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Old 03-09-2003, 11:59 PM   #1
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Wolfenstein on MDK8.2 problems


I use Mandrake 8.2 on an AMD Athlon XP 2100+, 512 MB RAM, nVidia GeForce2 MX 64MB AGP, Soundblaster Live! 5.1 system

I bought an original copy (Not Game of the Year) of Return to Castle Wolfenstein.

I installed using the following procedure:
Installed the 1.33 point release
Installed the Windoze version using WineX
Transfered the pk3 files to the /usr/local/games/wolfenstein/main/ directory
Installed the 1.41 patch

When I try to run Wolfenstein in single player, it locks the system on the first level loading screens (sometimes at the presidential seal and flags, sometimes at the screen with the wolfenstein logo in the lower right corner...

When it locks the system, it locks the system... no keyboard control, no mouse, nothing (not even [Alt]+[Print Scrn]+[S], [U], [B])... I need to restart it with hitting the reset button...

Can anyone help???
 
Old 03-10-2003, 01:06 AM   #2
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I assume you have installed the nvidia drivers?
 
Old 03-10-2003, 03:56 PM   #3
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Yes, obviously. I do get OpenGL in Quake 3 Arena, Terminus, WineX games, FreeSpace 2, etc...

I'm not sure which version of the drivers I am running, but I don't think that it's a problem...

What I get in Wolfenstein is a lock-up when it tries to load the first single player level.

By lock-up, I mean no keyboard, mouse, or further progress in the level loading process.

Has anyone else had similar problems???
 
Old 03-10-2003, 09:27 PM   #4
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Thats your X server locking, usually caused by a problem with the nvidia driver in this case (I've seen it on my system - 1g T-bird, 512 MB RAM,GeForce2 MX 64MB and Soundblaster Live! 5.1).
You can check the version of the nvidia driver with "cat /proc/driver/nvidia/version".

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Old 03-10-2003, 10:23 PM   #5
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Here's my result of the previous cat command...

Quote:
[XXXXXX@localhost XXXXXX]$ cat /proc/driver/nvidia/version
NVRM version: NVIDIA Linux x86 NVdriver Kernel Module 1.0-3123 Tue Aug 27 15:56:48 PDT 2002
GCC version: gcc version egcs-2.91.66 19990314/Linux (egcs-1.1.2 release)
That is the driver which comes with Mandrake 8.2 I think. It works fine with everything else...

Anyone know of driver conflicts with this driver version???
 
Old 03-10-2003, 10:39 PM   #6
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I'd be updating both the X server and the nvidia drivers to their latest version, then run nv_check to look for errors (this version of nv_check will only work with the latest driver).
 
Old 03-10-2003, 11:26 PM   #7
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I'd like to determine what exactly the problem is before I go about updating my drivers...

I don't want a situation of fixing what isn't broken and instroducing all sorts of other problems...
 
Old 03-11-2003, 02:11 AM   #8
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Well, here's what I got when I run $ cat /proc/driver/nvidia/version

NVRM version: NVIDIA Linux x86 nvidia.o Kernel Module 1.0-4191 Mon Dec 9 11:49:01 PST 2002
GCC version: gcc version 3.2 20020903 (Red Hat Linux 8.0 3.2-7)

I don't know what could make X lock up but I see "nvidia.o" which isn't there when you run the command.
And as far as I know no distro ships fully functional
3D nvidia drivers because of licensing issues.
If you want full 3D acceleration and opengl support you have to install the nvidia proprietary drivers.
So I'd be updating my driver as well if I were you.
 
Old 03-11-2003, 02:53 AM   #9
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I HAVE openGL support. I run many games that use OpenGL...

Quake 3 Arena, Terminus, Descent 3, WineX games like Jedi Knight 2 and Elite Force...

They all run accelerated and fine. When I attempt to upgrade to the 4191 drivers, I get a problem running the X-server,... (won't go to init 5 on reboot). I use the 2802 drivers and all is well. When I DID try the 4191 drivers and got them to run (before reboot), it locked up in the same spot...
 
Old 03-11-2003, 04:53 PM   #10
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By the way, I have checked the checksums of the pk3 files and they are fine...

So it isn't the six pk3 files that are the problem...
 
  


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