oblivion in vista


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kronos

I was just wondering if anyone else has problems with running oblivion under
vista.
Cause most of the time i fast travel or use a gate my pc freezes up.

I know i got enough ram, cause i have 4 gig, and it can't be my graphic
card. Cause it is a xfx8800gtx nvidia 768 mb.
 
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Dustin Harper

It may be your graphics card drivers. Have you gone to the NVIDIA site and
downloaded the latest drivers? I know they still have some issues, though.
 
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Andy

New hardware + New OS = Problems...

Remember Oblivion came out before Vista, probably not tested too much on
Vista either. Try the usual troubleshooting like Running in Compatibility
Mode, Running as Administrator, Running with UAC (User Account Control)
turned off, etc.

http://www.bethsoft.com/ is your friend, what better place than the guys who
made the game to get answers to [possibly] common questions?

Quick look came back with only 1 FAQ Question regarding Vista and
Oblivion...

http://support.bethsoft.com/asp/res...ndows+Vista&top=General+Information&rid=24845

Basically they state that Oblivion came out before Vista, ergo, no support.
They also note that Downloadable content is not compatible with Vista,
though they may just be talking about the 64-bit Vista.

Q: Is Oblivion supported on Windows Vista?
A: We do not formally support Vista as Oblivion is not a Games for Windows
title. Our internal tests -- and external tests done by outside parties --
have not found any issues with Oblivion on Vista. Should you have problems,
it's not something we support or can help you with. The secured installers
for downloadable Oblivion content are not compatible with 64-bit editions of
Microsoft Windows or any version of Windows Vista and therefore downloadable
content will not work with Oblivion.

not too helpful, I know, but you could ALWAYS run Virtual PC 2007, install
your old Windows XP copy into Vista. Your system seems beefy enough that I'm
sure Oblivion would run OK in a virtual enviornment (Oblivion runs great on
my system with all settings turned up, and i'm nowhere near at your level of
power). Good luck.
 
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Paul Smith

kronos said:
I was just wondering if anyone else has problems with running oblivion
under vista.
Cause most of the time i fast travel or use a gate my pc freezes up.

I know i got enough ram, cause i have 4 gig, and it can't be my graphic
card. Cause it is a xfx8800gtx nvidia 768 mb.
This is probably down to the graphics drivers, or some other drivers. You
could try pulling out a stick of RAM too, maybe doing a memory test.

I'm running Oblivion here with no more issues than it had under XP.
(Alt+Tab can make the thing explode, the odd application failure when
exiting).

--
Paul Smith,
Yeovil, UK.
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.
http://www.windowsresource.net/

*Remove nospam. to reply by e-mail*
 
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Nathan Sheppard

Hi,
just letting you know i've had no problems with oblivion (apart from not
being able to use downloadable content) with vista
My setup is...
Vista home premium 64bit
nVidia 7900GTX
AMD dualcore 4000+
2gb ram

It certinally plays a little slower then it did in XP - but fully functions
OK, have you got the latest patch 1.2 installed for oblivion?

Cheers - Nathan



I was just wondering if anyone else has problems with running oblivion under
vista.
Cause most of the time i fast travel or use a gate my pc freezes up.

I know i got enough ram, cause i have 4 gig, and it can't be my graphic
card. Cause it is a xfx8800gtx nvidia 768 mb.
 
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Kris

I am also having no trouble at all running Oblivion, along with dozens of
downloadable mods, but I have the 32bit Home Premium Vista, and an ATI
Radeon X1600.

Kris
 
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Tyler Cobb

You could download Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 and install Windows XP into it.
From there, you could install Oblivion and the downloadable content that you
paid for. Of course, the game won't play but the DLC installer should
install just fine in an emulated environment. After that, just share a
folder through VPC'07 and copy the unpacked plugin files into your
Oblivion\Data folder in your Windows Vista x64 environment.

Tyler Cobb, MCP
 
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Joe

My Problem is a bit different.

After I Installed Oblivion, I just started up the game, went thrrough
the Character-generation process and wanted then to use this door to
"the sewers", but everytime i try to use ist, it loads up, i can hear
the Sound of the new environment coming up, and then it just shuts
down.

I`m running Oblivion on a laptop:
Vista Home Premium 32bit
Core 2 Duo CPU T5270 2*1.4Ghz
2 gig RAM


The System was able to run the whole character-generation-level
without any errors on a medium performance level, so I know it´s able
to tun on it. But I can´t get out of the Character-generation....
Try it on a lower graphic level.

Laptops just have crappy video cards usually, espically for games, drop
the settings, make sure your laptop is getting good air flow, update
video and audio drivers from the manufacturers website (no idea what
notebook you have, model number would help).

1.4ghz processor, even a dual core, is pretty slow. Should be ok.
Minimum specs from the Bethesda site are:

* Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows XP 64-bit
* 512MB System RAM
* 2 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
* 128MB Direct3D compatible video card
* and DirectX 9.0 compatible driver;
* 8x DVD-ROM drive
* 4.6 GB free hard disk space
* DirectX 9.0c (included)
* DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card
* Keyboard, Mouse

http://www.elderscrolls.com/games/oblivion_faq.htm

They recommend 2ghz single core, so 1.4ghz dual core is kindda pushing
it. might have to check to make sure your video card is setup with
128megs vram, usually you can change this in your computer's BIOS. It's
not the video aperature setting, but there should be a video card shared
ram setting. Make sure it's at least 128megs.

Good luck buddy.
 
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Joe

got it running, was a problem with the shaders, but its running now, a
great game!!!! thanks again for your help!!
I was looking at my wall of games the other day thinking. ok which game
have I spent the most time on, but not actually finished.

Oblivion, with Morrowind being a close second. I think I have close to 80+
hours in Oblivion alone, and probably only half way though the story
itself.

Upside to Oblivion, you can do side quests forever. Downside, you can do
side quests forever. :)

Problem with not advancing the story is eventually the bandits start
wearing glass armor (NPCs level with your character) making them quite a
hinderance at times. Save often.
 

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