and ready to go.

Unfortunately, Windows 8.1 isn't. I understand this is a known issue? Multiplayer crash after several minutes. Various compatibility modes do nothing.

I am able to play all day, single player, but multiplayer is denied.

It's not the same losing my men to the AI.
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Post  Father General on Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:53 am

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System Information
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Time of this report: 2/23/2015, 17:51:06
Machine name: CAMBRIAMKIII
Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600) (9600.winblue_r7.150109-2022)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: 810-370st
BIOS: 8.19
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4960X CPU @ 3.60GHz (12 CPUs), ~3.6GHz
Memory: 32768MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 32702MB RAM
Page File: 3234MB used, 34331MB available
Windows Dir: C:\windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.03.9600.16384 64bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Display Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce GTX 745
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Type: Full Device
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1382&SUBSYS_6893103C&REV_A2
Display Memory: 20303 MB
Dedicated Memory: 3951 MB
Shared Memory: 16351 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: HP 23tm Touch Monitor
Monitor Model: HP 23tm
Monitor Id: HWP3110
Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.000Hz)
Output Type: HDMI
Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver File Version: 9.18.0013.4475 (English)
Driver Version: 9.18.13.4475
DDI Version: 11
Feature Levels: 11.0,10.1,10.0,9.3,9.2,9.1
Driver Model: WDDM 1.3
Graphics Preemption: DMA
Compute Preemption: DMA
Miracast: Not Supported
Hybrid Graphics GPU: Not Supported
Power P-states: Not Supported
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
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Post  Robert M on Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:34 am

Guys over in the GCM world have this pretty much sussed out.... get hold of Morsy, Or Wales among others... they have been able to get Windows 8 in the pink...
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Post  Guest on Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:02 pm

Check this out Neal, Wales,SJDI and I figured these things out with SJDI, SJDI has done some other things too and he plays all the time with no crash.


http://forums.sowmp.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=692&hilit=windows

We also found that running your video card in performance mode instead of quality helped too. Make sure you turn off anisotropic filtering too. It is good that you have an Nvidia card then are fairly easy to change.

If you need more some help let me know

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Post  Father General on Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:47 pm

Thank you, Morsey. I'll work on this tonight and report back to everyone.

-Neal
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Post  Father General on Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:02 am

Morsey, the only proposed solution in that thread is to run SOW in compatibility mode, a solution which I have already tried.

I'll see if the graphics changes do anything.
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Post  Mr. Digby on Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:15 am

I did notice that the advice was to select the compatibility mode from the executable and not the shortcut.

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Post  Father General on Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:56 pm

Ah, good point, Digby. I'll check that.
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Post  Father General on Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:01 pm

It appears, for me, that changing one also changes the other. Nonetheless, I manually went through the process to ensure both were set to XP SP 3.

I'll need to test this out later, perhaps today if I can find the time. Unfortunately I have a day filled with meetings, so I need to be AFK for a good portion.

I also noticed some of the maps, such as Pea Ridge (No Fog) produce crashes as soon as I try to open the map in single player. Frankly, that's a minor issue for me at this point.

That said, the new maps are absolutely gorgeous! I hope NSD took notes as they work on Waterloo.

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Post  Mr. Digby on Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:26 pm

You know you can play multi-player alone? Just go into the MP lobby, create a room and then start a game. This should test out the software, you don't need another person for online play via NSDs server.

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Post  Father General on Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:50 pm

I did not know that.

I can strip down to my underwear, but my house doesn't have a basement and I don't have any Hot Pockets... Not sure if I can do the alone thing.

(Thanks for the continued assistance, I'll give it a try and report.)
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Post  Guest on Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:50 pm

If you need to we can meet on KS TS with SJDI he plays with windows 8.1 all the time with no problems.

Also what antivirus program are you running?

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Post  Father General on Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:58 pm

I don't run an AV. I just stay away from questionable content on the internet, seems to work just as well.

Although, some of the free file sharing sites where I get the SOW mods look pretty scary.

Am testing within the next few minutes.
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Post  Father General on Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:20 pm

I ran a test game in MP and it worked. The next thing will be to try different maps and with other people, I think. So far so good!
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Post  Guest on Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:39 pm

Good to hear that.

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Post  Father General on Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:13 pm

Works well after further tests with various scenarios and maps.

I'm hanging out in the lobby for a short bit to test with anyone who wants to join.
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Post  Father General on Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:51 am

I may get on GCM for a game. I'm starved for some human vs. human combat. It isn't as satisfying to just lose to the AI all the time. :-)

If my connection holds, then I can look forward to some regular KS games once again.

The problematic router was replaced today so I should have a much better and faster connection. Also, I can host like a champ now.

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Post  Guest on Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:56 pm

There is usually a few of us on during the day. Was working with a guy that has WIN 8 yesterday. I should be on today or if you see Wales or SJDI(He has WIN8 and plays all the time no problems), they can help too.

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Post  Father General on Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:25 pm

I played a GCM last night 1v1 and everything went smoothly.

Thank you all who have helped.

Now, left's fight!
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Post  Guest on Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:07 pm

NICE!!

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