resistance crash on my computer not really randomly. It's a long story :
I have ofp, ofp gold add-on and resistance. They are all officials (and not so cheap) versions.
Before the 1.90 patch ofp crash one time a week (a very good window's software crash rate). With the 1.90 the frequency become 1 time a day (a normal window's software
So i update all i can : sound card, video, the famous VIA chipset drivers. Nice ! Some of my others games (like Europa Universalis 2) who had little crash problems worked perfect.
But my "one of the 10 best game in the history of computer games" (ofp is a shorter name) still crashed. All stay this state (1 time a day is an acceptable crash rate).
The 1.91 path arrived : Installation, play, mission edition and ... crash. Again : play, mission edition and ... crash. Again : Play and ... crash
So after 10 minutes of pure adrenaline and running/crashing : Scandisk, defrag, windows update, looking for new new Drivers, reading Forums, trying 1000 combination of drivers, directx version, complete software reinstall with and without addons, complete windows reinstall (one of the 10 best in the world, when you love you don't count), again drivers combination, directX 8,9,10,11, etc..., etc...
And you know what : except for the other games i used for testing the configuration nothing change : running, playing and suddenly crashing.
Other things i try : cut off the antivirus (nod 32), cut off the firewall (zonealarm), remove the sound drivers. All those things didn't nothing. It still crash.
How it crash :
when i am in the editor and click the left button of the mouse
when i am in a game and click the left button again
when i do absolutly nothing - no key press, no mouse moving, nothing - (multiplayer waiting stage or main screen for example) it crash in about 2 or 3 minutes. When i play it works longer. I can play sometimes 2 or 3 missions before it crash. The editor is the less stable function now.
When OFP crash it's a very clean exit. I can rerun the game immediatly, there is no zombies dll or other dirty things. It has no impact on the stability (it crash at the same speed) and i can run any game i want after it crashed.
On the flashpoint.rpt the adress of the crash point (a nice new name for my favourite game) is never the same and they are not in the same "range" (like a randomly crash).
The system :
98SE/SBPCI128/GEForce4MMX440/Athlon700/128Mo/5GO free for the swap if ofp need it/DirectX9 not usefull but i don't want to go back to 8.1 it changed nothing
All the drivers are now up to date. All the other games i used worked perfect. Only OFP crash and it never happened this frequency before 1.90 and specially before 1.91.
I have a theory (certainly the only bad thing i do with the reinstall) : i reinstall OFP/OFP gold addon/Resistance and then put the 1.91 patch. I didn't apply the 1.46 before the installation of Resistance. I don't think it is related but if it can help you to help me...
When i launch resistance from the cd or from the shortcut it is the same.
I AM NOT HAPPY AND I AM NOT GOING TO PREORDER OFP2 NOR BUY IT IF MY OLD OFP IS MYSTERIOUSLY AND SUDDENLY BROKEN.