When was the last time you ran Microsoft Update maunally and installed all software options?
Never. Only some months ago I tried using Windows update to find Service pack 3 update, but it listed me only the billions of small updates so disabled it back and searched it on google. I don't use windows update, it's annoying, wastes memory, makes the pc slower, nearly useless as I didn't have any virus for quite some years now.
Hmm just start>run dxdiag, didn't know it was that simple. It found no problems, also run the 2 tests in Display tab, no problem.
Last edited by Vipman; February 24, 2013 at 01:22 PM.
Afterwards, I have always run disk cleanup to clean out most of the garbage, run a good free registry cleaner, and do a deep disc defrag an not Microsoft's pos either. Yeah, it takes time but I don't have problems like this either.
I'd bet buried in there are many directx and .Net updates you really need
Yes I use such programs too, but installing/uninstalling lots of things eventually leads to PC being very slow and reinstalling windows necessary; these programs mainly delay it, and I'd rather avoid the problem instead of having to fix things for such updates.
.Net is required for some programs I use so updated it to 4.0, and DirectX was installed when installing games, would newer versions really help with anything? Except when required for something of course.
I edited post above about dxdiag in case you didn't see.
Oh and thank you very much guys for trying to help me, really appreciated
Then why for the last 3 months I used it fine, having only some errors when saving because I did something wrong, and up to 4 geomod's running at a time?? I just can't remember doing anything important these last days that could affect the pc in any way...
Just looked in it at the percentage stuff, it says at 96-97% it loads descr_regions and loading maps. The last one must be it... Something graphics related I can't figure out...
Last edited by Vipman; February 25, 2013 at 03:13 PM.
Before going through the graphic files remove the tower\forts section in descr_strat and try again. Sometimes the error percentage at the edge of the range can relate to the neighboring error range. Your mod may have custom forts (like TATW) which will cause Geomod to freeze.
I'm always trying to load Bare Geomod, which Geomod tool is supposed to load perfectly. I meant graphics of the pc, not map files. Geomod freezes at 96% for 1-2 seconds, then screen goes black 2 seconds and the blue screen of death appears and error is always about a .dll of the graphics driver... But I tried reinstalling the driver a few times, also replacing the .dll that gave error, nothing helps. Well, at least Geomod loads if I set it to run in 256 colors...
If Geomod is freshly installed and Bare Geomod is freshly installed then there should not be any problem opening Bare Geomod with the Geomod tool - I tested that ad absurdum before releasing Bare Geomod.
If it still freezes at 96% then I think the problem is neither the tool nor Bare Geomod, in this case it will be graphics related - which seems to be confirmed by the fact that in 256 mode it runs.
Wow. Download section is back up. Thanks for the quick work!
EDIT-Old problem I used to have on one of my old computers has resurfaced. Geomod won't save my changes. I'm supposed to turn off UAC, correct?