The Game Modding Community - Since 2001

Quake 4 on Vista??

A Forum Thread for Quake 4

Quake 4 crashes on vista

Hey People. Just got a new pc with Vista 32-bit hp and decided to install Q4. When i Installed it a message came up indicating a known compatibility issue so i downloaded the latest patch (bet-141) and set it to run as admin and to run in xp sp2 compatibility. Seemed fine on the first cutscene for about a minute at which point the game froze and i had to quit to desktop via task manager where i found a message saying Quake 4 has stopped working. My system spec is C2D e6600 @2.996 ghz, 4gb ddr2 pc6400 @900 mhz and bfg geforce 8800gtx 768 mb Any help at all will be much appreciated and sorry about my grammer.

Posts

  • 11y
    Rokusho avatar
    Rokusho Joined 12y ago
    Offline
    Update the drivers for the graphic card?
    Will map for food. avatar
    Mantra
    Will map for food.
  • 11y
    -=raVen=- avatar
    -=raVen=- Joined 13y ago
    Offline
    703 points Ranked 6995th
    I just did that im gonna try it and c what happens
    As I close my eyes I feel it a avatar
    Mantra
    As I close my eyes I feel it a
  • 11y
    -=raVen=- avatar
    -=raVen=- Joined 13y ago
    Offline
    703 points Ranked 6995th
    Its still the same :(
    As I close my eyes I feel it a avatar
    Mantra
    As I close my eyes I feel it a
  • 11y
    Xtreme avatar
    Xtreme Joined 11y ago
    Offline
    Just take a program to allow you switching the running system when you are logged in... Well i think that won't resolve the problem, the only way to fix that is take another HD, put XP in it and all the games you can't run on vista.
     avatar
    Mantra
  • 11y
    blackop773643 avatar
    blackop773643 Joined 13y ago
    Offline
    24,803 points Ranked 181st
    3 medals 1 legendary 1 rare
    • Submitted 50 Maps Medal icon
    • Submitted 20 Maps Medal icon
    • Submitted 5 Maps Medal icon
    I believe it may be a problem with OPENGL, the 3d rendering of Quake IV. Go do a windows update and make sure your up to date.
     avatar
    Mantra
  • 11y
    S.T.A.R.S Punisher avatar
    S.T.A.R.S Punisher Joined 13y ago
    Offline
    252 points Ranked 16170th
    Posted by Rynier Thats what you get with Windows Vista, nahh i don't know but they say Windows Vista has so many glitches....
    Half the people that say Vista has so many glitches have never even tried it, I haven't experienced one glitch yet!
    Blaarrg.
  • 11y
    Melicon avatar
    Melicon Joined 13y ago
    Offline
    5,337 points Ranked 914th
    12 medals 1 legendary 1 rare
    • 10 years a member Medal icon
    • 6 years a member Medal icon
    • Became a Club Leader Medal icon
    • Reached 1,000 Points Medal icon
    • Reached 2,500 Points Medal icon
    • One month a member Medal icon
    I am yet to have any problems with vista.......and I run quake 4 as well....
    Lurking CSC
  • 11y
    -=raVen=- avatar
    -=raVen=- Joined 13y ago
    Offline
    703 points Ranked 6995th
    Posted by blkdrgn I am yet to have any problems with vista.......and I run quake 4 as well....
    Apart from quake 4 same here...even stalker runs at 60-70 fps everything maxed out. Btw do you have a ati or nvidia card?
    As I close my eyes I feel it a avatar
    Mantra
    As I close my eyes I feel it a
  • 11y
    Melicon avatar
    Melicon Joined 13y ago
    Offline
    5,337 points Ranked 914th
    12 medals 1 legendary 1 rare
    • 10 years a member Medal icon
    • 6 years a member Medal icon
    • Became a Club Leader Medal icon
    • Reached 1,000 Points Medal icon
    • Reached 2,500 Points Medal icon
    • One month a member Medal icon
    I use a 7950 gt And have you tried running it in compatibility for XP??
    Lurking CSC
  • 11y
    Eraser avatar
    Eraser Joined 14y ago
    Offline
    4,410 points Ranked 1120th
    60-70 fps with an 8800gtx... lol..
    MY AVATAR IS IRRELEVANT AGAIN!
  • 11y
    nightfireivey avatar
    nightfireivey Joined 12y ago
    Offline
    15,973 points Ranked 276th
    10 medals 1 legendary 1 rare
    • 10 years a member Medal icon
    • 6 years a member Medal icon
    • Reached 1,000 Points Medal icon
    • Reached 2,500 Points Medal icon
    • Reached 7,500 Points Medal icon
    • One month a member Medal icon
    Try right clicking on the Quake 4 icon or install go to properties and look for compatibility then press a check on the run on compatibility, and scroll down to the newest windows version. .
    In Soviet Russia Grenade Prope avatar
    Mantra
    In Soviet Russia Grenade Prope
  • 11y
    Markworth avatar
    Markworth Joined 11y ago
    Offline
    12,350 points Ranked 370th
    There's a program called GLDirect which reroutes OpenGL into DirectX. It comes in a free limited demo. I would suggest trying it and buying it if it works. It's pretty cheap and is only going to help later on if it works. I have no clue if it will work properly on Vista. Your video card should be able to handle the pixel shader conversion mode without any trouble as long as nothing broken comes up as supported.
    Old is the new new
  • 11y
    Soviet1942 avatar
    Soviet1942 Joined 12y ago
    Offline
    23,666 points Ranked 194th
    My cousin switched back to XP because Vista handled Quake 4 horrible.
    Supa Sexay avatar
    Mantra
    Supa Sexay
  • 11y
    Melicon avatar
    Melicon Joined 13y ago
    Offline
    5,337 points Ranked 914th
    12 medals 1 legendary 1 rare
    • 10 years a member Medal icon
    • 6 years a member Medal icon
    • Became a Club Leader Medal icon
    • Reached 1,000 Points Medal icon
    • Reached 2,500 Points Medal icon
    • One month a member Medal icon
    Runs fine for me........played the other day in fact.
    Lurking CSC
  • 11y
    -=raVen=- avatar
    -=raVen=- Joined 13y ago
    Offline
    703 points Ranked 6995th
    Posted by Eraser 60-70 fps with an 8800gtx... lol..
    whats wrong with that?? i got vsynch enabled so it wont go any higher
    As I close my eyes I feel it a avatar
    Mantra
    As I close my eyes I feel it a
  • 11y
    -=raVen=- avatar
    -=raVen=- Joined 13y ago
    Offline
    703 points Ranked 6995th
    For future reference 2 all i tried it in win xp compatibility and also selected run as administrator. Markworth thanks for the suggestion ill try that next month as im on i download limit ( :( ) which ive already exceeded for this month. i also managed to get it to run for about 1 min longer (up till the point the first enemy appears) before it exited to desktop. Btw, isnt prey on a modified version of the same engine? if so how come i can run that fine? i think ill see if i can find my copy of d3 and test that out. F****** vista. :P thank for your advice so far guys
    As I close my eyes I feel it a avatar
    Mantra
    As I close my eyes I feel it a
  • 11y
    -=raVen=- avatar
    -=raVen=- Joined 13y ago
    Offline
    703 points Ranked 6995th
    Posted by Loyen_
    Posted by Punisher113
    Posted by Rynier Thats what you get with Windows Vista, nahh i don't know but they say Windows Vista has so many glitches....
    Half the people that say Vista has so many glitches have never even tried it, I haven't experienced one glitch yet!
    Many people said XP sucked when it got released cause of bad drivers and all... We'll see what's happening. :)
    Vista will sort it self out in time. the question is how long?
    As I close my eyes I feel it a avatar
    Mantra
    As I close my eyes I feel it a
  • 11y
    Rokusho avatar
    Rokusho Joined 12y ago
    Offline
    Well, knowing that it is Microsoft, not until the problem becomes very serious. Give it 3-4 month's. Though chances are, all these compatability and driver's issues won't be sorted for up to 6 month's.
    Will map for food. avatar
    Mantra
    Will map for food.
  • 11y
    kannoe avatar
    kannoe Joined 12y ago
    Offline
    108,637 points Ranked 28th
    Lol. I have Vista. I can't even install the game :S This is what I do: -Getting up from my wheelchair. -Pick up the Quake 4 cover -Open the DVD room -Place the DVD into the DVD room -Closing the DVD room -Waiting -Getting this Autodrive or what the heck it's called. -Black screen -I'm getting pissed off. -Once again, getting up from the wheelchair. -Brakes the key-board/screen Well, my answer is: Nope... Quake ain't working here...
     avatar
    Mantra

Embed

Share banner
Image URL:
HTML embed code:
BB embed code:
Markdown embed code:

Author

-=raVen=- avatar
-=raVen=- Joined 13y ago
Offline
703 points Ranked 6995th

-=raVen=-
Sign up to access this!
Sign up to access this!
Sign up to access this!

Game

Sign up to access this!

Category

Share

  • Share on Reddit
  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Google+

Stats

  • 5,372 Views
  • 19 Posts
  • 11y Submitted
  • 11y Modified

Attention Gamer! Mascot

GameBanana is one of the oldest mod sites on the net. Sign up and maximize your browsing experience.

  • Subscribe: Get notified of new submissions like this.
  • Say Thanks: Show your appreciation - send modders points.
  • Post: Give modders your thoughts on their work.
  • Vote: Help your favorite modders win monthly awards.
  • Flag: Alert moderators and warn members of problems with mods.
  • Watch: Get notified when mods are updated.

Interested? Sign up now!

Already a Bananite? Login

bcp.crwdcntrl.net tracking pixel