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Won't stay in the menu for more then 5 seconds without crashing.

I was hoping someone could help me out. This is for my friend since he thinks he can fix it by himself but he can't, and he won't make any threads asking for help. Decided to play DoD again, so we both download it, mine works fine but his doesn't. Everytime he starts the game it loads the menu then auto crashes. Don't really know what to do to fix it, and I only found one other thread on the web about this. It said to delete the clientregistry.blob, but that didn't fix it either. He has XP btw, and CS1.6 works fine.

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    Have you tried re-installing the game?
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    Deleted all the files, deleted local content, all of that and no success.
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    I would look for the error/dump files, also check the system logs to about the time this happened, and see if the logs caught anything significant. Then go from there.

    Also you can attempt to verify the cache to make sure no files are missing. To do So;
    -Open Steam
    -Right Click on the DOD:S under the library tab(Games tab)
    -Click on properties
    -Once the properties dialog comes up, click Local Files
    -Then Click

    Hopefully your friend can find a solution and I wouldn't reinstall until you exhaust every other option first, considering downloading is a bitch.
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    I would look for the error/dump files, also check the system logs to about the time this happened, and see if the logs caught anything significant. Then go from there.

    Also you can attempt to verify the cache to make sure no files are missing. To do So;
    -Open Steam
    -Right Click on the DOD:S under the library tab(Games tab)
    -Click on properties
    -Once the properties dialog comes up, click Local Files
    -Then Click

    Hopefully your friend can find a solution and I wouldn't reinstall until you exhaust every other option first, considering downloading is a bitch.

    Will have to wait for him to get on to tell him. Plus, he brags about having 800kb/s+ speed downloading off steam, yet his ping is 90's at best rofl.
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    800kb/s is like average via steam...
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    I only get around my max of 370, but then again that's my max for any download, plus my lowest ping is around 30.
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    Still no luck.
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    I did some looking out of boredom and found this.
    Found @ Steampowered.com/forums

    DEP (Data Execution Prevention) - ....microsoft ppc....
    I added steam.exe and HL.exe for DOD into DEP exeptions and the game starts!
    Please, try it!


    I'll provide two different tutorials for you, I can't test either so hopefully this works.

    How to add exceptions to Windows XP DEP
    Click here to view

    If you choose this one I would add the steam.exe and the hl.exe in the DOD directory to the exceptions list.

    Or a quicker way you can try this
    zhnzhnzhn @ steampowered.com/forums

    1. Click Start, click Run, type sysdm.cpl, and then click OK.

    2. On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings.

    3. On the Data Execution Prevention tab, use the following procedures: Turn on DEP for essential Windows programs and services only

    4. Reboot. AND YOU'RE DONE !!!


    I believe the only difference is in the first tutorial, you would actually add the exceptions for Steam and hl.exe, and the second one you would restrict the DEP to only essential windows programs and services.

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