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Anno 1404 and GTS250

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 2, 2011 12:32:57 AM

Hi, Every one. After a long time trolling on this forum I have a problem of my own to report.
I installed Anno 1404 on my PC yesterday, but all I got was a slide show, that includes the introductory video. I checked the processes, looks like the game is using the CPU to render the graphics , the GTS250 has a 0% utilization!
My Direct X installation is error free ( dxdiag/ sissandra) :fou: 

PC configuration
Intel 860 @ 3.5Ghz
Gskill 1600 4Gb DDr3 8-8-8-24 1t ( memtest 24 hr stable)
ASUS p7p55 PRO
WD 1 tb HDD
Nvidia GTS250 @800Mhz ( furmark stable)
Samsung 22"
Dell U2311h x 3 ( not used for games)
all updates , including latest drivers installed.

computer is 100% stable in everything else, including Dirt 2!! I get decent playable frame rates in everything.

What is going on ...... :o 

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a c 169 U Graphics card
February 2, 2011 8:05:07 AM

Hello and welcome to the forums
Can you test the card in another system ?

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a b U Graphics card
February 2, 2011 1:34:59 PM

Looks like a software issue, try raising it with the game developers.
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February 3, 2011 10:50:27 PM

Thanks for the reply guys. I thought I could add this here.

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TLOSS error
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DOMAIN error
An application has made an attempt to load the C runtime library incorrectly.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.
- Attempt to use MSIL code from this assembly during native code initialization
This indicates a bug in your application. It is most likely the result of calling an MSIL-compiled (/clr) function from a native constructor or from DllMain.
- not enough space for locale information
- Attempt to initialize the CRT more than once.
This indicates a bug in your application.
- CRT not initialized
- unable to initialize heap
- not enough space for lowio initialization
- not enough space for stdio initialization
- pure virtual function call
- not enough space for _onexit/atexit table
- unable to open console device
- unexpected heap error
- unexpected multithread lock error
- not enough space for thread data

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.
- not enough space for environment
- not enough space for arguments
- floating point support not loaded
Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

... <program name unknown> Runtime Error!

Program: InitializeCriticalSectionAndSpinCount kernel32.dll

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February 7, 2011 3:02:46 AM

SOLVED: ( sort of)

after much trial and detailed troubleshooting. i found out the cause...
PC TOOLS free firewall is causing some kernel/driver level issues preventing most games to utilize DX10 ability on the GTS250.

I downloaded Uningine and played around with various settings, after uninstalling firewall ( and enabling windows 7 fire-wall) everything just works!

Can someone enlighten me if this is a known problem!!! and how to fix this (ie enabling any rules in the firewall or something ..
February 16, 2011 10:47:00 AM

Best answer selected by aamir9110.
a c 273 U Graphics card
February 16, 2011 6:27:58 PM

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