View Full Version : SH3 Freezes in Control Room at Start
12-11-2005, 10:17 AM
I was playing SH3 fine (DirectX 9.0b), until I installed DirectX 9.0c, and the latest video and sound drivers (NVIDIA Geforce 5200FX and Creative Labs Live! 5.1). Now the game loads with no problems until I select a mission. Once It loads the control room where you start the mission, the game freezes. I cannot select any other views / stations, or move around. Has anyone else encountered this problem?
12-11-2005, 10:58 AM
Well, I get frozen there, just for few seconds. But never so long it doesn't allow me to play. Try to uninstall and reinstall the game. Wonder why happens... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif
The Avon Lady
12-11-2005, 09:55 PM
Exactly which audio adapter do you have? An old Sound Blaster Live 5.1? If so, throw it away and get any reasonably more up-to-date audio adapter.
In the meantime, try reducing your audio adapter's HARDWARE ACCELERATION slider setting by a notch or two to see if that bypasses the problem.
12-12-2005, 02:53 AM
It used to work fine w/ the SBLive! 5.1. I've turned down the acceleration - the point at which the game works is with no acceleration, and all I get is a horrible buzzing sound. However, if the audio card is not compatible (i.e. too old) to work w/ DirectX 9.0C, I'll buy a new one just to keep playing SH3.
The Avon Lady
12-12-2005, 03:11 AM
SB Lives have caused numerous problems with a variable number of hardware/software/BIOS/driver combinations. Get anything simple but newer to replace. You don't need anything fancy unless you're an audiophile.
12-12-2005, 09:44 AM
Will replace it - thanks!
12-12-2005, 01:32 PM
If you have onboard sound try that first to confirm the game works ok. If all is ok, then you'll really know it's the SB card messing things up.