OBLIVION


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Guest

I have a brand new Gateway with windows vista prem. and when i downloaded
oblivion every thing seemed to work well but every time i open the program
and click on play i get the message oblivion stopped working. I have no idea
what to do. I went to Best Buy and spoke to the geek squad and they were no
help.
PLEASE HELP!!!!!!
 
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Andy

I had the same problem. This fixed it for me. Took about 2-3 days of
tweaking with everything, and I think I finally narrowed it down to one
setting.

Go to your Oblivion Shortcut
Right-click and select Properties
Click the Compatibility Tab
Check "Disable Desktop Composition"
Click OK
Run Game from same shortcut.

If it still crashes around the main menu, load again, but click continue or
load game "quickly", not sure if it's a timing issue, but this Desktop
Composition thing seemed to be the problem for me. I don't even run the game
in Administrator or Windows XP mode.

Hope it works for you...
-A.

ps- If it doesn't remove your oblivion save folder and restart the Oblivion
Launcher (resets all settings to default).
 
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Locolions said:
I have a brand new Gateway with windows vista prem. and when i downloaded
oblivion every thing seemed to work well but every time i open the program
and click on play i get the message oblivion stopped working. I have no idea
what to do. I went to Best Buy and spoke to the geek squad and they were no
help.
PLEASE HELP!!!!!!
This comment isn't a suggestion of help, but rather a question.

I tried to install Elder Scrolls Oblivion (and this happens with other games
too), and when I go to play it, the game's screen gets split to the four
corners of the computer display. All corners end up opposite of where they
should be (top right to lower left, and etc.) with whole sections missing
from the middle (top to bottom and left to right) as a result.

While in this split up display, the mouse cursor is still there and still
works like it would if the sections were in their proper place; if you are
what is now the lower left of the screen with the cursor, and move it down,
it goes to the next proper section (the section directly above).

Because of the menus of some of the games this has happened to, I have been
able to select the game to play in a window instead of full screen, and made
them to work that way, but it is driving me nuts having to do this for all
the games this happens to (and it is alot). I have tried adjusting the
display resolution on the computer itself, but as soon as I start up the game
(if not already adjusted for operating in a window), the game resets to the
problem display style, and is basically unplayable.

I have tried setting the command lines (when I could find out what the maker
has said is the proper setting to work in a window), and that works, but I
miss full screen games. I have tried suggestions from the self help section
of Microsoft's website area, also to no solution: the suggestion of
disabling aeroglass, and also trying to run it in another OS emulation, and
both didn't work, I even tried them together. All of the other suggestions
look like they are for more along the lines of "the game doesn't work at all,
what can I do?", which isn't my problem. The games DO work, just the display
issue.
 
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Andy [YaYa]

I cannot get Oblivion to work on my Vista Ultimate x64 either, I have...
(--SNIP--)
(tried everything)
System Specs: No overclocking has been done.
Processor: AMD Athlon X2 64 6000+
RAM: 4GB DDR2 PC2 6400
Motherboard: Abit - NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI
Video Cards: x2 nVidia 8600 GTS 256MB w/Sli
HDD: x4 SATAII 500GB WD Caviar w/Raid 5
remove the oblivion.ini file or backup/rename the file.
(file found at Users\[username]\Documents\My Games\Oblivion)

Run the game again. If you carried any game settings over from a prevous OS
install, making oblivion re-detect everything again helps in this area.

There's some great tweak FAQs at http://www.tweakguides.com/Oblivion_1.html

Has links to all sorts of help with the game. I think it's safe to say
Oblivion is pretty high on the tweak/mod universe right now, if nothing you
find online helps respond here with more info.
 
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Andy [YaYa]

Now I get a message that says "Video hardware unrecognized. Video
quality settings defaulting to Medium Quality." The game starts to run,
I get through the initial few screens, then I get the famous "Oblivion
stopped working" pop-up.
Update your video card drivers, or post your system specs.
 
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Andy [YaYa]

Video Card Info: Dual EVGA nVidia 8600 GTS
GPU: G84
Revision: A2
Driver: Forceware 175.19

I updated the driver about 2 weeks ago, checked nVidia website today,
it's still the newest version out.
The game states that it does not recognize the card, however under
options, the 8600GTS appears in the video card slot.
New card wasn't around when Oblivion came out, it may not know what
settings to use, so it defaults to a lower setting, just adjust the video
settings higher until your FPS start to drop off a bit then bring it back
slightly for best performance. Your card can "maybe" go to high, though
don't make the resolution too high. Might try disabling SLI, see if that
makes a difference, but I'd guess Oblivion just doesn't know what cards
those are.

Update oblivion just in case, enjoy.
 
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Andy [YaYa]

Thanks for all your help Andy, but I am just going to VM XP Pro and run
it from there! :)
VM? Like in VMware?

I was unaware that VMware emulated high end video cards. Or do you mean
dual-boot? Dual-booting will work, but running WinXP Virtually won't allow
Oblivion to run, at least I don't think it would.
 

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