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Topic Subject: Help on getting EE to start
posted 11-17-01 10:13 PM EDT (US)   
Installing EE went perfectly fine. I have directX 8.1 and i have the patch. Whenever i click on EE to start it, it just won't launch. When i ctrl alt delete it says EE is running though. I have minimum requirements. Well, im pretty sure i have 350 mhz (says it when comp is starting) but for some reason when i run DXdiag it says my comp is 347 mhz which i found weird but oh well. Can anyone tell me why EE won't run?
posted 11-17-01 10:30 PM EDT (US)     1 / 13  
wich card do you have???...
posted 11-17-01 10:32 PM EDT (US)     2 / 13  
Voodoo 2 3d accelerator
posted 11-17-01 10:37 PM EDT (US)     3 / 13  
i don't know too much that card but i can tell you that you need a 3D card with unleast 8 mb , can be PCI or AGP , i got some kind the same problem but with the demo...
tell me how much your card have ( mb ) .....
posted 11-17-01 10:41 PM EDT (US)     4 / 13  
12 MB Voodoo 2 3d accelerator. The beta and demo both ran fine.
posted 11-17-01 10:48 PM EDT (US)     5 / 13  
you should check your drives........
check the bit resolution ( 16 bits )
also the monitor ( VGA ) supporting 1024 x 768
check the requirements and see what's your problem , maybe you don't have something or is bad configurate........

posted 11-18-01 03:28 PM EDT (US)     6 / 13  
Do you even give EE a chance to start, or do you expect it to start immediately?

On my 1 Ghz Athlon, it takes about 7 seconds for the splash screen to show, so on your 350 mhz (suppresses laughter) I'm guessing it could take up to a minute.

But seriously, if you really plan on getting into this game, I suggest a serious system upgrade.

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posted 11-18-01 07:32 PM EDT (US)     7 / 13  
ok ok i know my comp completely sucks and im getting a new one soon when i have the money but for now i just need to get this damn game to work. Yes, i waited like 2 minutes and it doesn't launch. Does anyone know how to fix this?
posted 11-18-01 08:34 PM EDT (US)     8 / 13  
im having the same exact problem, for 1 thing, the card u have now is not supported, i got a new card today, installed it, and it still dont work, but i dont think i installed the card right. but its your card.

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posted 11-18-01 09:15 PM EDT (US)     9 / 13  
Well thanks for finally figuring out what was wrong. This really sucks though. Anyone know how much it is for a new card that will work? Im guessing I have to buy a whole new one. I just want a crappy cheap one that will work since im getting a whole new comp soon anyways.

[This message has been edited by ME_DarknesS (edited 11-18-2001 @ 09:20 PM).]

posted 11-18-01 09:43 PM EDT (US)     10 / 13  
Yeah...the Voodoo2 isn't supported. Upgrade all your hardware drivers. (Installing my sound card drivers got the beta to work for me)
Other than that I don't know what to say.

when i run DXdiag it says my comp is 347 mhz

That's not surprising. CPUs aren't manufactured for a specific clock speed. They make a bunch of 'em and test the clock speed and whatever it's closest to is what they're sold as.

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posted 11-18-01 10:36 PM EDT (US)     11 / 13  
Tonto Z is right about the clock speed.

I'm about to make a thread describing an analogy between a car with a bad starter and EE.

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posted 11-18-01 10:48 PM EDT (US)     12 / 13  
Well I know my comp sucks and I am getting a new one as soon as I can but for now if I can just get a new video card or something for very little money I think I will. But otherwise I will just wait for a new computer bit I would rather get this game working now if anyone can tell me exactly what I need.
posted 11-18-01 11:50 PM EDT (US)     13 / 13  
well the question to me right now is is this worth upgrading whne in a few months im getting a new computer. Do I need a whole new video card (I have a STB velocity 128) or just a new 3d accelerator (I have a voodoo 2) and how cheap can I get this?
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