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Anonymous
February 4, 2005 1:07:51 AM

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Random happenings - but usually when sailin. Also, and this may or may not
be related, the 'docked options' screen shimmers noticeably (you know, the
options you get when you're in port somewhere). I very much doubt it's
related to my system (as it far exceeds the specifications and all drivers
are up to date). The XP error log doesn't give any clues.

System
----------
Asus SK8V
FX-55
3 S-ATA drives (2x75GB Raptors in a RAID0 array and a 300GB Caviar - plenty
of free space).
2GB OCZ PC3200
9800XT
Audigy 2 Platinum Pro
Tagan 500W PSU
Samsung combi
Plextor 708A DVD-/+RW
Windows XP Pro SP2 (using an admin account)

Like I said, there are no clues, it usually happens whilst sailing (or
dancing), though it has happened a couple of times whilst in a tavern or
talking to a governor. All drivers are up-to-date. There's no time factor
either - I could have been playing for five minutes - or five hours.

Anyone any ideas? Is Pirates one of these games that doesn't care for 64-bit
CPUs?

--
Facon - the artificial bacon bits you get in Pizza Hut for sprinkling on
salads.

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Anonymous
February 4, 2005 1:10:21 AM

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Miss Perspicacia Tick wrote:
> Random happenings - but usually when sailin. Also, and this may or
> may not be related, the 'docked options' screen shimmers noticeably
> (you know, the options you get when you're in port somewhere). I very
> much doubt it's related to my system (as it far exceeds the
> specifications and all drivers are up to date). The XP error log
> doesn't give any clues.
> System
> ----------
> Asus SK8V
> FX-55
> 3 S-ATA drives (2x75GB Raptors in a RAID0 array and a 300GB Caviar -
> plenty of free space).
> 2GB OCZ PC3200
> 9800XT
> Audigy 2 Platinum Pro
> Tagan 500W PSU
> Samsung combi
> Plextor 708A DVD-/+RW
> Windows XP Pro SP2 (using an admin account)
>
> Like I said, there are no clues, it usually happens whilst sailing (or
> dancing), though it has happened a couple of times whilst in a tavern
> or talking to a governor. All drivers are up-to-date. There's no time
> factor either - I could have been playing for five minutes - or five
> hours.
> Anyone any ideas? Is Pirates one of these games that doesn't care for
> 64-bit CPUs?


I should add that I /was/ playing with a no CD patch, but I've cleanly
reinstalled the game and am playing with the CD again, and that hasn't
helped.
--
Facon - the artificial bacon bits you get in Pizza Hut for sprinkling
on salads.
February 4, 2005 1:10:22 AM

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Miss Perspicacia Tick wrote:
> Miss Perspicacia Tick wrote:
>
>>Random happenings - but usually when sailin. Also, and this may or
>>may not be related, the 'docked options' screen shimmers noticeably
>>(you know, the options you get when you're in port somewhere). I very
>>much doubt it's related to my system (as it far exceeds the
>>specifications and all drivers are up to date). The XP error log
>>doesn't give any clues.
>>System
>>----------
>>Asus SK8V
>>FX-55
>>3 S-ATA drives (2x75GB Raptors in a RAID0 array and a 300GB Caviar -
>>plenty of free space).
>>2GB OCZ PC3200
>>9800XT
>>Audigy 2 Platinum Pro
>>Tagan 500W PSU
>>Samsung combi
>>Plextor 708A DVD-/+RW
>>Windows XP Pro SP2 (using an admin account)
>>
>>Like I said, there are no clues, it usually happens whilst sailing (or
>>dancing), though it has happened a couple of times whilst in a tavern
>>or talking to a governor. All drivers are up-to-date. There's no time
>>factor either - I could have been playing for five minutes - or five
>>hours.
>>Anyone any ideas? Is Pirates one of these games that doesn't care for
>>64-bit CPUs?
>
>
>
> I should add that I /was/ playing with a no CD patch, but I've cleanly
> reinstalled the game and am playing with the CD again, and that hasn't
> helped.

Try turning off shadows - that's what fixed the problem for me...

--
Werewolf

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Freedom is BETTER!
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Anonymous
February 4, 2005 8:39:43 AM

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Werewolf wrote:
> Miss Perspicacia Tick wrote:
>> Miss Perspicacia Tick wrote:
>>
>>> Random happenings - but usually when sailin. Also, and this may or
>>> may not be related, the 'docked options' screen shimmers noticeably
>>> (you know, the options you get when you're in port somewhere). I
>>> very much doubt it's related to my system (as it far exceeds the
>>> specifications and all drivers are up to date). The XP error log
>>> doesn't give any clues.
>>> System
>>> ----------
>>> Asus SK8V
>>> FX-55
>>> 3 S-ATA drives (2x75GB Raptors in a RAID0 array and a 300GB Caviar -
>>> plenty of free space).
>>> 2GB OCZ PC3200
>>> 9800XT
>>> Audigy 2 Platinum Pro
>>> Tagan 500W PSU
>>> Samsung combi
>>> Plextor 708A DVD-/+RW
>>> Windows XP Pro SP2 (using an admin account)
>>>
>>> Like I said, there are no clues, it usually happens whilst sailing
>>> (or dancing), though it has happened a couple of times whilst in a
>>> tavern or talking to a governor. All drivers are up-to-date.
>>> There's no time factor either - I could have been playing for five
>>> minutes - or five hours.
>>> Anyone any ideas? Is Pirates one of these games that doesn't care
>>> for 64-bit CPUs?
>>
>>
>>
>> I should add that I /was/ playing with a no CD patch, but I've
>> cleanly reinstalled the game and am playing with the CD again, and
>> that hasn't helped.
>
> Try turning off shadows - that's what fixed the problem for me...


And visiting Creative's autoupdate site and downloading an EAX update
released only yesterday fixed it for me!
--
Facon - the artificial bacon bits you get in Pizza Hut for sprinkling
on salads.
February 23, 2005 8:35:26 PM

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AMD 1.33 Athlon, 1gb RAM, FIC mb, ATI Radeon 8500, SB Gamer.
Nothing fixed the crashes for me. ATI, SB, MB, and BIOS updates all tried
but no luck. I did notice one error message said "memory dump error" a few
times so I even did a RAM exam thinking I had a bad memory module. Nada.
Still had crashes.
I played through the game to "retirement" as Bishop once but the crashes
preclude me from replay. Maybe I'll try again when I get a different
machine.


"Miss Perspicacia Tick" <noone@here.com> wrote in message
news:2hxMd.12$9t.7@fe01.buzzardnews.com...
> Random happenings - but usually when sailin. Also, and this may or may not
> be related, the 'docked options' screen shimmers noticeably (you know, the
> options you get when you're in port somewhere). I very much doubt it's
> related to my system (as it far exceeds the specifications and all drivers
> are up to date). The XP error log doesn't give any clues.
>
> System
> ----------
> Asus SK8V
> FX-55
> 3 S-ATA drives (2x75GB Raptors in a RAID0 array and a 300GB Caviar -
> plenty of free space).
> 2GB OCZ PC3200
> 9800XT
> Audigy 2 Platinum Pro
> Tagan 500W PSU
> Samsung combi
> Plextor 708A DVD-/+RW
> Windows XP Pro SP2 (using an admin account)
>
> Like I said, there are no clues, it usually happens whilst sailing (or
> dancing), though it has happened a couple of times whilst in a tavern or
> talking to a governor. All drivers are up-to-date. There's no time factor
> either - I could have been playing for five minutes - or five hours.
>
> Anyone any ideas? Is Pirates one of these games that doesn't care for
> 64-bit CPUs?
>
> --
> Facon - the artificial bacon bits you get in Pizza Hut for sprinkling on
> salads.
>
!