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Old 07-04-2004, 04:23 PM   #1
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UT: "fread failed: BufferCount = -248172 Error=1" occurs after gfx card change

Okay, some of you may think I'm crazy but I've temporarily swapped my

Sapphire Radeon 9000 128 MB
for my old
Nvidia Geforce 2 MX 32 MB

Basically I am sick of the ATI card freezing up on my in linux (I never had a problem with it in windows), now the Nvidia card is running fine ... of course it is a bit slow but it no longer crashes in foobillard. Only problem now is that UT original won't run. I uninstalled it a few days ago after the radeon crashed on me *again* and reinstalled it just now.

I get:

Base Mutator is Entry.Mutator0
Browse: CityIntro.unr?Name=Vlad?Class=Botpack.TMale1?team=255?skin=CommandoSkins.daco?Face=CommandoSkins.Gra ves?Voice=BotPack.VoiceMaleOne
LoadMap: CityIntro.unr?Name=Vlad?Class=Botpack.TMale1?team=255?skin=CommandoSkins.daco?Face=CommandoSkins.Gra ves?Voice=BotPack.VoiceMaleOne
Case-insensitive search: genfluid -> ..\Textures\GenFluid.utx
appError called:
fread failed: BufferCount=-248172 Error=1
Executing UObject::StaticShutdownAfterError
Executing USDLClient::ShutdownAfterError
Signal: SIGIOT [iot trap]
Name subsystem shut down

I've deleted ~/.loki since I though that may help but it doesn't seem to have done anything. Is this card simply too bad to play UT or any other way around this?


Old 07-04-2004, 04:32 PM   #2
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You're problem is in here:
That FAQ is BIG, so keep looking.
Old 07-04-2004, 04:40 PM   #3
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Many thanks friend, sounds exactly right, my CD is a bit scratched - I'll find another backup somewhere.

Thanks for finding it for me, I did search but obviously not hard enough :(




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