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Offline [archive] Humorguy

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Game doesn't start - does not seem to like my soundcards!
« on: March 16, 2008, 09:29:00 am »
                Decided to play Vampire Bloodlines again on my new AMD 5600+ dual core 2gb ram 8600GT PC and could not get it to go past the intro screens! I reinstalled DirectX, installed the 1.2 patch, installed the 1.2-4.9 patch and always the same. Back to desktop after the intro movies (which play fine!)
 I unistalled and reinstalled the game to different folders and different drives and still no joy. I tried the 3D Analyzer, but again no joy. I tried the 'safe' load, no joy!
 What I tried next was switching off my RealTek onboard sound (which works with everything else - even DOS games!) and installed my Soundblaster Live soundcard.  Still no joy! I then uninstalled the soundblaster drivers and, forgetting to switch on my RealTek I ran the game. It worked! No sound of course! I then switched my RealTek on and game wouldn't start again.
 So what I have found, is if I have no soundcard active, the game will play, but with no sound. As soon as I have an active soundcard, Soundblaster or RealTek, the game won't even start!
 Any one have any answers to this quandary? I am at my wits end!


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