View Full Version : BUG in SH3! (found one)

03-17-2005, 02:30 AM
Hi all,
This is my first post, i've been following this forum for months.
My greetings goes to all of you and a big thank you to the developpers of SH3 ( King of sims !)
I got the game yesterday in Free Record Shop (oudenaarde) So i've allready made myself quite familiar with the overall controls.
I like the game sooo much, i can't stop playing it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Now to the bug.
After loading a savegame from my career and switching over to F5 (map) i end up crashing to my desktop while moving the map (Left mouse button) with the hand icon.
i allready had a crash of 2 and allready rebooted my system in between.
i have a dell inspiron 9100 Laptop with 1GGHZ ram and Radeon 9800 Pro inside (built upon X800 technology) with 256 MB ram.
Believe me that i always use this notebook to game.(so it's not a driver issue)
Sometimes switching from Sonar or radio room to F4 (Bridge) messes with the sound and the sound of the engines dissapear !
Hope this helped ya with some usefull information.

Beste regards

03-17-2005, 02:42 AM
Many games do not officially support laptops. because of the odd architecture of the soundcards, graphiccards and so on. They sometimes work in a slightly different way than "normal" components do. But make sure you have ALL the latest drivers available for your laptop.

03-17-2005, 02:47 AM
Standard Q:
Have you updated you graphicscard, soundcard and DX to the newest version?

03-17-2005, 03:26 AM
i'm aware that this is certainly not a driver issue, yes i have all latest drivers installed.
This notebook enables me to play Far Cry and Doom 3 and Chronicles of rid**** at highest detail 1600 X 1200 + 8 X AA

03-17-2005, 03:49 AM
Hoi Stefaan,

I own a Dell Inspiron 8200. Although it doesn't mirror your laptop specs it'll be interesting to see if this issue is specific to Dell. I'll post my findings in the morning...


03-17-2005, 04:11 AM
Hallo Stefan.

Got the game yesterday from Dynabyte (Roermond) and same for me. I started a patrol from Kiel (1939), after half an hour saved, because I desperately needed to eat something http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. Came back, loaded the savegame and for three times in a row (with inbetween booting) the game crashed on the same spot (after approx. 3 minutes of play (accelerated and unaccelerated)) straight to the desktop. Once while in map-view, once with the free-cam and once on the bridge.

Strange indeed.
My system is a desktop PC from MyCom. Athlon64 3000+, Ati 9600XT (128 Mb), 1Gb RAM
I can run any other game without a hitch (HL2, Splinter Cell, Colin McRae, Pirates and of course C:AOD http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif)

If someone knows of a workaround, please feel free to share.
Otherwise, great game. But rather anoying that you're not able to save and continue your career... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif


03-17-2005, 04:36 AM
I too encountered ctd and reboot problems.
I have reduce the sound acceleration and it appeared to solve the problem.
Hope it helps.