Posted Sun August 23 2009 16:13 Hide Post
hey um im new but i have had silent hunter 3 for a year or 2 and all of a sudden it stopped working. when i load it the movies finish the loading bar goes to about 45% and it stops. then it says "this program has encountered a problem" and i havnt been able to play for 6 months do you have any suggestions on how to fix this? all my others games work fine even silent hunter 2 that i got with 3 in the same value pack. i drive a Windows XP with an intel pentium 4 proccessor with hyper-threading technology 512mb and i think 2 gigs please help me get this workin please!!! plus my parents dont enjoy me downloading things off the internet so im hoping i can fix it without that but if i cant please tell me. thanks!
Hi Kingsub, welcome to Ubi SH forums
This might fix your problem. Open the SilentHunterIII folder, then Data/Movies/Intro. Delete or rename the 2 files located it there (Intro and Logo). Start SH3 again, you will notice the opening movies are gone, but you should be able to access the Main Menu.
well my data folder only has the letters cfg next to a folder and no other folder i have no idea why. thanks a lot but for some reason its not there so were could i find it? i really appreciate your help. thanks i dont care about the movies as long as it works if not its ok though. and agan i went to Sh3 folder clicked data and in that folder there is the cfg folder in that is all these seperate folders and icons. so i could really use your guidance
You are looking in the My Documents folder. That is where the saved games go.
I suppose you installed SH3 in the default location. So open My Computer and follow this path. C:/Program Files/Ubisoft/SilentHunterIII/Data/Movies/Intro.
well i did it and it still didnt work previosly i have repaired it and reinstalled it so unless you have another one it didnt work. thanks
Ubisoft Support Staff NCSA
The issue may be with the video card. What kind of video card are you using?
well i have a 1024x768 True color (32 bit)
ths comes up in the error message
I THINK IT SAYS I HAVE VERSION (1.4:0.1)
Does your version (18.104.22.168) show up before you patch it? If it does, you should not apply the patch (1.4b). Some recent copies of SH3 are already patched.
Also, do not "repair" SH3, it is recommended to do a full re-install. Make sure you delete the Data folder from the main game folder in the Program Files/Ubisoft folder before re-installing. If your version shows up as 22.214.171.124(you can find out by right clicking the Sh3.exe and selecting Properties), then apply the 1.4b patch ONLY.
please post a DxDiag protocol. It shows the components of your computer and the codeces and drivers installed.
START > run > "dxdiag" > enter
Do the graphics and sound tests (work through the tabs) and save the information.
Post the complete protocol here!
What version of Windows Media Player do you run?
(open the player - click "?" - check "Info")
Arrest the 1%.