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Bug #4970
Bug synopsis: Game frezzes when running on windows XP.
Reported against: ADOM 1.1.1
Operating system: Windows XP
Submitted on: 2004-01-17, 23:12:57
Submitted by: Jeremiah
Bug state: in progress
Bug description: The game frezzes after about 10 mintunes of play. I a running a clean install of Xp without the updates. I diable my screen saver and turned the power saver off. I tried ending all back ground process expect the ones needed for windows to work. I tried setting Compatibility mode for Win 98 & 95 and running in 256 color. The winbeta4 runs but I am unable to get full screen and have been playing it windowed. I don't know if this is really a bug or if it is a setting I don't know about.
Bug evaluation: No evaluation so far.
Comments (589): I was playing ADOM myself with XP pro, and it suddenly froze up, and nothing worked on my PC, and suddenly I got an "Unkown Error" messages, and when cold rebooting, my RAID array messed up fully and I had to reconfigure my RAID and resinall everything. *shrugs* I was going to submit this myself, but decided not to, as I didn't know if ADOM did it or not, but as you had a similar freeze-up, perhaps it was related...

-- Adam Ruggieri (2005-01-06, 01:33:21)
Yes, I've WinXP Professional myself. The very same thing happens. And even before the game freezes, it works dreadfully slowly. Well, the later versions of Windows systems work worse and worse with older (i.e. DOS) programs. Most games don't work at all or work slowly and produce weird effects. Until someone comes up with a good solution, I'd say playing in DOS is the best solution for now. I've 2 physical drives, I installed DOS 6.22 (downloaded via Kazaa) on the secondary one and use a startup CD to run it without switching the HD to the "MASTER" mode. Works perfectly. No WinAmp musical background is possible, though :(. Annoying, but still...

-- PORCO (2005-01-20, 16:00:40)

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-- lCm5zk02eQ (2006-02-08, 09:23:56)
A possible workaround: Try running the DOS version, either under DosBox (a DOS emulator) or straight frim WinXP. In my case, the DOS version works perfectly even without DOSBox.

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