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kane and lynch crashes

Discussion in 'Games' started by a111087, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. a111087

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    ok,
    I waisted two hours trying to get this game to work. it just crashes to desktop after a few seconds in a menu. if you would read official forums, many are angry that eidos promised patch for such a long time, yet failed at keeping up with hopes of many.

    anyway. some say that updating xliveredistr would solve the problem, yet when i download a new version, it starts and quits just like the game :banghead::banghead::banghead: but the old distr works just fine when its already installed (if you would go and uninstall it from add/remove, then both versions will crash, so you would need to reinstall game from CD)
    next thing is run as admin... lol, if only that made any difference, but it doesn't... :shadedshu

    finally... here is something that actually had some positive effect - in DXDIAG, sound tab, bring acceleration to none. it makes sound in game just horrible, but it crashes far less (half of the time you can actually start the campaign and play first couple minutes, but it always crashes in garage that is assaulted by police.)


    I suspect audio drivers to be the reason and possibly those crazy xlive drivers (now downloading daniel_k ones), windows xp sp3 (there are some things that do not work opposed to sp2 or sp1), windows installer (quites installation randomly or when pressing browse, not always, but games like UT3 and Kane and lynch and that was INSANE!!!! :mad: i think that was the latest windows installer, so ...)


    and there you go... any advice?

    UPDATE: I finally got and installed, windows installer 4.5, may be it will let me to update xliveredistr
    UPDATE2: nope, can't update xlive.... still...
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    heh, who would have guessed? well, one guy on forums actually mentioned that sidewinder mouse creates problems in this game and readme file said that usb keyboards also might be the problem.
    so, i took out my good old mouse and replaced my sidewinder with it. TA-DA!!! it works like a charm, even with full sound acceleration. this is kinda retarded if you ask me.
    JrRacinFan says thanks.
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    That makes no sense to me..
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    JrRacinFan Served 5k and counting ...

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    You deserved a thanks from me for that one. I for the life of me could not get this game working a while ago. Now I see why.
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    lol, I still can't believe this. apparently there is something going on between this game and usb input devices.

    mods, you can rename this thread to "kane and lynch crash solution!!!" :D
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    No wonder!! Lol been searching for ages and wondering WHY it won't work... Thanks man now I'm off to get the DVD (gave it to a friend, who has having troubles making this to work too.) Whats with the game and usb port input devices?
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    none of this worked for me game still crashes but my board does not have ps/2 mouse port.

    P.S. puma99gkl that girl in your avatar is hot! how bout some nude pics!!! just kidding :p
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    yep, tried that before, only ps/2 mouse saved me :)
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    +1 :laugh:
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    it's works for me, u use the newest driver version from ATI?
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    The inputs for this game just suck ass :(

    If you are unlucky to have a USB keyboard with multimedia buttons the game will stutter for half a second every 2-3 seconds continually until you use a different keyboard :eek:
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    i got that on my Logitech UltraX keyboard but, that's not happening for me:)

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